News archive from 26 March 2014, page 14

Work on Doncaster Airport link road to start

Work on Doncaster Airport link road to start

Work will finally start next week to link the £56 million Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) to Junction 3 of the M18. The new airport link road from the motorway network to the south of Doncaster will unlock a range of...

 
£35k needed to save Leeds hearing loss service

£35k needed to save Leeds hearing loss service

a vital service for thousands of older people with hearing problems across Leeds is under threat because of a funding crisis. The Hear to Help service, which provides free advice and assistance with hearing aids, needs £35,000 by the end of April to...

 
Leeds organist performs for fellow cancer patients

Leeds organist performs for fellow cancer patients

A CHURCH organist who is bravely battling prostate cancer has been giving the gift of music to his fellow patients at a Leeds hospital. John Smith, 76, has spent the past six weeks putting a smile on the faces of patients at the Bexley Wing at St...

 

Train drivers set to strike over Merseyrail pay deals

Train drivers are set to strike over Merseyrail pay deals if an agreement is not reached today. Members of the ASLEF union voted 93% in favour of industrial action over an aborted deal that they said rail bosses backed out of at the 11th hour. Colin...

 

Let's scrap the tongue twister name for the combined authority

The first meeting of the combined authority of all Merseyside councils is to hear a proposal to scrap the name forced upon it by the government. A motion is to be put down by St Helens leader Cllr Barrie Grunewald calling for the name of Halton,...

 
Litter Blitz won’t back down

Litter Blitz won’t back down

Allocating more litter collecting zones to businesses is just one of the next stages in South Holland District Council's Litter Blitz. Laura Simpkins, Waste and Recycling Support Officer, said: “McDonald’s have been helping us. Now we are in...

 
Police search for missing Lincoln girl Cordy Hookings

Police search for missing Lincoln girl Cordy Hookings

Police searching for a missing 11-year-old Lincoln girl are urging people to check their outbuildings this morning following a helicopter search overnight. Cordelia Hookings, known as Cordy, has been missing from her home in Jellicoe Avenue since...

 

BJP's Indian election pitch to focus on new jobs, cities - sources

The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has put jobs and urbanisation at the centre of its policy pitch as it seeks to oust the Congress-led government in a general election starting on April 7, two party sources told Reuters. "The...

 
Plans to build new homes on pub site refused

Plans to build new homes on pub site refused

North Lincolnshire Council has refused to grant outline planning permission for houses to be built close to a pub. An application was rejected for land adjacent to the White Swan, in Butts Road, Barton. Permission was sought for five 2/3 bedroom town...

 
Mental health and race – the blight of dual discrimination

Mental health and race – the blight of dual discrimination

Time to Change pop-up village at Leicester Caribbean carnival, where members of the public can talk to volunteer staff who have mental health problems. Evidence suggests contact is one of the most effective ways to break down stigma and improve...

Guardian, 06:55 in Health
 
Work on Doncaster Airport link road to start

Work on Doncaster Airport link road to start

Work will finally start next week to link the £56 million Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) to Junction 3 of the M18. The new airport link road from the motorway network to the south of Doncaster will unlock a range of...

 
After the grief, questions remain for airline operators

After the grief, questions remain for airline operators

THE sight of distraught relatives consumed by grief after being told there was no hope of finding anyone alive from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight made uncomfortable viewing. The news was made public by the Malaysian prime minister who said...

 

VIDEO: Budget boost for bingo lovers

It's usually a different kind of house bingo players are concerned with, but it was eyes down in the House of Commons when George Osborne announced a cut in duty on bingo halls from 20 per cent to 10 per cent in his Budget speech to MPs last week. The...

 
Bishop to use Fylde school for festival

Bishop to use Fylde school for festival

The Church of England in Lancashire has taken to social media to launch its plans for a summer festival in the county. New Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson appears on a new animated YouTube video making a personal invitation to all sections of the...

 
Shocking impact of domestic violence in Leeds revealed

Shocking impact of domestic violence in Leeds revealed

A disturbing report reveals the devastating toll domestic violence is having on families across Leeds. Child protection officers received over 3,620 referrals in one year highlighting concerns that children were believed to be at risk from violence,...

 


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