News archive from 14 April 2014, page 19

Quake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Solomon Islands

The quake comes on the heels of a powerful magnitude 7.5 tremor that struck off the Pacific island nation over the weekend, sparking a tsunami warning. (Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Nick Macfie)

 

REFILE-European shares fall as Ukraine tensions flare

By 0705 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.4 percent at 1,308.17 points, having fallen 3 percent last week. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale...

 

Three men arrested and police officer left injured after dog bite sparks stand-off at house in Uddingston

THREE men were arrested and a police officer left injured after violent scenes sparked by a dog bite yesterday. Residents in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, woke to find dozens of armed police and dog handlers on their doorstep. Police had been called to a...

 
Ryanair flight delayed after passenger tries to open emergency exit as plane prepared for take-off

Ryanair flight delayed after passenger tries to open emergency exit as plane prepared for take-off

A PASSENGER tried to open an emergency exit just as a plane prepared for take-off. The terrifying incident unfolded as the Ryanair jet headed to the runway at Prestwick airport at teatime on Saturday. An airline spokesman blamed the incident on a...

 
Traffic police accused of targeting drivers in new housing estates in bid to catch them with old address on licence

Traffic police accused of targeting drivers in new housing estates in bid to catch them with old address on...

SNEAKY traffic police are targeting motorists in new housing estates in a bid to catch them with their old address on their driving licence, it has been claimed. There has been a 400 per cent increase in the offence – which can carry fines of up to...

 
Sir Alex Ferguson ploughs £250k into research for drug hailed as potential cancer curer

Sir Alex Ferguson ploughs £250k into research for drug hailed as potential cancer curer

SIR Alex Ferguson has ploughed £250,000 into research for a drug hailed as “potentially the biggest cancer breakthrough in decades”. Fergie, 72, lost both parents to lung cancer and is the face of a £30million Scottish Government campaign aimed at...

 

THE VERDICT: Grimsby Town 2 Chester 1

SATURDAY'S victory over Chester underlined just why Paul Hurst needs all his players ready to step up to the plate during the final two weeks of the season. On the initial team-sheet for the clash with the Blues, Oumare Tounkara was only supposed to...

 

Melanie Harvey: Female fans should be treated with more respect at football matches

I WENT to a football match at the weekend. Nothing shocking about that in 2014. But the facilities I was faced with made me realise this might be the 21st century but football is definitely still a man’s game. During the half-time break I went to the...

 
Scots X Factor hopeful faces jail after torching block of flats where her mum lived following family row

Scots X Factor hopeful faces jail after torching block of flats where her mum lived following family row

A SCOTS X Factor hopeful once branded the worst ever by Simon Cowell is facing jail for torching the block of flats where her mum lived. Carmen Cairns set a mattress alight after falling out with her family last July. Residents – including her mum...

 

Call for public sector revolution

Tragedies like the Mid Staffs scandal could be repeated unless there is a revolution in the way the public sector is run, a Commons committee has warned. MPs found managers are often in denial about criticism of the services they are in charge of and...

 
Second hand sales serve up tea and success

Second hand sales serve up tea and success

A West Hallam mum-of-two fed up with online auction sites and car boots has set up her own business letting people sell their second hand stuff. Joanne Brown, 35, set up JojJo’s events after she got fed up of early morning starts for car boots and...

 

Graduate in radical rail design

A radical new concept which would see subway trains climb up the side of skyscrapers to form the first vertical railway station has been designed by a De Montfort University architecture graduate. Christopher Christophi's proposal, created with...

 
You pay £66k into pensions of North Lincolnshire councillors

You pay £66k into pensions of North Lincolnshire councillors

TAXPAYERS funded the pensions of councillors on North Lincolnshire Council to the tune of almost £66,000 last year, it has been revealed. A Freedom of Information request from the Scunthorpe Telegraph revealed 25 of the current 42 elected members are...

 
Appeal to decide whether 34m tall wind turbine can be built in Wolds beauty spot

Appeal to decide whether 34m tall wind turbine can be built in Wolds beauty spot

A DATE has been set for a hearing to help determine whether a wind turbine development at Northwold Farm in Worlaby can go ahead. North Lincolnshire Council refused permission for the 34.2-metre turbine, leading applicant Matthew Tidmarsh of the DC21...

 
Third of Brigg declared crime free

Third of Brigg declared crime free

A large residential part of Brigg did not suffer a single crime, according to latest figures from the police. The "stats" for February have just been released, with locations of where crimes took place. Brigg town centre saw 16 reported...

 


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