News archive from 8 February 2018, page 14

'Mother of all bombs' DESTROYS Taliban 'BRAINWASHING' training camp for deadly terrorists

'Mother of all bombs' DESTROYS Taliban 'BRAINWASHING' training camp for deadly terrorists

US forces hit the terrorism training camps by pummelling the area with GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blasts (MOAB) which is also known as the “mother of all bombs”. The successful military action destroyed vital facilities sued by the terror...

 

Cleckheaton diver Lois in England squad for Commonwealth Games

CLECKHEATON diver Lois Toulson has been selected in England’s 13-strong squad to compete at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in April. Toulson won the 2018 British Diving Championships in the women’s 10m platform in Plymouth last month...

 

Carlisle aims to go 'plastic free' - prompted by ill-fated Driggsby whale

A bid to create a plastic free Carlisle has been launched - sparked by the suspected fate of one of its newest residents. The recent arrival of Driggsby, the Fin Whale skeleton, at the city's Tullie House museum and the story of the mammal's demise in...

 

Northumberland Livestock

Acklington January 29 North East Livestock Sales sold 87 store cattle also store hoggs. A large crowd of buyers were very active with a small but good show of cattle presented. Calves: A quality selection forward. The section topped at £1050 for a pen...

 
Wynn Resorts board faces lawsuit over misconduct claims

Wynn Resorts board faces lawsuit over misconduct claims

The board of Wynn Resorts is being sued by shareholders over claims it knew of sexual misconduct allegations against former chief executive Steve Wynn for years and failed to investigate. The lawsuit was filed in the US by Norfolk County Retirement...

BBC, 06:59 in Business
 

Weigh up paying into a work pension scheme

Have you started a new job and been offered auto-enrolment into a pension scheme for the first time but are worried that you’ll struggle to meet your living expenses? Even if retirement is a long way off, or you’ve got immediate costs you need to...

 
Black cab rapist John Worboys pictured for first time since 2009 as victims challenge decision to free him

Black cab rapist John Worboys pictured for first time since 2009 as victims challenge decision to free him

Black cab rapist John Worboys was told yesterday he must stay behind bars while his victims challenge the decision to free him. The 60-year-old was sitting in the High Court 20ft away from one woman he raped as he heard they had won the right to a...

 
How do you tame a man-eating tiger shark? Brave explorer gives giant creature a TICKLE

How do you tame a man-eating tiger shark? Brave explorer gives giant creature a TICKLE

If you happened to come across a shark, your first instinct probaby wouldn’t be to give it a tickle. But wildlife photographer and shark behaviour expert Eli Martinez’s aim is to change negative perceptions of the creatures which have been shaped by...

 

Google joins war on ticket touts as sellers ordered to change advertising

Google are cracking down on online ticket touts charging rip-off prices. The web giants have introduced new rules demanding resale sites show in a prominent position that ticket prices could be higher than face value. Firms will also be banned from...

 

Weigh up paying into a work pension scheme

Have you started a new job and been offered auto-enrolment into a pension scheme for the first time but are worried that you’ll struggle to meet your living expenses? Even if retirement is a long way off, or you’ve got immediate costs you need to...

 

Where to find the Marathon Gates from Sheffield's old Don Valley Stadium

They stood at the entrance to Sheffield's now-demolished Don Valley Stadium - and art experts believed their whereabouts were a mystery. But now artist Hilary Cartmel's Marathon Gates, which date from 1990 and feature decorative scenes of sporting...

 

Find out where Sheffield's new war memorial trees are being planted - and how many each park will get

The sites where almost 300 war memorial trees will be planted in Sheffield have been mapped out. A total of 299 trees are to be planted by the council at 15 parks in the city, with one site - Parson Cross Park - proposed as the location for as many as...

 

Enabling cancer patients to live their lives to the fullest in Sheffield

"We're a bit like the AA or the RAC," says Chris Farrell, settling on a good analogy to describe how the Sheffield charity Cavendish Cancer Care approaches its work. "You don't join because you want to break down - you join because if...

 

Education: Sheffield primary schools are rushing to become academies out of fear

Meetings are taking place at several Sheffield primary schools to discuss their path towards academisation – and many are making the move for the wrong reasons. While all the Sheffield secondary schools are either established academies or are well on...

 

Iconic Peak District hill is voted one of the best to explore

The Peak District’s iconic Mam Tor hill has been named as one of the country’s favourite places to explore. The Mam Tor circular walk, near Castleton, has been voted number ten in a run down of Britain’s 100 Favourite Walks. Five other routes were...

 


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