News archive from 11 February 2014, page 10

Cop's Diving Tackle Catches Break-In Suspect

Cop's Diving Tackle Catches Break-In Suspect

Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment police tackled a man who fled from officers after he allegedly tried to break into a garage. CBS13 captured the footage as the man fled on a bicycle. A Sacramento Police officer was able to stop the man with...

 
Platform puss cashing in on his time at Leeds railway station

Platform puss cashing in on his time at Leeds railway station

Thomas the Tank Engine's trademark smile has lit up the North Western Railway for decades. The fictional train’s little-known feline namesake has also made a bit of a name for himself among commuters passing through Garforth Station, having appeared...

 
YEP Says, February 11: Is bus plan another spanner in the works for trolleybus?

YEP Says, February 11: Is bus plan another spanner in the works for trolleybus?

Risk that talking will continue while city is left in the slow lane. AS the letter from reader Martin Phillips on this very page illustrates, there are any number of ideas being put forward in terms of an alternative to the proposed new trolleybus...

 

Iran test-fires long-range missile - minister

Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said one of them was a long-range ballistic missile with radar-evading capabilities. "The new generation of long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and the laser-guided...

 

Dizzying list of acts to play this year’s Y Not

A dizzying line-up has been released by Y Not organisers who claim this year's festival features some of the biggest acts to date. Dizzee Rascal and the White Lies have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s festival at Pikehall as the first...

 
Security boss was four times over drink limit

Security boss was four times over drink limit

A security manager who was almost four times over the alcohol limit when he was seen driving erratically on a motorway has escaped being sent to jail. Keith Miller had 127 micrograms of alcohol in his body in the afternoon, a court was told – 35...

 
Volunteers are changing lives for the better

Volunteers are changing lives for the better

Health mentors at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are helping patients change their lives. The volunteers spend their time speaking to outpatients at The Vic, offering advice to help the quit smoking, stop drinking or eat more healthily. Since the project...

 
These stories are grrr-eat!

These stories are grrr-eat!

These nursery school children roared with delight after listening to some of their favourite books. The toddlers, from Busy Bees BAE Warton Nursery, listened to their favourite tales as part of National Storytelling Week. Manager Naomi Jackson said...

 
Leeds villagers ‘sacrificed’ for £50m flood scheme

Leeds villagers ‘sacrificed’ for £50m flood scheme

Residents of a low-lying village on the outskirts of Leeds fear they are being "sacrificed" to protect other parts of the city from flooding. As reported on Thursday, work has started in Woodlesford on a £50 million scheme that will also...

 
Leeds gay bars and shops given rainbow makeovers in Sochi protest

Leeds gay bars and shops given rainbow makeovers in Sochi protest

Colourful Russian murals have been painted on to shopfronts in Leeds's gay quarter amid the Sochi Winter Olympics. The vibrant artwork at venues such as Simply Pleasure, Queens Court, The Bridge Bar, The New Penny, Blayds and The Viaduct Showbar comes...

 

Apple loses latest bid to block e-books antitrust monitor

In a brief order, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said that monitor Michael Bromwich may continue to examine Apple's antitrust compliance policies while the company pursues a broader appeal seeking to remove him altogether. However,...

Reuters, 06:04 in Business
 
Sheffield man jailed for raping girl, aged 11

Sheffield man jailed for raping girl, aged 11

A Sheffield man has been jailed for raping an 11-year-old girl he befriended on a social network site. Tyrone Jackson, of Swanbourne Road, Sheffield Lane Top, met the girl while using the Blackberry instant messaging service and asked her to send...

 
South Yorkhire conman stole OAP’s TV

South Yorkhire conman stole OAP’s TV

A conman tricked his way into an 86-year-old pensioner's home and stole her purse and house keys - then returned the next day and stole her television. Stuart Michael Brunt, aged 47, tricked his way into Elsie Ramsden’s home in Munsbrough, Rotherham,...

 
Leeds MP joins production of Oliver!

Leeds MP joins production of Oliver!

A musical MP has made his stage debut in a Guiseley production of Oliver! Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough, joined performers at Guiseley Theatre, in The Green, during Guiseley Amateur Operatic Society rehearsals. Mr Andrew was...

 
Leeds: Testing helps us clamp down on ‘fake food’ sellers

Leeds: Testing helps us clamp down on ‘fake food’ sellers

A LEEDS based scientist, whose findings have sparked a new "fake food' debate a year on from the horse meat scandal, says that shoppers in our region should still feel confident about what they put in their shopping baskets. Dr Duncan Campbell,...

 


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