News archive from 2 September 2017, page 6

Missed flights? THIS is what you should always do - and doesn't always cost a new ticket

Missed flights? THIS is what you should always do - and doesn't always cost a new ticket

Missing a flight is a worry for every traveller when it comes to a smooth and relaxing holiday. Sometimes the worst happens, be it oversleeping or traffic jams and a plane leaves without being able to get on board. Many may think that the only option...

 
Type 2 diabetes - new way to control blood sugar could get rid of painful monitoring

Type 2 diabetes - new way to control blood sugar could get rid of painful monitoring

A new app called Epic Health could monitor glucose levels in healthy and type 2 diabetic patients is just as accurate as traditional, invasive methods that use the finger prick test to draw blood. Type 2 diabetes cause blood sugar levels to rise, but...

 
Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova speak out ahead of enticing US Open meeting

Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova speak out ahead of enticing US Open meeting

Petra Kvitova has admitted she’s happy to be facing a top-10 player at the US Open because it means she’s reaching the important stages of the tournament. The two-time Grand Slam champion has battled back in 2017 after being the victim of a knife...

Metro, 04:29 in Sport
 
Watch out Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer! Denis Shapovalov predicts big rankings shift

Watch out Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer! Denis Shapovalov predicts big rankings shift

Denis Shapovalov believes the gap is closing between the ‘young guys’ and the ‘veterans’ of the ATP Tour and that the rankings will make a major shift in the next year or two. The exciting 18-year-old has been the talk of New York after his run to the...

Metro, 04:29 in Sport
 
Maximum terror prison sentences 'may be too low'

Maximum terror prison sentences 'may be too low'

Maximum prison sentences for some terror offences may be too low, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said. In an interview with the Press Association, Max Hill QC gave the example of someone who failed to alert the authorities to...

BBC, 04:51 in Regional
 
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Sofia Kenin to reach fourth round at Arthur Ashe

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Sofia Kenin to reach fourth round at Arthur Ashe

It was an unconvincing display from the Russian against a relative unknown in 18-year-old Kenin, but she managed to get herself over the line with a 7-5, 6-2 win. 

 
Maria Sharapova puts in sloppy display but still reaches US Open last-16

Maria Sharapova puts in sloppy display but still reaches US Open last-16

Maria Sharapova reached the fourth round of the US Open despite a terribly unconvincing display against American teenager Sofia Kenin. The 30-year-old was nowhere near her best and hit 25 unforced errors in a strange opening set, while struggling to...

Metro, 05:00 in Sport
 

Coventry City fanzone: 'I can't help but wonder if we'll ever be among top-flight clubs again?'

Welcome back to that '5pm on a Saturday feeling of crushing disappointment'. You have not been missed. It's far too early to be concerned, but I am slightly concerned! The current squad does not look to have enough goals in it, and the disappointing...

 

New Lidl supermarket could impact on stores in area...says Asda

A plan for a Lidl supermarket in Llandudno Junction has come under fire - from store rivals Asda. The discount chain wants to build a supermarket on the site of the former Arriva bus depot and Daily Post/Weekly News offices. This is the second...

 

Revealed: The staggering amount of drugs and mobile phones seized from North East jails

Prison guards have been left fighting a war against drugs and mobile phones at North East jails. New figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show illicit drugs were seized 309 times at HMP Northumberland last year, compared to 174 in 2015 and 141...

 

This home has extensive gardens, is five minutes from the sea and is special inside too

This plush Whitley Bay home is a little bit special on the inside and out. Designed with its location in mind, the five-bedroom house in Astley Drive is south facing to make the most of the sun. Its current owners say their family have loved growing...

 
The latest word in shopping, which popular store opened in Newcastle on this day 85 years ago?

The latest word in shopping, which popular store opened in Newcastle on this day 85 years ago?

Last year saw the demise of long-time high-street favourite BHS. 11,000 jobs across the country were lost as the famous name went the same way as Woolworth and C&A. In the North East, BHS had stores in the Metrocentre, Durham, South Shields,...

 

Concerns raised over multi-million pound plans at St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay

Development plans for an island nature reserve may force wildlife to abandon the site-depriving it of one of the main attractions visitors come to see. That’s the fear of conservationists over proposals by North Tyneside Council, which is seeking a...

 

Window cleaner left in hospital after 'customer stamps on his head' in Anlaby Road daylight attack

A window cleaner had his head stamped with his three-year-old girl just yards away from him in a vicious attack in the middle of Anlaby Road. Richard Bird, 29, was opposite McDonald's in the west Hull street when he says he was approached by a man...

 
Woman, 19, fined for assaulting police officers in Hull

Woman, 19, fined for assaulting police officers in Hull

Ashleigh Hunt, 19, of Melrose Street, west Hull, was fined £40 and must pay £40 compensation for assaulting two police officers, PC Toyn and PC Smith, being drunk and disorderly in Cromwell Close, east Hull, and breaching a conditional discharge....

 


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