News archive from 29 November 2014, page 12

Help us reunite lost Preston teddy with his owner

Help us reunite lost Preston teddy with his owner

This little chap is hoping he'll be reunited with his owner after he was found on a Preston street. The brown teddy bear, who was looking in a rather sorry condition - missing one eye and feeling a little soggy - was discovered outside Preston City...

 
Leeds nostalgia: new book charts history of Menston

Leeds nostalgia: new book charts history of Menston

A new book called Menston Remebered has been written by local author Jack Kell who has lived in Menston all of his life. The book will be of interest to the residents of Menston both old and new (and those who live beyond its borders), taking them on...

 
West Ham boss Allardyce wary of in-form Newcastle

West Ham boss Allardyce wary of in-form Newcastle

SAM Allardyce feels facing Alan Pardew's rejuvenated Newcastle United tomorrow could be just as tough as taking on Premier League leaders Chelsea. The West Ham United boss is wary of taking on in-form Newcastle at Upton Park given Pardew’s side have...

 
Countdown to big birthdays: how it feels to be on the cusp

Countdown to big birthdays: how it feels to be on the cusp

Five years ago, soon after he turned 29, Adam Alter, a South African-born, Australian-raised academic living in New York, was struck by a sudden realisation: in less than a year, barring calamities, he’d be 30. Maybe he shouldn’t have been so...

 
Family life: Great-grandfather George, In Da Club by 50 Cent and spicy leftovers

Family life: Great-grandfather George, In Da Club by 50 Cent and spicy leftovers

Snapshot: Great-grandfather George remembered Our nine-year-old granddaughter, Eve, asked us recently if we had any information relating to the first world war to help with a school project. We gave her this photograph of her great-grandfather George...

 
Maimed Scots paratrooper hails new movie Kajaki that immortalises his fallen comrade’s heroism

Maimed Scots paratrooper hails new movie Kajaki that immortalises his fallen comrade’s heroism

TOUGH Scots paratrooper Stuart Pearson flinched as he watched a ­blockbuster new movie ­immortalising his brave comrade’s life and tragic death. The 38-year-old had his left leg blown off and his best friend Mark Wright died going to the rescue of...

 
My wild life growing up at Chester zoo

My wild life growing up at Chester zoo

June Mottershead zips ahead on her mobility scooter as we enter the zoo by the old gatehouse. A member of staff plays an imaginary trumpet to welcome her, June laughs and exclaims at the neat shrubbery that has supplanted some overgrown conifers. A...

 

A letter to … the girl who accused me of rape when I was 15

I was 15 and you were 13. Exactly one year and four months apart. But they will say two years because apparently, in months, we are supposed to round up. I had never met you before, even though we went to the same school. After the usual Friday night...

 

Delightful and generous

Runners-up: Sergio Benavides, Trinity School, and Dani Ball, Nottingham Girls' High School "DELIGHTFUL young man" Sergio Benavides arrived in England two years ago, speaking little of the language. Despite this, the 18-year-old has triumphed...

 

THE OFFICIAL RULES

THE Met Office explains what makes an official white Christmas: "The definition used most widely, notably by those placing and taking bets, is for a single snowflake (perhaps among a mixed shower of rain and snow) to be observed falling in the 24...

 
On this day in...

On this day in...

1530: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, former adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died. 1892: A patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial telephone. 1939: The USSR broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to a Soviet attack....

 

Boys clear every obstacle

Runners-up: Ben and Owen Simpson, Top Valley Academy, and Andre Tulloch, Bluecoat Academy DETERMINED twin brothers Ben and Owen Simpson "dare to do things that are difficult" despite both having problems walking due to their cerebral palsy....

 

Find out who is celebrating their birthday on November 29

Ryan Giggs, football legend, now assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City, 41; Anna Faris, starred as Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film franchise, 38; Don Cheadle, Emmy nominee and star of films Talk to Me and Crash,...

 

New city art centre

PORTRAITS of local people are among the artwork at the first exhibition at an arts charity's new home. City Arts is opening the new site in Hockley on December 5, with a show which will also include a 40-metre-long piece of dyed silk and a giant...

 
Bulwell mum's £3,000 'debt' on faulty British Gas meter

Bulwell mum's £3,000 'debt' on faulty British Gas meter

MORE than £2,000 has been paid to British Gas by a single mother from Bulwell who insists she never racked up the bill. Lisa Hannon has been paying off a debt of more than £3,000 that she believes was caused by a faulty gas meter at her home in...

 


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