News archive from 4 May 2012

Fylde coast’s waters slammed

Fylde coast’s waters slammed

THE race is on to stop the Fylde coast's beaches being blacklisted. Blackpool’s main beaches and the sea at St Annes have been slammed by the Good Beach Guide – and it is not for the first time. Now, the resorts face a race against time to clean up...

 

Carter focused on what's at stake

Carter and Maguire both struggled to find the form which had carried them through to the final four, Carter having knocked out Judd Trump on the way and Maguire having ended the career of Stephen Hendry in the quarter-finals. After five frames Maguire...

 
LIVE: St Helens local elections

LIVE: St Helens local elections

LATEST from St Helens Town Hall as the results from the local elections roll in. Labour is widely expected to retain its dominant grip on the council tonight, although early indications have suggested the turn out is low in some wards. Going into...

 
Election results - live

Election results - live

By Murray Kelso, @murray_kelso WELCOME to our live coverage of the Worcester City Council elections. Below, and on our homepage, you will find a panel of real-time comments from WN staff and readers, posted as the evening progresses. You can add...

 

Roo beauty! Wayne's City stunner is voted best-ever Premier League goal

Wayne Rooney's stunning over-head kick against Manchester City has been voted as the best goal of the 20 Barclays Premier League seasons. The announcement was made on Thursday evening at the Football Writers' Association annual dinner in London. The...

Daily Mail, 22:16 in Sport
 

Seatbelt campaign launched at Blackburn College

A FRESH drive to highlight the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt has been launched. Blackburn College and Blackburn with Darwen Council have joined forces to ensure people belt up after a survey revealed that 50 per cent of young people in the borough...

 

UPDATED: Polls close across Bradford - let the counts begin

UPDATED: Polls close across Bradford - let the counts begin 10.20PM: Ballot boxes have started arriving at Richard Dunn and votes are now being verified. Due to the high level of media interest in the Bradford results, media are not being allowed...

 

Ashton plays down England links

Brian Ashton appears to have ruled himself out of becoming part of Stuart Lancaster's England coaching set-up, claiming there is "nothing in the pipeline" between him and the Rugby Football Union. Ashton, who coached England to the final of...

Daily Post, 22:24 in Sport
 

Seatbelt campaign launched at Blackburn College

A FRESH drive to highlight the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt has been launched. Blackburn College and Blackburn with Darwen Council have joined forces to ensure people belt up after a survey revealed that 50 per cent of young people in the borough...

 
Galaxy S3: first impressions of Samsung's flagship handset

Galaxy S3: first impressions of Samsung's flagship handset

If there is one company challenging Apple in the smartphone world, it is Samsung. The consumer electronics giant is now officially the world's largest maker of phones. By some reckoning it is also the biggest maker of smartphones (although that is...

BBC, 22:25 in Business
 
OPEC says pumping hard to bring oil price down

OPEC says pumping hard to bring oil price down

Oil surged in March to $128 a barrel, the highest since 2008, as increased concern over the loss of Iranian oil due to tighter sanctions combined with supply hitches elsewhere. "We are not happy with prices at this level because there will be...

Reuters, 22:30 in Business
 

US STOCKS-Wall St drops before jobs data, LinkedIn up late

* Most retailers miss sales expectations, sector falls * Dow off 0.5 pct, S&P 500 off 0.8 pct, Nasdaq off 1.2 pct (Adds LinkedIn results after the close, updates volume) By Edward Krudy NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as...

 

Burnley man who flashed at binmen given curfew

By Wendy Barlow, Court reporter BINMEN doing their rounds on a Burnley street were shocked to see a laughing flasher, a court was told. Police were called because of three "drunk" men, who were said to have been aggressive towards the...

 

Burnley man who flashed at binmen given curfew

By Wendy Barlow, Court reporter BINMEN doing their rounds on a Burnley street were shocked to see a laughing flasher, a court was told. Police were called because of three "drunk" men, who were said to have been aggressive towards the...

 

LIVE: Bolton Council elections

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