News archive from 9 December 2014, page 12

Derbyshire judge resignes over ‘racist’ comment

Derbyshire judge resignes over ‘racist’ comment

A judge from Dronfield has quit after being accused of making a racist comment during a case in Preston. Deputy District Judge Terence Richard Peter Hollingworth, 63, stepped down from sitting in magistrates’ courts as a misconduct investigation was...

 
Michael Clarke has urgent treatment as injury forces him to retire hurt in Test

Michael Clarke has urgent treatment as injury forces him to retire hurt in Test

Australian captain Michael Clarke is having urgent medical treatment after another flare-up of his long-term back injury. Clarke was forced to retire hurt while batting against India on Tuesday’s opening day of the first Test in Adelaide. Clarke...

Guardian, 05:07 in Sport
 
Leeds man on bail after GBH attack launched sex assaults on girl, 13

Leeds man on bail after GBH attack launched sex assaults on girl, 13

A MAN who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl while he was on bail for a violent attack on a teenage boy has been jailed for eight years. Leeds Crown Court heard James Dowson and accomplice Charles Letizia attacked the 16-year-old boy in Chapeltown...

 
Consuemr: Debt mounts up over our festive food

Consuemr: Debt mounts up over our festive food

One in five Britons is taking on extra debt in order to pay for this year's Christmas dinner, a charity has found. The Money Advice Trust (MAT), which runs National Debtline, found that 21 per cent of people have already borrowed, or plan to borrow...

 
Bullring store for Ted Baker in second letting in a week

Bullring store for Ted Baker in second letting in a week

Ted Baker has become the second fashion retailer in as many days to announce a new story at Birmingham’s Bullring . The new Ted Baker store will open on Friday, December 12, and will house Ted’s AW14 menswear, womenswear and accessories collections....

 
Pinsent Masons elect new managing partner

Pinsent Masons elect new managing partner

John Cleland has been elected as managing partner of Pinsent Masons, following a vote among the firm’s partners. Mr Cleland joined the firm as a partner in 1997 and is currently head of financial institutions, covering banking, restructuring and...

 
Pinsent Masons lawyers advise on Ricoh Arena deal

Pinsent Masons lawyers advise on Ricoh Arena deal

Lawyers from Pinsent Masons have advised Coventry City Council on the sale of its stake in the Ricoh Arena to rugby club Wasps. The deal will see Wasps relocate their home games to the Ricoh Arena from December 2014. The Pinsent Masons team acting on...

 
Pinsent Masons recruits eight lawyers to real estate team

Pinsent Masons recruits eight lawyers to real estate team

Pinsent Masons has recently recruited eight solicitors into its real estate team. The new recruits have been recruited both externally and from within the company. They include Jenny Walker, who joins the investment team from Midcounties Co-operative...

 
Gough Bailey Wright wins South Staffordshire College brief

Gough Bailey Wright wins South Staffordshire College brief

Marketing agency Gough Bailey Wright has added to its design portfolio by winning South Staffordshire College as a new client. The Bromsgrove-based agency was appointed to develop a prospectus which would attract students and profile the college's...

 
Silver Blades developer eyes Birmingham's student accommodation market

Silver Blades developer eyes Birmingham's student accommodation market

The property company behind the regeneration of the former Silver Blades ice rink is now looking to tap into Birmingham's burgeoning student accommodation market. Bouygues Development signed a joint venture in the summer with Hallmark Investments to...

 
Health: Special Leeds show so all can enjoy the theatre

Health: Special Leeds show so all can enjoy the theatre

Going to a stage show is now possible for people with dementia. Katie Baldwin found out how. Going to see a festive show is a Christmas tradition for many people. But for people with dementia, it’s an tradition they may not be able to experience....

 
Improvements needed in police custody suites in South Yorkshire

Improvements needed in police custody suites in South Yorkshire

Police chiefs in South Yorkshire need to make improvements to custody procedures, according to inspectors. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies visited South Yorkshire to assess its custody suites and procedures and recorded improvements had...

 
Women seeking abortions 'harassed by protesters to point of suicide'

Women seeking abortions 'harassed by protesters to point of suicide'

Women trying to get an abortion in Albury, New South Wales, have ended up self harming or even attempting suicide because of harassment from protesters outside the only clinic offering the procedure in the area, health workers have said. For more than...

 
Medicare co-payment amended by Coalition in favour of 'optional' system

Medicare co-payment amended by Coalition in favour of 'optional' system

Tony Abbott has backed away from the budget policy to introduce a $7 co-payment on GP visits, announcing exemptions for children, pensioners and veterans. The prime minister said after a cabinet meeting in Canberra on Tuesday the government would...

Guardian, 05:39 in Health
 
Brooklyn Royalty: William And Kate Meet Jay Z

Brooklyn Royalty: William And Kate Meet Jay Z

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met celebrities including rapper Jay Z and pop star Beyonce as they continue their three-day US tour. The royal couple sat courtside at the Barclays Centre for the Cleveland Cavaliers' win over the Brooklyn...

 


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