News archive from 12 March 2014, page 14

Painting by Sunderland artist William Kay Blacklock expected to fetch £6,000 at Christie’s auction

Painting by Sunderland artist William Kay Blacklock expected to fetch £6,000 at Christie’s auction

AN oil painting by Sunderland artist William Kay Blacklock is expected to fetch thousands of pounds at an auction today. The picture, Early Morning On The River, will be auctioned at Christie’s South Kensington in London. The 18ins by 24ins painting...

 
Gainsborough: Display of Tudor furniture at Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough: Display of Tudor furniture at Gainsborough Old Hall

Dr Jonathan Foyle has spent a year investigating this piece of furniture which he describes as the strangest object he's ever encountered and it will be displayed at Gainsborough Old Hall. Dr Foyle is an architectural historian, broadcaster and...

 
Murder Probe After Body Found In Woods

Murder Probe After Body Found In Woods

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was found shot dead in woodland. Two teenage schoolboys discovered the 31-year-old victim in woods in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday morning. Police said they could confirm that the man,...

 
World Wide Web Had To Beat Off Competition

World Wide Web Had To Beat Off Competition

Like VHS triumphing over Betamax, the World Wide Web had to beat off stiff competition to become number one. Minitel and Gopher were among a host of services that could potentially have become the default way we share information online....

 

Video: Property developer tells the ECHO he will submit planning applications within weeks for £70m...

Property developer George Downing has told the ECHO that he will submit planning applications within weeks for his £70m plan to kick-start the regeneration of Islington. The ECHO revealed in November last year that Mr Downing’s company, Downing, was...

 
Fundraising legend Errol dies aged 55

Fundraising legend Errol dies aged 55

Tributes have been paid to charity fundraising legend and Manchester United super-fan Errol Warrick who has died aged 55. Errol raised a staggering £34,000 over 33 years by collecting for good causes in his home town of Long Sutton. The town’s...

 
It’s playtime!

It’s playtime!

Pupils at Hipsburn First School are pictured with new equipment that has been installed in the playground. Some of the money needed was raised from a fund-raising event inspired by pupil Izzy Rennie (pictured front), from Lesbury, who was diagnosed...

 

Live: Birmingham and West Midlands breaking news, traffic, sport and weather

Refresh automatically On | Off Welcome to the Birmingham Mail’s breaking news service, covering Birmingham and the West Midlands. We'll be making sure that you are the first to know what's happening across our region. If there's something you've...

 
Leeds ex-DJ and former footballer going for gold ... in bowls

Leeds ex-DJ and former footballer going for gold ... in bowls

An ex-DJ and his former footballer friend have swapped their high-energy pursuits for the more sedate pastime of bowls - in a bid to win Commonwealth gold. Andy Denton, 39, from Wetherby, and Graham Poucher, 34, from Morley in Leeds, have been...

 

Ackman accuses Herbalife of breaking laws in China

Ackman, who has placed a $1 billion short bet against Herbalife, said the company was making recruits pay an entry fee and letting distributors recruit new members, activities he said were illegal in China. He also said the company is disguising its...

Reuters, 06:35 in Business
 
Birstall Terrier: Huddersfield Town crazy

Birstall Terrier: Huddersfield Town crazy

How far will football fans go to demonstrate their love for their club? I don't seem to have found my limits where Huddersfield Town are concerned! Take my car as an example. It has all the usual Town stickers that you often see in fans’ vehicles,...

 

Thai court rules against funding for huge infrastructure project

The infrastructure projects had been expected to support the economy from last year but were held up by the court case. The ruling is an additional blow to the economic outlook this year, on top of protracted political protests that have hurt business...

Reuters, 06:38 in Business
 

Where is the cheapest petrol in Nottingham?

The five cheapest places to fill up within ten miles of Nottingham city centre: Unleaded 1. Tesco Beeston, Middle Street, Beeston, 125.9p 2. Tesco Long Eaton Extra, Waverley Street, Long Eaton, 125.9p 3. Morrisons Gamston, Gamston District Centre,...

 

City bids to stay top of league for independent stores

MARKS and Spencer, New Look, WH Smith, Topman, Primark, Boots, Argos, Next ... Lovely. Every city has one - and a lot more than one if we're talking about those big-brand coffee parlours. Hence shoppers' complaints about "Identikit" British...

 

Take a teddy and travel free on train

CHILDREN can travel for free on steam trains if they bring their own teddy bears. The offer is running during a Teddy Bears' Picnic at the Midland Railway museum near Ripley, on March 15, 16, 22 and 23. There will be special displays and a...

 


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