News archive from 18 February 2014, page 13

Family’s fury at hit and run sentence

Family’s fury at hit and run sentence

A HIT-and-run victim has spoken of his disbelief after the driver who left him fighting for his life was spared jail. Aidan Clynes, 18, of Middleton, Leeds, is still recovering nearly a year after he was hit by a car driven by Abid Hussain, 52, on...

 
Deaf pensioner’s purse was stolen in Rotherham

Deaf pensioner’s purse was stolen in Rotherham

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a deaf pensioner's purse was stolen. The woman was shopping in Morrisons in Rotherham when she was targeted. Her bank cards were later used to obtain cash and goods. Police think...

 
Job losses to go at water and waste equipment makers in Leeds

Job losses to go at water and waste equipment makers in Leeds

A total of 38 compulsory redundancies have been announced for water and waste equipment providers IETG, based at Cross Green Industrial Estate, in Leeds. The international company, owned by the Idex Corporation in America, makes and loans water and...

 
South Yorkshire toddler follows path to faster treatment

South Yorkshire toddler follows path to faster treatment

A toddler has been diagnosed with a rare disorder after becoming the first patient to benefit from a new "gene machine' in Sheffield. Jae Machin, aged two, was found to have glycogen storage disease - a serious but treatable metabolic disorder -...

 
TV and film crews return to north Northumberland

TV and film crews return to north Northumberland

One of Northumberland's most famous landmarks is set to grace the small screen again soon after filming took place for a new BBC TV series. Actors and film-crew members were on the beach at Bamburgh this month for work on the forthcoming seven-parter...

 

Austra – review

Austra: frontwoman Katie Stelmanis plays the Chevron Festival Gardens Photograph: Tanya Voltchanskaya If you’re the sort of person that can’t be bothered catching the support act, you’ve made a tactical error with the Austra gig. Lilt are a local...

 
Using project-based learning to engage students with politics

Using project-based learning to engage students with politics

If you want students to spend six weeks on a topic, they need to be invested in it, says John Bosselman. Photograph: Alamy. In California, where my school is based, anyone can propose a new law if they get enough signatures from citizens of the state....

Guardian, 06:43 in Learning
 
South Yorkshire toddler follows path to faster treatment

South Yorkshire toddler follows path to faster treatment

A toddler has been diagnosed with a rare disorder after becoming the first patient to benefit from a new "gene machine' in Sheffield. Jae Machin, aged two, was found to have glycogen storage disease - a serious but treatable metabolic disorder -...

 
Deaf pensioner’s purse was stolen in Rotherham

Deaf pensioner’s purse was stolen in Rotherham

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a deaf pensioner's purse was stolen. The woman was shopping in Morrisons in Rotherham when she was targeted. Her bank cards were later used to obtain cash and goods. Police think...

 
Novel tells full story of forgotten Sheffield Blades legend

Novel tells full story of forgotten Sheffield Blades legend

A campaign to rescue a forgotten Sheffield United hero from obscurity is to be launched on Saturday with the publication of a new novel based on his life story. Rabbi Howell was a key player in the Blades’ championship winning side of 1897/8 – and was...

 
Councillor’s concern over £25m housing plan for Sheffield students

Councillor’s concern over £25m housing plan for Sheffield students

Controversial plans for a £25 million student housing complex in Sheffield could be given the nod. Town Hall officers have recommended approval to a proposal to demolish workshops and offices at the Globe II Business Centre, and a BT office tower, in...

 
Barnsley dad died after he was attacked by burglar

Barnsley dad died after he was attacked by burglar

A dad died from "massive' head injuries after confronting a burglar who was trying to steal his Range Rover in the middle of the night. Family man Dean Armitage, aged 49, ran outside in his underwear to tackle David Matthew Sindall – and suffered...

 
Fresh plea for Sheffield statue appeal

Fresh plea for Sheffield statue appeal

A homegrown heroine has led a final push for funding to create a lasting legacy to Sheffield's women of steel. Kathleen Roberts, one of hundreds of ladies who rolled their sleeves up to support the World War Two effort, has pleaded with businesses and...

 
Leeds academics to develop arthritis treatment

Leeds academics to develop arthritis treatment

Researchers in Leeds are aiming to develop practical ways to help people suffering from painful osteoarthritis, following the establishment of a new experimental treatment centre in the city. Researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Experimental...

 
Share your visions for the future of Leeds

Share your visions for the future of Leeds

High profile figures in Leeds are urging residents to share their visions for the future of the city. The Yorkshire Evening Post has launched a major new survey to find out what sort of city readers want to live in. We are giving our readers the...

 


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