News archive from 21 February 2015, page 17

More kids at risk than ever before

More kids at risk than ever before

THE number of Wigan children who are at risk from abuse, violence or exploitation has rocketed by almost a quarter in just a year, new figures released by Wigan Council show. In 2014, 441 youngsters were placed under child protection plans – 80 more...

 

Schoolgirls feared to be joining IS

Police are urgently trying to trace three runaway schoolgirls amid fears they have fled to Syria to join Islamic State, as questions are raised about how they were able to leave the country so easily. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and an...

 

Have benefits of statins been exaggerated? Advocates distorted statistics and downplayed side-effects say...

The benefits of taking statins have been exaggerated, two leading experts claim. They say the cholesterol-lowering medicines – hailed as miracle drugs when they hit the market 20 years ago – are not as safe or effective at preventing heart attacks as...

Daily Mail, 07:27 in Health
 
Dental practice manager stole £80,000 from her employers to prop up her failing bar business

Dental practice manager stole £80,000 from her employers to prop up her failing bar business

A dental practice manager walked free from court after admitting stealing £80,243 from her employers to prop up her own failing business. Rachael Carvell was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence after taking the money from Fosse Dental Care in...

 
Leek stalker threatened to kill ex-partner

Leek stalker threatened to kill ex-partner

FRUSTRATED father Adrian Findlow harassed his estranged wife by sending her a string of unwanted messages and threatening to have her killed. The 26-year-old contacted the woman on Facebook, requesting to see his son. But when she said he could see...

 

Two major Scunthorpe retailers merge & promise better dealers for shoppers

Two major retailers have joined forces in Scunthorpe. They say the merger will mean greater buying power, greater variety of products, more stock and experienced staff working together. It involves The Bed Shop Superstore, on Skippingdale Retail Park,...

 
Caravan site to be built at Normanby Park

Caravan site to be built at Normanby Park

PLANS are underway to build a caravan site at Normanby Park in a bid to improve facilities for campers. A five van touring site was opened in 2001, but at present there are no serviced facilities for camping. Council bosses are considering investing...

 

Motorbike & sidecar funeral procession after mystery death of young father-of-three

MYSTERY surrounds the tragic death of a young father-of-three who was honoured with a motorbike and sidecar funeral procession on Thursday (February 19). Colin Ruben Smith, 27, known as 'Col' died suddenly at his home in Scunthorpe on January 27. He...

 
Scunthorpe driver who drove while banned given suspended jail sentence

Scunthorpe driver who drove while banned given suspended jail sentence

The following offender was dealt with at the Court Centre in Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, with North Lincolnshire magistrates hearing the matter and passing sentence: THOMAS RAMSHAW, 21, of Cathedral Court, Scunthorpe, pleaded guilty to driving while...

 

Smith questions "different rules"

Warrington coach Tony Smith say s St George Illawarra winger Eto Nabuli would have been sent off for a swinging arm had the offence occurred in Super League rather than the opening game of the new World Club Series. Smith believes his side's clash...

Belper News, 07:30 in Sport
 

Richards rues missed opportunity

Dean Richards believes Newcastle let a win slip out of their grasp after overseeing a 23-23 Aviva Premiership draw with Wasps at Kingston Park. The Falcons' director of rugby watched his side score three tries and lead 23-16 with 16 minutes left only...

Belper News, 07:30 in Sport
 
Coldstream manager Stevie Gibbard resigns

Coldstream manager Stevie Gibbard resigns

Coldstream are looking for another new manager after Stevie Gibbard announced his resignation last night - just three months after taking charge at Home Park. The 39-year-old quit out of the blue last night, telling players that he had made the...

 
Honours joy for college manager Roberta

Honours joy for college manager Roberta

One of the leading members of a Fylde coast college has told of her joy after collecting a major honour. Roberta Austin, centre manager at Blackpool and The Fylde College’s construction training centre, Blackpool Build Up, was this week presented with...

 
North Leamington School and Holiday Inn hold hustings events

North Leamington School and Holiday Inn hold hustings events

The countdown to the General Election got underway in Leamington and Warwick as parliamentary candidates met local businesses, residents and schoolchildren to set out their agendas. After a debate at North Leamington School, Chris White MP...

 
Sextet wins Leamington Music Prize

Sextet wins Leamington Music Prize

Vocal sextet Amici Cantantes is the winner of the 2015 Leamington Music Prize, it has been announced. The group received a prize of £1,000 and an invitation to perform during Leamington Music’s 2015/16 winter concert series. Formed two years ago,...

 


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