News archive from 2 February 2018

Missing Riyad Mahrez? Leicester hitman Jamie Vardy flies high in training as Foxes prepare for Swansea

There was little sign that Jamie Vardy was missing his AWOL strike partner Riyad Mahrez in training on Friday afternoon. The Algerian has been fined £200,000 by Leicester for missing training, claiming not to be in the right frame of mind following a...

Daily Mail, 16:05 in Sport
 

Crystal Palace have no plans to ditch pre-match cheerleaders 'The Crystals' after moves from Formula One...

Crystal Palace intend to stand by their pre-match cheerleaders The Crystals despite the moves by Formula One and the Professional Darts Corporation decisions to end their relationship with 'grid girls' and 'walk-on girls'. The Crystals, a glamorous...

Daily Mail, 16:05 in Sport
 

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez hits out at Anderlecht after they pull out of £13m deal for striker Aleksandar...

Rafa Benitez has hit back at Anderlecht after they pulled out of a deadline-day loan move for Aleksandar Mitrovic despite the player travelling to Brussels. The Serbian striker was all set to rejoin the club he left for Newcastle in a £13million deal...

Daily Mail, 16:05 in Sport
 

Steve Bruce reveals why Aston Villa have not offered Alan Hutton a new contract

Steve Bruce has confirmed Aston Villa are NOT in a position to offer Alan Hutton a new contract due to their ongoing battle with Financial Fair Play. Hutton, 33, has been in excellent form for Villa this season and Bruce has selected him from the...

 

Doncaster built steam loco Silver Lady town's latest celeb after Channel Four TV show

First there was Flying Scotsman and Mallard - and now there is another name to add to the list of iconic Doncaster-built steam engines. It may only be around a foot long, but the new name on the list is Silver Lady, after the steam-powered radio...

 
Maldives ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed to contest elections

Maldives ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed to contest elections

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has told the BBC he will return from exile to contest elections. His decision comes a day after the Supreme Court cleared him of terrorism charges and said his trial in 2015 was "politically...

BBC, 16:05 in World News
 

'Humanifesto' launch hears stories of 'Leeds Poverty Truth'

The realities of living on a low income in Leeds were laid bare at an event aiming to improve understanding and challenge stereotypes. Participants in the second Leeds Poverty Truth Commission gathered today to reveal its Humanifesto, stating that...

 

Sutton man to be sentenced for underage sex offences

A Sutton man who tried to meet what he believed was a 13-year-old girl for sex will be sentenced later this month. Brent Dickens, 31, of Eastfield Side, entered guilty pleas to three offences at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, when he appeared via...

 

Sutton drink driver jailed after booze mission

A boozer who drove through Sutton to buy more alcohol in the early hours of the morning and was seen weaving across the road by the police has been jailed. Miroslav Jakubison’s Vauxhall Corsa was followed from Priestsic Road, where he was seen...

 

Tory and Labour politicians clash over plans to shut Derbyshire centres

A top Labour councillor has accused the Tory leader of Derbyshire County Council (DCC) of distributing 'fake news like Donald Trump'. Anne Western made the comment about Barry Lewis after he uncovered a document which revealed that Labour planned to...

 
When do the clocks go forward 2018 and why do they change in the spring?

When do the clocks go forward 2018 and why do they change in the spring?

January is over finally but the nights are still dark and gloomy, however, next month there will be light at the end of tunnel (no pun intended) as we embark on British Summer Time (BST). It will soon be time for us all to adjust our watches and...

Metro, 16:08 in Lifestyle
 
Parents who suffer late miscarriages should be allowed to register baby, says Jeremy Hunt

Parents who suffer late miscarriages should be allowed to register baby, says Jeremy Hunt

Parents who suffer a late miscarriage may be allowed to register their babies in the future. Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to give parents new rights to certify their children on official records. Currently only children defined...

Metro, 16:08 in Hot News
 
Dundee postman stole birthday cards for two years

Dundee postman stole birthday cards for two years

A postman who stole dozens of greetings cards and other items he thought may contain money has been given a community sentence. Paul Heaney was caught when suspicious managers put two fake birthday cards into the system in the delivery office in...

BBC, 16:08 in Regional
 

Leaderless and losing - Lib Dem's upset Labour in late Sunderland leader's seat

The Liberal Democrats have stunned Sunderland’s Labour establishment with a by-election upset triggered by the death of the council leader. Voters in Pallion went to the polls on Feburary 1 after Paul Watson, who held the ward for Labour since 1997,...

 

Hunt for predatory trio who left Newcastle casino worker afraid to go out at night

Surrounded and attacked by three strangers on a dark Newcastle street, Amy Dees has been left afraid to go out at night alone. The once outgoing former casino valet says the assault happened while she was taking a break from work in the city centre...

 


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