News archive from 13 November 2014, page 13

Legal threat over rise in parking charges

Legal threat over rise in parking charges

A residents' group rallied support this week for threatened legal action over parking permit prices in Sheffield. ‘Sheffielders for Parking Fairness’ want to bring a case against the council over what they claim are unfair rises in the cost of permits...

 
Nurse goes to pot in her hospital

Nurse goes to pot in her hospital

Liz Wright, 41, a nurse at the Northern General, has been a patient in the plaster room at the fracture clinic for 30 years because of a genetic deformity in her arms and wrists. Liz, who has had 50 pots, said: “We always have a good laugh and they...

 
Berwickshire High School raises cash for Breast Cancer Research

Berwickshire High School raises cash for Breast Cancer Research

Class 2S1 at The Berwickshire High School organised and ran several fundraising events to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Pupils wear invited to accessorise their school uniform with pink items and pay 50p towards ‘Wear it Pink’ resulting in...

 

VIDEO: The Duke of Kent visits Sheffield charity Endeavour as part of anniversary celebrations

A youth charity's anniversary celebrations were kicked off in style by a Royal visitor. The Duke of Kent visited Endeavour’s new headquarters on Earl Marshal Road in Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, and helped to launched its 60th anniversary celebrations....

 

Drink charge pilot faces court

A pilot is due in court after being arrested over concerns he had been drinking alcohol. Ian Jennings, 47, from Gale Moor Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, was arrested at Norwich Airport last month after landing a commercial chartered plane. He has been...

 
Yobs launch firework at pensioner’s window

Yobs launch firework at pensioner’s window

A WIGAN pensioner has told how he feared for his life after yobs launched a lit firework through his front room window in a callous early morning arson attack. Brian Shawcross said he feels “very lucky” to have come away unscathed after the terrifying...

 
If only they could talk …

If only they could talk …

In July 1932, a rhesus monkey at the recently opened Chester Zoo was seen by visitors gnawing at a length of rope. After tying one end to a branch, he made the other into a noose. He put it over his head and jumped, dying instantly. “Monkey commits...

 

Japan's Abe appears to have decided on poll- LDP official to media

Tadamori Oshima, a former deputy chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), however, said Abe appears to have made a decision. "It looks like Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has finally made up his mind and it's fair to consider that he...

 

VIDEO: Enjoy a free winter warmer hot drink in Wath

Sit down and have a nice relaxing cup of coffee - all for free. The South Yorkshire Times has teamed up with Montgomery Hall in Wath to offer our loyal readers a cup of coffee absolutely free. All you have to do is cut out the coupon on this page and...

 
Teen’s cheek fractured in a Preston park

Teen’s cheek fractured in a Preston park

A 16-year-old had his cheek fractured after being hit with a stick in a Preston park. The teenager was in a shelter located next to tennis courts on Haslam Park in Ashton, with another 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds when they were approached by a...

 

Scientists study comet probe data

Scientists are analysing data from the European spacecraft which made history by landing on a comet. The Philae probe touched down on the 2.5 mile-wide comet yesterday afternoon after a 10-year, four billion-mile journey through space in an...

 
Hawarden Airport crash which killed couple was caused by lack of fuel

Hawarden Airport crash which killed couple was caused by lack of fuel

A pilot killed in a light aircraft crash, which also claimed the life of his partner, was not carrying enough fuel to safely complete their flight, an official report into the accident reveals. Gary Vickers, 58, a well-known hotelier in Chester, died...

 
Ban for couple who left puppy to suffer after pet was hit by car

Ban for couple who left puppy to suffer after pet was hit by car

A COUPLE have been banned from having pets after leaving a puppy to suffer when it was hit by a car and then dropped on the ground. Lurcher puppy Bronson was left with a broken leg when he was hit by a car after chasing a cat outside his home,...

 
Unlucky for Sunderland: City ranked 13th in inactivity table

Unlucky for Sunderland: City ranked 13th in inactivity table

SUNDERLAND has been ranked as the 13th worst place in the country for adults who don't exercise each week. According to a new report from UK Active, 30 per cent of people in England are classed as physically inactive, in that they do less than 30...

 
Shields pupils raise £1,700 for Ebola victims

Shields pupils raise £1,700 for Ebola victims

KIND-hearted youngsters at a South Tyneside school joined forces with their church council to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. St Gregory’s RC Primary School, South Shields, and the pastoral council, along with members of the community,...

 


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