News archive from 9 August 2016

Thought you were having a bad day? Then spare a thought for this driver

A female driver may be giving her insurance company an expensive bill after she accidentally backed into a top of the range Ferrari while attempting to parallel park outside a Virginia coffee house. Video being shared online shows the aftermath of the...

 

Dad Stephen Hill shook baby 'after a hard day at work'

A father shook his three-month-old baby daughter after he had a bad day at work, a court has heard. Stephen Hill, 22, lost his temper with the baby girl when she became unsettled while he was looking after her. He shook her backwards and forwards and...

 

Extensions 'to benefit tourists and businesses'

That’s the view of Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Lake District National Park Authority. Around 27sq miles have been added to the national park around Sizergh and Helsington in south Cumbria, and Whinfell in the east. Mr Leafe said: "The...

 
Rio Olympics 2016: Here's when you can watch Team Huddersfield athletes go for gold

Rio Olympics 2016: Here's when you can watch Team Huddersfield athletes go for gold

Tim Ireland/PA Wire Are you following the fortunes of our local Olympic sporting stars in Rio? Whether it’s young Lois Toulson in the diving, Ed Clancy in the cycling or the Brownlee brothers in the triathlon, you might fancy taking a day off work or...

 
'Last green space' under threat

'Last green space' under threat

ANGRY residents have filed objections over plans to build 125 houses on an area of protected land in Shaw. Locals have branded proposals for Cowlishaw, which include demolishing the abattoir, a "disgrace" and insist their voices will be...

 

Jeremy Clarkson test drives the BMW i8 - the car of the stars at Leicester City

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson gives his verdict on the new Leicester City team car - the BMW i8. The TV petrolhead, who is working on The Grand Tour for Amazon with James May and Richard Hammond, test drives the £100,000 supercar. The...

 

Eight days and counting – I really just can’t wait

The last couple of days have been a bit hectic with travel and time change but it is good to settle into Brazilian life. The travel into Belo was certainly long but it’s great to be here and put the finishing touches on what has been a great training...

 

Become a 'Dementia Friend' in Tamworth and help support others

Understanding a condition such as dementia can be daunting, but a community group in Tamworth is educating residents with a friendly approach, SAM JONES reports. DEMENTIA affects many people – it's a disease that not only attacks a person physically,...

 
Woman taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Middlesbrough

Woman taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Middlesbrough

A woman was taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Middlesbrough . Emergency services were called to the corner of Grange Road, close to Marton Road , at around 8.30am today. The crash involved a silver Skoda Octavia and a silver VW Golf. A...

 
FTSE hovers just below 14-month high, WorldPay rises

FTSE hovers just below 14-month high, WorldPay rises

LONDON Britain's top shares index rose on Tuesday close to its highest level in 14 months, lifted by gains in major financial stocks while Worldpay also surged. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent at 6,831.19 points in early session...

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Mum's warning over dangers of chickenpox after son's severe case

A CLEETHORPES mum is backing calls for a routine chickenpox vaccination for children after her son contracted a severe case of the disease. Nationally, thousands of people have signed a petition to have the jab added to the childhood immunisation...

 
Liverpool to enjoy another HEATWAVE with bookies slashing odds on record highs

Liverpool to enjoy another HEATWAVE with bookies slashing odds on record highs

Liverpool is set to enjoy another heatwave as a blast of hot air sweeps in the from the south. The mercury is set to rise high above the average for August, with hot conditions predicted across the country. But we’ll have to wait a few days for things...

 
ATOL reveal their top tips for booking a hassle-free holiday that won't break the bank

ATOL reveal their top tips for booking a hassle-free holiday that won't break the bank

The cost of a family holiday has reportedly risen 20 per cent in the past five years. The average person now spends £694 per trip compare to £597 five years ago. There is also a growing trend for people to book their flights, hotel and transfer all...

 
Dog dirt, broken glass, weeds and excessive litter becoming ‘serious problem’ in Chorley

Dog dirt, broken glass, weeds and excessive litter becoming ‘serious problem’ in Chorley

1 Have your say Residents and the council are being urged to help put a stop to excessive littering becoming a serious problem in Chorley. MP Lindsay Hoyle is calling for the ginnels and roads around Delamere Place, Progress Street, Wright Street and...

 
Man City sign John Stones from Everton for £47.5 million

Man City sign John Stones from Everton for £47.5 million

John Stones has become Manchester City's eighth signing of the summer. The club have paid £47.5m to secure the defender's signature and he has penned a six-year deal at the Etihad Stadium. He will wear the number 24 shirt. The signing was officially...

 


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