News archive from 28 July 2012

HS2 rail opponents win right to seek judicial review

OPPONENTS of HS2 - the proposed high speed train line from London to the Midlands – have reacted with delight to yesterday's High Court decision that they should be granted the right to seek a judicial review against the plans. Eight days have been...

The Week, 04:34 in Business
 
£85,000 benefit cheat brought to justice

£85,000 benefit cheat brought to justice

A SCUNTHORPE woman who committed benefit fraud to the tune of more than £85,000 was this morning sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court. Sarah Boyd was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, and told to do 200 hours unpaid work. She was...

 
Amble woman’s six-figure scratchcard win

Amble woman’s six-figure scratchcard win

These unbelievable scenes were shot this afternoon by Gazette photographer Jane Coltman as torrential rain led to flooding in Alnwick town centre. News Local News District News Regional News National News Business Businesses News Latest Jobs Keep...

 
Family show support

Family show support

THE Moat family are showing their support for Hartlepool Olympic hopefuls Jemma Lowe and Savannah Marshall. Mum Sarah Moat and her two sports-mad boys Jack, seven, and Oliver, five, are backing the girls to do the town proud. They are the latest Mail...

 

Parish council in Holbrook

Holbrook Parish Council will stage its next meeting tonight, Wednesday, August 1, starting at 7.15pm, at the Arkwright Parish Hall in the village. It will include a public speaking session.

 
Forest school pilot is tree-mendous success

Forest school pilot is tree-mendous success

CHILDREN have been getting out of the classroom for a different type of learning experience. Youngsters at Ferney Lee School, Todmorden, have been making rope swings, building dens and climbing trees during a six-week forest school pilot project in...

 
Barclays in new FSA investigation

Barclays in new FSA investigation

Barclays has revealed that it is under investigation by the financial watchdog over the disclosure of fees payable under unspecified deals made in 2008. The news came as the bank's adjusted pre-tax profit for the first six months of 2012 rose 13% to...

BBC, 04:34 in Business
 
Lawrence loses his locks to raise lots for school

Lawrence loses his locks to raise lots for school

A TEACHING assistant cut off his locks to raise lots of money as a parting gift to his school. After going without a haircut for three years, Lawrence Buck-Matthews was sponsored to have a long overdue trim - carried out by Jack Spencer - and raised...

 

Remploy workers strike over proposed Worksop factory closure

DISABLED Remploy workers held a 24-hour strike on Thursday to protest against the proposed closure of the Worksop factory. They gathered outside the Valley Road factory which could close at the end of August - with a potential loss of 40 jobs. Richard...

 

Authority approves more police officers

A PLAN to increase police officer recruiting in Cheshire this year has been approved by the Police Authority. Seventy five new officers will be recruited, instead of the 47 originally planned. Allowing for retirements, the overall number of officers...

 

£85,000 benefit cheat brought to justice

Scales of Justice A SCUNTHORPE woman who committed benefit fraud to the tune of more than £85,000 was this morning sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court. Sarah Boyd was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, and told to do 200 hours...

 
Pupils in Olympics opening ceremony

Pupils in Olympics opening ceremony

School children from a Ripley primary school will form a guard of honour as athletes make their way into the Olympic Stadium tomorrow. The eight pupils from St John’s CE Primary School on Dannah Street, Ripley, were picked after entering a mystery...

 
Foxglove proves to be a feisty flower

Foxglove proves to be a feisty flower

IT might not be a world record breaker but keen gardener Arnold Williamson reckons his feisty Foxglove can't be that far off. The flower in his back garden has grown to a whopping nine feet, six and a half inches tall – and there are no tricks of the...

 

Man appears in court charged with murder of Farnworth mum Kelly Davies

Exclusive By Amanda Smith A MAN has appeared before Bolton magistrates this morning charged with the murder of Farnworth mum-of-three Kelly Davies. Joseph Davies, aged 35, of no fixed address, appeared today after he was arrested on Friday, June 8,...

 
CHELSEA SKIPPER JOHN TERRY CHARGED

CHELSEA SKIPPER JOHN TERRY CHARGED

JOHN TERRY was last night charged by the FA for alleged racist abuse. The charge came just hours after the former England skipper claimed he wanted to concentrate on his football and two weeks to the day since he was cleared in court of racially...

Daily Star, 04:34 in Sport
 


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