News archive from 5 July 2014, page 10

Wrights Pies cooks use Porthill mum's award-winning toffee and walnut tart recipe for new product line

CONFECTIONERS have been putting the finishing touches to the winning recipe in The Great Wrights Bake-Off - before it goes on sale in stores. Stephanie Simpson, from Porthill, was delighted to finish first in the contest which challenged Sentinel...

 
Top of the class: Globe-trotting Sunderland firefighter honoured for his excellence

Top of the class: Globe-trotting Sunderland firefighter honoured for his excellence

A FORMER Sunderland firefighter has received a top honour for his work. Ben Walker, who served with Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service across Wearside between 2002 and 2012, has been recognised by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). The...

 
Dismay as a once-popular pub is about to disappear

Dismay as a once-popular pub is about to disappear

A Once popular pub looks set to be demolished. Residents were shocked to discover work on the Brookes Arms in Chorley was suddenly taking place. The pub on Eaves Lane has been disused and boarded up for some time. Ward councillor Julia Berry posted a...

 
Pearson misses out on podium finish

Pearson misses out on podium finish

Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna took a "gritty' victory at the RSAC Scottish Rally and Citro

 
Swanning about at Paxton

Swanning about at Paxton

Paxton House is hosting an installation by Kenny Hunter, "The Singing of Swans', as part of the Generation Art project to mark 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. The installation sees a giant Black Swan situated at the back of Paxton House...

 
Caught on camera? Hunt for man taking photos of Joiners Square school sports day

Caught on camera? Hunt for man taking photos of Joiners Square school sports day

POLICE are hunting a 'suspicious man' seen on a bridge taking photographs of young children at a school sports day. Staff and parents from Waterside Primary School, in Joiners Square, called in police over fears for their children's safety after...

 
Doncaster cyclists urged to taste Tour de France spirit for charity

Doncaster cyclists urged to taste Tour de France spirit for charity

Keen cyclists still have the chance to enter a 65 or 100 mile bike ride to help raise money for Doncaster's hospice appeal. The St John’s Hospice Appeal Sportive takes place on Sunday, July 13, and is aimed at keen and leisure cyclists looking for a...

 
New tagging scheme could help save endangered bird

New tagging scheme could help save endangered bird

An endangered bird has successfully nested in the North West. The hen harrier is England’s most threatened bird of prey and the nest in the United Utilities Bowland Estate is the first successful one in England since 2012. And now the chicks have been...

 
Dozens of youths risking lives swimming in Manvers Lake

Dozens of youths risking lives swimming in Manvers Lake

Emergency services and water safety experts have now issued a plea for people to stop recklessly risking their lives and to stay out of the lake in Wath. Site supervisor Trevor Coldron, 53, said: “I have been out in the rescue boat about ten times in...

 
Lead theft forces church to install stainless steel roof

Lead theft forces church to install stainless steel roof

A NORTH Lincolnshire church is hoping for a new stainless steel roof after suffering from lead thefts. It has been hit hard by theft in the past year, with one theft in January leaving All Saints' Church in Goxhill with a £50,000 repair bill. However,...

 
Legal threat over South Yorkshire restaurant review

Legal threat over South Yorkshire restaurant review

A South Yorkshire restaurateur has accused a globe-trotting food-lover of blackmail. Sarah Bird, director of the Double Barrel Real Steakhouse and Grill in Thurcroft, near Rotherham, has reported Chris Hobson’s TripAdvisor review to a solicitor...

 
Swanning about at Paxton

Swanning about at Paxton

Paxton House is hosting an installation by Kenny Hunter, "The Singing of Swans', as part of the Generation Art project to mark 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. The installation sees a giant Black Swan situated at the back of Paxton House...

 
Rolf Harris: Backlash in native Australia

Rolf Harris: Backlash in native Australia

Australia is racing to distance itself from Rolf Harris as the shamed Perth-born entertainer starts a jail term for abusing young girls. The memory of the "Boy from Bassendean" - a suburb in the Western Australian state capital - is being...

BBC, 06:56 in Art & Culture
 
Everything stops for tea

Everything stops for tea

If you fancy a cuppa this weekend, Glanton is the place to be, writes Grace Brown. Glanton WI is opening a pop-up café on Saturday in the village post office. The WI is celebrating its 80th anniversary next year and is decorating the post office...

 
Pupils’ progress is just Incredible

Pupils’ progress is just Incredible

YOUNGSTERS at a South Tyneside school have been presented with awards to mark their success. Six pupils at Laygate Primary School in South Shields were the first in the borough to take part in a programme intended to improve their social and emotional...

 


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