News archive from 5 November 2017, page 13

Sculpture donated by Nexus to community garden

Sculpture donated by Nexus to community garden

A transport group has presented a special item to community volunteers. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has donated a sculpture to a community garden project in Whitley Bay. The giant wire sculpture of a moth has...

 
Author appeals for old pictures of Spanish City

Author appeals for old pictures of Spanish City

An author is appealing for people to share their treasured memories and family photographs at the Spanish City. Whitley Bay resident Mick Sharp, in partnership with North Tyneside Council, is working on a follow-up to his 2011 successful book The Dome...

 

'Eye-watering' cuts sees drop of £1m in drug and alcohol support in Cumbria

The figures show the funding for services in Cumbria has dropped, and will remain at a constant level for the next three years. They also reveal the highest number of services users are in Barrow and Carlisle. Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock said:...

 
Dermot O’Leary jokes about Simon Cowell’s fall as he returns to The X Factor

Dermot O’Leary jokes about Simon Cowell’s fall as he returns to The X Factor

Dermot O’Leary didn’t hold no punches when it came to Simon Cowell’s return on The X Factor, making a few cheeky jibes at his recent fall. The 58-year-old X Factor judge missed the first live show after being rushed to hospital following a fall down...

Metro, 07:30 in Showbiz
 
Chipping Norton carer seeks debate on pay in Commons

Chipping Norton carer seeks debate on pay in Commons

A Chipping Norton man who looked after his elderly and ill mother for eight years has launched a national petition in a bid to get the Government to pay carers a living wage. Matt Harris, 41, of Hailey Drive, managed all his mother’s needs, including...

 
Chelsea news LIVE updates: Conte makes title claim, AC Milan plot swoop, Man Utd build-up

Chelsea news LIVE updates: Conte makes title claim, AC Milan plot swoop, Man Utd build-up

Chelsea news LIVE updates: All of the latest from Stamford Bridge Sunday November 5 Hazard makes Man Utd prediction 07.30: Chelsea star Eden Hazard has suggested Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho could target him this afternoon. Hazard told Sky...

 

How Manchester United should line up vs Chelsea

Manchester United are looking to carry on from where they left off after last weekend's win against Spurs as they aim to keep pressure on lead leaders Manchester City. Standing in their way this weekend is Jose Mourinho's former club Chelsea. Mourinho...

 

Derby is one of the easiest places to buy alcohol in the country, new figures show

Derby is one of the easiest places to buy alcohol in the country, new figures suggest. The city has more licensed premises per head than almost anywhere else in England and Wales. The latest figures from the Home Office show there are 683 pubs,...

 
Drunk and disorderly ex-con fined after abusing police

Drunk and disorderly ex-con fined after abusing police

A 34-year-old woman was fined £40 after admitting to being drunk and disorderly on St James Row in Barnoldswick. Ex-con Laura Jill Brooks continued to be abusive to police after being warned to curb her language and behaviour, Burnley Magistrates'...

 
Ivy League professor says you’re more successful if you stop saying two phrases

Ivy League professor says you’re more successful if you stop saying two phrases

Often it can seem like success is predetermined. You’ve got to have the right education, contacts, looks. But there are a few things you can do to override the cards you’ve been dealt – the biggest being the way people perceive you. If you’re a...

Metro, 07:45 in Lifestyle
 

Thousands sign petition to free Hull woman 'facing the death penalty' for taking painkillers into Egypt

A petition to free a Hull woman holed up in an Egyptian jail on drug trafficking charges has attracted more than 2,400 signatures. Laura Plummer, 33, could face the death penalty after taking prescription painkillers into the African country to help...

 
What is restless legs syndrome? Symptoms and treatments for tingling toes condition

What is restless legs syndrome? Symptoms and treatments for tingling toes condition

Patients of restless legs syndrome - or Willis-Ekbom disease, as it’s sometimes known - can experience a creeping sensation in their legs, all the way up from their feet to their thighs. The feeling makes the patient twitch their legs, and it can be...

 
Punters in Ellesmere Port lost £15m on fixed odds betting machines

Punters in Ellesmere Port lost £15m on fixed odds betting machines

Astonishing new figures estimate that punters across Ellesmere Port and Neston have lost over £15m in recent years through the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’. The cost to the local economy since 2008 has been raised by MP Justin Madders (Lab) who has...

 
North Lincolnshire athlete set to take on a run of a lifetime in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice

North Lincolnshire athlete set to take on a run of a lifetime in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice

A North Lincolnshire woman is taking on a running challenge of a lifetime in only a few weeks’ time. Tracy Cooper, from Westwoodside, is taking part in the 28.5-mile “The Beast” trail ultra-marathon, named after the gruelling route it takes up the...

 

Guide Dogs meet their famous namesakes from Wasps Rugby team

TAILS were wagging when guide dog puppies met their famous namesakes. Four-week-old Labrador Retriever cross pups Danny and Daly were named after Wasps rugby players Elliot Daly and Danny Cipriani. The team members visited the centre near Leamington...

 


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