News archive from 5 December 2012

Why the battle goes on to keep children’s heart surgery in city

Why the battle goes on to keep children’s heart surgery in city

Despite the decision to end children's heart surgery in Leeds, the fight goes on to overturn the plan. Katie Baldwin reports. TODAY Evan Davies is a happy, healthy nine-week-old. However it could have been very different. His mum Rachel fears that if...

 
CHANCELLOR IS URGED TO GIVE SAVERS A BOOST

CHANCELLOR IS URGED TO GIVE SAVERS A BOOST

Dr Ros Altmann, director general of Saga, has written to Chancellor George Osborne to urge him to offer better incentives to those saving for a house deposit, planning for retirement or looking at later-life care needs. The call comes as inflation...

 
‘When we began, three men and a dog were watching shows... now we sell out’

‘When we began, three men and a dog were watching shows... now we sell out’

Wherever you live, you deserve to see the best new contemporary stage work. Nick Ahad reports on a company that's making it possible. You may have heard; we’re living in worrying times for the arts. Funding is being slashed, the Arts Council is...

 
AVENUES FOR HIGHER RETURNS

AVENUES FOR HIGHER RETURNS

However, there's little incentive right now to lock away your cash, as you can earn 2.5 per cent on a no-notice account with Furness Building Society and 2.35 per cent with the Post Office, according to Charlotte Nelson from MoneyFacts.co.uk. “The...

 
GET SMART TO TAKE THE HEAT OFF ENERGY RISES

GET SMART TO TAKE THE HEAT OFF ENERGY RISES

The increase will raise the average EDF dual-fuel bill from £1,202 a year to £1,332, says uSwitch.com. EDF is not the only company to increase its prices this week. On Monday, Scottish Power upped its prices by 7 per cent, taking the average bill from...

 

Common sense for the NHS

From: David H Rhodes, Bishopthorpe, York. ATTENDING a recent health talk, several points arose during the discussion that followed. I was unaware for example that obsolete pills can be redistributed to poorer countries by a system via your doctor or...

 

Tories take blame if Ukip splits vote

From: J G Riseley, Harcourt Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. WITH growing disenchantment about the EU, there seems to be some concern within the Conservative Party that support for Ukip could do them serious electoral damage. Surely what is needed...

 
LET THE 12 WAYS OF CHRISTMAS BRING CHEER

LET THE 12 WAYS OF CHRISTMAS BRING CHEER

1 DON'T LEAVE IT TOO LATEChristmas is coming and sooner than you think. If you're buying presents online or planning to send cards and gifts in the post, you've got no time to waste. Today is the last recommended postal date for sending cards and...

 

Who’ll furnish us with a chair for committee?

From: Barry Ewbank, Lund, Driffield, East Yorkshire. WE are forming a committee and consequently we are in need of a “chair”. Can anyone inform us as to what sort of a “chair” we require? Does it have to be straight backed and uncomfortable, with...

 
E-COMMERCE IS RIDING HIGH

E-COMMERCE IS RIDING HIGH

“The digital revolution has changed the way people shop,” says Richard Woodward, head of retail consultancy OgilvyAction. “An e-commerce channel is imperative so a business can meet that instant customer expectation.” For a small firm such as Red...

 

We must redouble our efforts to improve primary schools

From: Coun Geoff Walsh, Leader of the Conservative Group, Wakefield Council. SIX-and-a-half years after the education of young people in Wakefield was placed under the control of the director of family services, we now find that while 52 in every 100...

 
MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS SIR ALEX FERGUSON GAMBLES ON WAYNE ROONEY

MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS SIR ALEX FERGUSON GAMBLES ON WAYNE ROONEY

Ferguson confirmed Rooney will start the Champions League dead rubber with CFR Cluj despite indicating he will shuffle his pack elsewhere as he looks for the forward to muster momentum ahead of the derby. “When he is interrupted in a run of games it...

 
FERNANDO TORRES IS GREAT...AS A DEFENDER, SAYS CHELSEA BOSS RAFA BENITEZ

FERNANDO TORRES IS GREAT...AS A DEFENDER, SAYS CHELSEA BOSS RAFA BENITEZ

A goal from Torres – who has scored only once in his last 11 games – against Nordsjaelland in the Champions League tonight could prove priceless. However Rafael Benitez believes his £50million misfit is doing well – because he has been defending...

 
TED DEXTER DELIGHTING IN RETURN TO THE SMOG

TED DEXTER DELIGHTING IN RETURN TO THE SMOG

There was the commission of a report into the effects of smog on top-flight cricketers that he brought up in the aftermath of defeat here at Eden Gardens in 1993, which caused a bit of a storm. And there was also the famous comment in the post-mortem...

 

Porsche stolen from Market Deeping business

A black Porsche 911 Carrera, registration number Y52FJN, has been stolen from a business on Northfields Industrial Estate in Market Deeping. The theft took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

 


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