News archive from 14 April 2014, page 9

Net-A-Porter reveals how it picks the clothes you'll be buying this season

What do women want? That’s the difficult question Sasha Sarokin and Ben Matthews try to answer every day. As buying managers at Net-A-Porter, they have the tricky job of predicting what we want before we want it. Each season they travel to New York,...

Metro, 06:03 in Lifestyle
 

Travel to Nicaragua for dramatic scenery, beautiful beaches and spectacular colonial cities

The largest country in Central America has been on travel writers’ hotlists for years but it is finally stepping into the spotlight. SO HOT RIGHT NOW For more than three decades, Nicaragua has been trying to shrug off its dark past, a mix of natural...

Metro, 06:03 in Lifestyle
 

Wind turbines: A blight on Britain's countryside or the future of energy?

Accusing politicians of being full of hot air has long been a national sport, so perhaps it’s no surprise that they are trying to shed some. But the Conservative Party has been warned that any move to curb the number of onshore wind farms will result...

Metro, 06:05 in Hot News
 
Questions still unanswered after double death in Washington

Questions still unanswered after double death in Washington

MYSTERY still surrounds the deaths of a couple found at their home in Washington. The bodies of Ken and Edna Fisher were discovered by a carer inside their semi-detached bungalow at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, on Friday morning. Detectives have said...

 
Fake jobs conmen tricked Sunderland pensioner out of £5,000

Fake jobs conmen tricked Sunderland pensioner out of £5,000

TWO men who cheated a vulnerable man in his early 60s out of thousands of pounds have escaped jail. One of the men, Andrew Crosby, 38, struck up a friendship with the frail pensioner in October 2012 while washing his windows, and began to borrow money...

 
MPs pull out of Sri Lanka trip over UN inquiry

MPs pull out of Sri Lanka trip over UN inquiry

MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken about her decision to withdraw from a controversial trip to Sri Lanka. The representative for Washington and Sunderland West was due to travel to the country on an all-costs-covered visit, supported by the Foundation of...

 
Fish and chip shop wants models

Fish and chip shop wants models

A fish and chip shop is searching for male and female models to become the face of its region-wide marketing campaign. Neptune Fish Restaurant in Seahouses has refurbished its 120-seat premises and is looking for people to star in its campaign. To...

 
Leeds mum’s tribute as brave son Harry, six, loses cancer battle

Leeds mum’s tribute as brave son Harry, six, loses cancer battle

A LEEDS mum has paid tribute to her courageous little boy, who has lost his battle with a rare form of childhood cancer. Harry Buckley, six, had been defying the odds since his family were told in March last year that his condition was terminal. But...

 
Full steam ahead for pub after makeover

Full steam ahead for pub after makeover

Bosses at one of Fleetwood's most historic pubs are enjoying a welcome trade revival after it was refurbished for the first time in more than a decade. The Steamer, on Queens Terrace, has undergone a major facelift in time for the start of the tourist...

 

Has Joe helped Liverpool? New report to find out

A major report on whether Liverpool has benefited from having an elected mayor is to be presented ahead of the two-year anniversary of Joe Anderson taking up the role. The study, commissioned by the council, has been written by university professor...

 

Just two electric trains for Liverpool-Manchester route

Only two passenger trains will be available to start Northern Rail’s much-heralded electrification of Liverpool to Manchester rail services in December. Passengers will have to wait until next year for the remaining 12 Class 319 electric train units,...

 
Make your Easter treats local ones

Make your Easter treats local ones

It is expected that more than £2 billion will be spent this Easter on food and drink in the UK. A greater demand for fresh produce in the current warm weather could mean extended shopping queues at supermarkets and out-of-town shopping centres in...

 

Amazon to unveil smartphone in time for winter holidays: WSJ

The company has recently been demonstrating versions of the handset to developers in San Francisco and Seattle. It intends to announce the device in June and ship to stores around the end of September, the newspaper cited the unidentified sources as...

 
Millions of families on financial ‘knife-edge’

Millions of families on financial ‘knife-edge’

ALMOST four million families are living on a financial "knife-edge", just one pay cheque away from losing their home if they lost their job. A survey for charity Shelter found that 44 per cent of working families with children - 3.8m...

 

The new Birds Eye advert

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view The history of entertainment is peppered with notable figures who've adopted wittily counterintuitive names. Historical Nottinghamshire outlaw Little John was actually a burly bruiser; the malicious enforcer...

Guardian, 06:21 in Showbiz
 


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