News archive from 13 February 2014, page 18

Start-up grant helps hi-tech firm

Start-up grant helps hi-tech firm

A £4,000 cash boost has helped an "inspirational" South Tyneside hi-tech firm log on to the business world. After opening at its new location just last month, Techfixed4u has been awarded the business start-up money via a Government-backed...

 
How to have a fun Valentine’s Day on your own

How to have a fun Valentine’s Day on your own

If like many you believe Valentine's Day is simply a pointless, over-hyped holiday created by the consumer world, and the thought of it conjures a feeling of dread and thoughts of being alone, fear not! There are many ways that you can use the day to...

 
Letter: Harrogate losing its way on shops

Letter: Harrogate losing its way on shops

Morrisons store: Town losing its way on shops It’s not often that I vent, but who is the town centre manager for Harrogate? It’s one thing having Poundworld in the Victoria Shopping Centre, but Morrisons Convenience store in the midst of quality high...

 
Traffic/Travel news - February 13 - 7.45am - A1(M) closed due to overturned lorry

Traffic/Travel news - February 13 - 7.45am - A1(M) closed due to overturned lorry

Traffic and travel news from across the region Here are the latest traffic and travel updates in Doncaster for February 13, at 7.45am ROADS A1(M) Nottinghamshire - A1(M) closed and slow traffic northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18,...

 
Body of Warwick kayaker found on river

Body of Warwick kayaker found on river

Buy photos » Gareth Lockyer was described by his family as "kind, caring and gentle." (s) A KAYAKER from Warwick died after he got into difficulty on a swollen river in Wales. Gareth Lockyer - a member of Leamington Canoe Club - was...

 

Can happy marriage ever be interesting in books?

Too happily married? James Cagney and his wife, Billie Vernon Photograph: Alamy Perhaps it was the approach of Valentine’s day that made this week’s Tips Links and Corrections contributors turn to thoughts of love, but whatever the reason, conedison...

 
P-p-p protecting the penguin at West Midlands Safari Park

P-p-p protecting the penguin at West Midlands Safari Park

Buy photos » THEY don’t like being touched, their peck might give you a bruise that will last for a month and if you don’t concentrate on delivering the fish straight into the upturned beak, you could discover for yourself that these creatures are...

 

Homeserve in £30m mis-selling fine

Home repair insurance business Homeserve was today fined more than £30 million following a mis-selling scandal that exposed "serious, systemic and long-running failings". The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said between 2005 and 2011 the...

 

Hong Kong shares slip from 3-week highs, Want Want in demand

China Coal Energy dived 3.9 percent and Zoomlion Heavy Industry tumbled 4.6 percent after their exclusion from the Hang Seng and China Enterprises indexes, respectively. One replacement, China Mengniu Dairy, jumped 3.8 percent, while the other -...

 

Nestle sees sales growth below target again in 2014

Food companies face slowing demand both in emerging markets, where economies are losing steam, and in austerity-hit Europe where consumers are tightening their belts. "Last year was challenging and 2014 will likely be the same," the world's...

Reuters, 08:11 in Business
 
Man in court accused of robbing Hartlepool bookies

Man in court accused of robbing Hartlepool bookies

A MAN has appeared in court charged with a robbery at a bookies. Marcus Peter Davies was brought before justices in custody at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court accused of the robbery at Ladbrokes, in Church Street, Hartlepool, on Monday night. Court...

 
Blyth: Go ahead given for clay shooting range

Blyth: Go ahead given for clay shooting range

Plans to create a clay shooting range on farmland at Blyth have been given the go-ahead by planners. Bassetlaw Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the proposals last week, for the field off Whitewater Lane, close to Bawtry Lane. The...

 
Talks and exhibitions planned for Deepings First World War commemmoration

Talks and exhibitions planned for Deepings First World War commemmoration

Preparations for Great War commemorations in The Deepings are soaring ahead and will centre around an exhibition over the Armistice weekend in November. Judy Stevens of The Deepings’ First World War Commemoration Project said this week that things...

 

Grooming gang due to be sentenced

A group of men who groomed vulnerable girls as young as 13 and exploited them for sex will be sentenced today. The offending of taxi driver Shakil Munir and teenagers Sakib Ahmed and his friend Ateeq Latif in Middlesbrough led one senior detective to...

 

Children's hospital told to improve

A leading children's hospital has been ordered to improve after inspectors found patients were being put at risk by a faulty emergency call alarm system, poor staffing and incidents going unreported. Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust hit the...

 


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