News archive from 20 September 2015, page 14

Record June as Birmingham Airport welcomes 1m passengers

Record June as Birmingham Airport welcomes 1m passengers

Birmingham Airport has enjoyed the busiest June in the its history after almost a million passengers passed through. A total of 988,916 people used the airport across the month, which represented a 2.8 per cent rise on June last year. Long-haul...

 
Refugee crisis - Birmingham councillor opens heart on family's persecution

Refugee crisis - Birmingham councillor opens heart on family's persecution

A Birmingham councillor has spoken movingly of her own family’s struggle to flee persecution in Iraq during a debate on the refugee crisis. Labour councillor Claire Spencer gave an emotional account of the difficulties Syrians will face coming to...

 
Dundee United 1 Inverness 1: Tangerines squander chances galore as nerves get the better of them again

Dundee United 1 Inverness 1: Tangerines squander chances galore as nerves get the better of them again

They stopped the rot. They just couldn’t stop the fear. Dundee United blew another great chance to clamber out of the hole they’re in, squandering their supremacy and a barrowload of chances for the second week in a row to cough up a draw when their...

 
City men arrested after travelling to fight in Syria and Iraq

City men arrested after travelling to fight in Syria and Iraq

A city MP has revealed he knows of three Birmingham men who have been arrested after travelling to fight in Syria and Iraq. Khalid Mahmood, Labour member for Perry Barr, added that up to 2,000 British residents are thought to have travelled to the...

 
Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack reckons other teams will now be desperate to knock Dons off their perch

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack reckons other teams will now be desperate to knock Dons off their perch

ABERDEEN have gone from hunter to hunted – but Ryan Jack insists they can cope with having a target on their back. The Dons skipper believes his team have earned their place at the top of the table, putting in the hard yards over the past...

 
New Celtic defender Tyler Blackett insists he will learn from late lapses as he adapts to life in Scotland

New Celtic defender Tyler Blackett insists he will learn from late lapses as he adapts to life in Scotland

TYLER BLACKETT sat alone last Sunday in his Manchester apartment, picking the bones out of Celtic’s defeat to Aberdeen. On Thursday night in Amsterdam, he felt like he was watching a re-run. Another late set-piece from the left, more runners coming...

 
Celtic's set-piece failures are not my idol Craig Gordon's fault.. says Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain

Celtic's set-piece failures are not my idol Craig Gordon's fault.. says Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain

SCOTT BAIN has launched a staunch defence of fellow keeper Craig Gordon, insisting the stick he has taken for Celtic’s set-piece woes is over the top. The Dundee No.1 heads to Parkhead today hoping to get the better of the Hoops. But he’s convinced...

 
Hearts young star Sam Nicholson: Going for a team Nando's helped us get over two defeats on the spin

Hearts young star Sam Nicholson: Going for a team Nando's helped us get over two defeats on the spin

HEARTS ace Sam Nicholson has revealed his side have a secret recipe for restoring their winning form – team trips to Nandos! The Jambos suffered back to back defeats last week for the first time in 18 months, their losses to Hamilton and Inverness...

 
Cases at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases at Leicester Magistrates' Court include the following. Kieron Derek Maddison (32) of Helmsley Road, Aylestone, pleaded guilty to stealing toiletries worth £16.17 from Sainsburys, Leicester, on July 4 2015. He was ordered to pay £16.15...

 
Campaign launched to encourage more women into engineering

Campaign launched to encourage more women into engineering

A LEADING training provider has begun a campaign to boost British industry by attracting more women into engineering careers. Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) will target schools, students, employees and parents with the initiative...

 
Lectures on Roman history at Rutland County Museum

Lectures on Roman history at Rutland County Museum

People are being offered the chance to learn more about Rutland's place in Roman history with a series of expert lectures being held at the County Museum in Oakham. The new lecture series covers a wide range of subjects including Roman industry,...

 
Belhaven Bay sewage leak highlighted procedure flaw

Belhaven Bay sewage leak highlighted procedure flaw

East Lothian MSP Iain Gray has welcomed a review of national guidance on wastewater pollution incidents which is to take place later this year. He pressed Scottish Government ministers on the issue following widespread public concern about a sewage...

 
City councillor Richard Broughan slammed after deleting Twitter account over migrants 'joke'

City councillor Richard Broughan slammed after deleting Twitter account over migrants 'joke'

A CITY councillor has been criticised for an 'offensive' social media post about migrants who died while trying to reach western Europe. Abbey Hulton and Townsend councillor Richard Broughan, pictured, deactivated his Twitter account after making a...

 
Isle dancers have the world at their feet

Isle dancers have the world at their feet

Taking on the world were a group of Isle dancers recently who came third in a fierce competition. Earlier this year the youngest street dance crew ‘Street Beat Elite’ competed in the UK championships, winning first place at the Winter Gardens in...

 

The foodie traveller … finds the best saffron risotto in Milan

Risotto, the most typical of northern Italian dishes, actually has its origins in the south. It is believed that risotto giallo alla milanese originates from “rice with zafran” – a dish of pilau rice with saffron brought to Sicily by the Arabs. Today...

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