News archive from 29 November 2014, page 9

Wild Weather With Richard Hammond, an insight into middle-aged suffering

Wild Weather With Richard Hammond, an insight into middle-aged suffering

Richard Hammond is standing at the edge of a small twister. “I’m going to do something a person wouldn’t normally do,” he says, “I’m going in.” Many people have wished for the Top Gear presenter to walk face-first into a tornado, but not perhaps under...

Guardian, 06:14 in Showbiz
 

Head lambasts 'snowplough' parents

Some "snowplough" parents are so over-protective of their offspring that the children end up unable to deal with failure, a headteacher at a leading London all-girls school has reportedly warned. There are parents who have such high...

 
Next week’s radio: from The Essay to Blue Jam

Next week’s radio: from The Essay to Blue Jam

The premise of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron is that 14th-century Florentines leave the city to escape the plague and hole up in a villa to wait out pestilence by telling each other racy stories. Ten of these are dramatised in a series of The Essay...

Guardian, 06:14 in Showbiz
 
Classic rally arrives in Sunderland

Classic rally arrives in Sunderland

AND they're off ... Old-school rallying has come to Sunderland. The city is playing host to the 11th annual Roger Albert Clark Rally until tomorrow night. The event, which seeks to recreate the sport as it was in the 60s and 70s, complete with late...

 

Man absconds from psychiatric unit

A manhunt has been launched to find a man who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in Woolwich, Scotland Yard said. Paul Williams, 48, was last seen near Woolwich Arsenal station at 1.40pm yesterday afternoon. Williams is believed to be a danger to...

 

Idris Elba’s new Sky advert: why can't he wink?

It must have been churning inside him for his entire professional career. Gnawing away like one of those intestinal worms so beloved of Bruce Parry and supermodels. Tentatively opening script after script, terrified that the words he knows are going...

Guardian, 06:14 in Showbiz
 
'A miracle' if Australia's first Test with India goes ahead, says Ricky Ponting

'A miracle' if Australia's first Test with India goes ahead, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes it will be a miracle if the first Test starts on Thursday as planned, with Australian cricketers continuing to grieve the death of Phillip Hughes. It’s one thing to say Phillip Hughes would have wanted the four-Test series...

Guardian, 06:16 in Sport
 
Police escort for school children after Denaby sex attacks

Police escort for school children after Denaby sex attacks

Youngsters are being given a police escort on their morning walk to school amid safety concerns in a village where a sexual prowler is on the loose. About 20 pupils walk in convoy through Denaby Crags, flanked by parents and police community support...

 
Council chief slams 'brutal' shooting of city enforcement officer and vows to nail the gunman

Council chief slams 'brutal' shooting of city enforcement officer and vows to nail the gunman

A council leader has slammed the ‘brutal’ attack on a city enforcement officer who was shot in the head by an air rifle. The 42-year-old uniformed official was in a parked wagon when the shooting happened as a colleague was checking cars were taxed...

 
FC United take up £500k council loan to meet spiralling costs of its new Moston stadium

FC United take up £500k council loan to meet spiralling costs of its new Moston stadium

FC United have triggered a £500,000 loan from Manchester Council to help it meet spiralling costs of its new stadium in Moston. The breakaway football club agreed a deal with the town hall in 2012 to receive extra funds if its Broadhurst Park stadium...

 
Spared jail, alcoholic thug who lashed dog with bag strap as it ran onto bus to escape beating

Spared jail, alcoholic thug who lashed dog with bag strap as it ran onto bus to escape beating

An alcoholic whose battered dog fled into a double decker bus to escape a beating has been spared jail. Thomas Cowley, 42, repeatedly thrashed the helpless two-year-old female dog with a strap he had been using as a temporary lead in front of stunned...

 
Port Vale diary: Get into festive mood by meeting the players

Port Vale diary: Get into festive mood by meeting the players

FANCY spending Christmas with a Port Vale player? Members of the Vale squad will be attending the Christmas party nights at Vale Park, giving fans the chance for a chat as well as to get autographs or to pose for pictures. Vale still have some...

 

Scientist Watson sells Nobel medal

One of the world's best-known scientists is selling his Nobel Prize medal in a bid to allow him to "re-enter public life" after being shunned for the past seven years following comments linking race and intelligence. American James Watson,...

 

Autumn all wrapped up: Newlook, Festival Park, shows us four hot ways to wrap up warm.

We're nearing the end of autumn now and it won't be long before winter coats are in and autumnal wraps and jackets are out. NewLook on Fesitval Park shows us four looks to keep you looking hot and feeling warm during this transitional period in...

 
Leeds man had turned loft into lucrative cannabis factory

Leeds man had turned loft into lucrative cannabis factory

POLICE found cannabis plants capable of producing £21,000 worth of the class B drug when they searched a home in Leeds. Leeds Crown Court heard officers went to Jason Reed’s home on Sedbergh Close, Halton Moor, on June 30 this year to deal with a...

 


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