News archive from 29 November 2014, page 11

Q&A: Jerry Lee Lewis

Q&A: Jerry Lee Lewis

Born in the US South, Lewis became a star in the 1950s with hits such as Great Balls Of Fire. In 1986, he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and in 2005 he received a lifetime achievement Grammy. He recently released his new album, Rock...

 
What I’m really thinking: the manual labourer

What I’m really thinking: the manual labourer

A piece of me dies each morning when I throw on my muddy clothes and stumble out into the cold for another day of backbreaking work. I am mortified to have become trapped in a job that was supposed to be no more than a stopgap when my career as an...

 
Tim Dowling: At this rate, I’m going to be drummed out of town

Tim Dowling: At this rate, I’m going to be drummed out of town

I’m on tour with the band I’m in, exhausted and heading for Wales. After two sell-out shows, this third date has an air of mystery about it. They don’t get many pre-sales in Cardiff, we’re told. People either turn up on the night or they don’t....

 
Alys Fowler: how to grow elephant garlic

Alys Fowler: how to grow elephant garlic

Great plump cloves, so satisfyingly oversized, so suited to their name: elephant garlic bulbs are comically big, its cloves up to 5cm wide, followed by strapping leaves and then, if allowed, a flower spike that tops 1.5m tall. It’s not really garlic;...

 
Online dating: Men often sound like pick-up artists

Online dating: Men often sound like pick-up artists

It’s interesting that the pick-up artist (PUA) community and their woman-management philosophies have been in the news lately, because even before I knew that’s what it was, it was obvious that some sort of pollutant had leached into the way men talk...

 

Skiff follows in the wake of the original village lifeboat

A traditional rowing boat which has been 18 months in the making was officially launched by the Duchess of Northumberland last weekend. The Pride of Aln was created by the Alnmouth Bay Community Rowing Association with the project conceived by, funded...

 
Crystal Peaks staff trained to help blind shoppers

Crystal Peaks staff trained to help blind shoppers

Staff at Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre have been trained to help guide visually impaired customers during their visit. Facilities management company Incentive FM has been working with the charity Guide Dogs to ensure blind and partially-sighted...

 
Port Vale: Gillingham have quality to get ball down and hurt us - Rob Page

Port Vale: Gillingham have quality to get ball down and hurt us - Rob Page

ROB Page says today's opponents Gillingham are a better side than their position just one place above the relegation zone. Both the Gills and the Valiants were tipped for relegation by the bookies at the start of the campaign, but while Vale have...

 
Populist: Items of interest this week

Populist: Items of interest this week

He could be royal Lorde met Pitbull, and was starstruck. “Felt this wave of his charisma and loveliness wash over me, probably not dissimilar to meeting the president,” she tweeted. Boba theft Rumours persist the first Star Wars spin-off is about...

 

Scientist Watson sells Nobel medal

One of the world's best-known scientists is selling his Nobel Prize medal in a bid to allow him to "re-enter public life" after being shunned for the past seven years following comments linking race and intelligence. American James Watson,...

 
Leeds double stroke mum turned designer is honoured for her courage

Leeds double stroke mum turned designer is honoured for her courage

A MUM left unable to walk or speak after having her second stroke aged just 30 has rebuilt her life - and created an acclaimed fashion label. Gemma McKeating, from Leeds, had her first stroke at 24 after her drink was spiked on a night out. Then last...

 
Des Clarke: It's the tights fantastic as I limber up for panto season in Peter Pan

Des Clarke: It's the tights fantastic as I limber up for panto season in Peter Pan

THEY say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Especially if you like thigh slapping and Christopher Biggins. Yes, boys and girls, this week marks the start of panto season. Oh yes it does. I’m honoured to be treading the boards in the 50th...

 

Scientist Watson sells Nobel medal

One of the world's best-known scientists is selling his Nobel Prize medal in a bid to allow him to "re-enter public life" after being shunned for the past seven years following comments linking race and intelligence. American James Watson,...

 
West Brom loanee Liam O'Neil will sample real side of the game at Scunthorpe United

West Brom loanee Liam O'Neil will sample real side of the game at Scunthorpe United

LIAM O'Neil has played against French international Abou Diaby at the Emirates this season and 12 months ago he was preparing to face a Manchester City team with Patrick Vieira in the dugout. Yet when it comes to playing football, a damp and dull...

 
Homeless man steals from woman who tried to help him

Homeless man steals from woman who tried to help him

A man burgled a victim who had sympathetically given him work because he was homeless. Lee Jonathan Wilson, of The Court Yard, Church Street, Preston, has been jailed after Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how he tried to steal from the female...

 


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