News archive from 3 December 2016, page 18

Fake injury claimants caught out after they were spotted playing rugby on Sky Sports

Fake injury claimants caught out after they were spotted playing rugby on Sky Sports

Two insurance conmen who faked injury in a road crash outside the Houses of Parliament were caught out when they were spotted playing rugby on Sky Sports. Caine Herbert, 25, and Steven Blake, 39, tried to fiddle up to £17,000 in a bogus insurance...

Metro, 09:15 in Hot News
 
Police forced to take mugshot with macaw who wouldn’t leave criminal

Police forced to take mugshot with macaw who wouldn’t leave criminal

This is true friendship goals right here guys.  Who else would casually pose with you in your police mugshot just for moral support? Bird would – as he rightly proved when his owner went in for a court appearance on Thursday and ended up getting...

Metro, 09:15 in Hot News
 

Chinese mine disasters kill at least 38

At least 38 people have died in two separate coal mine disasters in China in the last five days, state media said, the latest accidents in a country with a poor record of industrial safety. In the first incident, authorities confirmed on Friday night...

 
Newcastle United duo set to miss Burton Albion trip after red cards against Nottingham Forest

Newcastle United duo set to miss Burton Albion trip after red cards against Nottingham Forest

Newcastle United look set to be without two regular starters when they visit Burton Albion on December 17. The Magpies saw midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and full-back Paul Dummett both sent off during the first half of last night's 2-1 defeat at Nottingham...

Burton Mail, 09:20 in Sport
 
Concert violinist jailed for conning people out of £357,000 by saying she had cancer

Concert violinist jailed for conning people out of £357,000 by saying she had cancer

A renowned concert violinist who tricked unsuspecting people out of more than £350,000 by claiming she had terminal cancer has been jailed for 32 months. Bethan Doci, 38, claimed she was dying from cancer and desperately needed treatment to fund an...

Metro, 09:20 in Hot News
 
China protests at Trump-Taiwan call

China protests at Trump-Taiwan call

China lodges protest with US over Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese president This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking...

BBC, 09:21 in World News
 
Unauthorised wearing of military medals could become a crime

Unauthorised wearing of military medals could become a crime

It could become an offence for people to wear military medals they are not entitled to, after a Private Member's Bill has received government backing. The Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill, tabled by Conservative MP Gareth Johnson will create a new...

 
Turkey hits back at EU over migrant deal collapse as it blasts 'you don't accept us'

Turkey hits back at EU over migrant deal collapse as it blasts 'you don't accept us'

EU leaders, including Jean-Claude Juncker, have been blasted by the Turkish government as the one-for-one migrant agreement teeters on the verge of implosion. This week, the ruling AK Party leader, President Recep Tayipp Erdogan, said if the deal...

 

Hillsborough foes have traded places

Preston’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday certainly has a, ‘You look familiar’ feel to it. Four players in the PNE squad have previously worn Wednesday colours and two of the Owls players are former North End employees. Aiden McGeady, Marnick Vermijl,...

 

Morpeth woman jailed for involvement in murder

A Morpeth woman has been jailed for four years for her involvement in the murder of a disabled man. Nicole Lawrence, 20, of The Avenue, in Fellgate Moore, was sentenced this afternoon at Newcastle Crown Court. She had been found guilty of perverting...

 

Recognition for partnership tackling underage drinking

A partnership tackling underage drinking and alcohol-related youth disorder in Blyth has been recognised at an awards ceremony in London. Officers from Blyth Neighbourhood Policing team were invited to Westminster for the Community Partnership Awards,...

 
Reeves and Mortimer at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall - review

Reeves and Mortimer at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall - review

As 2016 - that most woeful of years - rolls on remorselessly towards its long-overdue conclusion, I thought I'd end it as I started. Back in January, I reviewed Vic Reeves' and Bob Mortimer's 25th-anniversary The Poignant Moments tour at this very...

 
Paul Pogba can be as good as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, says ex-Manchester United ace Quinton Fortune

Paul Pogba can be as good as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, says ex-Manchester United ace...

Former Manchester United ace Quinton Fortune believes Paul Pogba will one day reach the same level of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Fortune is a big fan of the 23-year-old midfielder and believes he deserves his place on the 30-man...

Metro, 09:29 in Sport
 
Man killed in early-hours crash near Telford

Man killed in early-hours crash near Telford

The tragedy happened at about 4.30am today on the B4176 Rabbit Run road, near Sutton Maddock. A six-mile stretch of the road is closed in both directions between the A454 and the A442 and will stay shut while police investigate the accident. It is...

 

Preferred candidate named in hunt for Lincolnshire’s new Chief Constable

Devon and Cornwall Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly has been named as the preferred candidate for Lincolnshire’s new police chief. The decision was made Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones after an exhaustive interview process. The...

 


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