News archive from 8 March 2014, page 1

Porter looking to keep up his knack for the cup as Blades aim for dream semi-final

If Nigel Clough finds himself needing a late goal to make Sheffield United the first third-tier FA Cup semi-finalists since Wycombe in 2001, he’ll know who to turn to He did in the previous round, when Chris Porter was summoned from the bench in the...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
The readers' editor on… reporting both sides of the argument

The readers' editor on… reporting both sides of the argument

The story acknowledged that the existence of grammar schools is controversial but did not quote anyone who might take a contrary view. Photograph: Alamy The Observer headline was unequivocal: "New grammar school tests thwart 'pushy parents'"...

Guardian, 00:16 in Learning
 
‘Only miracle’ will see Michael Schumacher recover

‘Only miracle’ will see Michael Schumacher recover

THE family of F1 racing legend Michael Schumacher have been informed by doctors treating him that the chances of recovery are now so slim that only "a miracle" can save him. His wife Corinna and Ralf Schumacher, his brother, have been...

 

Malaysia's Anwar convicted of sodomy, political future in doubt

Three judges at the Court of Appeal unanimously voted to overturn Anwar's acquittal two years ago in a rapid ruling that his supporters and international human rights groups say was politically influenced and aimed at ending his career. The former...

 
Service to help Harrogate smokers quit

Service to help Harrogate smokers quit

Advice is on offer for those in Harrogate who need help to quit smoking. National No Smoking day takes place on Wednesday, March 12 and the North Yorkshire Stop Smoking Service, which is run by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, is reminding...

 
Bakewell school learns about fair trade

Bakewell school learns about fair trade

Leek social enterprise Lifeworlds Learning visited S. Anselm's School, in Bakewell, to talk to years six and seven about the issues and complexities of fair trade. Using a giant walk on world map, the workshop explored global connections, trade,...

 
£100k funding boost for two Bakewell firms

£100k funding boost for two Bakewell firms

Two Bakewell firms are expanding thanks to receiving more than £100,000 of funding from the Sheffield City Region and free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council. Peak Ales, a microbrewery based in the Barn Brewery, in Chatsworth, and...

 
Service to help Harrogate smokers quit

Service to help Harrogate smokers quit

Advice is on offer for those in Harrogate who need help to quit smoking. National No Smoking day takes place on Wednesday, March 12 and the North Yorkshire Stop Smoking Service, which is run by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, is reminding...

 

PICTURES: World Book Day in Sunderland

WORLD Book Day is an annual celebration of reading with events going on in more that 100 countries across the globe. Children and teachers across Wearside spent the day reading books and dressing up as their favourite characters. Among those taking...

 

Awards for Sunderland Echo publisher

THE Echo is celebrating after picking up a top honour at its parent company's annual awards. The paper’s publishers, Northeast Press, beat off tough competition from other units across the country to be named Publishing Unit of the Year, at the second...

 
Geneva 2014 Motor Show: From Minis to McLaren to some exciting newcomers

Geneva 2014 Motor Show: From Minis to McLaren to some exciting newcomers

Kia Soul EV On sale: November Price: est from £23,000 The new Kia Soul might not look too different from the old car but in reality it's an all-new model and this battery-powered version is Kia's first all-electric production car. It's the first in...

 

Clegg slams Putin's 'KGB mentality'

Nick Clegg has urged Moscow to enter into a "civilised dialogue" over Ukraine as the situation in occupied Crimea remained tense ahead of a proposed referendum on becoming part of Russia. The Deputy Prime Minister criticised Vladimir Putin's...

 

Deutsche Bank denies it knew of forex woes since 2006

Details of those meetings were first brought to light on Wednesday in a Reuters report. The so-called currency fixings that are at the centre of a global investigation into allegations of manipulation by traders are used to price trillions of...

Reuters, 00:28 in Business
 

VIDEO: World Book Day at Belton

Healthy eating and time travel were topics covered in World Book Day workshops at an Isle school this week. Actress Gemma Moorhouse from the Education Group’s Story Factory held workshops in Belton’s All Saints’ Primary School, to celebrate the...

 
Deconstructing Saga: Inside the mind of the TV detective

Deconstructing Saga: Inside the mind of the TV detective

Scandi-drama The Bridge is known as much for the personal life of Swedish detective Saga Noren and her Danish colleague Martin Rohde as for its gritty monochrome crime scenes. Saga, portrayed by Sofia Helin, struggles to navigate the social rules of...

BBC, 00:35 in Art & Culture
 


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