News archive from 1 January 2013, page 19

Archbishop will launch bid to reduce number sleeping rough

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, will next week help to launch a campaign to target rough sleepers in the city. Figures show that the problem is increasing nationally, as well as in York. In 2011, 2,181 people were recorded as sleeping rough on...

 

Security warning for farmers to stop ‘easy pickings’ for thieves

Farmers and rural landowners are being warned to review their security arrangements in a bid to reduce thefts of equipment and vehicles from farms in the region. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), based in Richmond, is warning that rural...

 

Consequences of Blair years can’t be reversed

From: Ross Taggart, The Avenue, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees. JUST over 15 years ago, a ruthlessly ambitious man by the name of Tony Blair took 
up residence at 10 Downing Street. He was the darling of the BBC and chattering classes; 
his diffident,...

 

Beware the rules on import taxes

From: Martin Fletcher, Savile Close, Emley. I AM also an OAP. I try not to 
let stupidity grow with my age. And I have a good idea 
of buying goods from the 
USA. I am surprised you 
even printed Mr Denton’s 
letter (Yorkshire Post, December 22). The...

 

Church should listen harder

From: Janet McCulloch, Grosvenor Crescent, Warmsworth, Doncaster. ARE they really listening? When I was very young and attended various church groups, we were taught that when we prayed we would always be answered. The answer might be, “Yes” or “No”...

 

Marriage should be about more than simply procreation

From: Liz White, Millbank, Sowerby Bridge. SO, marriages that do not 
result in children are not valid then (Yorkshire Post, December 24)? Those who bought a large house in the anticipation of children, but then failed to produce after numerous...

 

Cash payouts to fall as banks squeeze bonus pots

Under pressure from politicians, regulators and shareholders, firms are shifting further away from the big upfront handouts of the boom years. Some are expected to opt for a mixture of shares and risky assets - the kind which provoked the global...

Reuters, 06:14 in Business
 

Tragedy of rape victim blights Indian New Year

India remained in mourning yesterday over the death of the New Delhi gang rape victim, with many New Year celebrations cancelled in respect. The attack has set off an impassioned debate about what the country needs to do to prevent such a tragedy from...

 

Ten killed, 24 hurt in Iraq bombings

Two bombings south of Baghdad have killed 10 people and wounded another 24 - the latest apparent attacks by militants aimed at undermining the government. The deadliest was in the town of Musayyib where militants planted bombs around two houses, one...

 

Air defence system among weapons tested as Iran flexes its muscles

Iran has test-fired a range of weapons during military exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world's oil supply. Its air defence system Raad, or Thunder, was among those tested, with torpedoes and underwater and...

 

Blood clot puts Hillary
Clinton in hospital

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained last month. Mrs Clinton’s doctors discovered the clot while performing a follow-up examination, her...

 
New South Yorkshire homes project gets go ahead

New South Yorkshire homes project gets go ahead

DONCASTER is set for a housing boom after plans to build 83 new properties were given the go-ahead. Members of the council’s planning committee rubber-stamped plans for the residential development on land off Doncaster Road and The Close in Branton....

 
Farmers allowed to use red diesel to help grit and clear snow from Lincolnshire roads

Farmers allowed to use red diesel to help grit and clear snow from Lincolnshire roads

However, HMRC recently launched a consultation on proposed changes to these rules in light of work conducted in past years by farmers. Farmers working in remote areas have often been praised for their work to keep roads open in challenging conditions....

 
Dyno-Rod in Lincoln reveals dirty secrets hidden in drains across Lincolnshire...

Dyno-Rod in Lincoln reveals dirty secrets hidden in drains across Lincolnshire...

Jon Bloom, owner of Dyno-Rod in Lincoln, said: "Sometimes you get there and you have a bit of a chuckle to yourself and think 'how on earth did that get down there?' "People sometimes think you can flush anything down a toilet but...

 
Lincoln entrepreneur Heather Parkinson looks to expand sewing workforce

Lincoln entrepreneur Heather Parkinson looks to expand sewing workforce

And after an encouraging first few months she is hoping for success in the new year. Ms Parkinson currently employs her niece Emily Webber, 22, and has taken on another worker on a work experience placement. She is hoping to change this placement to a...

 


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