News archive from 27 July 2015, page 15

Women in business in county to benefit from £71k funding

Women in business in county to benefit from £71k funding

Businesswomen in Northumberland are set to benefit from a £1.1million superfast broadband fund as part of plans announced by the Prime Minister to "to end the gender pay gap in a generation'. Northumberland successfully bid for a share of the...

 

Theresa Villiers has refused MI5 surveillance warrants, watchdog reveals

MI5 has been refused surveillance warrants by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers, a watchdog has disclosed. The Intelligence Services Commissioner said the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) took great care when considering requests from the...

 
Son of Sheffield murder victim: “Killer might never be found.”

Son of Sheffield murder victim: “Killer might never be found.”

The son of a Sheffield woman brutally murdered fears his mum's killer will never be found as he marks the 18th anniversary of her death. Daniel Grainger was aged just five when the body of his 25-year-old mum Patricia was discovered under a bed base...

 
Stormont crisis: Martin McGuinness to meet US State Department

Stormont crisis: Martin McGuinness to meet US State Department

Northern Ireland's deputy first minister is travelling to the US on Monday to brief government officials about the crisis facing Stormont. Martin McGuinness said Northern Ireland's political institutions were in an "extremely grave...

BBC, 06:35 in Regional
 

The alternative city guide to Turin, Italy

Overview Turin could be the blueprint for the post-industrial city of the future, writes Jonathan Lee. Once Italy’s manufacturing powerhouse, spearheaded by the mighty Fiat, the city expanded rapidly beyond its elegant heart of Paris-style boulevards...

 
Bourne man admits drink driving

Bourne man admits drink driving

A drink driver was caught by police when they saw the boot of his car open. Lydon Smithers, 26, of Bath Close, Bourne, admitted drink driving after he was stopped by police in The Pollards, Bourne, on June 25. Prosecuting, Daniel Paulson said Smithers...

 
Medical help could have saved life of Padiham man (52)

Medical help could have saved life of Padiham man (52)

The family of a Padiham man who died after a fall at his home over the Easter weekend were told his death was accidental and he might have survived if he had sought medical attention. Brian Anthony Walsh (52), of Stockbridge Road, died in the early...

 
Tesco apologise to dad wrongly accused of using supermarket's wi-fi to run a business

Tesco apologise to dad wrongly accused of using supermarket's wi-fi to run a business

SHOPPER Tony Loton was 'made to feel like a criminal' - after supermarket staff accused him of using the in-store wi-fi to run his business. Freelance writer Tony bought a pot of tea in the cafe at Tesco Extra in Hanley before sitting down to use the...

 
‘Bully’ behind bars after threats to kill his ex

‘Bully’ behind bars after threats to kill his ex

A "bully" who subjected his ex-partner to a six-week terror campaign in which he made threats to slit her throat and set drug dealers on her, is behind bars. Burnley Crown Court heard how spurned, jealous and drunk David Kemp (41) bombarded...

 

Gold Coast star Gary Ablett's season ended by medial ligament tear

Gary Ablett’s season is over after scans revealed the Gold Coast captain has suffered a grade-two tear to the medial ligament in his knee. The dual Brownlow medallist suffered the injury during Saturday’s loss to Adelaide, when team-mate Matt Shaw...

Guardian, 06:42 in Sport
 

Rick Stone sacked as Newcastle Knights coach, according to reports

Newcastle coach Rick Stone has reportedly been sacked with Danny Buderus to take over the struggling NRL club. The Knights have won just two of their last 14 games this season and after Saturday’s 52-6 thumping at the hands of premiers South Sydney...

Guardian, 06:42 in Sport
 

Superb Town continue run with victory over Magpies

IT'S becoming increasingly difficult for Grimsby Town fans not to get a little carried away by their team's exploits in pre-season. The new-look Mariners recorded their seventh consecutive victory - and their third over Football League opposition -...

 

Litvinenko poisoning suspect must decide whether to give evidence at inquiry

A suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko must finally confirm whether or not he will give evidence at the inquiry into the spy's death. Dmitri Kovtun was due to start giving testimony from Moscow by video link today after he was granted...

 
Monster Hunt movie sets China box office record

Monster Hunt movie sets China box office record

Fantasy comedy Monster Hunt has become the highest-grossing domestic film in China, state media said. Xinhua state news agency said that as of Sunday afternoon the film had earned 1.317bn yuan ($212m, £137m) since it opened on 16 July. The previous...

BBC, 06:47 in World News
 

'Can anyone out there tell me what is wrong with my son?'

A family has launched a fund-raising appeal to try to find out what is causing the series of health problems that have affected their little boy since he was born. Levi Phipps, from Wigston, was born eight weeks prematurely on October 8, 2011,...

 


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