News archive from 21 August 2015, page 10

Couple's reception venue shuts days before wedding

A COUPLE have been left devastated after discovering by chance their wedding reception venue had closed - just days before the big day. Rachel Colclough will marry fiance of two years Craig Plant at Hanley Register Office tomorrow. They had been...

 
Revealed: Sky-high costs of public inquiry into Leeds trolleybus plans

Revealed: Sky-high costs of public inquiry into Leeds trolleybus plans

New figures today lay bare the eye-watering costs racked up by the public inquiry into Leeds's trolleybus plans. CLICK HERE FOR MORE YEP NEWS HEADLINES As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the overall bill for the taxpayer-funded...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Metallica promise to play biggest and most expensive show in history of Leeds Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Metallica promise to play biggest and most expensive show in history of Leeds Festival

Heavy metal legends Metallica have promised fans the biggest and most expensive stage show in the history of the Leeds Festival. The San Francisco four-piece are set to close this year’s festival and told attendees to expect “an unmissable and...

 

Outcry as Netflix excludes hundreds of workers from paid baby leave

Related: Hold the applause for Netflix: parental leave policy a tiny step not a giant leap Netflix has been criticised for excluding employees in its DVD-by-mail service from a benefit that gives up to a year of paid baby leave to workers in its more...

Guardian, 05:25 in Business
 

Hiking Tasmania's beautiful South Coast track – and how to survive it

It was not until I was looking over the rugged mountain ranges of south-west Tasmania, my stomach dropping with every bump of the six-seater plane from Hobart, that I realised just what I was in for – and that it was too late to turn back. I hadn’t...

Guardian, 05:28 in Travel
 

Delta Taxis apologises to mum of boy with Aspergers Syndrome

Delta Taxis has apologised to the mum of a boy with Asperger’s syndrome for the way one of its drivers allegedly treated him. Claire Brown, from Bootle, filed an official complaint with the Sefton-based cab firm after travelling in one of its vehicles...

 

IT manager charged with stealing £26,400 of equipment from Kensington school where he worked

The IT manager of a Kensington primary school appeared in court today charged with stealing £26,400 worth of equipment from his employers. Gerard Andrew Cullen, 26, is alleged to have then sold off the electrical items, including laptops and iPads,...

 

Public is to be asked what should we do with Liverpool's Bombed Out Church

Liverpool City Council is today launching a public consultation exercise on the future of the city’s ‘Bombed Out Church’. People are now being encouraged to complete a short on-line survey, which asks their views on the role St Luke’s should play in...

 
Rare Lorenzo Bartolini sculpture saved for nation

Rare Lorenzo Bartolini sculpture saved for nation

A classical sculpture has been saved for the nation by London's V&A museum and the National Galleries of Scotland. The Campbell Sisters Dancing a Waltz by Lorenzo Bartolini depicts the lives of fashionable and wealthy Britons in Florence in the...

BBC, 05:38 in Regional
 
John Woodhouse: Best thing about the Moorlands? Avoiding Amanda Holden

John Woodhouse: Best thing about the Moorlands? Avoiding Amanda Holden

FEW who've made their home in the Staffordshire Moorlands will be surprised at the revelation it's been named one of the best place to live in Britain, even more so than Wigan. The Peak District has fantastic scenery, Cheadle has Pugin's Gem, and Leek...

 
Derby County's Johnny Russell: We all know we have to perform to our best or be dropped

Derby County's Johnny Russell: We all know we have to perform to our best or be dropped

DERBY County supersub Johnny Russell admitted he deserved to be dropped for the midweek showdown against Middlesbrough. The Scotland international was left out of the Rams' starting line-up at the iPro Stadium on Tuesday night following Saturday's...

Burton Mail, 05:51 in Sport
 
Revealed: The real reason West Ham didn't sign ex-Newcastle ace Joey Barton

Revealed: The real reason West Ham didn't sign ex-Newcastle ace Joey Barton

The east London side came close to bringing in the ex-Newcastle star on a free transfer. And it was thought at the time that a fans' revolt was the main reason why the club failed to snap him up. But Sullivan has now revealed the real reason.

Daily Star, 05:51 in Sport
 
Gwynedd solar farm the size of 16 football pitches would power more than 1300 homes

Gwynedd solar farm the size of 16 football pitches would power more than 1300 homes

A solar farm the size of 16 football pitches which would produce enough energy to power more than 1350 homes could be built in Gwynedd. Developer Luminous Energy Ltd wants to build a five megawatts solar farm on 29 acres of land at Llwyndyrus Farm, Y...

 
Ben Cockayne could finish career at Hull KR after signing new deal

Ben Cockayne could finish career at Hull KR after signing new deal

BEN Cockayne believes he 'could see out his career' at Hull KR after signing a new contract. The 32-year-old needed little persuading to sign a new deal at the club - and is eager to repay the continued faith from the Robins in years to come. Cockayne...

 
TV Preview: Air Crash: The Downing Of Flight 8509 - Five, 8pm

TV Preview: Air Crash: The Downing Of Flight 8509 - Five, 8pm

Air Crash: The Downing Of Flight 8509 - Five, 8pm CONTINUING its season of programmes aimed at those flying out on holiday the following morning, Five looks at the case of Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, which crashed less than a minute after take-off...

 


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