News archive from 3 March 2014, page 12

Leeds council’s takeover of key sites ‘will drive investment’ in Holbeck Urban Village

Leeds council’s takeover of key sites ‘will drive investment’ in Holbeck Urban Village

A MAJOR regeneration plan for Leeds could be given a boost next week, as council bosses consider buying up several key assets on the Holbeck Urban Village site to help drive the project forward and secure its future. Senior councillors will next week...

 
Wake In Fright: the almost-forgotten film that kickstarted the Aussie new wave

Wake In Fright: the almost-forgotten film that kickstarted the Aussie new wave

Wake In Fright Once in a while, a long-lost movie will resurface and completely realign one's understanding of an entire national cinema. Such a film is Canadian Ted Kotcheff's 1971 Australian outback-set Wake In Fright, a box-office flop, mauled by a...

 
Leeds teenage thug in jail for stabbing a rival in stomach

Leeds teenage thug in jail for stabbing a rival in stomach

A TEENAGE thug has been jailed for more than seven years after stabbing a rival in the stomach during a row over a girl. Victim Raphael James almost died after losing four pints of blood in the attack at the house in Harehills, Leeds. He was also left...

 

Amid Ukraine crisis, Obama to meet Netanyahu on Mideast peace

With time running out for a framework Israeli-Palestinian deal to salvage a troubled U.S.-brokered peace process, Obama and Netanyahu sparred in public comments in the run-up to a meeting that will also focus on Iran's nuclear program. Netanyahu...

 
Record attempt to help Leeds girl with rare cancer

Record attempt to help Leeds girl with rare cancer

Hundreds of people descended on a Leeds park in a boot-iful show of support for a girl with cancer. More than 500 people took part in a welly walk around Roundhay Park yesterday in a record attempt to raise money for Kendal Middleton Jessop, who turns...

 
Leeds trolleybus plan given new vote of confidence

Leeds trolleybus plan given new vote of confidence

Transport bosses have reaffirmed their commitment to Leeds's trolleybus plans ahead of the preliminary stage of the public inquiry that will decide the scheme's fate. West Yorkshire passenger transport authority Metro’s executive board met on Friday...

 
Ofsted report puts Spalding school on upward curve

Ofsted report puts Spalding school on upward curve

An "outstanding" headteacher has been credited with turning round the fortunes of a struggling primary school. In just over a year as executive headteacher, Tom Verity has led Spalding Primary School from a “requires improvement” rating by...

 
Supporting the youth to keep Glendale alive

Supporting the youth to keep Glendale alive

While the past couple of years has seen a focus on the elderly in Glendale, a new project is looking at providing opportunities for the area's youth. The closure of Wooler’s sheltered-housing complex Horsdonside meant that plenty of work has been done...

 
WOOLER PARISH COUNCIL: Fountain project flows on

WOOLER PARISH COUNCIL: Fountain project flows on

Plans to restore an historic fountain, or at least a replica of it, to the centre of Wooler continue to make progress. Coun Shirley Mills had attended a meeting on Sunday night about which the progress of the project was discussed further. She...

 

Sunderland fans painted Wembley red and white

THEY turned Wembley red and white and despite the defeat fans celebrated their cup final day with gusto. While Manchester City fans had their fair share of ticket allocation, it was the Black Cats supporters who turned the run up to the match into a...

 
Drugs seizures drop by 97% in Sunderland

Drugs seizures drop by 97% in Sunderland

CLASS A drug seizures in Sunderland have plummeted by 97 per cent in just 12 months. Figures obtained by the Echo reveal drugs with a street value of £123,138 were recovered by police during 2012, but this fell to just £3,487 last year. Drugs seized...

 
Oscars Celebrity Selfie Breaks Retweet Record

Oscars Celebrity Selfie Breaks Retweet Record

Ellen DeGeneres has broken a Twitter record after a picture of her posing with Hollywood celebrities at the Oscars was retweeted more than two million times. Before hosting ceremony she vowed to smash the record set by Barack and Michelle Obama after...

 
SOMERCOTES: Police seize motorbike

SOMERCOTES: Police seize motorbike

A 20-year-old man has had his off-road motorbike seized by police for riding it on the roads without insurance in Somercotes, police have said. Officers had calls from residents about the pit bike being ridden in the Penny Town Court and Mill Street...

 
OSCARS 2014: 12 Years A Slave wins Best Picture while American Hustle leaves empty handed

OSCARS 2014: 12 Years A Slave wins Best Picture while American Hustle leaves empty handed

The director looked as though he couldn't believe his luck when he took to the stage to accept the accolade, thanking his friends, family and co-stars in an emotional speech, in which he credited Brad Pitt for his role in the production side of...

 

FAA seeks new safety measures for Boeing 737 planes - report

Foreign regulators are likely to follow suit, the newspaper said. The FAA was not immediately available for comment. Boeing, in an email to Reuters, said the company "works closely with the FAA to monitor the fleet for potential safety issues and...

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