News archive from 14 May 2013

Delia Smith: MasterChef intimidates aspiring cooks

Delia Smith: MasterChef intimidates aspiring cooks

Delia Smith says the standard of home cooking has declined. Photograph: BBC Delia Smith has criticised shows such as MasterChef for intimidating aspiring cooks, and claims the country has lost its grip on home cooking. Smith, 71, who recently...

Guardian, 00:03 in Showbiz
 

Charity’s fear 
as beach litter 
increases

Increasing amounts of litter from sweet wrappers to cigarette butts are being found on UK beaches, according to a survey that raises concerns anti-littering campaigns are now falling on deaf ears. Plastic rubbish including sweet and lolly wrappers...

 

Council boss 
in biting probe 
is suspended

A COUNCIL boss has been suspended over allegations that she bit the backside of her only male colleague in an otherwise all-women department. The bizarre incident is believed to be the culmination of a series of office pranks which spectacularly...

 
Youngsters play key role in helping parents with technology

Youngsters play key role in helping parents with technology

Technophobic parents are turning to their children for help - a move which may protect youngsters from online dangers. Grace Hammond found out more. Unless you’re an IT consultant, chances are that your kids will 
be more comfortable with computers...

 

Young Territorials do not deserve ‘second class’ treatment

From: SE Acaster, Totley, Sheffield. Bob Stewart, in his Saturday Essay (Yorkshire Post, May 4) expresses serious misgivings about a reliance on the present Territorial Army to bolster our much-reduced (and reducing) regular force. He is right to do...

 

Police presence more reassuring than cameras

From: Peter A Ellis, Dalton, Huddersfield. Your correspondent Brian H Sheridan says that research suggests that crime in Britain has fallen in recent years (Yorkshire Post, May 4), and that CCTV could be a factor. A recent wall-mounted notice in my...

 

It’s time we reviewed our priorities

From: David Cook, Parkside Close, Cottingham. OUR judges and lawyers are earning millions of pounds keeping a terrorist, Abu Qatada, and his family in this country against all common sense, paid for by the taxpayers. Likewise, the judiciary make a...

 

Arguments for compulsory vote

From: Martin D Stern, Hanover Gardens, Salford. Unlike your correspondents (“You can’t force people to vote when democracy is shambles”, Yorkshire Post, May 8), I am all in favour of making voting compulsory. But only so long as a postal vote is...

 
Leeds Harewood House at twilight: Unique after-hours event

Leeds Harewood House at twilight: Unique after-hours event

Harewood House will open its doors for an exclusive after-hours event, "Museums at Night'. The 18th century house will open at dusk on May 16 for an evening of special interest tours, talks and demonstrations. These include ‘Candlelight at...

 
Made in Leeds: Creating full houses for Rock and Roll Bingo

Made in Leeds: Creating full houses for Rock and Roll Bingo

Bingo is a game associated with women of a certain age - but not the version invented in Leeds. Claire Dunwell reports. Bingo once conjured up images of elderly ladies with blue rinses, sitting in huddles waiting for their numbers to come up. Women...

 
Syrians battling Assad regime to get more UK help

Syrians battling Assad regime to get more UK help

Britain will double military support for Syrian rebels to help them withstand the "onslaught" from Bashar 
al-Assad's regime, David Cameron said last night. Speaking at a White House press conference with Barack Obama, the Prime...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Images of Scotland: Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkaldy

Images of Scotland: Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkaldy

Ancient and modern Kirkaldy share the same frame in Sandy Cook's photograph: Ravenscraig Castle, built in the 1460s, and a residential block, constructed in the 1960s View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for...

 
Bobby Gillespie on Primal Scream’s 10th album

Bobby Gillespie on Primal Scream’s 10th album

INTERVIEWING Bobby Gillespie brings certain expectations. Since their debut, Sonic Flower Groove, was released in 1987, his band Primal Scream have been something of a byword for rock'n'roll excess. Interviews over the years have been full of...

 
ROONEY SET FOR CRUNCH TALKS

ROONEY SET FOR CRUNCH TALKS

DAVID MOYES will hold showdown talks with Wayne Rooney next week in a bid to resolve the striker's Manchester United future. Rooney has stunned United after asking to leave following the breakdown of his relationship with departing boss Sir Alex...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
PLAYERS GAVE ROBERTO MANCINI PUSH

PLAYERS GAVE ROBERTO MANCINI PUSH

PLAYER POWER has helped push Roberto Mancini to the brink of the sack as Manchester City boss. Mancini will be dismissed this week following the Blues' humiliating FA Cup Final defeat by Wigan. The club's board have lost patience with the Italian...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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