News archive from 8 October 2015, page 18

Coronation Street's latest star Faye Brookes talks about her relationship with Gareth Gates

Coronation Street's latest star Faye Brookes talks about her relationship with Gareth Gates

WHEN Faye Brookes walks down the red carpet, it’s always her boyfriend Gareth Gates who gets the attention. But that is about to change because this week Faye made her debut as the newest member of the Connor clan in Coronation Street. And she says...

 
Gas safety engineer’s dodgy work killed family, court told

Gas safety engineer’s dodgy work killed family, court told

A GAS safety engineer fitted a dodgy power supply in a boat which poisoned his girlfriend and her daughter as they slept, a court heard. Boat owner Matthew Eteson, 42, installed the petrol-driven system on board his motor cruiser on Lake Windermere,...

 

Mixed emotions for Milton Haig after Georgia's win

Georgia head coach Milton Haig felt his side had scaled Everest after beating Namibia to all but qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup. If defending champions New Zealand beat Tonga in Newcastle on Friday, Georgia will qualify automatically for...

 
Pair who shot at Staffordshire family home lose sentence appeal

Pair who shot at Staffordshire family home lose sentence appeal

Rayon Elton Hyde, 28, of Birmingham, and Nikita Taleba White, 34, of Walsall, each got 16 years for their parts in the terrifying attack. White, of Brooklands, Yew Tree, was the driver, while Hyde, of Church Lane, Handsworth, and another fired a total...

 
Vote now for your tourism superstar favourite

Vote now for your tourism superstar favourite

THE finalists for the county's Tourism Superstar award have been announced - and now people are invited to get voting for their favourite. Part of the Lancashire Tourism Awards, the tourism superstar is a special award for someone who has made an...

 
Stafford hospital staff 'stranded' as bus services axed

Stafford hospital staff 'stranded' as bus services axed

The health trust has cut the first and last buses on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, forcing staff on an 8am shift to find alternative transport or to travel the evening before and stay overnight. A nurse affected by the reduced service -...

 

Walsall care home put in special measures

Mill Lodge Care Home, in Pelsall, was rated 'inadequate' by Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors who found people were put at risk of harm. If bosses now fail to carry out improvements, the Mill Road care home may face being closed down....

 
SPOILER ALERT: Who won the Great British Bake Off 2015?

SPOILER ALERT: Who won the Great British Bake Off 2015?

The past nine weeks and 27 challenges have proved the three survivors all deserved their place in the 2015 Bake Off final. Iced buns are first off the mark in the signature challenge. Tamal is off to a bad start when he fails to complete his buns,...

 

I didn't think twice, says police inspector who saved woman from the River Trent

When police inspector James Oliver saw a woman lying face-down in the River Trent, he didn't think twice about jumping in to save her. Dragging her seemingly-lifeless body to the edge, he summoned up his strength to hold her above water with his legs...

 
Vote now for your tourism superstar favourite

Vote now for your tourism superstar favourite

THE finalists for the county's Tourism Superstar award have been announced - and now people are invited to get voting for their favourite. Part of the Lancashire Tourism Awards, the tourism superstar is a special award for someone who has made an...

 
Revealed: The 100 car models at risk of being stolen due to security 'flaw'

Revealed: The 100 car models at risk of being stolen due to security 'flaw'

A scientist from Birmingham has won a two-year legal battle to finally publish research that reveals a major security flaw that could leave scores of car models at risk of being stolen. Volkswagen had used its lawyers to keep under wraps the research...

 
New uniforms to spot trainee nurses at Northampton General Hospital

New uniforms to spot trainee nurses at Northampton General Hospital

Patients and visitors at NGH are being urged to give nurses a friendly smile if they notice new white epaulettes on their uniforms. That’s because the shoulder decorations will be usedto mark out new starters at NGH. And hospital bosses want to make...

 

German officials blasted for 'ignoring sex attacks on refugees in shelters' amid backlash

The police union and women's rights groups claimed the government glossed over the allegations because they fear a backlash against asylum seekers. Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called on Germans to ignore suspicions of the thousands...

 

Another Bond movie? I'd rather slash my wrists, says Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has said he would rather "slash my wrists" than do another James Bond film. The star, who will reprise his role as the British spy for the fourth time in the forthcoming Spectre movie, told Time Out magazine he wanted to...

 


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