News archive from 28 April 2012

Craft fair is a big hit with bargain hunters

Craft fair is a big hit with bargain hunters

CRAFTY bargain hunters were out in force at Worcester’s Guildhall during a top fair. Fifteen exhibitors manned stalls packed with goodies such as stained glass, lapidery, watercolours, fraught iron work, fabric animals, teddy bears, silk flowers and...

 
Heather Wheeler: Tough decisions will stand country in good stead for the future

Heather Wheeler: Tough decisions will stand country in good stead for the future

Forming the Coalition Government then was a bold decision but one necessary for the country's welfare. And we have shown ourselves worthy of the challenge throughout the last two years, taking brave decisions to tackle the deficit head-on and make...

 

Accrington teenager threw bin through window after he was ejected from party

A TEENAGER who thought the decision to eject him from a party was ‘rubbish’ responded by throwing a wheelie bin through the window. Blackburn magistrates heard Anthony William Stinson immediately regretted his ‘idiotic’ action. Stinson, 19, of...

 
Memorial plaque honours stalwart Bernard’s memory

Memorial plaque honours stalwart Bernard’s memory

A VILLAGE community has rallied round to fund a plaque in memory of a community stalwart. Former Melton mayor and parish councillor, Bernard Ludwig of Burton Lazars, died last year at the age of 79. He was Burton Lazars Parish Council chairman at the...

 
Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China

Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China

It involved some 200 workers, the Hong-Kong based activist group Information Centre for Human Rights said. A spokesman for Hon Hai Precision Industry, the listed unit of the Foxconn group, said the protest concerned workplace adjustments and involved...

 

Accrington teenager threw bin through window after he was ejected from party

A TEENAGER who thought the decision to eject him from a party was ‘rubbish’ responded by throwing a wheelie bin through the window. Blackburn magistrates heard Anthony William Stinson immediately regretted his ‘idiotic’ action. Stinson, 19, of...

 

TIMELINE-Canada's TMX Group in play

2011 Feb. 9 - TMX and the London Stock Exchange announce a $3 billion friendly deal that they characterize as "a merger of equals". May 14 - TMX says it has received an approach from a consortium of Canadian banks and funds called the Maple...

 

Workers’ Memorial Day events planned in South Yorkshire

AN INTERNATIONAL event to commemorate those who have been killed or injured at work is being marked with events in South Yorkshire this weekend. International Workers’ Memorial Day is held tomorrow. Sheffield Trades Union Council members are gathering...

 
MI6 spy Gareth Williams 'dead or unconscious before being put in bag'

MI6 spy Gareth Williams 'dead or unconscious before being put in bag'

Mr Williams' body was discovered locked inside a red North Face holdall in the bath at his London flat on August 23rd 2010 and police have been unable to discover what happened to him. Officers had considered the possibility he climbed into the bag by...

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Theatre reviews: Comedy of Errors | Twelfth Night; RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

AMIR Nizar Zuabi's production of The Comedy of Errors embodies the internationalism of this year's World Shakespeare Festival. Yet the Palestinian director holds out the promise of saying something interesting about trade and cultural dislocation,...

 
Russia warns EU Iran oil embargo will be costly

Russia warns EU Iran oil embargo will be costly

"The European Union is rejecting purchases of Iranian oil, even though very many EU countries depend on this oil," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview on state-run Rossiya 24 television. "One can say, of course, that the...

 

Most voters 'think Hunt should go'

Almost two-thirds of voters think Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should resign, according to a poll. Some 63% feel that he should quit, while only 12% think he should remain in his post, a ComRes survey for The Independent found. Another 24% said they...

 

Search for boy who fell in river

A major search operation is under way after an eight-year-old boy fell into a river while playing with friends. The boy is believed to have fallen into the River Wear, near Willington, in County Durham. Police, the fire service and search and rescue...

 

Most voters 'think Hunt should go'

INTERNATIONAL pop superstar Jessie J is coming to Alnwick. ‘It’s like knocking out heart of village’ News Local News District News Regional News National News Business Businesses News Latest Jobs Keep Northumberland Working Apprenticeships Columnists...

 

Most voters 'think Hunt should go'

Almost two-thirds of voters think Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should resign, according to a poll. Some 63% feel that he should quit, while only 12% think he should remain in his post, a ComRes survey for The Independent found. Another 24% said they...

 


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