News archive from 8 October 2015, page 13

Sheffield artists paint vivid portrait to remember a ‘true original’

Sheffield artists paint vivid portrait to remember a ‘true original’

Sheffield's art scene has lost one of its foremost talents. John Gilbert, of Oakbrook Road in Nether Green, who has died aged 82, won widespread recognition for his work, including the honour of having his paintings shown at the Royal Academy. He was...

 
Scotland star Stuart Hogg reveals his heartache after his best friend died in front of him six years ago

Scotland star Stuart Hogg reveals his heartache after his best friend died in front of him six years ago

SCOTS rugby ace Stuart Hogg’s world fell apart when his best friend died in front of him six years ago. The sporting hero and his pal and team-mate Richard Wilkinson were passengers in a car which flipped over during a 90mph race on a country road....

 
Scotland’s four richest families have more wealth than a million of the poorest people in the country combined

Scotland’s four richest families have more wealth than a million of the poorest people in the country combined

SCOTLAND'S four richest families have more wealth than a million of the poorest people in the country combined. The shocking figures are highlighted by Oxfam today to show the vast inequality across society. At the top end, four families are valued at...

 

Scots scientists develop blood test that can rule out heart attacks in accident and emergency arrival

A QUICK blood test that can rule out heart attacks in accident and emergency arrivals has been developed by scientists. Researchers at Edinburgh University have developed a process that could ease unnecessary worry and save the NHS money. More than a...

 
Live news blog, Thursday, October 8 2015

Live news blog, Thursday, October 8 2015

Hello and welcome to the Nottingham Post's live news blog. All the breaking news will appear here first, as well as the best news and features from around the website. 6.05am: WEATHER: It's going to be a sunny day with some cloud and a high...

 
Our NHS ambulance service spent more than £5.5 million hiring St John cover staff

Our NHS ambulance service spent more than £5.5 million hiring St John cover staff

EAST Midlands Ambulance Service has been criticised for spending more than £5.5 million in the last five years on staff from another provider. It spent the money hiring staff from the St John Ambulance Service during times it anticipated...

 
Sheffield artists paint vivid portrait to remember a ‘true original’

Sheffield artists paint vivid portrait to remember a ‘true original’

Sheffield's art scene has lost one of its foremost talents. John Gilbert, of Oakbrook Road in Nether Green, who has died aged 82, won widespread recognition for his work, including the honour of having his paintings shown at the Royal Academy. He was...

 
Athletes to flock to Sheffield for National Summer Games

Athletes to flock to Sheffield for National Summer Games

Sheffield is to play host to 2,500 athletes with learning disabilities for the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games. It will be the second time the games will have been held in Sheffield, with the city first hosting the event in 1993. The games,...

 
We will remember: County to fall silent to remember 357 Lincolnshire soldiers on 100th anniversary

We will remember: County to fall silent to remember 357 Lincolnshire soldiers on 100th anniversary

Civic leaders, historians, families and workers are preparing to remember 357 Lincolnshire soldiers who died in one of the county's bloodiest fights of the Great War. Yellow ribbons will be proudly worn by people, and draped around lamp-posts, as...

 
Sheffield man swaps pints in pub for sand in Sahara

Sheffield man swaps pints in pub for sand in Sahara

A pub manager is to take a break from pulling pints and swap Sheffield for the Sahara. Russell Peckett, who runs the Porter Brook on Ecclesall Road, has planned the trek to raise cash for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. During the five-day challenge,...

 

All you need to know about '#thehunteffect'

Q: Why is a patient’s increased risk of dying if they are admitted to hospital at a weekend suddenly in the news? A: It is a key issue in three separate but related ongoing disputes between doctors and ministers relating to the government’s...

Guardian, 06:17 in Health
 

Sleaford man fulfills lifelong dream to become racing driver

Has Sleaford's Marc Reynolds got one of the best jobs in the world? As part of his role as a video games programmer, he has to drive cars on racing tracks as part of research to make the handling of cars on screen more realistic. The 42-year-old works...

 
Barnsley firm’s new vehicle tracking device set to launch

Barnsley firm’s new vehicle tracking device set to launch

A Barnsley company is preparing to launch a tracking device that monitors vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. YouTrack already manufactures a product that can track a vehicle’s position using GPS and mobile phone signals. The new version of...

 

Frankie Boyle’s conference roundup: Labour’s haunted tennis ball and the Slytherin chancellor

After the second world war, Melanesian islanders formed cargo cults near abandoned airfields. They thought that if they carried out the rituals they had observed the troops performing at the American air force bases, planes would land. So they would...

Guardian, 06:17 in Politics
 
Doncaster motor group expansion creates 20 jobs

Doncaster motor group expansion creates 20 jobs

Pentagon Motor Group has opened a new dealership in South Yorkshire creating 20 jobs. The company has unveiled an Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealership in Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster. The acquisition, which follows the opening of their Lincoln Vauxhall,...

 


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