News archive from 8 March 2014, page 10

Help children who live on the breadline in Leeds

Help children who live on the breadline in Leeds

Thousands of children in Leeds are trapped in an alarming cycle of child poverty. Parents across the city are struggling to make ends meet leaving a devastating impact on their child’s health and wellbeing. Over 35,000 children and young people in...

 
Bishop to retire after 43 years of serving the community

Bishop to retire after 43 years of serving the community

A long-serving Lancashire bishop has announced he will retire in July. The Bishop of Burnley, The Rt Rev John Goddard, has served the Church of England for 43 years. Bishop John, 66, will spend his retirement in Tarleton with wife Vivienne. Rt Rev...

 

Blackout review – Stone/Castro's tragicomedy comes up short

Blackout ... a tragicomedy that fails to make an emotional connection. Photograph: rodeo.com Physical theatre relies on movement sequences for its expressivity, much as musical theatre relies on musical numbers. And these two forms of expression also...

 
New riders will reap benefits of a healthy Le Tour legacy

New riders will reap benefits of a healthy Le Tour legacy

Tour de Fitness: With Le Tour just months away, Yorkshire aims to bring cycling to the masses but why should you get back on two wheels? Jonathan Brown reports. Cycling in Yorkshire is already riding on the crest of Tour de France fever. Aside from...

 
Sunderland cup final cover boy hopes for Wembley return

Sunderland cup final cover boy hopes for Wembley return

ECHO cover boy Euan Lumsdon is dreaming of a return trip to Wembley as he gets over his disappointment of last week's cup final defeat. Our photographer Peter Berry captured youngster looking gloomy in London after Sunderland’s loss to Manchester City...

 
Police CCTV operators facing the axe in Sunderland

Police CCTV operators facing the axe in Sunderland

PLANS are on the table to axe CCTV operators and police support staff from Sunderland's Gill Bridge station. The Echo understands the jobs of those monitoring the city centre are under threat in the face of £46million cuts that could also see the...

 
Estates lodge homes appeal

Estates lodge homes appeal

Objectors who fought off a controversial housing plan for their village have vowed to redraw battle lines after an appeal was lodged for the refused scheme. In December, delighted residents cheered and applauded as Northumberland Estates’ bid for 37...

 
Penrose and who else?

Penrose and who else?

This is the first of three photos sent in by Gazette reader Jill Clark, which all feature her grandfather, William Penrose. He was born in Amble in 1890 and is sitting on the ground at the front of this picture. Jill has no idea which hockey club it...

 
Fall in road casualties

Fall in road casualties

INJURIES and deaths on roads throughout Wigan and the region have fallen over the past year. Thirty-five people were killed last year compared to 49 in 2012 – 14 fewer victims and a reduction of 29 per cent. Speed, drink and drugs and failure to look...

 
Doncaster learning disability campaigners promote service

Doncaster learning disability campaigners promote service

A group of adults with learning disabilities who campaign for Doncaster's learning disabled community are to feature in a brochure promoting a state-of-the-art inpatient unit in Balby their views helped shape. Three members of Choice for all Doncaster...

 

South Park: The Stick Of Truth

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view Buy it from PS3 PC XBox 360 South Park: The Stick of Truth Ubisoft Videogame by-products of entertainment franchises have a long and ignominious history of being cheaply made wastes of human effort, churned...

Guardian, 06:13 in Showbiz
 

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, out this week on Blu-ray and DVD

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view Buy it from Buy the DVD Buy the Blu-ray In documentary circles (the haughty, wine-sipping ones that invariably form in the foyers of west London arthouse cinemas) 2013 was hailed as something of a banner year...

Guardian, 06:13 in Showbiz
 

The new Ginsters advert

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view A woman stands in an unrealistic wine bar with her short boyfriend and some work colleagues. It's a desperate affair, horrifically strip-lit, without joy. A "Good Luck" banner flapping above the...

Guardian, 06:13 in Showbiz
 
Catch-up TV guide: from Jonathan Creek to Inside No 9

Catch-up TV guide: from Jonathan Creek to Inside No 9

Jonathan Creek. Photograph: John Rogers TV: Jonathan CreekAfter a decade of occasional one-offs and Christmas specials, Alan Davies's magician/sleuth finally returned for a new Sherlock-style mini-series last month, beginning with a neat spin on that...

Guardian, 06:13 in Showbiz
 
Shetland: the show that needs moisturiser, now!

Shetland: the show that needs moisturiser, now!

Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez. Photograph: Mark Mainz Murky crime drama Shetland (Tuesday, 9pm, BBC1) returns this week for a second series, revealing Shetland as the most eerie – and overcast – location on Earth. Five minutes in, crows are pecking...

Guardian, 06:13 in Showbiz
 


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