News archive from 1 August 2015, page 14

Transfer News: Man Utd deal 'hours away', Chelsea target wants move, Liverpool ready bid

Manchester United are said to be "hours away" from sealing a deal to sign Benfica ace Nicolas Gaitan. Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is reportedly to be desperate to sign the winger to replace Paris Saint-Germain-bound Angel Di Maria....

 
Why PNE swooped for Pickford

Why PNE swooped for Pickford

Preston North End last night moved to sign goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland ahead of their return to the Championship. The 21-year-old has joined on a season-long loan and will make his debut in today’s final pre-season friendly against Bury...

 

Family life: My adventurous uncle, who died young, the ‘toothpaste song’ and Grandma’s raspberry jam

Snapshot: Stuart, my charming, adventurous uncle This is Uncle Stuart with his then latest girlfriend at Belle Vue in Manchester in 1967. There is all the vivacity of youth in this photo-booth snap: the young lovers; the sharp suit and tie; the...

 
Stokie Trivia Quiz

Stokie Trivia Quiz

Potteries people connected to the world of theatre, TV and radio feature in this week's Stoke-on-Trent trivia quiz. As ever, please take the quiz and let us know your score. If you've got any ideas for questions, please send them to...

 
Batter future for South Shields seafront with Gandhi’s Temple plans

Batter future for South Shields seafront with Gandhi’s Temple plans

Ambitious plans to convert one of South Tyneside's most iconic structures into a seafront fish and chip restaurant have been revealed. Colmans of South Shields plans to transform the town’s Sea Road bandstand and public convenience, known locally as...

 
Now you can hold your baby before it has even been born

Now you can hold your baby before it has even been born

Expectant mums and dads are queuing up to get a sneak preview of their babies thanks to a Lancashire firm specialising in three dimensional models of unborn babies still in the womb. Baby:Boo specialises in 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound scans - and is now...

 
Residents lose ‘right to light’ appeal over new build near South Shields riverside

Residents lose ‘right to light’ appeal over new build near South Shields riverside

A new apartment block providing homes for older people is to be built near South Shields riverside - despite concerns it would take away residents' "right to light'.  South Tyneside Council’s Housing Ventures and the Galliford Try Partnership,...

 

David Cameron discusses Calais crisis with French president

David Cameron has called the President of France to discuss the crisis at the port of Calais, which he has warned he expects to last all summer. After chairing a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee in Whitehall, Mr Cameron branded...

 
The unmistakable Y factor: 40 reasons Yorkshire is so special

The unmistakable Y factor: 40 reasons Yorkshire is so special

On the 40th anniversary of the first Yorkshire Day - when all true Yorkshire men (and occasionally women) wear black puddings in their buttonholes and stuff whippets down their trousers - here's a Yorkshire Top 40, a round-up of places and experiences...

 
£1 fine and jail term for letting flat be used as 'weed' farm

£1 fine and jail term for letting flat be used as 'weed' farm

A jobless man was ordered to pay a token £1 yesterday after allowing his flat to be turned into a cannabis farm in exchange for £3,000. The figure was set because Sean Miller was found to have no assets after police seized drugs which would have been...

 
Jail for finance boss after stealing more than £30,000 from firm

Jail for finance boss after stealing more than £30,000 from firm

Company chiefs were stunned to find their finance controller had undermined a 35-year-old business and destroyed four jobs. Cannon Fire Protection gave Rebecca Burghart one day off a week so she could gain accountancy qualifications - but instead she...

 

Zumba coach Margaret, 66, is fit for purpose just 11 months after hip operation

Just 11 months after having a hip replacement, a Nottingham pensioner has proved that age is just a number by becoming a zumba instructor. Margaret Hilton, of Edward Lane, Sherwood, will lead her first zumba gold class - a less intensive form of zumba...

 
Major plan for 35 homes in Holbeach sparks concern

Major plan for 35 homes in Holbeach sparks concern

A plan for a major housing development in Holbeach is due to come before South Holland District Council planning committee this week, Castlegate 348 Ltd has submitted an outline planning application for up to 35 homes in Norton Lane. Councillors at...

 

Reece Harding funeral: family pledges to further Kurdish cause he lost his life for

The family of Gold Coast man Reece Harding has pledged to continue furthering the cause he lost his life for. The 23-year-old died fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State militants in Syria. His determination, sense of adventure, love of...

 
Library of Birmingham partnerships are 'amazing' achievement says council chief

Library of Birmingham partnerships are 'amazing' achievement says council chief

The landmark Library of Birmingham has moved from ‘difficult’ cuts earlier this year to achieving ‘amazing things’ following the announcement of two major partnership deals the city’s culture chief has claimed. Labour council cabinet member Penny...

 


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