News archive from 5 July 2017, page 18

£1billion NHS Scotland hospital bill exposed as repair backlog leaves buildings a major health risk

£1billion NHS Scotland hospital bill exposed as repair backlog leaves buildings a major health risk

An investigation yesterday exposed a £1billion bill for NHS Scotland – due to a repair backlog which has left hospital buildings as a major risk to health. Some health boards admitted major work is needed to fit fire alarms, properly light escape...

 

VIDEO: CHOO-CHOO! This land train will be offering rides around Stoke-on-Trent's parks

This land train is coming to Stoke-on-Trent's biggest parks this summer Stoke-on-Trent City Council has spent £7,250 on the attraction with staff spending months lovingly restoring the 24-year-old train and carriages to their former glory. But those...

 
Our crumbling NHS is drastically underfunded and we need to take action now

Our crumbling NHS is drastically underfunded and we need to take action now

The NHS are under constant pressure to keep up with our ageing population and demand for more expensive treatment. It’s only natural the focus will be on patient care and targets. But behind the frontline, Scotland’s health estate is creaking at the...

 

Teens sentenced after boy, 14, stabbed man in Norton alleyway

Two teenagers ambushed a man in an alleyway and left him with stab wounds after trying to steal his mobile phone. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard how one of the youths – aged just 14 at the time – pulled out a knife and told his victim: 'Step back or...

 

Big Issue: Has 'illegal' Kodi use burst the Premier League bubble?

The Premier League is a multi-billion pound industry. But some aren't willing to meet the cost, turning instead to free unofficial streams. Others believe the game has lost its soul. John Woodhouse reports In 2015, BT and Sky paid £5bn for the TV...

 
Samantha is busking in heaven - tributes as tragic teen singer dies after epileptic seizure

Samantha is busking in heaven - tributes as tragic teen singer dies after epileptic seizure

The parents of a talented teenager who collapsed and died suddenly have paid tribute to their daughter. Budding singer and busker Samantha Dunion, 19, died following a massive epileptic seizure. Her heartbroken mum and dad say the talented singer was...

 
Lifeguard tells murder trial he saw man thrown from bridge into Falkirk canal

Lifeguard tells murder trial he saw man thrown from bridge into Falkirk canal

A lifeguard yesterday told a murder trial he saw a man thrown from a bridge. Cameron Binnie said he saw two men throw another into a canal then walk away. The 19-year-old told the High Court in Glasgow he was standing outside a nightclub in Falkirk...

 
Pair accused of trying to murder two cops by running them over in jeep and dragging one officer along the road have been cleared

Pair accused of trying to murder two cops by running them over in jeep and dragging one officer along the...

Two men accused of trying to murder two police officers by running them over in a “stolen” 4x4 were acquitted yesterday. David McLean, 31, and Ryan Gilmour, 25, were told they could go free after a jury returned not proven verdicts against them at the...

 
Friends rally to bring home Scots teacher battling for her life in Turkish hospital

Friends rally to bring home Scots teacher battling for her life in Turkish hospital

Friends of a Scottish teacher battling for her life in a Turkish hospital have set up an emergency fund to bring her home. The Record told yesterday how Caroline Hope, 37, needs £29,000 to cover a medical flight from Izmir, where she is battling...

 
Ringleaders who plotted Scotland v England mass bare-knuckle gypsy brawl caged for three years

Ringleaders who plotted Scotland v England mass bare-knuckle gypsy brawl caged for three years

Two men who plotted a Scotland v England gypsy mass brawl have each been jailed for three years. Scots traveller James McPhee and his English rival Alan Tunney goaded each other in abusive videos uploaded on YouTube. Tunney, 33, and father-of-nine...

 
Teacher fined for buying Celtic season tickets with money saved for school kids' treats

Teacher fined for buying Celtic season tickets with money saved for school kids' treats

A former teacher has been fined after it was discovered that he bought football season tickets using money reserved for school kids. Anthony Russell was principal teacher at the Glasgow Celtic Football Club Learning Centre when he committed the...

 

Heavy-handed tactics forcing me to protest

I was astonished to read in The Star, that the inestimably well-qualified cabinet member for environment, Coun Bryan Lodge, has written to my elected representative, Alison Teal, to threaten civil proceedings against her unless she desists from lawful...

 

Promote our Sheffield

Though not a member of the Townswomen’s Guild I was lucky enough to be invited to their recent meeting as a guest and saw first-hand the many hand-crafted socks that had been made. More enjoyable for me was meeting ladies from all over the UK who told...

 

Sheffield Council confirm they are considering fining parents for leaving the car running outside schools

Parents could soon be slapped with fines for leaving the car running outside Sheffield schools in a bid to tackle pollution. Parents could soon be slapped with fines for leaving the car running outside Sheffield schools in a bid to tackle pollution....

 
Liverpool need to sign another three or four players this summer - Dietmar Hamann

Liverpool need to sign another three or four players this summer - Dietmar Hamann

The Reds secured a fourth-place finish in Jurgen Klopp’s first full season with the club. They have since splashed out £34m to sign Mohamed Salah from Roma. But Hamann isn’t sure his arrival alone will be enough if Liverpool are to truly challenge for...

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