News archive from 25 February 2015, page 17

TRAVEL: Fire closes part of A17

TRAVEL: Fire closes part of A17

UPDATED AT 6:45am A fire has closed the A17 at Wigtoft. Both directions of the carriageway are shut between the Hipper Lane junction and the A16 Sutterton Dowdyke roundabout due to the incident.

 
Crewe Alexandra: The Academy should be proud of FA Youth Cup success - Steve Davis

Crewe Alexandra: The Academy should be proud of FA Youth Cup success - Steve Davis

STEVE Davis says the name of Crewe Alexandra is in good hands after seeing the club's under-18s side reach the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup. Goals from Liam O'Neill and Andre Brown, plus an own goal, helped Alex Morris's side to a 3-2 victory...

 
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross being rested to avoid back surgery

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross being rested to avoid back surgery

STOKE City skipper Ryan Shawcross is under orders to rest this week in a bid to avoid back surgery. Shawcross is being handled carefully to give him every chance of overcoming his inflamed disc by natural means. The club hope that will avert the need...

 
Staffordshire Police ranked ninth highest for 'out-of-date' communications prosecutions

Staffordshire Police ranked ninth highest for 'out-of-date' communications prosecutions

STAFFORDSHIRE Police has been named the ninth top police force to convict people using legislation described as "out-of-date' by a campaign group. The force prosecuted 193 people under the 127 Communications Act and Malicious Communications Act...

 
Man tells how he would have feared for his life after bomb was posted through letterbox.. had he not been drunk at time

Man tells how he would have feared for his life after bomb was posted through letterbox.. had he not been...

A MAN has told how he would have feared for his life after a bomb was put through his letterbox – had he not been drunk. Bomb disposal experts and emergency services were called to David Neill’s flat at 4.15am yesterday after the device – a suspected...

 

'Oyez, Oyez! You're single!' Town crier Michael Wood to announce divorces

IT IS certainly one way of announcing your marriage has bitten the dust. Michael Wood, the East Riding's award-winning town crier, is perhaps best known for leading parades, opening buildings and flying the flag for East Yorkshire. Now, the...

 
SCARLET FEVER: How to protect against infection

SCARLET FEVER: How to protect against infection

Good hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, which is often transferred by coughs and sneezes, direct physical contact or through shared contact with toys, table tops, taps and handles. To protect against infection parents...

 
Legal victory for Dearne Tesco delivery drivers, says MP

Legal victory for Dearne Tesco delivery drivers, says MP

Ex-Tesco drivers from across the Dearne have just won an unfair dismissal battle they'd been fighting for more than two years. Throughout this time I’ve been working with other local Labour MPs to back them and their union Unite. The dispute began in...

 
Appeal after rabbit dumped in rubbish

Appeal after rabbit dumped in rubbish

An investigation has been launched after a rabbit was found in a pile of rubbish in Fleetwood. The rabbit, a grey-coloured lionhead male, named Blue by the RSPCA, was in a tiny hutch which was dumped out with the bins in a back alley off Styan Street,...

 
Double joy for charity duo

Double joy for charity duo

A pupil and pensioner are celebrating a double success after picking up awards recognising their fund-raising 
efforts for a national charity. Chris Bradburn, 72, from Freckleton, and 11-year-old Kyle O’Keefe, a student at Rossall School in...

 

VIDEO: Demolition under way at Sheffield’s Castle Market

A famous Sheffield landmark will soon be no more after demolition of the city's legendary Castle Market began. The former magnet for bargain hunters is now filled with mounds of rubble, piles of steel and demolition machinery. Some 32 workers are on...

 
Sheffield taxi drivers face crackdown on ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Sheffield taxi drivers face crackdown on ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Taxi drivers in Sheffield have been warned they could lose their licences as part of a crackdown on "inappropriate behaviour'. South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Council and East Midlands Trains have jointly written to cab drivers to warn them...

 
Think again about knocking down Sheffield’s heritage

Think again about knocking down Sheffield’s heritage

We all know that there is a serious car-parking problem at the Northern General Hospital and I'm sure most of us have experienced the frustrating search for a space followed by the worry that you'll not get back to your car before a ticket is slammed...

 
Today’s Star columnist: Rachel Habergham

Today’s Star columnist: Rachel Habergham

There have been many national headlines recently about parking, whether it be the charges at hospital car parks or the fines imposed by many parking companies. The story got closer to home for me this week as the car park that has been used by many in...

 
435 more homes: plans include 384 at New Waltham & 21 on Leaking Boot site

435 more homes: plans include 384 at New Waltham & 21 on Leaking Boot site

PLANS to build new homes on the fire ravaged former Leaking Boot site in Cleethorpes AND proposals for almost 400 new houses in New Waltham have been revealed. The applications, for brownfield and greenfield sites respectively, come as an application...

 


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