News archive from 19 May 2015, page 10

Vivid, TEDx and Sydney Writers' festivals show city has brains as well as looks

Sydney is playing host to three festivals of the mind this week as Australia’s biggest city showcases its brainy side. Along with Sydney Writers’ festival which began on Monday, TEDxSydney will be held on Thursday, the opening day the Vivid festival...

 
Win a family meal out each month for a year with Red Hawk, Brough.

Win a family meal out each month for a year with Red Hawk, Brough.

The Red Hawk pub restaurant based on Welton Road, Brough recently launched its tantalising new menu and is offering you the chance to win a meal for you and your family every month for a year! This family friendly pub restaurant offers something for...

 
Celebration time as Leeds lands triathlon coup

Celebration time as Leeds lands triathlon coup

YORKSHIRE is celebrating another spectacular sporting coup after Leeds was confirmed as the host for one of the stages of the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series next summer. Tens of thousands of fans are expected to turn out to see elite athletes...

 
Police slow to adopt May's demands

Police slow to adopt May's demands

It is a speech I won't forget. On 21 May last year, Theresa May delivered an electrifying address to the Police Federation of England and Wales at its annual conference in Bournemouth. Reform yourselves or I'll impose reform on you - the home...

BBC, 02:24 in Regional
 
Sheffield unveils £500m shopping plans

Sheffield unveils £500m shopping plans

THE ambition to make Sheffield one of the country's leading shopping destinations takes a significant step forward today with the unveiling of a £500 million plan to transform a large area of the city centre. Construction on the Sheffield Retail...

 
An informants' life inside US biker gangs

An informants' life inside US biker gangs

The recent gun battle between rival motorcycle gangs in Texas has shone a spotlight on the violent criminal groups that organise themselves around biker culture in the US. Charles Falco is a former government informant who has written about his...

BBC, 02:33 in World News
 
Greek debt deal within next week, says Varoufakis

Greek debt deal within next week, says Varoufakis

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said he expects an agreement with the country's international creditors within the next week. Greece is fast-approaching bankruptcy and is due to make a payment of €1.5bn (£1.09bn) to the International...

BBC, 02:41 in World News
 

Crackdown on Islamists 'could push young Australians towards radicals'

Cracking down on radical preachers and other hardline security measures could undermine the fight against Islamic State by alienating Australian Muslims, a security expert has warned, urging the government to focus on building community resilience....

 

Inflation 'may turn negative'

Inflation could turn negative when latest official figures are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. Bank of England projections suggest the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation fell to minus 0.1% in April, though...

 

Cake slogan case verdict expected

A verdict is due to be delivered in the case against a Christian bakery which refused to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan. District Judge Isobel Brownlie had reserved her judgment following three days of evidence at Belfast County Court...

 

Charles to meet Sinn Fein's Adams

The Prince of Wales will meet Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams today as he begins an emotional and historic trip to the west of Ireland where his great uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA. One of the most poignants stops on the...

 

Climate change: Americans crowding into future heatwave zones, study says

The combination of global warming and a shifting US population will by mid-century deliver a “double whammy” that greatly increases the number of Americans exposed to extremely hot days, a new study says. People are migrating into areas where the heat...

 
Volunteers dig deep to help environmental project

Volunteers dig deep to help environmental project

Volunteers from 10 of the North-East's leading businesses rolled up their sleeves to help out at South Tyneside environmental project. As part of national Give and Gain Day 2015, run by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), 160 people mucked...

 
West Brom 3 Chelsea 0: Tony Pulis hails 'wonderful' finish

West Brom 3 Chelsea 0: Tony Pulis hails 'wonderful' finish

Tony Pulis hailed West Bromwich Albion for a grandstand finish to the season with their 3-0 defeat of Chelsea the icing on the cake. Albion cannot now finish any lower than 13th having taken eight points from the first four games of their so-called...

 

Unions warned of government attacks

Unions face attacks from the new Government on a greater scale than in the 1980s, according to a top official. Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), will press for co-ordinated action from unions. Mark...

 


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