News archive from 7 January 2013, page 17

Swollen river hinders search for accountant

HIGH water levels on the River Ouse are continuing to hamper the police investigation into the bizarre disappearance of a York accountant. Chris Baker, 29, has not been seen since 7.15am on Thursday, December 20, when he suddenly abandoned his car in...

 

Coalition relaunch branded sham

A YORKSHIRE Labour MP derided today's coalition relaunch as a "sham" and said David Cameron's hopes of remaining Prime Minister until 2020 would worsen divisions in the country if they came to fruition. Mr Cameron yesterday made plain his...

 

Police chief vows to stand firm after 52 injured in ugly scenes

Northern Ireland's police chief Matt Baggott has warned loyalist protesters his force will deal firmly with outbreaks of violence for as long as it takes as officers braced for further clashes after serious violence over the weekend. After three...

 

Parking charges ‘could hit market town’

Parking charges could be introduced to a North Yorkshire market town after the local council declined to run the car parks. Fears are mounting that charging people to park in Bentham will have an adverse affect on the town, which recently scooped...

 

Funding cuts to domestic abuse project ‘could put lives at risk’

LIVES could be put at risk by the loss of nearly £250,000 of health service funding for an award-winning domestic violence project, it has been claimed. Referrals to the Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) have increased year on year since the...

 

Princess Royal to see thriving horticultural project on visit

PRINCESS Anne will visit a horticultural project which employs people with learning disabilities as part of a tour of South Yorkshire later this week. The Princess Royal will travel to Adwick Le Street, near Doncaster, to see the work of Adwick...

 

Pantomime group with roots in community

AFTER more than 40 years of audience participation, bold make-up and rowdy crowds, an amateur panto group is still at the heart of its community. The St Andrew’s Pantomime Group, which is run out of the St Andrew’s Community Centre, in Old Lane,...

 

Hospital open again after bacteria find

A SEASIDE hospital forced to close by the discovery of legionella bacterium will re-open today. Withernsea Community Hospital was closed on December 21 after the discovery of the bacteria in its water system, although health chiefs were quick to point...

 

Clinton scheduled to return to work

The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is returning to work, a little over a week after she was admitted to hospital with a blood clot in her head. The department on Sunday released a schedule which has Mrs Clinton meeting with...

 
SAP CEO says China to become as important as U.S.: paper

SAP CEO says China to become as important as U.S.: paper

Snabe said SAP wants to open the Chinese market by securing a deal with authorities to allow cloud computing services. "We want to find a solution with Chinese authorities this year if possible," Snabe told the paper. As part of SAP's growth...

 
Cocaine-user took £20k diamond necklace from James Usher Jewellers in Lincoln

Cocaine-user took £20k diamond necklace from James Usher Jewellers in Lincoln

Steve Taylor, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that Stephenson told staff he wanted to buy a present for his wife and identified a ring which he asked to be gift wrapped. As staff prepared the item he walked out of the shop saying he was going to...

 
How huge cuts in funding could affect public services in Lincolnshire...

How huge cuts in funding could affect public services in Lincolnshire...

It comes after secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles announced they will slash the amount of cash they deliver to local authorities on December 20. The meeting will be chaired by leader of the Conservative-led authority,...

 
Sex offender Marcus Bird jailed after failing to register new address in Skegness

Sex offender Marcus Bird jailed after failing to register new address in Skegness

Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said officers later visited the address and discovered Bird was not staying there. They later arrested him at Wainfleet. He told them that he had intended to go to Kenning House after his release on October 31 but was so...

 
Warning over fake Action Fraud officials operating telephone scam in Lincolnshire

Warning over fake Action Fraud officials operating telephone scam in Lincolnshire

The caller states that they are from Action Fraud and that the person they are calling is entitled to compensation from a recent incident. The scammer then asks for money to be sent via a Ukash voucher in order to process the compensation claim. The...

 
Plans for biogas power plant in Lincolnshire Wolds could be put on hold

Plans for biogas power plant in Lincolnshire Wolds could be put on hold

But planners at Lincolnshire County Council have recommended that it is refused permission. Bashfarms submitted the revised proposals following a failed application in October. A council report states: "The landscape and visual impact assessment...

 


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