News archive from 11 February 2014, page 13

Myanma Air signs nearly $1bn plane leasing deal

Myanma Air signs nearly $1bn plane leasing deal

Burma's national carrier has signed a nearly $1bn (£584m) deal to lease 10 new Boeing 737 jets as it looks to revamp and expand its ageing fleet. Myanma Airways will be working with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the world's largest leasing...

BBC, 07:03 in Business
 
COURT RESULTS: The latest register of Boston court cases

COURT RESULTS: The latest register of Boston court cases

Here's the latest rundown of result of cases before Boston Magistrates' Court... Assault Michael Ayton, 32, of Meridian Road, Boston. Committed assault by beating. 12 month conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £50 costs. Basil Newark, 70, of...

 
Teens on course for hospital careers

Teens on course for hospital careers

A PIONEERING pilot programme proved just the tonic for teenagers starting National Health Service careers in South Tyneside. A first group of new starters has just completed a three-week skills and work awareness course tackling issues such as...

 

VIDEO: Choir recording in perfect Harmony

Christmas has come very early indeed for one Sheffield singing group. Sheffield Harmony is already deep in rehearsals to perfect its next Christmas repertoire – well over ten months ahead of the big day. The group, which rehearses weekly at High...

 
Ellie Goulding shortlisted twice for Brit best video prize

Ellie Goulding shortlisted twice for Brit best video prize

Ellie Goulding features in two of the five nominees for the newly resurrected Brit award for best British video. The 27-year-old is shortlisted for the promos for UK number one Burn and I Need Your Love, her collaboration with Scottish DJ Calvin...

BBC, 07:07 in Art & Culture
 
Harrogate youngsters talk e-safety

Harrogate youngsters talk e-safety

Groups of children and young people in North Yorkshire have developed a series of online safety initiatives and ideas which they are presenting to the county's key decision-makers next week. The groups will present a series of e-safety ideas to the...

 
Horizon: Man on Mars; Danny Baker's Rockin' Decades – TV review

Horizon: Man on Mars; Danny Baker's Rockin' Decades – TV review

Horizon: Man on Mars. Photograph: BBC/Charlotte Keyte When we abandon this increasingly useless planet and head, as surely we must, to Mars, there will be a few problems on arrival. It's not just that there is, as yet, no baggage reclaim, but rather...

 
Do you know the men on Charlesworth memorial?

Do you know the men on Charlesworth memorial?

Charlesworth Parish Council is working with Glossopdale historian and founder of Battleground Tours, Nigel Dunkerley, to research the histories of the men listed on the war memorial situated in the village. Councillors are now asking if anyone with...

 

Panama Canal's ex-administrator to blame for dispute - President

The Panama Canal Authority and a consortium led by Sacyr (SCYR.MC) have been locked in a bitter feud over costs for weeks that has thrown the project into doubt. The consortium wants the Canal to pay for $1.6 billion in cost overruns, and the two...

Reuters, 07:10 in Business
 

Shock figures reveal sick leave in West Midlands

As many as 95,000 employees in the West Midlands - and almost a million across Britain - were on sick leave for more than a month over the past three years. The government has revealed the new figures between October 2010 and September 2013, as it...

 
Canal path made safe

Canal path made safe

A handrail is being added to a danger spot near the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton. The improvement has come about thanks to Labour parliamentary candidate Catherine Atkinson, Cllr Roland Hosker and local resident Pauline Wheatcroft (pictured). Cllr...

 
Baby Girl Mauled To Death By Dog In Blackburn

Baby Girl Mauled To Death By Dog In Blackburn

An 11-month-old girl has died and two people have been arrested after the youngster was mauled by a dog in Blackburn. A spokesman for Lancashire Police said officers were called to a house in Emily Street at around 11pm. The baby was taken to the...

 

Symphony guide: Beethoven's Eighth

One of the most important things about Beethoven's Eighth Symphony is that it puts a definitive kibosh on the idea of a symbiotic relationship between a composer's biography and their music. In the summer of 1812 when Beethoven was obsessively working...

 

Organisers promise return for Middle Earth weekend

Organisers of an axed festival celebrating Birmingham’s place as the home of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have promised it will return. The Middle Earth Weekend, held on May bank holidays for many years, has attracted thousands to Sarehole Mill in...

 

Council accused of ignoring families who share home with older generations

City housing chiefs been accused of ignoring families who share their home with frail and elderly relatives. Households where grandparents, parents and children live together, are not recognised a new allocations policy for council properties. At a...

 


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