News archive from 2 March 2019

NSW election roundup: independents join forces on climate change

NSW election roundup: independents join forces on climate change

Three independent MPs who could become kingmakers in the event of a hung parliament have put climate change, and “future-proofing” the environment and economy, at the forefront of their agenda. Sydney’s Alex Greenwich, Lake Macquarie’s Greg Piper and...

 
Phone scams: Rise in fraudsters making fake HMRC calls

Phone scams: Rise in fraudsters making fake HMRC calls

An increasing number of scammers are using landline phone calls to con people out of money, after a crackdown on bogus emails and mobile phone texts. HM Revenue and Customs said it received 60,000 reports of phone scams in the six months to January...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
Talking Horses: Javert can strike gold at Newbury for Emma Lavelle

Talking Horses: Javert can strike gold at Newbury for Emma Lavelle

It has generally paid to follow Paul Nicholls in Newbury’s Greatwood Gold Cup, the Ditcheat trainer having saddled a remarkable eight winners in 12 years. But this year’s renewal could provide a pre-Cheltenham boost to the Emma Lavelle stable, whose...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 

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READER PICTURE: Sea shows its might during tidal surge

This well-timed photograph taken during a tidal surge a number of years ago was posted on the Standard’s Facebook wall by Elissa Harper. If you have a picture you would like to share with readers you can post it at www.facebook.com/skegness.standard –...

 

This raunchy new show needs 'open-minded' couples to discuss their sex lives on TV

Got a headache? Too tired? Or just not as excited by time between the sheets as you used to be? This new TV show could solve your X-rated problems. A 'major broadcaster' is looking for brave couples to bare all and dish the dirt on their sex life....

 
10 of the best nail bars in Leicester, according to Google

10 of the best nail bars in Leicester, according to Google

Whether you see having your nails done as a special treat or an important part of your beauty routine, you want to know you’re in good hands when you visit a new salon. But with so many options to choose from in Leicester, finding that perfect place...

 
Homeless Mamba addict and street dealer 'sweated and rattled' in cell

Homeless Mamba addict and street dealer 'sweated and rattled' in cell

A drug dealer who spent £250 on Mamba synthetic cannabis to sell was getting high on his own supply, a court heard. Ian Lawrie, 29, who stays at the Nomad Trust shelter, was caught with three sandwich bags containing the substance, £70 in cash and a...

 
Who will take IS fighter and his London 'jihadi bride'?

Who will take IS fighter and his London 'jihadi bride'?

Yago Riedijk was born and raised in well-to-do Dutch suburbia but abandoned it all in his early twenties for so-called Islamic State (IS). Old pictures show a smiling teenager perched behind a child on a motorbike. A smattering of hairs on his chin...

BBC, 00:34 in World News
 
Canada approves Huawei extradition proceedings sparking ire from China

Canada approves Huawei extradition proceedings sparking ire from China

The Canadian government, as expected, on Friday approved extradition proceedings against the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, prompting a furious reaction from China. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained...

 
New York politicians and business leaders plead with Bezos to reconsider Amazon deal

New York politicians and business leaders plead with Bezos to reconsider Amazon deal

New York’s governor and prominent business leaders are making a last-ditch effort to lure Amazon back to the Big Apple after the company abruptly abandoned plans for a new headquarters there following some loud local opposition. In a full-page...

 

Call for cash boost for county's nursery schools

0 Have your say Some of Lancashire’s nursery schools could face financial collapse unless the government offers more “realistic” funding for the sector. Some of Lancashire’s nursery schools could face financial collapse unless the government offers...

 

This is how many times Lancashire County Council has called in the bailiffs

0 Have your say Bailiffs were commissioned more than 6,000 times in the space of a year to recover debts on behalf of Lancashire County Council. The figure emerged at a meeting of the authority which heard claims that some cases had been mishandled....

 
Billie Wayne Coble: Two men arrested at Texas execution

Billie Wayne Coble: Two men arrested at Texas execution

Two men have been released on bail after allegedly throwing fists and swearing during an execution in Texas. Billie Wayne Coble, 70, was put to death by lethal injection nearly 30 years after murdering his wife's parents and brother. His son and...

BBC, 01:03 in World News
 


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