News archive from 12 October 2015, page 13

Health: Nerves ever present during lifesaving task of organ donation nurse

Health: Nerves ever present during lifesaving task of organ donation nurse

Faced with families digesting the devastatation of losing loved ones, the likes of Cathy Jordan have to ask the most difficult of questions. Every year specialist organ donation nurses in Leeds coordinate up to 40 lifesaving transplants from donors...

 
South Sudan rebel Oloni 'may take up arms again'

South Sudan rebel Oloni 'may take up arms again'

Image copyright AP A major rebel leader in South Sudan has told the BBC he may have to take up arms again, despite the signing of a peace agreement six weeks ago. Gen Johnson Oloni said the government was undermining the deal with attacks on civilians...

BBC, 06:13 in World News
 
Slavery victim numbers in Wales double in two years

Slavery victim numbers in Wales double in two years

The number of slavery victims in Wales has doubled in two years with police saying they are training more officers to deal with the problem. Last year 70 people were officially identified by police as victims - up from 35 in 2012. Modern slaves are...

BBC, 06:15 in Regional
 
Welsh government 'cannot prove' £21m land sale got best value

Welsh government 'cannot prove' £21m land sale got best value

The Welsh government has admitted it cannot prove the biggest sale of publicly-owned land in recent years in Wales achieved best value for money. The admission was made in a letter from a senior civil servant to the assembly's Public Accounts...

BBC, 06:15 in Regional
 

Marriage equality advocates to focus on securing parliamentary majority

Securing a clear parliamentary majority would be the focus of marriage equality advocates in the lead-up to the next election, regardless of whether the Turnbull government goes ahead with a plebiscite, campaigners announced today. In an article for...

 
BYE says hello to young entrepreneurs

BYE says hello to young entrepreneurs

Year 8 pupils at St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford are taking part in an entrepreneurship competition run by Detchant-based horse-bedding manufacturer BEDMAX. They were introduced to BYE, or BEDMAX Young Entrepreneurs, where entrants compete to...

 
Council planning notices

Council planning notices

Amble: Amble Links Holiday Park, Links Road, reorganisation of caravan sales ground to provide replacement sales office and reception in new moveable building; St Cuthbert's Church, Church Street, removal of two cherry trees. Bamburgh: Ground Floor...

 
Be A Hero: Almost 27,000 people in Yorkshire sign organ donor register in just three months of campaign

Be A Hero: Almost 27,000 people in Yorkshire sign organ donor register in just three months of campaign

Thanks to the amazing selflessness of people in Yorkshire almost 27,000 people have signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register in three months. The incredible total comes just 12 weeks after the Be A Hero campaign, led by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS...

 

M1 closed after accident

The M1 is currently closed between junction 26 and 27 southbound following an accident. A diversion is in operation. One lane is also closed between junction 24a and 25 northbound. It follows an accident between two cars. More to follow.

 
Monsal Trail is voted favourite

Monsal Trail is voted favourite

The Monsal Trail in the Peak District National Park has been voted the UK's favourite National Cycle Network route under 30 miles. The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free, easily accessible route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders through the Peak...

 
Nine places to stay in North East region on Airbnb

Nine places to stay in North East region on Airbnb

You're coming to visit but don't fancy a hotel - don't worry, there are still plenty of places to stay! The countdown to the weekend has begun. And if you’re visiting our North East, you have an awful lot to look forward to! But the problem: you’ve...

 
TV Preview: First Dates - C4, 9pm

TV Preview: First Dates - C4, 9pm

First Dates - C4, 9pm THE First Dates restaurant opens its doors for a special episode in aid of C4's Stand Up To Cancer season as Maître d' Fred and his team welcome hopeful singletons and introduce them to familiar faces from the world of...

 
Gay blood donation: Thirty men turned down over sex ban

Gay blood donation: Thirty men turned down over sex ban

Image copyright SPL Thirty men have been stopped from donating blood at clinics in Northern Ireland because they have had sexual contact with another man, a BBC investigation has found. Other parts of the UK have a one-year deferral period for men who...

BBC, 06:22 in Regional
 
LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK: Ward still at heart of council leader

LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK: Ward still at heart of council leader

Coun Gary Porter, South Holland District Council leader It’s often been said that if you want something doing you should ask a busy person, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a councillor once described as a man with three hats is just as...

 

Russian police foil 'terror attack' on Moscow after making arrests in city

Russian police have arrested a group of people they said were planning a terror attack on Moscow, the country’s anti-terrorism committee said. “After a series of investigations by the security services, a group of individuals was arrested in the west...

 


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