News archive from 8 January 2015, page 1

Group’s bid to rescue Sheffield’s Old Town Hall

Group’s bid to rescue Sheffield’s Old Town Hall

A Friends group has been set up with the aim of rescuing Sheffield's iconic Old Town Hall from years of decay. The Friends of the Old Town Hall are campaigning for the Waingate building’s owners to help breathe new life into the landmark, which has...

 
Dead! Butler of Andy's billionaire pal dies

Dead! Butler of Andy's billionaire pal dies

Alfredo Rodriguez, who was butler to the Duke of York's paedophile ex-pal Jeffrey Epstein for years, was suffering from cancer. He was said to have known all of Epstein's sex secrets and had “dynamite” testimony. His death is not being regarded as...

 
Tesco joins price war as supermarket plots recovery course

Tesco joins price war as supermarket plots recovery course

Tesco has joined the supermarket price war on the day that new boss Dave Lewis is due to set out options for reviving the troubled company. Following cuts by Asda and Sainsbury's, Tesco said it would reduce the price of some big-brand products,...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

Woman cut free from car after late-night crash in Derbyshire village

A woman was cut free from her car following a late-night crash in Derbyshire. The accident happened on Port Way, Holbrook, and involved one vehicle, which was believed to have struck a telegraph pole. The female driver was trapped in the car and...

 
Get your boots on Ched: Oldham Athletic sign rapist

Get your boots on Ched: Oldham Athletic sign rapist

Two sponsors last night said they were severing all ties with the League One club over their decision to recruit the convicted sex offender. A two-and-a-half year contract worth £2,500-a-week will be announced today. At least one more sponsor is...

 
Hatching New York's newest food firms

Hatching New York's newest food firms

In a busy, communal kitchen in New York, Paula Barbosa is carefully placing little spheres of chocolate, coated in nuts, into individual sections in a gold box. "These are brigadeiros, a traditional sweet in Brazil," she explains. The...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 
How low can it go: Petrol prices continue to plummet

How low can it go: Petrol prices continue to plummet

And it could plunge even further as the dramatic downward surge in cost was predicted to continue. Motorists can today expect to be paying the lowest level for fuel for six years as prices at the forecourts slump. Customers at supermarket chain Asda...

 
Sad Sam: Sam Smith plays down next album

Sad Sam: Sam Smith plays down next album

The star said he is due to make an appalling track soon after the runaway success of debut album In The Lonely Hour. It comes after he notched up six Grammy nominations for the record, which has sold almost three million copies. Sam, 22, said: “I'm...

 
Up tweet creek without loo role: Teen's tweet saves him from toilet tragedy

Up tweet creek without loo role: Teen's tweet saves him from toilet tragedy

Red-faced Adam Greenwood was forced to make a public plea for aid when he was caught short on the London to Glasgow service. The 16-year-old shared his despair on Twitter when he reached for the toilet paper and found it had not been replaced. He...

 
Scunthorpe United end interest in Rotherham United full-back Richard Brindley

Scunthorpe United end interest in Rotherham United full-back Richard Brindley

REPORTS that Scunthorpe United have today made a bid for Rotherham United full-back Richard Brindley are wide of the mark, the Telegraph understands. The Iron were claimed by various news outlets to have made an offer for the 21-year-old, who...

 
Conditions played into Hinckley's hands says Scunthorpe RUFC coach Tim Robinson after defeat

Conditions played into Hinckley's hands says Scunthorpe RUFC coach Tim Robinson after defeat

COACH Tim Robinson conceded Scunthorpe RUFC were beaten as much by the conditions as they were Hinckley in their 27-0 loss last weekend. The Greens chief described the National Three Midlands contest as a 'war of attrition' on a wet and muddy pitch...

 
Widespread revulsion at Charlie Hebdo killings

Widespread revulsion at Charlie Hebdo killings

POLITICIANS, journalists, religious figures and human rights activists all condemned yesterday's attacks. Author Salman Rushdie –whose novel The Satanic Verses drew protests from Muslims and sparked a flurry of death threats – and Ian Hislop, editor...

 
Hopes of finding AirAsia jet’s black boxes rise

Hopes of finding AirAsia jet’s black boxes rise

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle yesterday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board. The jet’s black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft. If retrieved, they will give...

 
Charlie Hebdo was in French satirical tradition

Charlie Hebdo was in French satirical tradition

Charlie Hebdo was launched 45 years ago after another publication, Hara-Kiri, was banned by the French government for mocking the death of former leader Charles de Gaulle. The new newspaper – which was named after the Charlie Brown Peanuts comics, as...

 
New Zealand: Skydiving plane ditches in lake

New Zealand: Skydiving plane ditches in lake

All 13 people aboard a New Zealand skydiving plane that suffered an apparent engine failure yesterday managed to parachute to safety moments before the plane plunged into a lake, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Kim Perks said there were six...

 


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