News archive from 8 August 2014, page 14

In today’s Wakefield Express

In today’s Wakefield Express

In today's Wakefield Express our top story is how an injured man's false compensation claim that he had broken his finger after falling into a pothole was unravelled when he made a Facebook confession. Also in news: - A £15 billion plan which could...

 
Support gives Market Deeping girl Honey plenty of comfort

Support gives Market Deeping girl Honey plenty of comfort

A little girl who is "trapped in her own body" is getting comfort from the colours of two bubble machines - thanks to people's generosity. Honey Gloster’s rare condition, Ohtahara Syndrome, was featured in the Mercury earlier this year when...

 
Stoke City: Asmir Begovic ready for new contract talks

Stoke City: Asmir Begovic ready for new contract talks

STOKE City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he is looking forward to talks about extending his contract at the Britannia Stadium. Begovic has two years left on his current deal with the Potters, and chairman Peter Coates has already revealed the...

 
Man ‘lay dead as his home was burgled’

Man ‘lay dead as his home was burgled’

Thieves broke into a man's home and stole expensive watches and his bank card while he lay dead in his kitchen, an inquest was told. The body of Graham Gibson, 65, was discovered at his home in New Street, Desborough, in June 2012. A police officer...

 
Sean Newton: Lincoln City need to be clever to reach play-offs

Sean Newton: Lincoln City need to be clever to reach play-offs

Sean Newton says Lincoln City need to show more intelligence on the pitch if they are to achieve his aim of reaching the play-offs. The Imps left-back believes the side has the talent to challenge at the top this season, but he is conscious that he...

 

Lincolnshire rape allegations on the rise after celebrity sex cases

Rape allegations have risen in Lincolnshire by 60 per cent in a year as a result of the police investigation into the crimes of Jimmy Savile and others. In the 12 months to August 3, allegations of sexual offences to Lincolnshire Police increased by...

 
Thousands defy rain to enjoy vintage days

Thousands defy rain to enjoy vintage days

It was a case of a show of faith as Hebden Bridge Rotary Club held its annual vintage car weekend. After a near wash out on Saturday, the sun certainly had its hat on for day two as thousands of fans flocked to Calder Holmes Park to see cars from...

 
Thousands defy rain to enjoy vintage days

Thousands defy rain to enjoy vintage days

It was a case of a show of faith as Hebden Bridge Rotary Club held its annual vintage car weekend. After a near wash out on Saturday, the sun certainly had its hat on for day two as thousands of fans flocked to Calder Holmes Park to see cars from...

 
Tributes to Bridie MBE

Tributes to Bridie MBE

A school lollipop lady who was honoured by the Queen for her 32 years of early mornings and safe crossings has died, aged 71. Bridget Matley - known as Bridie by generations of children - received an MBE two years ago in the Queen’s New Year’s honours...

 
‘Bored’ man stole to feed drugs need

‘Bored’ man stole to feed drugs need

A man who only started to take drugs in his mid-forties stole to fund his habit. Paul Scullion got the taste for drugs while he was serving a prison sentence and took them because he was bored a judge was told. Scullion, 52, of Coop Street, Blackpool,...

 
Motorist admits new drive offence

Motorist admits new drive offence

A gamekeeper rolled his car and crashed into a garden hedge while committing his fourth offence of drink-driving, a court heard. Gareth Kilshaw, 32, of East View, Winmarleigh, near Garstang, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was bailed...

 
Addict found with needles

Addict found with needles

An addict was found with hypodermic needles and heroin when he was stopped in the street by police. Andrew Walsh had reverted to taking street drugs at the time because his prescription for the heroin substitute methadone had been stopped. Walsh, 31,...

 

Church says it with flowers to mark centenary of conflict

Dozens of people attended a flower festival in Morpeth to commemorate the impact of the First World War. The various displays could be viewed over four days in St James’ Church in Copper Chare. They highlighted the men from Morpeth who served in the...

 

Tottenham close on Anthony Martial transfer after making £15.8million bid

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Monaco striker Anthony Martial after reportedly making a £15.8million bid for his services. Martial is rated as one of the best young strikers in the world but the 18-year-old has found first-team chances...

Metro, 07:21 in Sport
 
Talke dad faces losing his leg - after being hit by car which failed to stop while saving his pet dog

Talke dad faces losing his leg - after being hit by car which failed to stop while saving his pet dog

HIT-AND-RUN victim Daniel Mills has been told he could lose his leg - after being knocked down as he tried to rescue his dog from the road. Today, the 26-year-old will undergo a further operation as he battles to recover from being run down by a car....

 


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