News archive from 25 December 2014, page 19

Threave boss concedes derby result was fair

Threave boss concedes derby result was fair

Threave Rovers boss Euan Brydson had no complaints about the result of Saturday’s Stewartry derby. While three Dalbeattie Star goals in an eight-minute spell proved to be the difference at Meadow Park, Brydson believes the 4-1 scoreline was a fair...

 
Christmas saved for heartbroken family

Christmas saved for heartbroken family

A dying mum whose life savings were stolen by thugs can now afford a perfect final family Christmas - thanks to the

 
Christmas saved for heartbroken family

Christmas saved for heartbroken family

A dying mum whose life savings were stolen by thugs can now afford a perfect final family Christmas - thanks to the

 

Stargazers share pictures of International Space Station after UK flypast on Christmas night

It might not be Santa's sleigh - but sky-watchers on Christmas night were still treated to a wonderful spectacle after spotting the International Space Station streaking across the skies of the United Kingdom. Conditions were perfect for onlookers to...

Metro, 09:11 in Hot News
 

Truce football match 'romanticised'

It is the enduring image of Christmas conciliation, but historians have warned that the First World War truce football match said to have taken place one hundred years ago today is at risk of being misremembered. Experts said the story of the football...

 
Christmas mission to keep homeless warm and dry

Christmas mission to keep homeless warm and dry

A former homeless man is returning to the streets with his family to help others without a roof over their heads this Christmas. Kenneth Masterson, 41, a recovering alcoholic, from Bamber Bridge – who has been in trouble with the law – says he has...

 
Flat blaze lucky escape

Flat blaze lucky escape

A PRESTON couple had a lucky escape after they returned home on Christmas Eve to find their flat ablaze. People living around the fourth floor apartment were evacuated as crews using dry powder and wearing breathing apparatus spent two hours tackling...

 

Mirfield and Upper Hopton crime update

Criminals broke into a canal boat in Shepley Bridge Marina at around 6pm on Monday December 15 before setting off an on-board fire extinguisher. A Ford Transit van was stolen in Knowl Road, Eastthorpe on December 15 at around ,9pm. Later that evening,...

 
Behaviour at Thorne school is ‘outstanding’

Behaviour at Thorne school is ‘outstanding’

A Thorne school has proved it is top of the class when it comes to behaviour - and has been praised by education watchdog Ofsted. Thorne Green Top Primary School was previously visited by the government education watchdog in March 2013 when it was...

 
Christmas saved for heartbroken family

Christmas saved for heartbroken family

A dying mum whose life savings were stolen by thugs can now afford a perfect final family Christmas - thanks to the

 

Risks of loom bands lodged in noses

There is an urgent need for more awareness of the dangers of loom bands amid the potential for the popular children's accessory to become lodged in their noses, a report has warned. Four children were treated at a Scottish hospital in just one week...

 

Risks of loom bands lodged in noses

There is an urgent need for more awareness of the dangers of loom bands amid the potential for the popular children's accessory to become lodged in their noses, a report has warned. Four children were treated at a Scottish hospital in just one week...

 

Risks of loom bands lodged in noses

There is an urgent need for more awareness of the dangers of loom bands amid the potential for the popular children's accessory to become lodged in their noses, a report has warned. Four children were treated at a Scottish hospital in just one week...

 
Strongman leadership returns to grip Egypt and divide Libya

Strongman leadership returns to grip Egypt and divide Libya

In Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia – three countries that toppled three dictators nearly four years ago – 2014 marked something of a comeback for the concept of strongman leadership. In Egypt, that comeback was the most pronounced. Former army chief Abdel...

 
Sants has been! – now we want to see your Christmas photos

Sants has been! – now we want to see your Christmas photos

Merry Christmas everyone - we all hope Santa Claus has been good to you this year. Now we want you to share those amazing moments when the gifts were unwrapped so we can all see what you got! Send us a snap of yourself or a loved-one with favourite...

 


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