News archive from 9 August 2014, page 6

Events for the summer holidays

Kettlewell Scarecrow festival. Photograph: you assigned? London You’re never too young for feminism, as the East London Suffragette festival (Toynbee Hall, E1, Sat) proves with a free day of talks, plays and workshops celebrating the movement’s...

 

This week's film events

Laurence Olivier as Zeus in Clash Of The Titans. Photograph: Everett Collection/REX Summer Holiday Film Fun, LondonRun out of summer holiday movies to take the kids to? Then get them making some instead (or if cinema isn’t their thing have a look at...

 

This week's dance

Inala. Photograph: Nigel Norrington Mark Baldwin: Inala, EdinburghThis remarkable project sees nine dancers from the Royal Ballet and Rambert, five musicians, the celebrated South African choir and Paul Simon collaborators, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,...

 
Hedley returns home after his big charity bike ride

Hedley returns home after his big charity bike ride

A mart foreman has returned from a charity bike ride across the country and says he enjoyed every second of it. Hedley Heron, 56, from Rothbury, arrived back at Tomlinson’s Cafe in the village at lunchtime on Sunday after leaving from the same spot on...

 
Meeting to discuss town issues

Meeting to discuss town issues

A public meeting is being held in Amble on Monday to discuss concerns over the state of sport and leisure areas in the town. The forum has been organised by Amble-based businessman Bruce Durham, following an avalanche of comments on social-media site...

 
New Lord vows to fight for Sheffield

New Lord vows to fight for Sheffield

Former city council leader Paul Scriven is to be appointed to the House of Lords - and today pledged to stand up for Sheffield. Mr Scriven, aged 48, will represent the Liberal Democrats and is expected to take up his seat in the autumn. He was leader...

 
South Yorkshire industrial workers take cancer fight to High Court

South Yorkshire industrial workers take cancer fight to High Court

More than 100 South Yorkshire industrial workers suffering from cancer and respiratory diseases are to take their legal fight to the High Court in October. They are among 350 coke oven workers from around the country who say their illnesses are...

 

Family anger as South Yorkshire Police throw out murder victim’s clothes

Police have thrown away the clothing worn by a Sheffield murder victim killed 17 years ago this weekend. The family of Patricia Grainger say they have been told 33 items of her clothing, including what she was wearing when she died, have been...

 

South East Asia ministers didn't discuss U.S. plan on sea claims - diplomat

Le Luong Minh, secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said the proposal was not discussed by foreign ministers in their meeting on Friday because there was already a mechanism in place to curtail actions such as land...

 

Suspected Qaeda gunmen kidnap and kill 14 Yemeni soldiers - officials

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), emboldened by a power vacuum in the political turmoil following a 2011 uprising that ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, is trying to carve out areas of dominance in south and east Yemen. Friday's attack...

 
South Yorkshire industrial workers take cancer fight to High Court

South Yorkshire industrial workers take cancer fight to High Court

More than 100 South Yorkshire industrial workers suffering from cancer and respiratory diseases are to take their legal fight to the High Court in October. They are among 350 coke oven workers from around the country who say their illnesses are...

 

Family anger as South Yorkshire Police throw out murder victim’s clothes

Police have thrown away the clothing worn by a Sheffield murder victim killed 17 years ago this weekend. The family of Patricia Grainger say they have been told 33 items of her clothing, including what she was wearing when she died, have been...

 
New nursery to open in Hemssworth in memory of tragic baby girl

New nursery to open in Hemssworth in memory of tragic baby girl

THE parents of a baby girl who died from a rare genetic disorder have achieved their fundraising target of £165,000 to open a nursery in her memory. Laila Milly McCormack died from Aicardi syndrome in March 2011, a day before her first birthday. Her...

 

Watch: Strongmen get to grips with super-sized barbecue ribs

HUNGRY STRONGMEN stepped up to the plate in Leeds as they tackled a king-sized eating challenge. The world’s strongest man, Brian Shaw, pictured, and some of his rivals for the title received an invite to the Red’s True Barbecue restaurant in...

 
Leeds nostalgia: Moving stories from WW2 archive

Leeds nostalgia: Moving stories from WW2 archive

Rob Fleming is stood in the archive room at the Second World War Experience Centre near Wetherby. Behind him, piled neatly on row upon row of racking are stacks of grey boxes, each of which contain the personal stories of soldiers and civilians who...

 


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