News archive from 1 April 2014, page 13

Singapore index rises on banks, OCBC up after acquisition

OCBC was in the spotlight after it made an offer to buy Wing Hang Bank for $4.95 billion, in a deal that would give the Singapore lender a much sought-after gateway to the Greater China region. More than 7.3 million shares of OCBC were traded as of...

 
Jobs boost as new pharmacy opens its doors

Jobs boost as new pharmacy opens its doors

The launch of a new pharmacy has brought with it six new jobs. LloydsPharmacy, in Victoria Road East, Thornton, officially opened its doors on Thursday thanks to two of the village’s residents, Irene and Ron Rhodes, pictured. The manager of the new...

 
Will Liverpool's fairy tale season have a happy ending?

Will Liverpool's fairy tale season have a happy ending?

As the Liverpool players applauded their fans’ support at the final whistle on Sunday, the Kop let out a bellowing roar of determination to turn this Premier League dream into reality. The noise at Anfield was cranked up a notch, with the tense and...

Metro, 06:47 in Sport
 
Pressure? Liverpool are laughing their way to the Premier League title

Pressure? Liverpool are laughing their way to the Premier League title

They said it was the game when the pressure would get to Liverpool. They said Brendan Rodgers’ side had found it easy because no one expected them to do well, and that as soon as the Premier League trophy was in sight they would panic. They've said a...

Metro, 06:47 in Sport
 
Do you know an inspirational child like Max?

Do you know an inspirational child like Max?

Little hero Max Cole is to meet royalty - after scooping a Star Superkids award last year. The eight-year-old was one of the 2013 prize winners after he saved his gran when she slipped into a diabetic coma. And after his actions were highlighted...

 
COURT RESULTS: The latest cases before Boston magistrates

COURT RESULTS: The latest cases before Boston magistrates

Here's the latest register of cases heard at Boston Magistrates' Court... Theft Casey Kenneth Bloom, 22, of Edwin Street, Boston. At Boston, three offences of theft of a joint of pork to the value of £6.59 belonging to Co-op Stores, West Street,...

 

Drone Crashes Near Disputed Korean Border

An unmanned drone has crashed on a South Korean island close to the disputed maritime border with the communist North. More follows...

 
Doctors warn over Scotland’s health inequalities

Doctors warn over Scotland’s health inequalities

THERE are still "significant challenges" to overcome in tackling Scotland's "stubbornly persistent" health inequalities, doctors' leaders have warned. The British Medical Association (BMA) in Scotland is calling for integrated...

Scotsman, 06:54 in Health
 

Sophie cancer debate set for Parliament

Campaigners calling for a debate over cervical cancer testing have made more vital progress following the tragic death of Merseyside teenager Sophie Jones. Next Tuesday Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee will hear from Liverpool MP Steve...

 

Bedroom tax brings year of misery to Liverpool

Merseysiders struggling to pay the bedroom tax are £18m behind with the rent on the first anniversary of the hated benefit cut being brought in. As well as financial woes, hard-up tenants have lost homes, have had to give up pets, battled with...

 
TRAVEL: Lincolnshire roads clear

TRAVEL: Lincolnshire roads clear

Lincolnshire's roads are clear this morning ahead of the morning rush hour. No incidents have been reported to emergency services and traffic is flowing freely. We will update this article throughout the day.

 
Amazing dogs trained to text owners at Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Amazing dogs trained to text owners at Jerry Green Dog Rescue

A new training programme pioneered at the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre at Broughton is teaching the canine in-mates new skills to help them get re-homed more quickly. Amazed staff at Broughton have seen dogs trained to answer the phone, text their...

 
Man whose face was rebuilt after four-storey hotel balcony fall thanks 'life-savers'

Man whose face was rebuilt after four-storey hotel balcony fall thanks 'life-savers'

PIONEERING surgeons rebuilt a man's face after he fell four storeys from a hotel balcony. Jon Fenton was on holiday in Spain when he slipped and fell, shattering the bones in his face and breaking all of his limbs. Staff at the Queen's Medical Centre...

 

Troubled Nottingham bar loses its licence

A HOCKLEY bar has had its licence revoked after a spate of antisocial behaviour and disorder - including a stabbing. Nottingham City Council's licensing panel voted for the action against the Coco Lounge, in George Street. City council leader Jon...

 

Disturbed mum who killed baby daughter awaits sentence

A MUM will be sentenced on April 16 for killing her seven-month-old baby. Amy Black, of Bestwood Park, drowned her baby daughter Zoe, then dumped the body on wasteland at the back of her home. Black, 40, will learn her fate at Nottingham Crown Court...

 


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