News archive from 3 December 2018

Wragby Christmas Lights go on

A large crowd of people turned out for the switching on of the Christmas tree lights in Wragby Market Place this afternoon (Sunday). Father Christmas arrived in a sleigh pulled by a 1920s Showman’s steam engine with all its bright lights, owned by...

 
Fellowship of the ring: Newly-engaged couple thank NYPD

Fellowship of the ring: Newly-engaged couple thank NYPD

Be it fate, or a stroke of good luck, Daniella Anthony and John Drennan are soon to be reunited with their precious piece of jewellery. "We are so happy, we can't believe it," the young couple said after discovering their lost engagement...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
Lucas Torreira is the midfielder Arsenal have wanted for five years, says Ian Wright

Lucas Torreira is the midfielder Arsenal have wanted for five years, says Ian Wright

Ian Wright hailed Lucas Torreira after his ‘magnificent’ performance in Arsenal’s 4-2 victory over Tottenham. Torreira kept his cool to score Arsenal’s fourth goal as Unai Emery’s men completed a stunning second-half comeback and the midfielder was...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Three missing people found after Deliveroo riders start wearing posters to ‘get them home for Christmas’

Three missing people found after Deliveroo riders start wearing posters to ‘get them home for Christmas’

Three missing people have been reunited with their families in time for Christmas after their faces were displayed on posters on the backpacks of Deliveroo riders. Five hundred of the food delivery app’s riders have been sporting mobile billboards in...

Metro, 00:18 in Hot News
 

My struggle to tolerate the 'sodcasters'

It was a very modern stand-off, or at least a modern version of an ancient confrontation between an adult and a teenager. A tall, menacing looking kid was sitting at the back of the bus, blasting out R and B track on his phone. The driver, having...

 

Lights go out after pipe thieves strike

THIEVES who risked electrocution to steal scrap from a sub-station caused a blackout. Intruders raided a base on the Celette industrial estate in Cleckheaton on Monday tea-time. They snatched three powerful fuses and wires containing valuable copper....

 

Jayne Dowle: Farewell Harry Smith, the voice of many a lost generation

FOR a place so often derided and misunderstood, my home town of Barnsley has produced some remarkable individuals. Off the top of my head, I’ll single out the best TV interviewer ever, Sir Michael Parkinson, the broadcaster Jenni Murray who says...

 

Neil McNicholas: Dear Sir or Madam, please answer me about the lost art of letter writing

THE other day I found myself asking the question: what has happened to letter writing? I don’t mean social letter-writing, but business correspondence. What has happened to companies writing letters like they used to in the good old days? Who still...

 
'It's real me': Nigerian president denies dying and being replaced by clone

'It's real me': Nigerian president denies dying and being replaced by clone

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he had died and was replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent...

 

'I've been made redundant five times'

John Brailsford lost his job at Carpetright, in Wigan, after the chain decided to close nearly a quarter of its 400 shops. It was his fifth redundancy in a 40-year retail career, which has meant he's often had to take a demotion to find another job....

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Tribune Media and Nexstar in $4.1bn local TV takeover

Tribune Media and Nexstar in $4.1bn local TV takeover

US media group Nexstar is set to become the country's largest operator of local TV stations after a deal to buy Tribune Media for about $4.1bn (£3.2bn). It comes three months after Tribune's sale to Sinclair Group, currently the largest US local TV...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Good genes? The sisters who put the rest of us to shame

Good genes? The sisters who put the rest of us to shame

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Anne Wojcicki, founder of genetic testing business 23andMe. If you ever worry that you and your siblings are not achieving enough in...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 

Car share lane 'white elephant'

I read with interest the article "Car Share Lane Proves a Success" – Spenborough Guardian, June 26; who is Paul Clark MP trying to kid? Anyone who has the misfortune of travelling eastbound on the M62 from Junction 26 on a morning will...

 
From no confidence to no deal, the choice for MPs should May’s plan fail

From no confidence to no deal, the choice for MPs should May’s plan fail

It’s the evening of Tuesday 11 December. Despite the best efforts of the Tory whips, their arm-twisting has failed and Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been defeated in the Commons. Labour MPs voted en masse against the deal. So have DUP MPs from...

Guardian, 00:31 in Politics
 
LLEP planning out green future for Leicestershire

LLEP planning out green future for Leicestershire

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has published an Energy Infrastructure Strategy to help shape investment in a greener future. The strategy aims to ensure the city and county are at the forefront of improvements and...

 


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