News archive from 22 December 2014, page 17

Tap dancing teenager from Earl Shilton comes first in world championships

Tap dancing teenager from Earl Shilton comes first in world championships

A tap dancing teenager has won gold representing England in the world championships. Olivia Huckvale, 15, of Earl Shilton, took part in the World Tap Championships in Germany earlier this month in the England Tap Team, as part of dance company Tap...

 
Helen Flanagan 'three months pregnant with first child'

Helen Flanagan 'three months pregnant with first child'

FORMER Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan is three months pregnant with her first baby, it has been reported. It is believed that her baby is due in June. Previously Helen, 24, has said she wants up to four children with her boyfriend,...

 

Tara Palmer Tomkinson arrested over tantrum because she couldn't get into first class lounge

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been cautioned by police after a "disturbance' at Heathrow Airport. The 42-year-old "It girl' was arrested by armed officers following her reaction to being refused access to a first-class lounge, The Sun...

Metro, 07:27 in Hot News
 
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrested at Heathrow by armed police after flying into a rage

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrested at Heathrow by armed police after flying into a rage

TARA Palmer-Tomkinson was arrested and handcuffed by eight armed police at the weekend after flying into a rage at Heathrow. Tara, 42, swore and gesticulated at officers as they questioned her over her behaviour. The socialite tore out her hair...

 

"High value' items stolen in raid on Christie's auction house

A number of "high value' items have been stolen from renowned auction house Christie's. Jewellery, antiques and valuable works of art, including rare pieces by the famed house of Fabergé, were taken from the auctioneer's headquarters in King...

Metro, 07:27 in Hot News
 
PNE striker Beck on track!

PNE striker Beck on track!

Jermaine Beckford hopes that he is now in the scoring groove for Preston after netting their winner in the weekend victory over Peterborough. The striker’s goal late in the first half at London Road was his first in PNE colours since joining on loan...

 
Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies at age of 80

Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies at age of 80

Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop composers and singers in the German-speaking world, has died at the age of 80. The Austrian-born artist died of heart failure in Switzerland just two weeks after his last concert. In a career spanning five...

BBC, 07:28 in Art & Culture
 
Former Death Row Scot set to marry on Christmas Eve.. just weeks after being freed from jail term

Former Death Row Scot set to marry on Christmas Eve.. just weeks after being freed from jail term

FORMER Death Row Scot Kenny Richey is to marry on Christmas Eve – weeks after being freed from a jail term. The ceremony will take place at the home in Tupelo, Mississippi, which he shares with fiancee Karen Charves. But Edinburgh-born Richey, 50,...

 

Kingfisher sells stake in B&Q China business for $219 million

The deal is conditional on Chinese Ministry of Commerce approval and, if approved, is expected to close during the first half of 2015. (Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Neil Maidment)

Reuters, 07:30 in Business
 
Hundreds sign petition to save “vital” bank

Hundreds sign petition to save “vital” bank

A petition that was started to stop the closure of the NatWest bank has received more than 260 signatures. NatWest announced plans earlier this month to close its branch on Crown Street due to a ten per cent drop in branch transactions in the last few...

 
 Runaway Jury' prank lands James Lorne in jail after text threat' to friend in Hull rape case

"Runaway Jury' prank lands James Lorne in jail after text "threat' to friend in Hull rape case

A MAN has been jailed for sending his friend who was sitting on a jury in a high-profile rape trial a "prank" text stating: "If you find them guilty I will find you." Married father-of-two James Lorne, 40, based the prank on the...

 
Woman charged with attempted murder of her 86-year-old mother

Woman charged with attempted murder of her 86-year-old mother

A WOMAN has appeared in court, charged with the attempted murder of her 86-year-old mother. Linda Hutchinson, 58, appeared at North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court. She was charged with the attempted murder of Alicia Delna Maw. The charge followed an...

 
OPINION: No debate over who is no 1

OPINION: No debate over who is no 1

Without wanting to sound too blase it would have been a major shock if Sheffield hadn't been named the best city for countryside lovers to live in. More than 5,000 votes – or 71 per cent of the total – were cast for Sheffield in the online Countryfile...

 
Final affordable housing scheme homes handed over in Queensway

Final affordable housing scheme homes handed over in Queensway

The final homes at a new affordable housing scheme in Leamington have been completed and handed over to Waterloo Housing Group. The first residents have already moved into their properties at Regal Park which is part of the Deeley Group’s wider...

 
PG is wrong on so many levels about the gravy train

PG is wrong on so many levels about the gravy train

One recent letter writer suggested that council officers spend hours cycling around and claiming generous expenses for it. Like the joke about multi-storey car parks, I'm sorry to say he is wrong on so many levels. Speaking as an individual who...

 


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