News archive from 13 July 2018, page 2

Morrisons accountant Andrew Skelton jailed over leaked data

A Morrisons accountant who leaked personal data from 100,000 employees as part of a grudge against the supermarket has been jailed for eight years. Internal auditor Andrew Skelton, 43, abused his position at the supermarket chain, gaining unauthorised...


Dream round with Ryder Cup skipper

“A DREAM come true”: That is what playing a round of golf with Europe’s Ryder Cup winning captain José María Olazábal meant to Dewsbury amateur Rick Towler, writes Mark Berry. Towler, from Thornhill Edge and a greens chairman at Dewsbury Golf Club,...


Plague of 'vampire horseflies' prompts warning of 'killer' infections

A plague of 'vampire horseflies' has prompted warnings that the UK faces an outbreak of antibiotic resistant infections. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has warned that bites could result in the possibility of infections which might not be treatable...


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...


Major announcement from Metro Mayor could save you HUNDREDS on bus journeys

All apprentices in the Liverpool City Region are set to be given half-price bus travel, meaning savings of up to £420 a year. The announcement by Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram will see those on schemes and aged between 19 and 24 given the...

Brexit 'could damage UK environment'

Brexit 'could damage UK environment'

The environment is still at risk of damage after Brexit, according to a cross-party group of 74 MPs and peers. They say personal reassurances by Environment Secretary Michael Gove are of no value without new legislation. Mr Gove has promised that the...

BBC, 00:48 in Regional

John Kampfner: Making the most of the region’s creative talent

THE creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. What do we mean when we talk about the “creative industries”? The UK Government describes them as “those industries
which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and...


Bill Carmichael: Solution in sight to Brexit conundrum

OBSERVING from afar – and this week I have been on a walking holiday in a remote spot in the far north – it is not easy to make full sense of the dramatic events of this last week. First we had the dramatic Cabinet meeting at Chequers where senior...


The Yorkshire Post says: Another day of Brexit turmoil. Chasos as Commons suspended

THE SHAMBOLIC scenes in the House of Commons when the Government unveiled its Brexit White Paper show, once again, why Theresa May made a political – and strategic – error at the outset of her premiership by not forming a cross-party team to preside...


Oil price rebound buoys office market in Granite City

Aberdeen’s office market is continuing to recover with the rebound in the oil price contributing to increased demand for space. New figures reveal that 89,776 square feet of office space was transacted in the second quarter of the year, almost...

Scotsman, 00:57 in Business

Edinburgh football charity helps fans US ‘live their dream’

An Edinburgh football charity is expanding into the United States, allowing football fans across the pond to live their sporting dream. Football Aid, whose patrons include former Scotland internationals Denis Law and Danny McGrain, makes “dreams come...

Scotsman, 00:57 in Business

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Kermit The Frog: 'I try to lead a clean life'

Kermit The Frog: 'I try to lead a clean life'

The Muppets are playing the O2 arena in London this weekend in which is billed as their first full-length show in Europe, and comes 42 years after they first appeared on TV screens in their own show. Guests will include Kylie Minogue, Steps and David...

BBC, 01:01 in Art & Culture

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...

Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals whether he will hold talks with Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals whether he will hold talks with Arsene Wenger

Despite the Frenchman managing the club for over two decades, Emery revealed he would rather get his info from the players he inherited. The Gunners new boss - who also confirmed he forced Jack Wilshere’s exit by refusing to guarantee him a regular...

Daily Star, 01:04 in Sport

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