News archive from 4 December 2012, page 18

Charity looks for volunteers who will sing their heart out

NO-one has ever had to tell Barbara Harpham that singing is good for her. As a tiny child, growing up in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire, she knew her mum was feeling happy when she heard her singing as she baked an apple pie or went about the...

 
Tree, turkey, sprouts and wine... now the festive ingredients are on their way

Tree, turkey, sprouts and wine... now the festive ingredients are on their way

Sprouts might divide the nation, but they're good for you, and contain five times as much vitamin C, gram for gram, as oranges. They are also a great source of iron. Sprout growers begin planning their crop for the coming Christmas in January....

 

Plan for houses on old bitumen works gets £2.2m public grant

More than £2m of public money is set to be used to kick-start a development of almost 400 new homes on a badly-polluted site which used to be home to a bitumen factory. The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency has already agreed to provide...

 

Fresh bid to tackle housing shortage

A MARKET town could be set to expand as part of attempts to tackle a housing shortage in the East Riding. A total of 99 new homes and a doctors’ surgery could be built in Pocklington under proposals going before councillors on Thursday. JG Hatfield...

 

Curry boss and ‘Dragon’ to be honoured by university

RESTAURANT boss Mumtaz Khan Akbar is being recognised with an honorary degree from Bradford University. The founder and owner of the Bradford-based Mumtaz brand was born in Azad Kashmir in 1959 and moved to Britain in 1972. He left school at 16 to...

 

Scrap yards probed as police enforce new law

SCRAP dealers were targeted in a "day of action" staged by a Yorkshire police force yesterday to coincide with the introduction of a new law to clamp down on metal thieves. The Legal Aid, Sentencing 
and Punishment of Offenders 
Act 2012...

 
UN tells Israel to let in nuclear inspectors

UN tells Israel to let in nuclear inspectors

A vote by the United Nations general assembly has called on Israel to open its nuclear programme to weapons inspectors. Photograph: Chip East/Reuters The UN general assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Israel to open its...

 

Will cuts hit our response to crisis?

From: John Halkon, Hermitage Court, Richmond. IN almost every edition of the Yorkshire Post in recent times, I read articles concerning cuts or changes in emergency services because of the lack of adequate funding, whether it be to the police, fire...

 

M&S had no choice but to alter its buying policy

From: H Marjorie Gill, Clarence Drive, Menston. VARIOUS letters (Yorkshire Post, November 24) have regretted the policy of Marks & Spencer to source their supplies from the Far East and altering the beloved policy of buying British. Sadly,...

 

Labour’s stance on Europe is latest piece of opportunism

From: Tim Hunter, Farfield Avenue, Knaresborough. SO, Ed Miliband says Labour will adopt “hard-headed” realism to its approach regarding Europe. Well, Miliband’s party wasn’t at all hard-headed on Europe when it was in power. The Labour government he...

 

Council should adopt Plan B

From: Sylvia Butler, Stansfield Hey, Ripponden. HOW dismissive Coun Tim Swift is of “the small but very vocal group of mainly older people who are passionate about the town centre” in Halifax (Yorkshire Post, November 26). It is precisely because we...

 
Lincolnshire farmer shares the secret to finding a top Christmas turkey...

Lincolnshire farmer shares the secret to finding a top Christmas turkey...

Philip Mowbray of TT Turkeys, West Ashby, Horncastle, has been rearing turkeys to The Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) standard for the past six years. He said: "The idea of rearing turkeys came about when I was sat having a drink...

 
Lincolnshire packaging firm to save £20k-a-year with low energy lighting

Lincolnshire packaging firm to save £20k-a-year with low energy lighting

The new bulbs will reduce energy usage at the Horncastle firm by more than 160,000 KwH every year - equivalent to the annual consumption of around 30 homes. Managing director Mark Spivey said: "With the need to reduce energy wastage and minimise...

 
Don’t waste time to sign-up for scheme

Don’t waste time to sign-up for scheme

More than 7,000 people have registered for Amber Valley Borough Council's new garden waste collection service. People need to order their bin before December 17 to be in time for the new season in April.

 

Better access to consultants needed

Patients admitted to hospital at evenings and weekends face a postcode lottery as to whether they will have access to consultants and other senior doctors, a report has suggested. Hospital patients should be seen by a consultant at least once every 24...

 


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