News archive from 10 May 2015, page 11

Gove to return as Justice Secretary

Michael Gove is to make a dramatic return to the top of government as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. And David Cameron will confirm that he will replace Chris Grayling, who becomes Leader of the House of Commons. David Cameron has reappointed...

 

On The Plus Side: From pretty pumps to chunky heels - shoes that are sure to fit wider feet

Sarah Potter, an online fashion magazine editor, is a size 16 to 18, and knows all too well how tricky shopping can be when you're a plus-size woman. She's here to talk fashion, trends and body shapes, sourcing the best pieces that go further than a...

 
Free tea or coffee at top Swinton cafe

Free tea or coffee at top Swinton cafe

South Yorkshire Times readers can enjoy a mug of tea or coffee - all absolutely free. We have teamed up with Walker’s Diner in Swinton to give our loyal readers a fantastic treat for free as part of our latest Owt Fer Nowt offer. Caroline Walker, of...

 
Manchester City v QPR: Premier League preview

Manchester City v QPR: Premier League preview

Back to business for Manchester City? The last three weeks have shown signs of the Blues getting back to their best, happy to let the attention fall on the other teams while they keep winning. It isn't quite as simple as that, because their last three...

 
Kirton gets its skates on for new facility

Kirton gets its skates on for new facility

A new skate park has finally opened in Kirton after plans were set-back last year by a spate of vandalism and arson. Residents and parish councillors worked together on the project for the Dame Sarah Swift playing field - with the £35,000 facility now...

 

Coalition's childcare package gives bigger handouts to all working parents

The Abbott government is promising bigger childcare handouts to all working parents from 2017, regardless of their income, in a budget centrepiece designed to resurrect its standing in the electorate. Losers will be families who have been receiving...

Guardian, 06:39 in Politics
 

Immigration block on son 'is child abuse', says furious dad

A dad-of-six has likened a government block on his bid to bring his wife and four-year-old son over from Pakistan to “child abuse”. Mr Mohammed Fiaz, from Kings Heath, Birmingham, has waged a three-year campaign to bring the bride he married in 2010...

 

Brave cancer mum Tina Colling's last request: Send up a balloon and I'll catch it in heaven

Brave Birmingham cancer mum Tina Colling, whose plight touched the heart of the nation, has a message for mourners at her funeral this week. The Hall Green marketing manager, whose schoolgirl daughter Grace was honoured at the Pride of Birmingham...

 
Punch and Judy Fellowship's battle to stamp out Disclosure and Barring Service

Punch and Judy Fellowship's battle to stamp out Disclosure and Barring Service

Birmingham's band of Punch and Judy entertainers, stung by a raft of security checks, have told education chiefs: “That’s not the way to do it.” And the simmering row over increased red tape threatens to choke today’s birthday bash for the famous...

 
Half-price Family Summer Night at Black Country Living Museum

Half-price Family Summer Night at Black Country Living Museum

The weather might be variable during the summer break but one things’s for certain - there’s plenty of things to do in and around the city. And the Black Country Living Museum, at Dudley, is helping the family budget with "a half-price evening of...

 
Caretaker bride is given the brush off

Caretaker bride is given the brush off

A school caretaker was given a surprise wedding day guard of honour, which consisted of pupils holding mops and brushes. Amble Links First School janitor Jacki Britton married Alfonso Caven-Gomez at a ­ceremony at St Cuthbert’s Church in Amble. The...

 
Honouring cadets for their poppy collection efforts

Honouring cadets for their poppy collection efforts

Warkworth and Amble District Royal British Legion branch hosted a ceremony and dinner for Amble Army Cadet Force for its outstanding contribution to the Poppy Appeal collection, which was held in Amble last year. Cadets able to attend and accept the...

 
Bullying allegations at Salford council bin yard leads to four managers going off work

Bullying allegations at Salford council bin yard leads to four managers going off work

Four managers have gone off work with stress after allegations of bullying at a council bin depot. As reported in the M.E.N. Salford council has already started an investigation into working relations at Turnpike House, on Eccles New Road. Initially...

 
Chorlton Central Church set to welcome in the community after £500,000 makeover

Chorlton Central Church set to welcome in the community after £500,000 makeover

A church hopes to become a major community hub after undergoing a major half-a-million pound facelift. Chorlton Central Church raised more than £500,000 in donations and grants to carry out the enormous transformation of its Barlow Moor Road home. Old...

 
Free tea or coffee at top Swinton cafe

Free tea or coffee at top Swinton cafe

South Yorkshire Times readers can enjoy a mug of tea or coffee - all absolutely free. We have teamed up with Walker’s Diner in Swinton to give our loyal readers a fantastic treat for free as part of our latest Owt Fer Nowt offer. Caroline Walker, of...

 


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