News archive from 16 January 2014, page 14

Treasure hunters found nearly 1,000 items in 2012

Treasure hunters found nearly 1,000 items in 2012

Amateur archaeologists with metal detectors found 990 items classified as treasure during 2012, according to figures from the British Museum. All of the rare coins, rings and brooches contain gold or silver, and many date back more than 1,200 years....

BBC, 06:50 in Art & Culture
 
Homeless charity forced to axe free breakfasts after 30 years

Homeless charity forced to axe free breakfasts after 30 years

By Jemma Buckley Birmingham's homeless have been served a real bombshell with news a charity has ended its 30 year tradition of providing them breakfast. Each day up to 80 of the city’s most vulnerable people were given cereal, toast, yoghurt and...

 
Homeless charity forced to slash number of free meals

Homeless charity forced to slash number of free meals

A homeless charity is being forced to halve the number of meals they serve to the hungry by 20,000 because of a lack of funding and rising costs. SIFA Fireside, in Digbeth, is slashing the number of meals dished up from 40,000 this year to half this...

 
Property of the Week: 2, Sunnyside, Joe Lane, Catterall.

Property of the Week: 2, Sunnyside, Joe Lane, Catterall.

A charming character home with three double bedrooms and many attractive features, including period fireplaces, two reception rooms, a galley style breakfast kitchen and conservatory, is our Property of the Week. And 2 Sunnyside, Joe Lane, Catterall,...

 
Farm’s saucy spud causes a national stir

Farm’s saucy spud causes a national stir

This funny-shaped potato proved chest the thing to put a Harborough farm shop in the national spotlight. Staff at Farndon Fields Farm Shop fell about with laughter when managing director Kevin Stokes, who is also the region’s Potato Ambassador, found...

 
Opposition critical of council spending plan

Opposition critical of council spending plan

Budget proposals including plans to make £107,000 in cuts have been put out to public consultation by Harborough District Council. The council’s ruling Conservative executive wants to reduce grass cutting and street cleaning services as part of a...

 
Volunteers help with beachcombing

Volunteers help with beachcombing

A bunch of plucky volunteers took to the beach at Gibraltar Point on Saturday for the reserve's latest Shoresearch beachcombing session. Reserve ranger Dave Miller and the volunteers gathered at the Beach Car Park before heading into the dunes for the...

 
Tencent shares rise to record on China South City deal

Tencent shares rise to record on China South City deal

Shares in China's biggest online firm, Tencent Holdings, rose to a record high after it announced an investment in a logistics and warehouse company. Tencent bought a 9.9% stake in China South City for $1.5bn Hong Kong dollars ($193m; £117m) in a bid...

BBC, 07:05 in Business
 
Carwyn Jones offers talks to all sides in Welsh rugby row

Carwyn Jones offers talks to all sides in Welsh rugby row

First Minister Carwyn Jones says he is prepared to talk in private to all the parties in the row which has cast Welsh rugby into crisis. The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) December deadline for Wales' four regions to sign a new legal agreement passed without...

BBC, 07:05 in Business
 
Budget chain unveils its food store plans

Budget chain unveils its food store plans

Plans to open a new discount supermarket in Melton have been warmly welcomed by shoppers. Visitors to a public consultation event on proposals for a Lidl supermarket in Scalford Road gave the plans a big thumbs up. The informal event was held at The...

 
Opinion: Will Gray get the job?

Opinion: Will Gray get the job?

It's a question that Stuart Gray must surely be asking himself; what more does he need to do to be offered the Sheffield Wednesday manager's job? Of course, Owls chairman Milan Mandaric is his own man and some may say he is playing a canny game in...

 
Police reveal mobile speed camera locations

Police reveal mobile speed camera locations

North Yorkshire Police have revealed the locations for their mobile safety cameras this week. Up-to-date data is uploaded each Tuesday. Cameras will be in place across the district throughout the week. Log on to view the locations, including...

 
Plan for first food festival in Wetherby

Plan for first food festival in Wetherby

Wetherby is to stage its first food festival this summer. Ambitious plans have been announced for the two-day event, to be held at the Ings on July 12 and 13, which organisers hope will attract thousands of visitors. Organiser Julie Sowden explained...

 
Police reveal mobile speed camera locations

Police reveal mobile speed camera locations

North Yorkshire Police have revealed the locations for their mobile safety cameras this week. Up-to-date data is uploaded each Tuesday. Cameras will be in place across the district throughout the week. Log on to view the locations, including...

 
Thousands of Birmingham jobs ‘kiboshed’ by uncertainty over depot site for HS2

Thousands of Birmingham jobs ‘kiboshed’ by uncertainty over depot site for HS2

One of Birmingham’s key industrial sites is being left to rot indefinitely because of HS2. Thousands of jobs in one of the city’s most deprived areas at the prime former LDV site in Washwood Heath have been ‘kiboshed’, the project manager told the...

 


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