News archive from 28 October 2014, page 14

Multi-million pound A&E revamp at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Multi-million pound A&E revamp at Sunderland Royal Hospital

PLANS to give Sunderland Royal Hospital's ageing emergency department a multi-million pound revamp have been submitted for approval. Details of the changes were first unveiled last year with trust bosses admitting the current facility needs updating....

 
Miners step up calls for apology over strike ‘lies’

Miners step up calls for apology over strike ‘lies’

MINERS' leaders from the North East will lobby Parliament today as they demand recognition of how their industry was undermined by Margaret Thatcher's government. They will also call for more investment in former coalfield areas. The Durham Miners’...

 
Special report: We reveal Greater Manchester's most sought-after primary schools

Special report: We reveal Greater Manchester's most sought-after primary schools

It’s one of the biggest decisions faced by parents every year - which school they should choose for their children. The M.E.N. today gives families a helping hand by revealing the most sought-after primaries in Greater Manchester. We’ve combed through...

 
Salford crime rate plummets compared to rest of region

Salford crime rate plummets compared to rest of region

Victim based crime has dropped dramatically in Salford. There were 13,557 recorded crimes for the 12 months from June 2013 to June 2014 - a drop of 864 on the previous year. The statistics buck the trend of all other divisions across GMP where they...

 
Horror-themed fun to be unleashed at festival in Sheffield city centre

Horror-themed fun to be unleashed at festival in Sheffield city centre

Zombies, skeletons, a caged mummy and a giant robot are all about to be unleashed on Sheffield city centre. The Out of This World festival, themed around magic, sci-fiction and horror, will take place this weekend. Horror-themed activities will be...

 
Council’s huge homes bill

Council’s huge homes bill

WIGAN and Leigh Housing has spent almost £50m on improving and repairing council-owned homes over the last year. Work includes new build homes, a bathroom upgrade programme including providing walk in showers to older persons’ housing and boiler...

 
Concerns over plans for 57 new homes in Rothbury

Concerns over plans for 57 new homes in Rothbury

A prominent councillor has raised concerns over plans to build 57 homes, including 17 affordable properties, in Rothbury. Northumberland Estates has submitted the application to Northumberland County Council for houses on land either side of Garleigh...

 

Liverpool Sound City announces move to new site on the waterfront

Liverpool Sound City is to move from the city centre to a new site on the waterfront. The music festival and conference will take place at Bramley Moore Dock, in Vauxhall, between May 21 and 24. It will see the redevelopment of the dock, built in...

 

Merseyside hospitals spent £67m on temporary workers last year

Hospitals on Merseyside spent £67m on temporary workers last year, according to figures obtained by an MP, who has raised concerns about the impact on patient care. Birkenhead MP Frank Field has now called on hospitals in the area to provide more...

 

Brave Liverpool leukemia sufferer returns to school

By Paul Philbin Supporters of a Merseyside boy with leukaemia took their fight to raise awareness of the disease to Parliament. Charlie Fearns, eight, has been battling the illness for most of his young life. A successful bone marrow transplant has...

 
How downing of Humbie Heinkel made war history 75 years ago

How downing of Humbie Heinkel made war history 75 years ago

This picture was taken on the Lammermuir Hills 75 years ago this week, capturing a significant moment for the Royal Air Force. Dubbed ‘the Humbie Heinkel’, it was the first enemy plane shot down on British soil during World War II. Taken on October...

 
First person: Tackling crime and supporting victims remain key priorities

First person: Tackling crime and supporting victims remain key priorities

The latest crime statistics for England were published by the Office for National Statistics this month, and they are very good news. Crime has fallen by more than a fifth since this Government came to power, according to the independent Crime Survey...

 
Help Derbyshire man find his phone

Help Derbyshire man find his phone

A man is appealing for help to trace his missing mobile phone. Ivan Robinson left his Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on the 9.53pm Derby to Matlock train when he got off at Cromford on Sunday. Anyone who can help reunite Mr Robinson with his mobile should call...

 

UBS charges 1.17 billion pounds against quarterly profit amid FX probe

Authorities from around the world are investigating allegations that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign currency market, the world's biggest and least regulated. UBS stressed that the...

Reuters, 06:34 in Business
 

Novartis third-quarter results beat poll

Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast sales of $14.54 billion and core EPS of $1.31. The Basel-based firm kept its financial outlook for the full year unchanged, predicting low-to-mid-single digit sales growth in constant exchange rate terms. It...

Reuters, 06:34 in Business
 


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