News archive from 21 February 2014, page 19

Beeford targeted in spate of crimes

Beeford targeted in spate of crimes

Police have responded to spate of crime in Beeford by conducting a widespread letter drop to warn householders of thieves on the prowl. Officers also spoke to many residents to make them aware of the incidents and to offer helpful advice on crime...

 

Rebekah Brooks: I didn’t know source of every story

Rebekah Brooks has denied any knowledge of phone hacking while she edited the News of the World (NotW), insisting it was impossible for her to know the source of every story that appeared in the tabloid. As she took to the witness box for the first...

Scotsman, 08:15 in Hot News
 
Hit-and-run driver is jailed for two years

Hit-and-run driver is jailed for two years

A hit-and-run driver who struck a cyclist - whose arm was later amputated - and laid a false trail for police officers has been sent to prison for two years. Danny Hollowell, 25, of Northampton, wept in the dock when he appeared at Northampton Crown...

 

Video: Armed raid at Halifax shop

Dramatic CCTV footage captures the moment a masked man, brandishing a machete, was given chase by an Ovenden newsagent. The video captures the man, as he enters Ovenden Convenience Store threatening employee Mohammed Rafiq with a machete. The brave...

 
Death of Barnsley man ‘unexplained’, say police

Death of Barnsley man ‘unexplained’, say police

Police are investigating the "unexplained' death of a man in Barnsley. The family of Gary Roy Collins, of Sackville Street, called police to raise concerns for his welfare on Tuesday. After gaining access to his house, officers found the body of...

 

'Sorry, we're busy' - Ambulance service slammed after no-show to assault 'carnage'

The Mail understands both were discharged from hospital the next day and are recovering at home.

 
Gainsborough: Artist’s portrait of Cruft’s Best in Show to be unveiled next month

Gainsborough: Artist’s portrait of Cruft’s Best in Show to be unveiled next month

The portrait of the Best in Show at Crufts 2013 by a Gainsborough artist will be unveiled at Crufts 2014. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Ch Soletrader Peek a Boo, known across the world as Jilly, was painted by Paul Doyle and the piece will be unveiled...

 
The pitch was a DISGRACE! Tim Sherwood slams Dnipro after Spurs loss

The pitch was a DISGRACE! Tim Sherwood slams Dnipro after Spurs loss

A late penalty from Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka sealed victory for former Tottenham boss Juande Ramos, giving Dnipro a 1-0 advantage. But Sherwood was critical of the pitch in Ukraine - a country gripped by political protests in capital Kiev....

 

Police officer arrested over fraud

A serving police officer has been arrested as part of a fraud investigation. Norfolk Police said the officer, a constable serving with the force, had been suspended from duty as a result of the arrest and the matter had been referred to the...

 

Police X-ray 'diamond thief' Briton

Australian police searching for a stolen diamond worth more than £100,000 have X-rayed a British tourist suspected of swallowing it. The rare pink diamond was snatched from a jewellery store in the northern city of Cairns last weekend by a man who...

 
The ‘lost generation’ of Leeds pre-school children

The ‘lost generation’ of Leeds pre-school children

A LOST generation of young Leeds children are turning up to their first day of school unable to feed themselves, still wearing nappies and many of them speaking no English at all. Experts say huge numbers of children – many from the city’s poorest...

 

100 practices 'may shut amid cuts'

Around 100 GP practices could be forced to close due to cuts in national funding, leaving patients in rural areas without a GP, doctors' leaders have warned. Changes to how practices are paid mean some could no longer be viable, despite the fact some...

 

With WhatsApp deal, Sequoia Capital burnishes reputation

The discussion never got serious and Sequoia never invested in Facebook. But now, Sequoia is getting the last laugh. With the sale of its protégé company message service WhatsApp to Zuckerberg's Facebook for $19 billion, Sequoia found a way to make...

 
Letter: Review Harrogate’s pedestrian crossing timings

Letter: Review Harrogate’s pedestrian crossing timings

Safety review urgently needed Timings of lights on at least some well-used crossings in Harrogate ought to be reviewed for safety. An example is the crossing from Bettys on West Park/Parliament Street to the cenotaph. The lights here are green for...

 
Pan fire in Halifax

Pan fire in Halifax

Fire crews were called to and adress in Halifax amid reports of a flat fire. When they turned up to Ryburn House at 7.40pm yesterday (Wednesday) it turned out to be a smoke-only kitchen fire caused by a pan that had been left on the stove and...

 


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