News archive from 25 May 2016, page 15

Crewe Alexandra: Steve Davis will do all he can to return winning football to Gresty Road

STEVE Davis admits he has been at odds with the perceived 'Crewe way' and insists he will do all he can to produce a winning team in League Two next season. Davis believes winning matches remains the most important of the criteria he must meet as Alex...

 

Children shelter under stairs to survive blast

SCUNTHORPE people living on a street in Crosby were fortunate to escape injury – or worse – early in the Second World War on October 27, 1940. A number of incendiary and high explosive bombs were scattered over a wide area by the German Luftwaffe....

 
Superfast broadband will miss 96% target for Wales

Superfast broadband will miss 96% target for Wales

Wales will not hit the original 96% superfast broadband target for the country - but is the best connected Celtic nation. The Welsh Government announced in 2014 that it wanted to have fast fibre internet in 96% of Welsh homes and businesses by Spring...

 
Cost of care for vulnerable adults in Gateshead could be set to soar

Cost of care for vulnerable adults in Gateshead could be set to soar

A consultation which could cost the families of vulnerable adults hundreds of pounds is under way. Gateshead Council is consulting on a range of changes to how it funds community care and residential care services. On Tuesday the authority’s cabinet...

 
Plans for Ponteland two-tier school system move a step closer

Plans for Ponteland two-tier school system move a step closer

Plans for the majority of schools in Ponteland to switch to a two-tier system have moved a step closer – despite mass opposition from campaigners. Northumberland County Council launched a public consultation in March on switching from a first, middle...

 
Hundreds of lives could be saved after Great North Air Ambulance trials new technique

Hundreds of lives could be saved after Great North Air Ambulance trials new technique

Hundreds of lives could be saved after the Great North Air Ambulance started trialling a new technique. From now on the charity will carry Fresh Frozen Plasma on board the aircraft, which can help blood clots to form in order to stop bleeding. The...

 
EgyptAir MS804: Now investigators DENY an explosion brought down doomed passenger jet

EgyptAir MS804: Now investigators DENY an explosion brought down doomed passenger jet

The reason the Airbus A320 carrying 66 people – including Briton Richard Osman – crashed into the Mediterranean last Thursday remains a mystery almost a week later. And a forensics expert at a Cairo morgue yesterday claimed some of the 80 body parts...

 
Exclusive: Sanofi to unveil challenge to Medivation's board - sources

Exclusive: Sanofi to unveil challenge to Medivation's board - sources

France's Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) is preparing to name candidates it will put forward to replace the entire board of U.S. cancer drug company Medivation Inc (MDVN.O) as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter. Sanofi has threatened...

Reuters, 05:43 in Business
 

Dad Dean Park drowned taking Christmas Day beach walk to clear head after row

A FATHER-OF-FOUR from Hull drowned on Christmas Day after he went for a walk to clear his head following a heated disagreement over cooking, an inquest has heard today. Dean Park, 43, originally of Bransholme, had spent the day with partner Alison...

 
Flint schoolchildren threaten their own headteacher with legal action over lack of loos

Flint schoolchildren threaten their own headteacher with legal action over lack of loos

Flintshire schoolchildren have threatened to take legal action against their own headteacher. Students at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School are furious over the lack of toilets for male pupils at the Flint school. A group of 14 boys have said they...

 
Missing Caernarfon woman Avril Whitfield's family 'not giving up hope'

Missing Caernarfon woman Avril Whitfield's family 'not giving up hope'

A new picture of missing Avril Whitfield has been released by her distraught partner. Stephen Evans, 64, says he is not giving up hope that the 57-year-old, who was last seen on April 1, is still alive. Over the weekend, North Wales Police carried out...

 
Athletics: Track ace Ben loves life as a Perth Harrier

Athletics: Track ace Ben loves life as a Perth Harrier

Middle-distance runner Ben Greenwood has plans to further enhance the reputation of Perth Strathtay Harriers. The 17-year-old continues to impress and is one of the country’s hot prospects in both the 800m and 1500m. And he added to a growing number...

 
Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. In a statement, the Taliban acknowledged Mansour's death for the first time and named his successor as Mawlawi Haibatullah...

BBC, 05:48 in World News
 

After benefits of cheap oil, India counts cost of reduced Gulf remittances

NEW DELHI Having quit his low-paid job with a contractor in Qatar, electrician Kurian Joseph scrabbles for work each day in his hometown in Kerala, a southwestern state that has one of India's highest unemployment rates. He's a casualty of the global...

 
The pick of this month's new businesses

The pick of this month's new businesses

This month saw butter spreading business Offundo begin trading, the opening of an all-you-can-eat dessert cafe and the launch of human resources firm My HR Hub. Offundo Name: Kevin and Julie Whitehead Age: 60 and 57 Address: Gotham What does your...

 


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