News archive from 30 March 2013

Britons raped on Libya aid mission

A number of British women travelling with an aid convoy are believed to have been raped in Libya. Pro-government militiamen are suspected of attacking three of the activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the country's deputy prime minister Awsad...

 

Dementia sufferers fall prey to network of rogue traders

A NATIONWIDE network of rogue traders is preying on dementia sufferers in Yorkshire amid warnings the campaigns of exploitation will become more wide-spread as mental illness among the elderly is expected to soar. Organised criminal gangs have begun...

 

Former Archbishop slams PM's stance

A former Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked David Cameron for doing more than any other recent political leader to feed Christian anxieties that they are part of a persecuted minority. Lord Carey said it was a "bit rich" to hear Mr...

 

Tributes flood in after Harry Potter star dies

The worlds of stage and screen yesterday paid tribute to Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths after he died from complications following heart surgery. The award-winning performer, who appeared as Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Potter films, was hailed...

 

MP urges probe into Islamic letter on schooling

A "COMPLETELY inappropriate" letter warning parents that a meeting was "more serious than death" has been sent out by an Islamic group with links to a free school which has been given the initial go-ahead by the Government. The...

 

Work to start on first of 1,500 homes

PLANS for the first phase of a £22.6m development of 1,500 homes on Government-owned land have been approved by councillors, with work on the project expected to start next week. Doncaster Council has already given the green light to outline plans for...

 
Freestyling through the school holidays

Freestyling through the school holidays

A fun and active Easter break is in store for kids from the Chorley area. Chorley Community Housing (CCH) is funding a full fortnight of Street Soccer through the One Community One Goal programme. The scheme is run by Freestyle Urban Soccer, and...

 

Fun-filled days awaiting young carers as donations fund trips

YOUNG carers across the region are looking forward to fun-filled days away after generous Yorkshire Post readers raised more than £16,000. The funds from our Give Young Carers A Break appeal have now been shared between services across Yorkshire where...

 
Warning of more icy winds on way

Warning of more icy winds on way

This March is set to be the coldest for more than half a century - and there is no sign of any let up in the biting temperatures in sight for the Easter break. According to Met Office data between 1 to 26 March the average temperature in Lancashire...

 

Rugby international paired with student for inspirational scheme

A student from a Bradford academy has been chosen to work alongside a former GB rugby player on a local community project as part of a national mentoring initiative. Akaash Rafiq has been selected for the Unlocking Potential mentoring programme, a...

 

Hundreds take to Preston’s streets for parade

Worshippers turned out in full force for a Walk of Witness through Preston city centre. Both young and old joined together for the parade which started at St George’s Church in Lune Street and came up Lune Street, along Fishergate and on to the Flag...

 

House extension set to be flattened after blunder over rules

PLANNING officers are set to force a householder to demolish an extension which was built after the Government announced possible changes to so-called permitted development rights. Members of Sheffield Council’s planning committee will be told the...

 

Striptease blackmail trap snares chatroom user’s cash

A MAN who stripped in front of a webcam in the hope the woman he was chatting to online would do the same got a nasty shock when she secretly recorded him undressing, then blackmailed him into sending her cash. The victim, in his 20s and 
from Leeds,...

 

Fans urged to show united front for match

YORKSHIRE football fans have called for a united front ahead of a big derby match today which has been dogged by controversial policing restrictions. Hundreds of Hull City supporters are understood to be unofficially boycotting the game at...

 

Former Archbishop slams PM's stance

A former Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked David Cameron for doing more than any other recent political leader to feed Christian anxieties that they are part of a persecuted minority. Lord Carey said it was a "bit rich" to hear Mr...

 


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