News archive from 27 November 2015, page 19

Councils play waiting game after Spending Review

Councils play waiting game after Spending Review

Local councils across Lancashire are bracing themselves for further possible cuts, following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and Spending Review. George Osborne announced on Wednesday that he could abandon the controversial tax credit cuts, and...

 
Vision to bring centre up to date

Vision to bring centre up to date

An artist's impression shows how a tired-looking shopping centre could be dragged into the 21st century. Radical plans to revamp the Arndale in Morecambe have been described in an architect’s report as “refreshing, contemporary and classy”. They...

 
Jailed: The drunk thug who kicked a police officer in Hartlepool

Jailed: The drunk thug who kicked a police officer in Hartlepool

A drunken thug who punched and kicked a police officer who was trying to arrest him has been jailed for 16 months. Lewis Macalister attacked PC Adrian Dack following a domestic dispute with his mother, Teesside Crown Court heard. “The officer was...

 
Shopper stole £3k of goods at supermarket

Shopper stole £3k of goods at supermarket

A man who stole a haul of electrical equipment and games worth £3,300 from the Asda store in Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, has been ordered to do 240 hours of unpaid work by a court. Investigators found Jonathan Ellis McLoughlin, of Park Road, Adlington,...

 
Hartlepool Tesco ‘to reopen withing days' after JCB raid

Hartlepool Tesco ‘to reopen withing days' after JCB raid

A supermarket which was badly damaged in an attempted ram raid is set to reopen within days as police make a new appeal for witnesses. Structural engineers are assessing the damage to the Tesco express store in Throston, Hartlepool, which has been...

 
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...

 
Winning ways in classroom scoops award

Winning ways in classroom scoops award

A Penwortham teacher is one of just 300 in the country to be awarded a CREST award. Rebecca Honeyman, who teaches at Priory Academy, received the accolade from the British Science Association for outstanding support. She oversaw 379 students from the...

 
ITV programme makers join forces with UCLan course

ITV programme makers join forces with UCLan course

It may be the nation's favourite soap - but Corrie is about to taste a new breed of rivalry, thanks to its own bosses. The paved streets of Preston will be thrown into the spotlight as TV crews roll into the city to film a new generation of soap...

 
Wearside boxer Luke McCormack beats Jordan Flynn to win British Championship

Wearside boxer Luke McCormack beats Jordan Flynn to win British Championship

Luke McCormack was tonight celebrating success at boxing's British Championships. The Washington fighter clinched gold at lightweight when he beat substitute opponent Jordan Flynn at Sheffield on a unanimous points decision. McCormack had been due to...

 
New Leeds signing Liam Bridcutt will be only major Sunderland exit before loan deadline

New Leeds signing Liam Bridcutt will be only major Sunderland exit before loan deadline

Liam Bridcutt will be the only member of Sunderland's first-team squad to leave the club before the emergency loan deadline after completing his move to Leeds. Bridcutt today rubber-stamped a loan switch to Elland Road until January after Leeds...

 
Chinese rights activist jailed for six years

Chinese rights activist jailed for six years

A prominent Chinese rights activist, Guo Feixiong, was sentenced to six years imprisonment on Friday by a court in southern China, amid a continuing crackdown on human rights advocates across the country, his lawyer said on Friday. Two other...

 
Scunthorpe Rock Open talent contest final tomorrow

Scunthorpe Rock Open talent contest final tomorrow

THE odds will be well and truly stacked against Twisted Revolution, the sole home town entry in the 2015 Scunthorpe Rock Open final at the Lincoln Imp this Saturday (November 28). But at least the four steel town musicians, still in their first year...

 
Police reassure residents after race-hate crimes reported in South Tyneside following Isis attacks

Police reassure residents after race-hate crimes reported in South Tyneside following Isis attacks

Police have moved to reassure residents after concerns Isis attacks in Paris have stirred up racial tensions in South Tyneside. Superintendent Sav Patsalos has spoken out after a suspected arson attack on a car wash on Tuesday. Councillor Tracey...

 
Police issue warning as more people fall victim to Black Friday cyber crime than at any other time

Police issue warning as more people fall victim to Black Friday cyber crime than at any other time

Shoppers are being urged not to fall victim to fraud in the run up this Black Friday or in the run-up to Christmas. The county’s Fraud and Cyber Investigation Unit is supporting a national campaign warning people that online crime can affect anyone....

 
Protesters to picket South Shields MP office over plans to deal with asylum seekers and migrants

Protesters to picket South Shields MP office over plans to deal with asylum seekers and migrants

South Shields' MP says she's stunned that her surgery is due to be picketed by a support group for asylum seekers and migrants. Members of the Migration and Asylum Justice Forum (MAJF) say they will be picketing Emma Lewell-Buck’s surgery at Ocean...

 


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