News archive from 29 March 2012

Three arrests as police raid Middlesbrough homes

SUSPECTED drug dealers were raided today in a major police operation aimed at tackling pushers plaguing a Middlesbrough estate. Cleveland Police targeted properties in the Grove Hill and Saltersgill areas of the town as part of a "day of...

 

UK economy shrank more than expected in Q4

Economists had expected unrevised readings of -0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter and 0.7 percent year-on-year. The figures provide further confirmation of the weak state of Britain's economy at the end of last year, but offer few clues as to whether it...

Reuters, 23:52 in Business
 
Series of ‘mindless vandalism’ acts on vehicles

Series of ‘mindless vandalism’ acts on vehicles

Police patrols have been stepped up as a series of attacks on cars across the south of the county this week were described as mindless vandalism. Sometime between 10pm on Monday, March 26, and the morning of Tuesday, March 27 over 20 vehicles were...

 
No re-think on Garstang limits

No re-think on Garstang limits

CONTROVERSIAL new 20mph speed limit schemes are to undergo a re-think - but not in Garstang. Highways chiefs announced this week they would be reviewing the 20 limits in Preesall and Knott End following concerns raised by residents, town councillors...

 

Child abuser David Bryant is jailed for 16 years

A PAEDOPHILE who believed he had got away with terrifying attacks on four young girls is today starting a 16-year prison sentence. David Bryant lured away four youngsters, two of them from the North East, and subjected them to terrifying sexual...

 
BREAKING - Campaigners force U-turn over Stray fitness classes

BREAKING - Campaigners force U-turn over Stray fitness classes

CAMPAIGNERS have forced a sudden U-turn on a council plan to restrict use of the Stray. A group called Armed Forces Fitness had been under threat after Harrogate Borough Council decided to tender out the contract to another group. But - after the...

 
Cash boost for projects at the Butterfield Centre

Cash boost for projects at the Butterfield Centre

A COFFEE morning at the Butterfield Centre on Saturday raised £280 which will go towards redecoration and improvement projects throughout the building. The well-attended event was held on the ground floor of the day care centre for the elderly, in...

 
Toys replaced in kind gesture

Toys replaced in kind gesture

NURSERY pupils have been reunited with their treasured toys after the manufacturer kindly replaced two which were recently stolen. Pupils at Seathorne Primary School were deeply upset when they returned from their half term holidays to discover...

 

Pirates do battle for top book award

One famous pirate lost out to a whole family of them when the Waterstones Children's Book Prize was awarded last night. Artist Jonny Duddle carried off the £5,000 prize for his book, The Pirates Next Door, beating 17 other shortlisted writers...

 
Arrest after cyclist death

Arrest after cyclist death

Police tape a 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after Andrew Ridsdale, 43, was killed after a collision between a HGV and his bicycle on the A1 near Blyth services at 8.55am on Sunday 18th March. Any...

 

Student tells of extradition fears

A Sheffield Hallam University student facing extradition to the United States after he allegedly infringed copyright laws has said he fears being held in a maximum security jail without bail. Richard O'Dwyer, 23, said he was scared he would end up...

 

Adults Supporting Adults needs help from volunteers

A SUPPORT service for vulnerable adults is looking for volunteers. Adults Supporting Adults is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lincolnshire which provides a range of support services to help people to develop skills which enable personal choice...

 
Probe into council workers’ mystery bones find

Probe into council workers’ mystery bones find

A PROBE has been launched after bones were found on South Tyneside grassland. Police were called to land off Commercial Road in South Shields after a team of council workers spotted the remains. The four-strong grassworks team found the bones at about...

 
Firefighters wash cars for cash

Firefighters wash cars for cash

Crews at Ilkeston Fire Station swapped firefighting for car washing in the name of charity on Saturday. Members of the station’s watches mucked in and washed cars and vans in exchange for donations made to the Fire Fighters Charity. Their efforts...

 
Double health and education boost

Double health and education boost

HEALTH and education enjoyed a massive boost in Blackpool as the doors opened on two multi-million pound projects. Blackpool FC boss Ian Holloway officially launched the new £40m surgical unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital yesterday, and pupils at...

 


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