News archive from 15 May 2018

‘Ewe’ will not be disappointed at this year’s Woodhall Spa Country Show

Visitors are expected to ‘flock’ to Woodhall Spa this weekend for the Woodhall Spa Country Show. This Sunday, May 20, the show returns to the New Showground, in Green Lane, with entry from 9.30am. Organisers always adopt a theme for the show to...

 

Louis Tomlinson’s dad diagnosed with liver cancer: 1D star's estranged father, 49, undergoes life-saving...

Louis Tomlinson’s biological father has been diagnosed with cancer just over a year after the death of his beloved mother from leukaemia. Troy Austin, 49, has revealed that a 1.5inch tumour was removed from his liver last week, which he puts down to a...

 

Harper Beckham, six, looks adorable in a penguin costume as she shares a sweet kiss with father David...

She's known for putting on adorable displays on her famous parents' social media accounts. And Harper Beckham maintained her cute appearance as she enjoyed quality father-daughter time with football icon David Beckham during a low-key shopping trip at...

 
Nurses falling ill after inhaling spice fumes in prisons, says union

Nurses falling ill after inhaling spice fumes in prisons, says union

Nurses treating prisoners who have fallen ill after smoking the psychoactive drug spice are suffering adverse effects to their own health after inhaling fumes, the nursing union has said. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says that under current...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Pressure to stay positive may be a negative for cancer patients – charity

Pressure to stay positive may be a negative for cancer patients – charity

The perceived need to “fight” cancer and remain positive is having a negative effect on people living with the disease, especially those with a terminal diagnosis who are not getting the right support for the end of life, a charity has said. Research...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Angry beaver chased student through a housing estate

Angry beaver chased student through a housing estate

Aggressive beavers are apparently on the loose in Britain – and they’re not big fans of humans. That’s according to a young woman who claims she had no option but to run away when she was chased by the large rodent. Nancy Fofana said she was walking...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 

Tory mayor Andy Street warns squabbling Cabinet Ministers they risk destroying thousands of West Midlands jobs

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has warned hard-line Brexiteers they risk causing "the unintended destruction of thousands of jobs in the automotive industry" in the region. The Conservative mayor weighed into the battle taking place within...

 
Face recognition police tools 'staggeringly inaccurate'

Face recognition police tools 'staggeringly inaccurate'

The accuracy of police facial recognition systems has been criticised by a UK privacy group. Two forces have been testing facial recognition cameras at public events in an effort to catch wanted criminals. Big Brother Watch said its investigation...

 
M62 was blocked westbound after crash near Birch services

M62 was blocked westbound after crash near Birch services

Traffic is currently at a standstill on the westbound M62. An overturned car is causing problems for drivers on the westbound carriageway of the motorway. All traffic is being temporarily held between junction 19 at Heywood and junction 18 at Simister...

 
Margot Kidder: the Hollywood star who defied convention

Margot Kidder: the Hollywood star who defied convention

Margot Kidder, who has died aged 69, will be remembered best for one defining performance. It’s her sterling and witty turn as Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve-led Superman movies of the late 70s and early 80s, in which she was every inch Clark...

 
UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report

UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report

Police attempts to use cameras linked to databases to recognise people from their face are failing, with the wrong person picked out nine times out 10, a report claims. The report from Big Brother Watch, published on Tuesday, warns that facial...

 
Capita staff used ‘excessive’ restraint on asylum seekers

Capita staff used ‘excessive’ restraint on asylum seekers

Private contractors used excessive restraint on low-risk asylum seekers on a removal flight out of the UK, inspectors have revealed in a damning report. Escort staff were led to believe by dire warnings during a staff briefing that they were dealing...

 
Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega gets life in jail for murdering children

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega gets life in jail for murdering children

A nanny convicted of murdering two children she stabbed at their luxury New York City apartment has been sentenced to life in prison. In sentencing Yoselyn Ortega, 56, the judge described her as "pure evil" before handing her the maximum...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 
Argentina economy: From comeback kid to turbulence

Argentina economy: From comeback kid to turbulence

Argentina has been called the comeback kid of the global economy. Over the past two years its business-friendly President, Mauricio Macri, has been praised as the man to put the country on the right track to a brighter financial future. But last week,...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 

Soldier's name to be added to Cleckheaton's war memorial

THE family of a British soldier who died in an IRA car bomb 20 years ago, will finally get to see his name added to Cleckheaton's War Memorial. Cpl Stephen Smith, a 31-year-old rations officer and family man, died when his car was targeted by the...

 


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