News archive from 17 August 2016, page 17

Aristocrat and prominent landowner dies aged 89

One of the West Midlands' prominent aristocrats, the Earl of Aylesford, has died at the age of 89. Former war hero and magistrate Charles Ian Finch-Knightley lived at Packington Old Hall, near Meriden, and owned a 5,000-acre estate including 11...

 

Lincoln tourist – ‘Great cathedral but city’s dark side is shocking’

A first-time visitor to Lincoln who described seeing a "dark side to the city" at night says there is a worse problem with homelessness here than in places like Manchester and Leeds Andrew Parker, who travelled to Lincoln on his narrowboat,...

 

'We didn't know it was there' - Shoppers ignore new Lincoln car park

Shoppers in Lincoln have said they did not know about a new car park that opened in the city at the weekend. On its opening day, the 200 space car park on Waterside North attracted just 22 vehicles - despite shoppers being able to park there for just...

 
NHS trust placed in special measures after damning inspection report

NHS trust placed in special measures after damning inspection report

NHS Improvement confirmed that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed into special measures after Care Quality Commission inspectors highlighted a series of safety concerns and cultural issues. People from black and...

 

NHS trust placed in special measures after damning inspection report

A hospital trust in a city that prides itself on equality operates a culture of "bullying and discrimination", inspectors have said. NHS Improvement confirmed that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed into...

 

Woman, befriended dementia sufferer - then stole cash and jewellery worth more than £13,000

DRUG addict Janet Gracie befriended a vulnerable dementia sufferer – before stealing cash and thousands of pounds of jewellery. The 39-year-old, above, had already pinched money from the pensioner before returning two days later with two men to...

 

Staffordshire County Council spent £6.6m to make 417 staff redundant

A COUNCIL forked out £6.6 million in redundancy payments after laying off more than 400 workers in one year. New figures show Staffordshire County Council paid out exit packages to 417 departing staff in 2015/16, with three receiving more than...

 

RIO 2016: City girl Jazmin Sawyers 'grateful' for Olympic finals chance

JAZMIN Sawyers is grateful she gets another crack at a big jump at Rio 2016 after admitting her Olympic Games debut had affected her performance. Tuesday saw Sawyers compete on the Olympic stage for the first time in her career as she aimed to come in...

 

Port Vale 1-0 Rochdale: Valiants close to signing left-back

PORT Vale boss Bruno Ribeiro has revealed he has lined up a new left back as he looks to build on his team's impressive start to the season. The Valiants made it seven points from their opening three league games tonight as Nathan Smith's 52nd-minute...

 

WATCH: Burslem biker Kevin Whalley stages pet food run after losing beloved rottweiler to cancer

DOG lover Kevin Whalley staged a pet food run for a kennels close to his heart – after losing his rottweiler to cancer. The 47-year-old, who lost one of his two rottweilers last month, enlisted the help of his friends to collect food for Tenford...

 

Bentilee dad-of-five Andrew Shaw pushed girlfriend downstairs during row

DAD-OF-FIVE Andrew Shaw pushed his partner down the stairs before leaving her screaming in agony with a broken ankle. The 52-year-old's 14-month relationship with Carol Bailey was coming to an end and the pair were not speaking at the time of the...

 

Drink-driver crashed on way to intercept boyfriend she feared would jump from A50 bridge

DRINK-DRIVER Charlotte Gumny crashed her car while on the way to intercept her boyfriend who stormed off towards the A50 after a row. The 26-year-old was concerned for his welfare as weeks earlier he had jumped off a bridge over the dual carriageway...

 
Revealed: Dozens of West Midlands Police officers avoid disciplinary action by retiring

Revealed: Dozens of West Midlands Police officers avoid disciplinary action by retiring

More than 30 West Midlands Police officers have avoided potential disciplinary action since 2010 by retiring before hearings against them could be completed. The Mail has obtained FOI figures from West Midlands Police, which confirmed that 33 officers...

 

Man has brain surgery while AWAKE and listening to One Direction

A man has had surgery to remove a tumour while he was AWAKE and listening to One Direction. Matthew Stride, from Dickens Heath in Solihull , was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour after having ‘funny turns’ during football, He underwent a...

 
No Man’s Sky’s hype “stole” community from Hello Games, feedback will help craft updates

No Man’s Sky’s hype “stole” community from Hello Games, feedback will help craft updates

When reviewing the impact of No Man’s Sky’s debut at the top of the UK sales chart, it would be easy to say that the team at Hello Games would be happy viewing the huge numbers. According to recent stats, NMS is the second biggest PlayStation 4 launch...

 


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