News archive from 9 September 2014, page 19

Brazil's Petrobras investigates bribery allegations

Brazil's Petrobras investigates bribery allegations

Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras, says it is investigating an alleged bribery scheme reported to be linked to top politicians. The company said it asked a judge investigating a former Petrobras director, Paulo Roberto Costa, for access to his...

BBC, 07:31 in Business
 
Woman saved from burning flat in Eastwood

Woman saved from burning flat in Eastwood

A 60-year-old woman has been saved from a burning flat in Eastwood. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue were called to Phoenix Court shortly after 10pm on Thursday with reports of a flat fire. Crews from Stockhill and Eastwood attended, using thermal...

 
Today’s Star Columnist: Tracy Annenberg

Today’s Star Columnist: Tracy Annenberg

We went to a football match recently - say "football' to a Kiwi and their mind settles on men playing with odd shaped balls, caring little that the sport they are thinking of was named for the school which created it. Apparently I'm "so...

 
Employees clock up 3,166 years of service

Employees clock up 3,166 years of service

Staff at a Dewsbury manufacturer have notched up more than 3,000 years of service between them. Rixonway Kitchens, which is the second largest employer in Kirklees, has a workforce of almost 500. Production operative Bob Matcham has been with the...

 

Simon Burke on Devil's Playground: 'We couldn't avoid tackling sexual abuse'

Simon Burke reprises his 1976 role of Tom Allen in the new Foxtel drama Devil’s Playground. Photograph: Supplied You’ve read reports about how the Catholic church covered up evidence involving paedophile priests. You’ve followed the hearings of the...

 
Opinion: Ranjit Banwait and Chris Williamson should oppose revolting teachings by Muslim extremists too

Opinion: Ranjit Banwait and Chris Williamson should oppose revolting teachings by Muslim extremists too

HOW commendable it is that Ranjit Banwait and, of course, Chris Williamson, were involved in a protest regarding the dreadful situation in Gaza, highlighting the "endless spiral of violence", "Dozens march in protest at violence in Gaza...

 

Giant water slide united the community of Mickleover, say organisers

THE organisers of a giant water slide that wowed Derby have said it "brought the community together". Our Mickleover and the sponsors also thanked the fire service for stepping in and saving the day when the 100m-long inflatable was...

 

Jawbone's activity-tracking wristbands to accept data from rivals

It will also pull in data from Apple's anticipated wearable device, dubbed the iWatch by the press. A Jawbone user who neglects to wear the band for a night, for instance, can pull sleep data from an iPhone or Android smartphone. Jawbone's UP can be...

 
Campaign to raise £40,000 for new playground equipment hits target

Campaign to raise £40,000 for new playground equipment hits target

Campaigners in a Northamptonshire village have raised £40,000 for new playground equipment. The appeal was launched by villagers in Cold Ashby a year ago and the money will be used for the new equipment at Cold Ashby Playing Fields. Claire McElfatrick...

 
Northampton primary school will ‘improve’ after being rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

Northampton primary school will ‘improve’ after being rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

A Northampton primary school that has been rated "inadequate" by Ofsted inspectors will make big improvements in the next 18 months, an academy sponsor spokesman said. Lumbertubs Primary School has been placed in special measures after...

 
Woman who kept six cats in cages in Northampton house banned from keeping animals for four years

Woman who kept six cats in cages in Northampton house banned from keeping animals for four years

A tarot card chat line operator who kept six cats in cages and a dog tied up with a rope in her kitchen has been banned from keeping any animals for four years. Barbara Naylor, aged 58, formerly of Greatmeadow, Blackthorn, Northampton, appeared at...

 
Dixons Carphone sees year-on-year revenues fall

Dixons Carphone sees year-on-year revenues fall

Dixons Carphone, the newly-merged electrical goods and mobile retailer, says it has made "a good start" in a first quarter trading statement. Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys PC World, reported a 1% fall in year-on-year revenues, while...

BBC, 07:36 in Business
 

Sheffield bartender crowned UK champion

The impressive skills of a Sheffield bartender who was crowned cocktail king in a national competition can now been seen on The Star's website. Russ Ward, from Thorpe Hesley, shot to the top of the UK Grand Final of the 2014 TGI Fridays UK Bartender...

 

Staff at rescued dogs centre had no concerns over rehoming Bulldog cross with Lexi Branson's family

Staff at a kennels for rescued dogs said they had no concerns about re-homing Bulldog cross Mulan with Lexi Branson's family. Lexi's mum, Jodi Hudson, bought the animal from Willow Tree Kennels, in Barrow-upon-Soar, on October 8 last year, after...

 
City shoppers urged to donate unwanted goods

City shoppers urged to donate unwanted goods

Shoppers in Sheffield are being urged to donate their unwanted clothes, books and CDs to a new charity campaign for children with congenital heart disease. Crystal Peaks shopping centre has joined forces with British Heart Foundation to launch the Bag...

 


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