News archive from 29 November 2014, page 7

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: The dancing Lincoln snowman

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: The dancing Lincoln snowman

National Car Parks (NCP) has devised a novel new way to encourage drivers to use their car parks in the city. Their lively snowman, pictured in Broadgate, is pointing motorists in the direction of their parks. The picture was taken by Echo...

 

Councils 'ready for icy blasts'

Councils are promising road users that they are ready for any icy blasts this winter, with around 1.3 million tonnes of salt stockpiled. Despite funding cutbacks, as many as 91% of local authorities in England and Wales are either maintaining or...

 
Speakers to address conservation evening in Waltham

Speakers to address conservation evening in Waltham

A conservation evening will take place next month looking into issues concerning the Grantham Canal, bats and other species. One of the country’s leading ornithologists Professor Ian Newton will present a talk on the sparrowhawk. supported by other...

 
FASHION FIX: Supersize your woollies this winter

FASHION FIX: Supersize your woollies this winter

Wool for winter. Not exactly groundbreaking in trend terms is it? Groundbreaking it might not be but this year the catwalk was taken over with wool that was bigger and better, literally. The Row, fashion label of The Olsen twins, took the prize for...

 
Call To Ban Intravenous Drips As Hangover Cure

Call To Ban Intravenous Drips As Hangover Cure

A senior doctor from the US Government's health institute has told Sky News that the commercial use of Intravenous (IV) drips to treat hangovers should not be allowed. Dr Lorenzo Leggio runs a unit at the National Institutes of Health that specialises...

 
UK Soldier Says Kajaki Film Will Bring Closure

UK Soldier Says Kajaki Film Will Bring Closure

One of the British servicemen depicted in a new film about a rescue mission near the Kajaki dam in Afghanistan has told Sky News he thinks the movie will help those involved come to terms with the terrifying incident and "eradicate some...

 
West warns Saints ahead of London Welsh clash

West warns Saints ahead of London Welsh clash

Dorian West says Saints can't afford to think about what other sides have done to London Welsh this season. And he has urged his Aviva Premiership table-topping side to focus on getting their own house in order at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday. Saints...

 

St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

After a quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again to vent their anger at Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb....

 
North Yorkshire village’s apple tree project benefits all

North Yorkshire village’s apple tree project benefits all

What's kept Husthwaite's mobile library up and running and subsidised a new playground building? Why, apples of course. The residents of this North Yorkshire village have been turning fruit into liquid gold for five years now. Through the Orchards of...

 

Festive soap round up: Who's in for a merry Christmas?

Coronation Street Could this really be a merry Christmas for Maria Connor? Given her troubles so far this year, it feels like tempting fate to suggest such a thing, but there's no denying the spark right now between Maria and young mechanic Luke...

 
Farmers bank benefits of new ways of selling crops

Farmers bank benefits of new ways of selling crops

A wealth of new opportunities is boosting the income of the region's arable farmers, with East Yorkshire biorefinery Vivergo revealing it is set to deliver total returns of around £1m a month to local wheat farmers. It comes on the back of an improved...

 
TICKET DETAILS: Rocky star Sylvester Stallone in Sheffield

TICKET DETAILS: Rocky star Sylvester Stallone in Sheffield

Yo Adriaaaaaannnn!! Look who is coming to Sheffield - it's Rocky, Rambo and Expendables superstar Sylvester Stallone, writes Graham Walker. The A-list Hollywood movie legend is making his first visit to the city for his only intimate evening event in...

 
LIVE REVIEW: Kasabian

LIVE REVIEW: Kasabian

It's been a decade since the East Midlands' biggest musical export first muscled their way onto the mainstream music scene with their own take on the "Lad Rock' scene. Well, 10 years on and nothing much has changed for this quartet. Primal Scream...

 
Christmas cheer comes to Leeds Children’s Hospital

Christmas cheer comes to Leeds Children’s Hospital

smiles have been brought to the faces of young patients at Leeds Children's Hospital after an entrepreneur helped out Santa for the day. Nathan Winch visited poorly youngsters at Leeds General Infirmary to hand out presents from their Christmas...

 
Chinese rights activist denies public disorder charges in chaotic all-night trial

Chinese rights activist denies public disorder charges in chaotic all-night trial

A leading Chinese rights activist who organised rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in an all-night trial in which the judge rejected his requests for food, a lawyer said. The case against Yang Maodong,...

 


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