News archive from 31 March 2014, page 19

Two-year-old boy saves mum's life by dialling 999

Two-year-old boy saves mum's life by dialling 999

A two-year-old boy has been hailed a hero for saving his mother's life. Riley Ward is only just learning to talk, but when his mother, Dana Henry, collapsed, he managed to dial 999 to get help. He is thought to be the youngest caller to East Midlands...

 
Scottish independence: Alex Salmond insists nuclear weapons are not up for negotiation in battle over pound

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond insists nuclear weapons are not up for negotiation in battle over pound

ALEX Salmond yesterday pledged nuclear weapons would not be used as a bargaining chip in the battle over the pound. The First Minister stuck to his guns on Trident as the pro-UK campaign endured another disastrous day. A mysterious UK ­Government...

 
HORSING AROUND Kate Wobschall and her pony Maggie, on their ‘coast to coast’ around the riding school for the Reporter Series Fund.

HORSING AROUND Kate Wobschall and her pony Maggie, on their ‘coast to coast’ around the riding school for...

Three of the Reporter Series's longest serving employees bid a fond farewell to colleagues and readers this week. Group deputy editor Kate Wobschall, Batley News and Spenborough Guardian news editor Margaret Heward and receptionist Janet Hirst, who...

 
Live traffic and travel updates from Leicester and Leicestershire

Live traffic and travel updates from Leicester and Leicestershire

7.08am: There are currently no new incidents to report. For more local and national travel information and weather updates see the links below: MOTORWAY UPDATES: For traffic updates on UK motorways and other key roads - CLICK HERE. LIVE CAMERAS: Check...

 
Energetic Edna keeps fit and healthy at 90

Energetic Edna keeps fit and healthy at 90

Edna Williams may be one of Dewsbury Sports Centre's oldest members, but she's still giving her younger gym buddies a run for their money. The energetic pensioner, who turns 90 today, makes light work of the flight of 14 stairs up to her Earlsheaton...

 
Trustbusters have got better at detecting cartels and bolder in punishing them. But incentives to fix prices remain strong

Trustbusters have got better at detecting cartels and bolder in punishing them. But incentives to fix...

THE International Cartel Workshop might sound like a coaching session for would-be price-fixers. But the biennial event, run by the International Bar Association, is in fact an opportunity for lawyers to learn how their clients can avoid falling foul...

 
HORSING AROUND Kate Wobschall and her pony Maggie, on their ‘coast to coast’ around the riding school for the Reporter Series Fund.

HORSING AROUND Kate Wobschall and her pony Maggie, on their ‘coast to coast’ around the riding school for...

Three of the Reporter Series's longest serving employees bid a fond farewell to colleagues and readers this week. Group deputy editor Kate Wobschall, Batley News and Spenborough Guardian news editor Margaret Heward and receptionist Janet Hirst, who...

 
Energetic Edna keeps fit and healthy at 90

Energetic Edna keeps fit and healthy at 90

Edna Williams may be one of Dewsbury Sports Centre's oldest members, but she's still giving her younger gym buddies a run for their money. The energetic pensioner, who turns 90 today, makes light work of the flight of 14 stairs up to her Earlsheaton...

 
On the eve of centenary, Hugh writes about his own famous five

On the eve of centenary, Hugh writes about his own famous five

A former engineer turned author has written a book about his family's experiences during the First World War. Hugh Neems, who trained as an electrical engineer and served in the Royal Navy in the 1940s, has written “A Rough Ride”, based on first hand...

 
Staffordshire Police warn of car thieves turning to burglaries to pinch vehicles

Staffordshire Police warn of car thieves turning to burglaries to pinch vehicles

MORE thieves are breaking into houses to steal car keys - because modern technology makes it almost impossible to "hot wire' vehicles. Latest Staffordshire Police figures show the average number of cars stolen every day has fallen from 11 in 2004...

 

Stalemate as funding row sees bollards left out of use

Rising Bollards on High Street, BurtonA FUNDING stalemate between two councils could see the Burton bollards remain out of use for the foreseeable future. Rows over who will pay for the operation of the posts have been rumbling between Staffordshire...

 
WEATHER: Early fog will clear to be a generally bright day

WEATHER: Early fog will clear to be a generally bright day

This morning will start hazy with early fog but it will be generally bright once it clears. Isolated showers are possible anywhere, but most likely this afternoon across northern areas, when some could become heavy with hail and thunder. Mist and low...

 
Stevenage 1, Port Vale 1: Keeper Sam Johnson sets his sights on the number one job

Stevenage 1, Port Vale 1: Keeper Sam Johnson sets his sights on the number one job

SAM Johnson has set his sights on a place in Port Vale's first team next season after being given his chance by an injury to first-choice keeper Chris Neal. Johnson is Vale's only fit goalkeeper, although manager Micky Adams should be free to bring in...

 
Leighton Baines celebrates Everton's win at Fulham with trip to ice cream van

Leighton Baines celebrates Everton's win at Fulham with trip to ice cream van

Leighton Baines celebrates Everton's win at Fulham today by going to a Ice Cream Van straight after the match. http://t.co/uTay8LDB9h- Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) March 30, 2014 He's always come across as one of the Premier League's more down to...

Metro, 07:49 in Sport
 

Former China mining boss, linked to ex-security chief's son, on trial for murder

Liu Han, the former chairman of unlisted Hanlong Group and once ranked the 230th richest person in China, faced trial in central Hubei province along with the other members of his "mafia-style" gang, state news agency Xinhua said. Xinhua...

 


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