News archive from 18 June 2016, page 19

China 'democracy' village chief arrested for graft, riot police deployed

China 'democracy' village chief arrested for graft, riot police deployed

HONG KONG Authorities in southern China have detained the chief of a village that was once hailed as a model for grassroots democracy, accusing him of accepting bribes, while deploying hundreds of riot police to stave off potential trouble. The...

 
Single mum uses same sperm donor to have family she's always dreamed of

Single mum uses same sperm donor to have family she's always dreamed of

She’s the single mum who defied the odds to conceive her two babies two years apart - using the same anonymous sperm donor. Nicola Coombs, from Lichfield, was so desperate for a family of her own she decided to begin IVF treatment. The 33-year-old...

 
Sutton Coldfield school's 'ridiculous' on-off expansion saga prompts council apology

Sutton Coldfield school's 'ridiculous' on-off expansion saga prompts council apology

Parents and staff at a city school are demanding to know whether or not there will be extra classrooms for kids after education chiefs appeared to change their minds at least six times. The on-off expansion of Moor Hall School in Sutton Coldfield has...

 

Watch: Biker pulls wheelie while UNDERTAKING car in residential road

A shocking video shows a biker on the rampage in Kingstanding undertaking a car, narrowly missing a parked vehicle while pulling a WHEELIE. The breathtakingly dangerous moment is just a small part of a series of videos showing extensive lawbreaking on...

 
Charity in plea for waterproofs for homeless following floods

Charity in plea for waterproofs for homeless following floods

A charity has issued a desperate plea for waterproof clothing, anoraks and sleeping bags after a big rise in homeless seeking shelter from the torrential rain. Sifa Fireside said around 20 extra homeless people are turning up to their Digbeth-based...

 
From grand Ricoh Arena plans to playing in Northampton... new book will chronicle Coventry City's fall

From grand Ricoh Arena plans to playing in Northampton... new book will chronicle Coventry City's fall

Pitch Publishing A book chronicling the history of the Ricoh Arena project and the time Coventry City spent at Sixfields is due for release later this year. Telegraph chief reporter Simon Gilbert has been commissioned to pen the book which is due for...

 
Coventry City step up efforts to re-sign veteran duo Sam Ricketts and Marcus Tudgay

Coventry City step up efforts to re-sign veteran duo Sam Ricketts and Marcus Tudgay

Mark Venus remains hopeful that Coventry City are making progress with their efforts to re-sign skipper Sam Ricketts and Marcus Tudgay. The Sky Blues technical director is responsible for negotiating the deals to keep the veteran pair on board after...

 
EUROPE DEBATE: Lack of democracy is UK problem, not EU

EUROPE DEBATE: Lack of democracy is UK problem, not EU

0 Have your say In the absence of any rational arguments, the Brexit campaign is trying to turn this referendum into an irrational ‘heart over head’ argument. ‘We’ll show those foreigners and the establishment by cutting off our own noses’. Or ‘we...

 
Progress being made on CCTV upgrade bid

Progress being made on CCTV upgrade bid

0 Have your say A number of steps have been taken as the council looks to upgrade the CCTV system in the centre of Alnwick. The issue was back on the agenda at last Thursday’s meeting of Alnwick Town Council due to the previous week’s overnight...

 
EUROPE: No jobs link to immigration

EUROPE: No jobs link to immigration

0 Have your say Having, I believe, lost the economic argument, Vote Leave is grasping at immigration and its alleged effect on jobs as its last straw. The North East has the highest unemployment in the country, and has had for decades. It also has the...

 

Big name stores 'coming to major new Hull shopping district'

BIG name retailers could be on their way to Hull as plans for a major new shopping district are revealed. Shops, cafés and restaurants have been earmarked for Kingswood in a ten-unit development on the area of land adjacent to the new flagship Next...

 

Watch: Newlywed couple become internet sensation after first dance video goes viral

A NEWLY-WED couple have become an internet sensation – after a video of their first dance went viral. The footage from Julie Pye and Neal Morrell's wedding last weekend has already had more than 24,000 views on Facebook. The video shows Neal and dance...

 

Labrador puppy Max seriously ill after 'eating cannabis' in Hull's East Park

A DOG owner whose puppy was left on a drip after being poisoned in East Park is warning others to be careful. Kath Hope, of Holderness Road, east Hull, is anxiously waiting to find out if Max, a seven-month-old golden Labrador, will pull through. She...

 

Hull KR player ratings - Who can hold head high after St Helens loss?

HULL KR reporter Gareth Westmorland takes a look at the player performances from the 48-16 defeat at St Helens. Thomas Minns – A real mixed bag for the centre who turned out at full-back. Steady under high balls and pressure but try in second half...

 

Eye on Crime: Dangers of speed - latest crime-busting video

THE dangers of speed are highlighted in the latest in a series of online videos. Each week, the Scunthorpe Telegraph is featuring a different episode from the Eye on Crime series, created and produced by East Coast Pictures and presented by Blair...

 


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