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Warrington Wolves: Super League side fined for shot clock breach

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:53
Warrington have been fined £5,000 after breaching Super League's rules regarding the shot clock and use of interchange.
Categories: Merseyside

Warrington Wolves: Super League side fined for shot clock breach

BBC Manchester - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:53
Warrington have been fined £5,000 after breaching Super League's rules regarding the shot clock and use of interchange.
Categories: Manchester

Reading: Lucas Boye remains in Italy after hernia operation

BBC Berkshire - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:49
Reading are unsure when travel restrictions will allow forward Lucas Boye to return from Italy after a hernia operation.
Categories: Berkshire

Nadir Ali convicted of murdering cousin over land dispute

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:47
Hashim Khan was stabbed to death 11 times by his cousin, Nadir Ali last August.
Categories: Birmingham

Replacing unsafe cladding in London 'will cost £4bn'

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:43
London's largest housing associations have identified over 2,000 affected buildings.

Woman guilty of Miss England finalist glass attack

BBC Kent - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:28
China Gold is found guilty of causing "horrific" injuries to Olivia Cooke at a pub in Kent.
Categories: Kent

Anthony Grainger shooting: Six officers under investigation

BBC Manchester - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:25
Anthony Grainger, 36, was in a stolen car when he was shot in the chest by a firearms officer.
Categories: Manchester

Coronavirus: Bristol University student tests positive

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:13
The student self-isolated after returning from a trip abroad, the university says.
Categories: Bristol

Southend stabbing: Boy arrested on suspicion of murder

BBC Essex - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:11
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after a man died following a stabbing in Essex.
Categories: Essex

Chewing gum spray-painted by Salisbury City Council

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:01
Discarded gum on the streets of Salisbury is ringed in paint to highlight the £36k clean-up bill.
Categories: Wiltshire

Cycling to avoid Coronavirus?

London Cycling - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:59

Lots of people are taking up cycling at the moment in London in order to dodge packed tubes and buses, and avoid not just congestion but also potential exposure to Covid-19 (in Germany, the health minister is appealing for more people to cycle and walk and avoid public transport). And while some cities are banning or discouraging cycling, others like New York and Bogota, are counting on cycling as a way to be able to socially isolate while still getting around (and not causing virus-worsening pollution!), and introducing emergency expansion of the cycle network. We hope this approach (under current circumstances) is adopted in London for those that do need to get around currently.

So, if you’re getting (back) on your bike for the first time in ages, and rather suddenly, here’s some advice from the London Cycling Campaign experts:

  • Follow government advice. First and foremost, keep up to date on what the UK government is recommending currently.
  • Check bike before you ride. The “m-check” means looking over and checking over your bike for roadworthiness in a few simple steps. From the rear wheel, check your wheels are tightly on, check your spokes are not broken or wobbly, check your tyres are firm and at the right pressure (written on the tyre), then move up to check your seatpost is the right height and tight, back down to the middle, check your chain is oiled, your pedals spin, now up to the stem to check your handlebars and stem are firm, tight and aligned with front wheel, check the brakes work well, look at the frame to make sure it’s not cracked or dented, then finally down to the front wheel to repeat the checks you did on the rear. For more on this quick check and other maintenance issues: https://lcc.org.uk/articles/checking-your-bike-1
  • Get a fix. If your bike has more trouble than that, check our list of local bike shops that offer discounts for a service: https://membership.lcc.org.uk/discounts-and-benefits We're aware some bike shops are now offering drop-off/pick-up services and other ways to get a bike mended without social exposure.
  • Get back in the saddle. Cycling in London is very safe, and adds years to your life, health-wise. However it can feel quite intimidating. Our extensive FAQ section includes plenty of advice on safer, more assertive riding techniques: https://lcc.org.uk/articles/road-positioning-and-turning-1
  • Lock it, don’t lose it. You probably need two decent locks to make theft a far less likely outcome – ensure your frame and both wheels minimum are locked to something solid and secure (that doesn’t wobble when shoved, and the bike can’t be lifted off of). See our short advice page here: https://lcc.org.uk/articles/cycle-security-lock-it-or-lose-it
  • Consider helping out. Lots of our local groups and other local community groups are organising food drops and other community support for those who are ill, self-isolating etc. Given bikes are good ways to get around without being in close contact with others, a good physical health and mental health booster, and a good way to carry stuff without creating pollution, if you've got spare time, consider helping out and helping others near you where possible.
  • Join us. Our membership means peace of mind with free public liability/3rd party insurance, exclusive discounts on theft insurance and at hundreds of bike, outdoors and other shops, a regular magazine, and you support our campaigning to make cycling safer and easier in London. https://membership.lcc.org.uk/join

We'll be updating this advice as the situation changes.

Categories: London

Peterborough United 'legend' Tommy Robson awarded freedom of the city

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:52
Former Peterborough United skipper Tommy Robson is one of the club's best-loved players ever.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

England in Sri Lanka: Zak Crawley hits century in tour match

BBC Kent - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:49
Zak Crawley makes 105 and Joe Root and Ollie Pope close in on centuries in England's final warm-up match before the Test series in Sri Lanka.
Categories: Kent

Northfield hit-and-run: Family release photo showing injuries

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:36
Robert Field will have a prosthetic fitted and will need to learn to walk again, his children say.
Categories: Birmingham

Plan to turn Bristol's Lakota nightclub into flats set for approval

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:01
Plans to turn Lakota nightclub in Bristol into a multi-use site have been earmarked for approval.
Categories: Bristol

Statement on 'planning for the future'

Parliament News - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:57
Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister makes statement on planning for the future in relation to housing
Categories: Parliamentary News

Jacob Marshall death: Man pleads not guilty to toddler murder

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:50
Jacob Marshall, who was 22 months old, died after being taken to hospital from a house in Speke.
Categories: Merseyside

HMP Pentonville: Violence continues to rise, report says

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:42
Violence at HMP Pentonville has increased by 10% since 2019, a watchdog says.

Wisbech 'grot spot' daffodils stolen 'on industrial scale'

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:40
Thieves have stolen thousands of blooms planted by volunteers to brighten up their town.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

Transparency data: Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:30
Information on all academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs) open in England, and those in the process of opening.
Categories: Education