News archive from 16 February 2015

Rats at Scunthorpe takeaway - council bids to keep business closed

COUNCIL officials are today seeking a court order to keep a Scunthorpe takeaway closed while an investigation takes place into the presence of rats at the business. Daily Kebab on High Street (near Britannia Corner) was shut by North Lincolnshire...

 
Travellers set up camp in Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove

Travellers set up camp in Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove

TRAVELLERS have set up camp in the car park of a popular leisure spot. The group arrived at the picturesque Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove at about 4pm on Friday, February 13. Now it is understood Newcastle Borough Council is preparing an application for...

 
'Beggars CAN be choosers' poster taken down by Hull City Council after complaints

'Beggars CAN be choosers' poster taken down by Hull City Council after complaints

A poster about beggars has been taken down by Hull City Council after complaints from a homeless charity. The poster carried the slogan, "Beggars can be choosers". It stated: "Beggars can choose: not to hassle or intimidate you for...

 
Vehicles seized in Denbighshire in police crackdown on illegal off-road menaces

Vehicles seized in Denbighshire in police crackdown on illegal off-road menaces

Vehicles were seized during an operation to crack down on illegal off-road driving at a series of North East Wales beauty spots. Officers were out in force yesterday to put the brakes on offenders in several spots around the Glyn Ceiriog, Dee Valley...

 
Coventry City stand to profit from any sale of Callum Wilson to Premier League giants

Coventry City stand to profit from any sale of Callum Wilson to Premier League giants

Coventry City would be in line for a cash boost if Callum Wilson is snapped up by one of the Premier League big guns this summer. Title favourites Chelsea have been linked with the Cov Kid who has quickly established himself in the Championship since...

 

Euro zone December trade surplus higher than expected

For the whole of 2014, exports rose 2 percent over 2013 while imports were flat, bringing the overall trade surplus for the whole year to 194.8 billion euros from 152.3 billion in 2013. More detailed data for December was not yet available, but...

Reuters, 17:36 in Business
 

Steven Gerrard 'blackmail' plot policewoman faces fresh delay over sentencing

A former policewoman who was due to be sentenced for her part in a blackmail plot to "embarrass" Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard has had her hearing postponed for a second time. Helen Jones was due to be sentenced at Preston Court Court...

 

Woman airlifted to hospital after car plunges into burn in Ayrshire

A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after a car plunged into a burn in Ayrshire. A man who was in the car was taken to hospital by ambulance following the crash on the B780 on the western outskirts of Kilbirnie. Scottish Fire and Rescue crews from...

 

Expert: marks on woman's body may have been caused by dog lead

Richard Vallance was giving evidence at an examination of facts at the High Court in Glasgow. Paul Ward, 21, is accused of murdering 53-year-old Mrs Campbell by repeatedly striking her on the head and body with a dog lead and by means unknown...

The Herald, 17:37 in Crime
 
Derby calls for changes in fly-tipping law backed by new stats

Derby calls for changes in fly-tipping law backed by new stats

STATISTICS showing how rare it is for councils to successfully prosecute fly-tippers have been revealed at the last day of an inquiry into the problem at the House of Commons. Phil Barton, chief executive of campaign group Keep Britain Tidy, said...

 
Gateway project rejected by Government

Gateway project rejected by Government

Sir Peter Rigby - who unveiled plans to invest £250m into Coventry Airport and create 10,000 jobs back in 2011 - sayd the Government's decision to scrap the project is a 'significant setback not only to this scheme but to the wider region'....

 
North East pay has dropped by £30-a-week since 2010 - Northern TUC

North East pay has dropped by £30-a-week since 2010 - Northern TUC

The average pay of people in the North East has dramatically dropped since the Coalition came to power, research reveals today. Annual pay in the region has fallen by £1,600 (around £30 a week) in real terms since 2010, according to the Northern TUC....

 
Eurozone ministers not optimistic over Greek debt talks

Eurozone ministers not optimistic over Greek debt talks

European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels amid increasing scepticism that a deal over Greece's debt problems can be reached. Greece wants to restructure its debt repayments and economic targets. But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and...

BBC, 17:37 in Business
 
Traffic backs up on Alfreton Road after two car crash

Traffic backs up on Alfreton Road after two car crash

A crash on Alfreton Road caused headaches for rush-hour commuters on Monday afternoon. A witness heard a loud bang at around 4pm and went outside to help the two men in the cars which had collided near to the junction with Hartley Road on the A610...

 
Site chosen for Rugby Free Primary School

Site chosen for Rugby Free Primary School

Central Park has been announced as the home of Rugby Free Primary School, which is due to open in September. The two-story ‘iKon’ building is described as offering high quality, flexible accommodation across two floors with an exterior space suitable...

 


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