News archive from 21 February 2013

Newborn twin cancer op 'UK first'

A pioneering operation to save the life of a tiny twin as she was born with a tumour on her neck the size of an orange is a UK first, doctors have said. A team in Sheffield said it was a "race against time" to secure an airway for Isabel...

 
Harborough boutique makes select Vogue list

Harborough boutique makes select Vogue list

GLOBAL fashion authority Vogue has named an independent Harborough boutique as one of the country's best 100 shops outside London. Located on Church Street, Doyles is the only dedicated women’s designer fashion boutique to make the annual list. The...

 
Kids enjoy a flipping great day

Kids enjoy a flipping great day

These youngsters have got the right idea when it comes to making the most of Shrove Tuesday. They gathered at Boston’s Holy Trinity Church on Saturday to enjoy a pancake party in advance of the event today, which was arranged to make sure as many...

 

Axed dinner lady in line for payout

An Essex school dinner lady sacked after telling a parent that her daughter had been bullied has won the latest stage of her case against unfair dismissal. Unison said Carol Hill, who used to work at a primary school in Essex, was now in line for...

 
Awards flooding in for new tunnel

Awards flooding in for new tunnel

THE traffic jam-busting £260m new Tyne Tunnel has scooped another national award for excellence. Transport officials for the project, which has slashed travelling times for thousands of motorists, lifted the value category at the Constructing...

 

Two dead after Highland avalanche

Two people have died following an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands, police said. Northern Constabulary said a man and a woman who were airlifted from the Chalamain Gap area of the Cairngorms to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary earlier have since died....

 

Snow disrupts travel and schools

Commuters have been hit by snow, ice, flood water and cold temperatures as forecasters warned there would be more to come mid-week. Snow showers caused disruption to travel in south east England before moving westwards throughout the morning, leaving...

 

Drinking after heart attack studied

“Alcohol can help heart attack victims live longer,” according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that regularly consuming two alcoholic drinks a day gave heart attack survivors “a 42% lower risk of dying from heart disease” and 14% lower risk...

 

Praise for Kate after charity visit

The Duchess of Cambridge has confessed she is nervous about giving birth as the Prime Minister defended her against a scathing attack from novelist Hilary Mantel. Kate, who is more than four months pregnant, showed off her baby bump for the first time...

 

VIDEO: ‘We’re so happy to have South Yorkshire soldiers back’

EMOTIONS were high as thousands lined the streets of Barnsley to welcome home "England's Northern Cavalry' - The Light Dragoons. Tearful reunions and thunderous applause greeted the Yorkshire soldiers as they marched into the town centre,...

 

Jobs axed as Republic chain folds

Fashion chain Republic has collapsed into administration putting 2,500 jobs at risk. Ernst & Young, administrator to the Leeds-based group, said the 121 shops would continue to trade while it looks for a buyer for the business. Republic, which...

 
Firm’s staff are doing their bit for charity

Firm’s staff are doing their bit for charity

Staff at a South Tyneside firm have "manufactured' a tidy sum for a West Shields-based cancer charity. Workers at Ford Components, which is based at Monkton Business Park, Jarrow, have helped boost the Cancer Connections fund by £100. The cash...

 
Calls for tougher sentences for yobs who attack South Yorkshire police

Calls for tougher sentences for yobs who attack South Yorkshire police

POLICE officers in South Yorkshire are calling for tougher sentences on thugs who beat up bobbies, after a colleague was assaulted in a pub. The call came from both the Police Federation - which represents rank and file officers - and from South...

 

Collisions caused by icy roads

Drivers are being warned to take care on the icy roads today through Amber Valley The colder weather has brought treacherous conditions to some roads in the area. Last night at 5pm, a gritter lorry and a Ford Focus collided on Hartshay Hill, Ripley,...

 
Norcross closure plans U-turn

Norcross closure plans U-turn

CIVIL service chiefs have announced a partial U-turn on plans to close the Norcross site. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) revealed in June 1,200 workers were to be transferred to Peel Park next summer. But now the government department has...

 


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