News archive from 23 January 2016, page 13

Charity given £3,050 boost by Whitley Bay panto fans

Charity given £3,050 boost by Whitley Bay panto fans

Cash collected after performances of this winter’s professional panto at the Playhouse Whitley Bay, Blue Genie Entertainment’s version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has been handed over to north east children’s charity the Ellen Timney...

 
Johanna Konta makes history as she races into Australian Open fourth round

Johanna Konta makes history as she races into Australian Open fourth round

The British No1 was dominant throughout and beat her opponent 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour. Konta broke Allertova in the very first game of the match and took the first set in just 29 minutes. The win makes her the first Brit since Jo Durie in 1987...

Daily Star, 04:48 in Sport
 
US nuclear missile damaged in silo by airmen in 2014

US nuclear missile damaged in silo by airmen in 2014

Maintenance errors by three airmen damaged a nuclear-armed missile in its silo in 2014, the US Air Force says. It says the incident happened on 17 May that year, but caused no injuries and did not pose any risk to public safety. The Minuteman III...

BBC, 04:52 in World News
 

Victorian bushfires: back-burning not responsible for Wye river blaze

The Wye river fire that is still burning after destroying 116 homes along Victoria’s surf coast on Christmas Day was not caused by back-burning, an investigation has found. The inspector-general for emergency management Tony Pearce has found the...

 

Manchester United v Southampton Premier League: Team news, injury news, team line ups and TV times

Manchester United’s win at St Mary’s in September took them to the top of the table. It seemed to suggest that the real United were back! They weren’t. One thing’s for certain – 2016 has started better than 2015 finished: two draws and two wins,...

Metro, 05:03 in Sport
 

Chelsea transfer news: Alex Teixeira hijack likely, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi double raid, Eden...

Chelsea are arguably the team most in need of a transfer market shake-up this month, and there’s talk of some major moves in today’s gossip round up. The Blues are still languishing in 14th place in the Premier League table, and need to improve their...

Metro, 05:03 in Sport
 
Widower's 12-month heartache after wife killed on way home from animal centre

Widower's 12-month heartache after wife killed on way home from animal centre

A pensioner has spoken about life without his wife a year after she was knocked down and killed as they walked through Garston. Eddy and Sheila Harding, 78 and 70, were crossing St Mary’s Road last January when they were both struck by a silver Ford...

 
Sgorio's Dylan Ebenezer looks forward to the Word Cup Final

Sgorio's Dylan Ebenezer looks forward to the Word Cup Final

A victory for Denbigh Town over Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints in the Word Cup final would rank among the biggest shocks in Welsh football history, according to Sgorio presenter Dylan Ebenezer. Having swept aside top flight opponents...

 
North Wales restaurant review: The Oak (Y Dderwen), Glyn Ceiriog

North Wales restaurant review: The Oak (Y Dderwen), Glyn Ceiriog

It’s raining, it’s pouring – a pub roast is calling, as we drive through the Ceiriog Valley, once described by Lloyd George as “a little piece of heaven on earth”. I presume he visited on a dry day. I think it was the comedian Billy Connolly who once...

 
Penny's People: Val Shields talks about her life as a quiltmaker

Penny's People: Val Shields talks about her life as a quiltmaker

Making quilts has become one of the more unlikely hipster fads - with trendy souls reaching for the needle and thread at a remarkable rate. The ancient art of stitching together layers of fabric has never been more in fashion thanks to a resurgence in...

 
Pwllheli actor Richard Elfyn plays politics and prime ministers

Pwllheli actor Richard Elfyn plays politics and prime ministers

Actor Richard Elfyn has played a variety of influential leaders over the years, but no-one quite as scheming as Meirion Llywelyn, the acid-tongued First Minister in the S4C political drama Byw Celwydd. Byw Celwydd continues on Sunday with all the...

 
YOUR favourite Slimming World recipes

YOUR favourite Slimming World recipes

To help you get slim in the New Year, Slimming World have a number of delicious recipes to ensure a healthy, balanced diet you can enjoy for life. Over the past week, the Daily Post have been providing a diverse 7-day menu (including vegetarian...

 
Price rise blow for Leeds CityBus users

Price rise blow for Leeds CityBus users

Transport bosses are set to double the cost of journeys on the ‘hop on, hop off’ Leeds CityBus service. A flat fare of 50p has been in place since 2011 on the shuttle service, which connects key destinations in the city centre. But now operator First...

 

Photo essay: It’s turf at the top for an unsung Leeds United hero

Life’s a pitch for Kiel Barrett – and he loves every second of it. Kiel is head groundsman at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium, looking after the hallowed turf that has been graced over the years by the legendary likes of Billy Bremner, Eddie Gray...

 

Port Vale: Ben Purkiss hopes new owners have long-term plan

PORT Vale defender Ben Purkiss says he's not expecting the club to be sold to new owners with multi-millions to invest, but hopes they have a five-year plan for the club. Chairman Norman Smurthwaite has revealed he is in talks with three serious...

 


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