News archive from 24 April 2017, page 19

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research. With more of our lives spent online from getting a job to seeking romance, having the right profile picture...

 

Three nights of road closures in Manby

The crossroads at Manby and Grimoldby is set to face three nights of overnight closures for essential road repairs next month. On Monday May 8, work will begin to repair failing sections of the B1200 road at the Manby and Grimoldby crossroads. To...

 
The Walking Dead season 8: Showrunner hints Rick Grimes will be KILLED by Negan

The Walking Dead season 8: Showrunner hints Rick Grimes will be KILLED by Negan

The explosive finale of season seven resulted in Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) finally declaring war with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) but there could be more casualties to come. After Rick lost Glenn, Abraham, Sasha and more of his people to...

 

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research. With more of our lives spent online from getting a job to seeking romance, having the right profile picture...

 

'I wasn't allowed to say goodbye': Teenager rails against decision to shut her Northamptonshire children's...

A teenager who has been moved out of her Northamptonshire County Council-run care home because of staffing issues says her life have been torn apart. The authority is set to temporarily close St John's House, based in Tiffield, near Towcester at the...

 

Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse. The long-term commitment from the supermarket aims to enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme....

 
‘Stupid’ teenager spared jail after police chase through streets of Derby

‘Stupid’ teenager spared jail after police chase through streets of Derby

A 19-year-old has been told he was "stupid" for leading police on a car chase through Derby which could have resulted in "dreadful consequences". Levi Robertson, who did not have a driving licence, refused to pull over when...

 

Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

What were feared fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes. Police had issued a warning over fake versions of the new £5 notes - despite claims it was impossible to copy. Officers issued the...

 

Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse. The long-term commitment from the supermarket aims to enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme....

 

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research. With more of our lives spent online from getting a job to seeking romance, having the right profile picture...

 

Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse. The long-term commitment from the supermarket aims to enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme....

 
Youngsters to decide how £100,000 should be spent on Notts scout huts

Youngsters to decide how £100,000 should be spent on Notts scout huts

Scout leaders are doing their best to back record numbers of youngsters joining the organisation in Nottinghamshire with a £100,000 investment. Across the city and county, waiting lists have skyrocketed to a record high with more than 550 youngsters...

 
LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy

LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy

LafargeHolcim (LHN.S) Chief Executive Eric Olsen will leave the company in July, the world's largest cement maker said on Monday, in the wake of a report into allegations the company paid armed groups in Syria to keep a plant open. "While I was...

Reuters, 06:31 in Business
 
ChemChina target Syngenta sees first quarter sales drop 1 percent

ChemChina target Syngenta sees first quarter sales drop 1 percent

Syngenta (SYNN.S), the Swiss pesticides and seeds group that is being acquired by ChemChina CNCC.UL, said first quarter sales slipped 1 percent to $3.74 billion (£2.92 billion) as growth in Asian corn seed markets were offset by lower demand for...

Reuters, 06:31 in Business
 
Ramos and Pique aftermath: What really happened in the dressing rooms after El Clasico

Ramos and Pique aftermath: What really happened in the dressing rooms after El Clasico

The Catalan club edged out their bitter rivals at the Bernabeu last night in dramatic fashion. Lionel Messi bagged his 500th Barca goal and netted a stoppage-time winner against 10-men Madrid. Ramos was dismissed for a two-footed challenge on the...

 


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