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Student who died during drink-fuelled uni initiation had just 2% chance of survival

Student who died during drink-fuelled uni initiation had just 2% chance of survival

A university student who died during an alcohol-fuelled initiation was brought to hospital with just two per cent chance of survival, an inquest heard today. Economics student Ed Farmer, 20, had his clothes soaked and part of his head shaved in the...

Metro, yesterday, 23:21
 
Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of United Colours of Benetton, dies aged 77

Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of United Colours of Benetton, dies aged 77

Billionaire fashion legend Gilberto Benetton has died aged 77, his family have announced. Mr Benetton was one of four siblings who founded United Colours of Benetton, famous for its vibrant knitwear and daring ad campaigns. One of its most celebrated...

Metro, yesterday, 23:00
 
Premier Inn launches ‘pod’ rooms for £19 a night

Premier Inn launches ‘pod’ rooms for £19 a night

Premier Inn is about to get even more luxurious, with ‘pod’-type rooms less than half the size of their standard ones. The rooms starts from £19 a night, and measure 8.5 square metres including a bathroom. They will offer twin single beds that can be...

Metro, yesterday, 22:31
 
Council asks public to name new gritters – and actually get a meaningful response

Council asks public to name new gritters – and actually get a meaningful response

A competition to name 24 council gritters has brought out the creative side of residents in Shropshire – and given two families a chance to honour their late loved ones. The contest, launched by Shropshire Council at the start of October, received...

Metro, yesterday, 22:15
 
Five-week-old kitten rescued after it was ‘glued to busy road’ by its paws

Five-week-old kitten rescued after it was ‘glued to busy road’ by its paws

A tiny kitten has been rescued after it was apparently glued to a busy road by its paws. Chuck Hawley saw the five-week-old kitten in the road, saying he witnessed several cars drive over it before he could get to it. He said it was amazing it hadn’t...

Metro, yesterday, 22:15
 
Germany urges all EU countries to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany urges all EU countries to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany has stopped all arms exports to Saudi Arabia and urged other EU countries to do the same. The call comes after the killing of an exiled journalist critical to the regime at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi, 57, is said to have...

Metro, yesterday, 21:46
 
Why the clocks change and when they are going back and forward next

Why the clocks change and when they are going back and forward next

This weekend we will be turning the clocks back an hour as we start daylight savings time for 2018. Every year it is the last Sunday of October this happens, which means the date changes and perhaps why it is hard to remember. Although there is some...

Metro, yesterday, 20:22
 
Babysitter ‘said long distance relationship drove him to molest sisters aged 3 and 4’

Babysitter ‘said long distance relationship drove him to molest sisters aged 3 and 4’

A babysitter accused of molesting two young sisters blamed his behavior on a long-distance romance he said left him ‘missing a female touch,’ police say. Nathane Brown, 31, is said to have called the girls, who are aged three and four, a ‘temporary...

Metro, yesterday, 19:47
 
Suspect whose farts forced cops to abandon interview admits drugs charges

Suspect whose farts forced cops to abandon interview admits drugs charges

A suspect whose farts forced police to abort a road-side interview has admitted being a drug dealer. Sean Sykes, 25, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell cocaine, heroin and marijuana Monday. He also owned up to being a felon in possession...

Metro, yesterday, 19:36
 
Woman forgives mother who dumped her in ant-infested trash can as a newborn

Woman forgives mother who dumped her in ant-infested trash can as a newborn

A woman has told how she forgave her mother for dumping her in an ant-infested trash can as a newborn baby. Tori Welford, 21, says she made peace with her mom after receiving a text from the woman while behind bars – but that she is unsure about the...

Metro, yesterday, 19:19
 
Babysitter ‘said being in a long distance relationship made him molest sisters aged 3 and 4’

Babysitter ‘said being in a long distance relationship made him molest sisters aged 3 and 4’

A babysitter accused of molesting two young sisters blamed his behavior on a long-distance romance he said left him ‘missing a female touch,’ police say. Nathane Brown, 31, is said to have called the girls, who are aged three and four, a ‘temporary...

Metro, yesterday, 18:54
 
Police officers guilty of misconduct after student left paralysed during arrest

Police officers guilty of misconduct after student left paralysed during arrest

Four police officers have been found guilty of misconduct charges after a student was left paralysed while being detained outside a nightclub. 25-year-old Julian Cole’s neck was broken after he was tackled to the ground by bouncers and police officers...

Metro, yesterday, 18:51
 
Thug slashed man’s face because he had the same name as someone he wanted revenge on

Thug slashed man’s face because he had the same name as someone he wanted revenge on

A man has been jailed after slashing an innocent victim’s face with a Stanley knife because he had the same surname as the person he wanted revenge on. Connor Dodds approached his victim as he was walking in the Tyne Dock area of South Shields on his...

Metro, yesterday, 18:28
 
Pictures celebrate the Armistice 100 years after the end of World War I

Pictures celebrate the Armistice 100 years after the end of World War I

This year marks the centenary of Armistice Day- 100 years after the end of World War I. Stunning images celebrate the milestone as the 100th anniversary of the 11 November agreement, which was signed by representatives of the Allies and Germany...

Metro, yesterday, 18:10
 
Driver who should’ve gone to Specsavers crashes bus into optician

Driver who should’ve gone to Specsavers crashes bus into optician

A driver, who clearly should have gone to Specsavers, crashed his bus into an opticians’ shop. Shocked shoppers in Bradford, West Yorkshire, watched on as the red Tiger bus smashed into the front of the shop on Monday afternoon. Photographs of the...

Metro, yesterday, 18:10
 


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