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Voluntary sector struggling to cope with destitute migrant families, study says

Small charities and faith-based groups are struggling to meet the needs of rising numbers of destitute migrant children and families, according to a report. The organisations are stepping in to provide housing, food and clothing, the study said. But it w

23 November 2016 in Regional East
 
THE THIEVES WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS: Worksop mum’s shock after burglars swipe children’s presents

THE THIEVES WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS: Worksop mum’s shock after burglars swipe children’s presents

0 Have your say A Worksop mum who “cried her eyes out” after heartless burglars made off with Christmas presents she bought for her two young children has warned families in the area to be vigilant. Natalie Smith, 27, fears her family’s Christmas is “rui

23 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Heinz Beanz #cansong advert banned over drumming on can safety

A Heinz advert teaching viewers how to use tin cans to drum out a song has been banned for encouraging behaviour that risks health and safety. The advert featured children, teenagers and adults using empty or full Heinz Beanz tins to drum out the rhythm

23 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Boris Johnson urges Russia to use influence to halt Aleppo assault

Boris Johnson has urged his Russian counterpart to take action to halt the assault on Aleppo. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Sergei Lavrov and called on Moscow to use its influence to halt the bombardment and allow vital aid supplies in to the besieged S

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

'Landmark year' as Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group posts £77m profit

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group has notched up its first annual profit in five years in a buoyant start to life as a standalone business.

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Senior judge calls for 'tough community penalties' to tackle prison population

More criminals could be punished without being jailed, a senior judge has suggested. The Lord Chief Justice warned the prison population is "very, very high" and there are concerns that it could rise further still. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd...

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Food and drink prices to soar as UK manufacturers hit by weak pound

Britain's factories are set to hike their prices at the fastest rate in nearly three years after the Brexit-hit pound sent costs soaring, according to a report. The CBI survey showed food and drink prices are expected to bear the brunt of the price rises

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Smart meter inspiration for latest collection by Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake has revealed his latest and perhaps most surprising art collection, inspired by the arrival of smart meters to every home in Great Britain. The Arrival of Smart Meters has been unveiled at the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds to coincide with

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

COMMUNITY: BCVS

0 Have your say Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service has been providing volunteering support in Bassetlaw for more than 40 years. If you would like to find out more about volunteering in Bassetlaw get in touch for an informal chat about the benefits

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
COMMUNITY: Tickhill - Les Francophiles de Tickhill

COMMUNITY: Tickhill - Les Francophiles de Tickhill

0 Have your say On Wednesday, December 7, at 7.30pm at the parish room, Tickhill, DN11 9HZ, the group will be holding its annual Fête de Noël, complete with games, carols in French and a buffet of largely French food, provided on a bring and share basis.

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
COMMUNITY: St Leonard’s Church

COMMUNITY: St Leonard’s Church

0 Have your say First, second and fourth Sundays, Holy Communion at 10.45am, third Sunday, Holy Communion at 8am. Third Sunday coffee, croissants and crafts at 10am, followed by Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. Wednesday, Holy Communion at 9.30am. M

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

130,000 sign petition calling for royals to pay for Buckingham Palace repairs

An online petition calling for the royals to pay for Buckingham Palace's £369 million refurbishment is gathering pace, attracting more than 130,000 signatures. The demand, which is addressed to Chancellor Philip Hammond, argues that, rather than taxpayer

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Get cash out with your phone: Bank launches contactless cash machines

Get cash out with your phone: Bank launches contactless cash machines

0 Have your say Bank cards look set to become a thing of the past. Barclays is rolling out contactless cash withdrawals across the UK, becoming the first British bank to allow customers to withdraw money without inserting their bank cards. Customers will

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Social care issues 'delaying ops because hospitals too full of patients'

Inadequate social care funding is leading to delays in hospital operations, a leading surgeon has warned. Delaying transferring patients from hospitals to social care means that there are not enough beds in hospitals to admit patients waiting for operati

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 

Ukip investigated by Electoral Commission over party funding claims

Ukip is being investigated by Britain's elections watchdog over claims it breached party funding laws.

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
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