News archive from 4 January 2017

Swadlincote mum thanks those who donated to help her son breathe easier after severe asthma attack

Swadlincote mum thanks those who donated to help her son breathe easier after severe asthma attack

The mother of a young football fan who nearly died due to his serve asthma has thanked everyone who donated to help them get equipment to help him breathe easier. George Smith was rushed to Burton's Queen's Hospital just a week before Christmas after...

 
VIDEO: Furious Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez blasts team-mates after late Bournemouth draw

VIDEO: Furious Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez blasts team-mates after late Bournemouth draw

The Chilean got Arsenal's comeback started when he reacted quickest to a flick on by Olivier Giroud and headed past Artur Boruc. Lucas Perez and Giroud then sealed the fightback to earn a late draw. But, after the final whistle, Sanchez was far from...

 

Championship promotion odds: Every team's chances rated including third placed team at 6/1

Newcastle and Brighton are heavy favourites to reach the Premier League this season but the Championship odds don't seem to be backing one in-form side gunning for promotion. The playoffs can be a lottery at times but after the Magpies slip against...

 

Traffic delays in Northampton town centre on first day of three month-long gas mains works

Slow traffic is congesting a main route out of Northampton on the first day of works that will last until April. Horse Market, near the St Peter's Way roundabout, has one lane closed while National Grid carry out gas main replacement work. Live...

 

New zebra crossing for Northamptonshire primary school after year-long campaign

Children in Northamptonshire now have safer route to school thanks to a zebra crossing... which may also keep errant school-run parents in check. Pitsford Primary School pupils welcomed a new zebra crossing outside their school gates following an...

 

Saints star supporting Wellingborough charity during testimonial season

A Saints star will be supporting a charity set up in memory of a little girl who died aged just five during his testimonial season. Stephen Myler has been at Northampton Saints for 10 years and won his 300th cap for the team with the away win at...

 
Live breaking news, weather and traffic updates around Nottinghamshire on Wednesday, January 4

Live breaking news, weather and traffic updates around Nottinghamshire on Wednesday, January 4

Good morning and welcome to our live blog on Wednesday, January 4. We'll be taking you through breaking news, posting updates as they happen and looking at some of the biggest stories from around the region. You'll also get up to the minute traffic...

 
Beggar's court bill for asking police officer for money

Beggar's court bill for asking police officer for money

A beggar got a month to pay a £175 bill for asking a passing police officer for money. Michael Hunter, 48, failed to attend Nottingham Magistrates' Court and was found guilty of begging on Long Row on May 13 last year. Neil Hollett, prosecuting, said...

 
Driver locked up after he almost hit child in Aspley

Driver locked up after he almost hit child in Aspley

Dangerous driver Chase Davis gave up the chase and handed himself in after he almost hit a boy during after a terrifying high-speed police pursuit. The 19-year-old had been driving in Nottingham with three passengers when he sped off from officers...

 

REVEALED: The youngest and oldest arrests made by Northamptonshire Police last year

A 93-year-old who officers believed had tried to kill somebody was the oldest person arrested by Northamptonshire Police last year. A Freedom of Information request made by this newspaper revealed the five oldest and youngest arrests by the force. The...

 
Indonesia suspends military co-operation with Australia

Indonesia suspends military co-operation with Australia

Indonesia has suspended all military co-operation with Australia, saying "a lot of things needed to be improved". Army spokesman Maj Gen Wuryanto said the halt came into force in December and a broad range of activities were affected,...

BBC, 06:09 in World News
 

England ace Daley is record-breaker

Preston futsal ace Steve Daley has created his own little piece of sporting immortality. The 40-year-old has become the most capped England male footballer after making 128 appearances for his country’s visually impaired team over a 21-year span. His...

 

Tom Peterkin: Joy of sport is in taking part

Around the same time that new figures showed more than 1,000 Scottish schools do not have sports pitches, a BBC documentary this week found that the majority of our elite athletes come from middle-class backgrounds. Sadly, it would appear that the...

Scotsman, 06:10 in Learning
 
'Utterly genuine, selfless and kind' Commanding officer’s tribute to tragic soldier killed in training exercise

'Utterly genuine, selfless and kind' Commanding officer’s tribute to tragic soldier killed in training...

THE former commanding officer of a young Black Watch soldier killed on a training exercise has remembered him as “utterly genuine, selfless and kind”. Conor McPherson, 24, from Paisley, was shot in the head on a live firing exercise last summer....

 

Watch brawlers batter lumps out of each other on Dundee bus as shocked passengers watch in horror

A woman tries to separate two brawling bus passengers in a shocking video posted online. The 40-second clip shows two men trading blows on an Xplore service in Dundee. A blonde-haired woman can be seen trying to separate the two males as she screams...

 


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