News archive from 18 August 2012, page 17

Japan sends back Chinese activists in bid to defuse island row

Japan and China, Asia's two largest economies, have been at odds since the activists were detained on Wednesday after using a boat to land on the rocky, uninhabited isles known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China. Five activists and two...

 
The house that’s a home for a third generation

The house that’s a home for a third generation

THEY say there's no place like home. But that adage rings more true for 90-year-old Vera McClare than for most; as she has not only lived in the South Yorkshire terrace all her life, but her grandparents and parents did so before her. Mrs McClare’s...

 
Council tells mum to take out £5m insurance to go running

Council tells mum to take out £5m insurance to go running

A MOTHER who is trying to get fit after having her first child has been told she must have £5m public liability insurance and a leadership qualification in order to take her running group onto Harrogate's Stray. Sam Ward, 31, who gave birth to baby...

 
Rail museum faces £200,000 bill after blow over ticket sales

Rail museum faces £200,000 bill after blow over ticket sales

ONE of Yorkshire's most famous museums is facing a £200,000 deficit after its flagship summer event failed to live up to expectations. The National Railway Museum’s Railfest saw 64,000 visitors come through the doors, but just 27,000 of those paid...

 
Summer floods set to cost Yorkshire council over £3m

Summer floods set to cost Yorkshire council over £3m

DAMAGE caused by flooding has left a Yorkshire council with a repair bill expected to top £3m - and is expected to rise further. Calderdale Council finance chiefs say the torrential rain and floods caused at least £500,000 worth of damage to...

 

Germany allows army right to use force

A TOP court in Germany has relaxed the rules over the country's army with a ruling it could use force inside the country, but only in exceptional cases and as a last resort. The Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to permit domestic military...

 

Algerian to lead UN Syrian peace drive

Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and long-time UN diplomat, has agreed to replace former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria. Mr Brahimi, who served as a UN envoy in Afghanistan and Iraq, formally accepted the...

 
Antony Maufe

Antony Maufe

ANTONY Maufe, the only son of Michael Maufe, the last managing director of Brown, Muffs in Bradford before it was taken over by the House of Fraser, has died aged 66. If he had followed in his family’s footsteps, he would have been the fifth...

 
Sid Waddell

Sid Waddell

MY father, Sid Waddell, who died last weekend, the day after he turned 72, was an analogue man in a digital world. He couldn’t drive, a computer carried many mysteries, and he was always happier drawing cash from a bank than a hole in the wall. When...

 

Warning over computer scam

A SPALDING man has warned computer users to be on their guard against a scam he believes is operating in the area. Paul Woods, of Thames Road, received two phone calls on Tuesday, just after 5pm, from what appeared to be a foreign call centre telling...

 
Police raise concerns for missing man after car found

Police raise concerns for missing man after car found

NOTTS Police are growing increasingly concerned for a man missing from his home in South Yorkshire but now believed to be in Notts after his car was found near Worksop. Kevin Charles Gallagher, 57, was reported missing to South Yorkshire Police the...

 
DI MATTEO HAPPY WITH STRIKING OPTIONS

DI MATTEO HAPPY WITH STRIKING OPTIONS

The Blues have allowed Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Romelu Lukaku to move on, leaving them with only Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge as recognised spearheads. But Di Matteo said: "I am happy with what we have now. I said that in certain...

 
WENGER ADMITS UNITED ARE STRONGER

WENGER ADMITS UNITED ARE STRONGER

Red Devils boss Ferguson believes his formidable frontline next season will be just like it was when Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drove them on to domestic success, which was then capped by a remarkable late...

 
RUSH: WELLENS WAS MY STAR MAN

RUSH: WELLENS WAS MY STAR MAN

Tommy Makinson grabbed two of the Saints' eight touchdowns, including a length-of-the-field effort, with top shows from Wellens, Jonny Lomax and man of the match Sol Soliola. It was Wellens though who came in for special praise from Rush who said:...

 
Skegness drug supplier escapes prison sentence 'by a whisker'

Skegness drug supplier escapes prison sentence 'by a whisker'

A set of scales with traces of cocaine was found in the kitchen and more than £1,200 cash was discovered. Text messages found on a mobile phone in the house indicated an involvement in the supply of steroids. Stuart Adlard, who was living in the...

 


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