News archive from 5 March 2015, page 11

Louth disqualified driver drove to get some money to see kids

Louth disqualified driver drove to "get some money to see kids"

A 51 YEAR old Louth man drove his van when a driver failed to turn up, even though he was disqualified from driving, Skegness Magistrates Court has heard. Mark Andrew Carlisle Swann of Bowen Flats, Manby Park, who appeared in custody because he had...

 
General Election: Help us find out what matters most to Manchester ahead of the big vote

General Election: Help us find out what matters most to Manchester ahead of the big vote

What do YOU want from the next government? With the 2015 election one of the most unpredictable in history, politicians have never been more desperate to win your vote. So today the M.E.N is launching a major online survey aimed at finding out your...

 
Glow in the dark golf on offer at Edwalton Golf Course

Glow in the dark golf on offer at Edwalton Golf Course

Golfers will be taking a shot in the dark tomorrow as they prepare to tee-off on a glow stick-lit green. Edwalton Golf Course, in Wellin Lane, is hosting a Night Golf competition with players, balls and the fairway illuminated by fluorescent sticks....

 

Former British Marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield's 'flame burned with love, courage and honour'

Tributes have flooded in from around the world to a former New College Nottingham student who became the first Briton to die fighting the Islamic State in Syria. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield (pictured) was described by his heartbroken family as a man...

 

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert slashed in face by knife-wielding activist in breakfast attack

The US ambassador to South Korea has been slashed in the face and arm in a vicious knife attack in Seoul. Doctors who operated on Mark Lippert's face said if the deep cut on his cheek had been a little lower it might have severed his carotid artery...

Metro, 07:27 in Hot News
 
John Woodhouse Column: Could this be the chop for city centre 'pig pen'?

John Woodhouse Column: Could this be the chop for city centre 'pig pen'?

ASIDE from Emmerdale, Hanley is possibly the only place where the question 'where did you meet your wife?' could prompt the reply 'in the pig pen'. This is the (wholly affectionate) sobriquet for the Burton Stores, a pub that qualifies for the...

 
£366,600 for Derbyshire school projects - where the cash will go

£366,600 for Derbyshire school projects - where the cash will go

A £366,600 funding boost to help improve schools has been approved by Derbyshire County Council. A total of 28 projects will be joint-funded as part of its initiative to help improve and modernise buildings. The schemes are: • Aldercar...

 

UK gives oligarch Fridman seven days to argue against forced North Sea asset sale

But the British government has said that it is concerned that production at the fields could be halted if the West imposes more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, and it therefore wants them sold to a third party. Ed Davey, Britain's energy minister,...

Reuters, 07:30 in Business
 
Battle for Rangers: Dave King jets to Scotland after Nomad resignation and insists his takeover will still go ahead

Battle for Rangers: Dave King jets to Scotland after Nomad resignation and insists his takeover will still...

DAVE KING’S takeover of Rangers remains on course – even after the club’s shares were suspended following the resignation of Nomad WH Ireland. But as the South Africa-based tycoon flew into Scotland last night, he revealed he won’t become chairman...

 

Virgin Money's profit more than doubles as mortgages rise

Underlying pretax profit rose to 121.2 million pounds ($184.6 million) for the year ended Dec. 31 from 53.4 million pounds a year earlier. Underlying net interest margin increased by 24 basis points to 1.50 percent. ($1 = 0.6567 pounds) (Reporting by...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 

Racist yob pushes woman police officer onto railway line

This racist yob who pushed a woman police officer onto railway lines has been jailed for 30 months. Kevin Phythian, 32, accused an Asian ticket inspector of being part of al Qaeda when he asked for his ticket before running over the tracks to the...

Metro, 07:35 in Hot News
 
Live travel and traffic updates: Leicester and Leicestershire

Live travel and traffic updates: Leicester and Leicestershire

7.15am: Better news for drivers as the delays are easing after an accident on the M1 island at junction 24 at Kegworth. The vehicles involved in the accident have been cleared away and traffic is flowing. For more local and national travel...

 
Weather for Leicester and Leicestershire

Weather for Leicester and Leicestershire

Today most places will have a dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny intervals. The odd shower may arrive. Feeling mild in any sunshine. Maximum Temperature 11C.Tonight will remain largely dry through the night. There will be...

 

Happy World Book Day 2015! 11 of the UK's best independent bookshops

Take a whiff of those dusty pages, curl up in an armchair and let the time just fly by this World Book Day with our pick of the best independent bookshops in the UK, voted for by Yelp users. 1. Daunt Books: 83 Marylebone High Street, London This place...

Metro, 07:36 in Lifestyle
 

We'd rather have a fictional dog running the country than David Cameron or Ed Miliband

Dogs! Ninja dogs! They're a thing now, apparently. And we'd rather have one running the country instead of a politician. MPs have been in the dog house for a while now but research has revealed 70 per cent of us would trust a fictional mutt over any...

Metro, 07:36 in Lifestyle
 


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