News archive from 3 December 2016, page 23

South Kentish Town Station: LU fined £500k after worker fall

South Kentish Town Station: LU fined £500k after worker fall

London Underground (LU) has been fined £500,000 after a maintenance worker was injured at a fall at a disused station. The worker plunged 9.5m from a scaffold tower while cleaning a former lift shaft at South Kentish Town station, the Office of Rail...

BBC, 10:38 in Regional
 

Hundred Christmas trees for the town

Market Harborough will be decorated with more than a hundred Christmas trees this year. The trees in their wall brackets have been installed once again by Alden Electrical with the support of the Harborough Improvement Team’and the Market Harborough...

 

Port Vale close to Hartlepool skipper’s heart, but Billy Paynter won’t let emotion cloud FA Cup goal

Hartlepool United club captain Billy Paynter says first club Port Vale will always have a special place in his heart. But emotion goes out the window for the striker when the pair meet in the second round of the FA Cup at Vale Park tomorrow (3pm...

 

Biker hurt in Blackpool crash

A biker has been injured in a road collision in Blackpool. The incident happened at the junction of Devonshire Road and Warley Road last night in North Shore, Blackpool at around 9.20pm. More updates when we get them from Lancashire Police.

 

M6 car fire causes motorway delays

Heavy tailbacks are being reported after a car fire on the M6. Northbound traffic was brought to a standstill as fire crews raced to put out the blaze on the hard shoulder just north of the Tickled Trout exit. One lane was closed while emergency...

 
Iran says extension of sanctions act shows U.S. unreliable

Iran says extension of sanctions act shows U.S. unreliable

A U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. Iran has vowed to retaliate against...

 

Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April. The Tour de France legacy event, which is growing...

 
Peter Pan at the Palace Theatre Mansfield - review

Peter Pan at the Palace Theatre Mansfield - review

This is unquestionably Mansfield's best pantomime in at least 16 years. Moreover, it's one of the finest pieces of theatre this reviewer has seen all year. We get a hugely-talented, cast, with some splendid comic acting, especially from the likes of...

 

City elders don their robes to say farewell to a ‘good guy’

Preston turned out the civic regalia to say farewell to one of the city’s best-loved councillors. Conservative Tom Davies died last week at the age of 71 and was given a full civic funeral to reflect the affection council members had for him. The...

 

Tesco plans edge closer in Penwortham

PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition. Bosses at the supermarket giant say the store at the former Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) site in Cop Lane would bring 150 new jobs to the area. Proposals include a...

 

Man beaten with dog chain and robbed in Preston

Police are appealing for information after a man was beaten with a dog chain and robbed in Preston. The 20-year-old man, was cycling along Sellers Street near to Dodgson Road at around 10.45pm on December 1 when he was approached by two men who had a...

 
Conor McGregor dismisses the UFC’s claim he has been stripped of his featherweight title

Conor McGregor dismisses the UFC’s claim he has been stripped of his featherweight title

Conor McGregor has told the UFC that if they want to strip him of his featherweight belt they will have to send someone to take it off him. The UFC announced that McGregor had ‘relinquished’ his featherweight title and promoted Jose Aldo to champion...

Metro, 10:50 in Sport
 
Jamie Carragher warns Ben Woodburn not to get carried away after scoring for Liverpool v Leeds

Jamie Carragher warns Ben Woodburn not to get carried away after scoring for Liverpool v Leeds

Jamie Carragher has warned Ben Woodburn to keep his feet on the ground after becoming the youngest scorer in Liverpool’s history. The 17-year-old scored late in Liverpool’s 2-0 EFL Cup victory against Leeds to reach the semi-finals of the...

Metro, 10:50 in Sport
 

It's a dog's life! On Small Business Saturday, meet the boutiques tapping into the multi-billion luxury pet...

It seems that a dog's life is far from a tough one as the nation's pet owners confess to pampering their pooches on a regular basis - and spending plenty of cash in the process. The nation's dog owners are now spending upward of £10.6 billion on their...

 

Festive allure: Christmas markets attract home buyers - as long as they're not too tacky

How does your neighbourhood scrub up for the festive season? Does it make an effort and put on a good show? Or are you fobbed off with a stunted Christmas tree and a few flickering lights strung along the High Street? People in Cardiff are up in arms...

 


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