News archive from 9 August 2014, page 5

Yorkshire mountaineer killed in Snowdonia

Yorkshire mountaineer killed in Snowdonia

Tributes have been paid to "a very genuine man with a beautiful heart" following his death in a climbing accident in Wales. Mountaineering enthusiast Keith Waddell, from Harehills, Leeds, fell while climbing a crag at the popular Tremadog...

 
Alleged pothole injury victim exposed as a fraud

Alleged pothole injury victim exposed as a fraud

An attempt by a Wakefield man to con his local council into compensating him for a finger injury unravelled when he revealed the true cause of the damage on Facebook. Kyle Denton, 27, made a bogus civil claim against Wakefield Council, insisting that...

 
Richard Heller: On the downfall of Nixon, 40 years ago today

Richard Heller: On the downfall of Nixon, 40 years ago today

LIKE almost everyone of my generation, I remember where I was when John F Kennedy was killed. But I can also remember where, 40 years ago today – August, 9 1974 – I heard Richard M Nixon resign the Presidency of the United States. I was sharing a...

 
Comment: No let-up in fight against bovine TB

Comment: No let-up in fight against bovine TB

Bovine TB is the greatest disease threat facing cattle in this country, and while most farmers in Yorkshire have so far been spared from the devastating impacts it is having in other parts of England, the threat cannot be ignored. Indeed keeping areas...

 
David Simpson

David Simpson

DAVID Simpson, who had a distinguished accountancy career in Huddersfield where he was a leading figure in the business community, has died aged 84. He worked for more than 40 years for chartered accountants Simpson Wood where he was senior partner,...

 
Attacker jailed after Interpol hunt

Attacker jailed after Interpol hunt

A detective has warned criminals that they have nowhere to hide after a Polish national who used different aliases was jailed after assaulting a 62-year-old woman in her home as he committed a burglary. Aleksander Romanowski, 20,
also known as...

 

The new Three advert

Face it: we all know that we’re miserable peons, slow-sinking like decomposing stools in the shark tank that is the global free market economy. But don’t you get just the giddiest thrill when, just for the length of an advert, a brand talks at us like...

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 

The Village: still bleak enough to love

The Village. Photograph: Stuart Wood/BBC/Company Pictures Derbyshire, 1923 and the winds of revolution are blustering into the sleet of misery that hangs over The Village (Sun, 9pm, BBC1). You’ll remember the premise: fictional centenarian Bert...

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 

Catch-up TV guide: from The West Wing to Horrible Histories

The West Wing. The West Wing While Armando Iannucci’s Veep continues, in its third series, to paint a thoroughly unflattering portrait of American politics on Sky Atlantic, over on Sky Go you can find all seven seasons of Aaron Sorkin’s vastly more...

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 

Next week’s radio: from Birth Of Love to Great Lives

Rufus Wainwright. Photograph: Richard Saker If you listen to the people who write pop songs, romantic love, that quest to find the one other person with whom you are destined to share your life, is an impulse which is buried deep in the natural world....

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 
US Planes Bomb Jihadists As Food Aid Dropped

US Planes Bomb Jihadists As Food Aid Dropped

US warplanes have bombed Islamist fighters in northern Iraq for a second time - as 30,000 meals were dropped for refugees. Aircraft  launched a second round of strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in northern Iraq after President Barack Obama said...

 
Violent Leeds burglar jailed after Interpol manhunt

Violent Leeds burglar jailed after Interpol manhunt

A detective has warned criminals they have nowhere to hide after a Polish national who used different aliases was jailed after assaulting a woman in her home as he was committing a burglary. Aleksander Romanowski, 20, also known as Krystian...

 
UK Sends NHS Staff To Gaza As Truce Stalls

UK Sends NHS Staff To Gaza As Truce Stalls

Britain is sending a team of NHS experts to help victims wounded in Gaza. Medical staff will fly to Israel over the weekend to treat those caught in a month-long crisis that has claimed almost 2,000 lives. Downing Street made the announcement as...

 
Child-minding scheme to keep Leeds kids out of care

Child-minding scheme to keep Leeds kids out of care

An army of child-minders are being recruited by education chiefs as part of a pioneering project to prevent vulnerable children from being taken into care, A child-minding scheme, which offers respite day care and occasional overnight support to...

 
Mud run rallies youngsters in Wakefield amid summer of fun

Mud run rallies youngsters in Wakefield amid summer of fun

Summer holiday fun has kicked up a gear with exciting outdoor pursuits giving youngsters an adrenaline-fuelled break from school. A free outdoor adventure assault course saw youngsters aged eight to 16 climb, crawl, jump and slide through water, mud,...

 


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