News archive from 27 June 2013, page 10

Four accused of helping Britain’s ‘most-wanted fugitive’ in court in Burnley

Four accused of helping Britain’s ‘most-wanted fugitive’ in court in Burnley

POLICE investigating how one of Britain's most wanted fugitives managed to evade capture for four years have charged four people after a series of early morning raids in Manchester yesterday morning. Officers from Titan (the North West Regional...

 
Hooded youths rob girls in Polesworth park attack

Hooded youths rob girls in Polesworth park attack

The offenders demanded the girls handed over their £30 cash, which they took before running off. The girls were unhurt but shaken by the incident which happened at around 7pm on Saturday June 22. **SALE** 20% Discount On ALL Your Flat Roofing Needs...

 
Opening times at police station set to be cut

Opening times at police station set to be cut

Hours could be cut at Harborough police station's front enquiry desk under proposals being considered by the county force. It comes following a review by Leicestershire Police into its front counter services which revealed the Leicester Road station...

 

Civil servants to stage pay demos

Civil servants will end a three-month campaign of strikes and other forms of industrial action over pay, jobs, pensions and working conditions with demonstrations in Peterborough and other sites across the country. Members of the Public and Commercial...

 
Chairman of the District signs off in style

Chairman of the District signs off in style

Last year's Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales has signed off in style with a £5,700 presentation to the local Army regiment. Councillor Tony Millward, whose civic year ended at the district council’s annual meeting last month, raised...

 

Rain stays away for festival crowd

The rain has stayed away for the thousands of music fans arriving at Glastonbury Festival. Sunshine even broke through the clouds over Worthy Farm in Somerset as festival-goers trudged miles with rucksacks, tents and sleeping bags to reach the...

 
Another pub bites the dust amid tough trading times

Another pub bites the dust amid tough trading times

Another north Northumberland pub has been forced to close, with the landlords citing weather, economy and the bank as the key factors. Alison and Bob Culverwell have had the Masons Arms at Stamford Cott, Rennington, for the past nine years, but they...

 
Longridge Towers marks anniversary

Longridge Towers marks anniversary

Longridge Towers School is celebrating its 30th year by holding a family fun day on Saturday, June 29. All pupils, past and present, are invited to attend, including those who were at St Mary’s Convent. It starts at 12noon with the official unveiling...

 

VIDEO: See some of our Pets on Parade entrants

Here are some of the entries in our Taylors Corn Stores Pets on Parade competition for 2013. We have had dozens and dozens of entries and we are compiling them now so we can run all of them in the paper, so watch out for that. We have had lots of cute...

 

Fire devastates Weedon factory

A video showing the damage from a fire that tore through Quality Nuts Ltd in Weedon this morning (Wednesday). Almost 100 fire fighters tackled the blaze at Cavalry Hill Industrial Park after receiving a call at 3.30am. The fire is now under control...

 

Warning on hospital diabetes care

Some hospitals are doing people with diabetes "more harm than good", a charity has warned after figures suggested that every year thousands of patients develop a life-threatening but preventable complication due to poor care. Over a five-day...

 
Minister’s blow to Field Farm hopes

Minister’s blow to Field Farm hopes

A Government minister has said that "uninteresting fields' and even greenbelt could be built on under Government plans - dealing a blow to campaigners fighting local housing plans. Planning Minister Nick Boles’ comments were made in a letter to...

 
Whitnash ten-year-old set to don chef’s hat

Whitnash ten-year-old set to don chef’s hat

The family of boy who suffers from a rare brain disorder - but who loves to cook - have won a £10,000 kitchen thanks to the Modern Homes and Courier/Weekly News competition. And Jordan Rees, aged 10, can’t wait to get to grips with the kitchen and...

 

Female kidney and bladder cancers diagnosed late

"Women with kidney or bladder cancer are twice as likely as men to need multiple visits to their doctor before being diagnosed," reports The Daily Telegraph. Previous research has found that in England there is a slightly higher five-year...

 
VIDEO: Brave mum shares anguish of losing her young son

VIDEO: Brave mum shares anguish of losing her young son

Karly's former boyfriend Jason Redgrave was sentenced to eight years in prison last June - and will serve just half of that - after being convicted of Ethan's manslaughter. Redgrave shook and hit Ethan so hard while babysitting him that the tiny tot...

 


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