News archive from 24 February 2016

Row over brown bins heats up as Holbeach streets are left off the list

Row over brown bins heats up as Holbeach streets are left off the list

Council garden waste collections have sailed into a second row before the first brown bin has hit the kerbside. Holbeach was listed as a place where garden waste would be collected but disappointed residents who tried to sign up discovered only...

 
Haxby explosion man named

Haxby explosion man named

The 63-year-old man who died in a house explosion in Haxby near York on Friday morning has today been formally identified as Paul Frederick Wilmott. The 63-year-old man who died in a house explosion in Haxby near York on Friday morning has today been...

 

UFC confirm Nate Diaz as Rafael dos Anjos' replacement to face Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor will fight Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5 after champion Rafael Dos Anjos dropped out of their bout with a foot injury. UFC President Dana White announced the 170-pound matchup on Tuesday night after a day of frantic shuffling. Dos...

Daily Mail, 06:06 in Sport
 
US election 2016: Trump is betting on big win in Nevada

US election 2016: Trump is betting on big win in Nevada

Republican candidates are set to face off in caucuses in the US state of Nevada in the fourth test to take the party's nomination for president. Frontrunner Donald Trump, currently polling top in the state, is hoping to seal his lead after consecutive...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
Police fraud team issues warning over Good Citizen Award scam

Police fraud team issues warning over Good Citizen Award scam

Police have issued a warning about a phone scam where individuals are duped into thinking they have won thousands of pounds for being a ‘Good Citizen’. Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime, has been receiving...

 
Public warning over counterfeit airbags sold on eBay

Public warning over counterfeit airbags sold on eBay

Police have warned the public over purchasing potentially dangerous counterfeit airbags online. Although a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of counterfeiting and money laundering offences, officers have alerted 680 people believed to have...

 
The Boss is coming: Springsteen announces UK tour dates

The Boss is coming: Springsteen announces UK tour dates

Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen has announced 4 UK stadium shows following a 25-date US tour of 1980 album ‘The River’. The 66-year-old rocker will visit Manchester, Glasgow, Coventry, and London with a couple of Dublin dates in a European jaunt...

 
A nation divided

A nation divided

The campaigns for Britain to leave or remain part of the European Union are neck and neck, according to a poll. David Cameron’s attempt to focus on the threat that Brexit may pose to security and the economy appears to be working, with a sharp fall in...

 
Security at stake if we leave, army chiefs warn

Security at stake if we leave, army chiefs warn

David Cameron will seek to move the argument for staying in the EU from economic to national security grounds today, backed by some of Britain’s most senior military figures. General Sir Peter Wall, a former chief of the general staff, is believed to...

 
Early polls raise lots of questions

Early polls raise lots of questions

There is a big difference between the online and telephone polls on the EU referendum. Online polls show the sides neck-and-neck, while the telephone polls are showing about a 15 per cent margin in favour of Remain. Why? Both methodologies across...

 
Trading links can be kept open at a cost

Trading links can be kept open at a cost

Canada, Norway and Switzerland will crop up regularly as the referendum approaches and campaigners on both sides try to explain how the UK could trade with Europe from outside the Union. Britain could keep its open trading access if it voted to leave,...

 
But . . . out: Witney wants to leave

But . . . out: Witney wants to leave

The mid-sentence “buts” hang in the air in Witney. “David Cameron did a fantastic job negotiating”, Richard Langridge said, “but I am of the belief that we need to get out of Europe.” “David Cameron is a good constituency MP,” according to Peta...

 
Outrage as Brexit MPs are barred from official papers

Outrage as Brexit MPs are barred from official papers

Eurosceptics have attacked as an “insult to democracy” a decision to ban ministers who are campaigning to leave the European Union from accessing official briefings and papers. Sir Jeremy Heywood, the cabinet secretary, has drawn up strict rules...

 

End fire cuts now, Johnson urged

FBU: Decommissioned engines might have saved man’s life MAYOR of London Boris Johnson was urged yesterday to scrap his fire service cuts after a man was killed in a blaze while fire crews were occupied at another incident. The London fire brigade took...

 

Tories’ ‘dangerous’ neglect of priorities

‘A gift to dictators round the world,’ says new Amnesty report BRITAIN is already setting a “dangerous precedent” to the world by “undermining” human rights, Amnesty said yesterday, with Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act still in the pipeline....

 


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