News archive from 12 March 2014, page 12

Sheffield residents steaming over dog mess

Sheffield residents steaming over dog mess

Fed-up residents have installed CCTV cameras to catch rogue dog owners letting their pets foul freely. Householders spoke out after data uncovered by The Star’s Your Right To Know campaign showed the 10 worst streets for dog fouling complaints in...

 
Robber escaped from jail and broke into house in Leeds

Robber escaped from jail and broke into house in Leeds

A CAREER criminal escaped from prison and burgled a house in Leeds while on the run for almost three months, a court heard. Michael Sayers, 33, was handed a three year sentence yesterday after a court heard he stole computers when he ransacked a house...

 
Life of Mandela to be celebrated with events

Life of Mandela to be celebrated with events

Leeds is gearing up for a week-long series of arts and cultural events to commemorate the life and works of the late Nelson Mandela. Held across the city from April 24th–30, Celebrate Mandela will help to honour the values and inspiration at the heart...

 
Staffordshire hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold reassembled after 1,300 years

Staffordshire hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold reassembled after 1,300 years

The quality of the Anglo-Saxon gold work, some of which can only be seen under a microscope, is surpassed only by the Sutton Hoo hoard. Photo: Birmingham Museums For the first time since someone dug a hole in a Staffordshire field and buried a sack...

 
Mental health funding changes in NHS will put lives at risk, say charities

Mental health funding changes in NHS will put lives at risk, say charities

Norman Lamb, the care services minister, has called the decision to penalise mental health services 'flawed and unacceptable'. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA People with mental health problems could die because of controversial NHS funding changes which...

Guardian, 06:10 in Health
 

Risks of deep cuts in mental health funds

The recent decision by NHS England and the health regulator Monitor to recommend cutting funding for mental health services by 20% more than that for acute hospitals completely contravenes the government's promise to put mental and physical healthcare...

Guardian, 06:10 in Health
 
Pupils ‘lost out’ with places policy claims Sheffield headteacher

Pupils ‘lost out’ with places policy claims Sheffield headteacher

A Sheffield secondary is pressing for changes to admissions policies to help it cope with over-crowding. Fir Vale School launched its own consultation on introducing ‘fair banding’ ability testing for primary school leavers applying for a place at the...

 
Sheffield volunteers are Game for fun at winter Olympics

Sheffield volunteers are Game for fun at winter Olympics

Volunteers are back in Sheffield fresh from their work with champion athletes in the stunning mountains of Russia for the Winter Olympics. A group of 25 Sheffield Hallam University students were selected to go to Sochi. Luke Tinker, an assistant coach...

 
Farewell to helper

Farewell to helper

A hospital chapel volunteer who has spent more than 30 years supporting patients has said farewell to the wards and completed her last shift. Margaret Hayes started working at Barnsley Hospital in 1983, spending time with patients, talking to them,...

 
Recipe: How to make Diana Henry’s feta and orange salad with honeyed almonds

Recipe: How to make Diana Henry’s feta and orange salad with honeyed almonds

Feta and orange salad with honeyed almonds by Diana Henry. Ingredients (serves 4 as a starter, 2 as a light meal) For the dressing: 1tbsp white wine vinegar ½tbsp orange juice Salt and pepper 5tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½tsp runny honey Leaves from 1...

Metro, 06:15 in Lifestyle
 
Keeping fit is the perfect prescription for patients in Rotherham

Keeping fit is the perfect prescription for patients in Rotherham

Patients in South Yorkshire are being prescribed exercise to manage their health conditions through a new GP referral scheme. The Fit4Health programme allows doctors to refer people with illnesses such as diabetes, angina and depression for 12 weeks...

 
Anger after war memorial attack

Anger after war memorial attack

A WIGAN war memorial has been damaged by vandals in the build-up to commemorations of the centenary of the First World War. Yobs lobbed a can of white paint over Platt Bridge’s monument to the fallen during a late-night outrage. Police and council...

 
Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark: The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle is my love letter to the Isle of Arran

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark: The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle is my love letter to the Isle of Arran

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark’s novel sees a woman exploring why an old lady left her home to someone she glimpsed 30 years earlier. I set the novel in 2006 so Elizabeth Pringle [the old lady who gives away her house] could have lived through both...

Metro, 06:15 in Lifestyle
 
Cabbie comes to Sheffield musician’s rescue

Cabbie comes to Sheffield musician’s rescue

A Sheffield cabbie insisted the show must go on when he came to the rescue of a city rocker. When Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure slept in at home in Sheffield before a gig in Preston, he issued a plea via Twitter for a lift to the venue...

 
Recipe: How to make Diana Henry’s teriyaki salmon with pickled vegetables

Recipe: How to make Diana Henry’s teriyaki salmon with pickled vegetables

Diana Henry’s teriyaki salmon with pickled vegetables and sesame seeds. Ingredients (serves 4) For the salmon: 4tbsp soy sauce 1tbsp caster sugar 2tbsp mirin 1tbsp dry sherry 4 x 125g salmon fillets 2tsp black sesame seeds For the vegetables: 100ml...

Metro, 06:15 in Lifestyle
 


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