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Malcolm Lockwood: Rapist and kidnapper jailed for 14 years

Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:55
Malcolm Lockwood subjected his victim to a "prolonged and terrifying" attack, prosecutors said.
Categories: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hand transplant mum's first wish is to hold son's hand

Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:53
Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton is clear on the first milestone she wants to reach with her two new hands.
Categories: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Troy Deeney: Watford captain fined by FA for referee comments

BBC Beds Bucks Berks News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:51
Watford captain Troy Deeney is fined £20,000 by the Football Association following post-match comments he made about the referee after a 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.

Super League: Hull KR return to Craven Park after floodlight collapse

Humberside BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:51
Hull KR are cleared to return to Craven Park seven weeks after a floodlight collapse forced its closure.
Categories: Humberside

Shoreham air crash trial: Pilot Andy Hill 'chose risky stunt'

BBC Sussex News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:43
Jurors are shown "distressing" footage of an air show loop manoeuvre which ended in a fatal explosion.

Open consultation: Funding increases to teachers’ pensions employer contributions

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:39
A consultation on the Department for Education’s proposal on the increase to employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2019 to 2020.

Northamptonshire child service's boss Victoria Perry removed

Northamptonshire - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:38
Victoria Perry was asked to step down by Northamptonshire council leader Matt Golby.
Categories: Northamptonshire

Jose Mourinho: Ex-Manchester United manager is 'too young to retire' & 'belongs at top level'

Manchester BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:36
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks for the first time since his sacking, saying he is "too young" to consider retirement.
Categories: Manchester

Elland ballet teacher, 81, passes exam

Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:27
Barbara Peters, 81 has just completed her grade 8 ballet exam despite being an experienced dancer.
Categories: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cwmbran Rorke's Drift parade axed 'due to sign costs'

BBC Wales News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:25
Organisers say a graveside ceremony to honour war hero John Fielding is still going ahead.
Categories: Wales

£22K boost for ‘Wild Brownsea’ Island accessibility project

Dorset Council News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:19

Dorset Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £22,260 grant for its ‘Wild Brownsea’ project.

The money is from the Wytch Farm Landscape and Access Enhancement Fund and will be used to improve access around Brownsea, enabling visitors to more easily explore the island and enjoy its wildlife in a low-impact and sustainable way.

The Fund has been established to enhance the landscape around Wytch Farm oilfield and is supported by Dorset County Council, the Dorset AONB, Natural England and Perenco UK.

A vital element of the project is ‘Explore Brownsea’ which aims to improve access for people from all backgrounds and abilities to learn about, enjoy and help conserve the island’s natural environment. The project also hopes to encourage new visitors by overcoming any perceived cultural and social barriers.

Brian Bleese, Dorset Wildlife Trust

Improvements will include:

• Enhanced, fully accessible boardwalks and footpaths
• Updated signage to facilitate a high-quality visitor experience
• Improved management of visitor flows to reduce impact on wildlife
• A fully accessible trail
• A new wellbeing trail
• Fully accessible new visitor facility
• New wildlife observatory

Avocet, by Brian Bleese DWT

A key aim of the Wild Brownsea project is to promote the health and wellbeing benefits that regular contact with nature provides. It includes an outreach component, which will encourage those from disadvantaged and excluded groups in the local community to get involved with Brownsea, including young people, people with learning difficulties and those on low incomes.

Working closely with the National Trust and supported by Dorset County Council, the project will also facilitate visits for those with reduced mobility utilising a recently purchased ‘landing craft’.

Cllr Daryl Turner, Dorset County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Natural and Built Environment, said: “This funding will be a great boost to sustaining Brownsea Island’s important cultural and historical heritage as well as creating an opportunity to encourage and inspire people who may not have visited before – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – to make natural heritage a part of their lives”.

The bid for the funding, which will go towards an overall £180,111 of improvements, was made by Dorset Wildlife Trust. Brian Bleese from the Trust said: “Contact with nature has enormous health and wellbeing benefits. Improved accessibility will mean that people of all backgrounds and abilities will be able to enjoy the island’s wildlife and landscape.”

The Wild Brownsea project will also create many new volunteering opportunities. To find out how you can get involved contact: volunteer@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Brian Bleese, Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Categories: Dorset

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa's rival managers have their say on 'spygate'

Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:18
Fellow managers have their say on "spygate" and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa's hour-long tactical presentation to the media.
Categories: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Masters Snooker 2019: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Day to reach last four

BBC Wales News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:12
Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the semi-finals of the Masters with a 6-3 win over Ryan Day.
Categories: Wales

Liverpool 'tourist tax' needed to fund culture, council says

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:02
The £1 tax on hotel rooms could raise £2m a year, the city's cabinet member for culture says.
Categories: Merseyside

Racism, sexism and bullying reported at Oxfam

Oxford BBC NewsFeed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:01
A commission set up after the Haiti scandal in 2018 also heard reports of sexism and "colonial behaviour".

Man pleads not guilty to Poppy Devey-Waterhouse murder

Somerset BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:59
Joe Atkinson, 25, pleads not guilty to the murder of Poppy Devey-Waterhouse in a flat in Leeds.
Categories: Somerset

Man pleads not guilty to Poppy Devey-Waterhouse murder

Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:59
Joe Atkinson, 25, pleads not guilty to the murder of Poppy Devey-Waterhouse in a flat in Leeds.
Categories: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Closure order at house following criminal behaviour

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:35

A three-month closure order has been granted at a house in Ebchester Road, Eyres Monsell, following concerns regarding criminal behaviour at the property.

Police applied for the order following reports of incidents including drug use, anti-social behaviour and possession of knives at the property.

The order was granted at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (17 January), and bans anyone from entering or remaining at the property other than the person who resides there and emergency services.

Inspector Mike Cawley, NPA Commander for South Leicester, said: “The premises has been causing widespread concerns for the local community over a number of months and has also had a significant impact on the resources of the local police team when attending the property.

“We have been continually addressing these concerns and the closure order granted today is part of this work. Our residents want and deserve to live in clean, safe communities free from fear and nuisance caused by crime and gaining this order was critical to ensure this.”

The order is in place until 16 April this year. Anybody found to be in breach of the order is liable to arrest and could face a term of imprisonment, a fine, or both. A copy of the disclosure order will be on display at the property.

Categories: Leicestershire

British and Irish Lions 2021: Warren Gatland in head coach conversations for South Africa tour

BBC Wales News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:33
Warren Gatland says he has had "informal conversations" over coaching the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.
Categories: Wales