News archive from 15 December 2014, page 19

Furious Scunthorpe taxi drivers threaten industrial action over new must take fares' rule

Furious Scunthorpe taxi drivers threaten industrial action over new "must take fares' rule

SCUNTHORPE cabbies are threatening industrial action over a new points system that punishes them for not accepting fares. As previously reported in the Telegraph, taxi drivers must accept all fares, or they could receive eight to 12 points on their...

 
YOUR data is sold by North Lincolnshire Council

YOUR data is sold by North Lincolnshire Council

INFORMATION about the population of North Lincolnshire has been sold by the local authority to the tune of almost £2,000 this year. The register of electors contains the name and addresses of everyone registered to vote in the area. The...

 

Retailers under the weather as footfall falls amid snow storms and online promotions

The weather has hit retail sales according to analysts Springboard, with footfall down last week due to snow storms in the north and the popularity of online sales. Footfall fell by 2.2 per cent year-on-year last week, despite the approach of...

 
Earls Court final curtain is sad reflection on Boris Johnson's London

Earls Court final curtain is sad reflection on Boris Johnson's London

We emerged from the Underground on to Warwick Road and there it stood, an edifice of pink neon and purple light saying “Welcome to Earls Court” where they’ve been “creating legends since 1937”. Unless something dramatic happens pretty soon, it was the...

 
Sydney siege: Twitter reaction

Sydney siege: Twitter reaction

Customers and staff of Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney, were taken hostage this morning. At least one armed gunman has taken what is said to be no more than 30 hostages at 9.45am AEDT. The hostages were forced to raise a black flag with white...

 

Hamilton wins Sports Personality

Lewis Hamilton was a resounding winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Englishman Hamilton clinched his second Formula One world title last month after edging an often controversial battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The...

 

What are the chances of snow on Christmas Day?

With 10 days to go until Christmas Day, the Met Office forecast now includes information on the chances of getting snow on the big day. The table of forecasts below is based on averages for all of the 340 weather stations based within Staffordshire...

 
Sydney siege: TV station makes contact with hostages

Sydney siege: TV station makes contact with hostages

A Sydney television station has said on Twitter that it was contacted by two of the hostages held by gunmen in a cafe in downtown Sydney. Nine news Sydney says it is now “working with police”, and the families of the two hostages have been informed....

 
Sydney siege: Twitter reaction

Sydney siege: Twitter reaction

Customers and staff of Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney, were taken hostage this morning. At least one armed gunman has taken what is said to be no more than 30 hostages at 9.45am AEDT. The hostages were forced to raise a black flag with white...

 

Sydney siege: Gunman asks for Islamic State flag in return for "some hostages'

A gunman in the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney has allegedly demanded an Islamic State flag in return for "some hostages'. Six people have already fled the cafe after escaping through different doors to the building including two female cafe...

Metro, 07:45 in Hot News
 
MP’s praise for mental health work

MP’s praise for mental health work

A children's project on mental health has been praised. MP Paul Maynard visited Mereside Youth Centre, where youngsters have been learning about and promoting good mental health. He and health professional Ashok Khandelwal visited the Blackpool Boys...

 
Woman seeking man with GSOH for better sex

Woman seeking man with GSOH for better sex

Once upon a time, when we all lived in small hunter-gatherer groups on the African veldt, hominids who could come up with the most ingenious stories about how miserable they were on the veldt apparently got laid more often than their more prosaic...

 

Weather: Low temperatures but sun expected in Nottingham

Temperatures across the county are to remain in low single figures today - but bursts of sunshine are expected. Forecasters from the Met Office are expecting temperatures of five degrees celsius and less throughout the day but warn that it is more...

 
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins praises influence of Isaiah Osbourne and Richard Brindley in win over Crewe Alexandra

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins praises influence of Isaiah Osbourne and Richard Brindley in win over...

SCUNTHORPE United manager Mark Robins praised the influence of Isaiah Osbourne and Richard Brindley in the Iron's 2-1 victory over Crewe Alexandra. Osbourne made a welcome return to the squad for the first time since limping off in the FA Cup victory...

 
Knife terror for owners of Superstar Chinese takeaway in east Hull

Knife terror for owners of Superstar Chinese takeaway in east Hull

A COUPLE have spoken of their terror after being robbed at knifepoint on their doorstep by two thugs wearing balaclavas. Yok Paa and Ahmooi Tan, who have run the Superstar Chinese takeaway at the Ings Shopping Centre, in east Hull, for the past eight...

 


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