News archive from 10 May 2013, page 4

Rabies alert over smuggled pets

Pet lovers are being warned of the dangers of buying illegally imported animals which may have been smuggled into the UK. East Riding Council’s animal health team says dogs and cats are the main risk of importing rabies, and could land the...

 

Help for pupils to beat exam stress

A CHILDREN'S charity is urging teens to seek help if they feel stressed-out about their exams. Last year the ChildLine base in Leeds received 175 contacts from young people about exam pressure and the organisation is keen to remind the city’s pupils...

 
Meet neighbourhood team

Meet neighbourhood team

People in Lancaster are being invited to meet their local police officers at a new contact centre. The current police museum at Lancaster bus station at the Wood Street entrance will open as a contact centre every Monday between 2.30pm and 3.30pm...

 

Information evening for adoption help

An event will be held on May 16 to provide information for people looking to adopt. People who have adopted will be at the evening, held at County Hall, Preston, to share their experiences, and social workers will also be available to answer any...

 
New vision for city’s market

New vision for city’s market

A smaller fresh food market is the future of Preston's markets, an expert has said. Jonathan Owen, of market consultants, Quarterbridge, brought in by the city’s council to advise on the future, has said the city needs to stick to its fresh food which...

 
G7 finance ministers to discuss banking reforms

G7 finance ministers to discuss banking reforms

Finance ministers from the G7 group of industrialised nations are set to begin a two-day meeting on Friday. Banking reforms will be top of the agenda at the meeting, which is being held close to London. March's emergency rescue of Cyprus will still be...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
What next for China's Alibaba as Jack Ma steps down?

What next for China's Alibaba as Jack Ma steps down?

For many in China, life just wouldn't be the same without Taobao, the country's largest online shopping platform. "I spend four to five hours on Taobao every day," says Pan Li, a mother who lives in Beijing. "It's cheap and I can find...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 

Yemen kidnappers free Finnish couple, Austrian

"The Omani authorities led mediation efforts and paid a ransom to free the Austrian and Finnish hostages," the security source told Reuters. "They were handed over to the Omani authorities last night." He declined to say how much...

 
Andrew Simpson, British sailor and Olympian, dies after yacht capsizes

Andrew Simpson, British sailor and Olympian, dies after yacht capsizes

British sailor Andrew Simpson died after the Artemis Racing catamaran he was on capsized during training in San Francisco Bay. Photograph: Karl Mondon/AP Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Andrew Simpson has died after his yacht capsized off the coast...

 
Doncaster Council adds 11 new-build homes to rental stock

Doncaster Council adds 11 new-build homes to rental stock

Doncaster Council has added 11 attractive new-build houses and apartments to its stock of 21,000 homes for rent. The properties are at Trinity Gate in Finningley, a development by David Wilson Homes which also includes 33 houses for private sale. The...

 
Traffic fumes increase diabetes risk in children

Traffic fumes increase diabetes risk in children

Exposure to traffic fumes can set children on the road to diabetes, a study has shown. Living near a busy road and increased levels of pollution from cars and lorries significantly raised the risk of insulin resistance in ten-year-olds, scientists...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Hot News
 
BREAKING: Delays on East Coast main line after person hit by train

BREAKING: Delays on East Coast main line after person hit by train

Rail passengers in Doncaster are being warned of delays on the East Coast Main Line after a person was hit by a train. There are delays of up to 75 minutes on all routes through York following the incident on a line near the city around lunchtime. All...

 
Police officer jailed over Katie Price child story

Police officer jailed over Katie Price child story

A former police sergeant has been jailed for ten months for trying to sell a story about celebrity Katie Price's daughter to the News of the World. James Bowes contacted the now-defunct Sunday tabloid newspaper and told a journalist that police...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Hot News
 

Pervert priest locked up

A RETIRED Church of England priest found guilty of child sex abuse offences dating back more than 25 years was yesterday jailed for 18 months. A judge said there could be “no greater breach of trust than a man playing the role of a man of God” to use...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Hot News
 

Big Brother’s Josie supports drug-crime grandmother

FORMER Big Brother contestant Josie Gibson was in court yesterday to support her grandmother, who is facing jail for drug offences. The reality TV star joined other members of her family at Bristol Crown Court to see Diane Gibson, 72, sentenced. She...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Hot News
 


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