News archive from 17 February 2014
Young children from a Boston school are set to open the town's new St Botolph's Bridge at the end of the month, weather permitting. A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said that, weather depending, the bridge will be lifted into place between...
A campaign is calling for more to be done to insulate homes in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and cut down on excess winter deaths. In Lincolnshire alone, there were 540 excess winter deaths recorded in 2012, which are deaths over and above the average...
SIR SEAN Connery was asked about any links to convicted criminals and his personal finances as part of a court inquiry into the sale of his former Spanish home, it emerged yesterday. The Scottish actor was quizzed on whether he had offshore firms, had...
One of Iraq's most influential Shiite clerics, Muqtada al-Sadr, has decided to leave politics and distance himself from any
A SEARCH for a plane that went missing in Nepal with 18 people on board yesterday is expected to resume this morning. Two helicopters despatched for search and rescue halted their operation last night amid poor weather conditions. Contact with the...
Venezuelan security forces raided the homes of Leopoldo L
The sister of murdered student Meredith Kercher has spoken of the "fear and terror" she must have felt on the night she died. Stephanie Kercher made the comments in a documentary about Amanda Knox, who was reconvicted of murdering the...
EMERGENCY services in South Africa last night rescued the first members of a group of miners trapped underground while working illegally in an abandoned mine shaft. Workers pulled at least 12 miners to the surface amid ongoing confusion as to how many...
Lawyers for Egypt's ousted president and his co-defendants walked out of court yesterday to protest about the soundproof glass cage in which defendants are held during proceedings. State television said judge Shaaban el-Shamy ordered a recess after...
THE political row over the UK government's response to the winter storms deepened yesterday after Ed Miliband accused Prime Minister David Cameron of giving up the fight against climate change and warned that Britain is "sleepwalking into a...
Around 250 British-based extremists who went to train and fight in Syria have returned to the UK. Ministers have been told that, over the past two years, more than 400 Britons have gone to Syria and it is now thought just over half have returned. In...
A NEW strain of British genetically modified potato
There are 23 people waiting for a potentially life-saving organ transplant in the Harrogate district. As part of the ‘Advertiser group campaign to raise awarness of those in need, reporter Ruby Kitchen speaks to one of them about the impact it has on...
Predictions of the death of living room TVs continue to be wide of the mark with 98.5% of average daily viewing done via traditional sets. Photograph: Getty Images/Bambu Producoes It appears it will be some time before the explosion in smartphones and...
When it comes to technology, Seattle punches above its weight. Amazon is based there and Microsoft's nearby, helping spur a vibrant tech cluster. In the second in our Next Silicon Valleys series, Richard Taylor visits the seaport city to see how it...
- 13:50 Restorative justice project launched in Northumberland
- 13:50 Give children in need a special Easter treat
- 13:50 Closure of care centre overnight to continue
- 13:50 End is near for sewer upgrade works
- 13:50 Care home man’s £3K rampage in Mansfield
- 13:50 Jail warning for Bassetlaw thug’s “disgusting” pub attack
- 13:49 US fourth-quarter growth rate revised up
- 13:49 Court to rule on online luxury resellers
- 13:49 How to find out if you've been unfriended on Facebook
- 13:49 Emergency services prepare for increase in arson attacks
- 13:49 Campaigners seek 'to sell US politicians' browsing data'
- 13:49 How Prince Harry, my mum and I put our Heads Together to talk about...
- 13:49 Berwick Workspace to host workshops for businesses
- 13:48 Boozy driver confused by Worksop roadworks
- 13:48 Rampton patient lashed out at “bullying” nurse
- 13:48 Care home man’s £3K rampage in Mansfield
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- 13:47 These are the best and worst broadband, TV and phone firms
- 13:47 YOUR SAY: On proposed new public order for Pavilion Gardens
- 13:46 Vile assault on partially blind 80-year-old in Chester lands...
- 13:46 Bookies slash odds of an Easter heatwave in Derby
- 13:46 Stalker plagued woman via Facebook and with over 300 phone calls
- 13:46 Police re-appeal over aggravated burglaries in Gainsborough
- 13:46 Boozy driver confused by Worksop roadworks
- 13:46 Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea
- 13:45 Get with the programme! Enterprising grant for Leeds-based agency
- 13:45 Music is key to Rachel’s studies fund
- 13:45 CCTV APPEAL: Assault at McDonalds in Blackpool
- 13:45 Peter Andre suggests medication for anxiety is ‘wiping the problem...
- 13:44 Uncertainty for 20 staff at Barrow construction firm amid reported...