News archive from 19 June 2017, page 11

Biker airlifted to hospital after collision near Warkworth

A biker was airlifted to hospital today after a crash near Warkworth. Police and the ambulance service were called to the collision between the motorbike and a car on the A1068 between Warkworth and Hipsburn shortly before noon. The biker, a man in...

 

Further funding for rural businesses

Further funds have been released by the North East Rural Growth Network to support the growth of businesses in rural Northumberland. A call has been made for businesses to apply for two separate funds – the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Fund...

 

Harbour holidays rise

A self-catering holiday company has recently signed a number of properties in Amble following the regeneration of the harbour. The most recent holiday home to be added to cottages.com is The Lobster Pot, which is near the Harbour Village. It joins The...

 

Yorkshire weather: How long the 30C heatwave will last

Temperatures are set to rise to 30C today as Yorkshire enjoys a blistering-hot weekend. Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far, and temperatures are expected to soar as the heatwave continues into next week. Clear skies and strong sunshine...

 

Yorkshire police chief hits back at ‘spurious’ whistleblower allegations

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was accused of misusing police resources and making comments of a sexual nature to female staff in the period before he retired from the force, the county’s crime commissioner has revealed. The claims made via...

 

Pub owners call time and apply for flats

Owners of an empty pub and restaurant at Gunby have finally given up trying to make the business work and want to turn it into flats. Mrs and Mrs S. Hall are applying for planning permission to convert the Gunby Inn into 
three apartments for holiday...

 
Saudi energy minister says oil market fundamentals going towards right direction - paper

Saudi energy minister says oil market fundamentals going towards right direction - paper

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said market fundamentals are going towards the right direction, but the market needs time to rebalance, the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Monday. "In my opinion, market fundamentals are...

Reuters, 06:09 in Business
 

South Korea's antitrust chief to urge change in talks with chaebol execs

South Korea's antitrust chief said on Monday that he will urge powerful family-run business empires including Samsung and Hyundai to "voluntarily" reform themselves when he meets executives in the wake of a bruising political bribery...

Reuters, 06:09 in Business
 
Burton man Sibtain Ali is sentenced after laundering £32,000 in VAT fraud case

Burton man Sibtain Ali is sentenced after laundering £32,000 in VAT fraud case

A Burton man, who changed his name to hide his part in his family's £1 million VAT fraud, has been sentenced. Sibtain Ali, 35, of Burton, laundered £32,000 from the £1 million fraud that saw his two sisters, his brother and his brother's partner make...

 
Marco Verratti tells Paris St-Germain chiefs: I want to join Barcelona

Marco Verratti tells Paris St-Germain chiefs: I want to join Barcelona

Verratti, 24, is thought to be among Barcelona’s top transfer targets this summer. New manager Ernesto Valverde is looking to boost the squad over the coming months to make up the ground his side lost on Real Madrid last season. The Catalan giants...

Daily Star, 06:10 in Sport
 

Yorkshire's former mining communities losing their recreation grounds

The final whistle has blown on several recreation grounds in former Yorkshire mining communities. But can more be done to avoid others suffering a similar fate? Chris Burn reports. For generations, they were at the heart of the proud communities they...

 
UN Refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

UN Refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to its annual report. It is a...

BBC, 06:10 in World News
 

Central Park takes a step back to 1940s

The centre of Boston went back in time over the weekend for the first of what could become a regular event. The inaugural 1940s event in Central Park on Sunday saw an array of entertainment, displays, retro stalls and vintage fair providing interest...

 

Scam ticket website sells non-existent tickets

Gig-goers have been left empty handed after a website sold non-existent tickets to Robbie Williams concerts and UK festivals. After purchasing tickets from Goticketsuk.com, victims were informed that their tickets would arrive nearer the concert date,...

 

Howarth backs search for top musical talent

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is throwing its weight behind a UK-wide search to find the next Ed Sheeran or the UK’s answer to Taylor Swift. The company is backing Local Music Live (LML) – a new initiative aimed at putting new talent on the...

 


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