News archive from 21 March 2013

Grants support children with celebral palsy

Grants support children with celebral palsy

Solicitors at Linder Myers' Lancashire office have launched a round of grants to help support families with children living with cerebral palsy. The Beautiful Minds charity was founded in 2011 to raise funds to help with costs such as outdoor play...

 

Shoppers given advice to take care of kidneys

A kidney awareness day reached over 100 people when members of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Kidney Association set up a stand in a South Ribble supermarket. The association handed out advice and information to shoppers in the Sainsburys store,...

 
MP ‘deeply concerned’ over transparency of One Connect Limited deal

MP ‘deeply concerned’ over transparency of One Connect Limited deal

A MP says she is "deeply concerned by the creeping veil of secrecy in public services" after challenging the transparency of a council contract with a private firm. Rosie Cooper has secured a commitment from the Communities and Local...

 
Park pavilion menu scores high on taste test accreditation

Park pavilion menu scores high on taste test accreditation

A park pavilion in Lancaster has been awarded a prestigious taste accreditation. The Pavilion Café at Williamson Park in Lancaster was awarded a Taste Lancashire Quality Assured certification following a secret inspection last month and scored an...

 
Over 50’s speaking out

Over 50’s speaking out

The lives of the county's older people are set to become a little richer thanks to a new scheme which will provide the older generation with a forum to voice their views. Lancashire County Council Leader Geoff Driver and Older People’s Champion...

 
Celebrities mark Twitter milestone

Celebrities mark Twitter milestone

A host of celebrities celebrated seven years of Twitter today. Sir Richard Branson, Gary Lineker and Robbie Williams were among tweeters who shared their thoughts about the social network. The first ever tweet was sent in San Francisco, California, by...

 
Saturn V rocket engines recovered from seabed

Saturn V rocket engines recovered from seabed

Workers inspect a thrust chamber of an Apollo F-1 engine recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Photograph: AP Significant pieces of the giant Saturn V rocket engines that took astronauts to the moon more than four decades ago have been...

 
44 Scotland Street: Misunderstandings at altitude

44 Scotland Street: Misunderstandings at altitude

The fifty-fourth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's new daily novel NOW clad in a borrowed Emirates cabin attendant’s uniform, her own coffee-soaked clothes neatly bundled into a plastic bag and stored in the luggage bin above her head, Irene sat...

 
The Full Monty gets ‘fuller’ in new stage version

The Full Monty gets ‘fuller’ in new stage version

IT was Simon Beaufoy's first script to be made into a film. Now he's written The Full Monty for the stage - and has loved exploring its characters further - now "he knows what he's doing,' he tells Mark Fisher Think of The Full Monty and you...

 
Theatre reviews: April in Paris | Driving Manuel

Theatre reviews: April in Paris | Driving Manuel

THERE WAS a moment, following the opening ceremony of last year's London Olympics, when it was possible to conjure up the image - part dream, part memory - of an England more at ease with itself than the country now presided over by David Cameron -...

 

Martha Leebolt bringing fire to Northern Ballet’s Great Gatsby

IN bringing to life The Great Gatsby's Daisy, Martha Leebolt realised the key is that we know very little about who she really is, writes Kelly Apter When Martha Leebolt steps on to the stage in Edinburgh tonight, she’ll have an awful lot running...

 
LUIS SUAREZ LIVERPOOL FUTURE IN DOUBT

LUIS SUAREZ LIVERPOOL FUTURE IN DOUBT

LUIS SUAREZ has plunged his Liverpool future into fresh doubt by admitting he is prepared to quit Anfield. The Reds striker, who has scored 29 goals this season, says he would listen to offers this summer from teams in the Champions League. Suarez...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
SERGIO AGUERO WANTED BY REAL MADRID

SERGIO AGUERO WANTED BY REAL MADRID

MANCHESTER CITY face a losing battle to keep record signing Sergio Aguero at the Etihad this Summer. Starsport can reveal Real Madrid have made Aguero their No.1 target and will test the Blues'resolve with a £45m bid at the end of the season. Aguero...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
US RYDER CUP CAPTAIN TOM WATSON RUNS WILD

US RYDER CUP CAPTAIN TOM WATSON RUNS WILD

US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has reduced his wild card picks from four to three for next year's contest at Gleneagles. Meanwhile, Chinese star Ye Wocheng, 12, has become the youngest-ever golfer to qualify for a European Tour event.

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
READING WANT BRIGHTON BOSS GUS POYET

READING WANT BRIGHTON BOSS GUS POYET

READING want Gus Poyet as their new boss – and want him in place before next week's trip to Arsenal. But the Royals have lined up Nigel Adkins if they can't persuade Brighton boss Poyet to accept the job. Reading began talks with Poyet about replacing...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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