News archive from 29 April 2013, page 19

Pedestrianisation blow to Trinity House car park plan

Pedestrianisation blow to Trinity House car park plan

Earmarked for the school's current courtyard, the proposed short-stay car park would be aimed at shoppers in the Whitefriargate area. But it has now emerged that city councillors are considering separate proposals to pedestrianise Princes Dock Street,...

 
Fears grow for missing Stephen Sykes of west Hull

Fears grow for missing Stephen Sykes of west Hull

He was reported to police as missing the following day. Police said Mr Sykes lives in the area close to Priory Road and Wold Road. RELEASE YOUR POTENTIAL TO A NEW YOU! - 1 Day Workshop, Only £35pp... A New Beginning Counselling Coaching &...

 
Spice king: How a New Orleans food firm went global

Spice king: How a New Orleans food firm went global

Chef Paul Prudhomme is one of America's most famous chefs - he has cooked for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, and has won almost every fine-dining culinary award that the United States has to offer. But here in an industrial suburb of New...

BBC, 08:05 in Business
 

Cherry-picking our NHS

Last week I referred to the role the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would be playing in the privatisation of the NHS and included a point about out-of-hours GP provisions. A national newspaper this week published a survey which identified that 85%...

 
Eeh baa gum, Tessa’s feeling ruff!

Eeh baa gum, Tessa’s feeling ruff!

It was no dog's life for Tessa, a two-year-old golden Labrador who made the Guardian headlin es back in March 1980. Tessa was a regular at the Sir Robert Peel in Heckmondwike, where she was often seen wearing a flat cap, glasses and even smoking a...

 
Tom's sobering challenge: 3,100 miles across US to help fight addiction

Tom's sobering challenge: 3,100 miles across US to help fight addiction

Tom Fitzsimons is attempting an epic run across the US to attack the stigma of addiction. (Click for full picture) Tom Fitzsimons was a violent drunk. He started drinking heavily at the age of 13 after his father, a drug addict, choked to death on a...

 
Tributes paid to loved Northampton pie maker

Tributes paid to loved Northampton pie maker

Tributes have been paid to a member of a well-known family of Northampton butchers, who has died aged 93. Mildred Ponting was a member of the Ponting family, who ran butchers shops in the town for more than 150 years. She also served with the WRAF...

 
Over 200 Northampton tenants to ‘downsize’ homes

Over 200 Northampton tenants to ‘downsize’ homes

More than 200 council 
tenants in Northampton have asked to move into smaller homes as a result of the so-called "bedroom tax'. Figures released by Northampton Borough Council showed 1,200 people lived in council homes with spare...

 
Lloyds to sell Spanish retail division to Sabadell

Lloyds to sell Spanish retail division to Sabadell

Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to sell its Spanish retail banking business to Banco Sabadell in exchange for a 1.8% stake in the Spanish bank. Lloyds said that the stake - which it will hold for at least two years - was worth about 84m euros ($110m;...

BBC, 08:08 in Business
 
From Glasgow waste dump to £85m tourist park

From Glasgow waste dump to £85m tourist park

THE first plans for an ambitious £85 million tourism park in the east end of Glasgow have been revealed. The Wildside project would be built on an area which served as a rubbish dump for decades and would overlook the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games...

 
Wedding venue nightmare has a happy ending as couple tie the knot

Wedding venue nightmare has a happy ending as couple tie the knot

Despite bombarding the place with phone calls and e-mails, the couple were left with a wedding planned but nowhere to hold it. In stepped Callow Hall - a beautiful country house hotel in Mapleton, near Ashbourne, where staff arranged for the couple to...

 

One lane closed on M62: Morning round-up: traffic, trains and weather

One lane is closed on the M62 due to a broken down vehicle. The lane is on the eastbound carriageway from junction 21 Milnrow to junction 22 Rishworth Moor. The speed is restricted to 50mph. The traffic slow on the A629 Calderdale Way northbound in...

 

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Neil has an IQ of 125 and runs his own business. So why won't a secret court let him spend his own money?

A secret court is controlling £2billion of assets of thousands of elderly and mentally impaired people and paying them a paltry rate of interest, the Mail reveals today.The controversial actions of the Court of Protection, which one MP has criticised...

 
Shop manager admits Poundworld fingerprint fraud

Shop manager admits Poundworld fingerprint fraud

A former manager at Poundworld in the Grosvenor Centre has admitted fraudulently claiming cash from the firm in a fake fingerprint con. Stuart MacLennan, aged 38, of Greenwood Road, St James, admitted dishonestly making a false representation by...

 


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