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April 20, 2018 2:49 PM Poll opens to name the first polar bear born in the UK in 25 years

Views are polarised on what to call the new addition, with Artor, Hamish, MacKinnon and Poulsen on the shortlist. The four-month-old cub was born in December at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland. The park has told supporters: "Now that we know the polar bear cub is a boy, we need your help to pick a name." Views are polarised on what to name the park's 5

April 20, 2018 8:59 AM Bourgee restaurants goes into administration

A company that owns an upscale seafront restaurant has gone into administration, casting doubt over the future of its four branches. Bourgee Restaurants Limited has been appointed administrators earlier this month after the Southend branch closed suddenly without explanation. There are three Bourgee restaurants across Essex with two in Southend and one in Chelmsford

April 19, 2018 12:29 PM Snoop round a Swindon care home this weekend for Care Home Day

CARE homes across Swindon and Wiltshire will throw open their doors this weekend for National Care Home Open Day. Managers have billed it as a chance for people to find out more about their local care home, meet residents and see what carers do day in, day out. The national celebration coincides with the Queen’s 92nd birthday – with many care homes incorporating 3

April 19, 2018 11:36 AM Swindon homelessness group handed £1k by Persimmon Homes

A SWINDON group dedicated to helping the town's homeless has been handed a cash boost. The volunteer group, Swindon Helping Hands, was given £1,000 by developers Persimmon Homes. Rachel Tucker, who founded the group late last year, said: "We are extremely grateful for Persimmon Homes' support. "Our team of volunteers are out every night giving out donated 4

April 17, 2018 10:55 AM Police hunt man who exposed himself to young girl

Can you help officers from British Transport Police identify this man? They would like to speak with him in connection to a sexual exposure on board a train travelling between Grays and Tilbury. The incident happened between 6.48am and 7am on 12 March. A 14-year-old girl was sat on the train when a man sat across from her in the aisle and started to touch 8

April 17, 2018 4:00 AM Time running out for Marine Plaza plans in Southend

Developers behind a huge seafront project are looking for partner to help get the £60million plan kickstarted, it has been revealed. However, time is rapidly running out as planning permission granted three years ago will run out at the end of the summer. Goldfield Developments initially put the Marine Plaza site on Marine Parade, Southend, up for sale last year - but sources 9

April 16, 2018 4:23 PM Community Pride: Celebrating York public sector heroes

The awards are run by The Press in partnership with the council, which is also sponsoring the Public Sector Hero category once again this year. This award is for someone who works in the public sector and has gone that extra mile to help others or use his or her skills to assist others to improve their environment. Jon Stonehouse, corporate director 6

April 16, 2018 10:55 AM Wetherspoon on Twitter: The best bits

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect. The home of bargain pitchers and Curry Club Thursdays linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media including the "trolling" of MPs and said it would be using its website and printed magazine to release 9

April 16, 2018 10:30 AM Mabiera from Brighton Bier wins at beer competitions

A BEER launched to help raise cash to restore Brighton’s Madeira Terrace has been recognised on the world stage. Brewers Brighton Bier won two gold medals for specially commissioned Mabiera at two international beer competitions. The beer, whose name is based on a play of words between on Madeira and Bier, was launched to raise funds for the city’s Save Madeira 1

April 16, 2018 7:41 AM Ready Player One pushes Steven Spielberg past $10bn box office milestone

From Jurassic Park to Jaws, Sky News takes a look at the celebrated filmmaker's biggest successes. The latest blockbuster from the legendary filmmaker - adapted from the cult novel by Ernest Cline - has proved a hit with audiences across the globe, with takings of $474.8m (£333.1m) since it opened last month. It is likely to overtake the $481.8m (£338.2m) earned 5