News archive from 25 May 2016, page 17

Nottingham 'pay it forward' cafe scheme for the needy could close soon without donations

Nottingham 'pay it forward' cafe scheme for the needy could close soon without donations

Joseph West is just one of around 100 people each week who have fallen on hard times and are being fed by a cafe's lifeline scheme. But unless The Granby Kitchen, in Station Street, can find enough donations, the community project will have to close...

 
Fracking - how will it affect landowners?

Fracking - how will it affect landowners?

0 Have your say There is a lot of political discussion about fracking but, whether for or against it, you need to know what may practically happen if someone wants to frack your land. The Government changed the law to allow gas companies to frack...

 
Japan told G7 finmins it will raise sales tax - Aso

Japan told G7 finmins it will raise sales tax - Aso

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday he told his G7 counterparts at a finance leaders' meeting last week that his country will proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike next year. But he sidestepped a question in parliament from an...

Reuters, 06:20 in Business
 
Exclusive: U.S. queries AB InBev on distribution incentives amid merger probe

Exclusive: U.S. queries AB InBev on distribution incentives amid merger probe

WASHINGTON U.S. antitrust officials are investigating Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) over its new incentives that encourage independent distributors to sell more of its own beer brands at the expense of competing craft brews, two people with knowledge...

Reuters, 06:20 in Business
 

900 homes planned outside Lincolnshire town

Up to 650 new homes could be built on land opened up by a new Food Enterprise Zone. The news came at a meeting of Lincolnshire County Council's Economic Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday, May 24. The food zone at Holbeach will provide space for agri-tech...

 

Drivers face 10p an hour rise in Hull city centre car-parking charges

DRIVERS will face a hike in city centre parking charges for the first time in two years. Hull City Council will increase on-street charges by 10p per hour – a six per cent rise. The council says the move is needed to offset lost parking income caused...

 
Suspended top Scots cop stole beef, cream and a torch from Tesco

Suspended top Scots cop stole beef, cream and a torch from Tesco

A SENIOR officer at Police Scotland appeared in court yesterday accused of stealing joints of beef from Tesco. John Mauger, a former assistant chief constable at the old Central Scotland force, is also accused of shoplifting a torch, suntan cream and...

 

Watch: Red-light jumping drivers don't come much worse than this

The video will start in 8s Cancel Click to play The Live Event you are trying to watch is either unavailable or has not started Please refresh this page in your browser to reload this live event video This is the moment a driver decides to ignore the...

 
250-year-old cottage up for sale: Yours for £325,000

250-year-old cottage up for sale: Yours for £325,000

Walk down Main Street away from St Michael's Church and the village heart and you'll find a 250-year-old cottage sitting in this busy village location. A former farmhouse, this is a home that combines the character of the past with modern additions...

 
Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

KABUL The Afghan Taliban have named Haibatullah Akhunzada their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday that gave the group's first official confirmation that former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone...

 

Paying the ultimate price on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI On his way down from the top of Mount Everest, Indian mountaineer Nava Kumar Phukon saw the woman sway from side to side - a classic sign of severe mountain sickness - as snow and fog reduced visibility to less than 10 feet (3...

 

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening higher

(ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development. See the bottom of the report) LONDON May 25 Financial...

 
Gang of four from Corby who made ‘amateurish’ attempt to recover stolen property given community order

Gang of four from Corby who made ‘amateurish’ attempt to recover stolen property given community order

Two men and two women who took part in an “amateurish” attempt to reclaim stolen rings from a suspected thief have been ordered to complete 50 hours unpaid work. Gareth Hubbort, Samanatha Hubbort, Matthew Williams and Elizabeth Williams forced a man...

 
Northamptonshire balloon crash passenger ‘hopes to be released from hospital soon’

Northamptonshire balloon crash passenger ‘hopes to be released from hospital soon’

0 Have your say A woman who suffered burns after a hot air balloon accident in Northamptonshire is recovering well in hospital. The 22-year-old was in an air balloon over Earls Barton on Sunday when it descended rapidly into a field off Northampton...

 

Daventry volunteer in regional final of community hero campaign

0 Have your say DACT volunteer Dennis Clayton has been chosen as a finalist for the Anglia region in the ‘community hero of the year’ category in the Britain Has Spirit campaign. The public can now vote for their regional winners via...

 


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