News archive from 19 May 2015, page 17

Ex-soldier, 82, marched out of B&Q store by security guards after being SACKED for leaving his till for THREE MINUTES

Ex-soldier, 82, marched out of B&Q store by security guards after being SACKED for leaving his till for...

AN 82-year-old great-grandad told last night how B&Q sacked him for leaving his till for three-and-a-half minutes. Old soldier Ivor Smith said he was marched out of the DIY store by security guards and ordered not to speak to his workmates on the...

 

QPR close to deal with Football League over Financial Fair Play

Rangers have dropped out of the top flight for the second time in three seasons but co-owner Fernandes believes his club are in much better shape than when they were relegated in 2013. Then, Rangers were saddled with a host of players on big salaries...

 

Lax parents 'normalising obesity'

Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are "normalising obesity", the head of the NHS in England has warned. Families must play their part in combating obesity and its effects, the head of the NHS in...

 
'Gay cake' row: Judge to rule on Ashers Bakery v Gareth Lee

'Gay cake' row: Judge to rule on Ashers Bakery v Gareth Lee

A judge's ruling on a Christian-run bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage is expected later. Ashers Baking Company in Belfast has been accused of discrimination. Gay rights activist Gareth Lee took the civil case...

BBC, 06:34 in Regional
 
£108m to improve social housing in Wales

£108m to improve social housing in Wales

More than £100m is to be spent on improving Wales' stock of social housing, the Welsh government has announced. The money will be available for councils and housing associations to improve homes, as well as creating jobs and training opportunities....

BBC, 06:34 in Regional
 
Hull KR need to focus on Leeds Rhinos NOT Challenge Cup - Ken Sio

Hull KR need to focus on Leeds Rhinos NOT Challenge Cup - Ken Sio

Hull KR's Challenge Cup match-winner Ken Sio says the Robins' full focus must be on beating Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Friday - and not their quarter-final tie with Catalans Dragons. Sio's converted try in the 73rd minute gave Rovers a four-point...

 
‘Horrifying and vicious’ arsonist pleads guilty to attempted murder in Doncaster

‘Horrifying and vicious’ arsonist pleads guilty to attempted murder in Doncaster

A "horrifying and vicious' arsonist has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after starting a fire in a Doncaster home which had children inside. Michael Parkin, of Melville Avenue, Balby, Doncaster, has admitted trying to kill his ex-partner in an...

 
All set for opening weekend at Bourne Outdoor Pool

All set for opening weekend at Bourne Outdoor Pool

Volunteers at Bourne Outdoor Pool are keeping their fingers crossed for sunshine ahead of this year's opening day on Saturday. The dedicated team has been working hard to get the pool on the Abbey Lawns ready to open for the summer. The 50-yard pool...

 

Merck sees up to 4.8 percent gain in 2015 adjusted EBITDA on weak euro

Merck, which makes drugs, high-tech chemicals and laboratory supplies, said on Tuesday its first-quarter adjusted EBITDA rose 5.7 percent to 853 million euros, slightly below the 862 million euros expected on average by analysts. (Reporting by Ludwig...

Reuters, 06:35 in Business
 
Youth work responsible for reduction in arson attacks in South Yorkshire

Youth work responsible for reduction in arson attacks in South Yorkshire

A reduction in arson attacks across South Yorkshire has been put down to youth work. Fires started deliberately over the last three years have halved, with firefighters attending 2,527 small nuisance bin and grass fires last year compared to 5,082...

 
Sheffield cancer survivor becomes breast screening champion

Sheffield cancer survivor becomes breast screening champion

A Sheffield woman is championing a breast screening campaign after she was diagnosed after a routine mammogram. Pat Howe, 68, from Waterthorpe, volunteered to front the campaign in Sheffield to help encourage women aged between 50 and 70 to take up...

 
NW 200: Violet McAfee's partner pays tribute to medical team

NW 200: Violet McAfee's partner pays tribute to medical team

The partner of a woman seriously injured while watching the North West 200 motorbike races has paid tribute to quick-thinking doctors at the scene. Violet McAfee, 44, was in the garden of a friend's house when three bikes crashed during Saturday's...

BBC, 06:36 in Regional
 

Pals to drive bangers to Barcelona in memory of friend

A GROUP of pub regulars are gearing up for their own 'wacky races' challenge in £400 customised bangers in honour of a friend who lost his battle against cancer. Pub landlord Anthony Baddeley and 12 pals made a drunken pact to drive from Barlaston to...

 
Man who self-medicated with cannabis in his coffee vows to switch to NHS painkillers

Man who self-medicated with cannabis in his coffee vows to switch to NHS painkillers

An ailing man who took cannabis in his coffee assured a court yesterday that he has switched to painkillers handed out by his doctor. Jobless Michael Orme was caught growing the illegal drug when police checked his Hucknall home on January 4,...

 
Beeston woman spared jail for fraud

Beeston woman spared jail for fraud

Beeston: Joanne Cockayne, 44, of Inham Road, has been given a five-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after she admitted fraud by false representation. Cockayne entered her plea at Nottingham Crown Court. She was also ordered to complete...

 


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