News archive from 7 August 2012

Gary Barlow and wife Dawn grieving after the loss of their daughter Poppy

Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have announced the devastating news that their fourth child was delivered stillborn on Saturday.'Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we've lost our baby,' their statement began. 'Poppy Barlow was delivered...

 

Blackburn council leader takes taxi to lift community campaign

Council leader Kate Hollern BLACKBURN with Darwen council leader Kate Hollern took a ride in a taxi cab — to hear ideas on how to brighten up and boost the borough. Coun Hollern is seeking to breathe new life into the authority’s ‘Your Call’ campaign...

 
Blackburn council leader takes taxi to lift community campaign

Blackburn council leader takes taxi to lift community campaign

BLACKBURN with Darwen council leader Kate Hollern took a ride in a taxi cab — to hear ideas on how to brighten up and boost the borough. Coun Hollern is seeking to breathe new life into the authority’s ‘Your Call’ campaign to encourage residents and...

 

PM marks death of Israeli athletes

The world must "never forget" the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics, David Cameron has said at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the terrorist attack. Widows of two of the team-mates murdered by Palestinian gunmen...

 

More golds for Great Britain team

The Great Britain team has claimed two more gold medals putting it on course to make the London 2012 Games the best for more than a century. The British showjumping team leapt to a glorious gold in a nail-biting jump-off and there was yet more British...

 

Police rubbish rumour that officer wounded in standoff with gunman on Heath Road

POLICE have confirmed that no officers were wounded in Saturday's standoff with a gunman in Runcorn.A force spokeswoman put paid to rumours among bystanders and residents who told the Weekly News they thought a policeman had been shot. The gunman was...

 

Pesticide stolen from farm near Mold

MORE than 100 bottles of pesticide were stolen from a farm near Mold.North Wales Police say the theft took place some time between Friday evening and Saturday morning. The force is warning people to be on their guard following the incident. Detective...

 

Gunman suffers gunshot wound to the head in Runcorn

A GUNMAN who threatened police with a firearm is in hospital after a short standoff in Runcorn.Armed response teams descended on Heath Road at 9.15am on Saturday after reports of an armed man in a house near the Union Tavern. Officers found him next...

 

Big Brother 2012: Luke Anderson into final week of show

BIG Brother contestant Luke Anderson made it in to the final week of the reality TV show after being saved from eviction.In a live show on Friday night Luke, who was born Laura, was saved from eviction and fellow housemate Becky Hannon was given the...

 

Greene misses out on medal

Dai Greene's bid for Olympic gold ended in disappointment as he had to settle for an agonising fourth place in the 400 metre hurdles final. The Welshman, the world champion, was never in the race running from lane three and, although he finished...

Daily Post, 22:09 in Sport
 

Pietersen casts doubt over Test future

England's Kevin Pietersen has cast doubt on his Test match future, saying there are "obstacles" which have to be overcome in order for him to continue. Pietersen scored 149 in the first innings of the second Test against South Africa at...

Daily Post, 22:09 in Sport
 
Hoard of cinema memorabilia is a hidden time vault

Hoard of cinema memorabilia is a hidden time vault

WHEN the managing director of an Evesham cafe and nightspot carried out a routine fire check he wasn’t expecting to find anything unusual. But when Glynn Ford, of the High Street’s Amber cafe, kicked through a previously unopened door he uncovered...

 

Reuters Twitter account hacked, false tweets about Syria sent

The incident follows the company's disclosure that the blogging platform of the Reuters News website was compromised on Friday and a false posting purporting to carry an interview with a Syrian rebel leader was illegally posted on a Reuters'...

 
Apple - iPhones created design crisis for Samsung

Apple - iPhones created design crisis for Samsung

Lawyers for Apple showed an internal Samsung document that likened the look of their rival gadgets to "Heaven and Earth." But Samsung strategy chief Justin Denison called that kind of language "hyperbole," saying it sounded like...

 

Six dead in pre-dawn raid on Ivory Coast military camp

The West African state, where five soldiers were killed in a similar attack on a police station and army roadblock in another part of Abidjan only the day before, is emerging from years of political turmoil but remains awash with illegal weapons. A...

 


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