News archive from 11 December 2013, page 17

Lake District pub to be powered by water

PUNTERS could soon be enjoying their favourite tipple at a Lakeland watering hole powered by...water. Title Author Copyright Description The National Trust is bidding to launch a 100kw hydropower scheme at Stickle Ghyll in the Lake District. Around 30...

 

Tagged Carlisle man arrested for getting Christmas decorations out of own loft

A 41-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he got Christmas decorations down from the loft. Harry John Nicholson, who was tagged and put on a house curfew earlier this month, hadn’t realised that his loft was not covered by the Group 4 monitoring equipment...

 
Police rush to Carlisle estate after trouble flares

Police rush to Carlisle estate after trouble flares

A teenager was arrested after trouble flared on a Carlisle estate. Dowbeck Road, Carlisle, today Police were called to Osborne Road, off Stanhope Road, at about 3.30pm yesterday following reports of a disturbance. Up to seven police vehicles,...

 
Fears over 'critical' shortage of coastguard staff watching Cumbrian coast

Fears over 'critical' shortage of coastguard staff watching Cumbrian coast

CAMPAIGNERS fear a “critical” shortage of coastguard staff watching over the Cumbrian coast could result in tragedy. To the rescue: Maryport exercise puts team through their paces The Coastguard SOS group believes proposed cuts to coastguard bases,...

 
'Deserters' leaving Carlisle to shop in Glasgow are harming city

'Deserters' leaving Carlisle to shop in Glasgow are harming city

‘DESERTERS’ being enticed over the border to do their Christmas shopping are draining Carlisle’s energy, traders warn. Change of scenery: David Jackson, commercial director of The Lanes. Glasgow, left, and Carlisle, right City businesses have attacked...

 

Supermarket robber held two women hostage

A robber draped in a Union flag carried out a terrifying supermarket raid – after posting on Facebook that he was going to do it. A firearms unit was called to the shop Peter Boyd, 27, held two women workers hostage at knifepoint at his local Spar...

 
Frozen puts paid to Hunger Games' UK box office reign

Frozen puts paid to Hunger Games' UK box office reign

Disney's animated tale Frozen has ended the reign of Hunger Games: Catching Fire on top of the UK box office chart. The film, based on The Snow Queen, took £4.7m in its opening week, pushing the dystopian sequel into second place. Homefront and...

BBC, 11:34 in Art & Culture
 

Free site growing from strength to strength

webpicA BURTON branch of an initiative that allows people to support their fellow community by offering items for free is going from strength to strength. Freecycle allows people in the town to offer up any items they are looking to throw away to give...

 
Alcohol and lawnmowers stolen from north Cumbrian warehouse

Alcohol and lawnmowers stolen from north Cumbrian warehouse

FURIOUS staff have hit out at thieves who raided a warehouse, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Counting the cost: James Charnley, operations director at Cumbria Logistics at Sandysike near Longtown Cases of alcohol, energy drinks and...

 
EU argues over joint rescue plan for eurozone banks

EU argues over joint rescue plan for eurozone banks

The EU is edging towards a common mechanism for rescuing problem banks, in a drive to avoid any repetition of taxpayer-funded bailouts. EU finance ministers finished marathon talks early on Wednesday - but they will try again next week to reach a deal...

BBC, 11:42 in Business
 
Guide Dog forced to give up training after attack

Guide Dog forced to give up training after attack

Buy photos » Golden Retriever Lucky was left so mentally scarred from a dog attack that plans to turn her into a guide dog have been shelved. (s) A GUIDE dog has been forced to quit her training after being attacked by two other dogs in Leamington....

 

Lloyds fined record £28m for pushing advisers to sell unsuitable insurance and investments and threatening...

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group has been fined a record £28million after regulators found its incentive scheme rewarded advisers for selling customers unsuitable investments and insurance, while those missing targets stood to lose almost 50 per cent...

 

Want to spend retirement in the sun or driving a sports car? Take our quiz on how much you need in pension...

Many people hitting retirement age find their dreams of golden years are shattered. They thought they would be savouring long holidays, meals out, trips to the theatre and cricket or football matches - and precious time spent helping out with the...

 
VIDEO: Battered lurcher Flo has a home in Lincoln for Christmas

VIDEO: Battered lurcher Flo has a home in Lincoln for Christmas

She was rescued by members of the Mid-Lincolnshire and Lincoln branch of the RSPCA and transferred to Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire. Her plight touched the hearts of Lincolnshire people and following a fund-raising campaign, the RSPCA branch...

 

Etihad in data room on Alitalia, mulls investment - source

Etihad is expected to decide on whether to buy a stake in Alitalia "just before Christmas", the source added. Etihad and Alitalia declined to comment. (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes in Milan, Praveen Menon in Dubai and Giselda Vagnoni in Rome;...

Reuters, 11:44 in Business
 


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