News archive from 9 August 2014, page 2

Brit jailed in China for breaking privacy laws

Brit jailed in China for breaking privacy laws

A BRITON and his American wife have been imprisoned by a Shanghai court on charges of illegally trading in the personal details of Chinese citizens, after they testified they bought such information to help companies combat fraud. Peter Humphrey and...

 
Thai surrogacy row grows

Thai surrogacy row grows

THAI police said yesterday that they had found four more babies they suspect were fathered by a Japanese businessman who has fled from Thailand, bringing the total to 13 discovered in Bangkok this week. Surrogacy scandals have gripped Thailand after...

 
Calling all Leeds students! Send us your Alevel and GCSE selfies

Calling all Leeds students! Send us your Alevel and GCSE selfies

The wait is almost over for thousands of Leeds students who have been anxiously awaiting their GCSE and A-Level results. And as you open those precious envelopes over the coming two weeks, your YEP would love to celebrate the moment with you! Tweet us...

 
Consultation launched for Northampton public to have their say on Greyfriars bus station

Consultation launched for Northampton public to have their say on Greyfriars bus station

A public consultation continues today which allows Northampton people to give their ideas for what should happen to the former Greyfriars bus station. Throughout August a public information event is being held at the Guildhall for anyone to come...

 
Golden festival

Golden festival

A TOWN is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors for its annual celebration of music and dance from around the world. The Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This year’s festival...

 
We do like to be beside the sea

We do like to be beside the sea

FROM ice cream to hook-a-duck - memories of the seaside came flooding back when the beach came to a care home. Staff and residents at Queens Meadow care home organised a day of Seaside Memories. The home held an afternoon of fun to celebrate the...

 
Calls for rail link to Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport

Calls for rail link to Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport

Business and transport bosses are calling for a rail link to be built to Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport. Members of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s Transport Forum said a new railway station should be built at the airport, with links to Doncaster...

 
The Write stuff: Last Train to Waverley Station

The Write stuff: Last Train to Waverley Station

MALCOLM ARCHIBALD has worked as a lecturer and in historical research in addition to a variety of other jobs. He writes historical fiction and non-fiction with the occasional venture into folklore, and believes that history should be accessible to...

 
Cycling casualties rise after surge in interest

Cycling casualties rise after surge in interest

A rise in the popularity of cycling coupled with inadequate roads and poor road sense have contributed to a dramatic rise in the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on the roads, it is claimed. Motoring and cycling groups expressed concern...

 
Laughing Gas Craze 'Fuelled By Web Videos'

Laughing Gas Craze 'Fuelled By Web Videos'

A laughing gas "craze" sweeping the UK is being fueled by internet videos which glamorise use of the chemical, council leaders say. "Hauls" of canisters are confiscated from UK streets every night, with one London council - Hackney...

 

Salt content in cheese 'too high', say campaigners

"Halloumi and blue cheese saltier than seawater,” reports The Daily Telegraph, following the publication of research on the salt content of cheeses sold in the UK. Researchers looked at 612 supermarket cheeses and found that salt levels were...

 
Boeing tops Airbus on orders for new wide body planes

Boeing tops Airbus on orders for new wide body planes

Boeing has 273 net orders through July compared with a negative 27 for Airbus due to cancellations. The tally underscores the fierce battle between the world's two largest plane makers to dominate sales of the lucrative market for wide body planes, a...

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Salt content in cheese 'too high', say campaigners

"Halloumi and blue cheese saltier than seawater,” reports The Daily Telegraph, following the publication of research on the salt content of cheeses sold in the UK. Researchers looked at 612 supermarket cheeses and found that salt levels were...

 
Flash Floods As Bertha Heads To Britain

Flash Floods As Bertha Heads To Britain

Heavy rain has caused flash flooding in parts of the UK - and forecasters are warning of further storms on Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit. The Met Office says Bertha's transition from a tropical to an extra-tropical storm is a...

 
US launches Iraq air strikes to halt genocide

US launches Iraq air strikes to halt genocide

FEARS were growing last night for the fate of hundreds of women from a religious

 


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