News archive from 4 December 2018, page 12

Sheffield United fan hunted over ‘flash bang’ device used at away game 

A Sheffield United fan is wanted for questioning by the police after a flash bang device used at an away game. The device, normally used by the police to stun and disorient people, was set off in the section of Ewood Park where Sheffield United fans...

 
Mum embraces her mastectomy scars after surviving cancer three times

Mum embraces her mastectomy scars after surviving cancer three times

A mum-of-three has bared her mastectomy scars for a photoshoot to celebrate surviving cancer three times. Gemma Cockrell, 49, has decided not to have a breast reconstruction to show other women with cancer that they are beautiful without their boobs....

Metro, 07:26 in Lifestyle
 
Europe's tech startups suffer from 'diversity debt', survey finds

Europe's tech startups suffer from 'diversity debt', survey finds

Europe’s startup sector has a “shocking” lack of diversity, with 93% of all funds raised in 2018 going to all-male founding teams, according to a report by the investment firm Atomico. Out of 175 large startups included in the survey, just one had a...

Guardian, 07:27 in Business
 
Why were we fined £137 over a £4.20 toll pass in Hungary?

Why were we fined £137 over a £4.20 toll pass in Hungary?

In August my wife and I took a motorcycle tour of Europe which passed off uneventfully until last month when we received two letters demanding £137 from a firm called Euro Parking Collection. They claim to be on behalf of the Nemzeti Útdíjfizetési...

Guardian, 07:27 in Business
 

Sheffield United fan hunted over ‘flash bang’ device used at away game 

A Sheffield United fan is wanted for questioning by the police after a flash bang device used at an away game. The device, normally used by the police to stun and disorient people, was set off in the section of Ewood Park where Sheffield United fans...

 

Leeds news LIVE: Man stabbed in back | Students get their kits off | Prison officers jailed

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live Leeds news blog, bringing you the latest breaking incidents, traffic and travel updates and much more throughout the day. Throughout the day we will be bringing you the latest updates and information you...

 
Life in debt: 'The council was more aggressive than the payday lenders'

Life in debt: 'The council was more aggressive than the payday lenders'

Since my mid-teens I’ve struggled with episodes of mania brought about by my bipolar disorder. Such mania led to intense periods of superfluous spending, which was indulgent, unnecessary and extravagant. From buying endless rounds at the pub for...

Guardian, 07:34 in Business
 

Live updates: Delays on M1 near East Midlands Airport after crash, 2 lanes closed

There are delays on the M1 this morning after a crash near East Midlands Airport. Two lanes are closed and traffic is queuing due to the incident on M1 Southbound from J23A for the A42 towards East Midlands Airport. Lanes one and two of three are...

 
'Top pundit' - This Sky Sports expert keeps getting it right about Aston Villa

'Top pundit' - This Sky Sports expert keeps getting it right about Aston Villa

Since Aston Villa dropped down to the Championship every EFL pundit has been queuing up to have their say. Premier League airtime was minimal with the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness itching to talk about matters at the top...

 

Shock and frustration following spate of tip jar thefts in Bury

STAFF have spoken of their shock and frustration following a spate of tip jar thefts at businesses in Bury town centre. Two stores at Mill Gate Shopping Centre fell victim to thieves. Bake & Take in The Rock Shopping Centre, and Cup 'O' Rosie, in...

 
Protest-hit France 'to halt fuel tax rise'

Protest-hit France 'to halt fuel tax rise'

The French government will suspend a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests, local media report. The protests have hit major French cities causing major damage for the past three weekends.

BBC, 07:45 in World News
 

Rotherham school forced to close due to ‘safety concerns’

A Rotherham school was forced to close due to ‘safety concerns’. St Alban’s Primary School, in Wickersley, was closed to pupils and staff on Friday, while urgent repairs to a full-length window in its hall were carried out. READ MORE: Burglars raid...

 
Voter ID trials in England face legal challenge

Voter ID trials in England face legal challenge

A legal challenge could scupper the second stage of trials of a scheme requiring people to show ID before they vote. The case is being brought by Neil Coughlan, a 64-year-old voluntary worker from Braintree, Essex, who possesses no photo ID. Braintree...

Guardian, 07:47 in Politics
 
Labour vows to restore legal aid for benefits appeal cases if elected

Labour vows to restore legal aid for benefits appeal cases if elected

A Labour government will restore legal aid for people appealing against cuts to benefits such as universal credit, the shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, is to announce. Those seeking to challenge decisions by the Department for Work and...

Guardian, 07:47 in Politics
 
Brexit weekly briefing: Theresa May tries to sell her deal to the country

Brexit weekly briefing: Theresa May tries to sell her deal to the country

Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, bringing you the top stories of the week in Brexitland arranged in a way that might – with luck and a following wind – allow you to make some sense of them. If you would like to receive the briefing as...

Guardian, 07:47 in Politics
 


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