News archive from 20 August 2017, page 14

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has returned home from South Africa, despite allegations of an assault at a hotel in Johannesburg. Grace Mugabe, 52, landed at Harare early on Sunday, Zimbabwean radio said. She had intended to appear...

BBC, 09:15 in World News
 

Police dog unit called in to hunt suspected Blurton arsonist

Police dogs were called in to help officers hunt for a suspected arsonist. Staffordshire Police were called to Meaford Drive, Blurton, at around midnight last night to reports of a burglary in process. On arrival, officers found the rear of a property...

 

The best things to do in Birmingham on a Sunday

Summer is here and there is absolutely no excuse to stay indoors and watch Netflix on a Sunday - especially when we live in a city as brilliant as Brum. We really do have it all - from incredible food, art, architecture, culture and greenery!...

 

Manchester United reject Memphis Depay sends message to Jose Mourinho

Memphis has suggested he would have succeeded at Manchester United had Jose Mourinho given him more playing time last season. The Netherlands international was selected in every matchday squad by Louis van Gaal in 2015-16 until the former United...

 
All-female Cheshire fire service team graduate from Prince’s Trust programme

All-female Cheshire fire service team graduate from Prince’s Trust programme

A group of young women have graduated from the first ever all-female Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service-led Prince’s Trust programme. The graduation of the six, who are from across the Cheshire area, took place at Chester Town Hall. To enable the team...

 
Michelle Keegan forced to share picture of her feet to prove she doesn’t have six toes

Michelle Keegan forced to share picture of her feet to prove she doesn’t have six toes

Celebrities are frequently hit with common scandals like Photoshop accusations and cosmetic surgery rumours. But a new trend seems to have emerged… accusing stars of having extra toes. Michelle Keegan is the latest celeb to have to swat away rumours...

Metro, 09:22 in Showbiz
 
MPs condemn Horton Hosptial decision

MPs condemn Horton Hosptial decision

The decision to downgrade services at the Horton Hospital has been condemned by local MPs Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Wright. In a joint statement the MPs said they were disappointed by last week’s decision by the Oxford Clinical Commissioning Group...

 
Boy, 3, taken to hospital after hit and run involving Mercedes

Boy, 3, taken to hospital after hit and run involving Mercedes

A three-year-old boy was taken to hospital after a crash involving a Mercedes which then allegedly failed to stop at the scene. The driver is accused of having fled from the crash which took place at Queens Street Car Park in Louth on Saturday, August...

 
Witnesses sought after violence in Warwick Bridge

Witnesses sought after violence in Warwick Bridge

WITNESSES to a violent incident which took place outside a Carlisle supermarket have been asked to come forwards. Around 8pm on Sunday August 13, police were alerted to a violent incident involving two women outside the Co-op in King George Court,...

 
Police hunt for overnight car vandals

Police hunt for overnight car vandals

Police are investigating after a car was damaged overnight near the centre of Carlisle. Suspects unknown damaged a black Seat Ibiza, which was parked in Tait Street, by pulling of its number plate. The incident is believed to have taken place...

 
Jailed this week: sex offender who begged his victim and burglar caught on CCTV

Jailed this week: sex offender who begged his victim and burglar caught on CCTV

Among those to be jailed by the courts this week were a teaching assistant who raped a woman, and a man who pinned a seven-year-old girl to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The teaching assistant, 20-year-old Billy Dolphin, later begged his...

 
Racism, pain and constant fear - what life is like for Liverpool's asylum seekers

Racism, pain and constant fear - what life is like for Liverpool's asylum seekers

An asylum seeker has already been forced to flee the horrors of war and persecution in their homeland - but life in Liverpool can be just as tough. According to an expert on asylum, women are being racially abused on the streets of the city and living...

 
Man took chilling last photos of his ex girlfriend on a hike before shooting her and pushing her off a cliff

Man took chilling last photos of his ex girlfriend on a hike before shooting her and pushing her off a cliff

The scenery was stunning and the remote spot was so peaceful, you could walk for hours through the state park without seeing another soul. Loren Bunner and Jolee Callan had picked a beautiful day to take a hike through the heavily wooded Pinhoti Trail...

 

Toby Alderweireld to Chelsea: How Blues might look with Tottenham defender

Antonio Conte is desperate to bolster his squad this summer as he looks to defend Chelsea's Premier League title.  Central defence is one position the Italian wants to strengthen before the window shuts on August 31.  Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk...

 
Cash and jewellery stolen in Carlisle burglary

Cash and jewellery stolen in Carlisle burglary

THE burglary of the home of a Carlisle man has prompted a police investigation. Officers are making inquiries after the home of a 61-year-old man, in Lightfoot Drive, was broken into. The incident is believed to have occurred between 8.30am and 5.30pm...

 


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