News archive from 21 February 2015, page 13

100 firefighters attend major blaze

Almost 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines are tackling a blaze which has broken out at industrial units. One unit is completely alight while two others have been affected by the fire, which sparked more than 50 emergency calls to the fire brigade...

 

Tiny twins reunited in Lincoln after their birth 140 miles away

Two tiny twins have finally been reunited in their home city following their birth in a hospital 140 miles away. Alfie and Grace were born three months premature on December 27 while their parents, who live in Lincoln, were visiting relatives in...

 
Epworth shows it’s a talented town

Epworth shows it’s a talented town

Poets, singers and dancers from the Isle showed off their performing skills when Epworth Primary Academy hosted an Epworth's Got Talent show. The academy had a great response from primary pupils of all ages with 50 acts entering the competition....

 
Make a date to join in the fight against cancer

Make a date to join in the fight against cancer

Entries are now open for this year's Race For LIfe and women across the borough are being encourgaed to enter. Fresh from Valentine’s Day, a heartfelt plea is being issued to to make a date to beat cancer by signing up for this year’s five kilometre...

 
Near-total eclipse to be visible from North Lincolnshire

Near-total eclipse to be visible from North Lincolnshire

One of nature's greatest wonders - a solar eclipse - will be visible from North Lincolnshire. The eclipse, which will take place on Friday, March 20, will be the largest partial eclipse to be visible from anywhere in Britain since the famously...

 
Worksop: A 65-year-man has been charged after an assault at a Worksop home

Worksop: A 65-year-man has been charged after an assault at a Worksop home

Notts Police were called to a house in Gateford, Worksop, where a man had been assaulted and another man was arrested. The attack happened around 5.20pm on Wednesday 18th February in Shorelark Way, Gateford. An ambulance crew attended to treat one man...

 
Crewe Alexandra: Mid-table finish would be a real achievement - Steve Davis

Crewe Alexandra: Mid-table finish would be a real achievement - Steve Davis

THE recent buzzwords around the Alex have been "momentum' and "mentality', both brought about by a recent upturn of form. Even Tuesday night's late defeat at Doncaster can't take away from the improvements that Crewe have made in recent...

 

Indonesia recalls envoy to Brazil amid row over execution

Indonesia is also involved in a diplomatic spat with Australia over the fate of two Australian members of the "Bali Nine" drug trafficking ring due to be executed this month. Toto Riyanto, who was chosen to be Indonesia's new ambassador to...

 
Toxic liquid attack on Grimsby shop worker

Toxic liquid attack on Grimsby shop worker

A "CALLOUS" thief squirted ammonia in a terrified shop assistant's face - leaving her screaming in agony and temporarily blinded after the liquid caused burning and irritation to one of her eyes. As her attackers escaped with a crate of...

 
Toxic liquid attack: Shop owner defiant after 60 crimes against his business

Toxic liquid attack: Shop owner defiant after 60 crimes against his business

GRIMSBY shopkeeper George Pillai has vowed to carry on serving his customers - despite being subjected to more than 60 crimes against his business. The owner of Alexandra News, in Alexandra Road, said the attack to his mother had not tempted him...

 
Centrica power station closures: MP's shock at announcement

Centrica power station closures: MP's shock at announcement

CLEETHORPES MP Martin Vickers has been given "assurances" that those affected by the closure of two power stations on the South Bank will be given help in finding new jobs. Mr Vickers met with Centrica bosses yesterday morning regarding the...

 
Come election day, forget the mainstream parties

Come election day, forget the mainstream parties

Recently, I read of a council in denial - Rotherham. The shameful, sad case of a pensioner burning himself to death over an £800 debt, not of his own making, but due to government austerity cuts and the incompetence of his local authority. The inquest...

 

19 horrifying facts about Robert Mugabe as world's oldest leader turns 91

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has turned 91 today - making him the oldest head of state on the planet. Mugabe is clearly touchy about his age - press photographers recently reported being forced to delete images of him falling over at an official...

Metro, 07:06 in Hot News
 
Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been rediscovered more than a hundred years after it was first published. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the story, titled Sherlock Homes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar, in 1904...

BBC, 07:06 in Art & Culture
 
Sheffield to lose police helicopter base

Sheffield to lose police helicopter base

The police helicopter base in Sheffield is to be axed next year. National Police Air Service bosses have confirmed plans to close 10 bases to save cash. Since April 2013 South Yorkshire has been served by a helicopter based at Sheffield for 10 hours a...

 


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