News archive from 1 January 2013, page 18

Me and my operation: A tiny spring rescued my creaky knee

Me and my operation: A tiny spring rescued my creaky knee

More than a quarter of British workers suffer from painful knees, according to recent figures. For those under 55, a knee replacement is not possible because they can wear out and need to be redone. Brian Douglas, 53, a racecourse facilities manager...

Daily Mail, 04:51 in Health
 
THE MONKEES ASK GIG-GOERS TO SING DAVY JONES SONG ON TOUR

THE MONKEES ASK GIG-GOERS TO SING DAVY JONES SONG ON TOUR

THE MONKEES are honouring DAVY JONES' memory on their first tour without the singer by asking audience members to provide the vocals for his most famous track DAYDREAM BELIEVER. The frontman passed away in February (12) and his bandmates Peter Tork...

 
Gateford school joins Bassetlaw’s tree planting for Jubilee

Gateford school joins Bassetlaw’s tree planting for Jubilee

Children from Gateford Primary School joined councillor Sybil Fielding to plant native silver birch and oak trees at the green space off Churchill Way in Gateford. The tree planting was funded by Notts County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme as part...

 
Fiscal cliff: White House and Republicans reach deal to end crisis

Fiscal cliff: White House and Republicans reach deal to end crisis

Vice president Joe Biden arrives for a meeting with Senate Democrats to urge them to support a tentative tax agreement Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The White House and Congressional leaders reached a deal on Monday night to resolve the fiscal...

 
Former Scunthorpe cinema owner Gerald Parkes made MBE in New Year Honours

Former Scunthorpe cinema owner Gerald Parkes made MBE in New Year Honours

He is still heavily involved with cinemas in Louth and Cleethorpes. Mr Parkes is a former Scunthorpe Rotary Club president and received the movement's coveted Paul Harris Fellowship. He has been made a Member of the British Empire for services to the...

 
Scunthorpe Baths Hall hoping for more sell-out shows in 2013

Scunthorpe Baths Hall hoping for more sell-out shows in 2013

"We will be hosting our first ever Easter pantomime, The Wizard of Oz, at The Baths Hall in April and we also have shows returning due to popular demand. That'll Be The Day, Moscow City Ballet and Jim Davidson are all due to return in the first...

 
MEP warns of danger of carbon monoxide fumes

MEP warns of danger of carbon monoxide fumes

YORKSHIRE MEP Linda McAvan has joined forces with firefighters to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. They launched their awareness-raising campaign to coincide with a storyline on Coronation Street over the festive season,...

 

Shoppers keep health in check

SHOPPERS at a Doncaster shopping centre have been able to keep their health in check in 2012. Throughout the year, Lakeside Village has helped more than 500 local residents to stay on top of their health, providing them with free, regular on-site...

 

NHS needs ‘systematic review to tackle UK obesity epidemic’

There is "inadequate" provision to treat obese patients in the NHS, a report suggests. Experts said the healthcare system must adapt to meet the needs of bulging Britain after the new report found that services to manage obesity are “poorly...

 

Wesminster Abbey to honour Yorkshire-born ex-premier

HUDDERSFIELD'S most famous son is to be honoured with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey. Harold Wilson, the son of a chemist and a teacher who at the age 31 became the 20th century’s youngest Cabinet minister, will join a long line of former prime...

 

Former Tory MP
in Hillsborough smear dies at 83

The former Conservative MP who helped smear Liverpool fans after the Hillsborough disaster has died. Sir Irvine Patnick, who was a source for a Sun story criticising the supporters’ behaviour in the tragedy, died yesterday in his home city of...

 

Duncan Smith claims tax credit system lost billions under Labour

More than £10 billion of public money has been lost in fraud and error under the tax credit system put in place by Labour, the Work and Pensions Secretary claimed yesterday. In a scathing attack on the welfare model developed by the last government,...

 
After year of the deluge, there could
be yet more water torture on the way

After year of the deluge, there could
be yet more water torture on the way

The driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in the UK. In June and July, heavy rain caused flooding to around 800 properties in West and South Yorkshire, mostly in Calderdale. This September was one of the...

 

The vital lessons we can learn about coping with a crisis

TODAY we call it emergency planning, but back in the days of the Second World War the term was "civil defence', and it was rudimentary, to say the least. But, with our forces fighting abroad and folk at home suffering night-time air raids and...

 
Hands of Hope toast top 2012

Hands of Hope toast top 2012

JOBS: At the Job Fair at Selby College is Wendy Singh of Selby Hands of Hope. (BUY THIS PHOTO L7251TS) Picture: Tony Saxton AS the curtain comes down on the calendar year, Selby Hands of Hope are celebrating another successful 12 months of...

 


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