News archive from 16 June 2018

Happy ending for 97-year-old man reportedly knocked to the ground by robber in South Yorkshire

A 97-year-old man allegedly knocked to the ground by a robber in South Yorkshire was today presented with a special gift by police. The man had reportedly been approached by a stranger in Doncaster who offered to sell him a garden strimmer. When he...

 
Talking Horses: Snazzy Jazzy the value bet on TV races menu

Talking Horses: Snazzy Jazzy the value bet on TV races menu

With Harry Angel among Clive Cox’s team going to Royal Ascot next week, the trainer will be hoping his Lambourn string is in excellent health and should get a good clue about that from his seven runners on Saturday’s cards. Perhaps the most...

Guardian, 00:16 in Sport
 
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the startup Theranos, and the former company president, Ramesh Balwani, have been criminally charged with fraud for allegedly making false claims about the effectiveness of the company’s blood testing. The pair...

 
Larissa Waters will be first section 44 casualty to return to parliament

Larissa Waters will be first section 44 casualty to return to parliament

Larissa Waters will become the first section 44 casualty to return to parliament, after Andrew Bartlett announced his resignation, setting the stage for the woman he replaced to return to the Senate. Bartlett will stand down as the Greens senator for...

 
Dustin Johnson leads US Open but Rose, Poulter and Fleetwood stay in touch

Dustin Johnson leads US Open but Rose, Poulter and Fleetwood stay in touch

In what is not typically a tribal environment the United States Golf Association may well place full support behind Dustin Johnson. As debate once again rages regarding the attritional nature of the US Open, the tournament’s organisers could be...

Guardian, 00:29 in Sport
 
Speed limit cut on French roads angers rural voters

Speed limit cut on French roads angers rural voters

The Macron government's decision to cut the speed limit on country roads from 90km/h (56mph) to 80 is proving deeply unpopular. Between now and 1 July a mini-makeover will take place on French roads. About 20,000 signs bearing the number 90 are to...

BBC, 00:31 in World News
 

DRUG DEALER 'SHOT SUPPLIER IN HEAD'

A Birkenshaw drug dealer shot his supplier in the head in a revenge attack – three years to the day after a brutal beating with a baseball bat and after continuing intimidation over drugs debts, a jury heard. Nick Hickson, who moved to Royds Avenue...

 
Glasgow fire: Major fire ravages art school's Mackintosh Building

Glasgow fire: Major fire ravages art school's Mackintosh Building

A large fire has broken out at Glasgow School of Art in the city centre. Fire crews are currently tackling the blaze in the school's Mackintosh Building. The building was ravaged by fire in May 2014 and a multi-million pound restoration project had...

BBC, 00:42 in Regional
 

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Charity superstore to take over four units in Freshney Place

The British Heart Foundation is moving into Freshney Place. The charity will take up four empty units, combining them into 3,500 sq ft of retail space. Work on the new superstore is set to start next week, with a projected opening time of late...

 
Firefighters tackle blaze at Glasgow School of Art

Firefighters tackle blaze at Glasgow School of Art

Fire has struck the Glasgow School of Art ’s Mackintosh building, the institution has said, just as it was recovering from a devastating blaze only four years ago. Images posted on social media showed huge plumes of smoke and flames smoke billowing...

 

In the courts of Lincolnshire

The following cases have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Francis Brian Wynne, 44, of 341 Monks Road, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to jointly with another theft of clothing to the value of £960, theft of clothing to the value of £210 and...

 

Fire strikes Glasgow School of Art for a second time

Glasgow School of Art has caught fire for the second time in four years. Flames could be seen ripping through the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed building in Glasgow city centre late on Friday evening. Fire crews are were battling to contain the...

 

Glasgow School of Art fire caused by gases from foam canister, says report

The fire at Glasgow School of Art’s historic Mackintosh building in May was started when flammable gases from a foam canister used in a student project were ignited, according to a report by the Scottish fire and rescue service. The category-A listed...

Guardian, 01:01 in Learning
 


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