News archive from 8 May 2018

Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member, is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's...

BBC, 06:05 in World News
 

Ellis Short’s decision to write off Sunderland AFC debt is ‘huge boost for the club financially’ says...

Ellis Short’s decision to cover Sunderland AFC’s debts will hand the Black Cats a massive advantage next season, says a leading sports finance expert. The club announced last week that the American billionaire had agreed to cleared all its debts in...

 

Lack of rehabilitation therapy puts stroke survirors’ recorvery at risk

The recovery of stroke survivors is being put at risk due to a lack of rehabilitation therapy after they leave hospital. Today (Tuesday, May 8), the Stroke Association revealed that on average stroke survivors receive a third of the recommended amount...

 

Community’s eyes and ears key to tackling crime says new police chief

The key to tackling crime across South Tyneside lies with its communities according to the man tasked with leading its police. Northumbria Police’s newly appointed Chief Constable Winton Keenen has risen through the ranks to become its top officer....

 

Dancer set to follow dream after winning place at prestigious academy

South Tyneside schoolgirl dancer Emma Becke has taken a giant step to achieving her dream of being a ballerina - by winning a place at one of Britain’s top academies. The 11-year-old’s prodigious talent has been spotted by experts at Chester-based The...

 

Grant boost for South Shields youth theatre project from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

The man behind some of the world’s most famous musicals has given his backing to a South Shields-based youth-inspired theatre programme. The Customs House has been awarded £13,920 from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. It will be fantastic to be...

 

South Shields charity champ’s fears over rise in abandoned kittens

An animal rescue champion says she is alarmed at the rising number of kittens being found abandoned on the streets of South Tyneside. Ann Kirton, who runs St Francis Animal Rescue, in South Shields, says she has noticed an increase in the number of...

 

Couple aim to breathe new life into South Shields pub

A well-known South Shields pub is being given a new lease of life as it opens its doors to the public once again. The Grey Hen in Temple Park Road has been closed to punters for a number of months. But now, couple Jocelyn and Carl Ferguson are hoping...

 

South Shields travel boss to donate football shirts on trip to Kenya

A kind-hearted businessman has jetted off to Kenya armed with a suitcase filled with football shirts for youngsters. Graeme Brett, owner of Westoe Travel, has been collecting the sports atire in the run-up to him leaving the UK, today. I didn’t expect...

 
Chelsea ‘one step ahead’ of Liverpool in huge £62m transfer: Deal looked done

Chelsea ‘one step ahead’ of Liverpool in huge £62m transfer: Deal looked done

The Lyon playmaker has been hotly touted to make the switch to the Premier League this summer. Reports flooded in earlier in the week that the Frenchman was ready to quit Ligue 1 for the Reds. Even Sadio Mane endorsed the move, telling fans that he...

Daily Star, 06:11 in Sport
 

Stuart Clarke: The case for a fund to promote Leeds as a technology powerhouse

The city’s digital and tech sector is still recovering from a busy two weeks of the Leeds Digital Festival. We saw 170 events covering every aspect of digital, with 20,000 attendees listening to over 650 speakers. Tom Forth, associate of ODI Leeds,...

 
How we made Talvin Singh's Mercury-winning album OK

How we made Talvin Singh's Mercury-winning album OK

Talvin Singh, composer/producer I was raised in Leytonstone, in east London, by Sikh parents. My uncles would have Indian classical music soirees. There were always tabla around, but I also grew up with Top of the Pops. To me, it was all just music,...

 
Tuesday’s best TV: The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds; The Split

Tuesday’s best TV: The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds; The Split

The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds 8pm, Channel 4 Another round of cute psychological experiments, sometimes with a mildly uncomfortable judgmental undertone. The theme of this new two-parter is right and wrong and, for a long time, one little girl has...

Guardian, 06:15 in Showbiz
 
Eurovision seeks to win viewers in new territories

Eurovision seeks to win viewers in new territories

The kitsch costumes, power ballads and risk of a humiliating nul points are familiar to its fans. Now, if the Eurovision song contest organisers get their way, these traits could find a bigger global audience. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU),...

Guardian, 06:15 in Showbiz
 

Hartlepool MP hopes for closure for Katrice Lee’s family

MP for Hartlepool Mike Hill says he hopes the search for missing toddler Katrice Lee will bring much-needed closure for her family. Mr Hill accompanied Katrice’s father Richie Lee, who lives in the town, to Germany last week as a major dig started...

 


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