News archive from 12 October 2017

Northumberland County Council criticised for treatment of family in crisis

Northumberland County Council criticised for treatment of family in crisis

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised Northumberland County Council for failing to assess vulnerable young children at risk of harm. The Ombudsman’s investigation found that despite multiple appeals from the family to the...

 
£50m Leeds flood alleviation scheme will be first to use new technology

£50m Leeds flood alleviation scheme will be first to use new technology

A £50m flood alleviation scheme opening in Leeds is the first to use new state-of-the-art moveable weir technology, it has been announced today. The project is one of the largest-ever in the UK and follows the devastating flooding which inundated...

 
All smiles and kindness for big day

All smiles and kindness for big day

Children at Pocklington School’s new Pre-School are getting smile-ready for World Smile Day on Friday (6 October) as they settle into their new classroom opened in response to parental demand. From this term, three-year-olds have been attending half...

 
Wicker arches

Wicker arches

EB Warris in his letter ‘The Wicker Arches’, (September 27), says the Wicker Arches should be demolished as they are no longer used by trains. Many, but obviously not EB Warris, will know that freight trains cross the bridge most days taking ingot...

 
Don’t forget Sheffield’s own facilities

Don’t forget Sheffield’s own facilities

I read with interest about the proposed Maggie’s Centre at Leeds noting how the article says it will be supporting people from all over Yorkshire which obviously means Sheffield. It sounds like it will be a fine place. However what about Sheffield...

 
East coast mainline study not necessary

East coast mainline study not necessary

Pressure is being put on the Scottish Transport Minister by local politicians to take a lead in moving the re-opening of Reston station forward. Campaigners for the station are angry that Transport Scotland has ordered yet another study into capacity...

 
RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

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BREAKING: Sheffield shop targeted in morning ram-raid

BREAKING: Sheffield shop targeted in morning ram-raid

A Sheffield business is cleaning up again this morning after another ram raid at its premises. FLASHBACK: Two cars used in designer shop ram raid in Sheffield A car was driven into the Eton designer outlet on Division Street, in the city centre, at...

 
Police search for mum missing from Blackpool

Police search for mum missing from Blackpool

Police are searching for a mum who has gone missing from Blackpool. Lisa Green, 34, was last seen on Bank Hey Street, on Sunday October 1 in the afternoon, say police. She is described as white, of slim build with shoulder length dyed red straight...

 
Police helicopter searches for suspects near Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Police helicopter searches for suspects near Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A helicopter was called out to help search for two youths, thought to have been driving a stolen car near Blackpool Victoria Hospital, say police. Patrols spotted a 54 plate purple Mini being driven into Teal Court at around 12.15 am on October 4....

 
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Your Leeds: New orders to tackle drink, drugs and bins

Your Leeds: New orders to tackle drink, drugs and bins

Leeds communities blighted by anti social behaviour have given an overwhelming thumbs up to a new crackdown which could mean ASBO-style measures are introduced in 18 areas of the city. Seventy-five per cent of respondents to a council survey on the...

 
Death Duty makes winning debut over fences at Tipperary

Death Duty makes winning debut over fences at Tipperary

Death Duty made a winning debut over fences at Tipperary – but it was not without incident. It was not a blemish-free round by Gordon Elliott’s highly-regarded six-year-old as he jumped a little ponderously early on and made one significant error...

 


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