News archive from 23 June 2015, page 16

Union joins critics of ex-Derby City Council chief, Adam Wilkinson's, £1,000-a-day wage

Union joins critics of ex-Derby City Council chief, Adam Wilkinson's, £1,000-a-day wage

THE union Unison has joined criticism of the pay former Derby City Council chief executive Adam Wilkinson is now getting for his new job, months after his £140,000 goodbye from the authority. Mr Wilkinson is the new interim head of paid service for...

 

Race for Life pledge from brave Luke, 13, whose mum is dying

A BOY whose mother has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer wants to raise money so other children won't have to lose their mum like him. Luke Wren, 13, has signed up to take part in Race For Life in Darley Park, Darley Abbey, the annual event...

 
Leeds nostalgia: Why Bridgewater Place is a modern classic

Leeds nostalgia: Why Bridgewater Place is a modern classic

The tallest inhabited building in Leeds and at 110m, the 32-storey structure remains a landmark of the city and a reminder of the boom years, when banks were keen to lend on such ambitious property projects. Work on the building began in 2004 and was...

 

Absenteeism rises at 12 Northern Ireland councils

A dozen Northern Ireland councils saw staff absenteeism rise last year, with the problem the worst in Ballymoney Borough Council, according to a report from the local government auditor. Overall, average sickness absence rate across all councils was...

BBC, 06:35 in Regional
 
Teenage Good Samaritan ‘kicked senseless’ by gang of yobs in Sheffield attack

Teenage Good Samaritan ‘kicked senseless’ by gang of yobs in Sheffield attack

Teenage Good Samaritan Jacob Eaton lies battered and bruised in the back of an ambulance - after being "kicked senseless' by a gang of yobs. The 14-year-old schoolboy was kicked, punched and stamped on by around 20 thugs after he went to help a...

 
Wilko's bans school pupils - for stealing

Wilko's bans school pupils - for stealing

More than 1,000 schoolchildren have been banned from a shop in Clifton - because a small number of pupils have been thieving. No pupil from Farnborough Academy will be allowed into the estate's Wilko's store while wearing their uniform. The store in...

 
Titanic music composer Horner dies

Titanic music composer Horner dies

James Horner, Hollywood composer who wrote score for Oscar-winning film Titanic, dies in California plane crash This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If...

BBC, 06:36 in World News
 

Samsung heir apologises for spread of Mers by hospital his foundation runs

The heir of the Samsung business group has made a deep bow of apology on national television as criticism mounts on a Samsung hospital for its role in spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers). Lee Jae-yong, 47, apologised to Mers victims...

 
Red faces all round at saucy code blunder

Red faces all round at saucy code blunder

WIGAN-based food giant Heinz has been forced to issue an apology after a QR code on the back of a ketchup bottle took punters not to information about the company but a porn website! It was German customer Daniel Korrell who scanned the code on his...

 
Man denies sex assault charges

Man denies sex assault charges

A man accused of sexually abusing two schoolgirls two decades ago said he was shocked to receive a letter from one of his alleged victims making claims he had assaulted her. James Peach, 57, told the jury at Preston Crown Court he “utterly denies” the...

 
Know the signs - adults can get meningitis too, says Wearside survivor

Know the signs - adults can get meningitis too, says Wearside survivor

A meningitis survivor from Wearside is backing a campaign to remind the public that not just children can contract the killer illness. Vivienne Bell, from Washington, is joining forces with international charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)...

 
Meningitis B vaccine on the way for England/Scotland

Meningitis B vaccine on the way for England/Scotland

All babies in England and Scotland can be vaccinated against meningitis B from September in a move that experts described as lifesaving. Parents will be able to get jabs for the strain of the deadly brain infection for youngsters at the ages of two...

 
Crewe Alexandra: Andre Brown sets 15-goal target in under-21s next season

Crewe Alexandra: Andre Brown sets 15-goal target in under-21s next season

ANDRE Brown is hoping to take a strong end to the season in to the next campaign as he targets 15 goals for the under-21s. Brown joined the first-team squad in returning to pre-season training yesterday after penning his first professional contract at...

 

Charles and Camilla visit Edinburgh

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will carry out a series of engagements in the Scottish capital today. Charles will arrive in Edinburgh by train before attending an event celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. The Prince of...

 
Meningitis B vaccine on the way for England/Scotland

Meningitis B vaccine on the way for England/Scotland

All babies in England and Scotland can be vaccinated against meningitis B from September in a move that experts described as lifesaving. Parents will be able to get jabs for the strain of the deadly brain infection for youngsters at the ages of two...

 


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