News archive from 3 December 2016, page 13

Graeme Souness: I could’ve brought Manchester United legends Peter Schmeichel and Eric Cantona to Liverpool

Graeme Souness: I could’ve brought Manchester United legends Peter Schmeichel and Eric Cantona to Liverpool

Graeme Souness has revealed he turned down the chance to sign both Eric Cantona and Peter Schmeichel during his spell as Liverpool manager. The Scot, who also played at Anfield, rejected both of the men before they moved to Manchester United. Cantona...

Metro, 08:19 in Sport
 

Whitnash Mayor shows Trees of Light support

Whitnash Mayor Simon Button (pictured) has encouraged people to remembered absent loved ones by making a donation to the Rotary club of Royal Leamington Spa’s Trees of Light fundraising campaign. The Tree of Light outside St Margaret’s church in...

 

The Sutton Bridge company behind your chips and crisps

Ever wondered where your crisps and chips come from? Ever wondered how it is that potatoes are grown and processed into becoming the goods we all know and love? Well, an event held last Thursday helped answer those questions. Beside the River Nene and...

 

Don’t be a victim of ‘frost-jacking’

As freezing temperatures continue to sweep across the area, police are urging South Holland residents to stay in their cars while they defrost. Leaving a car running unattended while it defrosts is against the law and your car can easily be...

 

Burnley Probus Club's Centenary celebrations

The Burnley Probus Club recently welcomed a speaker to the establishment to give an informative lecture on WWI and to mark the Centenary celebrations. Denis North of the Western Front Association was welcomed by the club on November 11th, speaking on...

 
Shropshire hospitals face £2 million cash gap in looming winter crisis

Shropshire hospitals face £2 million cash gap in looming winter crisis

0 Comments Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital are 29 beds short of the capacity they need to meet extra demand. But a cash crisis has deprived the hospitals of funding they need to pay for the beds. Shrewsbury and Telford...

 
Downgrading of Shropshire maternity units feared

Downgrading of Shropshire maternity units feared

0 Comments Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust’s board have suggested the Ludlow maternity unit, along with those at Bridgnorth and Oswestry, could become reduced-hours “birthing centres” to save on costs. It comes as mothers carrying banners...

 
Work to start on two more Telford roundabouts

Work to start on two more Telford roundabouts

0 Comments Ketley Brook roundabout and the Randlay interchange will both see work start in January in a bid to keep traffic moving. The plans are all part of the Telford Growth Point Package which has already seen work begin at Shawbirch Roundabout,...

 
Poll: Do ticket prices put you off travelling by train?

Poll: Do ticket prices put you off travelling by train?

0 Comments The largest rise in three years will take effect from January 2, with travellers already hit by a 23.5% increase in real terms between 1995 and 2016. Rail minister Paul Maynard claimed the burden of paying for investment in the network is...

 

'Bitter disappointment' in defeat over 290 new Telford homes

0 Comments People living on Wellington’s Haygate Road had fiercely campaigned against the proposal. It will see the homes built on and by Wellington Cricket Club, off Haygate Road. They now say they feel the development was “inevitable” but have...

 
Walk-in GP surgery at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital to stay for another five years

Walk-in GP surgery at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital to stay for another five years

0 Comments Malling Health has run a walk-in service and doctors surgery since 2009 in modular buildings in the grounds of the hospital in Apley. Permission has now been granted to allow it to remain in the buildings for the next five years. The...

 
Shrewsbury panto star Brad Fitt comes to aid of Shropshire Gift Appeal – oh, yes he does

Shrewsbury panto star Brad Fitt comes to aid of Shropshire Gift Appeal – oh, yes he does

0 Comments And bosses at the Shrewsbury theatre have kindly donated tickets so that three lucky youngsters will see the show. Brad Fitt, who plays Buttons in the theatre’s production of Cinderella, said he was delighted to back the appeal which is...

 
Parking permits call in deadlock over plans for Shrewsbury's Dana prison

Parking permits call in deadlock over plans for Shrewsbury's Dana prison

0 Comments Andrew Bannerman, councillor for Coton Hill and Quarry, said the addition of a further 16 parking spaces to plans for the Dana is inadequate. Today he said the deferral of the plans should be the catalyst to redeveloping the whole area and...

 
Nazi SS soldier leaves £400,000 to Scottish village that showed ‘kindness and generosity’

Nazi SS soldier leaves £400,000 to Scottish village that showed ‘kindness and generosity’

A former Nazi prisoner of war has donated £400,000 to a tiny British village because of the ‘kindness and generosity’ he was shown during his captivity. Heinrich Steinmeyer was a member of Hitler’s infamous Waffen SS and just 19 when he was captured...

Metro, 08:26 in Hot News
 

Morecambe dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard. Kane Kennedy, 20, told a fellow inmate he had slept in a separate room from seven-month-old Oskar on the night before he died,...

 


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