News archive from 30 August 2015, page 12

Bank holiday weather: 'thundery downpours' loom for southern England

Wet and windy weather will blight parts of the UK on Sunday, continuing a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend. Related: Bank holiday getaway hampered by road congestion, rail disruption and rain The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in...

 
Scunthorpe railway station goes full steam ahead and raises hundreds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Scunthorpe railway station goes full steam ahead and raises hundreds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice

TRAIN operator First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has raised £910 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe. Staff from FTPE raised £455 at a cake sale and fundraising day in May at the Scunthorpe railway station. FTPE donated money to the cause to match...

 

UUP votes to withdraw from government over Provisional IRA claims

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA (PIRA) still exists. UUP leader Mike Nesbitt proposed the exit in response to a police assessment that...

 
Angler: ‘I’m lucky to be alive after Doncaster riverside attack’

Angler: ‘I’m lucky to be alive after Doncaster riverside attack’

A Doncaster angler who was strangled and had white spirit poured down his throat during a terrifying attack says he is lucky to be alive. Daniel Cook, 25, was fishing alone in the River Don near Sprotbrough Falls - a popular location for night fishing...

 
'Show some compassion' says motorist hit with fine as he took mum-in-law, aged 100, to the loo

'Show some compassion' says motorist hit with fine as he took mum-in-law, aged 100, to the loo

MOTORIST Jonathan Taylor is calling for compassion from parking wardens - after being hit with a fine while helping his 100-year-old mother-in-law to the toilet. The 65-year-old, from London Road in Oakhill, was taking mother-in-law Hilda to her...

 
Supermoon to light up Derbyshire’s sky TONIGHT

Supermoon to light up Derbyshire’s sky TONIGHT

A Supermoon is to light up the late-summer night sky this evening. Tonight’s full moon will be just 222,631 miles from earth – one of the closest approaches of the year – so it will appear very big and bright. The moon is usally more than 238,000...

 
Ex-Doncaster soldier’s epic charity challenges to help wounded veterans

Ex-Doncaster soldier’s epic charity challenges to help wounded veterans

Most of us use our time off in the summer to relax, sit back and enjoy whatever sunshine we can get. But not Doncaster man Paul Bristow. Paul Bristow at his sky dive challenge. For the ex-soldier has spent the last couple of weeks taking on a series...

 
Furniture brand opens new store in Doncaster

Furniture brand opens new store in Doncaster

A Scandinavian furniture giant has chosen South Yorkshire as the location for its latest UK store after being attracted by the town's "smaller, but busier retail environment'. Home furnishing retailer JYSK has opened its new store in the...

 
Scunthorpe man flying high after launching new business operating drones

Scunthorpe man flying high after launching new business operating drones

A SCUNTHORPE-born man is flying high after launching a new company specialising in operating drones. Richard Gill, operations director at Ocuair, has seen the potential in the unmanned air vehicles (UAV), which captures images with either a video...

 

Birmingham supercar garage blaze: Sheikh owner reveals £1 million damage

The Bahrain sheikh who owns a city centre building gutted when arsonists torched a string of stored luxury motors has revealed £1 million worth of damage was caused in the attack. And Sheikh Mohammad believes the five-strong band of raiders, who used...

 

How Birmingham paid £6.5 million for ONE DAY of World War 1

It was the week-long propaganda exercise that saw the whole of Birmingham scrape together enough cash to pay for 24 hours of warfare on the Western Front . A staggering sum of more than £6.5 MILLION. And it was prompted by one tank rumbling into the...

 

North Wales Walks: Portmeirion, Gwynedd

The walk highlights the achievements of Victorian engineers as well as exploring the whimsy of an eminent architect, providing stunning coastal views of Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia. The completion of the Cob embankment across the...

 

Catching fire: Burning Man is sparking sister festivals around the world

Nearly 70,000 participants are gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock desert for alternative arts festival Burning Man, which begins today (Sunday). Visitors can expect 5.7 square miles of giant flaming art, surreal costumes, a collection of esoteric...

 

Time to embrace the horrors of your Spotify playlist data

As Observer-reading ABC1 cultural consumers, our carefully cultivated tastes in film, in literature and in oak-aged cheeses are the exquisite hand-crafted carnival masks that we wear as armour in the awkward middle-class dinner party of life. But the...

 

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift do battle at MTV Video Music Awards

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will battle it out with top nominee Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards tonight. The British singer has six nominations to the American's seven, with her star-studded Bad Blood video receiving nods in...

 


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