News archive from 8 August 2014, page 7

Party to celebrate Austerfield centre’s first year

Party to celebrate Austerfield centre’s first year

Marking a successful first year as a social enterprise was the Austerfield Study Centre which held a party to thank everyone involved in turning the future of the facility around. After the near closure of the centre in 2013 it has managed to survive...

 

Wizz Air boosts flights from Doncaster Airport

Wizz Air has announced it will increase the number of flights to Riga and Vilnius from Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport. The move will see both routes grow from twice weekly flights to three times weekly from April 22 2015 and collectively provide an...

 
‘Toxic’ cost of loneliness to cancer patients

‘Toxic’ cost of loneliness to cancer patients

Loneliness is "particularly toxic" to cancer patients, with patients missing appointments, not taking medication properly or even refusing treatment, a survey has found, Patients who feel alone are much more likely to struggle with their...

 
Cannabis factory dumped outside Leeds funeral home

Cannabis factory dumped outside Leeds funeral home

The boss of a Leeds funeral home has spoken of his disgust after flytippers left the business buried under the remains of a cannabis farm. Staff at WM Dodgson, in Harehills, arrived at work to find dozens of sacks of fertiliser, growing equipment and...

 
Demolition man broke into Leeds homes to fund drug habit

Demolition man broke into Leeds homes to fund drug habit

A BURGLAR broke into two homes in a bid to fund his £350-a-week cocaine habit. A court heard Gavin Shaw, 29, targeted the properties in West Leeds as his wages working as a demolition man were not enough to feed his chronic addiction. Shaw was jailed...

 
Average house prices in London jump 19% in a year

Average house prices in London jump 19% in a year

Average house prices in Kensington and Chelsea are set to reach £2m withing weeks, according to LSL Property Services and Acadata. Photograph: Velar Grant/Demotix/Corbis Average house prices in London have jumped 19% in a year, with the typical cost...

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Political row over localism

Political row over localism

A would-be MP is urging her political opponents to sign a fair-fight pledge after a row over being local. Election propaganda sent through doors across the Berwick Constituency, from Liberal Democrat candidate Julie Pörksen, has sparked comment. The...

 
Kit-astrophe for club after expensive bin-bag blunder

Kit-astrophe for club after expensive bin-bag blunder

A grass-roots football club has made an appeal for cash after £3,000-worth of kit was mistakenly thrown away in a rubbish bag mix-up. Alnwick Town lost their first and second-team home strips, tracksuits and bibs after a club member hoyed the gear out...

 
Scores of Sunderland council staff attacked while at work

Scores of Sunderland council staff attacked while at work

ALMOST 100 Sunderland council workers have been attacked while carrying out their duties in the past two years. New figures reveal that 1,564 council staff across the North East have been either verbally or physically assaulted while at work. Of that...

 
Sunderland to benefit from £1million Heathrow advertising

Sunderland to benefit from £1million Heathrow advertising

A £1million advertising campaign to boost the region has been welcomed on Wearside. The North East claimed victory this week when it won a competition for the massive advertising spaces across Heathrow Airport. With more than 19,000 likes in a...

 
Sheffield beauty showcase is a stylish success

Sheffield beauty showcase is a stylish success

Hair and beauty businesses across Sheffield joined forces at an event to showcase what the industry has to offer. The evening – at Revolucion De Cuba in Mappin Street in the city centre – brought together representatives from companies including...

 
Brave Sheffield beauty battles it out

Brave Sheffield beauty battles it out

A Sheffield stunner has overcome her fears to compete in a national beauty pageant. Gorgeous Chantelle Parker may look like she’s brimming with confidence as one of the hopefuls in this year’s Miss Great Britain competition, but the courageous...

 
Sheffield World War One graves ‘left in a mess’

Sheffield World War One graves ‘left in a mess’

Japanese knotweed has almost completely covered a war grave in a Sheffield cemetery - with council bosses saying they are "unable' to clear the invasive plant from the memorial. The grave of Private John James Dickinson, who was 22 when he died...

 
Sheffield residents failing to follow basic health advice

Sheffield residents failing to follow basic health advice

The failure of Sheffield residents to follow basic health advice is leading to a region that is overweight, tired, unfit, poorly nourished and dehydrated, according to a new report. About 100 people were questioned in Sheffield as part of research by...

 


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