News archive from 10 April 2015

Thom Brooks: The marginals that matter in the North East

Thom Brooks: The marginals that matter in the North East

The race is on in the general election. The North East is now centre stage with key seats that must be won or retained by the main parties if one is to emerge victorious on May 7. Three seats are in prime position to determine who will enter 10...

 
We must champion diversity in Birmingham's boardrooms together

We must champion diversity in Birmingham's boardrooms together

Although we had discussed the diversity of the board and senior leadership team at Midland Heart many times, it was at a recent board meeting that I remember becoming suddenly aware of the composition of the board. The membership had changed...

 

Re-read: Police incident at Whiston hospital

7:46 pm Police were called to the accident emergency department at Whiston hospital as part of an ongoing incident this evening. A large police presence was seen outside the hospital, with a number of members of the public tweeting their concern....

 

"I love lamp': News team tricked into Ron Burgundy moment

It's probably the best quote from Anchorman - and a real news team were tricked into saying it live on air.  The cruel production crew at NBC Today managed to get one of the presenters to say: "I love lamp'. The duo were wrapping up a story about...

Metro, 23:07 in Hot News
 
Rare handwritten notes of genius Alan Turing up for auction

Rare handwritten notes of genius Alan Turing up for auction

The rare handwritten notes of code-breaking genius Alan Turing could soon be in the hands of one lucky bidder - if they have a spare £1million that is. Scribblings of the genius, who inspired the recent film staring Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation...

 
Atherstone home among 13 targeted by jailed burglars

Atherstone home among 13 targeted by jailed burglars

Two callous men have been jailed for more than ten years for plotting to burgle over a dozen homes, including one in Atherstone, to steal expensive cars. Roy Day, of Saltley Cottages, Erdington, and Gerard Lundie, of no fixed abode, were each...

 
Tributes paid to traffic warden supervisor who died following heart attack at work

Tributes paid to traffic warden supervisor who died following heart attack at work

Tributes have been paid to a traffic warden team supervisor who collapsed from a heart attack at work. Eddie Wallis fell ill at work on March 12, and died in hospital two days later. The 63-year-old civil enforcement officer supervisor worked at APCOA...

 
Couple turn home into school for bullied children

Couple turn home into school for bullied children

Buy photos » Owners and founders Viv and Fred are proud of what the school has achieved. 12.015.015.leam.jm7 A RETIRED couple who turned their home into a school for bullied children are not letting age slow them down in their quest to provide a good...

 

Cumbrian coach firm invests £2m in European fleet

A bus and coach company has spent £2m to expand its fleet across Europe. Bosses at Wigton-based Reays will use the vehicles to increase its work from major international clients. Six new 53-seat executive coaches have been delivered to the firm's...

 
Jilted mother attacked ex-partner and his new girlfriend and then rammed their Porsche and BMW

Jilted mother attacked ex-partner and his new girlfriend and then rammed their Porsche and BMW

A jilted woman went on a spree of destruction, with two daughters in her car, as she repeatedly rammed the luxury vehicles of her ex-partner and his new girlfriend. Tracey Taylor, 34, initially drove at her former fiancé, who leapt from behind his...

 
Amy Gough: Residents in Derbyshire street react after police launch murder probe

Amy Gough: Residents in Derbyshire street react after police launch murder probe

Residents who live in a street where a murder investigation has been launched have spoken about the victim.Amy Gough, 34, of Sandringham Road, Sandiacre, was taken from her home to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Sunday March 29 where she...

 
Viva Las Vegas for two Nottingham poker players

Viva Las Vegas for two Nottingham poker players

Playing poker started off as a "bit of a laugh" down the pub for Caroline Quinn. But now the 48-year-old has perfected her poker face and cashed in thousands of pounds in the process. Next month she will jet off to Las Vegas to pit her...

 
'Bubble pitch' plan could save Airco Arena as Hull City granted Premier League extension

'Bubble pitch' plan could save Airco Arena as Hull City granted Premier League extension

PLANS to convert the Airco Arena into a 3G surface have been temporarily placed on hold as Hull City consider constructing a separate "bubble pitch". The Tigers say they will delay starting work, which was scheduled for Tuesday, after the...

 
Staffordshire Police arrest man on suspicion of murder of 95-year-old

Staffordshire Police arrest man on suspicion of murder of 95-year-old

A 73-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after Staffordshire Police discovered the body of a 95-year-old Stoke-on-Trent woman last night. Officers attended a property in Doncaster Lane, Penkhull, at 8pm last night and discovered the...

 
B&Q issues statement over future of Scunthorpe store

B&Q issues statement over future of Scunthorpe store

DIY giant B&Q has issued a statement over the future of its Scunthorpe store. Last week the DIY chain named six stores that would close and said another 54 would shut up shop. The firm had not commented on the future of the Scunthorpe store, but...

 


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