News archive from 3 February 2019

Former church in Doncaster sells for nearly 3 times guide price at £204,000

A church in Doncaster that sold for nearly three times guide price, and flats in Sheffield that went for the highest bid of the day drove a busy first auction of the year for the region. Mark Jenkinson and Son’s £2.4million auction was one of the...

 

Police issue e-fit of man who broke in to elderly Doncaster woman’s home and stole her purse

Police have released a e-fit of a man they would like to identify after a burglary at a property in Doncaster in which an elderly women had her purse stolen. The burglary happened on Tuesday, December 4, at a house on Auckland Road. The occupant – a...

 

Police hunt man wanted over threatening and abusive behaviour and assault

Police are appealing for help to track down a man wanted in connection with threatening and abusive behaviour and assault. Aaron Ellse, aged 27, who is under stood to frequent the Doncaster area. is described as having a stocky build and brown hair....

 
What 2,000 job cuts tell us: the free market kills digital journalism

What 2,000 job cuts tell us: the free market kills digital journalism

In December 2016, Jonah Peretti, the charismatic founder of the digital news and entertainment company BuzzFeed, penned his annual memo to his 1,400 staff. The memo outlined some of Peretti’s frustrations after that year’s US presidential election had...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

Dismay at raft of taxes in budget deal with Greens

Business leaders in Scotland say they have been left “humiliated” and “dismayed” by the Scottish Government over the suite of new taxes unveiled in last week’s budget. They are now demanding face-to-face talks with the Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay,...

 

Review: The MG ZS

MG doubled its sales in Britain last year, boosted by the car you see here, the ZS. This statistic leads to its claim to have been the fastest growing manufacturer in the UK, as it gets over what has been a rather slow brand revival. You could call it...

 

Gin maker Eden Mill to double output after buying English brewery

Eden Mill, Scotland’s first single site brewer and distiller, has announced it is doubling its production capacity through the acquisition of an English brewery. The St Andrews-based firm has purchased the aptly named Eden River Brewery in Penrith,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Revealed: eight-year agony of delayed FAIs

Families in Scotland are waiting up to eight years for official inquiries to be carried out into the death of a loved one, it has emerged. The figures have been branded “scandalous” by opposition leaders who are calling on Justice Secretary Humza...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Brexit: Care home and hospital caterers stockpiling food

Major suppliers to care homes and hospitals are stockpiling food to offset the potential disruption of a no-deal Brexit. Apetito and Bidfood, who between them supply thousands of care providers, said they were holding extra inventory in case of supply...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
Dianne Oxberry: Viewers raise £28k after presenter's death

Dianne Oxberry: Viewers raise £28k after presenter's death

The husband of the late BBC broadcaster Dianne Oxberry has said he is "overwhelmed" after £28,000 was raised in her memory within a week. The former Radio 1 and North West Tonight presenter died aged 51 from ovarian cancer at Manchester's...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
Fighting back against the billionaires

Fighting back against the billionaires

As a wave of bankruptcies hits the retail sector, workers want to know why their bosses are coming out ahead. The fall of Sears, once an icon of American retail might, has hit Bruce Miller hard. The 56-year-old started at the department store out of...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
Robert Mueller: America's most mysterious public figure

Robert Mueller: America's most mysterious public figure

He seldom gives interviews and is rarely seen in public. Yet Robert Mueller, the man leading the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, is one of the most talked about people in America. His critics accuse him of...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 
Obituary: Kim Bok-dong, the South Korean 'comfort woman'

Obituary: Kim Bok-dong, the South Korean 'comfort woman'

The coffin passed the Japanese embassy in Seoul, accompanied on its final journey by mourners waving banners and holding yellow butterflies. Cries of "Japan must apologise" rang out above the crowd, while others quietly sobbed. It was not...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 
Manchester carnival: Serious concerns over event's finances

Manchester carnival: Serious concerns over event's finances

Serious concerns were raised over the finances of one of the UK's leading carnivals, the BBC has discovered. A former accountant who worked for Manchester's Caribbean Carnival refused to sign off the books, which he described as a "cowboy...

BBC, 00:24 in Regional
 
How a fruit cake helped Eamon de Valera escape Lincoln Prison

How a fruit cake helped Eamon de Valera escape Lincoln Prison

Eamon de Valera went on to become one of Ireland's most influential statesmen. But his politics were not the only thing that earned him a place in the history books - exactly 100 years ago, he was also the mastermind of an audacious prison break...

BBC, 00:26 in Regional
 


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