News archive from 27 November 2015, page 16

Lifting the lid on the awful world of puppy smuggling

Lifting the lid on the awful world of puppy smuggling

A woman who tried to sell illegally imported puppies has been fined £500 and told to pay £1,000 costs by magistrates. She offered two English Bulldogs, one French bulldog and one pug for sale on the internet after importing them from Lithuania. When...

 
The first rule of fight club is ...?

The first rule of fight club is ...?

Siem de Jong says Newcastle United must become a fight club. De Jong and his team-mates take on Crystal Palace tomorrow in desperate need of a win. Newcastle were convincingly beaten by Leicester City last weekend. De Jong is pushing for his first...

 

Three-day Joules sale in Corby sees 5,000 shoppers through the doors

More than 5,000 people attended a three-day sale hosted by clothing firm Joules in Corby. Thousands of shoppers went along to rummage through the tables of clothes and footwear with up to 70 per cent off at the sale held at Rockingham Speedway on...

 
Residents' views on proposed south Desborough development ‘being ignored'

Residents' views on proposed south Desborough development ‘being ignored'

Residents' views on the proposed South Desborough housing development are being ignored and aren't being treated democratically, according to a Burton Latimer town councillor. UKIP Cllr Sam Watts recently attended a Desborough Town Council meeting to...

 

The youths out to save Hong Kong's unique opera

It is a centuries-old art form and a unique part of Hong Kong's identity but many people fear that Cantonese opera could die out if it doesn't reinvent itself. The BBC's Helier Cheung delves into a dramatic world of make-up, martial arts and vocal...

BBC, 06:33 in World News
 
Road to be closed for annual Christmas lights switch-on in Gretton

Road to be closed for annual Christmas lights switch-on in Gretton

Gretton's countdown to Christmas will officially start this weekend with the switching-on of the Clay Lane lights. The annual turning on of the Christmas lights in Clay Lane, Gretton, is taking place at 6.30pm on Saturday (November 28). David and...

 

The Syria debate shows MPs have learned the lessons of war

In the ancient legend, Prometheus is chained to a rock, where his liver is pecked out by an eagle every day – only to regenerate each night, ready to be eaten once again. As British politics wrestles again with whether to commit the military to...

 

Cory Bernardi mistakenly 'quotes' Voltaire on Twitter with neo-Nazi's line

The Australian conservative politician Cory Bernardi has tweeted a quote he mistakenly attributed to the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, but is instead believed to be from a neo-Nazi convicted of possessing child abuse material. “To know...

 

Nurse tells inquest Ms Dhu had no signs of life when brought to hospital

The first nurse to see Indigenous Australian woman Ms Dhu on her third and final day in custody said she “saw no signs of life” when the 22-year-old arrived at the emergency department on 4 August 2014, a coronial inquest has heard. It’s difficult to...

 

Horrifying moment Michael Jackson fan in Hull dangled child out of upstairs window

THIS is the moment a Michael Jackson fan in Hull dangled a child out of an upstairs window. She shouted "Wacko Jacko!" as she held the infant precariously in the air by its wrists when a Jackson song came on the radio. The woman told police:...

 
Barton Christmas Lights switch-on preview

Barton Christmas Lights switch-on preview

THE countdown to Christmas has begun and it's almost time to wrap up warm and join the festivities in Barton town centre. The Christmas Festival is tomorrow - Saturday, November 28. There will be plenty of entertainment at this year's festive...

 

Friday’s best TV: Unreported World, TFI Friday, Gordonstoun: A Different Class, Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song

Unreported World 7.30pm, Channel 4 This may appear, initially, a merely diverting study of religious mania: the child preachers who have become a phenomenon in Brazil, credited by the credulous with the ability to heal the sick and perform other...

Guardian, 06:39 in Showbiz
 
Restoration of Birmingham's historic Christopher Wray building get green light from council planners

Restoration of Birmingham's historic Christopher Wray building get green light from council planners

The restoration of one of Birmingham city centre’s oldest buildings has moved another step closer after planners backed a £15 million student apartment development. The approval means work can begin on the Christopher Wray building on Bartholomew Row,...

 

Palestinian rams car into Israelis, then shot dead - police

A Palestinian rammed his vehicle into Israeli soldiers and wounded two at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday and was shot dead by a civilian, police and the military said. Almost-daily Palestinian stabbings, car...

 
One in four West Midland primary schools serving booze, figures reveal

One in four West Midland primary schools serving booze, figures reveal

One in four primary schools in the West Midlands sold or served adults booze at events aimed at children last year, new statistics have revealed. The figures, obtained from local authorities across the region through the Freedom of Information Act,...

 


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