News archive from 9 February 2015

Armed attacker robbed man, 90, after he'd been given cup of tea

Armed attacker robbed man, 90, after he'd been given cup of tea

AN ARMED robber has admitted carrying out a terrifying attack at the home of an elderly Scunthorpe couple where they were both left with serious injuries after inviting him in for a cup of tea. Harley Newland, who had previously done odd jobs for the...

 
Former Shoreline manager jailed for £174k iPhones and iPads fraud

Former Shoreline manager jailed for £174k iPhones and iPads fraud

A GAMBLER who became involved in a "web of deceit" through a fraud of nearly £174,000 while working as a senior manager at Shoreline Housing Partnership has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. He sold large numbers of iPhones and iPads...

 
Manager Chris Moyses targeting new signings who can take Lincoln City to play-off places

Manager Chris Moyses targeting new signings who can take Lincoln City to play-off places

Chris Moyses said he needs to bring in fresh minds to his side to get Lincoln City into the play-off places. The Imps are on the cusp of making the top five in the Conference Premier, but their dreadful form away from home is proving to be a...

 
Tamworth to maintain fitness scheme despite funding axe

Tamworth to maintain fitness scheme despite funding axe

A FREE fitness programme aimed at people with medical conditions has had its funding withdrawn - but Tamworth Borough Council is determined to keep the classes going. The Active Recovery Exercise For All programme offers tailor-made fitness programmes...

 
Entrepreneur founds business success on passion for fish and chips

Entrepreneur founds business success on passion for fish and chips

Name: Calum Richardson. Age: 42. What is your business called? The Bay Fish & Chip Shop. Where is it based? Stonehaven. What products does it offer? Sustainable, locally sourced fish and chips. We like to make our menu as varied as possible so we...

 
 Hello Mum' - Hull boy James Walker, 16, speaks his first EVER words thanks to revolutionary machine

"Hello Mum' - Hull boy James Walker, 16, speaks his first EVER words thanks to revolutionary machine

A DISABLED teenager who has never been able to speak has said his first words with the help of a revolutionary new machine. James Walker, 16, has spent his life unable to communicate his family. Although James can see, hear and think just like any...

 

Banks to pay £26bn for mis-sold PPI

PPI claims have not tailed off as expected and, as a result, lenders are having to allocate more money to cover redress claims. Last week the UK arm of Spanish banking giant Santander revealed that its PPI compensation pot had been increased by £95...

 
HSBC bank 'helped clients dodge millions in tax'

HSBC bank 'helped clients dodge millions in tax'

Britain's biggest bank helped wealthy clients cheat the UK out of millions of pounds in tax, the BBC has learned. Panorama has seen thousands of accounts from HSBC's private bank in Switzerland leaked by a whistleblower in 2007. They show bankers...

BBC, 08:57 in Business
 

Look: Coventry RFC 35 Macclesfield RFC 15 - are you in our fans' gallery?

We sent our snapper to the Butts Park Arena to take pictures of Cov fans in the crowd as the club notched up yet another home win. Are you featured in the gallery of fans from the Butts Park Arena? Is someone you know in there? Share the article with...

 

Kevin Wilson Murder: Smithdown Road could remain closed until Wednesday warn police

Police have warned that Liverpool’s Smithdown Road will remain closed until “late tomorrow or Wednesday” as they continue to hunt for clues into the murder of Toxteth teen Kevin Wilson. The warning came as a post-mortem last night revealed that the...

 

Update: Lightwood cabbie's lucky escape after wooden post spears through windscreen and misses head by...

A TAXI driver is lucky to be alive after a wooden post hurled off a bridge speared into his windscreen and missed his head by millimetres. Mohammed Banaris was driving two passengers to Northwood at 9.45pm on Friday when his windscreen was smashed by...

 

TRANSFER NEWS: Courtois and Luis Chelsea exits, Arsenal's Wilshere to Liverpool, Alves

Filipe Luis is unhappy at Chelsea and wants to return to Atletico Madrid, according to Spanish newspaper AS. It's claimed Luis has realised how content he was at Atletico and has confessed to fellow Brazilian Miranda that he would like to return to...

Daily Star, 08:57 in Sport
 
First Minister considers radical reform for Scottish schools after London initiative shows 'sustained' improvements in classroom

First Minister considers radical reform for Scottish schools after London initiative shows 'sustained'...

NICOLA Sturgeon is looking “with interest” at an initiative in London schools to boost the performance of pupils. The First Minister said the London Challenge, introduced south of the border in 2003, has led to “sustained” improvements in the...

 
Leicester City quash rumours of Nigel Pearson's sacking

Leicester City quash rumours of Nigel Pearson's sacking

Leicester City have quashed rumours that manager Nigel Pearson had been sacked on Sunday night. Reports started that Pearson had been sacked after a board meeting on Sunday afternoon, following City's 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday....

 

HSBC Helped Clients Dodge Tax - Report

HSBC's Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers avoid tax and hide millions of dollars, according to a report by a network of investigative journalists. The British banking giant provided accounts to international criminals, corrupt businessmen,...

 


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