News archive from 15 May 2018, page 8

Former soldier drank half a bottle of Jack Daniels and turned to with knife at social club

A former squaddie startled his drinking companions when he turned up at at a social club with a knife. William Brady mistakenly thought someone in the Owton Manor Club in Hartlepool had taken his mobile phone. The judge in the case gave Brady, 59, a...

 

Blackpool: From the courts 15-05-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. READ MORE: Thursday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 10-05-18 Paul Clare, 40, failing to comply with court order A father-of-seven breached a court...

 
Home Office accused of 'shambolic incompetence' over skilled migrants

Home Office accused of 'shambolic incompetence' over skilled migrants

The Home Office has been accused of being unfit for purpose and guilty of “shambolic incompetence” after letters written by Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, appeared to contradict what she told a parliamentary committee about when she became...

 
Man Utd legend outlines plan to catch Manchester City in Premier League race next year

Man Utd legend outlines plan to catch Manchester City in Premier League race next year

The Red Devils came up short in the title challenge, finishing runners-up to Pep Guardiola’s side. But it does paint the whole picture, with City looking irresistible all season whereas United have toiled at times. The Etihad side finished the season...

Daily Star, 06:22 in Sport
 
Seriously ill man reunites with his favourite horse at his hospice

Seriously ill man reunites with his favourite horse at his hospice

A wish came true for a seriously ill dad-of-three who was treated to an uplifting visit from his beloved horse at a hospice. Ian Smith, an inpatient at Pendleside hospice, was stunned when he came face-to-face with his horse of four years, Pepper, in...

Metro, 06:23 in Lifestyle
 

Driver lucky to escape from cliff top car crash

A teenage driver has cheated death after a dramatic car plunge over cliffs in South Tyneside. His vehicle is thought to have careered through safety barriers and tumbled onto pedestrian steps leading from the Coast Road to Marsden Beach, South...

 
Little girl writes letter to Fat Face asking for bigger pockets on girls’ clothes

Little girl writes letter to Fat Face asking for bigger pockets on girls’ clothes

An eight-year-old girl wrote a letter to Fat Face telling them that ‘girls need pockets too’ after being forced to wear boys’ shorts when collecting eggs – and she’s now been invited to help design a new pair. Eleanor Hanson was angry when she...

Metro, 06:23 in Lifestyle
 

Parents bid to raise funds for specialist equipment needed by South Shields youngster battling a mystery...

The parents of a little boy - battling an undiagnosed disorder that contributed to his sister’s death - have launched a desperate appeal for specialist equipment which will make his life easier. Liam Guest has already spent much of his short life in...

 
Oblivious gardener accidentally photobombs proposal in hilarious pictures

Oblivious gardener accidentally photobombs proposal in hilarious pictures

Pictures show the moment a loved-up couple’s perfect proposal was interrupted by a photobombing gardener. Easha and Loveraj Rai recently visited historic 12-century Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Glos., where Loveraj popped the question. The...

Metro, 06:23 in Lifestyle
 

Big Pink Dress fundraiser to run in memory of Chloe and Liam

Charity champion Colin Burgin-Plews is gearing up to take on the Great Manchester Run in honour of a young couple from South Tyneside who died in the city’s terror attack. The dedicated fundraiser - Big Pink Dress Man - will travel down to the city to...

 

Bakers shop plan cooks up storm of protests

A new bakery has got residents and retailers in a conservation area hot under the collar. They have slammed a proposal – now given planning permission – to change a former bank in St John’s Terrace, East Boldon, into food outlet. Objectors include...

 

Hebburn Buddhist Temple to open its doors to mark Vesak Day

People are being invited to join a day of celebration to mark a special date on the Buddhist calendar. The Dhammakaya Meditation Centre, in Church Street, Hebburn, is throwing open its doors on Tuesday May 29 for Vesak Day. The event is celebrated...

 

South Tyneside Council workers clock up 40 years each

Council staff have been honoured for their long service at a special ceremony with the Mayor of South Tyneside. The group of 11 employees are celebrating more than 40 years’ service at South Tyneside Council - from education officers and librarians to...

 
Melania Trump has surgery for ‘benign kidney condition’ in hospital

Melania Trump has surgery for ‘benign kidney condition’ in hospital

First lady Melania Trump received a visit from her husband after she underwent a ‘successful’ procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. She was expected to remain in hospital for the rest of the week, her staff said. President Donald Trump took a...

Metro, 06:26 in Hot News
 
How sex toys are being redesigned to help survivors of sexual assault

How sex toys are being redesigned to help survivors of sexual assault

For many survivors of sexual assault, a happy sex life feels out of reach. While much of the treatment on offer is focused on emotional and psychological healing, people are often left to work out for themselves what sex after trauma looks like for...

Guardian, 06:27 in Health
 


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