News archive from 26 March 2013

Neon Quartet

A truly intergenerational foursome is the Neon Quartet. Vibesman, pianist and drummer are all young Englishmen, while the lone horn is a long-time tenor saxophonist who has been inside the engine of British jazz since the late '60s. Stan Sulzmann is a...

 

The Animals And Children Took To The Streets

There was something prescient about The Animals And Children Took To The Streets by the 1927 theatre company when it was first staged in 2010 at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. This dystopian vision of unruly child-pirates going on the rampage...

 

Science fiction round-up

If you don't like living in the 22nd century, you have a choice - you can emigrate to the Pliocene era and try your luck there. In Julian May's The Many-Coloured Land (Tor, £8.99), we follow a selection of the misfits and mavericks who are planning to...

 
TV aged five 'linked to behaviour'

TV aged five 'linked to behaviour'

Five-year-olds who watch more than three hours of television a day are more likely to develop anti-social behaviours than those who do not, research suggests. The 15% of the age group who watch more than three hours of TV a day are at an increased...

 

Cement mixer death remains exhumed

The body of a man found dead in a cement mixer a decade ago has been exhumed as part of a new investigation into his death. Lorry driver Lee Balkwell, 33, was found dead at a farm in South Ockendon, Essex, on July 18, 2002. His head and shoulders were...

 

Cement mixer death remains exhumed

The body of a man found dead in a cement mixer a decade ago has been exhumed as part of a new investigation into his death. Lorry driver Lee Balkwell, 33, was found dead at a farm in South Ockendon, Essex, on July 18, 2002. His head and shoulders were...

 
So tweet: Farm’s miniature new arrival finding fame via Twitter updates

So tweet: Farm’s miniature new arrival finding fame via Twitter updates

Meet tiny new arrival Micro Lamb, which yesterday took a break from sheltering indoors from the cold snap to sample some spring snowflakes. The infant weighed little 
more than 2lb when born on Sunday to become the latest addition to young North...

 
Cameron accused of ‘windy rhetoric’ on immigration

Cameron accused of ‘windy rhetoric’ on immigration

David Cameron has warned immigrants they can no longer expect "something for nothing" in the UK as he set out plans to make it more difficult for them to access benefits, social housing and healthcare. The Prime Minister used a keynote...

 
Teachers pass no confidence motion on Gove

Teachers pass no confidence motion on Gove

TEACHERS have passed a vote of no confidence in Education Secretary Michael Gove and Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw at a union conference. Both men have failed to improve education or treat teachers, parents or pupils with respect,...

 

Deputy Chief Constable sacked after hearing costing £500,000

The Deputy Chief Constable of scandal-hit Cleveland Police has been sacked for gross misconduct after a disciplinary hearing estimated to have cost taxpayers a total of £500,000. The force said Derek Bonnard was dismissed after six counts of gross...

 
How the red squirrel may have found friends in high places

How the red squirrel may have found friends in high places

Could one of our most secretive predators hold the key to saving the red squirrel from extinction? Liam Creedon reports. The red squirrel has long attracted headlines of doom. Bullied out of house and home by its American grey cousins and facing the...

 

Chancellor’s tampering with pension pot is the final straw

From: Alen Gell, Esplanade, Scarborough. IS anyone else incensed at the audacity of this Government in relation to recent changes governing the amounts one can drawdown from a personal pension pot? For years, we have been encouraged by all political...

 

Victims of war left scarred by hidden needs

From: RC Curry, ABF The Soldiers Charity, West Yorkshire Committee, Adel Grange Close, Leeds. IT is now reported that there is a higher risk of upset or violence being attributed to former service personnel who have been in areas of conflict. This may...

 

For Huddersfield read Scotland

From: Matthew Shaw, Golcar, Huddersfield. FURTHER to two letters about Cleveland and Humberside under the heading “Places that don’t exist still linger” (Yorkshire Post, March 18), in 1974 the town formerly known as Huddersfield and its pleasant...

 

Protecting green belt must start at local level

From: Alec Denton, Guiseley. THANK you for publishing Rob Waugh’s excellent article on the failure of the Government to protect the green belt (Yorkshire Post, March 18) and for your accompanying Editorial. Sadly the statement you quoted from the...

 


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