News archive from 7 May 2015, page 14

General Election 2015: Polls, pandas and profits.. Our guide to Britain’s £25m political punt

General Election 2015: Polls, pandas and profits.. Our guide to Britain’s £25m political punt

Britain’s bookmakers estimate £25million has been placed in political punts over the last five weeks. Here, Ross McCafferty, the Mr Fixit of political betting, runs his rule over where punters could pluck a profit from the election. It’s often said...

 
General Election 2015: No matter the arithmetic the UK wakes up to tomorrow morning, we will NEVER back the Tories, writes Nicola Sturgeon

General Election 2015: No matter the arithmetic the UK wakes up to tomorrow morning, we will NEVER back the...

THIS election is like no other in modern times. It has seen the power of the Westminster establishment challenged as never before, with the strength of the establishment parties ebbing away – and that is a very healthy thing for democracy. The SNP’s...

 
GENERAL ELECTION 2015: 10 things you need to know if you are going to the polls today

GENERAL ELECTION 2015: 10 things you need to know if you are going to the polls today

The big day has arrived - General Election day 2015! Here are the basics things you need to know if you are voting today... * If you haven’t registered to vote (including by post or proxy - except an emergency proxy, see below), it’s too late. Check...

 
Rutland Community Agents service offers free guidance and support

Rutland Community Agents service offers free guidance and support

A new county-wide service has been launched to provide all sorts of free information, advice and help to those who need it. Rutland Community Agents will support single people, couples and families of all ages through a network of trained advisors,...

 
Oil falls after hitting 2015 highs, markets still well supplied

Oil falls after hitting 2015 highs, markets still well supplied

Stronger-than-expected demand growth and a slowdown in crude supply has lifted oil prices around 50 percent from a six-year low hit in January. Yet many traders and analysts say global crude markets remained well supplied. The rally in futures prices...

Reuters, 06:33 in Business
 
Inquest opens into death of Cleadon rowing coach who died River Wear tragedy

Inquest opens into death of Cleadon rowing coach who died River Wear tragedy

AN inquest into the death of a rowing coach from South Tyneside who died while training a crew was due to be held today. Bill Grant was riding alongside the River Wear in Durham on Saturday, February 28, when it is thought he became ill and fell from...

 
Election fever grips Sunderland schools

Election fever grips Sunderland schools

ELECTION fever has gripped schools as they host their own displays of democracy. A political debate has been sparked at Sunderland High School after the delivery of a Parliamentary Loan Box packed with a robe like the one worn by the speaker of the...

 
Businessman ‘£200,000 out of pocket’ after collapse of firm building £7.5million Sunderland hotel

Businessman ‘£200,000 out of pocket’ after collapse of firm building £7.5million Sunderland hotel

A CITY businessman says he is resigned to losing out on tens of thousands of pounds he is owed after the collapse of the firm building Sunderland's new £7.5million Premier Inn Work on the development at the bottom of Chester Road ground to a halt in...

 
Time to pick an MP for South Holland and the Deepings

Time to pick an MP for South Holland and the Deepings

Candidates in the race for the South Holland and The Deepings parliamentary constituency hope to boost their support today as voters go to the polls from 7am-10pm. Contenders are Conservative John Hayes, who won the seat in 2010 with a 21,880...

 
Chorley food festival back in town

Chorley food festival back in town

German bratwurst and Spanish churros will be among the tempting dishes on offer as Chorley Food Festival returns this weekend. There will be a host of stalls on Portland Street car park, in Chorley town centre, with traders selling food from around...

 
GENERAL ELECTION 2015: 10 things you need to know if you are going to the polls today

GENERAL ELECTION 2015: 10 things you need to know if you are going to the polls today

The big day has arrived - General Election day 2015! Here are the basics things you need to know if you are voting today... * If you haven’t registered to vote (including by post or proxy - except an emergency proxy, see below), it’s too late. Check...

 

Roads must be cycling safe for all, says Leeds cycling champion

Roads needs to be made safer in a bid to transform Leeds into a "safe cycling city". That’s the plea from the city’s cycling champion just days after the Tour de Yorkshire rolled through Leeds. Cycle crash survivor Nick Turnbull with his...

 

Oceans 'may be common on planets'

Earth-like oceans may be common on planets in other solar systems, greatly increasing the chances of extra-terrestrial life, evidence suggests. The oceans on Earth were filled long ago by water-bearing comets and asteroids, scientists believe. An...

 

South Yorkshire teachers urged to sign up school teams for nationwide football tournament

Bosnian international footballer Asmir Begovic is calling on school children in South Yorkshire to score a victory against hatred and intolerance by playing in a nationwide football tournament to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide....

 
Premier League Darts: Phil Taylor set for all out WAR against Gary Anderson to get to the play-offs

Premier League Darts: Phil Taylor set for all out WAR against Gary Anderson to get to the play-offs

PHIL TAYLOR is ready to go to psychological war with Gary Anderson as the scrap for the Betway Premier League play-offs reaches fever pitch. The 16-times World Champion and the current king go head-to-head in Newcastle in the biggest match of the year...

 


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