News archive from 17 October 2016

David Attenborough to visit the ship which will bear his name

David Attenborough to visit the ship which will bear his name

Sir David Attenborough will visit Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird this morning to preside at a ceremony that marks the start of construction of the biggest commercial ship building project in Britain for 30 years. Popularly dubbed Boaty McBoatface,...

 
'Substance' thrown in man and woman's face in Liverpool city centre

'Substance' thrown in man and woman's face in Liverpool city centre

A 'substance' has been thrown in a man and woman's face in Liverpool city centre . Police, firefighters, ambulances and the Environmental Protection Unit are currently at the scene at Hatton Gardens. Merseyside Police confirmed a 19-year-old female...

 

Sturgeon: May is not ‘honouring her promise’ to Scotland on talks

Nicola Sturgeon has warned Theresa May must “honour her promise” to keep Scotland at the heart of crunch Brexit negotiations or face the break-up of the UK, as both leaders prepare for showdown talks in London. The First Minister admitted she has been...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

'Export licence issued' for Northampton's ancient Egyptian statue

An ancient Egyptian statue which sparked a major heritage feud may have been exported to the US, a government report suggests.

 

Tom Wood admits everybody is 'under pressure' at Northampton following surprise dismissal of Alex King 

Northampton flanker Tom Wood said the sudden dismissal of Alex King was a ‘wake- up call’ following a poor start to the season. After being linked with Eddie Jones’ England coaching team, the assistant coach was released by Saints shortly before their...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Victoria Pendleton the surprise addition to ITV's racing revolution

Victoria Pendleton is the surprise face on the ITV racing team which take over terrestrial coverage of the sport in the new year. The double Olympic cycling gold medallist is part of an enhanced female presence led by Francesca Cumani, daughter of...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Family tragedy as toddler passes away on second due date ‘birthday’ after twin brother dies in womb

Family tragedy as toddler passes away on second due date ‘birthday’ after twin brother dies in womb

A TODDLER who survived being born prematurely has died on what would have been his second due date “birthday”. Parents Megan Lothian and Max Halliday had already suffered the agony of losing little Oskar’s twin brother Reuben to stillbirth. Last...

 
Neo-Nazi band's Scottish gig axed after anti-racism campaigners call for group to be banned from UK

Neo-Nazi band's Scottish gig axed after anti-racism campaigners call for group to be banned from UK

A 'white power concert' in Scotland has been cancelled, an anti-racism group has claimed. Bound For Glory, an American "white power" band, were reportedly due to perform in Edinburgh at an undisclosed venue on Saturday October 22. The event...

 

Brexit vote worries brushed aside as EY grows income

Professional services giant EY has enjoyed solid full-year growth at its UK operations despite a pre-Brexit vote blip and has seen its Scottish headcount pass through the 1,000 “milestone”. Figures released today show that UK fee income grew by 
7 per...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Ceremony to mark start of polar ship construction

Ceremony to mark start of polar ship construction

Construction of the UK's new £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, formally begins on Monday at Cammell Laird on Merseyside. A ceremony will see a crane lower a near-100-tonne segment of keel on to blocks on the firm's slipway....

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Coffee and cake for a great cause

Great support was shown for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Ellingham Village Hall on Friday, September 30. Those attending enjoyed coffee and cake for a great cause and more than £450 was raised for the cancer charity. The World’s...

 

Residents urged to have their say on creation of a plan for Berwick

Firstly, may I thank all members of the working group and steering groups for the time that they have put in to developing the Berwick Neighbourhood Plan to date. Also my thanks to the hundreds of residents, businesses and stakeholders who have...

 

Photo contest showcases the beauty of the region

A photographic competition to promote the region and help boost tourism is being launched today. Organised by Northumbrian Water and the North East England Chamber of Commerce, the competition aims to capture as many different views of the region as...

 
Most countries get more calories from alcohol than soft drinks – study

Most countries get more calories from alcohol than soft drinks – study

People in the UK and many other countries get more of their calories from alcohol than from sugary drinks like cola and lemonade, according to new data which suggests that tackling Britain’s drink problem may be more important for health than cracking...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 
Maternity wards in England to be rated by safety record

Maternity wards in England to be rated by safety record

The government is to release new ratings for maternity wards across England to allow prospective parents to compare and contrast services in NHS hospitals, as part of a drive to reduce instances of stillbirth and brain injuries during labour....

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 


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