News archive from 5 July 2014, page 6

Community's Yvette Nicole Brown shows Twitter troll the meaning of love

Yvette Nicole Brown's 471,000 plus Twitter followers do more than keep her busy – they keep her informed. Photograph: Oz Comic Con You rarely ask a pleasantry like “how was your flight?” and hear a reply that made national news. But a few days ago,...

 
Yorkshire Glory: The world looks to us this weekend

Yorkshire Glory: The world looks to us this weekend

AMID all the intrigue about the race and all the clamour to get to a decent vantage point this weekend, it has been easy perhaps to forget what utterly breath-taking scenery the riders will pass as they ride through our county. • Follow the Tour LIVE...

 

VIDEO: Chancellor says Borders would suffer under independence

Chancellor George Osborne has said that the Borders could be among the areas hardest hit economically by Scottish independence. Mr Osborne made the comment following a meeting with Borders businessmen and women in St Boswells on Friday morning. The...

 
Killer Joran Van Der Slot Weds Pregnant Lover

Killer Joran Van Der Slot Weds Pregnant Lover

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot has married his pregnant girlfriend in a maximum security prison in Lima, Peru. The Dutchman, 26, wed Leidy Figueroa, who is from the local area. Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of...

 
Campaigners Outbid In Lake District Mountain Sale

Campaigners Outbid In Lake District Mountain Sale

A Lake District residents' group has lost its bid to return a mountain to public ownership as the 2,676-acre plot is sold to a private bidder. The unnamed private buyer is said to have topped the £1.75m asking price for the 2,850ft Blencathra...

 
Russian MPs back law on internet data storage

Russian MPs back law on internet data storage

Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country. The Kremlin says the move is for data protection but critics fear it is aimed at muzzling social networks...

 
Jury fails to reach verdict in child sex trial of former-Sunderland teacher

Jury fails to reach verdict in child sex trial of former-Sunderland teacher

A JURY has failed to reach verdicts in the trial of an acclaimed headteacher who was accused of having sex with a 13-year-old in the late 1980s. Anne Lakey, 54, from Stanley, County Durham, denied four counts of indecent assault and two of indecency...

 
Centre for Dartford Crossing to create jobs in Yorkshire

Centre for Dartford Crossing to create jobs in Yorkshire

A FRENCH company will create 300 jobs when it opens a new customer support centre in Leeds. The £1m centre will serve customers paying to use the Dartford Crossing and will be operated by tolling firm Sanef. The investment was announced by Deputy...

 
Tour de France fever takes over Leeds city centre

Tour de France fever takes over Leeds city centre

Tour de France fever took over Leeds city centre as the stage was set for today's Grand Depart. There was a carnival atmosphere as crowds milled around Victoria Gardens on The Headrow in the pre-race buzz. National and international media interviewed...

 
Target smashed for hall fund bid

Target smashed for hall fund bid

THE co-operative behind a bid to breathe new life in to Wakefield's historic Unity Hall has smashed a £200,000 target to raise cash from investors. Unity Works needed to raise £200,000 from a community share issues to help turn the building into a...

 

LeMond – the man who would not bow down

Among the many riders out turning the pedals over the opening two stages of this year's Tour de France in recent days, was one man for whom the simple pleasure was particularly cathartic. That man is Greg LeMond, who, as a lone cyclist on Yorkshire’s...

 

Hills just like Tuscany says veteran Horner

Vuelta Espana champion Chris Horner says the Yorkshire public have matched the level of excitement created at the London Olympics with their welcome for the Tour de France peloton. Horner, at 43 the oldest winner of a grand tour when he triumphed in...

 
Fuel duty share 'could fix potholes and roads'

Fuel duty share 'could fix potholes and roads'

The government should spend £1bn a year from the money it collects in fuel duty to fix potholes and crumbling roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils has said. The Local Government Association says taking 2p from the fuel duty of...

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Cash-strapped Eric hopes course will be just the job

Cash-strapped Eric hopes course will be just the job

A GRIEVING South Tynesider threatened with homelessness after returning to the UK is now hopeful of solving his money troubles by landing a job. Eric Lugg faced a cash crisis after returning from Holland to his home town of Jarrow, following the death...

 
Inspirational teen paraclimber backs search for Yorkshire’s courageous children

Inspirational teen paraclimber backs search for Yorkshire’s courageous children

IT MAY be a cliche to describe a sportswoman who has excelled against the odds as being in a league of their own - but in Sianagh Gallagher's case, it's true. Sianagh, 17, is the only European paraclimber with one arm, and this September, she will...

 


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