News archive from 27 June 2013

Debenhams' sales growth slows

Analysts' consensus is a pretax profit of around 153 million pounds. Debenhams said sales at stores open over a year were flat in the 16 weeks to June 22 - a period which includes its fiscal third quarter. That outcome compares with a first half...

Reuters, 09:30 in Business
 
Mum dragged from blaze

Mum dragged from blaze

Neighbours forced their way into the property and dragged Miss Betts out after she had suffered an epileptic fit. She had earlier managed to lower Oliver out of a ground-floor window to safety. FREE MEAL OFFER at our award winning restaurant Megna...

 
Teen fighting for life after crash

Teen fighting for life after crash

One witness said a passenger was thrown from the car and ended up on the driveway of a neighbouring house. Police say the driver and passenger, also 18, suffered head injuries in the collision and the driver, last night remained in a "critical,...

 
Play areas damaged in Grantham

Play areas damaged in Grantham

A window on the premises was also smashed. Earlier in the evening play park equipment was set alight on land off Shaw Road. Turf and Soil Supplied and Laid BCS Ltd Turf View details Print voucher bcs ltd Contact: 01522 705130 Valid until: Saturday,...

 

Fraud sentences may be increased

Jun 27 2013 Fraudsters could soon be sentenced according to how much harm they cause their victims and not how much money is involved under new proposals. The Sentencing Council wants criminals convicted of financial crimes to receive tougher...

 
Elland in lockdown and bypass closed as bomb squad search building

Elland in lockdown and bypass closed as bomb squad search building

BOMB squad officers were called in and major roads sealed off last night after a suspicious package was discovered following a firearms incident in a factory. Police closed the Elland bypass in both directions, causing traffic chaos, after a worker at...

 
UK shale gas resources 'greater than thought'

UK shale gas resources 'greater than thought'

UK shale gas resources may be far greater than previously thought, a report for the government says. The British Geological Survey was asked to estimate how much gas is trapped in rocks beneath Lancashire and Yorkshire. It said there could be 1,300...

BBC, 09:30 in Business
 
Pensioner tells of ordeal over £1.70 Carlisle parking ticket

Pensioner tells of ordeal over £1.70 Carlisle parking ticket

A pensioner locked in a three-month battle over a £1.70 parking ticket has told how she feared her ordeal would never end. Battle: Margaret Steel from Hayton at the car park in Carlisle at the centre of the row over a £1.70 ticket By David Hemming...

 

Double-dip recession could be wiped from history as officials rethink growth figures from early 2012

Britain's double-dip recession might never have happened because Government number-crunchers now reckon the building industry did better than previously thought in the first quarter of 2012. The second recession at the end of 2011 and first half of...

 

OAP illegally claimed more than £28,000 benefits

webpicA PENSIONER who failed to reveal that she was still in work illegally claimed more than £28,000 in state benefits, a court has been told. Valerie Deeley said she had no idea she needed to say she was employed when she claimed pension credits and...

 
Marton: Farmer in court charged with GBH

Marton: Farmer in court charged with GBH

A farmer accused of injuring a man found on his land has appeared at Lincoln Crown Court. Dennis Tindale, 76, of Village Farm, Marton, is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and wanton or furious driving, both on 9th June. No...

 

Lonely hearths: homes to love

Do you like a project, or are you more of an off-the-peg buyer? Most househunters, apparently, are the latter – they like to buy a finished home, without having to think about accent walls or dado rails. Which gives the project-minded buyers something...

 

This week’s paper

In this week's Batley and Birstall News: A distraught mum has labelled cruel thieves who stole ornaments from her son's grave and memorial garden as "scum". Morag Young, of Healey Lane, Batley, was left heartbroken after thieves pinched...

 
Bridge work back on track

Bridge work back on track

Restoration work on a bridge over the Crook O'Lune can now start again after nesting birds have moved on. Lancashire County Council engineers began work on the east cycleway bridge in April. However, work had to be halted earlier this month after...

 

Man assaulted in loud music row

A Furness Vale man punched his nextdoor neighbour's son because he was asked to turn his music down, a court heard. Michael Mather, 55, of Lake View, was sentenced to a community order last Wednesday at High Peak Magistrates’ Court, sitting in...

 


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