News archive from 3 January 2015, page 12

YEARLY REVIEW - JANUARY: Town starts recovering after storm surge

YEARLY REVIEW - JANUARY: Town starts recovering after storm surge

New year began with many businesses recovering from the December storm 
surge. Some seafront kiosks remained closed until Easter and Skegness Pier announced a full revamp to its damaged Laser Quest and bowling alleys. l Natureland Seal...

 
South Tyneside businessman seals £10m takeover deal

South Tyneside businessman seals £10m takeover deal

A BUSINESSMAN from South Tyneside has plenty of new year cheer after his company sealed a £10m takeover deal. Neil Stephenson, the chief executive officer of the Onyx Group – one of the UK’s top technology solutions providers – has revealed his...

 
New Year the perfect time to shape up

New Year the perfect time to shape up

COUNCIL bosses are encouraging people in South Tyneside to get in shape in the New Year. People are being helped on their way to fitness through a range of activities at South Tyneside leisure centres. Haven Point and Temple Park Centre, both in South...

 
South Yorkshire Police tackle thousands of missing persons cases

South Yorkshire Police tackle thousands of missing persons cases

Nearly 5,000 investigations into missing people were carried out in South Yorkshire over an 11-month period last year. There were 4,894 reports of missing people lodged between January 1 and December 1 – 1,901 in Sheffield, 1,166 in Doncaster, 968 in...

 
MP vows settlement for nuclear test veterans and their families

MP vows settlement for nuclear test veterans and their families

A New Year vow has been made to a British Nuclear Test Veteran in South Holland. It is a vow that 2015 will finally see justice for the families and descendants he has spent a lifetime fighting for. MP John Hayes broke the news to the Spalding...

 
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A WOMAN was attacked by a dog in front of her terrified young son after it escaped from its home. The white German Shepherd got out when its owner Richard James, 57, left the door of his home in Penshaw View, Sulgrave, Washington, unlocked. Sunderland...

 
Sunderland to host international film festival

Sunderland to host international film festival

LIGHTS, camera, action - Sunderland is to host its own film festival. International film-makers will head to the city next week to launch the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival. The latest in a string of joint creative projects between Sunderland and...

 
Former Sunderland Apprentice contestant to star in own TV show

Former Sunderland Apprentice contestant to star in own TV show

WEARSIDE'S Apprentice contestant is set to star in her own television show. Award-winning entrepreneur Katie Bulmer-Cooke’s new fitness show will start on Monday on new channel, Made in Tyne and Wear. The Ashbrooke mum-of-one confirmed national...

 
Our family’s criminal past

Our family’s criminal past

For many people, being born into a notorious criminal family might present a huge disadvantage. For Julie Shaw it sparked her determination to one day build herself a better life. Not that she feels any shame or regret about her connection to the...

 

Egypt threat to arrest Amal Clooney

The human rights lawyer wife of actor George Clooney has said she was threatened with arrest when trying to publish a report into Egypt's judicial system. Amal Clooney, who compiled the report for the International Bar Association before acting for...

 

Labour 'preparing for ground war'

Labour's general election campaign will be fought "on the ground", the party's chief strategist has said as he admitted the Conservatives could spend three times more than them. Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander, said the focus...

 
My five-a-day challenge for little Phoebe

My five-a-day challenge for little Phoebe

Throughout 2014 charity runner Tony Livesey ran a minimum of 5k a day in a bid to raise funds for a charity supporting children with special and complex health needs. Through wind and rain, ill health and hangovers, Tony, 32, from Lostock Hall, has...

 

Evans offered deal at Maltese club

Footballer Ched Evans has been offered a way back into the sport - by Maltese side Hibernians. The 26-year-old convicted rapist has failed to relaunch his career in England following his release from prison but the Maltese club, 15 points clear at the...

 
There’s nowt like Lanky words

There’s nowt like Lanky words

"People have been doing this for 250 years, putting down glossaries of Lancashire words -- and they are all different." Those are the words of Sid Calderbank, from Euxton, Chorley, who has spent the majority of his adult life performing...

 
How Uncle Arthur’s letters got me through my teens

How Uncle Arthur’s letters got me through my teens

We shouldn’t have got on. My uncle Arthur was a military man who had fought in the second world war, a Daily Express reader who voted for Margaret Thatcher, while in the late 1970s and 1980s I was a CND-supporting, leftwing student and punk fan....

 


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