News archive from 12 May 2013, page 12

PETE WENTZ OPENS UP ABOUT POST-MARRIAGE SPLIT DRUGS HELL

PETE WENTZ OPENS UP ABOUT POST-MARRIAGE SPLIT DRUGS HELL

FALL OUT BOY rocker PETE WENTZ was so paranoid at the height of his recent prescription drug hell he was convinced spies had bugged his home. The bassist tells the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine that his drug problems began in 2009 when Fall Out...

 
Engineers proved it was rocket science!

Engineers proved it was rocket science!

Young scientists in Castleford have shot to the top of a national competition with their very own homemade rocket. Airedale Academy’s ScienceTechnology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Team is through to the final round of the UK Rocket Competition for...

 
City says thanks for 50 years of Samaritans

City says thanks for 50 years of Samaritans

Sheffield Samaritans were thanked this week for 50 years of service to the city. The volunteers, who currently take more than 16,000 calls a year, were guests of the Lord Mayor, Coun John Campbell, at the Town Hall. In recent years, they have found...

 
Police chief denies claims

Police chief denies claims

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has been branded one of the "laziest' in the country. The Lib Dems have revealed that Mr Wright has made just six official decisions since he was voted into power in November, compared...

 
Pupils take a trip into book’s world

Pupils take a trip into book’s world

Children from two north Northumberland first schools took a trip into a literary world yesterday to learn more about safety awareness. Acklington Church of England First School, in conjunction with the Big Lottery Awards for All, entered Hari’s World...

 
‘Cuts leading to criminals being let off’

‘Cuts leading to criminals being let off’

Cuts to police budgets are leading to violent offenders being let off without a criminal record or caution, an MP has claimed. Yvette Cooper, MP for Pontefract and Castleford, has criticised the growing use of “community resolutions” for violent...

 

Smaller companies on move into city centre

Smaller businesses are surging into serviced office space in Sheffield city centre according to new figures released by industry experts. Data compiled by office rental agency, officebroker.com found that new lettings in Sheffield were up by 50 per...

 
COUCH POTATO: Lord Sugar and his mixed-bag of apprentices

COUCH POTATO: Lord Sugar and his mixed-bag of apprentices

TUESDAY night, the boardroom. Alan Sugar fluffs up the six cushions on the seat of his spinny chair and roars: "I am not man! I am Lord Sugar!" Quite possibly the best line you’ll hear on TV all year. But there’s every likelihood it’ll be...

 
Ken Barlow waxwork removed after it was attacked

Ken Barlow waxwork removed after it was attacked

A waxwork of Coronation Street's Ken Barlow has been removed from Madame Tussauds in Blackpool for its own safety, after being attacked. The celebrity figurine used to sit in a mock-up of the Rovers Return opposite on-off wife Deirdre. But she now...

 
Shirley is half the woman she was – literally

Shirley is half the woman she was – literally

She has dropped seven dress sizes and her health problems have all but disappeared because Shirley Herron is now literally half the woman she was. At 22 stone, Shirley, 56, was a size 28 and struggled to find clothes to fit. She relied on sticks to...

 
All set for milestone marathon

All set for milestone marathon

Don Valley Stadium is on the last lap - but not before it hosts another Sheffield half marathon. Sunday sees the focus firmly on the event, which has started and finished at the stadium since 1991, when it was relocated from Hillsborough Park to...

 

University cheerleaders will be leading the way

Among the charity runners on Sunday will be a cheerleading team from the University of Sheffield. Members of the Sheffield Sabrecats Stunt Squad will swap their rah-rah skirts for running shoes to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. About half of the...

 
Happy birthday for dance group

Happy birthday for dance group

Some dancers were relative newcomers, others took their first steps up to 40 years ago. Drapers Dance Centre in Beighton celebrated its 40th anniversary with a tea dance on Bank Holiday Monday. Raymond Draper, who left the family tradition of mining...

 
Sipra turns playtime into acclaimed business venture

Sipra turns playtime into acclaimed business venture

She started as a molecular biologist, spent five years as a school teacher and made headlines as she campaigned to discover the truth about her father's murder in India... Now, aged 40, Dr Sipra Deb has been shortlisted for national honours as founder...

 

100 jobless youngsters to be given a new opportunity

One hundred unemployed young people will have the opportunity to study for a career in social care thanks to the continuation of a training initiative run by a South Yorkshire council. Barnsley Council is set to continue a training contract with its...

 


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