News archive from 30 December 2015, page 17

Derby sex offender caught with indecent images of children EIGHT DAYS after escaping jail sentence

Derby sex offender caught with indecent images of children EIGHT DAYS after escaping jail sentence

A SEX offender "with a predilection for children" was caught with indecent images on his mobile just eight days after escaping a jail term for the same offence. Derby Crown Court was told that James Lowry had been jailed for six years in...

 

Shocking £500k pay-outs to Derbyshire public servants on gardening leave

More than £500,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on paying staff who are suspended or on gardening leave at Derbyshire public bodies in the last year. The shocking figure was discovered in an exclusive Derby Telegraph investigation. A DERBYSHIRE...

 
Firefighters called to action as communities battle flooding

Firefighters called to action as communities battle flooding

Firefighters have carried out a string of dramatic rescues as communities across the region battled flooding. Crews from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of more than 50 people who were stuck and carried out five water...

 
999 staff braced for busiest night

999 staff braced for busiest night

Ambulance chiefs in Yorkshire are urging people to only call 999 in serious medical emergencies on New Year’s Eve - the service’s busiest night of year. Bosses at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust have warned that those dialing 999 on Thursday...

 
Charity chairman hails Hartlepool’s ‘phenomenal’ Boxing Day Dip

Charity chairman hails Hartlepool’s ‘phenomenal’ Boxing Day Dip

The chairman of a Hartlepool charity has praised the fantastic people of the town after the success of a popular annual event. James Black thanked town residents for making his first Boxing Day dip a phenomenal one. James experienced the thrill of...

 
How you can make a huge difference by disposing of Christmas waste responsibly

How you can make a huge difference by disposing of Christmas waste responsibly

Householders were urged to think carefully over how they dispose of their waste during the holidays. Between Christmas and New Year, the UK generates around 30 per cent more waste than during the rest of the year. Mark Penny, Commercial Manager at...

 
Exclusive - U.S. ties ex-Panamanian president to SAP software bribery scheme

Exclusive - U.S. ties ex-Panamanian president to SAP software bribery scheme

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY A U.S. federal judge identified the former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, as one of several alleged co-conspirators in a bribery scheme that helped SAP to sell millions of dollars in software to Panama, according to a...

 
Steelworking apprentice has future after SSI closure

Steelworking apprentice has future after SSI closure

A former steelworking apprentice has found employment in Billingham. Callum Stewart, 18, has joined Doornbos Equipment as an apprentice engineer, working towards his NVQ level 3. His new employment is supported through the £1.7 million Task Force...

 
£32k Dundee benefit cheat caught out by Facebook anniversary posts after claiming cash as a single mother

£32k Dundee benefit cheat caught out by Facebook anniversary posts after claiming cash as a single mother

A FRAUDSTER who raked in £32,000 in benefits by claiming she was single was rumbled when Facebook pals congratulated her on her wedding anniversary. A court heard how Margaret Grieve claimed the huge amount over three years. Grieve, 53, who was...

 
Scandal of Forth Bridge fly-tippers: Contractors illegally pouring hundreds of tons of concrete into river

Scandal of Forth Bridge fly-tippers: Contractors illegally pouring hundreds of tons of concrete into river

WORKERS on the new Forth Road Bridge have been caught dumping tons of concrete in the river. Video handed over to the Record shows waste material being illegally poured into the Firth of Forth – home to a variety of wildlife. The worker who shot the...

 
Jools' Annual Hootenanny 2015: Jess Glynne and Paul Weller join the New Year's Eve bash

Jools' Annual Hootenanny 2015: Jess Glynne and Paul Weller join the New Year's Eve bash

When you think of New Year's Eve what's the first thing that springs to mind? Fireworks? Auld Land Syne? Binge drinking? For many who choose to stay at home on the big night, Jools Holland's Annual Hootenanny is as much a part of New Year's Eve as...

 

Annual TV debates between Cameron and Corbyn would harm parliament

Given the choice, most footballers would rather take a penalty than stand in goal. This explains why political incumbents are generally reluctant to do televised debates, and challengers are keen. A serving prime minister has to defend a record that...

Guardian, 06:14 in Politics
 
Leeds burglar targeted student homes

Leeds burglar targeted student homes

A CAREER criminal has been jailed over his latest spree of offences in which he targeted student homes in Leeds. Conrad Cooke, 44, was sentenced to two years, eight months over the break-ins at properties in the Headingley and Burley areas of the...

 
Future bright for Emily, 27, months on from drastic surgery step to prevent breast cancer

Future bright for Emily, 27, months on from drastic surgery step to prevent breast cancer

Emily Ranoble began her year with an anxious wait for life-changing surgery – 12 months on, she is looking forward to a future without fear. Growing up surrounded by tragic breast cancer-related deaths, the 27 year old, from Birstall, decided to take...

 

Leeds nostalgia: The clock is ticking

As the sands of time begin to run out for 2015 we look at how Leeds has kept the clock ticking while the decades have slipped by. The Leeds Town Hall clock has told the time in the city centre since the switchgear was made in 1859 and in 1971 it was...

 


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