News archive from 31 October 2012

Injured Cliviger soldier spared jail over raid on aunt's farmhouse

AN ex-soldier left with a brain injury after being blown up in Afghanistan was spared jail for a 'premeditated' raid on his aunt and uncle's Rossendale farmhouse, in which he took a £5,500 haul. Ashley Clark lost friends and suffered life-changing...

 
Israeli TV star makes grab for Netanyahu voters

Israeli TV star makes grab for Netanyahu voters

Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party gave his first speech on Israel's relations with the Palestinians at a settlement in the occupied West Bank, a move commentators said was calculated to appeal to voters from Prime Minister...

 
Rugby League World Cup can give the sport a massive boost - Eorl Crabtree

Rugby League World Cup can give the sport a massive boost - Eorl Crabtree

Huddersfield powerhouse Eorl Crabtree hopes that the tournament, staged in October and November 2013, will be a great success. ‘The biggest thing to come out of the World Cup hopefully will be putting the sport back on the map,' he said. ‘It's about...

Metro, 22:12 in Sport
 
Imogen Bankier quits Badminton England's Rio Olympics programme

Imogen Bankier quits Badminton England's Rio Olympics programme

Bankier is leaving Badminton England's Rio Olympics programme in Milton Keynes to train in her native Glasgow. In 2010, the 24-year-old replaced Adcock's then girlfriend, now fiancee, Gabby White as his playing partner. The pair won silver at the...

Metro, 22:12 in Sport
 
Chris Robshaw named England captain for autumn internationals

Chris Robshaw named England captain for autumn internationals

The hooker is definitely out of the opening Test with Fiji on November 10, as is his Northampton team-mate Courtney Lawes, while centre Jonathan Joseph (ankle) is a big doubt. Hartley has not officially been ruled out of the series but now faces a...

Metro, 22:12 in Sport
 
Summoned for Council Tax Arrears...?

Summoned for Council Tax Arrears...?

Once an order is granted, a number of options are available to enforce payment including bailiffs, attachment of earnings or benefits, bankruptcy and committal to jail. Already, householders will have accrued £50 costs. The Summons comprises a court...

 
Spa Opera brings the house down

Spa Opera brings the house down

Buy photos » Left to right - Katy Davis (Marta), Jack Tregonning (Fredrich), Mollie Dibb (Brigitta), Sara Higgins (Maria), Sophia Lee (Gretl), Captain Von Trapp (Michael Barker), Tom Randle (Kurt), Imogen Parker (Liesl) and Katie Maxwell (Louisa)....

 

Injured Cliviger soldier spared jail over raid on aunt's farmhouse

AN ex-soldier left with a brain injury after being blown up in Afghanistan was spared jail for a 'premeditated' raid on his aunt and uncle's Rossendale farmhouse, in which he took a £5,500 haul. Ashley Clark lost friends and suffered life-changing...

 

'Chance to catch Savile was missed'

The "best opportunity" to catch Jimmy Savile over abuse claims was missed by police who decided not to interview the former headteacher of a children's home, it has been claimed. Surrey Police said that a decision was made not to speak to...

 

Corrie star Gulati to leave soap

Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati has announced she is leaving the soap after eight years playing Sunita Alahan. The 46-year-old actress joined the ITV soap as shop assistant Sunita in 2001. She took a break from the show in 2005 but returned in...

 

Paradise set for second series

The Paradise is to return for a second series after BBC bosses commissioned a further run. The period drama, set in the glamorous world of a smart department store, has been a popular draw on Tuesday evenings with audiences of more than five million....

 
How Sandy stacked up: the storm in statistics

How Sandy stacked up: the storm in statistics

Sandy broke the record for lowest pressure north of the Carolinas. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters The worst of Sandy has passed for most of us in the northeastern United States. The storm lived up to expectations and lashed out a blow that will...

 
New Jersey confronts Sandy aftermath: 'The water just washed right through'

New Jersey confronts Sandy aftermath: 'The water just washed right through'

President Barack Obama is set to tour the state with New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Driving into Asbury Park on the famed Jersey Shore, the true scale of the damage from Sandy is not immediately...

 

'Chance to catch Savile was missed'

The "best opportunity" to catch Jimmy Savile over abuse claims was missed by police who decided not to interview the former headteacher of a children's home, it has been claimed. Surrey Police said that a decision was made not to speak to...

 

'Chance to catch Savile was missed'

The "best opportunity" to catch Jimmy Savile over abuse claims was missed by police who decided not to interview the former headteacher of a children's home, it has been claimed. Surrey Police said that a decision was made not to speak to...

 


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