News archive from 12 October 2015, page 19

UK-based Romanian author's first novel in English becomes a sensation

He came to live in Britain only three years ago, now Eugene Chirovici’s first attempt at writing a novel in English has become a global publishing phenomenon. The Romanian author’s murder mystery, The Book of Mirrors, has been snapped up by publishers...

 

Future perfect: resilience challenge winners tackle perennial problems

From planning and building roads in the Horn of Africa to helping Filipino coconut farmers get more accurate weather forecasts, eight teams of experts have started tackling some of the world’s most intractable development challenges after winning up...

 
Heage pupils on the road to being scooter smart

Heage pupils on the road to being scooter smart

Primary school children in Heage are now feeling in the know about road safety after a visit from local Safer Neighbourhood officers and partner agencies. PC Andrea Smith and PCSO Scott Hunt from the village’s Safer Neighbourhood team visited Heage...

 
Former police inspector and Sheffield UKIP councillor on assault charge

Former police inspector and Sheffield UKIP councillor on assault charge

A former police inspector who stood to be South Yorkshire's crime commissioner is to stand trial on a charge of assault. Jack Clarkson, who became one of Sheffield’s first UKIP councillors and then the local party’s leader in May 2014, ‘suspended...

 
New manager to make a splash at Stamford Leisure Pool

New manager to make a splash at Stamford Leisure Pool

A new manager who has been appointed at Stamford Leisure Pool wants all children to know how to be water safe. Chris Phillips, has just taken over as general manager at the pool and is on a mission to help ensure that young children in the community...

 
LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK: Hands-on Christine still has girl power

LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK: Hands-on Christine still has girl power

Coun Christine Lawton, Spalding Wygate ward What you see is not what you get with Coun Christine Lawton – she’s got more girl power than the Spice Girls ever had. Join a campaign, sign a petition, get involved, just don't whinge on the sidelines Coun...

 
Serial fraudster and gambling addict in £10,000 VAT scam

Serial fraudster and gambling addict in £10,000 VAT scam

A SERIAL fraudster and gambling addict created two bogus companies so he could fiddle £10,300 in VAT scams, a court heard. Matthew Johnson, 31, of Cherry Tree Gardens, Crowle, admitted two fraud offences. Gordon Stables, prosecuting, told Grimsby...

 
Cameron: ‘Parents who fail to pay truancy fines to have child benefit docked’

Cameron: ‘Parents who fail to pay truancy fines to have child benefit docked’

Parents of children who play truant will have their child benefit docked if they fail to pay fines, under measures announced by Prime Minister David Cameron. At present, non-payment of the £60 civil penalty in England leads to it being doubled to £120...

 
Stretch of M1 motorway closed after two vehicle collision

Stretch of M1 motorway closed after two vehicle collision

A stretch of the M1 motorway has been closed following a serious collision, Leicestershire Police said. Junctions 26 to 24 southbound is closed after two vehicles crashed at around 2.20am this morning. One lane on the northbound carriageway also...

 

I feel swindled out of the salary I think I deserve

Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights....

 

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a maths jammer?

Hello guzzlers, Today we’re jammin’. Maths jammin’. Our MC is Colin Wright, organiser of the annual MathsJam conference. (More on this wonderful event below.) One of Colin’s interests is other puzzles. That is, other versions of classic puzzles. You...

 
In the courts of Lincolnshire...

In the courts of Lincolnshire...

Paul Andrew Plant, 50, of 3 Glentham Court, Market Rasen, pleaded guilty to driving without an MoT certificate. He was fined £165, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. Ted Sherlock, 44, of 5 Valley Road, Lincoln, pleaded guilty...

 
Inspirational teacher will be ‘badly missed’ at Lancashire school

Inspirational teacher will be ‘badly missed’ at Lancashire school

Tributes have been paid to an inspirational teacher who died just 20 days after being diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. Joanna Shaw, a teacher at Southlands High School in Chorley, filmed herself reading bedtime stories for her two...

 
Cameron warns town halls over housing

Cameron warns town halls over housing

DAVID Cameron has delivered a fresh warning that councils must draw up plans to build thousands of new homes - or the Government will do it for them. The Prime Minister highlighted a 2017 deadline for authorities to put together blueprints for helping...

 

My lying, cheating hero Lance Armstrong

You’d have a job imagining anyone less like Lance Armstrong than the comedian Kieran Hodgson. The Tour de France-conquering, cancer-defying drugs cheat was will-to-power in human form; the mild-mannered comic has already accepted, aged only 27, that...

 


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