News archive from 7 March 2015, page 6

Spotlight turns on Lincolnshire-based author Bernard Bale's own life

Spotlight turns on Lincolnshire-based author Bernard Bale's own life

Prolific Lincolnshire-based author Bernard Bale's published portfolio includes biographies of football managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Bill Shankly, but his next could lift the lid on a legendary American pop dynasty. Meanwhile his latest offering...

 
MH370 Missing Rememered A Year After Disaster

MH370 Missing Rememered A Year After Disaster

Exactly a year ago, Wang Le was preparing for his mother's return from a holiday in Malaysia. Zhang Chi had been to Kuala Lumpur with a friend. She sent her son a text message just before leaving. "At Kuala Lumpur airport" it read. She then...

 
Crewe Alexandra v Scunthorpe United: Steve Davis 'delighted' injury doubt George Ray signed new deal

Crewe Alexandra v Scunthorpe United: Steve Davis 'delighted' injury doubt George Ray signed new deal

GEORGE Ray may have committed his future to the Alex for another year earlier this week...but he could be missing this afternoon's game through injury. Ray penned a year's extension to his previous deal which had 15 months left to run, a reward for...

 
Nottinghamshire school for disabled kids in cash plea

Nottinghamshire school for disabled kids in cash plea

A SCHOOL for severely disabled children will close to new pupils if more cash is not found. More than three-quarters of pupils at Ash Lea School, in Cotgrave, are taught in portable classrooms. Head teacher Dawn Wigley says these "temporary...

 
New Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray knows winning team is crucial to get bums back on seats

New Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray knows winning team is crucial to get bums back on seats

Tony Mowbray accepts it will take time to win over Coventry City fans. The new Sky Blues boss wrote to supporters this week with a call to arms in the hope that they will come out to support their team. But he knows the only way to get the lapsed...

 

Syria to West - Accept that Assad is here to stay

   Speaking to Reuters on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Syrian war, Assad's long-serving U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said his president was ready to work with the United States and others to combat terrorism in the Middle East. "We...

 

Advancing Iraq troops enter strategic town on edge of Tikrit

Military commanders said the army and mostly Shi'ite militia forces had retaken the town of al-Dour on Tikrit's outskirts, known outside Iraq as the area where executed former dictator Saddam was found hiding in a pit near a farm house in 2003. It was...

 
Desert Rat given lifeline amid fears it will be demolished

Desert Rat given lifeline amid fears it will be demolished

THE Desert Rat pub has been given a potential lifeline days after a campaign was launched to save it from demolition. The pub on Scunthorpe's Westcliff estate was widely expected to be flattened as part of a £9 million regeneration project of the...

 
Man who made 88 emergency 999 calls in one day claimed he was threatened with a knife

Man who made 88 emergency 999 calls in one day claimed he was threatened with a knife

A MAN made 88 calls to the 999 number in one day, a court heard. Daniel Hall, 25, of Selby Court, Scunthorpe, admitted persistently making use of a public electronic communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or...

 
Lincolnshire artist provides inspiration for Lincoln City's fundraising Dambusters stand mosaic

Lincolnshire artist provides inspiration for Lincoln City's fundraising Dambusters stand mosaic

The image of the Lancaster which could soon grace Lincoln City's ground was created by a world-renowned aviation artist, it was revealed today. The Dambusters bomber is part of the mosaic which the Imps hope to install at Sincil Bank to create a...

 
Warrington Wolves v Hull KR: Campese and Kelly must run show

Warrington Wolves v Hull KR: Campese and Kelly must run show

HULL KR half-backs Terry Campese and Albert Kelly must replicate their improving kicking game yet again if the Robins are to clinch another win at Warrington tomorrow. That's the view of Rovers coach Chris Chester, who was delighted with the pair's...

 
Tributes to power station worker who was exposed to asbestos

Tributes to power station worker who was exposed to asbestos

A MAN who worked with asbestos in the 1960s died from lung disease, an inquest heard. Geoffrey Spencer, 77, of Highlands in Crowle, worked at Keadby Power Station. He died of Lymphoma Mesothelioma on December 13. In a statement read to the inquest at...

 
Raymond Trew, Notts County chairman, caught speeding in his Bentley on the A1 near Grantham

Raymond Trew, Notts County chairman, caught speeding in his Bentley on the A1 near Grantham

Notts County chairman Raymond Trew has been given three points and fined £85 for speeding in his Bentley on the A1 near Grantham. Former chairman of football at Lincoln City FC and ex-Lincoln Ladies owner Trew has admitted driving in excess of 70mph...

 
Hull City Academy set for crucial audit

Hull City Academy set for crucial audit

HULL City are hoping their much-improved academy set-up will still see its rating upgraded for next season. Having missed out on the all-important Category Two status by just two per cent back in October, the Tigers have now been granted their request...

 
Lincoln businessman's legacy will live on with new 12-seater Brayford water taxi

Lincoln businessman's legacy will live on with new 12-seater Brayford water taxi

A new water taxi will soon be in business in Lincoln. The 12-seater party boat will ply its trade along the Foss Dyke from the Brayford to the Pyewipe and back between Easter and the end of September. It will ensure that the name of Paul Owen, the...

 


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