News archive from 13 February 2014, page 9

Father Batters Son To Death With Cricket Bat

An 11-year-old boy has been killed by his father infront of horrified children and parents at the end of a cricket training session in Melbourne, Australia. Luke Batty died at the scene despite paramedics attempting to treat him for head injuries...

 
Drunken ex broke bay window at girlie night

Drunken ex broke bay window at girlie night

A girlie night in was ruined by a woman's former boyfriend after an argument. James Smith banged on his ex’s front window after the row. He then punched the bay window breaking it and drove off while more than three times over the alcohol limit....

 
County Hall chiefs support smoke free bid

County Hall chiefs support smoke free bid

Bosses at County Hall have today welcomed a vote in the House of Commons which could lead to a ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers. MPs voted in favour of the amendment to the Children and Families Bill on Monday and this could now...

 
Keeping the UK ‘Family of Nations’ intact

Keeping the UK ‘Family of Nations’ intact

The economic, political and social reasons for Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom were highlighted by Borders MP Michael Moore when he spoke in Parliament last week. During a debate on Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom, Mr Moore spoke of...

 
Drunken ex broke bay window at girlie night

Drunken ex broke bay window at girlie night

A girlie night in was ruined by a woman's former boyfriend after an argument. James Smith banged on his ex’s front window after the row. He then punched the bay window breaking it and drove off while more than three times over the alcohol limit....

 
Leeds: Historic college building gets a new lease of life - but it’s bye bye police depot

Leeds: Historic college building gets a new lease of life - but it’s bye bye police depot

A FORMER police depot in Leeds is to be demolished to make way for hundreds of students bedsits and keyworker homes, however a historic college building which forms part of the same regeneration project is to be spared from the bulldozers. Detailed...

 
By George! New site hailed by visitors

By George! New site hailed by visitors

The site of a former pub has undergone a dramatic re-birth thanks to the hard-working efforts of a Fylde coast housing group. Work to re-develop the iconic St George Hotel, which stood at the junction of Poulton Street, Moor Street and Station Road in...

 
Thief stole cancer charity cash

Thief stole cancer charity cash

A callous thief stole money destined for a cancer charity from a Lytham bank. Joseph Edwards, 52, of Saville Road, South Shore, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to three offences of theft and admitted breaching a conditional discharge imposed for an offence...

 
‘Men’s health too far under radar’

‘Men’s health too far under radar’

A health chief admits there is an "appalling" lack of awareness of men's health issues on the Fylde coast. Dr Adam Janjua, vice-chair of Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), hopes to bring the prevention of health problems to...

 
Life is all about change for a former brewery boss

Life is all about change for a former brewery boss

A former brewery boss has launched a new business to help people change their lives. Ian Linsley, who has a lifelong investment in Alnwick Brewery Company, is now setting out on a new venture, which he has been doing for free for years. The...

 
Smith and Black take honours in Border badminton finals

Smith and Black take honours in Border badminton finals

Another busy weekend for Border Badminton saw 52 young players from around the region playing for their schools in the Border Primary Schools Championships. Schools from all of the Learning Communities were represented, from West Linton right across...

 
Morley metal band Kill the Silence on their way to the top

Morley metal band Kill the Silence on their way to the top

A band from Morley are on their way to the top following a string of sold-out shows across the region. editorial@morleytoday.co.uk

 
Rover proves it’s worth its weight in gold...

Rover proves it’s worth its weight in gold...

More than 14 tons of recyclable waste has been collected by a revolutionary new mobile tip service in just its first three months. Rover, a Blackpool Council led service, visits locations around the resort to collect unwanted items from households, to...

 

For South China Sea claimants, a legal venue to battle China

The Philippines has taken its dispute with China to arbitration under the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea and its lawyers say that the tribunal has discretionary powers to allow other states to join the action. China is refusing to...

 
Weather warning in place for Lincolnshire

Weather warning in place for Lincolnshire

Wednesday, 4pm: A yellow "be aware' warning of strong winds remains in place for Lincolnshire. The MET Office has been warning residents blustery conditions could have an impact in the county today (February 12). Lincolnshire along with much of...

 


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