News archive from 10 May 2014

Until death do us part...marriage proposal down at Albert Sh-ock!

Zombies and grizzly ghouls descended on Albert Dock to make the perfect thriller night marriage proposal. The terrifying evil creatures – who were lurking in dark corners of the dock as the sun set over the River Mersey – were all part of Brian...

 
Grieving grandmother backs review on killers’ sentences

Grieving grandmother backs review on killers’ sentences

THE heartbroken grandmother of a businessman killed by a single punch has welcomed a review into how killers are sentenced. Dean Windle, 26, from Cleadon, suffered multiple head injuries when he fell after being punched on a night out in Newcastle...

 
Man in court accused of teenage rape

Man in court accused of teenage rape

A MARRIED man has gone on trial accused of repeatedly raping a teenager. Hassan Akhtar told his victim she should not complain because “men like this sort of thing”, Durham Crown Court heard. Prosecutor Sarah Mallett told a jury the rapes took place...

 
About the author: OxCrimes by Denise Mina

About the author: OxCrimes by Denise Mina

I REMEMBER that time as if I am living it now, the days before. Not the afterwards, Not the noise and the headlines and the wails of the women. It's just before that I remember. Calm. It was one of those amazing moments when things seem like they were...

 
Pesticides wipe out honey bee hives, study shows

Pesticides wipe out honey bee hives, study shows

A COMMONLY used insecticide is responsible for destroying honey bee colonies in the wintertime, a study shows. Researchers say they have found a link between hive health and dietary exposure to clothianidin, one of the developed world’s most popular...

 

Video: Adorable ducklings follow mother into water

A CLIP of a brood of young ducklings tentatively surveying a body of water before eventually being coaxed to follow their mother has become an internet hit. Brian Mitchell, a finance worker at Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh, Midlothian,...

 

Alcatel focused on revamp, CEO says of Nokia tie-up talk

"Time will tell if other developments are necessary. My single and unique objective is to stayed focused on execution... (of the plan) which will allow us to return to the premier league," he said in a post-results interview. Combes also...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 
Sheffield tourism chiefs toast big rise in visitors

Sheffield tourism chiefs toast big rise in visitors

Business and tourism chiefs today welcomed news that thousands of extra overseas visitors provided an £87 million boost to the city's economy last year. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show the city had 151,000 overseas visitors...

 
Former Leeds United and Wolves striker Andy Keogh is released by Millwall

Former Leeds United and Wolves striker Andy Keogh is released by Millwall

STRIKER Andy Keogh, formerly of Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and of course Scunthorpe United, is on the hunt for a new club this summer. The Republic of Ireland international has been one of four players to be shown the door by Championship...

 
Chris Brown ordered to serve 131 extra days in jail

Chris Brown ordered to serve 131 extra days in jail

Singer Chris Brown will serve an additional 131 days in jail after admitting to violating his probation. The R&B star admitted to a court in Los Angeles on Friday that he committed a crime in Washington DC last year. The judge sentenced Brown to...

BBC, 00:20 in Art & Culture
 
Manuel Pellegrini: The best team will win the Premier League and that's Man City

Manuel Pellegrini: The best team will win the Premier League and that's Man City

And he believes City would have wrapped up the championship by a more emphatic margin if star striker Sergio Aguero had not missed half of their games through injury. Aguero, who has scored 17 times in only 19 League starts, will be back from a groin...

 
'Mad dog' Manuel Pellegrini the one for Man City playmaker David Silva

'Mad dog' Manuel Pellegrini the one for Man City playmaker David Silva

They couldn't accept why Roberto Mancini, the man who had brought them out of the dark ages of mediocrity, was being replaced. Now, with Pellegrini on the brink of guiding City to the Premier League title on the back of a shed-load of goals, they have...

 
Jose Mourinho: I'm NOT Special One now

Jose Mourinho: I'm NOT Special One now

Mourinho's Chelsea travel to relegated Cardiff tomorrow in their final game of a season where they ended up with no silverware for the first time in four years. On Monday the Chelsea manager will present his report to owner Roman Abramovich on who...

 
Brendan Rodgers aims to go on the attack at Liverpool this summer

Brendan Rodgers aims to go on the attack at Liverpool this summer

Liverpool need to beat Newcastle and hope West Ham can overcome leaders Manchester City tomorrow in order to be crowned champions for the first time since 1990, yet Rodgers believes whatever the outcome of the final day of the campaign a pivotal close...

 
Sam Allardyce ready to fight for West Ham job

Sam Allardyce ready to fight for West Ham job

The Hammers board are split over whether to persevere with a man who has, to a degree, alienated the fans but at the same time achieved the pre-season target of getting West Ham established in the Premier League. They will also be nervous of the fact...

 


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