News archive from 8 May 2014, page 13

Driver aged 77 killed in horrific crash at rural railway crossing

Driver aged 77 killed in horrific crash at rural railway crossing

An elderly driver has died after his car was struck by a rush-hour passenger train in an horrific accident at a rural rail crossing. Such was the force of the impact that the door of the car could be seen wedged beneath the train yesterday and the...

 

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We’ll fight until bitter end for free travel

We’ll fight until bitter end for free travel

"I'm 70 and I think I deserve to travel free", said grandmother Mary Humpleby. The former sewing machinist was one of the loudest voices at the gathering of around 100 protestors fighting the loss of their free train travel – as well as...

 
Pupils qualify for World Burns Finals

Pupils qualify for World Burns Finals

Three pupils from Chirnside Primary School have had great success at the recent Borders Burns Finals, held on March 13 in Hawick. All three Primary 4 pupils recited ‘Wullie Wastle’ at the finals, with both Stuart Weeks and Liam Snowball being awarded...

 

Jobs boost for Nottingham as shop plans revealed

HUNDREDS of jobs are on their way to Nottingham after two major shop chains revealed plans to open new stores. More than 70 jobs could be up for grabs when Marks & Spencer opens a branch of its M&S Simply Food chain on the Victoria Retail...

 
'Morale low' as more ambulance service staff off sick with stress

'Morale low' as more ambulance service staff off sick with stress

THE number of frontline ambulance service workers taking time off work with stress has soared. In the past five years, figures have more than trebled, with the number of reported cases rising from 61 to 217. Last year, 48,156 working days were lost...

 
TV highlights 08/05/2014

TV highlights 08/05/2014

Ebullient … Lucy Worsley presents The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain. Photograph: Sebastian Barfield/BBC Football: Championship Play-Off Semi Final, First Leg 7.30pm, Sky Sports 1After an attritional league campaign, the real fun...

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Football fan loses 22 stone after he couldn't fit through turnstiles

Football fan loses 22 stone after he couldn't fit through turnstiles

FOOTBALL-MAD Stuart Eggleshaw has been crowned the winner of a national slimming competition after shedding a whopping 22-and-half stone. The 43-year-old from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, who controls the scoreboard at Mansfield Town games, has become less...

 
Killer cocktail caused rough sleeper death

Killer cocktail caused rough sleeper death

2 Images A ROUGH sleeper took a cocktail of drink and drugs before he died in the stands at Burton Rugby Club, an inquest has heard. Alcoholic Wayne Fotheringham was not a regular methadone user, but took the Class A drug after he had been drinking...

 

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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong Exchange reports 2 pct rise in Q1 profit

* IPO filings drop after stricter rules take effect (Adds share price performance, LME class action lawsuit details) HONG KONG, May 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd, the world's sixth-largest exchange operator by market value,...

 

Derby teenager who was sexually abused 'tried to kill herself'

A TEENAGER who was one of three girls paid by men for sex tried to kill herself because of what they had done to her. The impact on her was read out in court as the last of nine men was sentenced for abusing girls after picking them up from the...

 

Tech companies urge U.S. FCC to scrap 'net neutrality' plan

The letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and the agency's four commissioners, warning of a "grave threat to the Internet," came as one FCC commissioner called for a delay of a vote on the plan scheduled for May...

 

This is the life...

Travel Catherine Wylie visits Dubai to see if stories of excess and over-the-top luxury are true As I look up at the beautiful mosaic ceiling, I sigh indulgently as the masseuse pours silky suds all over my freshly exfoliated skin. I'm having my first...

 
TRAVEL: No major problems in Lincolnshire, but roadworks causing delays

TRAVEL: No major problems in Lincolnshire, but roadworks causing delays

There are no reported major problems on Lincolnshire's roads and rails network this morning. But there are roadworks to look out for which will cause delays and congestion, particularly at peak times. A burst water main means there are temporary...

 


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