News archive from 6 April 2012

Enjoy Easter at the revamped Old Hall

Enjoy Easter at the revamped Old Hall

Previously unseen rooms will be open at Gainsborough Old Hall, after exciting improvements were made over the winter. Re-opening on Good Friday, 6th April, the town’s top tourist attraction is now better than ever, thanks to collaboration between...

 
Readers recommend: songs about chocolate

Readers recommend: songs about chocolate

We've been enjoying chocolate, or something like it, for thousands of years. And many different religions and cultures have festivals at which it's become traditional to consume it. It's thought chocolate affects serotonin levels in the brain, which...

 
Masters 2012: Randal Lewis does not let numbers spoil his fairytale

Masters 2012: Randal Lewis does not let numbers spoil his fairytale

The level of the sport's royalty competing in each Masters is highlighted in the players guidebook. For Randal "Randy" Lewis, the entry spans a mere five sentences; the last one is simply to point out he is inducted in the Michigan golf hall...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
How can Chelsea beat Barça? Just play the game of their lives … twice

How can Chelsea beat Barça? Just play the game of their lives … twice

So now, Chelsea's luck runs out. Or, at least, that is the general assumption when their next opponents are responsible for some of the most thrillingly exquisite football there has ever been, and the memories are still vivid of what happened to...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Swansea and Newcastle managers display mutual respect amid rivalry

Swansea and Newcastle managers display mutual respect amid rivalry

Brendan Rodgers once worked for Alan Pardew but on Friday in South Wales they meet as equals, not to mention rivals, for the Premier League's manager of the year award. "When I was at Reading, Brendan was my youth-team coach so I know him very,...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
President signs small business act into law – with Republican support

President signs small business act into law – with Republican support

In a rare moment of co-operation, Democrats and Republicans got together Thursday to sign a new law designed to make funding and regulation easier for small companies. President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (Jobs) Act at the...

 
Police send drink-drive message

Police send drink-drive message

THREE motorists were were arrested in Evesham in less than two hours at the weekend and charged with drink-driving. The arrests were made in the early hours of Sunday, April 1, and police in the town are warning other drivers that they will not...

 
'RACE AGAINST TIME' TO HALT MALARIA

'RACE AGAINST TIME' TO HALT MALARIA

Doctors say they are in a "race against time" to halt the spread of potentially untreatable malaria. A strain of Plasmodium falciparum has emerged on the border of Thailand and Burma that is resistant to the most effective treatments....

 
£28,000 raised tonight at Bradford Bulls crisis auction

£28,000 raised tonight at Bradford Bulls crisis auction

£28,000 raised tonight at Bradford Bulls crisis auction Tens of thousands of pounds was raised when shirts, medals and mementos from some of the Bradford Bulls’ most momentous occasions were auctioned off in a bid to save the cash-strapped club. The...

 
Paul Lawrie's eagles give uplift to Scot's long search for recognition

Paul Lawrie's eagles give uplift to Scot's long search for recognition

It is far easier said than done, but one obvious way to earn the acclaim of golfing aficionados in the United States is to win the Masters. Paul Lawrie rightly insisted in the immediate aftermath of a first-round 69 that no thoughts of claiming the...

Guardian, 22:18 in Sport
 
How the budget changes will affect you

How the budget changes will affect you

Income tax changes Personal allowances and income tax thresholds will move up, as announced in the 2011 budget: • Personal allowance (amount you can earn tax free this year), up £630 to £8,105 for under-65s • Personal allowance for 65 to 74-year-olds,...

Guardian, 22:19 in Politics
 
Protest for Zimbabwe plight

Protest for Zimbabwe plight

Until recently, the Government did not remove Zimbabweans who had failed the asylum process as Zimbabwe was viewed as too dangerous. Campaigner Regis Manyana, 42, of Aspley, says it is too soon. The father-of-three said: "The situation in...

 
Google's Larry Page defends privacy policy in letter

Google's Larry Page defends privacy policy in letter

Google's chief executive has marked his first year in the job with a letter setting out his vision for the future. Larry Page promises what he terms "next-generation search" in which query results become less generic and more tailored to...

 

Echoes of Trayvon Martin in the police killing of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr

"My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me." And that's just what they did. In the early hours of Saturday 19 November, 2011, US marine veteran Kenneth Chamberlain...

 

Hotel couple flee Mali after attack

Apr 5 2012 A British couple have fled Timbuktu with the help of African soldiers and nomadic militiamen after the Malian city fell to rebel forces. Neil Whitehead and Diane English ran a hotel in the northern province but made a dramatic escape from...

 


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