News archive from 13 December 2018, page 9

Last chance to donate to our annual appeal

There’s only a few days left for people to donate to our annual toy appeal. Every year the Northants Telegraph teams up with Mother Christmas – Jeanette Walsh – and the county council’s social services teams to bring some festive joy to disadvantaged...

 
2018’s pet slimmers of the year are chunky Labrador Sadie and spaniel Borris after they both lost a quarter of their weight

2018’s pet slimmers of the year are chunky Labrador Sadie and spaniel Borris after they both lost a quarter...

It’s the announcement we’ve waited all year for: which hardworking animal will win 2018’s Pet Slimmer of the Year award? This time around, there are two joint winners. The grand prize has gone to Borris, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and Sadie, a...

Metro, 06:39 in Lifestyle
 

John McLaren: Scottish budget likely to unravel as spending felt

A very odd Scottish Budget. Despite the extra Barnett consequential’s money from the UK Budget, the day-to-day (resource) Scottish budget actually fell in real terms (i.e. its spending power is reduced, after adjusting for inflation) moving from...

Scotsman, 06:39 in Politics
 
Seal makes woman’s plant pot its home after shuffling from the sea to her house

Seal makes woman’s plant pot its home after shuffling from the sea to her house

A woman was left stunned when she opened her front door to discover a seal pup on her doorstep, just yards away from a busy road. The lost pup lay innocently on its side by plants outside the woman’s home on Marine View in Seaton Sluice,...

Metro, 06:39 in Hot News
 

A strange paradox at the heart of the Scottish economy – Bill Jamieson

Assumptions about the link between employment, average earnings and high street spending no longer seem to apply, writes Bill Jamieson. These days, you can’t look away for five minutes. The dramatic delay of the crunch EU Withdrawal Agreement vote in...

Scotsman, 06:39 in Politics
 

Cutting Scotland’s drink-drive limit fails to make roads safer

The reduced drink-drive limit in Scotland has had no impact on cutting road accidents, a new study has found. The Scottish Government cut the legal blood alcohol limit for motorists from 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood to 50 in...

Scotsman, 06:39 in Politics
 
Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

A man was intercepted at an Australian airport after flying from Indonesia with two live squirrels smuggled in his luggage, authorities say. The Australian resident may face criminal charges after the animals were detected at Brisbane Airport last...

BBC, 06:41 in World News
 
Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say. The man, identified as Rahul Walke, had been "meditating under a tree" in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve,...

BBC, 06:41 in World News
 

Popular Horncastle garden centre has a new buyer

There is cause for celebration in Horncastle as a buyer has been found for a town business which went up for sale six months ago. The Horncastle News can confirm Wolds View Garden Centre has been purchased by British Garden Centres for an ‘undisclosed...

 

What next after Theresa May wins confidence vote?

Theresa May has won a vote of no confidence, after making a last-minute pledge to her MPs not to take the Conservatives into the next general election. In a day of tense political drama at Westminster, 317 Conservative MPs cast their vote on whether...

The Week, 06:43 in Politics
 
Man Utd news: Phil Jones brutally TROLLED by Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi after own goal

Man Utd news: Phil Jones brutally TROLLED by Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi after own goal

The mix-up between Jones and Sergio Romero put the La Liga outfit two goals ahead. And the United star’s night went from bad to worse when Michy Batshuayi took the mickey out of his face on social media. Jones has something of a reputation for pulling...

Daily Star, 06:44 in Sport
 

Theresa May returns to Brussels after surviving bruising Tory confidence vote

Theresa May heads to Brussels today seeking fresh concessions for her Brexit deal after emerging from a confidence vote by Tory MPs bloodied and bruised but victorious. The Prime Minister will address EU leaders at the two-day European Council after...

 

Burbage Band get £2654 gift from Co-op to replace instruments

Christmas came early for Burbage Band when they received £2654.98 towards the purchase of new instruments. The band was selected by the Co-op as one of several local charities to benefit from their annual Community Fundraising Scheme, The cheque was...

 

Woodhead Pass closed following four-vehicle collision

The Woodhead Pass is closed in both directions this morning following a four-vehicle collision. The road is closed between the Flouch roundabout and the Gun Inn, Hollingworth, to allow for the recovery of the vehicles involved. READ MORE: Shocking...

 
Beautiful moment Liverpool fan describes goal scored by Mo Salah to his blind cousin

Beautiful moment Liverpool fan describes goal scored by Mo Salah to his blind cousin

Football stadiums aren’t known for their touching events that can bring a tear of joy to the eye. But during Liverpool’s match against Napoli, a tender moment was caught on camera off the pitch when Mohamed Salah scored. Mike Kearney, who is visually...

Metro, 06:53 in Hot News
 


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