News archive from 4 December 2012, page 19

Sheffield’s young Blades learn Barça style

Sheffield’s young Blades learn Barça style

BARCELONA football club have joined forces with Sheffield University and Sheffield United FC to look at how to improve young footballers' education. The legendary Catalan club, Champions League winners in 2011 and the team of stars including Lionel...

 
Hi-tech engineer in £35m buyout

Hi-tech engineer in £35m buyout

Oil and gas industry precision components specialist Premier Hytemp has been bought by its management in a £34.5 million deal, backed by mid-market buyout house Dunedin. Premier Hytemp was formed four years ago when Premier Alloys acquired...

 

Forgemasters’ new challenge

Sheffield Forgemasters is pressing ahead with a bid to become the sole UK producer of heavy forgings and castings that can also be welded together to make components used at the heart of nuclear reactors. The company hopes to gain crucial ASME NPT...

 

Council decides on adult club

PLANS to open an adult venue in Attercliffe are set to be considered for a licence by Sheffield Council this week. West Yorkshire businessman Adrian Pearson has applied for permission to open premises on Effingham Street, Attercliffe. The premises...

 
Fake or real festive trees?

Fake or real festive trees?

However much fake Christmas trees have improved over the years, I don't think I'll ever allow myself to buy one, as they never match the colour, texture and scent of the real thing, writes Hannah Stephenson. However, it seems I’m in the minority, as...

 

Reeves vies for sales accolade

A SOUTH Yorkshire businessman has been shortlisted for the Sales Director of the Year Award by the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management. Paul Reeves is a director at Rotherham training company Brinsworth Academy. Also vying for institute...

 

Get fruity with tree scheme

MORE than 200 fruit or nut trees will be planted across Sheffield. The Mini Orchards Project is working with city community groups and schools on the scheme - which aims to give people access to locally- grown fruit and train them to produce their...

 

Better access to consultants needed

Hospital patients should be seen by a consultant at least once every 24 hours, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has recommended. Mounting evidence suggests that patients are more likely to die if admitted as emergencies in the evening and at the...

 

Drink driver in road crash given a ban

A South Normanton plant operator has received a 40-month road ban after 
being involved in a car crash while over the limit. Jeep driver Joe Tennant told police he was 
emerging from the junction of New Street and Berristow Lane, Alfreton,...

 

Plans put forward for longer library hours in East Lancashire

AVID readers and computer buffs in East Lancashire are being asked if they would like more libraries to open longer. Around half the county’s libraries increased their opening hours by an additional 30 minutes, at the start of the day from October 1....

 
Tree-mendous Christmas!

Tree-mendous Christmas!

Santa travelled to Selby Garden Centre on Sunday to open his Grotto, with the help of competition winners from a number of local schools. HO HO HO! Santa travelled to Selby garden centre on Sunday to open his grotto. And the day turned into a feast of...

 

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...

 
Switch to iPads will save almost £100,000, local authority claims

Switch to iPads will save almost £100,000, local authority claims

A CASH-strapped council which earlier this year approved controversial plans to provide iPads for all its members while cutting more than £2m from its budget last night said the move would save it almost £100,000. In a report to Scarborough Borough...

 
Ribbon cut as heritage and history gets full-time home

Ribbon cut as heritage and history gets full-time home

A now-permanent exhibition exploring a north Northumberland village's hidden history was officially opened last week. After many months of work and preparation by Belford Community Group’s Hidden History sub-committee, the exhibition was officially...

 
Husband accused of murdering wife ‘set her on fire’ court told

Husband accused of murdering wife ‘set her on fire’ court told

A HUSBAND who had been arguing with his wife poured white spirit over her and set her alight in the hallway of their home, a court heard yesterday. Unemployed joiner Stephen Eastwood, 55, had packed a bag during an argument with his librarian wife...

 


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