News archive from 9 August 2013, page 18

Matthew doubles up on national success

Matthew doubles up on national success

Matthew, aged 16, was encouraged to take up the sport by his uncle three years ago. He is a member of the GB Archery Team and was the only representative from Warwickshire to be selected for an international in Slovenia in May this year as part of the...

 
Thank you for going to great lengths for funds, says mum

Thank you for going to great lengths for funds, says mum

Inspired by the care and support given to both Josh and his family by staff at Heartlands Hospital's neonatal unit mum Marketa organised a month-long sponsored swim to raise much-needed cash for the unit. Marketa told the Herald: "We were so...

 
'St Giles allowed me to fulfil my promise to my wonderful Roger'

'St Giles allowed me to fulfil my promise to my wonderful Roger'

The care they provided during regular visits gave June and her family the chance to take trips into town and get a good night's sleep, but most importantly it meant June could fulfil a promise that her husband of 55 years would never be left alone....

 

From cataracts and caterpillars to a planet overrun with males: The 10 strangest dinosaur extinction...

Paleontologists have long pondered what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago and came up with some crazy theories. While a spy proposed the dinosaurs suffered from overactive glands and a low sex drive, which led to their...

 

UK house prices hit all-time peak, deterring first-time buyers

Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned the scheme to help homebuyers could just fuel a house price bubble. David Brown, commercial director of LSL Property Services, said low housing stock was inflating prices and first-time buys were running at...

Reuters, 05:22 in Business
 

U.S. and Russia seek to keep working ties despite Snowden, summit fuss

President Barack Obama's cancellation this week of a summit in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin finally put to rest any notion that a much-vaunted "reset" of ties sought by the United States in recent years is alive. Obama's move came...

 
The Butler – first look review

The Butler – first look review

The Bulter stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines and Oprah Winfrey as his wife, Gloria. Son Louis is played by David Oyelowo, not pictured. Photograph: Snap Stills/Rex Features More historical pageant than drama, Lee Daniels' The Butler takes the...

Guardian, 05:27 in Showbiz
 
Ask.fm Bosses: 'We Can Trace Cyberbullies'

Ask.fm Bosses: 'We Can Trace Cyberbullies'

The founders of the website linked to the suicide of teenager Hannah Smith said they could reveal the names of anonymous bullies to the police. Hannah, 14, was found hanged by her 16-year-old sister last Friday at their home in Lutterworth after being...

 
Wanted: driver who simply dumped cat by side of road

Wanted: driver who simply dumped cat by side of road

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: "This was a horrible act and left the cat frightened, as you can imagine. "The cat was visibly shaken but is now being looked after and is on the road to recovery." Dyson DC33 Vacuum Cleaner @ £195 -...

 
Zero hours - how the system must work

Zero hours - how the system must work

At present, zero hours contract are not illegal and can appeal to certain sectors of the workforce, particularly young workers, such as students, and older workers looking to supplement their incomes. Under zero-hours contracts employees agree to be...

 
Residents on the march in protest against plans for 130-metre turbine

Residents on the march in protest against plans for 130-metre turbine

SNAP organiser Anu Spratley told the Herald she felt the application was being "rushed through". She continued: "This wind turbine structure together with the planned wind turbine at the motorway services near junction 10 of the M42...

 
To think they do it for free - Lisa's salute to first responders who possibly saved her baby

To think they do it for free - Lisa's salute to first responders who possibly saved her baby

She has since issued a heart-felt message of thanks to the volunteer first responders who came to her rescue during a time which can only be described as every expectant mother's worst nightmare. "Everything had gone fine with the pregnancy until...

 
Edinburgh International Festival leaves planet Earth

Edinburgh International Festival leaves planet Earth

An intergalactic theatre work in which the audience become inhabitants of New Earth will take "pride of place" at the Edinburgh International Festival. The festival, which, unlike the Fringe, is programmed by an artistic director, runs for...

BBC, 05:49 in Art & Culture
 
Runrig holds 40th anniversary bash

Runrig holds 40th anniversary bash

Veteran Celtic rockers Runrig are preparing to hold a weekend event in the Highlands to mark the band's 40th anniversary. Put together in 1973, the band enjoyed UK chart success with Gaelic songs in the 1990s. Their song An Ubhal as Airde reached...

BBC, 05:49 in Art & Culture
 
Hemswell: New chief heads up ECO Plastics board

Hemswell: New chief heads up ECO Plastics board

The UK's leading plastics recycler, Hemswell based ECO Plastics, has appointed a new chief executive officer. Chris Brown, an industry veteran of more than 18 years, joins from APPE UK. He will take over from business’ founder and former managing...

 


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