News archive from 28 January 2018

Plan your protection of early sowings

Ornamental and vegetable plants are easily started into growth within 15C to 20C, but what follows is critical. They cannot be planted-out in the garden until the threat of frost has gone, which could mean late May. This dictates that three months of...

 

Angry man kicked and smashed a shop window after a commotion at a pub

A man has been ordered to pay £2,360 after he kicked and smashed a window at a Chesterfield town centre shop. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, January 24, how Mark Raymond Parker, 28, of Byron Road, Birdholme, Chesterfield, had been...

 

Professor fights to save historic Auchincruive estate for nation

A prominent Scots/American academic is campaigning to halt the sale of a historic Scottish estate once owned by a key figure in the foundation of the USA. The distinguished scientist Norman Lewis is urging the authorities to step in to suspend the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

"It was a bit strange.” - Alan Pardew on beating Liverpool and the bizarre VAR chaos

Alan Pardew branded West Brom’s FA Cup win at Liverpool “bizarre” and warned delays from Video Assistant Referee referrals could jeopardise players’ safety. In an action-packed first half at Anfield, West Brom scored three goals and had another ruled...

 

‘Brexit power grab claims are a fantasy’ says Lord Forsyth

A senior Scottish Conservative peer has dismissed claims that Brexit legislation is a “power grab” and called on SNP ministers to “come out of the playground”. Lord Forsyth suggested there was agreement in principle between the Scottish and UK...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Alan Pardew insists VAR will ruin football's entertainment factor after system endured contentious night in...

West Brom manager Alan Pardew warned that VAR will spoil the entertainment for football fans and cause players injury after a controversial night for the new system at Anfield. Though Albion enjoyed an impressive 3-2 FA Cup fourth round tie at...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits it’s ‘complicated’ as he ponders new deal for midfielder Santi Cazorla

Arsenal want to see signs that Santi Cazorla can still return to the top level before the club hand him another one-year contract. A serious Achilles injury has kept Cazorla sidelined, with his last appearance for the Gunners coming in the Champions...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Anglesey Primary Academy

School name Anglesey Primary Academy Local authority Staffordshire Rating Overall 37.8/100 Rank 11309/14,624 Attainment Attainment for All Progress Attendance We've analysed all the government data to bring you the rundown on your local primary...

 

Thomas Russell Junior School

School name Thomas Russell Junior School Local authority Staffordshire Rating Overall 63.3/100 Rank 1168/14,624 Attainment Attainment for All Progress Attendance We've analysed all the government data to bring you the rundown on your local primary...

 

Rykneld Primary School

School name Rykneld Primary School Local authority Staffordshire Rating Overall 60.3/100 Rank 1778/14,624 Attainment Attainment for All Progress Attendance We've analysed all the government data to bring you the rundown on your local primary schools....

 

Jimmy Armfield tributes pour in despite Blackpool v Charlton being called off due to waterlogged pitch

The game against Charlton Athletic which was to have commemorated the life of Jimmy Armfield did not go ahead because of a waterlogged pitch. However nothing could diminish the acts of remembrance to him in Blackpool, where he served the club and town...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Show about poet McGonagall’s life story takes centre stage

His disjointed verse has long seen him lampooned as the worst poet in the history of the English language. Dundee weaver William Topaz McGonagall spent a quarter of a century attempting to carve out a career as a wordsmith and performer – only to find...

 

Roseanna Cunningham: Devote Crown lands to the common good

Earlier this week, I introduced to the Scottish Parliament plans to reform the Scottish Crown Estate, and give local communities the opportunity of more control over assets in their area. This will include opportunities for councils and local...

 
Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron's immigration deal branded 'a gift for human traffickers'

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron's immigration deal branded 'a gift for human traffickers'

Full-scale riots broke out on an industrial estate near the site of the so-called Jungle camp last week with more than 100 migrants pelting police with rocks and stones.  The violence has raised tensions in the French port after residents felt the...

 
Afghanistan ambassador will 'thank the families of dead heroes who helped save us'

Afghanistan ambassador will 'thank the families of dead heroes who helped save us'

However, last night he also called upon Britain to urgently enhance its 650-strong training mission in the country, still at the mercy of both Taliban and ISIS forces. It comes in a week which both groups have been disastrously active, with a Taliban...

 


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