News archive from 2 May 2014

Watch: 'Evil' terrorist who plotted to bomb Mersey mosques plays computer game in Nazi outfit

Playing computer games while dressed in a Nazi outfit and drinking white wine, this is the vile fanatic who plotted to blow up Merseyside mosques with home-made gunpowder. Click below to watch the video: Ian Forman, 42, whose obsession with Hitler saw...

 

Elderly couple released from car accident by firefighters

Congestion on two major routes followed an accident on the outskirts of Chester involving a car described as being precariously balanced. The incident happened just after 1pm on Thursday (May 1) when the small saloon, a Volkswagen Up, left the road...

 

Anglesey Council to consider large-scale wind turbine

Anglesey Council is set to discuss a plan for a large wind turbine at Anglesey which has received objections. Anglesey council has received plans to erect a turbine which would stand more than 27 meters at its maximum height at Plas Newydd, Rhosybol....

 
AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer bid as US pharma giant courts UK government

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer bid as US pharma giant courts UK government

Pfizer has raised its offer for AstraZeneca. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA AstraZeneca has wasted little time in rejecting a new takeover bid worth £64bn from Pfizer, after its US rival took the battle straight to 10 Downing Street. David Cameron...

Guardian, 14:38 in Business
 

Wages not paid as town centre eatery closes its doors

CalienteSHOCKED staff at a Spanish-themed wine bar were left hundreds of pounds out of pocket when its owner shut its doors and declared: "I have run out of money - I can't afford to pay you'. Workers at Caliente, in High Street, Burton, were...

 
Orchard Park's Gorthorpe and Kinthorpe tower blocks to be demolished after Hull City Council U-turn

Orchard Park's Gorthorpe and Kinthorpe tower blocks to be demolished after Hull City Council U-turn

THE two remaining tower blocks on Hull's Orchard Park estate are to be demolished after a U-turn by city councillors. Two years ago, cabinet councillors agreed to retain the high-rise Gorthorpe and Kinthorpe flats and include them in a new £15.3m...

 
Man robbed on Frodingham footbridge

Man robbed on Frodingham footbridge

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was robbed on Frodingham footbridge in Scunthorpe. Humberside Police say the incident happened at around 8pm on Tuesday, April 29 on Station Road. Police say a 38-year-old man was walking alone along...

 

David Cameron launches election campaign in North Staffordshire at JCB Chatterley Valley warehouse

PRIME Minister David Cameron launched the Conservatives' election campaign in North Staffordshire this morning. Mr Cameron delivered a speech to party members at JCB World Logistics, at the Blue Planet warehouse in Chatterley Valley. The PM said JCB...

 
Animal photobomb: Has this Lincoln family captured the greatest ever?

Animal photobomb: Has this Lincoln family captured the greatest ever?

Lincoln dad Robert Inman got an extra surprise for his 30th birthday - when a cheeky stingray photobombed family snaps taken during a day out at The Deep in Hull. Click here for the top ten funny animal photobombs Emily and Robert Inman took their son...

 
Son stole £6,700 from dad's bank accounts to fund serious drug addictions

Son stole £6,700 from dad's bank accounts to fund serious drug addictions

A SON who callously betrayed his father's trust and systematically plundered more than £6,700 from his bank accounts to fund a serious drug addiction has apologised. He repeatedly withdrew cash after being trusted with a company credit card and also...

 
Independent shops join Phlok loyalty scheme

Independent shops join Phlok loyalty scheme

A group of independent businesses in Ripon have launched the new Phlok loyalty scheme in the city. Various activities took place throughout the city at the participating businesses on Saturday, April 26, with help from Bob the Builder and the team...

 
Social media warning over Leeds teacher murder trial

Social media warning over Leeds teacher murder trial

A judge has issued a stark warning to social media users not to prejudice the case of a 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing teacher Ann Maguire to death in her classroom. Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said serious consequences could follow for individuals...

 
AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

UK drugs firm AstraZeneca has rejected the new takeover offer from Pfizer. The US company had earlier raised the price it was offering for AstraZeneca to the equivalent of £50 a share, valuing the firm at £63bn. But Astra said the new terms offered...

BBC, 14:38 in Business
 
Deadline looms for the best in the business

Deadline looms for the best in the business

Is your business flourishing no matter what the tough economic environment throws at it? The Express is looking to celebrate the success stories of companies with our annual business awards. For a fourth year we will hold a glittering awards ceremony...

 
Bishop Wilton Show saved after new location is found

Bishop Wilton Show saved after new location is found

Fears that an historic family-friendly show may not go ahead this year have been quashed after organisers managed to find a new site to hold the annual event. Organisers of the Bishop Wilton Show have had a tense start to 2014 trying to find a...

 


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