News archive from 29 September 2015, page 15

Doncaster torture victim speaks out: “I didn’t think they’d let me live”

Doncaster torture victim speaks out: “I didn’t think they’d let me live”

This is the battered and bruised face of Doncaster torture victim Summer Gregg. Brave torture victim Summer Gregg told today how she considered leaping 50ft out of an eighth floor window to escape her sadistic abusers. Summer Gregg was tortured by...

 
Rotherham rugby stars help post office owner raise cash for charity

Rotherham rugby stars help post office owner raise cash for charity

Rugby fans are invited to a Rotherham pub to meet two legends of the game to help raise money for charity. Dean Richards - the most capped Rugby Union number 8 in the world - will team up with Rotherham’s highest capped England player, John Dudley, as...

 
Brave Lincolnshire domestic abuse victim speaks out

Brave Lincolnshire domestic abuse victim speaks out

Maddie Sylvester, 39 from Lincolnshire, has, for the first time, told her story of a life of domestic abuse in a bid to empower others. She tells of a childhood where she saw her mum being physically and sexually abused by her dad, and of her adult...

 
Steven Pressley tells Dundee United he’s not interested in taking over as Tannadice manager

Steven Pressley tells Dundee United he’s not interested in taking over as Tannadice manager

STEVEN Pressley has told Dundee United he’s not interested in taking the Tannadice hotseat. Record Sport understands the former Falkirk and Coventry City boss was approached by United to discuss succeeding sacked Jackie McNamara. The departure was...

 

Leaked bid reveals plans for West Midlands 'metro mayor'

Council leaders have sent a document to the government asking for sweeping powers for a directly-elected ‘metro mayor’, despite having publicly said they were yet to decide whether to accept one. It includes an ambition to deliver 30,000 homes over a...

 
Cannock arson attacks spark investigation

Cannock arson attacks spark investigation

A grey Mercedes car parked on the drive of a home on McGhie Street in Hednesford was gutted following a blaze yesterday morning. The interior of the hatchback was completely charred and the windows and a rear light were also destroyed while outside...

 

VIDEO: Eight-year-old Alfie's amazing work for cancer

Alfie Baugh, aged 8, from Tettenhall, organised and ran the session at Waitrose on Penn Road, Wolverhampton. Hundreds of visitors piled through the doors of the supermarket to sample a range of cakes and hot drinks at the event, which was opened by...

 

Michael Owen surprises West Midlands pub-goers

The former Liverpool and England footballing ace stopped off at the Queens at Horton country pub near Telford on Friday for a meal with friends before attending the races. At Wolverhampton, thousands of people attended the day of racing following by...

 

Health workers to get paid living wage

Hundreds of employees at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust will get the increase when the living wage at a cost of more than £113,000 a year. It will take effect from next month. Yesterday(mon) the trust board approved the roll out of the living wage...

 

Wife's appeal sees cancer-stricken husband showered with cards

Christine Steward, aged 36, asked people to help make her husband's birthday an extra special one, using social media to spread the word. She reached out to Wolverhampton charity Balls to Cancer to help the cause, as they had previously helped get her...

 
Pensioner died after accidentally setting house alight

Pensioner died after accidentally setting house alight

Maureen Saxton, aged 72 from Kingstanding in Birmingham, tried to get away from the fire in her two-storey property but was overcome by smoke, an inquest heard. It is believed Mrs Saxton was trying to light a cigarette when she dropped the match that...

 
Wolves owner Steve Morgan puts club up for sale

Wolves owner Steve Morgan puts club up for sale

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced that Steve Morgan has decided to put the club up for sale. The owner and chairman is to step down from the club's board with immediate effect, with day-to-day activities continuing to be managed by the Chief...

 
WEATHER: Dry day with sunny spells

WEATHER: Dry day with sunny spells

This is the East Midlands regional weather forecast for Tuesday, September 29. Overnight fog patches will clear during the morning to leave another dry day with sunny spells and again feeling pleasantly warm by the afternoon. Maximum temperature 18°C.

 

Hit and run victim was widow who had been "mother and father" to her family for 41 years

The victim of a hit-and-run driver in Birmingham was a widow who had been “mother and father” to her three children, her family said today. Zainab Bibi, a grandmother of ten, had devoted her life to her family after being widowed 41 years ago. Today,...

 

Brummies urged to apply for tickets to attend Battle of The Somme Centenary

A ballot has opened for members of the public to attend the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme in France next year. Some 8,000 free tickets will be allocated, in pairs, for the event which is taking place on July 1, 2016, at Thiepval,...

 


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