News archive from 4 July 2013, page 13

Alex sails off with shed prize

A rustic wooden retreat with a rowing boat for a roof has sailed off with the Shed of the Year title. Sited 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountains, near Machynlleth, mid Wales, the shed is made entirely from recycled materials. Crammed full...

 

Care bosses to face prosecution

Directors in charge of care homes and hospitals could be charged with criminal offences if there are failures in care at their organisations under new plans to stem cases of appalling treatment witnessed at Winterbourne View and Stafford Hospital....

 

More flood defence spending urged

More homes and businesses will soon be at the mercy of severe weather because a Government boost to flood defence spending is inadequate to deal with the increased risk, MPs have said. A "major commitment" to enhancing protection announced...

 

Warning over council funding cuts

The financial black hole facing local authorities is widening by £2.1 billion a year amid "counterproductive" cuts to their funding, a new report has warned. The Local Government Association (LGA) said the extra 10% cut for 2015/16 unveiled...

 

Stone head of Geordie 'god' found

An 1,800-year-old carved stone head of a possible Geordie Roman god has been discovered buried in an ancient rubbish dump. The discovery was made by a first year archaeology student at Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, in County Durham, as...

 

Alex sails off with shed prize

A rustic wooden retreat with a rowing boat for a roof has sailed off with the Shed of the Year title. Sited 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountains, near Machynlleth, mid Wales, the shed is made entirely from recycled materials. Crammed full...

 

Ex-Pc admits indecent images charge

A former Warwickshire police constable has pleaded guilty to making indecent images of a child. Warwickshire Police said Robert William Tedds also admitted five counts of outraging public decency when he appeared at Redditch Magistrates' Court. Tedds,...

 

Teenager admits killing off-duty Pc

A teenager has admitted killing an off-duty police officer who died in hospital after suffering a head injury outside a nightclub in Wolverhampton. Dale Dixon, 19, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Pc Chris Findley during a brief appearance before...

 

Weekend tipped for hot temperatures

Britain is expected to bask in the hottest temperatures of the year this weekend, as hopes of a warm summer continue. Much of England is due to feel the benefits of an area of high pressure moving up from across the south west from Friday. Parts of...

 

Stab-murder hunt police name man

Detectives hunting the attacker of a pregnant woman found stabbed in a Birmingham car park have issued a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident. West Midlands Police said they believed Leon Harrison, 33, of Kings Heath...

 

Care bosses to face prosecution

Directors in charge of care homes and hospitals could be charged with criminal offences if there are failures in care at their organisations under new plans to stem cases of appalling treatment witnessed at Winterbourne View and Stafford Hospital....

 

More flood defence spending urged

More homes and businesses will soon be at the mercy of severe weather because a Government boost to flood defence spending is inadequate to deal with the increased risk, MPs have said. A "major commitment" to enhancing protection announced...

 

Call for lanterns ban after inferno

Chinese lanterns must be banned before they cause a fatal fire, a senior Liberal Democrat MP said after one started a huge blaze at a recycling centre near Birmingham. Tim Farron, who has been campaigning for some time against their use because of...

 

Bases to close in reservist reforms

Some 38 military reserve bases, including in the West Midlands, are to close across the country as part of reforms to expand the Army Reserve, the Defence Secretary has announced. The departure of reserve forces from 35 Army bases and three Navy bases...

 

Stone head of Geordie 'god' found

An 1,800-year-old carved stone head of a possible Geordie Roman god has been discovered buried in an ancient rubbish dump. The discovery was made by a first year archaeology student at Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, in County Durham, as...

 


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