News archive from 5 May 2014, page 8

Sunderland pair create ‘overground’ map to help Londoners during the Tube Strike

Sunderland pair create ‘overground’ map to help Londoners during the Tube Strike

A PROJECT by two former Wearside graduates could help London commuters avoid travel chaos during strike action. The Tube Strike Walking Map, created by Joe Watson and Aryven Arasen, is a handy map which shows how long it takes to walk between each...

 

Comedian and fundraiser John Bishop donates £96k in memory of the 96 Hillsborough victims

Comedian and actor John Bishop has donated £96,000 to the Hillsborough Family Support Group. The Liverpool-born Reds fan explained to the Liverpool ECHO in a heartfelt letter that he made the personal donation in a bid to support the families. He said...

 

Firefighter pensions row continues

Firefighters have staged three days of strikes over the Bank Holiday weekend in a long-running dispute with the Government over pensions, with no sign of any breakthrough to the deadlocked row. The Fire Brigades Union said support for the walkouts in...

 

SAP's Vishal Sikka steps down, two new board members named

A computer scientist by training, Sikka was key in developing SAP's flagship product, Hana, which helps firms analyse large amounts of data quickly, and bringing it to market. "I would like to personally thank Vishal for his contribution to take...

Reuters, 06:23 in Business
 
Council urge people across the borough to stay sun safe

Council urge people across the borough to stay sun safe

As part of Sun Awareness Week, which begins today, Doncaster Council's Public Health team is urging people to be sun safe. The spotlight is on the issue of skin cancer and sun safety during Sun Awareness Week, which runs from today until May 11. Diane...

 
Action plan ‘fit for purpose’ at Mexborough School

Action plan ‘fit for purpose’ at Mexborough School

A failing primary school is making "reasonable progress" six months after it was placed into special measures, a new report has shown. Montagu Primary School in Mexborough was given the lowest rating of “inadequate” in three out of four...

 

'Skull Cracker' robber goes missing

Police continue to hunt a violent armed robber dubbed "the Skull Cracker" who has gone missing after temporarily being allowed out of prison. Michael Wheatley, 55, who was given 13 life sentences in 2002 for a string of brutal raids on...

 
Roadwatch - your weekly guide to disruption on Wakefield’s roads

Roadwatch - your weekly guide to disruption on Wakefield’s roads

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on Bradford Road in Carrgate from Friday, May 2 to Friday, May 9 while surface dressing preparation works take place. Durkar Lane in Crigglestone remains closed while water sewers for a new housing estate are...

 
Fire chief - Someone will die

Fire chief - Someone will die

WIGAN'S fire chief says someone will die because of the hoax callers endangering lives almost every week in the town. A Freedom of Information request revealed 98 hoax calls were recorded by 999 staff in the past two years, instructing fire crews to...

 
WEATHER: Cloudy but dry day forecast for Lincolnshire

WEATHER: Cloudy but dry day forecast for Lincolnshire

It will be a dry but cloudy day for much of Lincolnshire as the Bank Holiday weekend draws to a close. There will be some sunny spells throughout the day and temperatures will get as high as 17 degrees. Sunset will be at 8.38pm.

 
Fat Lad at the Back is helping plus-sized cyclists saddle up for Tour de France

Fat Lad at the Back is helping plus-sized cyclists saddle up for Tour de France

Bringing up the rear is the fear for many who are new to cycling. But feeling comfortable in your own skin and going at your own pace is something to be treasured, according to a tongue-in-cheek cyclewear start-up that is helping larger riders saddle...

 
Fat Lad at the Back coming to the fore ahead of Tour de France

Fat Lad at the Back coming to the fore ahead of Tour de France

Bringing up the rear is the fear for many who are new to cycling. But feeling comfortable in your own skin and going at your own pace is something to be treasured, according to a tongue-in-cheek cyclewear start-up that is helping larger riders saddle...

 
Fat Lad at the Back is helping plus-sized cyclists saddle up for Tour de France

Fat Lad at the Back is helping plus-sized cyclists saddle up for Tour de France

Bringing up the rear is the fear for many who are new to cycling. But feeling comfortable in your own skin and going at your own pace is something to be treasured, according to a tongue-in-cheek cyclewear start-up that is helping larger riders saddle...

 
Lessons in internet safety for teenagers

Lessons in internet safety for teenagers

Youngsters from across the region were given lessons in how to stay safe from scammers and predators when using the internet. A team from Google visited Leeds West Academy, in Bramley, and Carleton High, in Pontefract, to help pupils learn more about...

 
Sanctuary event is a big hit at Sunderland Minster

Sanctuary event is a big hit at Sunderland Minster

MERRYMAKERS congregated at Sunderland Minster for a celebration of local music, food and drink. The landmark church was taken over by stalls for Sanctuary, which took place across the Bank Holiday weekend. The event, the first of its kind, saw a host...

 


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