News archive from 26 May 2015

Chester Grosvenor Bridge jumper lives to tell the tale

Chester Grosvenor Bridge jumper lives to tell the tale

A man jumped off Chester's Grosvenor Bridge this evening but lived to tell the tale. Witnesses reported a 'confirmed jumper' from the bridge just before 10pm on Monday (May 25) sparking a full response from the emergency services who assembled in the...

 
Doncaster’s new civic mayor is installed

Doncaster’s new civic mayor is installed

Doncaster council's new civic mayor has been officially sworn in and will serve the town for the next year. Labour councillor for Wheatley Hills and Intake, Paul Wray, was officially confirmed as the next civic mayor of the borough at a Doncaster...

 

Liverpool "open transfer talks to sign Aston Villa's Christian Benteke'

Liverpool have opened talks with Aston Villa over a deal to sign Christian Benteke, according to reports. The Reds are desperate to bring in a quality centre forward this summer, having struggled for goals last term. Aston Villa hitman Benteke is...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
Foo Fighters rock Sunderland

Foo Fighters rock Sunderland

As fist-pumping stadium rockers go, they don't come much bigger than Foo Fighters. They may be the only gig at the home of the Black Cats this year, but they made it a big, pounding one and proved with every head bang why they’re billed as one of the...

 
Driver who caused deaths of scientists in A90 crash sentenced

Driver who caused deaths of scientists in A90 crash sentenced

A woman who caused the death of two leading Scots scientists by careless driving has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service. Elizabeth-Anne Dixon, 35, caused a crash on the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen road in 2013. Dr Stewart Rhind and Dr...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Number of £2m-plus homes for sale more than doubles since election

The number of houses listed for sale for £2m or more on the UK’s main property websites has more than doubled in the two weeks since the Tories’ general election victory quelled fears of a mansion tax. Properties such as the £3.9m Manor House in...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of blogger attacks

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of blogger attacks

Bangladesh has banned an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry has said. Its move to outlaw the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) comes after police called for the group to be banned. All...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 

Richard Dunne hoping to renew QPR deal after disappointing season at Loftus Road  

QPR defender Richard Dunne wants to continue his playing career at Loftus Road. The Irishman helped Rangers reach the Premier League two seasons ago and now wants to help them get their place back in the top flight. The 35-year-old is out of contract...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Frank Lampard backs former clubs Chelsea and Manchester City to dominate Premier League for years to come

Frank Lampard is heading to the United States expecting his old clubs to remain as the Premier League's top two. The former England midfielder believes Chelsea and Manchester City are both equipped to dominate the English game in the coming years....

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Football League left reeling by loss of Capital One as major sponsor of flagship Cup competition 

The Football League are set to lose one of their major sponsors this week despite another highly successful long weekend of play-off matches at Wembley. American credit card provider Capital One will not be renewing their backing of the League Cup...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Brendan Rodgers could face the axe this summer after a disappointing season with Liverpool... could one of...

When Brendan Rodgers enters the board room to meet with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group, he will have it in the back of his mind that this could have been his last season in charge of the Merseyside club. If that is the case, attention will turn...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Mark Warburton turns down Sheffield United job as club continues search for Nigel Clough's replacement 

Sheffield United have been snubbed in their attempt to lure Mark Warburton to Bramall Lane after sacking Nigel Clough. Clough and six of his backroom team have been fired after failing to secure promotion from League One. Warburton was the top target...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Facelift will give new life to Wentworth after strange events at BMW PGA Championship

Wentworth has endured more tweaks and make-overs than an ageing Hollywood actress and the grand dame of British tournament golf will be booked in for more surgery after the strange events at this year’s BMW PGA Championship. The new Chinese owners...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Driverless convoy: Will truckers lose out to software?

Driverless convoy: Will truckers lose out to software?

Sleepiness and stress are perennial risks for the long distance lorry driver, and accidents are sadly too frequent. However, a radical new driverless truck being trialled by Daimler may offer a solution. Earlier this month, the automotive giant was...

 

Crystal Palace may offload Mile Jedinak this summer with West Brom on red alert

Crystal Palace are set to listen to offers for captain Mile Jedinak this summer. The Australia international has arguably been the club’s top performer since returning to the Premier League in 2013. West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is a huge...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 


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