News archive from 22 December 2018

Mum and partner guilty of neglect after tragic toddler starved to death in filthy flat

The parents of a toddler who died are behind bars after they admitted to neglecting her throughout her short life. Margaret Wade, 38, and Marie Sweeney, 37, were living with Lauren Wade in a filthy flat described by one detective as the worst he had...

 
Talking Horses: Fiesole can plunder major Ascot prize for Olly Murphy

Talking Horses: Fiesole can plunder major Ascot prize for Olly Murphy

When it comes to getting-out races, there are few all year to match the £150,000 handicap hurdle which closes the traditional pre-Christmas card at Ascot on Saturday afternoon. Once the Ladbroke at Leopardstown but now sponsored by Betfair, Saturday’s...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
Jadon Sancho’s dazzling finish helps Dortmund bounce back from defeat

Jadon Sancho’s dazzling finish helps Dortmund bounce back from defeat

Jadon Sancho’s fine finish set Borussia Dortmund up for a home win over Mönchengladbach as the Bundesliga leaders bounced back from their first league loss to restore their nine-point cushion. The teenage England winger picked up a pass from...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 

Drivers can help us to tackle school parking nightmare

I WRITE in response to Dave Bastow's letter, pleading for Headlands school and KMC to sort out dangerous crossing/parking situation out side school. Believe me we try!! However, we must set aside the crossing patrol problem as a separate issue. Over...

 
Police rescue stowaway-held ship and detain four men

Police rescue stowaway-held ship and detain four men

Police have rescued a ship that had been stuck for hours in the Thames estuary after stowaways had allegedly threatened its crew. Essex police said four men have been detained under the Immigration Act after they had initially been called on Friday...

 
Spinal surgery for unborn babies to be available on NHS

Spinal surgery for unborn babies to be available on NHS

Spinal surgery for unborn babies with the birth defect spina bifida is to be made routinely available on the NHS in England, officials have announced. The surgery involves repairing the spinal tissue of the baby while it is still in the womb. It can...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 
First-time buyer numbers rise: 'I was saving for a lifetime'

First-time buyer numbers rise: 'I was saving for a lifetime'

Joe Brewer, from Dartford in Kent, moved into his two-bedroom terrace with girlfriend Stacy a month ago. "It's a big relief getting in there. It really took a long time but it has paid off. It seemed I was saving for a lifetime!" says the...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 
Number of young families owning homes rises after 30-year fall

Number of young families owning homes rises after 30-year fall

A three-decade period in which it became ever harder for young families to buy their own home has come to an end, analysis of official statistics has revealed. House prices have fallen or remained stagnant over the last two years, in part because of...

Guardian, 00:35 in Business
 
Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp makes BOLD Premier League points prediction after Wolves win

Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp makes BOLD Premier League points prediction after Wolves win

The Reds kept up their fantastic start to the season with a 2-0 win at Wolves on Friday night. The victory moved the unbeaten Reds four points clear of Manchester City, who play their game in hand at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Klopp’s men...

Daily Star, 00:35 in Sport
 

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Wolves 0 Liverpool 2: Salah and Van Dijk on target as Reds pull clear of Man City at top

Wolves 0 Liverpool 2: Salah and Van Dijk on target as Reds pull clear of Man City at top

Goals from Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk extended their lead to four points and ensured they can’t be displaced as the Christmas No.1. And the last four sides to be top of the pile when the Queen is making her speech, ended up finishing Premier League...

Daily Star, 00:35 in Sport
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Time to value child protection staff – the unsung heroes of society

THE SPECIALIST staff who work in the child protection and welfare sectors are, in many respects, the unsung heroes of society. The very nature of their work, dealing with the most vulnerable children whose anonymity is protected by law, means they...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Cold comfort as GP waiting times this increase amid dither and delay

IT can only be hoped that the Government – and the rest of the country – does not catch a cold after NHS political surgery had to be put on hold because of the Brexit paralysis. Not only did Ministers fail to publish long-overdue plans for the NHS,...

 
Best albums of 2018: Kacey Musgraves, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Arctic Monkeys

Best albums of 2018: Kacey Musgraves, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Arctic Monkeys

Kacey Musgraves' unabashedly romantic Golden Hour was the music critics' favourite album of 2018. The "space country" record, which was written as the star fell in love with her husband, has topped a "poll of polls" compiled by BBC...

BBC, 00:56 in Art & Culture
 
Lost Voice Guy: Why 2018 was 'a big year for disability'

Lost Voice Guy: Why 2018 was 'a big year for disability'

Billy Monger winning a prize at Sports Personality of the Year, paratriathlete Lauren Steadman in the semi-final of Strictly and Anne Hegerty in I'm a Celebrity. They all happened in 2018 and are all reasons why Lee Ridley - better known as Lost Voice...

BBC, 00:56 in Art & Culture
 


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