News archive from 8 September 2014, page 18

'More needs to be done to stop march of Islamic State terrorists'

'More needs to be done to stop march of Islamic State terrorists'

A Kurdish community was out in force at the weekend calling for greater support for the armed resistance to Islamic State. Hundreds of people rallied in the city centre for a demonstration condemning the aggression and atrocities of Sunni Muslim...

 

Victory Show: Second World War extravaganza attracts thousands of military enthusiasts

A corner of rural Leicestershire was transformed into 1940s Western Europe for a spectacular extravaganza with a Second World War flavour. The Victory Show saw up to 15,000 visitors from across the globe descend on fields outside Cosby for a long...

 

Villagers in Rutland honour Paras who fought at infamous battle

Villagers have honoured the soldiers who spent a summer in their midst before fighting and dying in one of Europe's most infamous battles. Nearly 600 men of the British Army's 10th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, lived and trained in the sleepy...

 
Staffordshire Police report smooth cruising for car fans' reunion at Festival Park

Staffordshire Police report smooth cruising for car fans' reunion at Festival Park

HUNDREDS of cars returned to their old stomping ground as a ban on 'car cruising' at Festival Park lapsed. Fears of boy racers over-running the area were heightened as more than 3,000 joined a Facebook group planning last night's 'reunion' for driving...

 
Port Vale: Striker Jordan Slew says working with Micky Adams will get the best out of him

Port Vale: Striker Jordan Slew says working with Micky Adams will get the best out of him

JORDAN Slew is confident Micky Adams will help restart his career after the striker netted his first goal for the club in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Peterborough. Slew's strike seven minutes from time gave Vale at least some consolation from a...

 

Fire crew made sure Mickleover water slide event did not end up a damp squib

Firefighters came to the rescue yesterday of Mickleover's slide event as hundreds of people were poised to take a leap of faith. MARK Straw, the crew manager at Kingsway fire station, said he was only too happy to rush down to Mickleover and...

 
Fenton Town Council consultation to cost £20k

Fenton Town Council consultation to cost £20k

ALMOST £20,000 is set to be spent on a consultation to decide whether a new town council should be set up. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is set to fork out £17,834 of taxpayers' money, asking residents about plans to form Fenton Town Council. From...

 
Reports of stabbing in Chaddesden after 'disorder'

Reports of stabbing in Chaddesden after 'disorder'

PART of a Chaddesden street was cordoned off last night, with residents saying they had heard someone had been stabbed. One resident who asked not to be named said she was in her house when she heard shouting. She said others living in the street said...

 

McDonald's breakfast pancakes in Japan are better than ours (and it's just not fair)

And no, an Egg McMuffin won't make it better. Yes, we've discovered yet more evidence that McDonald’s in Japan is cooler, weirder and helluva lot more exciting than boring old McDonald’s in the UK. Because although Maccy D’s in the UK also sell...

Metro, 07:32 in Lifestyle
 
Benefits reforms are leading more to debt in Northampton

Benefits reforms are leading more to debt in Northampton

The number of council tenants in rent arrears jumped by 500 in the space of a year, a report into the impact of the Welfare Reform Act in Northampton has found. The borough council launched a scrutiny review in May to find ways of mitigating the...

 
Northampton Borough Council set to approve £46 million loan to fund University of Northampton’s new campus

Northampton Borough Council set to approve £46 million loan to fund University of Northampton’s new campus

Northampton Borough Council is set to rubber stamp a £46 million loan to the University of Northampton to help fund its new town centre campus. At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, members are expected to approve the ‘third party’ loan funded through...

 
Northampton Borough Council made £7m in Right to Buy house sales in two years

Northampton Borough Council made £7m in Right to Buy house sales in two years

Northampton Borough Council has made more than £7 million by selling its properties through the Right to Buy scheme in the last two years. Recent figures showed that 155 council homes have been bought by their tenants since 2012 under the scheme,...

 
Phone store found indecent images of children on Hull man's iPhone

Phone store found indecent images of children on Hull man's iPhone

A MAN was caught with indecent images of children on his mobile phone when he took it into a shop for a new battery. Partially sighted Gary Roydhouse, 30, took his iPhone 3 into mobile phone repair shop Stuff Ltd, in South Street, Hull city centre, on...

 
Uppingham man pays tribute to fallen troops

Uppingham man pays tribute to fallen troops

A football which was signed by residents of Uppingham has been placed at a memorial in Belgium. Steve Buzzard, of Branston Road, Uppingham, visited the Khaki Chums Memorial in Ploegsteert to place the football, which included the signatures of at...

 
Hull FC coach Lee Radford sees 'positives for next season' in Huddersfield Giants defeat

Hull FC coach Lee Radford sees 'positives for next season' in Huddersfield Giants defeat

LEE Radford says the defeat at Huddersfield Giants has left him encouraged about what next season can bring for Hull FC. The Hull coach fielded an under-strength side at the John Smith's Stadium with Harry Tyson-Wilson on his debut and Jack Logan both...

 


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