News archive from 17 October 2014, page 10

Popular postman signs off with party

Popular postman signs off with party

After joining the Post Office in 1982, Keith Hurst, a postman for the villages Barrowden, South Luffenham and Wakerly will finally say farewell at the end of the month. More than 100 residents, family and friends all attended a surprise tea party on...

 
Staffordshire Hoard goldsmiths 'cheated', researchers reveal

Staffordshire Hoard goldsmiths 'cheated', researchers reveal

Archaeologists studying the Staffordshire Hoard have discovered that goldsmiths ‘cheated’ to make the the gold appear more pure and brilliant than it was. The research has been released today as the new dedicated Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at the...

 
Labour promises new West Midlands council houses

Labour promises new West Midlands council houses

Labour would give councils new powers to build homes in the West Midlands - after it emerged more people in their twenties and thirties are being forced to continue living with their parents. Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, announced plans to let...

 
New Aston University business school after £35m boost

New Aston University business school after £35m boost

Aston University has unveiled a £35 million cash injection for a major upgrade of the city campus – including a new £19 million revamped business school. The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest supra-national public bank, has agreed...

 
Video shows Ebola nurse Nina Pham in hospital isolation

Video shows Ebola nurse Nina Pham in hospital isolation

Video footage recorded at the hospital bedside of Nina Pham, who is thought to be the first person to have contracted Ebola within the US, has been released from Texas. Pham, a 26-year-old nurse, is shown in the recording becoming tearful as she chats...

 

Engine furore divides F1

The Formula One teams are currently embroiled in a bitter internal dispute as to the way forward regarding engines. Following the introduction for this season of the 1.6-litre turbo-charged power units, Mercedes have thoroughly dominated, claiming 15...

 
The casualisation of Australia’s workforce is nothing to panic about

The casualisation of Australia’s workforce is nothing to panic about

Over the past decade, as part-time employment in Australia has become more common, concerns have been raised about the casualisation of Australia’s workforce. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that while the overall proportion...

Guardian, 04:42 in Business
 

Exclusive - Indonesia's Widodo to hike fuel prices by around 50 percent in November - adviser

"The plan is Nov. 1 ... but it's safe to say they are likely to do it within the first two weeks of taking office," said the adviser, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. To offset the higher prices,...

Reuters, 04:44 in Business
 

Bez not happy on Monday’s visit to fracking protesters

Dancer, percussionist and pop legend Bez joined anti-fracking protesters at Crawberry Hill, Walkington, on Monday. Armed with a geiger counter in order to check for radiation levels at the site where test drilling is taking place in search of shale...

 
Birmingham based BCL sponsors networking event for law firms

Birmingham based BCL sponsors networking event for law firms

VIEW GALLERY   Birmingham based legal recruitment consultancy BCL Legal sponsored the first social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society. The night, which attracted over 100 people included visits to Metro, Bushwakers,...

 
Leeds care home ‘failed to keep people safe’

Leeds care home ‘failed to keep people safe’

staff at a Leeds care home admitted a patient, gave them supper and put them to bed, only to discover that they should have been admitted to a different care home nearby. Workers at Seacroft Grange Care Village also failed to manage medicines safely –...

 
Jimmy Watson trophy win means best red wine is just $30 – if you're quick

Jimmy Watson trophy win means best red wine is just $30 – if you're quick

So what should you be drinking for the next year? Chances are it will be a light, cool climate syrah from Adelaide that currently retails for around $30. You should stock up while it lasts. On Thursday night the Jimmy Watson memorial trophy was...

 
Bridlington mother sentenced for £20,000 benefit fraud

Bridlington mother sentenced for £20,000 benefit fraud

A mother-of-five was told by a judge she deserved a suspended prison sentence for conning tax-payers out of nearly £20,000 in a benefit fraud which was dishonest from the outset. Cheeky Louise Tonks, 38, pretended to be a lone parent by contacting a...

 
Quizzes and 'polite people': Putin-themed pub opens in Kyrgyzstan

Quizzes and 'polite people': Putin-themed pub opens in Kyrgyzstan

“What is Putin’s favourite female name?” roars the quizmaster at the opening of the Russian president-themed Putin Pub in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, this week. “Alina!” the crowd chants back in unison, referring to the former Olympic gymnast,...

 

Made in Chelsea’s Spencer tries out a new toy

Reality TV toff Spencer Matthews travelled up from London to test his skills on a new electric unicycle in Wakefield. The Made in Chelsea star was in town to visit YESSS Electrical, an online distributor for the new Airwheel Q5 - an electric,...

 


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