News archive from 11 February 2014, page 14

Canal path made safe

Canal path made safe

A handrail is being added to a danger spot near the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton. The improvement has come about thanks to Labour parliamentary candidate Catherine Atkinson, Cllr Roland Hosker and local resident Pauline Wheatcroft (pictured). Cllr...

 
PM backs Ilkeston apprenticeships

PM backs Ilkeston apprenticeships

Ilkeston MP Jessica Lee has put local apprenticeships in the spotlight in the House of Commons e backing of Prime Minister David Cameron. During a Westminster debate on apprenticeships during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), Jessica said to Mr...

 

Live: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East

Refresh automatically On | Off The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle and North East traffic, travel, weather, crime and council news for Tuesday, 11...

 

‘Stressed’ former Aston University died in rail line tragedy

  A former Aston University student died when he threw himself in front of a train. Stanley Waddell, from College Road, Moseley, died on railway lines near Robin Hood Lane, Yardley, on October 29 last year. His father Alastair told Birmingham...

 

Freemasons Birmingham conference centre up for sale

A landmark Birmingham conference centre owned by the Freemasons has been put up for sale as it prepares for closure on Valentine’s Day with the loss of 60 jobs. Property consultant GVA has announced it is looking for a buyer for the Clarendon Suites...

 

Council accused of ignoring families who share home with older generations

City housing chiefs been accused of ignoring families who share their home with frail and elderly relatives. Households where grandparents, parents and children live together, are not recognised a new allocations policy for council properties. At a...

 
TLC have got off to a great start

TLC have got off to a great start

After two or three years of dealing with a substandard "service" on the A and B route from First and Tyrer before them, it was so nice to use TLC's new service this week. I know it is early days and I don’t want to jinx it, but from what I...

 
Landlady reaches the centenary landmark

Landlady reaches the centenary landmark

A popular Marehay pub landlady proved she still has the power to pull a crowd as 20 of her family and friends visited for her 100th birthday this week. Elsie Tomlinson currently resides at the Willows Elderly People’s home off Slack Lane in Ripley -...

 
Canal path made safe

Canal path made safe

A handrail is being added to a danger spot near the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton. The improvement has come about thanks to Labour parliamentary candidate Catherine Atkinson, Cllr Roland Hosker and local resident Pauline Wheatcroft (pictured). Cllr...

 

Australian journalist Peter Greste's Egyptian trial set for next week

Peter Greste, the Australian journalist with the al-Jazeera network who has been arrested in Egypt. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Australian journalist Peter Greste will face trial in Egypt next week, accused of having links to the blacklisted Muslim...

Guardian, 07:15 in Showbiz
 
Coding for women: could I learn to program in a day?

Coding for women: could I learn to program in a day?

Lily Cole (background) at the ­Decoded digital training in coding. This year, in case anyone missed the memo, is the "Year of Code". The government announcement came last week, along with plans for all children to be taught to program...

Guardian, 07:15 in Learning
 
What will Labour say about the expansion of student numbers?

What will Labour say about the expansion of student numbers?

If universities are free to recruit as many students as they wish, what effect might it have on social mobility? Photograph: David Oxberry/Mood Board/Rex When George Osborne announced last December that universities would be freed to recruit as many...

Guardian, 07:15 in Learning
 
Teenager raises more than £800 for Little Princess Trust

Teenager raises more than £800 for Little Princess Trust

A kind-hearted 11-year-old has raised hundreds of pounds for a children's charity after her brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Bethany Stenton, of Bankfoot Street, Batley, had her blonde locks cut for the Little Princess Trust. As well...

 
Work begins on demolition

Work begins on demolition

Demolition work has finally started on Cleckheaton's Northgate Mills - five years after its owners were originally granted permission to do so. Bulldozers moved on to the site, owned by Tesco, over the weekend, after a long-running saga which began...

 

Rosneft approves $273 million worth of oil shipments to BP

Rosneft said that it would supply BP Oil International Ltd with up to 270,000 tonnes of fuel oil on a free-on-board (FOB) basis for any Black Sea port. It would also ship up to 100,000 tonnes of crude oil to BP Singapore PTE Ltd on the Pacific port of...

Reuters, 07:16 in Business
 


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