News archive from 2 April 2018

Writing project receives £100k boost

A project to inspire older people in the Midlands to get writing has been awarded about £100,000. Arts Council England has given Writing East Midlands £99,531 for The Elder Tree – a scheme to empower groups of older people through story-telling,...

 

Idea to turn Burton's old magistrates' court into a centre for homeless war veterans gets the thumbs up...

An idea to turn Burton's former courthouse into a place where homeless war veterans can get a bed for the night have been hailed as "brilliant", byt Burton Mail readers. They took to the Burton Mail's Facebook page and the website to praise...

 

From Labour leader to podcast presenter: How online show has given Ed Miliband new reasons to be cheerful

Ed Miliband may now be on the backbenches but the former Labour leader has found a new outlet to discuss big political ideas - an award-winning podcast. Chris Burn reports. Following a chastening General Election defeat in 2015, an emotional Ed...

 

Sheffield Council accused of 'grossly overestimating' cost of saving historic oak tree

Two environmental charities have accused Sheffield Council of making a “gross overestimation” of the cost of saving a 150-year-old oak tree from being chopped down as part of the city’s controversial tree-felling programme - and say the situation...

 
World Autism Day: How I channeled my Asperger syndrome, ADHD, and OCD into YouTube

World Autism Day: How I channeled my Asperger syndrome, ADHD, and OCD into YouTube

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger syndrome, you have it for life –...

Metro, 06:07 in Lifestyle
 

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned. It is estimated 0.7 per cent of the UK population or around 441,000, have the virus which can cause deadly hepatitis-B-related liver disease. It...

 

Why deleting your Facebook account could cause you problems

Following the internet-shaking news that Cambridge Analytica “harvested” the data of 50 million Facebook users, many users of the social network are now considering deleting their accounts. Upping sticks from Mark Zuckerburg’s digital kingdom isn’t as...

 
Bernice King on the 50 years since her father's death: 'This nation is awoke'

Bernice King on the 50 years since her father's death: 'This nation is awoke'

Of all the many faces of Martin Luther King that will be invoked this week as America marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination – King the orator of the mountaintop speech, King the non-violent protester marching towards Montgomery, King the...

 
Explosive device 'capable of causing serious injury' found in Queensland car park

Explosive device 'capable of causing serious injury' found in Queensland car park

Bomb squad officers have dismantled a crude explosive device in the car park of a Queensland shopping centre that police say could have caused serious injury. A man and a woman were arrested after a large glass jar containing an explosive liquid and...

 

Writing project receives £100k boost

A project to inspire older people in the Midlands to get writing has been awarded about £100,000. Arts Council England has given Writing East Midlands £99,531 for The Elder Tree – a scheme to empower groups of older people through story-telling,...

 

PNE boss Neil aims to leapfrog Rams in lunchtime collision

Preston boss Alex Neil thinks there will be plenty of twists and turns to come in the chase for a play-off place. The Lilywhites host Derby at Deepdale today (12.45pm) in a clash of major significance for the top six. While Friday’s 4-1 defeat to...

 

Jack Catterall ready for Elland Road date after picking up 20th professional win

Jack Catterall will be straight back at it after picking up his 20th professional victory in double quick time. IN PICTURES: Best of the action from Preston Guild Hall fight night Chorley’s British super lightweight champion took just two minutes and...

 
China’s Tiangong 1 space station re-enters Earth’s atmosphere over South Pacific

China’s Tiangong 1 space station re-enters Earth’s atmosphere over South Pacific

A defunct Chinese space lab came to a fiery end over the South Pacific in the early hours of Monday morning. The 8.5 tonne Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up over the vast ocean after re-entering Earth’s atmosphere at around 1.15am. Along with...

Metro, 06:16 in Hot News
 

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned. It is estimated 0.7 per cent of the UK population or around 441,000, have the virus which can cause deadly hepatitis-B-related liver disease. It...

 

Why deleting your Facebook account could cause you problems

Following the internet-shaking news that Cambridge Analytica “harvested” the data of 50 million Facebook users, many users of the social network are now considering deleting their accounts. Upping sticks from Mark Zuckerburg’s digital kingdom isn’t as...

 


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