News archive from 4 October 2014, page 14

North Korean leaders close to Kim Jong-un make surprise visit to South

North Korean leaders close to Kim Jong-un make surprise visit to South

Top North Korean leaders made a surprise trip to South Korea on Saturday, with the rivals holding their highest level face-to-face talks in five years. After months of tension expectations for any breakthrough were low, but the visit itself was...

 
Scott Morrison: UK hostage's murder by Isis 'brutal and medieval'

Scott Morrison: UK hostage's murder by Isis 'brutal and medieval'

The murder of British aid volunteer Alan Henning by Isis is another “brutal and medieval example” of what Australian troops are going to Iraq to fight, the immigration minister says. “[Australian forces] are there to degrade and destruct and do...

 
From the archive, 4 October 1971: Spiders on LSD take a tangled trip

From the archive, 4 October 1971: Spiders on LSD take a tangled trip

Spike Milligan, protector of catfish against American artists, may care to know that for the past 22 years an American psychologist, Dr Peter Witt, has been systematically deranging spiders. In a laboratory where temperature and light were regulated...

 
New date set for meeting into future of Hartlepool GP surgeries

New date set for meeting into future of Hartlepool GP surgeries

A MEETING to discuss a controversial NHS England review into the future of three Hartlepool GP surgeries has been re-arranged. The NHS England Area Team has been carrying out a review of the Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contract...

 
Banned driver led Leeds police on city chase

Banned driver led Leeds police on city chase

A BANNED driver who ran a red light and drove on the wrong side of the road during a police chase in Leeds has been jailed for nine months. Marlon Stewart, 28, of Hawthorn Mount, Chapel Allerton, drove at more than 50mph in 30mph zones after he sped...

 

Strictly star Frankie injures ankle

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Frankie Bridge has been nursed by her professional show partner after she was left with an ankle injury in training. The Saturdays singer - who is at the top of the leaderboard after dazzling the judges in week one -...

 
Teen rugby player broke man’s jaw in ‘retribution’

Teen rugby player broke man’s jaw in ‘retribution’

A PROMISING teenage rugby league player broke a man's jaw in an attack outside a Wakefield city centre nightclub. Leeds Crown Court heard 19-year-old Azeez Salu, who plays for Dewsbury Celtic and has been offered trials with Castleford Tigers, punched...

 
Leeds nightclub plans opposed by police and university bosses

Leeds nightclub plans opposed by police and university bosses

POLICE and university bosses are fighting plans to expand a Leeds nightclub after a year of shocking booze-fuelled crimes at the venue. According to a Leeds City Council planning report, Halo on Woodhouse Lane has suffered a spate of incidents in the...

 
Sunderland Audi driver swapped registration plates because he couldn’t afford insurance

Sunderland Audi driver swapped registration plates because he couldn’t afford insurance

A MAN used another vehicle's registration plate because he couldn't afford his own car insurance. Dean Edward Liddle was seen swapping the registration plate on his Audi A3 on August 23 this year. Police were called who checked the car and identified...

 
We need to stop pushing our kids

We need to stop pushing our kids

When I brought my first school report home in the summer of 1971, while I’m sure my mother was pleased to read the comment: “Your daughter reads well for her age,” I’m also certain she didn’t take complete credit for it. So why, 35 years later, when I...

 
Meet the man who has tasted all the shortbread in Britain

Meet the man who has tasted all the shortbread in Britain

It all started way back in 1981, when the last bakery in Fort William closed. I was trained as a chef and had been working mainly in hotel kitchens. I had always liked baking, though, so I decided this was an opportunity. With help from the loan...

 

Modern tribes: The Whovian

Illustration: Photograph: Ben Lamb for the Guardian Capaldi? I wasn't sure until I rewatched episode four, where Clara meets the young Doctor Who in Gallifrey and leaves him with this nameless fear, which is why he makes her go back in time and scare...

 

Blind date

Did lawyer Kaush and contact juggler/programmer Mark havbe a ball? Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris; Linda Nylind, both for the Guardian Kaush on MarkWhat were you hoping for? To meet someone nice, normal and not too tall. First impressions? Glad he...

 
Our 10 best peppery recipes

Our 10 best peppery recipes

Cambodian beef lok lak (above) Beef is both marinated and dressed, once fried, in fragrant peppery juices for a dish that is at once fresh and filling. Serves 2 250g beef steak, sliced into 1cm wide strips (rib steak works best) 1 tbsp ghee or virgin...

 

Gardens: what to do this week

Looking for a new bulb to try for 2015? Allium ‘Red Mohican’ is a good bet. Photograph: GAP Photos/Visions Rake this Save on gym membership and get to work with a leaf rake: it's a bracing upper body workout. Nowhere to rake? Offer your services to...

 


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