News archive from 25 February 2015, page 19

"How I tracked down the man who burgled my house' - Hull resident Aaron Wilkinson

A BURGLARY victim has told how he tracked down one of Hull's most wanted criminals by following his footprints in the snow. Prolific burglar Nathan Heath raided Aaron Wilkinson's home in Golf Links Road while he was asleep on his sofa. Mr Wilkinson's...

 
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...

 

Three men given 'bionic' hands

Three men have become the first patients in the world to have hands replaced by bionic versions controlled by their mind. All had suffered nerve damage from accidental climbing and motorcycle injuries that left them with little control over their...

 

Hull budget debate: 'Given the appalling cuts, we've done well to maintain services'

As households face another increase in council tax bills, Local Government Reporter Angus Young looks at the impact of funding cuts at Hull City Council. IT IS one of the biggest days of the political calendar. Tomorrow's budget-setting meeting at...

 
Port Vale: Contract talks delay is big gamble, says Tom Pope

Port Vale: Contract talks delay is big gamble, says Tom Pope

PORT Vale striker Tom Pope says chairman Norman Smurthwaite is taking a risk by leaving contract talks with players until the end of the season. Pope is among the players out of contract, although he has accepted that his future will be settled in the...

 

Girl blasts grooming comment judge

The schoolgirl accused by a judge of "grooming" a religious studies teacher into having sex has said she regrets the trial more than the affair. Stuart Kerner, 44, was handed a suspended 18-month sentence by Judge Joanna Greenberg QC,...

 
Universal Credit branded a ‘staggering’ £700m failure

Universal Credit branded a ‘staggering’ £700m failure

The Government's flagship benefit reforms are today described as a "staggering' failure as it emerges £700m has been spent getting just 18,000 people off traditional benefits nationwide. Welfare secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s Universal Credit...

 
Weather Update

Weather Update

Overnight showers will clear away during the morning with some bright or sunny intervals developing. However, thicker cloud and some patchy light rain will spread east in the afternoon There will be outbreaks of light rain and drizzle from the late...

 
Life-threatening pregnancy cases won't be dealt with at maternity crisis Glan Clwyd hospital

Life-threatening pregnancy cases won't be dealt with at maternity crisis Glan Clwyd hospital

Women who suffer potentially life-threatening miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies will not be able to get help at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd from April 6. Instead, they will be forced to travel to Ysbyty Gwynedd or Wrexham Maelor to be seen by specialists...

 

OBE for capital's culture supremo

STOKE-ON-TRENT born Justine Simons has been honoured by the Queen for her cultural work in London. Listed last year as one of the country's top 100 connected women, the 44-year-old, from Trentham, officially received her OBE at an investiture ceremony...

 
Euromillions Results: Tuesday night’s winning numbers

Euromillions Results: Tuesday night’s winning numbers

Tuesday night's Euromillions jackpot was a whopping £43 million. Here are the winning numbers... Main numbers: 3 25 28 34 50 Lucky Stars: 1 11 Millionaire Raffle: YMV937351

 
Derby City Council sets aside £8 million for yet another pay review for its staff

Derby City Council sets aside £8 million for yet another pay review for its staff

PUBLIC money totalling £8 million is expected to be set aside by Derby City Council so it can afford a pay review which has been dragging on for years. The money will be earmarked from the authority's reserves - a pot of cash that has recently been in...

 

New Derby care home to bring 70 jobs

A NEW state-of-the-art multi- million-pound care home is set to open in Derby, creating 70 jobs. Avery Healthcare is building the 74-bedroom development, known as Derby Heights, next to the Nuffield Health Derby Hospital, in Rykneld Road, Littleover....

 

Derbyshire war veteran Ron Minton recalls baptism of fire in Battle of Normandy

EACH time the Normandy Veterans' Association meets up, it numbers dwindle. At an anniversary to mark the end of the war last year, just five representatives of Ron Minton's regiment made the trip back to France. For 90-year-old Ron Minton, he was just...

 
A1 near Grantham to get extra speed cameras

A1 near Grantham to get extra speed cameras

Extra speed cameras are to be installed on the A1 between Grantham and Stamford by highways bosses desperate to cut the number of high-speed accidents. The Highways Agency has put aside £750,000 for eight cameras, monitoring average speeds on a long...

 


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