News archive from 12 March 2014, page 17

Sally set for 50-mile trek

Sally set for 50-mile trek

Personal trainer Sally Salter has set herself a gigantic challenge. Sally, 46, of Woodhall Drive, Healey, is limbering up to complete a 50 mile ultra-marathon around the Lake District in July. She signed up for the challenge, which will see her...

 
Campaign group calls for more rural ATMs

Campaign group calls for more rural ATMs

A campaign group is calling for more free-to-use cash machines in rural locations. The Fairer Derbyshire Partnership (FDP) has drawn up a list of possible locations for free ATMs, including Ashover Eyam, Baslow, Flagg and Monyash. A spokesman for the...

 
Ambulance chiefs apologise after elderly dementia sufferer lay in agony for almost 90 minutes with broken hip

Ambulance chiefs apologise after elderly dementia sufferer lay in agony for almost 90 minutes with broken hip

AMBULANCE chiefs have apologised for their failings after an elderly dementia sufferer lay in agony with a broken hip for almost an hour-and-a-half. The family of Mary Hockaday, 89, have blasted a sequence of events that delayed an ambulance as “a...

 
TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

SO, it's goodbye BBC3 and hello to ITVBe. The bombshell news that the Beeb’s youth and comedy-focused channel was being axed (or at least only being available on iPlayer from autumn 2015) was in stark contrast to ITV’s earlier announcement that their...

 
Shetland; Original Drama – TV review

Shetland; Original Drama – TV review

Douglas Henshall in Shetland Photograph: Philip Volkers/BBC/ITV Studios In the novel Raven Black by Ann Cleeves, from which the first two-part story of Shetland (BBC1) is adapted, it's winter and the islands are covered in a thick layer of snow when a...

Guardian, 07:05 in Showbiz
 
Roger Allam, actor – portrait of the artist

Roger Allam, actor – portrait of the artist

Roger Allam: 'What do I regret? Loads.' Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian What first drew you to acting? I went to this very odd school, Christ's Hospital – like Eton for poor boys. I remember seeing a school production of The Birthday Party and...

Guardian, 07:05 in Showbiz
 
TV highlights 12/03/2014

TV highlights 12/03/2014

Stephen Smith in How To Get Ahead: At Medieval Court. Photograph: Jim Petersen/BBC Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico Road Race 1.30pm, British EurosportAhead of the Grand Tours (which kick off with the Giro d'Italia in May) the Tirreno-Adriatico is a testing...

Guardian, 07:05 in Showbiz
 

Adecco posts first quarterly revenue growth since first-quarter 2012

"Most European economies have begun to recover," Adecco said in a statement on Wednesday. "In Q4 2013, we saw a strong pick-up in our early-cyclical industrial business, driven by double-digit growth in the manufacturing sector."...

Reuters, 07:06 in Business
 

Bayer eyes 8 percent annual pharma sales growth through 2016

It said on Wednesday that combined sales of the five new drugs - anti-clotting drug Xarelto, eye drug Eylea, cancer drugs Stivarga and Xofigo as well as lung drug Adempas - would be about 2.8 billion euros in 2014, up from 1.5 billion euros in 2013....

Reuters, 07:06 in Business
 
Which way now for public services in Scotland?

Which way now for public services in Scotland?

Would an independent Scotland be able to reverse the UK government's austerity measures? Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Mary Taylor, chief executive, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Housing policy has been devolved for years. The...

Guardian, 07:06 in Health
 
E-cigarette ad banned over health claims

E-cigarette ad banned over health claims

An ad for Ten Motives e-cigarettes has been banned by the ASA Photograph: Screengrab An advert for an e-cigarette brand has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled that claims including that it was "the healthier smoking...

Guardian, 07:06 in Health
 
Farewell to inspirational teacher Jessie

Farewell to inspirational teacher Jessie

I would like to say a few words on the passing of a remarkable lady, Mrs Jessie Pedlow. Jessie, a retired teacher, worked tirelessly for many years in the Piccadilly area of town, where she lived, to encourage children to take the right path in life....

 
Support group will help sufferers cope

Support group will help sufferers cope

A MOTHER-OF-THREE who has sent almost half her life coping with a long-term condition which causes pain all over her body has encouraged other sufferers to join a support group. Gill Corner, 46, of Devon Road, Hebburn, has spent two decades trying to...

 

Toyota gives Japan workers biggest pay raise in 21 years

Many of Japan's leading industries announced the results of annual wage negotiations on Wednesday, amid pressure from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for generous raises that could boost household spending and help to pull the world's third-biggest economy...

Reuters, 07:09 in Business
 
Martial art is an ‘inspiration’ says Midlands priest

Martial art is an ‘inspiration’ says Midlands priest

Lessons in a self-defence practice developed for the Israeli military that combines techniques including boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, jiu-jitsu and wrestling are taking place in Leamington. Krav Maga was developed from street-fighting skills by...

 


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