News archive from 12 March 2015, page 10

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Inquest into death of autistic boy Harry Procko opens

Inquest into death of autistic boy Harry Procko opens

An inquest into the death of a autistic youngster was opened yesterday. Heidi Connor, assistant coroner for Nottinghamshire, adjourned the inquest into the death of Harry Procko, pictured, to hear evidence from witnesses on the provisional dates of...

 
Another Scunthorpe town centre bar seeks 5am licence

Another Scunthorpe town centre bar seeks 5am licence

Another Scunthorpe town centre bar is looking to stay open on Saturday nights right through to 5am on Sundays. North Lincolnshire Council will decide whether to grant permission. John White, owner of Oscar's bar, is seeking a 5am Saturday/Sunday...

 

East of England chicken show lands in Horncastle

More than 30 birds were entered into the East of England Poultry Club show and one participant in particular swept the board. Judges travelled from Kent to the show held in Horncastle where nearly 50 exhibitors took part and participants could also...

 

Lyft raises $530 million in Rakuten-led funding round

Lyft will use the funds to expand its presence in the 65 markets it operates in, and to invest in Lyft Line - a service that allows users to share cabs. (lft.to/19dkZbM) Rakuten is investing $300 million for an 11.9 percent stake in Lyft, which uses a...

 
Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City manager's agent admits Napoli interest

Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City manager's agent admits Napoli interest

Manuel Pellegrini would consider a move to Napoli, his agent has revealed. The Chilean's position at Manchester City has come under pressure in recent weeks, after his side's chances of Premier League and Champions League glory took a hit. The Blues...

 

ISIS extremist Jihadi John "likes to watch Teletubbies and Game of Thrones' according to hostage

A freed hostage has revealed that Jihadi John, real name Mohammed Emwazi, spent hours watching television including Teletubbies and Game of Thrones, alongside other jihadists. Nicolas Henin revealed that the extremists would allegedly spend lots of...

Metro, 07:14 in Hot News
 
Glasgow 2014 'was under budget'

Glasgow 2014 'was under budget'

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games cost taxpayers £37m less than budgeted, according to a report by the public spending watchdog. The Accounts Commission said £461.7m in public funding had been anticipated, but only £424.5m was spent. The total budget...

BBC, 07:16 in Business
 

​Teenagers work with younger children to stage production

PUPILS from two schools joined forces to bring the curtain down on a major provide one of the last performances of a dance show. Youngsters from The Excel Academy and Sneyd Green Primary School took to the stage at the Victoria Hall yesterday for the...

 
Morrisons reports worst profit results in eight years

Morrisons reports worst profit results in eight years

Supermarket chain Morrisons has reported its worst results in eight years, with pre-tax profits falling by more than half from a year prior. The struggling firm reported a pre-tax profit of £345m, down 52% from a year earlier. "Last year's...

BBC, 07:25 in Business
 
Andris Nelsons' finest moments as principal conductor of CBSO

Andris Nelsons' finest moments as principal conductor of CBSO

To put together a list of Andris Nelsons’ top ten concerts with the CBSO is no easy task. How on earth could a mere 9 or 10 do justice to the amazing experiences conductor, orchestra and adoring audience have shared during the heady seven years of his...

 
Man Utd's Wayne Rooney: PSG's 10-man win over Chelsea is one of the best I've ever seen

Man Utd's Wayne Rooney: PSG's 10-man win over Chelsea is one of the best I've ever seen

The French side played against Premier League leaders Chelsea for almost 90 minutes with 10 men after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's red card on the half hour mark. They looked to be heading out of the Champions League after Gary Cahill put the hosts ahead with...

Daily Star, 07:25 in Sport
 

19 things you'll only know if you've dated your personal trainer

They're buff, with boundless energy and a deep affection for Lycra. But if you want to pump more than muscle with your personal trainer, you need to keep a few things in mind. 1. Do they really, actually like you? They were super-flirty and...

Metro, 07:25 in Lifestyle
 

Mulberry names non-exec director Andretta as new CEO

The company said Andretta had previously held a number of senior roles at brands including Lanvin, Moschino, the Gucci Group, LVMH Fashion Group and Céline. He was until recently the chief executive of Buccellati, the Italian luxury jewellery brand....

Reuters, 07:18 in Business
 

Ozzey: Colin Osborne 'had a heart of gold' - wife's tribute

GRIMSBY character Colin "Ozzey" Osborne was a "brilliant and intelligent man with a heart of gold" his widow said in tribute. Ozzey, who was a regular sight on public benches with a bottle of alcohol, gave up drinking and smoking...

 


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