Officer shares experience of Miners’ Strike in Easington

In August 1984 there was unrest in the former colliery village of Easington in East Durham after police managed to get a working miner into the pit despite fierce opposition.
After pickets trashed pit offices and damaged cars large numbers of officers …

Brian McFadden hopes he can turn Chorley FC into next Wrexham

Former Westlife singer McFadden told Chorley fans to dream of the Football League as he took his place in the Lancashire club’s small VIP stand along with prospective fellow investors Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch from Irish pop group Boyzone.
Clad in Ch…

Round-up of recently-heard cases in North and West Cumbria

Police sting caught 62-year-old who planned sexual encounter with 14-year-old
A 62-year-old Carlisle man arranged a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old boy unaware that he was blundering into an online police sting operation.
When Keith Fisher was conf…

New Year’s Honours winners

Sector leaders from across a wide range of engineering, infrastructure and transport organisations were recognised in the New Year’s Honours, with variety proving the key theme.
Among the most distinguished of those honoured was Professor Sir James McD…

Remembering the North Staffordshire icons we lost in 2023

Historian and Sentinel columnist Mervyn Edwards looks back on those we have lost during 2023
As we begin to pack away the tinsel and the Christmas decorations and reflect on the last 12 months, it’s as well to remember just some of those who passed on …

Oxford Mail review of the year: April to June

Oxford Mail review of the year: April to June (Image: Newsquest)As 2023 comes to a close, we are looking back on some of the biggest news stories which have taken place this year.Here, we are looking at what happened in the second quarter of the year b…

review of the year: April to June 2023

Here, we are looking at what happened in the second quarter of the year between April and June in the next part of this four-part review. 
The closure of Botley Road[1], a major route into Oxford[2], began in April.
Network Rail closed the key ro…

Ferrari F163: The V6 ‘hybrid’ that won at Le Mans

The great victories in Ferrari’s history have mostly been achieved with the famous V12 engines, but over the years, the Maranello brand has also adapted to the times, managing to excel with smaller, supercharged and, in time, even hybrid engines.
The l…