News archive from 18 November 2012

Nostalgia: Trolleybuses in and around Huddersfield (with gallery)

Nostalgia: Trolleybuses in and around Huddersfield (with gallery)

HERE is another collection of photographs of trolleybuses on Huddersfield's roads in the 1960s. But look beyond the photographs to see some scenes that are long gone bringing back many old memories while some remain remarkably the same. This front...

 

Doctor 'shocked' by benefits system

Dr Anne Dyson said the system is so complex it is likely to fail the people who are most in need of help. Dr Dyson, who works as a general practitioner in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, said she was "shocked" by the bureaucracy of the system...

 

£22m in gifts and donations to Met

The Metropolitan Police received £22.7 million-worth of gifts and donations including cars, bikes and tickets to various events over five years, the force has revealed. Gifts such as football shirts, tickets to matches and gigs, and cars made by Land...

 

Plan 'transformed' end of life care

The Liverpool care pathway, which recommends that in some circumstances doctors withdraw treatment, food and water from sedated patients in their final days, means that they can have a "peaceful, pain-free, dignified death" at home, said...

 

Manufacturing sector shrinks again

The manufacturing sector contracted for the sixth month in a row last month as new exports fell and cost pressures rose, a closely watched survey has found. The latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) produced a headline reading of 47.5...

 

Fear of falls 'keeps old indoors'

A survey of 500 people over the age of 75 by the WRVS showed that more than a third had suffered a fall in the past two years. One in five of those injured in a fall in the past five years has lost their confidence, it found. David McCullough, chief...

 

EU deal 'must be good for taxpayer'

George Osborne has sought to reassure rebellious Conservative MPs that David Cameron would only accept a deal on the European Union budget if it was "good for the British taxpayer". After the Prime Minister went down to a humiliating Commons...

 

Traders count cost of lack of 4G

Slow connection speeds are set to pose a barrier for many consumers wanting to shop via their mobile phones, and a nationwide roll-out of 4G would have boosted sales from £373 million to £493 million, the report by online auction site eBay claims....

 
World In Pictures: Mitt Romney, Rihanna and super rare Halloween lobster

World In Pictures: Mitt Romney, Rihanna and super rare Halloween lobster

Today's 'World in Pictures' features a photograph of a black and orange lobster which is thought to be a rare one in 50 million find, Rihanna's appearance at a Halloween party in California, and Mitt Romney continuing on the campaign trail. We also...

 

Schoolboy search is scaled back

Pierre Barnes, 12, vanished on Saturday after he was caught up in a severe storm during a bike ride on the island of Porquerolles, near Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast. His father Stephen, 57, has admitted he believed his son is dead and said his...

 

Child heart surgery campaigners suspend legal battle

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to reverse controversial plans to end child heart surgery at a Leeds unit which treats seriously-ill children from York and North Yorkshire have put legal proceedings on hold. The NHS recommended in July that surgery should stop...

 

Road deaths decrease by 18 per cent

The number of deaths on the roads this spring fell sharply, provisional Government figures showed. A total of 400 people were killed in reported road accidents in Britain in the period April-June - an 18% reduction on the figure of 487 in the same...

 

Police probe two-year-old's death

The infant, aged two, was found at a luxury home in west London's Notting Hill on Monday. She was pronounced dead by paramedics less than an hour later. Scotland Yard said they were treating the death as non-suspicious and that a post-mortem...

 

Huddersfield Examiner: See the front and back pages of our latest edition

HERE are the front and back pages of today's Huddersfield Examiner. The Examiner is published Monday to Saturday and is available in a wide range of newsagents and supermarkets across Kirklees. Click here to send us a story. Click here for details of...

 

Protest to protect OAPs' benefits

The Hands Off The Bus Pass demonstration, organised by Britain's biggest pensioner pressure group the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), aims to oppose the suggestion that universal benefits should be means-tested. Universal benefits, including bus...

 


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