News archive from 4 December 2013, page 18

Sellafield bosses grilled by MPs

SELLAFIELD executives are today set to face a further grilling over the escalating cost of decommissioning the nuclear site which has now exceeded £70 billion. Senior managers are due to be questioned by the influential Public Accounts Committee...


Pupils help Workington pensioners to party

PENSIONERS from Workington enjoyed a three-course Christmas meal and party at the town’s St Joseph’s School. Title Author Copyright Description The event was organised by year 10 students as part of their studies. They made and sent out invitations to...


Sheep stealing conviction is 'victory for Cumbrian farmers'

THE conviction of a man for stealing sheep has been hailed as a victory for Cumbrian farmers. A jury unanimously found Robert Birnie guilty of sheep theft and intimidation yesterday, following a trial at Carlisle Crown Court. He will be sentenced next...


Man escapes police after Carlisle burglary

Police are hunting a man in connection with the theft of a car and TV. A black Audi A3 and television were stolen following a house burglary in Egerton Grove in Carlisle. The car and TV were found in Dowbeck Road at around 4am today. A man in his 20s,...


"Dangerous" radioactive material stolen in Mexico truck - IAEA

Cobalt-60 can potentially also be used to make a so-called "dirty bomb", where conventional explosives are used to disperse radiation from a radioactive source. But the IAEA made no mention of this in its statement. The IAEA said it had been...

Two men try to lure teenage girl into van in Lincolnshire

Two men try to lure teenage girl into van in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police say this incident follows a number of similar incidents in the Deepings area in the last week. Investigations are ongoing and extra officers are being drafted into the area at key times. Earmuffs! Buy 1 get 1 FREE! Gecko Boutique...

Nigella Lawson denies drug claims

Nigella Lawson denies drug claims

TV cook and author Nigella Lawson has said drug allegations against her heard in court were "false". Ms Lawson's assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo have claimed they were allowed to use credit cards in exchange for covering up her...

BBC, 11:36 in Art & Culture

Recovery pauses in November, euro zone divergence deepens

A buoyant Germany was not enough to stop the 17-nation euro zone's private sector losing momentum in November, dragged backwards by a downturn in France - the bloc's second biggest economy - and a continued recession in Italy. Britain, which does not...

Reuters, 11:41 in Business
Cumbrian Lee Mossop auctions World Cup kit for charity

Cumbrian Lee Mossop auctions World Cup kit for charity

A BIG-HEARTED rugby player has raised nearly £500 for a west Cumbrian charity by auctioning his World Cup kit. Generous: Lee Mossop was thrilled to help out England rugby star Lee Mossop, from Whitehaven, is a patron of the Give Us A Break campaign,...

Jude Law's Henry V 'reigns supreme'

Jude Law's Henry V 'reigns supreme'

Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is being crowned a success by West End critics. "This is one of the richest and most detailed performances of Henry V that I have ever seen," enthuses The Telegraph's Charles Spencer in his...

BBC, 11:47 in Art & Culture
Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product. A spokesman confirmed the effort was being headed up by Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the...

BBC, 11:55 in Business

DAVID LUIZ EXCLUSIVE: You English don't believe - but you need to dream. Go to Brazil and expect to WIN the...

3 View comments Approaching the biggest six months in his career so far, you would have thought the nerves would be starting to get to David Luiz. The Chelsea defender will be one of the key men as Brazil aim to win back the 'Copa do Mundo' in front...

Daily Mail, 11:56 in Sport

No end to Ashes war as Clarke predicts England team again

 PERHAPS buoyed by Australia's triumph in the first Ashes Test, Michael Clarke has repeated his trick of second-guessing the tourists and predicting the team that will face Australia in the second Test at Adelaide starting tonight.   According to...

The Week, 11:56 in Sport
Local fears spark drugs den raid

Local fears spark drugs den raid

POLICE have raided a suspected crack house after residents' complaints. Yesterday, Oldham Magistrates' Court granted a police and First Choice Homes Oldham request to serve notice on the property under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003. Officials and...


Civic heads unite against domestic violence

COUNCIL leader Jim McMahon has joined forces with other civic heads to take a stand against domestic violence. All nine Greater Manchester local authority leaders signed a promise penned by Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd to do more to...


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