News archive from 15 December 2015

Court action could force Oystons to sell

Court action could force Oystons to sell

Blackpool FC is facing civil war after Valeri Belokon filed High Court proceedings against Owen Oyston which could force the owner to sell the club. Latvian businessman Belokon, who is Blackpool FC’s president, launched the action via his company VB...

 

Is incense smoke more dangerous than tobacco smoke?

"Incense may need a health warning over 'toxic' smoke, claims research," The Daily Telegraph reports. Analysis of incense smoke, used in both western and Asian religious ceremonies for possibly thousands of years, found it contains many...

 
Ellesmere Port teaching assistant fulfills triathlon ambition

Ellesmere Port teaching assistant fulfills triathlon ambition

A teaching assistant from Ellesmere Port has had her own triathlon success alongside BBC presenter Louise Minchin. Sharon Plested finished 42nd for Great Britain in the women’s 50-54 age group at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago on...

 

Diego Costa appears to criticise own team-mates during Chelsea defeat to Leicester

Jose Mourinho said that his work ‘had been betrayed’ after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Monday night – and it seems that Diego Costa agrees. The Blues’ defence looked petrified of the pace and trickery provided by Jamie Vardy and Riyad...

Metro, 23:59 in Sport
 
Golfer spared prison despite killing father

Golfer spared prison despite killing father

A IT executive has walked free from court after he killed a dad-of-one in his Audi A6 when he was running late for a round of golf. Simon Williams, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene after Similolu Shobayo, 48, cut across his path and knocked him...

 
Ambulance trust spends hours appealing £450k of speeding fines

Ambulance trust spends hours appealing £450k of speeding fines

MORE than £450,000 worth of speeding tickets have had to be painstakingly appealed by staff at an ambulance trust that serves South Derbyshire over the last five years. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) received 4,507 speeding tickets between...

 

Premier Inn to reveal plans for new £5m Cumbrian hotel

The hotel giant will reveal its vision to transform the Shepherds Hotel site at Cockermouth tomorrow. If approved, the proposals for an 80-bedroom hotel and Brewers Fayre restaurant would create up to 50 jobs. And Premier Inn executives, who have a...

 
New delivery office to open despite delays

New delivery office to open despite delays

The Royal Mail’s move from Abingdon Street to Bispham will finally happen early next month following delays. Bosses had originally planned for the new facility, built on land off Faraday Way, to be fully operational by ‘summer 2015’. But while the...

 

Crossword blog: Do you solve old puzzles?

Our ongoing Meet the Setter series gives glimpses of the people behind the puzzles. But what about the men behind the men who work the soft machine, as Mick Jagger might have put it – not to mention the women? There are two new interviews with puzzle...

 

Motorcycle club pledges £12,000 to cancer charity

An Amber Valley-based motorcycle club has raised over £12,000 for charity - less than a year since forming. The League of Zeal Motor Cycle Club (LOZMCC) formed last November after one of their member’s daughters was diagnosed with cancer. Heage...

 
Trio of bush dog pups spotted at Chester Zoo

Trio of bush dog pups spotted at Chester Zoo

Steve Rawlins A tiny trio of bush dog pups have been spotted emerging from their den for the first time at Chester Zoo. A litter of pups arrived to first time mum and dad on Friday, August 7 after a three-month gestation and have since been keeping...

 

Warning after charging e-cig causes Carlisle house fire

It comes after two people in Carlisle had a lucky escape when an e-cigarette caught fire during the night. Firefighters were called to a house in Cranbourne Road, Newtown, at 6.30am today, after a bag next to the charging e-cigarette caught fire....

 
Wounded veterans on epic walk to arrive in Lancashire town

Wounded veterans on epic walk to arrive in Lancashire town

Six wounded veterans, on an epic 1,000 mile, 72 day expedition from Scotland to London, are due to arrive in Kirkham. The veterans will be met by Kirkham Mayor and leader of Fylde Borough Council when they arrive at The Swan on Thursday. The Prince...

 
Theatretrain students perform at Royal Albert Hall

Theatretrain students perform at Royal Albert Hall

A score of Chester schoolchildren have performed at the Royal Albert Hall. The children aged between six and 17 performed alongside 1200 other children from other Theatretrain schools around the country in a production called How To Make A Hero. Joe...

 

Stand-in doctors targeted in Cumbria health trust bid to plug £5m gap

Claire Molloy, chief executive of the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said they currently spend £3m to £4m on locum doctors and other temporary staff. Difficulties recruiting are now causing significant problems for the county’s NHS, with...

 


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