News archive from 14 April 2014, page 22

Interest Rates 'Stay Low Until End Of 2015'

Interest Rates 'Stay Low Until End Of 2015'

Interest rates are set to remain at low levels until the end of 2015, according to a new economic forecast. Audit firm EY's independent forecasting group, the Item club, expects the Bank of England to maintain the 0.5% base rate until the third...

 
Indoor pub night in Northampton for supporters of E-cigarettes

Indoor pub night in Northampton for supporters of E-cigarettes

A Northampton man is planning to hold a "vaping' event at a town centre pub in a bid to combat what he feels is "discrimination" against people who use electronic cigarettes. Lee Duke said he was outraged after being told to stop using...

 
Sunderland boss takes nothing from gutsy defeat to Everton

Sunderland boss takes nothing from gutsy defeat to Everton

Sunderland (4-1-4-1): Mannone 6; Bardsley 5.5, O'Shea 6, Brown 6, Alonso 5; Cattermole 6; Johnson 6.5, Ki 6.5, Colback 5 (Larsson 70, 6), Borini 6; Wickham 4.5. Subs not used: Ustari, Gardner, Giaccherini, Cuellar, Vergini, Scocco. Booked: Johnson,...

 
Back to basics for Hartlepool Utd after defeat to Chesterfield

Back to basics for Hartlepool Utd after defeat to Chesterfield

BACK to basics. It's a well-worn phrase. And Hartlepool United boss Colin Cooper will be mentioning it to his players on the training pitches at Maiden Castle this week. Pools were sunk by two “disappointing” goals on Saturday when Chesterfield won...

 
Hartlepool Utd boss’ stark message – We’re in a fight for our lives

Hartlepool Utd boss’ stark message – We’re in a fight for our lives

WIN more points than the teams below us. That was the stark message from Colin Cooper today as Hartlepool United face a four-game mini season to save their Football League lives. Gone is the target of a finish in the top half of the table though...

 
Sunderland boss: There’s something wrong at this club

Sunderland boss: There’s something wrong at this club

GUS Poyet spoke of a heart of darkness within Sunderland football club as his side headed closer to relegation at the weekend. The 1-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday was the Black Cats’ fifth loss in succession and the club really does need something...

 
Wickham hopes to catch eye of Sunderland boss

Wickham hopes to catch eye of Sunderland boss

CONNOR Wickham hopes to catch Gus Poyet's eye in the remainder of this sorry season, to ensure he remains in the Sunderland manager's long-term plans. Wickham produced arguably his best performance since returning from his loan spell at Leeds United,...

 
Rocking horse and Olympic mascot found on motorway

Rocking horse and Olympic mascot found on motorway

Litter blighting our motorways costs at least £6m a year to collect, according to a new study by the Highways Agency. The organisation has warned the amount of rubbish collected off motorways annually around the country would fill four Olympic sized...

 

Washout worries over Easter weekend

Easter Sunday threatens be a washout after forecasters warned that the current warm and dry spell could come to an abrupt end. Meteorologists said the mild temperatures enjoyed by most of Britain over the past few days will continue into next week...

 

'Muslim school plot' claims probed

An update is expected later on the progress of an investigation into an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to seize control of schools. Birmingham City Council is investigating allegations of extremism and radicalism in several city schools, first...

 

Millicent, 100, hits the right note as she enjoys her first drumming lesson

She might be 100, but Millicent Randle still knows how to rock out in style. The great-grandmother, who has dreamed of playing the drums all her life, finally got the chance thanks to national Learn to Play day at the weekend. Following the beat of...

 

Call for public sector revolution

Tragedies like the Mid Staffs scandal could be repeated unless there is a revolution in the way the public sector is run, a Commons committee has warned. MPs found managers are often in denial about criticism of the services they are in charge of and...

 
Firm expands services portfolio

Firm expands services portfolio

A waste container firm has expanded its services and appointed a new manager to oversee the expansion. Adlington-based Fairport Containers’ portfolio now also include refurbishment, remodelling, repair and manufacture of recycling banks. The move is...

 
Adrian Mole musical 'will go ahead' despite author's death

Adrian Mole musical 'will go ahead' despite author's death

A musical version of Adrian Mole will go ahead despite the death of its author Sue Townsend, it has been confirmed. The first of the eight-book series, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4, was published in 1982. Mrs Townsend died at home in...

BBC, 08:43 in Art & Culture
 
Will warning issued over ‘undue influence’

Will warning issued over ‘undue influence’

A specialist solicitor is urging those who believe a relative may have been unduly influenced into changing their Will to seek legal advice. Stephanie Kerr, solicitor in the Litigation team at law firm Napthens, is warning that it is often difficult...

 


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