News archive from 5 May 2014, page 12

Pupils a force in contest

Pupils a force in contest

This foursome proved to be a force to be reckoned with when they took on a physics challenge. The pupils from Hodgson Academy, Poulton, entered national science competition Extreme Physics Challenge and managed to see off competition from 12 other...

 
University Hospital of North Staffordshire to turn offices into wards

University Hospital of North Staffordshire to turn offices into wards

AT LEAST 70 extra beds are to be opened at Staffordshire's biggest hospital to cope with record numbers of emergency patients needing treatment. The four new wards and a 12-bed critical care unit will be created by next January in offices at the...

 
Driver had been drinking at party

Driver had been drinking at party

A plasterer drove home after he had been drinking at a family New Year's Eve party. Ben Slaney, 21, drove his van along Bispham Road. He hit a parked car which in turn crashed into another vehicle. Slaney of River Road, Thornton, drove off after the...

 
Stoke City: Oussama Assaidi 'very happy at Stoke' as he waits for Liverpool verdict

Stoke City: Oussama Assaidi 'very happy at Stoke' as he waits for Liverpool verdict

OUSSAMA Assaidi has dropped his biggest hint yet that his long-term future lies at Stoke. The winger on loan from Liverpool put in a man-of-the-match turn as the Potters thrashed Fulham 4-1, which relegated their opponents into the Championship. He is...

 
Growers’ bid to dodge dealers

Growers’ bid to dodge dealers

Two friends aimed to grow cannabis at home because they were not sure what they would get if they bought the drug from dealers. Andrew Goodman and Christopher Heys’s plan was cut short when their home was raided by police who found four seedling...

 
Port Vale: Billy Knott will not be rushed over future

Port Vale: Billy Knott will not be rushed over future

BILLY Knott says he has loved his time at Port Vale, but won't rush into a decision on a contract at Vale Park. The 21-year-old midfielder, recently handed a free transfer by Sunderland, has been offered a deal by Vale after spending the last four...

 
Hull City in Europa League: Steve Bruce hails remarkable rise as Premier League safety secured

Hull City in Europa League: Steve Bruce hails remarkable rise as Premier League safety secured

Steve Bruce has paid tribute to the "remarkable" achievements of his Hull City side after a weekend that saw a place in the Europa League and Premier League confirmed for next season. Despite falling to a meek 3-1 loss at Aston Villa on...

 
Hull City's James Chester awaits hamstring scan results

Hull City's James Chester awaits hamstring scan results

Hull City defender James Chester is fearing FA Cup final heartache as he awaits scan results on a hamstring injury suffered in the 3-1 loss at Aston Villa on Saturday. The 25-year-old limped off late in the first half when aggravating the same problem...

 
Weather: No clouds in the sky for Anna but some on the horizon for Bank Holiday Monday

Weather: No clouds in the sky for Anna but some on the horizon for Bank Holiday Monday

Anna Powles could not see a cloud in the sky this weekend as she enjoyed the bank holiday "blues" while walking her springer spaniel, Monty, through bluebells carpeting acres of fields and woodland at Bow Wood, Lea Bridge. But while no rain...

 

Oscar Pistorius trial: Live updates as Blade Runner's defence team resumes its case following Easter break

View gallery Getty " " " " " " " " " " Oscar Pistorius trial: 17th April View gallery   Refresh automatically On | Off 7:26 am Journalists in the court room in Pretoria say among the witnesses...

 

Madeleine McCann cops to start digging up resort where she vanished 7 years ago

Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope their missing daughter Madeleine is alive – but they are now bracing themselves for the heartbreak of a police search for her body. Scotland Yard detectives are preparing to go to Portugal to launch...

 

Police appeal after serious sex attack

POLICE are investigating a serious sexual assault on a teenager in Notts. The attack happened at The Racecourse, off Southwell Road, in Mansfield, at around 8.30pm on Friday when a man attacked a girl in her late teens. Police cordoned off the area...

 

Wife's delight as American husband wins deportation ruling

THE wife of a man who has won his right to return to live in the UK "has got the bounce back in her stride". Gill Reagan said she and her three sons leapt for joy when they found out that Herb Reagan would be able to return home. The...

 

Supermarket plan on council agenda

PLANS for a supermarket on the site of an old pub look set to be given the green light. The Lidl store would be built where the White Hart pub once stood, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Oxclose Lane in Arnold. Gedling Borough Council's planning...

 
From some strong roots, Oak and Bloom have grown

From some strong roots, Oak and Bloom have grown

Two social groups which have had a big impact on Todmorden life will receive Honorary Citizenship on Mayor's Day, Saturday, May 10. At a recent meeting of the full Todmorden Town Council, members unanimously approved the two winners to receive a...

 


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