News archive from 29 April 2013, page 11

Feminism now seems ubiquitous – and irrelevant. That's the test for Spare Rib

Feminism now seems ubiquitous – and irrelevant. That's the test for Spare Rib

Marsha Rowe (left) and Rosie Boycott, founders of the feminist magazine Spare Rib, in 1972. Photograph: Sydney O'Meara/Getty Images In 1998 I met Ross Benson, the late and very orange foreign correspondent, in the library of the Daily Mail. It was my...

 
When flappers ruled the Earth: how dance helped women's liberation

When flappers ruled the Earth: how dance helped women's liberation

'The Nefertiti of now' ... Josephine Baker at the Casino of Paris in 1939. Photograph: Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty. Click to see full In 1908, wearing little more than a jewelled breastplate and a transparent skirt, the Canadian dancer Maud Allan...

 
Nik Brear

Nik Brear

A hero South Yorkshire firefighter has spoken of his "instinctive reaction' after realising he was the first person on the scene of the M62 crash, in which a woman died. John Nichol, an off-duty firefighter on Doncaster Blue watch, was a...

 
It's David Cameron's duty to protect bees if he believes in green government

It's David Cameron's duty to protect bees if he believes in green government

Perfect pollinator … a bee. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP The Prime Minister once promised to lead "the greenest Government ever". Today, the government can – and must – live up to the David Cameron's rhetoric by supporting the European...

 
TRAVEL: Lincolnshire roads clear

TRAVEL: Lincolnshire roads clear

Updates will be added to this article. Hurry Up!!! Special £5 Voucher for Nepalese and Indian Takeaway Everest Xpress View details Print voucher We are providing £5 voucher for all online registered customer. Register online at...

 

A business that is maid in the 1950s

IN every job that must be done, there really is an element of fun for a Northumberland cleaning business. For owner Sarah Legge adopts a Mary Poppins style in her Maid To Butler Housekeeping Services. Unfortunately, the work isn’t done with a click of...

 

New grants give bodies a boost

THREE organisations have received funding support from Ponteland Town Council. Ponteland Youth Service was given £5,500 to help with the costs for its work and activities with young people in the area. A contribution of £600 towards the upkeep of the...

 

More work required at activity site

FURTHER clearing work will be carried out at the Juliet Oakley Activity Area in Pegswood. A large amount of rubble has been removed from a site between the hedge and the railway line, but there is now some debris that needs to be taken away. Pegswood...

 
Fund-raising in style at charity lunch

Fund-raising in style at charity lunch

THE latest fashions were on parade at a fund-raising charity lunch. Morpeth and District Macmillan Cancer Support group organised the event at Linden Hall Golf and Country Club near Longhorsley last week. Around 100 women attended the three-course...

 

Your candidates for the Northumberland County Council elections

THE following candidates are standing for election to Northumberland County Council. Here they outline what they believe they can offer voters. DRURIDGE BAY DIVISION Lindsay Arkley North View, Cresswell Road, Cresswell Liberal Democrat “I am standing...

 

Mansion swimming pool deaths ‘unexplained’

Post-mortem examinations will take place today into the deaths of a man and woman found in a swimming pool at a country mansion. The bodies of the pair, a man in his early 30s and a woman in her early 20s from the London area, were discovered in the...

Scotsman, 07:08 in Hot News
 
Young Margaret: Love, Life and Letters – TV review

Young Margaret: Love, Life and Letters – TV review

The young Margaret Thatcher (on the right of the picture) with her sister, Muriel, her father, Alfred Roberts, and her mother, Beatrice. Photograph: Camera Press I think enough time has passed now, it is nearly three weeks since she died. Time to furl...

Guardian, 07:11 in Showbiz
 
TV highlights: 29/4/2013

TV highlights: 29/4/2013

Four Rooms, the programme in which Joe Public brings unusual items to sell to rich dealers. Vicious 9pm, ITV Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen are Stuart and Freddie, a bitchy, bitter couple holed up in their dingy London flat. In this first episode, the...

Guardian, 07:11 in Showbiz
 
Leader set to take 15 per cent cut in allowance at North Lincolnshire Council

Leader set to take 15 per cent cut in allowance at North Lincolnshire Council

Mrs Redfern said she was making the move to send a message to residents about having their interests at heart. Mrs Redfern said: "I know many residents are struggling to make ends meet at the moment and I feel I should lead from the front and...

 
Leamington’s Guiding star Mabel spent her life supporting others

Leamington’s Guiding star Mabel spent her life supporting others

"Warm", "selfless" and "wonderful" are just some of the words used to describe a Leamington Guiding star who spent her life helping others. Former Sunday school teacher and Guide leader Mabel Ingleby died at the age of...

 


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