News archive from 3 February 2018, page 8

Big Preview AND TRAILER: Shaun Evans talks Endeavour returning to ITV

Detective show Endeavour is back on ITV and this series sees Shaun Evans play out some ambitious storylines as the newly-promoted young Inspector Morse. The actor tells Georgia Humphreys what fans can expect, from romantic developments to big changes...

 

Leader comment: Musical of Local Hero ‘will have to be good’

When Local Hero came out in 1983, it was global hit that put Scotland on the map. The gentle, clever humour of writer-director Bill Forsyth, the evocative music of Mark Knopfler, the stunning scenery, pitch-perfect performances from a stellar cast,...

 

Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler reunite for new Local Hero musical

The popular Scottish film Local Hero is to be turned into a stage musical which will reunite its director Bill Forsyth and soundtrack composer Mark Knopfler after more than 35 years. The pair are joining forces with playwright David Greig to create a...

 

Gareth Shaw: Social media is the next scam battleground

Earlier this week, the UK’s financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued a stark warning about the dangers of investment scams being promoted across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It published examples of the kinds of posts that...

 

Solicitors take up case of Leeds hit and run victim as search for driver continues

Doctors have warned a hit and run victim that he will be unable to resume work as a fork-lift truck driver for at least a year because of the extent of his injuries. Stuart Sunderland was left for dead after being knocked off his scooter in December...

 

Interview: Alexandra Roach

Growing up in a Welsh former mining village devastated by the closure of the mines in the Thatcher era and with an ex-miner for a grandfather, Alexandra Roach never imagined that one day she’d be playing the young Margaret Thatcher alongside Meryl...

 

Developer moves to sooth fears over East Lancs Paper Mill Cricket Club

A HOUSE developer has moved to sooth fears about moving a Radcliffe cricket club to accommodate a new 400-home project. Last week, Homes England and Bury Council unveiled plans for a new development on the former East Lancashire Paper Mill site. As...

 

Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

The snowflake generation rails against type It’s snowing heavily and as I arrive home Eldest Child and his lifelong pal are standing at the big hall window, watching the flakes spiral down. They’re saying things like “proper snow”, “get the sledges...

 

New modern trains to begin serving Yorkshire from December

Rail passengers in Yorkshire have been told to expect better and more frequent services around the region with the start of the arrival of a fleet of new ultra-modern trains later this year. Rail firm Northern is preparing to phase out its outdated...

 
Cape Town in ‘blind panic’ as city of millions stands just 10 weeks from taps running dry

Cape Town in ‘blind panic’ as city of millions stands just 10 weeks from taps running dry

City authorities have imposed tough limits of water use to try a perverse Cape Town’s precious reserves as “day zero” approaches. Water management expert, Neil Armitage, said: “It’s like waking up one day to a magnitude 7 earthquake. The buildings are...

 

Watch 7ft bronze statue of suffragette Alice Hawkins being hoisted into place

A 7ft bronze statue of Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins has been hoisted into place in Leicester’s new Market Square. The 800lb sculpture arrived in the city from the London foundry where it was made, but will remain under wraps until it is...

 
Roger Federer: Marin Cilic discusses Australian Open Federer favouritism

Roger Federer: Marin Cilic discusses Australian Open Federer favouritism

Cilic lost to world number two Roger Federer in a thrilling match that went the full five sets. However, organisers controversially decided to shut the roof on the Rod Laver Arena with temperatures at 37C, which would not normally cause such a...

 
Arsenal are a JOKE: Sky Sports pundit Danny Murphy rips into Gunners

Arsenal are a JOKE: Sky Sports pundit Danny Murphy rips into Gunners

The former Liverpool midfielder was discussing the Arsenal's January transfer window activity on Sky Sports’ The Debate. And he was not happy with the way the Gunners recruited in the defensive areas despite that being their key weakness. Arsenal...

 
Man Utd news: Arsene Wenger reveals Alexis Sanchez’s outrageous salary figures

Man Utd news: Arsene Wenger reveals Alexis Sanchez’s outrageous salary figures

The Chilean joined Man Utd from Arsenal in a straight-swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Wenger is apparently gutted to have lost his star player and has explained that he has made a mistake. The Frenchman was speaking at a Q&A session for...

 

Fracking police costs ‘should be met nationally’

Rising costs for policing of fracking protests should not be paid for on a local level, an MP has said, warning this is clearly a “national protest”. Dozens of arrests have been made in North Yorkshire at protests in the village of Kirby Misperton, at...

 


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