News archive from 13 July 2017, page 14

Councillor: ‘Canal Arm is a ludicrous idea’

The Daventry Canal Arm project was branded a “ludicrous idea” by one councillor at last week’s Daventry District Council strategy meeting. Funding for the longstanding project was backed by strategy group members on July 6, which was attended by...

 

Review of post-16 travel charges starts

A comprehensive review is now under way on a council policy which sees some students in Northumberland paying £600 a year to travel to school and college. The review will focus on delivering the new administration’s commitment to introducing a zero...

 
Police stand-off truck driver's threat to kill ex-wife

Police stand-off truck driver's threat to "kill" ex-wife

A truck driver involved in a four hour stand-off with police at his former wife's home sent his boss a text message saying: “Going to kill her.” Peter Myers , 34, was jailed for two years after a judge heard how he had gone to his former wife's home...

 

'Drug-smuggling' Burslem delivery driver jailed after conspiring to import cannabis into Britain

'Drug smuggler' Vincent Simpson is behind bars after conspiring to import cannabis with a street value of more than £500,000 into Britain. The delivery driver teamed up with a colleague to oversee the transportation of 57 packages of cannabis over a...

 

BREAKING NEWS: Life in prison for three guilty of Northampton man's murder

Three killers found guilty of the murder of David Miller have been given life sentences this afternoon - a fourth, convicted of manslaughter, has been jailed for seven years. Mr Miller, 56, was murdered in his Patterdale Walk flat in the Boothville...

 

PNE’s attacking intent

Alan Browne says Preston’s players are adapting quickly to what new boss Alex Neil wants from them. Neil is putting the squad through their paces at Fota Island, a venue just down the road from midfielder Browne’s home city Cork. While only a few...

 

Patient transport services turns up six hours later to take elderly Northampton patient home from hospital...

A 69-year-old man was left waiting in hospital for six hours before Northamptonshire’s new transport service turned up to take him home. It was the last insult after a day of bungling by Thames Ambulance Service, who also delivered him to his...

 

World's smallest pacemaker fitted at Northampton hospital in first for UK

Northampton General Hospital has become the first of its kind in the UK to fit the world’s smallest pacemaker. The leadless pacemaker is roughly the size of a paperclip and can be implanted directly into the patient’s heart via a vein in the leg. The...

 
Visa denial for Afghan girl roboticists team overturned

Visa denial for Afghan girl roboticists team overturned

A group of Afghan school girls taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been granted visas to attend it, after their initial applications were denied, US media said. US President Donald Trump urged authorities to rethink their decision, AP...

BBC, 06:23 in World News
 
Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea: Monaco star's brother hints move is happening on Snapchat

Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea: Monaco star's brother hints move is happening on Snapchat

That’s what the France international’s older brother Abdou has hinted on Snapchat with a post referencing the Premier League champions. Bakayoko’s future has been the subject of much speculation following a stellar season under Leonardo Jardim at the...

Daily Star, 06:24 in Sport
 

Birmingham City transfer news and rumours: Bond on Harry, a familiar face, an apology and reviewing Ravel

The name's Bond Kevin Bond recognises the job at Birmingham City is all about returning the club to the Premier League. Harry Redknapp’s assistant has come from the relatively low profile top flight in Hong Kong to play a part in what could be a...

 

West Brom transfer news and rumours: Lowe-down, Valero reflection, duo linked, Fantasy Football returns

Right player - wrong time Borja Valero has completed his move from Fiorentina to Serie A rivals Inter Milan this week. Now 32, Valero is in the later stages of his career - and what a career it’s been. The fleet-footed midfielder spent two years with...

 

Aston Villa transfer news and rumours: Pre-season victories, injuries, midfielder leaves

Kidderminster 0-3 Villa Report It was only a pre-season friendly but how refreshing to see it all go so right for Aston Villa away from home. Goals from Conor Hourihane, James Chester and Harry McKirdy set up the comfortable win over Kidderminster...

 

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in Northumberland

New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to Northumberland, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £107.7 million in 2015/16. High...

 

Holy Island charity walk returns for ninth outing

A special fund-raising walk on Holy Island is set to take place again later this year. The 2017 Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk is on Sunday, September 24, starting at 11.30am, at St Aidan’s Winery. Safe crossing times on the causeway are from 11am...

 


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