News archive from 16 January 2014, page 21

Airports chief to reveal next steps

The next steps in the work to decide on future UK runway capacity are being outlined today by the head of the Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission. Chaired by former Financial Services Authority chief Sir Howard Davies, the commission has already...

 
Shields firm helping to cut energy bills

Shields firm helping to cut energy bills

A LEADING South Tyneside company has clinched its first global patent for an energy product. Utilitywise, based at Middle Dock, South Shields, is set to see its Edd:e energy monitor taken up across the world. The device enables businesses to measure...

 
Peach of an idea to buy fruit shop

Peach of an idea to buy fruit shop

A NEW family business in South Tyneside is aiming to branch out to fresh success. Aytug Onur is the new owner of long-established fruit and vegetable shop Hutchinson’s, in Frederick Street, Laygate, South Shields. Employing five people, the relaunched...

 
Competition in healthcare doesn't have to be a case of winner takes all

Competition in healthcare doesn't have to be a case of winner takes all

Like opponents in a judo match, local NHS services are interdependent with each other despite being in competition. Photograph: David Finch/Getty Images Many commentators promote competition within the NHS as a major lever in efforts to increase...

Guardian, 08:41 in Health
 
Jordan Blackford's family continue to rally to the youngster as he recovers in hospital

Jordan Blackford's family continue to rally to the youngster as he recovers in hospital

Just days ago Jordan Blackford was hooked up to life-saving machines with a tangle of wires surrounding his hospital bed. Today he is breathing on his own and manages to muster a smile for his family who are at his bedside night and day. The...

 
Rescue teams search for man in South Shields

Rescue teams search for man in South Shields

Rescue teams launched a search along the Tyneside coast after it was believed a man was seen walking into the sea. A member of the public called Humber Coastguard at 10.52pm last night reporting the incident at Marsden Grotto, in South Shields. Crews...

 
Full force of law on the roads

Full force of law on the roads

West Yorkshire Police coordinated the mass deployment of all specialist police vehicles onto the county's roads to tackle crime. The unprecedented activity - part of Operation Viper - saw all vehicles with West Yorkshire Police insignia sent out en...

 

Trial of alleged Hariri killers opens in The Hague

(Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Sara Webb, John Stonestreet)

 

Former England striker takes to Twitter to reveal battle scar from epic FA Cup victory

Former England striker Kevin Davies took to his Twitter account to prove that the passion for the FA Cup is anything but dead revealing a shocking cut inflicted during a third round replay on Tuesday night. The 36-year-old striker made his name in the...

Daily Mail, 08:47 in Sport
 

Could mole rats hold the key to a cure for cancer? Scientists hail 'potentially life-changing' breakthrough

14 View comments Scientists have made a 'potentially life-changing' breakthrough in the search for a cure to cancer. Researchers believe that the cells of a cancer-immune rodent could hold the key to stopping the disease that kills eight million...

Daily Mail, 08:49 in Health
 

Gay-friendly employer award for MoD

The Ministry of Defence has been named most improved employer of the year in an annual list of the most gay-friendly organisations in the UK, while employers in Nottinghamshire and Leicester were also honoured. The MI5, the Army and the Royal Navy...

 
Leeds child services face £22 million funding cut

Leeds child services face £22 million funding cut

New details have emerged about how reduced budgets will impact on children's services in Leeds. Leeds City Council’s children’s services department looks set to lose nearly £22m of its overall budget next year. Officials hope that under their...

 

In Boeing 787 battery probe, x-rays may offer clues to past incidents

They will be looking for possible anomalies in the battery, which is made by Japanese firm GS Yuasa, and hope this could also help them resolve two similar battery incidents on separate 787 planes a year ago. The battery damaged on a Japan Airlines...

Reuters, 08:50 in Business
 
Glass raised to new post office opening

Glass raised to new post office opening

A postmaster and shop manager have raised a glass to the opening of a new village post office. The Edith Weston Post Office reopened in the village shop on Tuesday and postmaster Andy Wood and manager Helen Bishop were delighted to be running the...

 
The Star celebrating 7 MILLION web visitors

The Star celebrating 7 MILLION web visitors

The Star today announced huge growth of its online audience as its parent company revealed the appointment of a new digital leader. Jeff Moriarty, vice president of digital products for The Boston Globe, is the new chief digital and product officer...

 


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