News archive from 7 February 2014, page 12

Giveaway project in Sheffield to save lives

Giveaway project in Sheffield to save lives

Charity projects in Sheffield are being given the chance to receive lifesaving equipment through a new campaign. Ten heart defibrillators are being offered to not-for-profit organisations around the city as part of the Heart of Sheffield campaign, run...

 
South Yorkshire blackmail suspect ‘was working to buy nappies’

South Yorkshire blackmail suspect ‘was working to buy nappies’

A South Yorkshire blackmail suspect accused of helping threaten business owners said he was working to feed his new baby. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Triston Saltmarsh, of Sutton Road, Askern, Doncaster, was a foot soldier in a blackmail scam designed...

 
Delight as work on new park skates ahead

Delight as work on new park skates ahead

Work has got under way on a skate park in Dearne Valley Country Park, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley. A Barnsley Council spokesman said: “It marks the culmination of many years of work by Central ward members, who initiated the need for a skate park, identified...

 
Court roundup

Court roundup

The following cases were convicted at Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham magistrates courts between January 27 and February 1. SHEFFIELD Addresses Sheffield unless stated otherwise: SHOPLIFTING: Matthew Ashmore, aged 30, of East Glade Crescent,...

 

Exclusive - ABB looks to shed over $1 billion in non-core assets-sources

ABB is seeking buyers for businesses out of Thomas & Betts Corp, the U.S. electrical components maker it acquired two years ago for $3.9 billion, as well as assets out of Power-One Inc, the U.S. solar energy company it bought for about $1 billion...

Reuters, 06:33 in Business
 

Singer relives Costa Concordia terror ahead of Birmingham appearance

  Amelia Leon still has flashbacks of the terrifying moment her ship – the doomed Costa Concordia – began to sink. It was to change the course of the young Birmingham singer’s life as she vowed never to return to sea. But her ordeal has not stopped...

 
The bigger they come...

The bigger they come...

Nine-year old David Bennett prepares to throw John Coleman to the mat in this photo taken in January 1964. It depicts the Tori vs Uke fight at the Market Harborough Judo club. The Tori is the smallest person at the club and the Uke the largest. The...

 
Planning and Environment Committee round-up

Planning and Environment Committee round-up

Still no decision on turbines bid Members agreed to go for a site visit before making a decision on a proposal for two 34.5-metre wind turbines on land north of Felkington Farm, Norham. There are concerns over the cumulative impact of the pair with a...

 
Greenlaw’s Dogden Moss proves a real wetland gem

Greenlaw’s Dogden Moss proves a real wetland gem

Dogden Moss is an extensive flat wetland area, over a mile wide, just north-west of Greenlaw, technically classed as a "raised mire'. It is the best of its kind in the Borders, and designated as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. It...

 
More safety action needed on killer road

More safety action needed on killer road

A group set up eight years ago to improve the safety of a road that has claimed at least 14 lives has welcomed plans for new action. Action Access A1079 says the works would include dual carriageways and off-road cycle paths along the four-mile...

 
Leeds lapdancing club asks Eric Pickles to investigate closure threat

Leeds lapdancing club asks Eric Pickles to investigate closure threat

A SENIOR GOVERNMENT Minister is being asked to intervene over Leeds City Council's efforts to close a city centre lapdancing club. The owner of Wildcats on The Headrow has asked Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles to investigate why Leeds City...

 
FLOOD DEFENCE: Work begins to protect Woodlesford and Leeds

FLOOD DEFENCE: Work begins to protect Woodlesford and Leeds

Work has started on a project to prevent the River Aire from flooding properties. The project in Woodlesford includes a low-level landscaped embankment, small flood walls and a storage pond. The work comes ahead of flood defence projects in the city...

 
South Yorkshire blackmail suspect ‘was working to buy nappies’

South Yorkshire blackmail suspect ‘was working to buy nappies’

A South Yorkshire blackmail suspect accused of helping threaten business owners said he was working to feed his new baby. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Triston Saltmarsh, of Sutton Road, Askern, Doncaster, was a foot soldier in a blackmail scam designed...

 
Castleford teacher dies after falling from horse

Castleford teacher dies after falling from horse

A TEACHER was tragically killed when she fell from a horse she raised from a foal in a freak riding accident. Jayne Goodwin, 44, had been out with two friends when her six-year-old Freisian mare, Kali, suddenly bolted as she tried to mount her. Jayne,...

 
‘Extend the M11? We’d rather make the A15, A16 and A17 dual carriageways’

‘Extend the M11? We’d rather make the A15, A16 and A17 dual carriageways’

A leading councillor says he would make key A roads dual carriageways rather go along with a group's bid to build a motorway in the county. A consortium of east coast businesses is calling for the M11 to be extended from Cambridge through to the...

 


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