News archive from 27 July 2015, page 16

Benefit cheat mum-of-three locked up for fiddling £21,000

Benefit cheat mum-of-three locked up for fiddling £21,000

A BENEFIT cheat mother-of-three has been jailed after fiddling more than £21,000 she was not entitled to receive - by keeping quiet that her soldier boyfriend lived with her. People who "play by the rules and pay their taxes" during times of...

 
The Derbyshire Gig Guide 27th July - 2nd August

The Derbyshire Gig Guide 27th July - 2nd August

From Y Not to the acoustic nights at the Golden Eagle, here's the gigs happening in Derbyshire this week. Monday 27th Flowerpot unplugged: The Hivemind Where: the flowerpot, Derby Music starts: 20:00 Free entry Find out more:...

 

Last orders for your local? One pub closes every two weeks in Nottinghamshire

Pub landlords across Nottinghamshire are calling time for good, as figures reveal a local boozer closes every two weeks in the county. A Post investigation has found 125 pubs have closed in Notts over the past five years and only 56 new licences have...

 
Decision on Uber taxi licence for Nottingham this week

Decision on Uber taxi licence for Nottingham this week

City council officials will meet on Friday to discuss whether Uber should be given a licence to run its taxi service in Nottingham. The controversial mobile app allows users to get quotes from mini cab firms sent to their phones and then picks the...

 

Punjab police station attack: Indian troops fight gunmen after four killed

Indian security forces were on Monday battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least four people have been killed, three of them civilians. A police spokesman at the scene in the northern state of Punjab said...

 
Cops probe hooker drugs shame Lord Sewell after video exposed his cocaine-fuelled romp

Cops probe hooker drugs shame Lord Sewell after video exposed his cocaine-fuelled romp

A SENIOR Scottish peer faces being booted out of the House of Lords under tough new rules that he helped implement after footage emerged of him apparently taking drugs and romping with prostitutes. Lord Sewel buckled under pressure to stand down last...

 
'I had to starve myself for anorexia treatment'

'I had to starve myself for anorexia treatment'

Too many people with eating disorders feel they are being forced to lose weight so their BMI is low enough to qualify for treatment, the UK's biggest eating disorder charity, Beat, has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Here's one woman's story....

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M9 crash scandal: Good Samaritan gives account of shockingly similar accident two months earlier

M9 crash scandal: Good Samaritan gives account of shockingly similar accident two months earlier

AN INJURED driver lay in agony in her car for up to an hour before emergency services arrived – after a crash near the scene of this month’s M9 tragedy. A Good Samaritan has revealed details of the accident on March 25, which has chilling echoes of...

 
'Legally Ginger': Twitter hashtag 'ScottishAMovie' trends with some hilarious suggestions

'Legally Ginger': Twitter hashtag 'ScottishAMovie' trends with some hilarious suggestions

Internet jokers have sparked a new craze – putting a Scottish twist on famous films. The hashtag “ScottishAMovie” was trending on Twitter yesterday – with users doing their best to rename classic films with hilarious tartan puns. Comedy actor Sanjeev...

 

Now gales will batter Britain as miserable summer holiday weather continues

Gales of more than 50mph will batter coastal areas as "unseasonably strong winds" threaten to disrupt holidaymakers' outdoor activities. Campers and others planning to spend the day in the great outdoors as part of their summer break have...

 
Bobbi Kristina Brown dead: Whitney Houston's daughter 'finally at peace' after losing fight for life aged 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown dead: Whitney Houston's daughter 'finally at peace' after losing fight for life aged 22

WHITNEY Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has died, six months after being found unconscious in a bathtub. The 22-year-old passed away on Sunday, surrounded by family at a hospice where she has been treated since being found unconscious at home...

 
Hull City owner Assem Allam gave Conservatives £25,000 despite backing Labour

Hull City owner Assem Allam gave Conservatives £25,000 despite backing Labour

Hull City owner and leading Labour party supporter Assem Allam has handed over £25,000 to Conservative campaigns this year. Despite being one of Labour's biggest individual donors, Mr Allam threw his financial weight behind some of his favoured...

 
Power firm boss takes full control

Power firm boss takes full control

A MANAGEMENT buy-out has been completed at Preston firm Central Power Services Ltd. The Royal Bank of Scotland and RBS Invoice Finance have provided an undisclosed funding facility to support the deal. The move sees Stuart Brakewell take full...

 
Nearly half of region’s SMEs plan to take on staff

Nearly half of region’s SMEs plan to take on staff

The North West could see a rise in employment as nearly half of small and medium-sized enterprises in the region plan to take on new employees in the next 12 months, and more than half expect their turnover to grow. According to a new HSBC Commercial...

 
Charity battles back from the brink of extinction to open a new sensory centre

Charity battles back from the brink of extinction to open a new sensory centre

A VITAL charity centre hit by a funding crisis has overcome the odds to unveil a major expansion. The Space Centre in Ashton, Preston, had faced threats of closure amid major financial difficulties. But following the Save Our Space campaign, backed by...

 


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