News archive from 19 April 2015, page 10

EXCLUSIVE: "It's a challenge!" Meet the elite Merseyside police unit dedicated to tackling county's...

A boom in cannabis production on Merseyside has seen crime mobs set up large-scale drug factories – and use any means necessary to keep them guarded. Organised gangs are targeting premises across Merseyside to harvest cannabis on an industrial scale....

 

Toxteth's L8 Superstore: 16 things you can buy at Liverpool's "United Nations" shop

A Toxteth supermarket said it had seen an influx of new customers since being shortlisted for BBC Radio 4’s food retailer of the year award. Judges in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015 said the L8 Superstore on Lodge Lane is playing a “vital role”...

 

Leading prison reform campaigner says end of capital punishment means society is better at dealing with...

Sixty years after three men were hanged at Walton prison, a leading penal reform campaigner has said that the abolishment of capital punishment means society is better at dealing with serious crime than ever before. In 1955 Walton prison had its joint...

 

American Civil War memorial planned for Liverpool

Tributes have been paid to Britons who fought in the American civil war - 150 years after it ended. The estimated 100,000 who served in the four year conflict between Union and Confederate forces are being honoured with permanent memorials on both...

 
Jeremy Clarkson recalls cancer scare before Top Gear 'fracas'

Jeremy Clarkson recalls cancer scare before Top Gear 'fracas'

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he thought he probably had cancer at the time he hit a Top Gear producer. In his Sunday Times column, he said the incident came on his "most stressful day... in 27 years at the BBC" - but that other people...

BBC, 05:40 in Art & Culture
 
Stoke City 2, Southampton 1: We played well and lost says Morgan Schneiderlin

Stoke City 2, Southampton 1: We played well and lost says Morgan Schneiderlin

MORGAN Schneiderlin says Southampton would have been beaten by three or four at Stoke if they had not upped their game. The Champions League chasers went home from the Britannia Stadium empty-handed after Stoke recovered from going behind to win 2-1....

 

How can I offset my flight emissions?

Purists would say, turn down the job. Big boys don’t cry, eco warriors don’t fly. Air travel emits as much carbon as 136m cars, at more than 650m tonnes per year. With this on their conscience, no wonder people look so miserable at airports. But let’s...

Guardian, 06:07 in Travel
 
General Election 2015: As SNP launch their manifesto, Nicola Sturgeon is adamant that Scotland will no longer be an afterthought

General Election 2015: As SNP launch their manifesto, Nicola Sturgeon is adamant that Scotland will no...

THIS election is like no other in modern times – and offers a huge opportunity for Scotland. For far too long, the needs and concerns of Scottish voters have been, at best, an afterthought at Westminster. Scotland has consistently voted Labour at...

 
Sunday Mail opinion: SNP has to pay more than lip service to the issue of fair pay for workers

Sunday Mail opinion: SNP has to pay more than lip service to the issue of fair pay for workers

WHO ever knows? Maybe John Swinney relieves the pressure of office by dancing in fields after midnight wearing only horns and animal furs. But it seems unlikely. On a personal level, our Finance Secretary and Deputy First Minister seems like one of...

 
General Election 2015: SNP pledge to help hard-hit families heat their homes

General Election 2015: SNP pledge to help hard-hit families heat their homes

NICOLA Sturgeon will vow to help thousands of Scots struggling to pay their energy bills when the SNP unveil their manifesto tomorrow. The party will campaign to give industry regulator Ofgem new powers to set energy prices and force firms to cut...

 

Ex-Essendon sports scientist Stephen Dank to appeal AFL anti-doping findings

Controversial biochemist Stephen Dank says he will appeal the 10 findings against him by the AFL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal. In a written statement to ABC News Radio, Dank said he planned to advise the AFL of his intention to appeal the tribunal’s...

Guardian, 06:12 in Sport
 
Girl names new fairground ride

Girl names new fairground ride

A new ride unveiled at Great Yarmouth's Pleasure Beach was officially named by 15 year-old Carlotta Isles, who lives in Welton. Carlotta, who is pictured right with her sister Rosa, named the new ride Free Fall when she visited the pleasure beach on...

 
Stoke City 2, Southampton 1 talking points: Collective will shows it's no Potters holiday

Stoke City 2, Southampton 1 talking points: Collective will shows it's no Potters holiday

Stoke got back on track with a hard-fought win over Southampton. Peter Smith looks at the talking points from the Britannia Stadium. 45 MINUTES WHICH SHOW STOKE HAVE NOT PACKED UP FOR THE SUMMER Stoke probably did not play as well in winning as they...

 
Four bedroom property in Beckingham

Four bedroom property in Beckingham

This four double bedroomed property must be viewed to be appreciated. It is in a superb village location with excellent access to facilities in Gainsborough. On the ground floor there is a front entrance hall and a study. The lounge/diner , which...

 
Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

Birmingham’s conservation areas are being hit by ‘disgraceful’ low-cost street lights because of council cash shortages, campaigners claim. Modern lampposts are set to be installed in one of the city’s most famous conservation areas, Bournville...

 


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