News archive from 26 October 2017

'Cards for cancer' created in memory of Observer journalist

THE SISTER of former Observer journalist Matthew Bates who lost his battle with cancer is raising money in his memory to help others. Deputy editor Matt passed away a year ago after being diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer at the age of just...

 
Family extremely concerned for welfare of missing Southam pensioner

Family extremely concerned for welfare of missing Southam pensioner

AN URGENT appeal has been launched by police after a Southam woman in her 70s went missing yesterday (Wednesday October 25). Valerie Burnham, 74, from Mayfield Road, was last seen in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre yesterday. Valerie is white, 5ft...

 

Video: The runner taking part in 17 events for 2017 to go the extra mile for Poppyscotland

Claire Smith wanted to fundraise for Poppyscotland in honour of her mum Rose, who battled ill health then died last December. Her dad David Lockie also spent 22 years in the Forces, with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers so Claire has...

 

Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock: Pedro Caixinha pays the penalty as late equaliser piles on more misery

As a former bullfighter, it can safely be assumed that Pedro Caixinha is practised in the art of extricating himself from tight corners. He’ll certainly have to move nimbly now to get himself out of this one. As the clock struck 90 minutes at Ibrox on...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic: League leaders just one game away from matching their own British record as Kieran...

This was supposed to be it. The night Celtic’s 60-match unbeaten run in domestic competition met with a sudden end. A night when the travails of Champions League football and three games a week finally extracted a harsh toll. We should all know better...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Derby city centre transformed by going back to the future

The stunning revival of Derby's historic shopping streets has today been hailed nationally as "an example for other cities to follow". Hundreds of thousands of pounds has been spent tearing out ugly 70s and 80s shopfronts and recreating...

 
Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 breakfast show falls to lowest listener ratings since he took over the slot

Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 breakfast show falls to lowest listener ratings since he took over the slot

Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show has dropped to its lowest listening figures since the longtime Radio 1 personality began hosting the show. Reports suggest the show attracted 4.93 million listeners a week in the third quarter of 2017, a drop off...

Metro, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Kris Jenner wants to have William and Kate round at hers for Christmas this year

Kris Jenner wants to have William and Kate round at hers for Christmas this year

Oh no big deal…just Ice Skating with @nancyakerrigan in Calabasas in 95 degree heat for our Christmas Special!!!! #nancykerrigan #christmasinOctober #santaselves #santa #soexcited A post shared by Kris Jenner (@krisjenner) on Oct 16, 2017 at 3:09pm...

Metro, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Captain McKenzie sees Bradbury returning with a vengeance after his “mistake”

Captain McKenzie sees Bradbury returning with a vengeance after his “mistake”

Fraser McKenzie has moved up from the ranks to take the captaincy and a primary role in re-asserting discipline at Edinburgh – but he envisages giving the armband back to Magnus Bradbury in time. Bradbury was stripped of the captaincy by head coach...

The Courier, 00:10 in Sport
 
Mark Jones - a clarification

Mark Jones - a clarification

Our article of July 20, 2017 entitled 'Huge lorry trailer dumped outside Anglesey couple's home in neighbour dispute' reported on a dispute between Mr and Mrs Hughes and Mr and Mrs Jones over boundary ownership after Mrs Jones had allowed Mr and Mrs...

 

Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Mourners in Thailand are marking the main part of the five-day funeral ceremony for the country's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The revered king died in October 2016 aged 88. He will be cremated later on Thursday, in a royal pyre representing heaven...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 
Price of bridge strikes in Grantham? £1.3 million over the last five years!

Price of bridge strikes in Grantham? £1.3 million over the last five years!

0 Have your say Bridge strikes in Grantham have cost the taxpayer a staggering £1.3 million over the last five years. The figure has been released by Network Rail as part of a new campaign to improve awareness of low bridges within the haulage...

 
Scottish Catholic priest first to back LGBT school lessons

Scottish Catholic priest first to back LGBT school lessons

A Catholic priest has become the first in Scotland to publicly supported the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in schools. Father Paul Morton, of Saint Bride’s Parish Church in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, is the first...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Learning
 
More churches put on ‘at risk’ register

More churches put on ‘at risk’ register

One in 10 churches across the North West are under threat because of concerns about their condition, according to Historic England. Over the past 12 months 17 places of worship in the region have been added to the Heritage At Risk Register, including...

 
Pregnant pause ends with hurrah for Harry

Pregnant pause ends with hurrah for Harry

​​Lip balm. Check! Water spray. Check! Fan. Check! Snacks. Check! Drinks. Check! Drugs. Check! ​Enough about me​, let’s concentrate on the ​subject in hand. Midwife’s hands, as it goes, a​fter my darling daughter gave birth to ​a ​beloved boy. Giving...

 


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