News archive from 23 March 2014, page 9

Buxton student project receives national acclaim

Buxton student project receives national acclaim

A money-saving project devised by Buxton students has been highly commended in a national competition. Judges in the Lloyds Banking Group’s money for life challenge singled out the entry from public services students at Buxton and Leek College’s...

 

Four singing hopefuls bow out

Four singing hopefuls were knocked out of The Voice in the first live show of the series. The quarter-final of the BBC singing contest featured performances by the 12 finalists - with each coach losing one act following a public vote. Will. i. am lost...

 

Four singing hopefuls bow out

Four singing hopefuls were knocked out of The Voice in the first live show of the series. The quarter-final of the BBC singing contest featured performances by the 12 finalists - with each coach losing one act following a public vote. Will. i. am lost...

 
In the courts of Lincolnshire...

In the courts of Lincolnshire...

Jody Louise Baxter, 30, of 1A Morton Drive, Lincoln, was found guilty at Lincoln Magistrates' Court for failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances, two counts of stating that you were a lone parent in order to...

 

AT&T rejects Netflix call for free interconnection as unfair

"As we all know, there is no free lunch, and there's also no cost-free delivery of streaming movies. Someone has to pay that cost," Jim Cicconi, AT&T's senior executive vice president for external and legislative affairs wrote in a...

 
Turkish PM Erdogan rallies against 'terrorist' rivals

Turkish PM Erdogan rallies against 'terrorist' rivals

Erdogan, who vowed last week to wipe out Twitter in Turkey for carrying anonymous postings accusing him and associates of corrupt dealings, accused the networking site of "systematic character assassination". The site remained blocked on...

 
Oak Tree Primary pupils climb high at Samworth Church Academy

Oak Tree Primary pupils climb high at Samworth Church Academy

Students from Oak Tree Primary School have been climbing the high ropes at Samworth Church Academy. Teacher Chris Bury and Zak Needham, an Instructor at Samworth Church Academy ran the event and Zak, who has a military background and says that this...

 
Thief stole cash meter from friend’s home

Thief stole cash meter from friend’s home

A THIEF has been ordered to pay £290 compensation for stealing a cash meter from a friend's home. Peter Meade, of Toward Road, Sunderland, took a Money Mark IV machine, a device to pay for rented household items, from the property in Fellgate Avenue,...

 
John Curtice: No’s doom and gloom misses target

John Curtice: No’s doom and gloom misses target

THE No side is beginning to look like a campaign in trouble. In recent weeks, it has seized on many a company's reservations about independence together with the latest figures on Scotland's finances to warn us that leaving the UK would be bad for the...

Scotsman, 05:15 in Politics
 
Borders Railway is rated as ‘excellent’ for its green design

Borders Railway is rated as ‘excellent’ for its green design

The Borders Railway project team is celebrating after receiving an "excellent' CEEQUAL award rating in recognition of its outstanding environmental design credentials. CEEQUAL is the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards...

 
Missing Plane Mystery: Pilot's Simulator 'Key'

Missing Plane Mystery: Pilot's Simulator 'Key'

The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane invested vast amounts of time and money in an ultra-realistic flight simulator that is being pored over by investigators trying to solve the mystery of the jet's disappearance. Captain Zaharie Ahmad...

 
UK Warning As Russia Tightens Grip On Crimea

UK Warning As Russia Tightens Grip On Crimea

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned Russia it was not simply facing "short-term pain" of limited sanctions, but long-term "isolation and stagnation" following its decision to claim Crimea from Ukraine. Mr Hague's comments...

 
‘Funeral march’ held ahead of Blackpool FC game

‘Funeral march’ held ahead of Blackpool FC game

Organisers of a "funeral march' in protest against the Oystons' running of Blackpool FC say hundreds of people took part in the demonstration ahead of the club's home game against Huddersfield Town today. Less than an hour before kick off – in a...

 

Lincolnshire family fundraising for Oscar Bigland who has spina bifida

The family of a five-year-old boy who has severe spina bifida and uses a frame to help him walk are fundraising for a specialist car seat. Oscar Bigland, from Willoughby Road, Alford, can't stand or walk independently, has hip dysplasia and wears...

 
Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Spanish capital

Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Spanish capital

Some protesters started to throw stones and bottles at the large numbers of riot police present and attacked cashpoints and hoardings. The police fired rubber bullets to disperse them, according to video footage seen by Reuters. Central government...

 


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