News archive from 10 October 2012

Accused to face court on charge of causing death by dangerous driving

Accused to face court on charge of causing death by dangerous driving

Accused to face court on charge of causing death by dangerous driving A 21-year-old man will appear in Court today charged with causing the death of Bradford schoolboy Bilal Khizar by dangerous driving. Police last night confirmed a 21-year-old man...

 

New hope for building work at schools across East Lancashire

By Peter Magill, Chief reporter High school headteachers across East Lancashire are being given the chance to revive rebuilding ambitions for their ageing buildings. County council education chiefs look set to authorise the creation of a £3.5million...

 

Two charged over hit-and-run death

Two people have been charged after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a hit and run after a car sped away from police. Bilal Raffey Khizar was killed when he was hit by a red Seat Ibiza on a road crossing in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Saturday. West...

 
Smokers costing Cumbria's economy £137m a year, says NHS

Smokers costing Cumbria's economy £137m a year, says NHS

The staggering cost of smoking to Cumbria’s economy has been revealed as £137 million-a-year. A smoker lights up Figures released to the News & Star show the bulk of that tab is being picked up by businesses losing out because of the fallout from...

 

Community News - Mansfield

Unitarian Old Meeting On Sunday there was a Harvest Festival Service at the Old Meeting House led by the Minister, Rev Patrick Timperley. The chalice candle was lit by Mrs Wendy Neville. The Minister read the story of the workers in the vineyard from...

 

Rogue blogs signal tension as Vietnam tries to fix economic woes

It was the first sign that the Quan Lam Bao website could be a window into mounting leadership tensions as the Communist country wrestles with the deep economic woes that have shattered its image as one of Asia's hottest emerging markets. The site,...

 
Corrie star Tyrone leaves cobbles behind to open new city travel agent

Corrie star Tyrone leaves cobbles behind to open new city travel agent

The opening celebrations gave fans the chance to meet the popular Corrie star and get his autograph. There was also a free prize draw for the chance to win a holiday. The new venture has created 11 jobs at the shop. Sue Reid, general manager of travel...

 

Two charged over hit-and-run death

Two people have been charged after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a hit and run after a car sped away from police. Bilal Raffey Khizar was killed when he was hit by a red Seat Ibiza on a road crossing in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Saturday. West...

 

PM and Salmond in referendum talks

Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond are to meet in Edinburgh on Monday to finalise arrangements for a historic referendum on Scottish independence. If agreed, the plan envisages a vote north of the border in the...

 
EU holds fire on ZTE, Huawei telecom trade case

EU holds fire on ZTE, Huawei telecom trade case

A U.S. congressional report said on Monday that Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp -- the world's second- and fifth-largest makers of wireless telecoms gear -- were potential security risks and should be shut out of the U.S. market. In Europe,...

 
David Cameron to tell Conservative party conference: I'm a simple man

David Cameron to tell Conservative party conference: I'm a simple man

The prime minister will tell the Conservative party conference on Tuesday that he learned how important hard work was from his father. ‘Dad was the eternal optimist. To him the glass was always half full. Usually with something alcoholic in it,' Mr...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 
Academic Publishing Giant Springer For Sale

Academic Publishing Giant Springer For Sale

The world's second-biggest publisher of scientific research journals is being groomed for a sale that is likely to value it among Europe's largest private equity transactions since the credit crisis. I have learned that EQT, a Swedish investment firm,...

 
Jimmy Savile 'could have attacked up to 25 teenagers since 1950s'

Jimmy Savile 'could have attacked up to 25 teenagers since 1950s'

Most claims against the star are from the 1970s and 1980s but some date as far back as 1959, say detectives who are now pursuing 120 lines of inquiry. Eight allegations ‘formally recorded' by Scotland Yard against Savile include two of rape and six of...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 
Felix Baumgartner forced to cancel record-breaking 'spacedive'

Felix Baumgartner forced to cancel record-breaking 'spacedive'

The 43-year-old base jumper was forced to call off his plan to break the sound barrier by skydiving from a capsule attached to a balloon at 36,000m (120,000ft), which would also have been the highest jump ever. The Austrian first postponed his...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 
£11,000 for pregnant officer after police dog taken away

£11,000 for pregnant officer after police dog taken away

PC Katherine Keohane, a narcotics dog handler, was given police dog Nunki Pippin because it was trained to detect drugs by sniffing suspects. But when she fell pregnant for the second time in less than 18 months, the Metropolitan Police decided to...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 


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