News archive from 30 December 2015, page 14

Chloroform and anti-freeze chemicals found in fake alcohol: Safety warning issued in run up to New Year's Eve

Chloroform and anti-freeze chemicals found in fake alcohol: Safety warning issued in run up to New Year's Eve

Drinkers planning to celebrate the new year with their favourite tipple risk blindness or even death if they buy fakealcoholic drinks, Trading Standards has warned. Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit booze have been seized in the run-up to...

 
Hard-up tenants are evicted from homes

Hard-up tenants are evicted from homes

MORE than 130 struggling tenants have been evicted from their homes in just 12 months – because they have not paid their rent. Latest figures show that 132 people were thrown out of their properties in Stoke-on-Trent from October 2014 to September...

 
Storm Frank set to bring more flood misery

Storm Frank set to bring more flood misery

Areas of the North West already hit by severe flooding are set to be assaulted by a fresh wave of misery as Storm Frank sweeps in this evening. The Met Office has issued amber “be prepared” warnings for rain in the North West, plus Strathclyde;...

 
Burglar fled after Northamptonshire pub owner found him trying to steal cash from fruit machine

Burglar fled after Northamptonshire pub owner found him trying to steal cash from fruit machine

A burglar broke into a Northamptonshire pub in the early hours of Boxing Day and tried to steal cash from a fruit machine. A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said the Fiddler’s pub in Wellingborough Road, Northampton, was broken into just after...

 
Facebook lawsuit against fugitive's lawyers is thrown out

Facebook lawsuit against fugitive's lawyers is thrown out

NEW YORK A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out Facebook Inc's unusual malicious prosecution lawsuit against DLA Piper and two other law firms that have represented a fugitive who claimed a 50 percent stake in the social media company....

 
Afghan businessman accused of bribing US soldiers

Afghan businessman accused of bribing US soldiers

US prosecutors have filed charges against an Afghan businessman accused of bribing American soldiers to win multi-million dollar contracts. The FBI alleges Hikmatullah Shadman gave at least two US soldiers bundles of $100 notes to win inflated deals...

BBC, 05:15 in World News
 
Burton rower Haywood wins silver medal

Burton rower Haywood wins silver medal

BURTON Leander rower Matt Haywood won a silver medal at the British Rowing Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley Velo Park in London. Hundreds of rowers and rowing machines filled the iconic Olympic Velodrome, to compete for medals in their various...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 

Burton & District Pool League: Royal Oak make their move in search for Tuesday League title

THE final destination of the Burton & District Tuesday Pool League crown is still anybody's guess heading into 2016. It is still possible for the current top three sides – Grange Lions, Royal Oak and Beacon Rams – to finish in any combination,...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 
British Superbikes: Anvil Hire Yamaha complete first shakedown of early-spec 2016 bike in Spain

British Superbikes: Anvil Hire Yamaha complete first shakedown of early-spec 2016 bike in Spain

SWADLINCOTE-based British Superbikes team Anvil Hire Yamaha has completed a positive shakedown test of its new bike ahead of the 2016 season. The team have now returned home following the first test at Spain's Cartagena circuit All three riders –...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 
Matt Roome wants Gresley to kick on in 2016 after impressive win over Spalding United

Matt Roome wants Gresley to kick on in 2016 after impressive win over Spalding United

MATT Roome admits Gresley's 3-0 victory at Spalding United was the perfect way to sign off in 2015 – and he hopes it can be a springboard into the new year. Having seen a clutch of recent fixtures postponed, the Moatmen overcame any rustiness by...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 
Opposition view - Swindon Town keeper Vigouroux reacts to THAT save from Burton Albion's McLaughlin

Opposition view - Swindon Town keeper Vigouroux reacts to THAT save from Burton Albion's McLaughlin

JON McLaughlin's opposite number at Swindon Town has hailed the Burton Albion keeper's stunning reflex save on Monday as one of the best he has ever seen. Robins keeper Lawrence Vigouroux – on loan from Premier League giants Liverpool – was in...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 
Non-league football: Rocester come from behind twice to earn draw at Dunkirk

Non-league football: Rocester come from behind twice to earn draw at Dunkirk

DUNKIRK 3 ROCESTER 3 AFTER taking the lead, Rocester twice had to come from behind to earn a share of the spoils in this entertaining six-goal encounter on the sodden banks of Nottingham's River Trent. The conditions didn't allow for much in the way...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 

Burton & District Pool League: Caribbean Club keep up form to move closer to Division Four crown

THE Caribbean Club (BCA) have certainly made amends for missing the opening four weeks of the Burton & District Pool League Division Four campaign. They were always fancied as potential title contenders, and having moved into second place by the...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 

Minor Counties Cricket: Staffordshire fixtures for 2016

STAFFORDSHIRE County Cricket Club is looking forward to some local derbies following a revamp of the group stages in the Unicorns Minor Counties Knock-Out Cup competition for 2016. Cheshire are Staffs' first opponents on Sunday, April 24 at Nantwich...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 
VIDEO: Watch highlights from Burton Albion's 1-0 win over Swindon Town

VIDEO: Watch highlights from Burton Albion's 1-0 win over Swindon Town

BURTON Albion secured a deserved 1-0 win over Swindon Town on Monday. Lucas Akins' 77th-minute penalty was the difference between the two League One sides as the Brewers remained second in the table. Keeper Jon McLaughlin made two stunning stops in...

Burton Mail, 05:15 in Sport
 


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