News archive from 7 August 2015, page 15

Hospital ward inspection downgraded, Welsh Tories claim

Hospital ward inspection downgraded, Welsh Tories claim

People who help the care watchdog check standards on Welsh hospital wards will no longer be paid, prompting Tory claims of "downgrading" the service. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has told its team of so-called lay reviewers that from...

BBC, 06:27 in Regional
 
Worksop: Businesses up security after being targeted

Worksop: Businesses up security after being targeted

Disheartened business owners in Worksop have been forced to increase security after being targeted by thieves in recent weeks. Stores and garages have been broken into at Highgrounds Industrial Estate with highly valuable goods taken. Some businesses...

 
Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses thanks fans for raising the cash to sign Callum

Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses thanks fans for raising the cash to sign Callum

Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses has thanked supporters for their 'amazing gesture' after they helped raise funds to secure the services of defender Callum Howe. Imps fan Andrew Helgesen set up an online fundraising scheme called 'Moyses Mission' via...

 
£3m homes scheme opens at derelict council office site

£3m homes scheme opens at derelict council office site

A derelict council site has been transformed into a multi-million pound affordable housing scheme. The £3m development of 34 affordable homes has been officially opened at the site in Calico Close, Bamber Bridge. Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Mary Green...

 
Star-struck class in sunny Canary Isles

Star-struck class in sunny Canary Isles

Assistant headteacher Heather Young has gone back to class during the holidays to take up her prize of an astronomy tour to the Canary Islands. Heather, who teaches science at Penwortham Priory Academy, jetted out to La Palma after winning a...

 

Family's anger after buying £275 dying puppy

DOG owner Kimberley McDonald has told how her pet cockerpoo died just days after being bought from a criminal puppy-dealing gang. The 27-year-old endured her 'worst nightmare' as pet Crumpet's health deteriorated at the family's home. Experts...

 
We all have the right to moan

We all have the right to moan

The letter from Lorraine Hewitt, which also referred to a comment by "Twisted Nerve", really hit a nerve with me. Since when have those two become the editors of what appears in the Star? Lorraine moans about reading letters from Jayne...

 
Things that get on my wick part 1

Things that get on my wick part 1

I can't say as to just when things started to get on my wick, it could be when I met Mr Dawson and Mr Sorsby but I'm not sure. I’ve always drifted along with breeze, not letting things grate on me but now that I’m approaching my 66th year, I’m...

 
Bus cuts

Bus cuts

So here we go again with our First Bus Company, cutting buses here, cutting buses there, making one hourly buses on a lot of routes. This bus company just treats Sheffield people with utter contempt, some people struggling to even get to work on time....

 

North Korea to turn clocks back by 30 minutes to establish own time zone

North Korea has announced it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. Local time in North and South Korea and Japan has been the same since Japan’s rule over what was single Korea from 1910 to...

 
M1 set for night closure

M1 set for night closure

The M1 will be closed overnight for resurfacing work until next week. Drivers are being warned of delays around the junction 24 roundabout until Thursday. The closures, which will be a mix of both lane and full closures on the roundabout, the A6 and...

 
Sheffield athletics star is race ready after gruelling cancer fight

Sheffield athletics star is race ready after gruelling cancer fight

At 14-years-old in 2012, athletics enthusiast Niamh Hardy had the world at her feet - but in a cruel twist, her sporting dreams were nearly crushed. Niamh’s world was turned upside down as she was diagnosed with cancer in her abdomen and her athletics...

 
Jennifer Dornan: Funeral of Lagmore murder victim being held later

Jennifer Dornan: Funeral of Lagmore murder victim being held later

The funeral is to take place later of west Belfast murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Police revealed on Thursday that the 30-year-old mother of three was stabbed before her house was set on fire. Her body was found at the house at Hazel View in the...

BBC, 06:34 in Regional
 
Third of drivers ‘do not know correct speed limit’

Third of drivers ‘do not know correct speed limit’

More than a third of drivers do not know what the speed limit is on roads, a new study has revealed. OnePoll questioned 2,000 people on behalf of Co-operative Insurance, with 36 per cent of them unaware that the national limit on a dual carriageway...

 
Forest Pines wins gold award

Forest Pines wins gold award

A LUXURY hotel and golf club has retained a gold accreditation recommending it as a venue for conferences. Based on customer feedback, the Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort received the VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation for the second quarter...

 


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