News archive from 20 August 2017, page 17

These are the things cinema workers really HATE about customers

Going to the cinema is clearly a very popular pastime here in Birmingham. Figures have shown the Midlands accounts for more than 14 per cent of UK cinema visits, the highest proportion for any region outside London. We have a whole host of cinemas...

 
Glamourous fundraiser planned for Powered Wheelchair Appeal

Glamourous fundraiser planned for Powered Wheelchair Appeal

‘Glitz and glamour’ will be the theme of the Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal’s next fundraiser. This year’s instalment of the annual event to raise money to provide powered wheelchairs to deserving youngsters across Cheshire will be held at...

 

Millom burglary under investigation

Police are investigating after a home in Wellington Street, was broken into on Friday August 18. An Xbox One games console was stolen during the incident. The break in is believed to have taken place between 11.30am and 9pm. Anyone with information...

 

Woman on crutches assaulted leaving her 'severely shaken'

Around 8pm on Saturday August 19, a female victim using crutches was assaulted near the Horse and Jockey Pub in Ulverston Road. The victim was not injured during the incident but was described by a police spokesman as being left "severely...

 
Chelsea Transfer Shock: Diego Costa rejected £13m loan move despite wanting to leave Blues

Chelsea Transfer Shock: Diego Costa rejected £13m loan move despite wanting to leave Blues

Costa wants to leave Chelsea and the club are keen to sell. The striker has urged his former club Atletico Madrid to bring him back to Spain but the La Liga side are struggling to come up with the £50m fee Chelsea are demanding. Atletico’s transfer...

 
Chelsea transfer news: Roman Abramovich steps into row, spends his cash on three players

Chelsea transfer news: Roman Abramovich steps into row, spends his cash on three players

The Russian billionaire has been left frustrated with boss Antonio Conte's constant jibes about the lack of transfer activity and his thoughts have been made clear to the Blues boss. The real truth, claim insiders at the club, is that Abramovich spent...

 
Manchester United could re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this month, despite injury concerns

Manchester United could re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this month, despite injury concerns

Manchester United could re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this month, according to reports. The striker is currently a free-agent after his contract at Old Trafford expired earlier in the summer. He is sidelined by an injury sustained at the end of last...

Metro, 10:19 in Sport
 

Ambulance targeted in graffiti attack in Birmingham

West Midlands Ambulance Service was forced to pull an ambulance off duty after it was targeted by a graffiti vandal. It happened on Saturday night. The service tweeted a picture of the damage just before 9pm and confirmed they had taken it out of...

 

Mum-of-eight raking in £26,000 a year in benefits buys horse to help fight depression

A former lapdancer with eight children has bought a horse to help with her fight against depression. Marie Buchan, who earns £26,000 a year in benefits , has coughed up £200 for the six-month-old Welsh colt called Bobby. The animal will be kept in...

 

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humour to spread messages about social justice has died aged 84. He died late on Saturday in Washington, DC after being in hospital for about a week, his son...

 
Anglesey patient fears he could be waiting more than a year for knee operation

Anglesey patient fears he could be waiting more than a year for knee operation

A man claims he could be waiting more than 60 weeks to have a replacement knee operation at Ysbyty Gwynedd. David Roberts, 70, a widower, from Amlwch on Anglesey suffers with arthritis of the knee and has been on a waiting list since November 2016 to...

 
Woman charged with child abuse ‘after driving drunk with child in backseat’

Woman charged with child abuse ‘after driving drunk with child in backseat’

A woman from Florida has been charged with child abuse after she was caught driving while under the influence with an unrestrained child in the backseat. Brandy Lerma, 31, was spotted swerving and driving erratically by another driver, who...

Metro, 10:26 in Hot News
 

What the law says about using your phone as a sat nav

It is a trend that has caught on over the past few years as smartphones have become an even greater part of our daily lives. Using our phones as a sat nav to get from A to B is an easy way of navigating the roads, and cheaper than buying your own...

 
Brazilians left fearing the apocalypse after ‘hand of God’ cloud appears in sky

Brazilians left fearing the apocalypse after ‘hand of God’ cloud appears in sky

It’s been likened to the hand of God but looks more like a meteorite stopped in its tracks as it hurtles towards earth. Amazing pictures of a cloud hanging over Teixeira de Freitas in south east Brazil have sent social media into a frenzy. Many who...

Metro, 10:29 in Hot News
 
Newcastle transfer news: West Ham and Arsenal offer Benitez chance to sign duo

Newcastle transfer news: West Ham and Arsenal offer Benitez chance to sign duo

Carroll has endured an injury-ravaged career at the Hammers and manager Slaven Bilic has had enough. And Arsenal are keen to offload Wilshere with his contract up next summer. That is according to the Sun on Sunday, who claim West Ham are ready to...

 


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