News archive from 7 December 2014, page 11

Doncaster pies set to sail the seven seas

Doncaster pies set to sail the seven seas

Doncaster family-run bakery The Topping Pie Company has sailed into the cruise liner market thanks to a partnership to supply its gourmet pies on the seven seas. The firm has teamed up with Cavendish Ships Stores Ltd, the UK’s premier ships stores...

 
Pensioner robbed of handbag in village attack

Pensioner robbed of handbag in village attack

A PENSIONER has been robbed of her handbag as she walked along a South Tyneside street. The 83-year-old was walking along West Meadows Road in Cleadon when she was approached from behind by a man. He grabbed her bag and ran off with it in the...

 
Western Sydney Wanderers threaten to boycott Club World Cup over pay

Western Sydney Wanderers threaten to boycott Club World Cup over pay

Western Sydney Wanderers players have threatened to boycott the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco over a pay dispute. The Wanderers are scheduled to depart for Morocco on Sunday, but that could be delayed with Professional Footballers Australia (PFA)...

Guardian, 05:01 in Sport
 
Mexican students: first murder victim identified amid continued protests

Mexican students: first murder victim identified amid continued protests

One of the 43 students missing since they were attacked by police in southern Mexico 10 weeks ago has been confirmed dead following DNA tests on badly charred human remains found in a rubbish tip. Alexander Mora was 19 at the time he disappeared with...

 
Overcoming all the odds to pick up award

Overcoming all the odds to pick up award

The Doncaster Free press sponsored award for Carer of the Year went to a selfless teenager who was extremely happy to be honoured. The award, sponsored by Total Finance Options, was given to outstanding winner Jordan Rathbone, who was presented with...

 
Typhoon Hagupit Slams Into Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit Slams Into Philippines

A typhoon with winds of up to 130mph has been battering the Philippines knocking out power and bringing down trees. More than 600,000 people had fled their homes ahead of Typhoon Hagupit hitting Samar Island in the east of the country, still reeling...

 
Pounds pumped into Calder

Pounds pumped into Calder

Five new jobs have been created in Brighouse as one of its best known pubs reopens after a £310,000 investment. The Calder, which is situated on Huddersfield Road, will be celebrating the new look with the pub’s general manager Steve Richardson and...

 
Typhoon Hagupit: aid effort praised as one million flee to safety in Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit: aid effort praised as one million flee to safety in Philippines

Aid officials in the Philippines praised efforts to keep safe up to one million people who fled the path of typhoon Hagupit, including a woman who gave birth in an evacuation shelter. Blowing gusts of up to 130mph (210km/h), Hagupit, the most powerful...

 
DOG POO: Pier is littered

DOG POO: Pier is littered

I have just come back from a walk around Amble pier and have counted 14 pieces of dog dirt. Why can’t the selfish, ignorant, imbecilic dog owners pick it up? It is the ‘dark morning, dark evenings’ syndrome: I can’t see, so it wasn’t my dog who fouled...

 
First Test to be a celebration of the life of Phillip Hughes

First Test to be a celebration of the life of Phillip Hughes

Cricket Australia want the first Test to be a celebration of Phillip Hughes’s life, asking fans to stand for 63 seconds of applause rather than a minute’s silence. CA has announced a range of tributes for Tuesday, when Australia’s rescheduled...

Guardian, 05:55 in Sport
 

David Haines' Widow Brands IS Killers Cowards

The widow of murdered aid worker David Haines has told Sky News the militants who killed her husband are cowards. Speaking at their home in Sisak, Croatia, in her first television interview, Dragana Haines said:  "They consider themselves brave,...

 
Hitting the heights to win awards honour

Hitting the heights to win awards honour

Against all the odds a teenager suffering from a rare neurological disorder won the fundraising award at the SuperKids Awards ceremony. It was an award sponsored by the Doncaster Free Press and presented by DFP display manager Eve Hanson. The...

 
Tristram Hunt: Combined councils could help prevent Trojan

Tristram Hunt: Combined councils could help prevent Trojan

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has welcomed moves to form a combined authority for the West Midlands and says it could link well with Labour’s proposed regional schools commissioners. The Labour shadow cabinet member first announced plans...

 
Bishop of Birmingham joins campaign for payday loan ad controls

Bishop of Birmingham joins campaign for payday loan ad controls

Payday loan firms could be banned from advertising before the watershed, after the Bishop of Birmingham led a debate raising concerns about the impact of advertising on children. The Government has asked the advertising watchdog to investigate...

 
The West Midlands is losing out on 'knowledge economy' jobs

The West Midlands is losing out on 'knowledge economy' jobs

The number of jobs in highly skilled and highly paid sectors such as computing, science, law, finance and broadcasting fell by more than 2,000 over the past five years in the West Midlands region. The region is failing to capitalise on the massive...

 


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