News archive from 12 December 2017, page 12

Joke about Theresa May wins Christmas cracker competition

A gag about Prime Minister Theresa May has won a national competition to write the best modern Christmas cracker joke. The best line was voted to be: ‘Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn’t run a stable government’, which was...

Metro, 06:09 in Hot News
 
Peppa Pig is leading people to expect too much from their doctors

Peppa Pig is leading people to expect too much from their doctors

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP. A general practitioner, writing in the BMJ, also suggested the TV show aimed at preschoolers could be encouraging...

Metro, 06:09 in Hot News
 
Mark Casci: Below average is not good enough for our great region

Mark Casci: Below average is not good enough for our great region

The news published into today’s EY Regional Economic Forecast that Yorkshire ranks at the foot of the table when it comes to GVA and employment prospects makes for grim reading as we count out the final few days of the year. The accountancy and...

 
Alex Chinneck: Why I want to build a set of giant chimneys along a Yorkshire canal

Alex Chinneck: Why I want to build a set of giant chimneys along a Yorkshire canal

Having been shortlisted for a £15m funding pot, plans for a series of giant chimneys along a Yorkshire canal just got one step closer. Jessica Barrett reports. Over the course of his relatively short career, the sculptor Alex Chinneck has become known...

 
Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Natalie Sawyer reveals the one thing that splits them

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Natalie Sawyer reveals the one thing that splits them

The Portugal captain has netted 44 times in 47 games in 2017 as Real Madrid became the first ever team to defend their Champions League title, as well as winning La Liga. The 32-year-old picked up the award for the fifth time to equal the record...

Daily Star, 06:10 in Sport
 
Good rating for Northumbria Police in legitimacy assessment

Good rating for Northumbria Police in legitimacy assessment

Communities can be confident they will be treated with fairness and respect by Northumbria Police, according to the latest independent report into the Force. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has...

 
New South Shields paving scheme NOT a deterrent to homeless says council

New South Shields paving scheme NOT a deterrent to homeless says council

Council chiefs have defended a new paving scheme in South Shields – insisting it is to tackle troublemakers and not to target people sleeping rough. South Shields MP Emma-Lewell Buck is to quiz council chiefs about the use of the modern type of cobble...

 
Residents furious over new South Shields sports club plan

Residents furious over new South Shields sports club plan

A protest petition to stop a private sports club being built on public land in South Tyneside has been launched, with supporters warning: “We will fight this to the end.” Almost 650 people have already signed up to try to scupper the...

 
16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

A Christmas crackdown against suspected burglars had led to another 16 arrests over the weekend. To date, 81 people have now been arrested as part of Operation Sleigh, a Northumbria Police campaign targeting suspected burglars across South Tyneside...

 

South Shields School has ‘clear’ vision for improvement, says Ofsted

Leaders at a South Tyneside comprehensive have a clear vision for improvement after being rated as inadequate by Ofsted. South Shields School has seen its rating reducted from good to inadequate by Ofsted following its latest inspection. The school...

 
School is officially world class after wowing award judges

School is officially world class after wowing award judges

A South Tyneside school is celebrating being dubbed world class. Staff and students at Whitburn Church of England Academy are thrilled to have been awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark Award. I am absolutely delighted and extremely proud of...

 
Buses to replace peak trains from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough to Bedford until 2020

Buses to replace peak trains from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough to Bedford until 2020

Commuters travelling from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough to Bedford or Luton during peak times will be forced to use a coach service until 2020. The changes, which will come into force on May 20 next year, will see an hourly bus service run from...

 
Kettering’s biggest hotel set for green light

Kettering’s biggest hotel set for green light

Plans for a 192-room hotel in Kettering’s leisure village are set to be approved tonight (Tuesday). Phoenix Leisure Management Limited originally wanted to build a 194-room, five-storey, hotel next to the conference centre in Thurston Drive. But the...

 
Volunteers thanked for years of support at Irthlingborough charity

Volunteers thanked for years of support at Irthlingborough charity

Two women who have been volunteering at a charity for a combined total of nearly 40 years have been honoured for their efforts. Paula Davies and Joan Simpson both volunteer for Headway East Northants and were named as joint winners of this year’s...

 
NHS pressures unsustainable as nurses hit pay ‘breaking point’ pay

NHS pressures unsustainable as nurses hit pay ‘breaking point’ pay

The chronic situation facing Scotland’s NHS has been set out in stark terms after a report found the pressure on health services is “not sustainable” over the festive period as nurses warn they are at “breaking-point” over low pay. Health Secretary...

Scotsman, 06:14 in Politics
 


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