News archive from 19 October 2016, page 16

Neil Lennon praises Hibs hitman Grant Holt for stellar display up front against Raith and jokes: I hope he isn't drug tested!

Neil Lennon praises Hibs hitman Grant Holt for stellar display up front against Raith and jokes: I hope he...

HIBS boss Neil Lennon has praised Grant Holt’s quality and desire – despite the veteran striker netting just once since his move to Easter Road. The 35-year-old scored in Hibs ' 4-0 demolition of Morton at Easter Road in August but has drawn a blank...

 
Top pop culture Hallowe’en costumes

Top pop culture Hallowe’en costumes

0 Have your say Hallowe’en costumes are increasingly being influenced by TV shows and films. So geeks at MBNA have done the maths (not singular math ... we're in South Yorkshire not Carolina!) and worked out what will be most popular pop culture...

 

Blindingly obvious - 'alleged thief' tried to stuff 7ft blind he stole from Northampton store down his jacket

Security cameras captured the hilarious moment an alleged thief tried to steal a Venetian blind from a furniture store in Northampton - by stuffing it down his jacket. The suspected thief can be seen with the 7ft long (2.1m) blind clearly sticking out...

 

Elderly Northampton man threatened with knife and had liquid made up of acid sprayed in eyes while in bed

An 80-year-old Northampton man was held at knifepoint in his own home and had cleaning products sprayed in his eyes. Albert Glasgow of St James had his mobile phone, 100 cigarettes and pocket watches stolen by two men wearing balaclavas early on...

 

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Paul Lynch For nine years, those living near the pedestrian route linking Hunsbury Hill Avenue to Sixfields have called for measures to stop people speeding along it. The path has become a hotspot for motorbike misuse, with nearby residents regularly...

 

Phone scam warning repeated after Northumberland councillor targeted

Northumberland County Council’s trading standards service is reminding people to stay vigilant, following a scam phone call to a county councillor. Coun Andrew Tebbutt, who represents Morpeth Kirkhill, thought he was speaking to the Telephone...

 

Police appeal after arson attack in Alnwick

Police are appealing for witnesses after a bin was deliberately damaged in an arson attack in Alnwick. The incident happened at the top end of Fisher Lane, near to Alnwick Infirmary. It is believed that the bin was set alight overnight. Substantial...

 

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 19

Oct 19 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 0.1 - 0.4 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip index closed up 0.8 percent at 7,000.06 points on Tuesday, as British stocks rebounded from a fall the...

 
Christleton Scouts set sail with home-made plastic bottle boat

Christleton Scouts set sail with home-made plastic bottle boat

Scouts in Christleton have been messing about in boats as they work towards their Craft Challenge Award. The 1st Christleton Scouts decided to see what they could do with their household recyclables. After an evening’s deliberation and research, the...

 
This part of Nottinghamshire has more taxis than London

This part of Nottinghamshire has more taxis than London

Heading home after a night out? You're more likely to find a cab in Gedling than you are in London, according to new data. The latest government report on the nation's 524,193 cabs shows that the Nottinghamshire district has 1,266 taxis and minicabs....

 

South Shields man jailed after police found him with knife

A wayward son who fell out with his mother has been jailed for six months for carrying a knife. Magistrates in South Tyneside heard that Christopher Elsy, 27, of Taylor Street, South Shields, turned up at his mother’s house in tears and, after an...

 

Readers share their delight over the success of Jarrow’s first community market

Sunday shoppers had plenty to say about Jarrow’s new community market - they loved it! The first event, which saw 52 stalls selling their wares in the Viking Centre, took place on Sunday. The market, which will be held every fortnight, was the...

 

'Off your own back' and four other common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with beautifully turned phrases, drawing from the language’s Latin, French and Germanic roots, through Chaucer and...

 
Shane Watson hits back at Michael Clarke's 'tumour' comment

Shane Watson hits back at Michael Clarke's 'tumour' comment

Shane Watson has hit back at former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, who described him as being "like a tumour" on the team. The release of Clarke's autobiography has refocused attention on his 2013 sledge against several...

BBC, 06:43 in Sport
 
Postman stole greetings cards containing cash - as he was struggling to pay mortgage

Postman stole greetings cards containing cash - as he was struggling to pay mortgage

A postman pinched greetings cards containing cash and gift vouchers - as he was struggling to make mortgage payments. Andrew Fielden, 50, pleaded guilty to stealing nine packets belonging to Royal Mail, some of which money, from the Coulby Newham...

 


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