News archive from 3 January 2015, page 14

Leeds nostalgia: First World War Leeds picture appeal

Leeds nostalgia: First World War Leeds picture appeal

A web-based project aimed at gathering information about the families of First World War children has posted a number of images showing people from Leeds. The Army Children of the First World War project aims to become an online repository of...

 
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...

 
Postman banned from driving after he was over the limit in Mapperley

Postman banned from driving after he was over the limit in Mapperley

A postman panicked after a road accident and went home and had a drink, tipping him over the legal limit to drive, magistrates heard. Daniel John Hayes had drinks with pals the night before, then set off to work in a Ford Focus but was involved in a...

 

Security guard jailed after threatening to blow up house on New Year's Eve

A SECURITY guard was jailed for 12 weeks after threatening to stab a gas pipe and blow up a Bulwell house on New Year's Eve. Kieran Johnstone, 24, visited his partner's home at around 8.30pm and downed a litre of vodka, magistrates in Nottingham...

 
Skinny celebrity role models fuel rise in eating disorders

Skinny celebrity role models fuel rise in eating disorders

"AIRBRUSHED" celebrity role models are driving more young people to risk their lives in a bid to stay super-slim. The number of young people in Nottinghamshire seeking help for eating disorders has rocketed and medics say it's partly down to...

 
Ambulance service receives 3,500 calls on January 1

Ambulance service receives 3,500 calls on January 1

EASTMidlands Ambulance Service received nearly 3,500 calls on New Year's Day - much higher than its daily average of 2,000. And the lion's share of the calls came from Nottinghamshire, with 900 made to the emergency service. EMAS said the top reason...

 
Gas main work in Beeston to begin on Monday

Gas main work in Beeston to begin on Monday

ROADWORKS are to hit Beeston again from Monday. National Grid is to dig up the road at The Square and High Road to replace gas pipes. The existing iron gas mains will be replaced with plastic pipes that have a lifespan of at least 80 years. The...

 
Knifeman threatens shopkeeper at PL Convenience store in Stoke

Knifeman threatens shopkeeper at PL Convenience store in Stoke

A COUPLE have spoken of their shock after a knife-wielding robber stole cash from their convenience store. Punitharaja Kanapathipillai was working alone in P&L Stores, in Stoke, when he came face-to-face with the knifeman. The robber - who was...

 
Birmingham's universities praised for quality of research

Birmingham's universities praised for quality of research

Universities in Birmingham are celebrating after being recognised for carrying out "world-leading" research. The University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University and Newman University are among those to be hailed in the...

 
Changing nature of apprenticeships in the West Midlands revealed

Changing nature of apprenticeships in the West Midlands revealed

The changing nature of apprenticeships in the West Midlands over the last 100 years has been revealed. A new study, compiled using 1911 census data and a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, reveals that apprenticeships will...

 
Arsenal v Hull City: Bruce urges Tigers to believe in FA Cup magic

Arsenal v Hull City: Bruce urges Tigers to believe in FA Cup magic

HULL City boss Steve Bruce is urging his side to again believe in the magic of the FA Cup when aiming to begin another adventure at Arsenal tomorrow. The Tigers created history under Bruce last season when reaching the FA Cup final for the very first...

 
Hull KR call on fans to make Leeds Rhinos Super League opener a sell-out

Hull KR call on fans to make Leeds Rhinos Super League opener a sell-out

HULL KR chief executive Mike Smith wants fans to help smash their Super League attendance record for the second successive opening day of the season. KR have been handed a hotly-anticipated first clash, with Leeds coming to the KC Lightstream Stadium...

 
Hull FC pre-season friendlies: 'Combinations count most'

Hull FC pre-season friendlies: 'Combinations count most'

LEE Radford admits he will learn lessons from last season and adopt a different approach to Hull FC's pre-season friendlies. Abject showings were the norm last year as the Black and Whites began 2014 with a pre-season 16-16 draw at Doncaster, and a...

 

Monday named as top day for car breakdowns

MONDAY is set to be the busiest day of the year for those dealing with car breakdowns. Leaving vehicles unused in the cold over the festive period is the top reason for needing a roadside repair. The AA is expecting to deal with nearly 15 callouts an...

 
Welsh Labour accused of failing after patients left waiting longer than in England

Welsh Labour accused of failing after patients left waiting longer than in England

Welsh Labour have failed to tackle serious inequalities in NHS performance in England and Wales, opposition groups claimed after a major research project into the state of the health service. The study by the non-partisan House of Commons Library...

 


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