News archive from 4 October 2014, page 13

World First As Baby Is Born From Donated Womb

World First As Baby Is Born From Donated Womb

A mother from Sweden has become the first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant. The baby boy was born last month according to The Lancet, which described the event as a breakthrough for infertile women. The womb was donated to the...

 
Teens raise £600 for oncology unit

Teens raise £600 for oncology unit

Two teenagers took on a charity challenge to raise money for a worthy cause. Thirteen-year-olds Phoebe Burrough and Izzie Thompson, from Whitley Bay, raised money for the oncology day unit at North Tyneside Hospital as it is caring for Phoene’s...

 
Wolds Diary: Sue Woodcock

Wolds Diary: Sue Woodcock

I REALLY have not had that much time at home this week. The dogs and I have been out for our usual walks and I also took them up for a lovely walk at Nunburnholme. Although we have to pass through a field containing sheep it is only for a few yards...

 
Did you see this violent burglary in Sutton?

Did you see this violent burglary in Sutton?

Police are appealing to motorists who may have seen a group of men flee the scene of a violent burglary in Sutton on Sunday. Officers were called at 11am after the group entered the property on Priestsic Road and assaulted a man. The victim was taken...

 
‘Inspirational’ Lewis to go on thank you tour to visit supporters

‘Inspirational’ Lewis to go on thank you tour to visit supporters

AN INSPIRATIONAL boy who will go on a pilgrimage around the UK to meet people who have supported his struggle with an incredibly rare degenerative condition has been nominated for an award for his bravery. Up until he was two years old, Lewis Jeynes,...

 
Celebration events tackle social isolation

Celebration events tackle social isolation

THE CONTRIBUTION that older people make to society will be celebrated tomorrow as the second national Silver Sunday takes place. Events across Yorkshire will mark the day, which also aims to combat the social isolation and loneliness felt by so many...

 
Popular wildlife rescue in urgent need for new home

Popular wildlife rescue in urgent need for new home

The founder of an animal rescue centre is searching for a willing farmer or landowner with land available to host her new headquarters as it is overwhelmed by requests to help injured animals and urgently needs to expand. Annette Pyrah initially ran...

 
New head sent into Leeds school after GCSE concern

New head sent into Leeds school after GCSE concern

A NEW executive head teacher has been brought in to "strengthen leadership" at a secondary school which suffered disappointing GCSE results this summer. Concerns were raised at Bruntcliffe High School, in Morley, following this year’s exam...

 
‘Fat cat’ ambulance chiefs accused in row

‘Fat cat’ ambulance chiefs accused in row

TOP executives at Yorkshire's ambulance service have been condemned after being awarded "outrageous" pay rises of up to 30 per cent. Unions have reacted furiously to the pay hikes in the wake of pay freezes or annual rises limited to one per...

 

Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra: Fans have their say on events at Gresty Road

ONE win in 10 league games, just three permanent signings in the summer and questions being asked of the board and Steve Davis. Plenty to discuss for DAN PLEASANCE, from Alsager, MATT OWEN, from Crewe, and TIM TANTRAM, from Stafford, in this week's...

 
Duke of Devonshire’s thanks thousands who turned out for mother’s funeral

Duke of Devonshire’s thanks thousands who turned out for mother’s funeral

The Duke of Devonshire has thanked the thousands of people who turned out to pay their respects at his mother's funeral yesterday. Deborah Cavendish, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, passed away peacefully aged 94 last Wednesday. She was laid to...

 

Duke of Devonshire’s thanks thousands who turned out for mother’s funeral

The Duke of Devonshire has thanked the thousands of people who turned out to pay their respects at his mother's funeral yesterday. Deborah Cavendish, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, passed away peacefully aged 94 last Wednesday. She was laid to...

 
Thriller set in region in running for award

Thriller set in region in running for award

A novel set on the streets of Northumberland and Newcastle has made it through to the final stages of a worldwide competition which aims to find the next big blockbuster. Peter Taylor drew on his experience of working as a news reporter for regional...

 
Thieves urged to hand back charity cash

Thieves urged to hand back charity cash

A vet today made a passionate plea to heartless thieves who stole a collection tin for an animal charity to do the right thing and bring it back. Maria Halligan was with a customer for her final consultation of the day when she heard a noise coming...

 
Burning debate reignited

Burning debate reignited

Heather burning on moorland has "significant negative impacts" on natural habitats, according to a study by academics, claims which have been countered this week by the Moorland Association. Dr Lee Brown, from the School of Geography at the...

 


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