News archive from 15 August 2014, page 7

Sheffielders back rail campaign

Sheffielders back rail campaign

Almost 5,000 people have backed a campaign fighting Government plans to shake up rail services in the north of England. Union RMT has collected signatures from passengers at railway stations across the region, including Sheffield, over concerns about...

 
Protecting services while cutting costs

Protecting services while cutting costs

by South Holland District Council Leader Gary Porter Following on from the recent stories generated by the publication of the Tax Payers Alliance ‘local government rich list’ I thought it may be time to reflect on some of the ways the council have...

 
Parents urge Sheffield Wednesday fans to remember baby daughter during match

Parents urge Sheffield Wednesday fans to remember baby daughter during match

The heartbroken parents of a baby who died are calling on Sheffield Wednesday fans to help celebrate their daughter's life during tomorrow's first home match of the Championship season. Rebecca Hall and Carl Watts want Wednesdayites to erupt into a...

 
Petition launched against planned Sheffield surgery closure

Petition launched against planned Sheffield surgery closure

Patients at an under-threat health centre in Sheffield have started a petition in a bid to try to save the practice. Users of Beighton Health Centre are collecting signatures from around the village in a bid to keep it open. Sothall and Beighton...

 

Games athletes in Glasgow parade

Scotland's triumphant Commonwealth Games athletes will receive the acclaim of fans once again as they parade through Glasgow later today. Team Scotland set a new record by winning 53 medals during Glasgow 2014, adding to the overall success of the...

 

Merseyside takeaway reopens after salmonella bug outbreak

A Merseyside takeaway hit by an outbreak of salmonella that poisoned 25 people has reopened. The Woks Cooking eatery, in Richard Hesketh Drive, in Westvale, Kirkby , was shut down by health bosses from Knowsley council on July 21. Knowsley council...

 
It’s 50 years since the last outbreak, but polio hasn’t gone away.

It’s 50 years since the last outbreak, but polio hasn’t gone away.

It is often thought of as a disease of yesteryear, but for many victims of polio, the condition is now returning to haunt them in old age. Sarah Freeman reports. Paul Marchant was just 12 weeks old when his parents suspected something was wrong. He...

 

Murder Arrest After Child Drowns In Hotel Pool

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a three-year-old girl drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Blackpool. More follows...

 
Lonely planet found wandering a mere 80 light years from Earth

Lonely planet found wandering a mere 80 light years from Earth

Artist's conception of PSO J318.5-22 in the constellation of Capricornus. The planet is outside our solar system and is not orbiting a star. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is...

 

Analysis - Regulators pushing banks to rid casinos of money-laundering

Bankers, casino executives and consultants said the U.S. crackdown has resulted in unprecedented scrutiny and collaboration between the two industries, including banks vetting casino customers' anti-money laundering systems, checking to make sure...

Reuters, 06:25 in Business
 
Park cafe gets top marks

Park cafe gets top marks

The Pavilion Cafe at Williamson Park in Lancaster has been awarded a Taste Lancashire Quality Assured accreditation. Last month, a secret inspection was carried out and an assessor rated the entire customer experience from first impressions to...

 
A level results 2014: Students celebrate success

A level results 2014: Students celebrate success

Students across Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Wetherby have received their A level results. A level students across North Yorkshire have achieved high levels of success in their results this year, with the majority of the county’s schools...

 
Nottingham is going for goal with a bid to be Football City

Nottingham is going for goal with a bid to be Football City

THE future of sport in Nottingham will be placed in the hands of judges in London today. At 12pm, Nottingham's bid to become the country's official City of Football 2015 will be taken south on the train to Sport England for consideration in the form...

 
'My toilet floods every time it rains'

'My toilet floods every time it rains'

A PENSIONER says her toilet overflows every time it rains. Margaret Butterworth, of Coppice Road, Arnold, has to use an upstairs commode as water levels in her toilet rise. The 82-year-old is demanding action from housing association Gedling Homes and...

 
Bold Kay to go bald for good cause

Bold Kay to go bald for good cause

A mother of five is having her head shaved at her local pub to raise money for Cancer Research UK this weekend. Kay Warren, 52, will have her locks cut at the Malt Shovel in Drighlington on Saturday, in the hope of raising a grand total of £1,000 for...

 


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