News archive from 9 December 2014, page 16

WEATHER: A frosty start for Lincolnshire with showers expected later on

WEATHER: A frosty start for Lincolnshire with showers expected later on

It will be a frosty start but bright start in Lincolnshire today with outbreaks of rain expected to arrive this afternoon. Meanwhile the wind will have increased, reaching gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Top temperature 6C. Tonight cloud and rain will quickly...

 
Scottish Cup: Albion Rovers v Berwick Rangers match preview

Scottish Cup: Albion Rovers v Berwick Rangers match preview

GARY PHILLIPS insists he's focused on the future at Albion Rovers – and not basking in past Scottish Cup glories. The 26-year-old hit the headlines just over a year ago when he netted the winner to dump Premiership Motherwell out of the competition....

 
Ronnie O'Sullivan laughs off claims he didn't have broken ankle as he sets sights on Stephen Hendry's record for most centuries

Ronnie O'Sullivan laughs off claims he didn't have broken ankle as he sets sights on Stephen Hendry's...

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has laughed off suggestions he used gamesmanship to win this year’s Coral UK Championship. The Rocket survived a spirited comeback from Judd Trump to win 10-9 and claim a fifth UK title. But some fellow pros have questioned whether...

 
Garry Owen: King George favourite Silviniaco Conti in the form of his life says trainer

Garry Owen: King George favourite Silviniaco Conti in the form of his life says trainer

PAUL NICHOLLS reports Silviniaco Conti to be bouncing ahead of the King George but is hoping for suitably soft ground on Boxing Day. The 11-4 favourite with the sponsors has thrived since reclaiming his Betfair crown last month, according to...

 
SPFL close to netting new sponsorship selling Old Firm Glasgow showdown for cut price of £50,000

SPFL close to netting new sponsorship selling Old Firm Glasgow showdown for cut price of £50,000

SCOTTISH football is finally on the brink of landing a new sponsorship deal - on the back of a one off League Cup semi-final showdown between Celtic and Rangers. Record Sport understands the SPFL are auctioning off a three-match package for the latter...

 
Crewe Alexandra: On-loan Stoke City midfielder on central role at the Alex

Crewe Alexandra: On-loan Stoke City midfielder on central role at the Alex

JAMIE Ness is hoping to be Crewe Alexandra's main man in the middle after an impressive performance against Doncaster Rovers. The on-loan Stoke midfielder excelled in a deeper central midfield role and gave his best performance in the 1-1 draw since...

 

New 35-bed Scunthorpe care home gets go-ahead

North Lincolnshire Council planners have granted permission for the building of a 35-bedroomed care home and social centre in Scunthorpe. The location is Phoenix Parkway Care Village, Phoenix Avenue. Earlier this year the operators of a £7 million...

 
Long standing Preston charity shop is facing closure

Long standing Preston charity shop is facing closure

One of Preston's oldest charity shops is at risk of closure just a year after it celebrated raising £1m. The Rwanda Group Trust, set up to help poor families in the East African republic rebuild their lives after the genocide of the mid-1990s, admits...

 
Lancashire tops the poll for breath tests

Lancashire tops the poll for breath tests

Drivers in Lancashire are more likely to be breath tested by police than in any other part of England, according to a new survey. The county has come top in a list of breathalyser hotspots compiled by insurance company Direct Line. Lancashire...

 
Weather warning for Preston

Weather warning for Preston

Preston is set to be battered by gale force winds this week. Met Office experts have put a warning in place from this evening until Thursday morning for gales, with gusts of 60 to 70mph predicted. Exposed areas could see gusts of 70 to 80mph. Showers...

 
Celebrate the best of Lancashire’s youth

Celebrate the best of Lancashire’s youth

People who want to nominate a young Lancastrian for a prestigious award only have a few days left. The achievements of Lancashire’s young people will be recognised at the Celebrate Youth awards ceremony early next year. The event is being organised by...

 
Pfizer offers settlement over Parkinson's drug alleged to have caused addictions

Pfizer offers settlement over Parkinson's drug alleged to have caused addictions

Patients who say they became addicted to gambling and sex after being prescribed a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease may share in a compensation payout from the drug company Pfizer. The class action of more than 150 patients, who claim they were not...

Guardian, 06:58 in Health
 
Ex-boxer Ken Buchanan admitted to psychiatric hospital after being found on park bench with bottle of wine

Ex-boxer Ken Buchanan admitted to psychiatric hospital after being found on park bench with bottle of wine

TROUBLED boxing legend Ken Buchanan has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for alcohol addiction. In August, the former world champion, 69, was found slumped on a bench in Keddle Park in Edinburgh by his son clutching a half-empty bottle of...

 
Nottinghamshire grandad Ken donates his 100th pint of blood

Nottinghamshire grandad Ken donates his 100th pint of blood

GENEROUS grandad Kenneth Mills has been praised for reaching a lifesaving milestone - donating his 100th pint of blood. The 75-year-old (pictured) from Stapleford has been giving blood for nearly 50 years - donating up to three times a year. And...

 

Interest rate rise will hit middle class

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE MP John Mann has issued a dire warning to middle-class families that they face a financial catastrophe if the Bank of England raises interest rates. The Labour MP for Bassetlaw said the families were most "vulnerable" to a...

 


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