News archive from 8 August 2014, page 13

Villagers create memorial garden at former school

Villagers create memorial garden at former school

Villagers have united to transform a former school building into a memorial garden. Parish administrator Margaret Stewart and parish council clerk Carolyn Cross led a team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to create a First World War memorial garden...

 
All we can expect from Labour Partyy

All we can expect from Labour Partyy

From recent letters, two seem to have a common denominator: the question of who was there when Burnley Hospital was sold out to Blackburn. Ask Azhar Ali, he was one of Labour’s leading, gravy train committee members who agreed it all. The questions...

 

Troops to teachers fails, English exams unimaginative and tech-savvy students

An Ofcom report shows that six-year olds are more digitally aware then 45-year-olds. Photograph: Alamy. Good week for Tech savvy six-year olds. The average six-year-old in your class know more about the web than most 45-year-old adults, according to...

Guardian, 07:10 in Learning
 

Video: Galloway probed over ‘Israel-free zone’ call

POLICE are investigating complaints made about a speech given by Bradford MP George Galloway in which he declared that the city has been made an "Israel free zone." Galloway probed over "Israel-free zone' call The controversial remarks...

 
Aladdin gets puppet festival off to a flyer

Aladdin gets puppet festival off to a flyer

A sparkling shadow puppetry adaptation of the musical fantasy Aladdin by Indigo Moon Theatre got Buxton Puppet Festival off to a flying start on Sunday. Throughout this week, a diverse selection of puppet events and workshops are being held around the...

 

William hails Glasgow Games staff

The Duke of Cambridge has personally thanked Glasgow 2014 staff for delivering the "best ever" Commonwealth Games. William was the surprise guest of honour at a wrap party for around 1,500 people who helped make the Games happen. He took to...

 

Trapped dolphins rescued by Nottinghamshire family

THE heroic actions of a Nottingham family saved the lives of 19 dolphins trapped on an isolated Scottish beach. Simon Lane, 60, fronted the rescue mission at the secluded resort of Lochbuie, on the Isle of Mull, after his 13-year-old nephew, Finley...

 

Bakewell Show: Cakes, curries, cows and cheeses draw in crowds at

ANYONE parking at this year's Bakewell Show could not help but be impressed by the precision parking that was taking place for those arriving by car, trailer or caravan. So it will come as no surprise that the military exactness was being controlled...

 

Incredible journey. One wolf's migration across Europe

It’s estimated there are now around 10,000 wolves in Europe. Photograph: tbkmedia.de/Alamy Every year, Hubert Potočnik and his colleagues at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia capture and collar a number of wolves in order to get a handle on the...

 
New Derby half-marathon will also be a learning opportunity for university students

New Derby half-marathon will also be a learning opportunity for university students

DERBY students will have the opportunity to enhance their event-organisation skills when a second half-marathon is introduced to the city. The race will build on the popular Derby 10k and the existing Ramathon half-marathon, which was relaunched this...

 

What happens to the drugs you flush down the toilet?

Sign for a men’s WC or toilet. Photograph: Alamy Let’s talk about urine. We don’t usually give it much thought, but there’s a fair chance that yours contains traces of one of the 3,000 pharmaceuticals regularly prescribed in Europe and that the drug...

 
Aladdin gets puppet festival off to a flyer

Aladdin gets puppet festival off to a flyer

A sparkling shadow puppetry adaptation of the musical fantasy Aladdin by Indigo Moon Theatre got Buxton Puppet Festival off to a flying start on Sunday. Throughout this week, a diverse selection of puppet events and workshops are being held around the...

 

William hails Glasgow Games staff

The Duke of Cambridge has personally thanked Glasgow 2014 staff for delivering the "best ever" Commonwealth Games. William was the surprise guest of honour at a wrap party for around 1,500 people who helped make the Games happen. He took to...

 
Co-op buy-out is unlikely to halt crematorium bid

Co-op buy-out is unlikely to halt crematorium bid

Controversial plans for a crematorium and woodland burial site at Great Glen could still go ahead despite the £249m takeover of the Co-operative Group's farm business by the Wellcome Trust. The Mail understands that the site for the planned...

 
TV highlights 08/08/2014

TV highlights 08/08/2014

Madison Lygo and Adrian Dunbar in Walter. Photograph: BBC/Jack Barnes Walter 9pm, BBC1 New comedy-drama starring Adrian Dunbar as old-school DI Walter Gambon, struggling with debt, life as a widower and the technological implications of Policing 2.0....

Guardian, 07:15 in Showbiz
 


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