News archive from 24 October 2012

Burnley knifeman jailed for attack on ex

Derek Kearney A THUG who attacked his ex-partner and a neighbour then terrorised them with a large carving knife, has been jailed for nine months. Burnley Crown Court was told how Derek Kearney, 44, set about Arran Shraft when he intervened in the...

 
Bags of enthusiasm shown in village clean-up

Bags of enthusiasm shown in village clean-up

VOLUNTEERS from a village youth project near Evesham are helping to keep their community looking spick and span as part of a nationwide campaign. The Harvington Youth Project team undertook a litter pick for Wychavon District Council through...

 
Skyfall's Javier Bardem 'bans journo for asking personal question'

Skyfall's Javier Bardem 'bans journo for asking personal question'

The Spaniard, who is married to Penélope Cruz and plays Daniel Craig's nemesis Raoul Silva, wasn't having it when one member of the press breached the ban. ‘A reporter was ordered to leave the event after trying to ask Javier personal questions...

Metro, 22:05 in Showbiz
 
Plan B: It's time for me to get fit and healthy enough to start a family

Plan B: It's time for me to get fit and healthy enough to start a family

The singleton insisted he was a hopeless romantic at heart and was determined to clean up his act as he approached his 30th birthday. ‘I believe in having the wife and kids,' he told me. ‘I'm 29 now so only one year left of my 20s.' Things are...

Metro, 22:05 in Showbiz
 
'Obnoxious' Robbie Williams begs Daniel Craig for forgiveness

'Obnoxious' Robbie Williams begs Daniel Craig for forgiveness

The 38-year-old revealed how he was ‘obnoxious' to Craig after bragging he'd make a better actor. He explained: ‘I did ruin my chances of befriending Bond, though. I was in Vegas once and I was at some celebrity party, and I was sat on the table and I...

Metro, 22:05 in Showbiz
 

Israel kills two Hamas militants after Qatari emir leaves Gaza

Israeli leaders had vowed retaliation for the morning bombing on Gaza's boundary fence, but Israeli television said military actions were put on hold until Qatar's Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani had left. The rich Gulf state has had low-level...

 
Barcelona 2 Celtic 1: last-minute heartbreak for Hoops heroes

Barcelona 2 Celtic 1: last-minute heartbreak for Hoops heroes

Celtic had led at the famous stadium when, in the 18th minute, Georgios Samaras' header from a Charlie Mulgrew free-kick went in off the back of Barcelona's makeshift centre-back Javier Mascherano. And it looked for a while like the Greek striker, who...

The Herald, 22:07 in Sport
 
Burnley knifeman jailed for attack on ex

Burnley knifeman jailed for attack on ex

A THUG who attacked his ex-partner and a neighbour then terrorised them with a large carving knife, has been jailed for nine months. Burnley Crown Court was told how Derek Kearney, 44, set about Arran Shraft when he intervened in the defendant’s...

 
ONLINE VOTE: Sunday date for Mansfield Christmas lights switch-on

ONLINE VOTE: Sunday date for Mansfield Christmas lights switch-on

IT may only be mid-October, but the countdown to Christmas in Mansfield town centre is well and truly gathering pace. Many of the main arteries into the Market Place and other town centre streets already have lights in place ahead of the big...

 
David Luiz: Chelsea's performance against Shakhtar was a shock

David Luiz: Chelsea's performance against Shakhtar was a shock

The reigning European Champions were beaten 2-1 in Ukraine tonight after falling behind in the opening three minutes and centre-back Luiz admitted their performance wasn't up to standard. ‘It was a difficult game. Shakhtar played well and deserved it....

Metro, 22:15 in Sport
 
Roberto Mancini: We must beat Ajax to maintain Champions League dream

Roberto Mancini: We must beat Ajax to maintain Champions League dream

City have made another disappointing start in the competition, having collected just one point from their opening two matches in Group D, and badly need a positive result in Amsterdam tomorrow night. Mancini said: ‘We can't think before the game about...

Metro, 22:15 in Sport
 
Michel Platini says scenes at Serbia Under-21 match were 'disgraceful'

Michel Platini says scenes at Serbia Under-21 match were 'disgraceful'

Danny Rose appeared to be subjected to monkey chants during and after the 1-0 play-off win in Krusevac, which was followed by a mass brawl on the pitch between coaches and players. Uefa have opened an investigation into the chanting, and Robertson was...

Metro, 22:15 in Sport
 

Police 'failed' to solve rapes

Failures by Devon and Cornwall police meant historic rape cases went unsolved for two decades, the police watchdog said today. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the force "missed opportunities" to bring a conviction...

 

Sassoon ducks questions on Starbucks tax

Treasury Minister Lord Sassoon refused to comment on reports today that US coffee giant Starbucks has paid nothing in corporation tax to Britain over the last three years. Lord Sassoon told peers at question time that he could not comment on the tax...

 

TUC issue new edition of workers' rights book

The Trades Union Congress has issued an updated manual on workers' rights to equip people attack from the government under the guise of "reducing red tape". The new edition of Your Rights at Work is described as "a comprehensive,...

 


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