News archive from 13 July 2018

Puerto Rico flag row prompts hate crime case for Illinois man

Puerto Rico flag row prompts hate crime case for Illinois man

A man who was recorded haranguing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt at an Illinois park has been charged with a hate crime. Timothy Trybus, 62, was previously charged with disorderly conduct and assault. He allegedly demanded to know if a...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 
Lichfield auction house getting ready to welcome TV antiques expert David Dickinson

Lichfield auction house getting ready to welcome TV antiques expert David Dickinson

What a bobby dazzler – antiques expert David Dickinson is coming to Lichfield. The TV presenter will be filming for his Dickinson’s Real Deal show at Richard Winterton Auctioneers on July 18. Film crews will be at The Lichfield Auction Centre off Wood...

 
Remains of 125 First World War soldiers found in German trench 101 years on

Remains of 125 First World War soldiers found in German trench 101 years on

Around 125 First World War soldiers have been discovered entombed in an perfectly preserved German trench system 101 years after they were killed. Most of the men, who were German, British, French and South African, were found where they fell during...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
 
MoD property deal 'could cost taxpayer up to £5bn'

MoD property deal 'could cost taxpayer up to £5bn'

Taxpayers could face losses of more than £5bn because of a “disastrous” decision to sell off military homes during a housing boom, a report by parliament’s spending watchdog indicates. The public accounts committee believes that the previous estimated...

 
Hayley Atwell to star in BBC series of Andrea Levy's The Long Song

Hayley Atwell to star in BBC series of Andrea Levy's The Long Song

Hayley Atwell and Sir Lenny Henry will star in a TV adaptation of Andrea Levy’s bestselling novel The Long Song, the BBC has announced. The three-part series will also star Tamara Lawrance and Jack Lowden. Set during the final days of slavery in...

Guardian, 00:19 in Showbiz
 
Australian Handmaid's Tale star Yvonne Strahovski lands Emmy nomination

Australian Handmaid's Tale star Yvonne Strahovski lands Emmy nomination

Australian actor Yvonne Strahovski has scored an Emmy nomination for her role as Serena Joy Waterford in The Handmaid’s Tale. The news was not so good for Nicole Kidman at Thursday’s Emmy nomination ceremony in Los Angeles. She was snubbed for her...

Guardian, 00:19 in Showbiz
 

Wakely admits other sides have caught up with Steelbacks in T20

Alex Wakely admits other counties have caught up with Northants in the Vitality Blast. But the Steelbacks skipper says his side haven't lost their edge, despite losing all three of their 20-over matches during the current campaign. Northants lost to...

 
Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers

Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers

Four of the UK's 30 biggest airports are falling short in providing access for disabled travellers, the Civil Aviation Authority said. London Gatwick airport, criticised by BBC journalist and wheelchair user Frank Gardner last year, is named as...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

New attack coach Vesty outlines his Saints vision

Sam Vesty's first Saints interview was a shining example of the appetite for success at the club this summer. The former Leicester Tigers player, who has forged a real reputation as a coach with Worcester Warriors, spoke passionately about what he and...

 
Phone in the right hand? You're a hacker!

Phone in the right hand? You're a hacker!

Hackers are finding it too easy to circumvent traditional cyber defences, forcing businesses to rethink their security strategies. Many firms are now harnessing big data and adopting cutting edge verification checks. In fact, some can even identify...

BBC, 00:25 in Business
 

Agencies ‘squabble’ over woman who abducted baby from mother at hospital, court told

DIFFERENT agencies are “squabbling” over who should take charge of an “exceptionally vulnerable” woman who ran off with a child, a court heard. Alicia Steward, 23, was due to be sentenced today (July 12) at Hull Crown Court after admitting abducting...

 

One of tallest buildings in North planned in Leeds

DECISION-makers in Leeds have backed plans to build one of the North of England’s tallest buildings in an area of the city they claimed was now “blossoming”. Councillors on the city plans panel voted through proposals for a 37-storey structure on Wade...

 

Controversial Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara resigns from Labour Party

The controversial Sheffield MP Jared O’Mara has this evening resigned from the Labour Party and claimed he was ‘made to feel like a criminal’ over comments made before becoming a politician. The MP for Sheffield Hallam was suspended from the party...

 

PICTURE: Teenager robbed by moped rider near Sheffield hospital

A teenager had her mobile phone snatched by a man who rode past her on a scooter outside a hospital. The 19-year-old victim was stood on Herries Road outside Sheffield's Northern General Hospital when the scooter rider approached, grabbed the phone...

 

Sheffield MP Jared O’Mara quits Labour days after being re-instated

Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara last night quit Labour just nine days after being re-instated to the party following his suspension for posting offensive online comments. Announcing his decision with “great sadness”, the MP claimed in a letter to his...

 


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