News archive from 7 January 2013, page 18

Sleaford-area families urged to kick-start 2013 with new healthy lifestyle initiative

Sleaford-area families urged to kick-start 2013 with new healthy lifestyle initiative

The 12-week course is aimed at families with children who are overweight. The sessions include fun and games, as well as healthy eating and lifestyle advice, and the course takes place in a fun and friendly group environment for the whole family....

 
Mablethorpe Primary Academy gets £225k to improve buildings

Mablethorpe Primary Academy gets £225k to improve buildings

As an Academy trust and the sponsor of the Mablethorpe Primary Academy, the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT) was allowed to bid for capital funding for three projects. The Mablethorpe Primary Academy, which opened in September, was identified as...

 
New Witham St Hughs Academy earns 'outstanding' Ofsted rating

New Witham St Hughs Academy earns 'outstanding' Ofsted rating

Formerly a primary school, it converted to academy status in April. When last judged as a local authority-maintained school, it was judged to be "good overall with outstanding features". The latest Ofsted inspection was led by Simon...

 
In the courts of Lincolnshire...

In the courts of Lincolnshire...

Christopher James Welsh, 25, of 16 Gleedale, North Hykeham, Lincoln, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates' Court to failing to comply with the requirements of a community order. The order is to continue with five hours unpaid work within the next 12...

 

Police chief warns flag protest mob

Loyalist violence over the flying of the union flag will be firmly dealt with for as long as necessary, Northern Ireland's police chief declared after a fourth night of rioting. Matt Baggott's warning came just hours before fresh disturbances erupted...

 

"I was outgoing before the Army but I can't speak to my friends any more because they don't have a clue'

Post-traumatic stress is not uncommon in those who have served in the military yet there is still a reluctance to talk about it. Here is the account of one former soldier and how the support services of Cwm Taf Health Board have helped him THERE'S an...

 

Why networking is way ahead to pool knowledge

Pavel Loskot is a lecturer in multidisciplinary and nanotechnology at Swansea University. His research looks at how signal processing and networks pave the way to interdisciplinary research MATHEMATICAL models are an increasingly important engineering...

 

Patients will decide if NHS' efforts to improve this year are a success

Helen Birtwhistle, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, looks at plans for the health service in the year to come EARLY January - the time when many of us talk about making New Year resolutions. Despite best intentions, these are always...

 

Concentration plea to drivers

drivers are spending almost a fifth of their journey time ignoring the road, according to a recent study. The study, which found that 22 per cent drivers’ time was spent focussing on things other than the road, used tracking technology in glasses to...

 

Fears over loss of South Yorkshire police helicopter

SHEFFIELD MP David Blunkett has raised concerns over the crime-fighting capability of South Yorkshire Police when the force loses its own dedicated helicopter. The Labour MP for Brightside and Hillsborough spoke out after the force released details of...

 

Train buffs’ Sheffield treat

RAIL enthusiasts went on a tour of freight lines around Sheffield and north Nottinghamshire which have been closed to passengers for several decades. UK Railtours organised a trip on Saturday to High Marnham and Tinsley, on Saturday, taking an...

 

Sheffield health fair for older people

A HEALTH and wellbeing fair is to be held in Sheffield. RISE Sheffield provides a holistic programme of care for older people in Woodhouse and Nether Edge. It is organising the fair to help members seek advice, guidance and support. The event takes...

 

Ivanhoe Australia taps Rio Tinto for new CEO

Ivanhoe Australia is 57.7 percent owned by Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ.TO), which in turn is majority owned by world no.3 miner Rio Tinto (RIO.L). Ivanhoe Australia last year tried to sell stakes in its projects to shore up its balance sheet but...

Reuters, 06:30 in Business
 

Handset makers scurry to join Year of the Phablet

A surprise hit of 2012, it is drawing in more users, more handset makers and is shaping the way we consume content. "We expect 2013 to be the Year of the Phablet," said Neil Mawston, UK-based executive director of Strategy Analytics' global...

Reuters, 06:30 in Business
 
Delhi rape accused face court

Delhi rape accused face court

A Delhi policeman stand guards at the court complex where five men accused of a deadly gang rape will face trial. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty The five men accused of the brutal gang rape that killed an Indian woman are due to appear in a New...

 


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