News archive from 4 October 2014, page 16

Family life: A wonky childhood fringe, Part of the Union by the Strawbs and a fruity fumble

Family life: A wonky childhood fringe, Part of the Union by the Strawbs and a fruity fumble

Snapshot: Mum’s home haircuts and my wonky fringe We didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up and so Mum had to trim my fringe herself. When we look back through the photos and reminisce, she assures me she started off well. “One side always...

 
Book of the week: What to Bake and How to Bake it

Book of the week: What to Bake and How to Bake it

In a nutshell For her third book, veteran recipe writer, food editor and baking expert Hornby sets out to “take the guesswork out of baking”, and with clarity and concision, that’s exactly what she does. What does it cover? From baking equipment to...

 
Retro treats: apple turnover and iced bun recipes

Retro treats: apple turnover and iced bun recipes

When my siblings and I were young we took turns to do the cake run to the local bakery on a Saturday afternoon for something to fill the interminable lull between lunchtime and dinner. The things we bought were never particularly inspiring, but they...

 
Education Eye: Ten reasons to send your daughter to all-girl school

Education Eye: Ten reasons to send your daughter to all-girl school

I had a truly fantastic visit to Bedford Girls' School this week. Spending a morning observing girls engaged in a whole breadth of educational experiences from science experiments to food tech to hockey to IT reminded me of the distinct advantages of...

 
Populist: items of interest this week

Populist: items of interest this week

CATWALK EMPIRE Because, hey, why wouldn’t she? Naomi Campbell is to appear in Lee Daniels’s new TV saga Empire, which follows the life of a Roc-A-Fella style hip-hop titan. YES SIREE, BOB Just when you’d hoped those Andy Kaufman rumours had finally...

 
Sylvan Esso, Lethal Bizzle: This week's new live music

Sylvan Esso, Lethal Bizzle: This week's new live music

Sylvan Esso, On tour Never mind different genres, the music made by Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath seems to come from two different eras. As part of vocal trio Mountain Man, Meath offers a cappella harmony, while sometime Megafaun member Sanborn’s...

 
The best food and drink this week

The best food and drink this week

The Spot: Bundobust, Leeds A Hindi word that translates as “binding and tying”, Bundobust is the aptly named meeting of two Bradford successes: Gujarati vegetarian institution Prashad and craft beer newcomer The Sparrow, joining forces in bar form to...

 

Strictly star Frankie injures ankle

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Frankie Bridge has been nursed by her professional show partner after she was left with an ankle injury in training. The Saturdays singer - who is at the top of the leaderboard after dazzling the judges in week one -...

 

Cowell hails 'very happy baby'

Simon Cowell has said his son is a "very happy baby". The X Factor judge became a father to Eric with Lauren Silverman in February this year. Cowell told the Daily Mirror: "He's been a very, very happy baby. The other night I heard him...

 
City looking to avoid Villa Park repeat

City looking to avoid Villa Park repeat

Fernando is ready to return to City’s midfield after the Brazilian was declared fit for this evening’s clash with Aston Villa. The £12m signing from Porto has been sidelined with a groin injury since August - missing key games against Arsenal,...

 
Street drinkers ‘ruining’ Sheffield’s Devonshire Green

Street drinkers ‘ruining’ Sheffield’s Devonshire Green

Street drinkers fighting, defecating and discarding heroin needles are ruining a Sheffield green, claim traders who say they have experienced their "worst summer ever'. Shopkeepers in Devonshire Street are uniting to sound the alarm over groups...

 
Standards rising at Sheffield school according to inspectors

Standards rising at Sheffield school according to inspectors

Standards are rising at an improving Sheffield infant school which has been rated "good' in all areas by visiting inspectors. Strong leadership by new staff has turned things round at Greenlands Nursery Infants at Darnall, which on its last check...

 
Sheffield student’s search for stranger who saved her life

Sheffield student’s search for stranger who saved her life

A young law student is 
appealing for help to trace a man who saved her life after she collapsed on a Sheffield street. Alisha Brown was walking to a lecture in the city when she suffered a blood clot to her lung which stopped her heart. She...

 
Food review: Taco Bell, Ecclesall Road. Sheffield

Food review: Taco Bell, Ecclesall Road. Sheffield

Andale, andale. Arriba, arriba. We are standing in a queue outside the first ever stand-alone Taco Bell restaurant in the UK and it's stretching out onto the pavement of Ecclesall Road. Taco Bell’s target ‘young Millennials’ have been lured in their...

 
Bury households to become first in country to have bins collected once every three weeks

Bury households to become first in country to have bins collected once every three weeks

Households in Bury will become the first in the country to have their rubbish bins collected once every three weeks. The controversial policy, which is designed to boost recycling rates, starts on Monday - and the council has revealed hundreds of...

 


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