News archive from 19 May 2015, page 19

Woolworth: The retail mammoth that suffered extinction

Woolworth: The retail mammoth that suffered extinction

Nobody typifies phenomenal entrepreneurial flair more than American Frank W. Woolworth. At one time, his near-identical stores selling mass-market, goods were the leading retail outlets in Britain and Ireland and numbered over 3,000 worldwide....

 
Porthmadog men jailed for 'barbaric' torture of deer

Porthmadog men jailed for 'barbaric' torture of deer

A “horrific” video of two men torturing and killing a young deer left a police officer feeling physically sick, he said as the pair were jailed for the sickening attack. Graphic images and mobile phone footage of the act were shown to magistrates...

 
Caernarfon Morrisons considers parking wardens to tackle drivers 'avoiding council charges'

Caernarfon Morrisons considers parking wardens to tackle drivers 'avoiding council charges'

A supermarket is considering introducing parking wardens to tackle motorists which it says use its car park to avoid new council parking charges. Although shoppers at Morrisons in Caernarfon are currently given a maximum of three hours to park in the...

 

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Youth work responsible for reduction in arson attacks in South Yorkshire

Youth work responsible for reduction in arson attacks in South Yorkshire

A reduction in arson attacks across South Yorkshire has been put down to youth work. Fires started deliberately over the last three years have halved, with firefighters attending 2,527 small nuisance bin and grass fires last year compared to 5,082...

 

Mum calls for speed camera after death of Sheffield teenager

A mum has called for action to stop speeding drivers after the tragic death of a Sheffield teenager. Jane Woodruff, aged 39, of Mason Drive, Swallownest, near Sheffield, has handed in a 3,000-name petition to Rotherham Council calling for a speed...

 
‘Horrifying and vicious’ arsonist pleads guilty to attempted murder in Doncaster

‘Horrifying and vicious’ arsonist pleads guilty to attempted murder in Doncaster

A "horrifying and vicious' arsonist has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after starting a fire in a Doncaster home which had children inside. Michael Parkin, of Melville Avenue, Balby, Doncaster, has admitted trying to kill his ex-partner in an...

 
Sheffield’s cancer hospital highlights importance of research for launch of new appeal

Sheffield’s cancer hospital highlights importance of research for launch of new appeal

It is thanks to a pioneering research trial that South Yorkshire mum and breast cancer battler Kathryn Frost will be able to attend her son's wedding. The mum-of-two had been fighting breast cancer for two years when she discovered her tumour was...

 
University midwifery student from Sheffield wins national award

University midwifery student from Sheffield wins national award

A student from Sheffield has been crowned "Student Midwife of the Year' in a national competition. Rosie Hotchin, aged 26, who studies at Sheffield Hallam University, was selected from a shortlist of hopefuls from around the country. In selecting...

 
Sheffield cancer survivor becomes breast screening champion

Sheffield cancer survivor becomes breast screening champion

A Sheffield woman is championing a breast screening campaign after she was diagnosed after a routine mammogram. Pat Howe, 68, from Waterthorpe, volunteered to front the campaign in Sheffield to help encourage women aged between 50 and 70 to take up...

 
'Subsidy' to Broad Street business group challenged by council watchdog

'Subsidy' to Broad Street business group challenged by council watchdog

The wife of Birmingham City Council Labour leader Sir Albert Bore has challenged his Cabinet’s decision to give £155,000 funding to a Broad Street a business group. Coun Victoria Quinn, who chairs the council’s economy watchdog committee, described...

 
Widow seriously injured when test drive motorist smashed into bench she was sitting on

Widow seriously injured when test drive motorist smashed into bench she was sitting on

A rookie driver seriously injured a Birmingham pensioner when he lost control of a car he was test driving and careered into a bench she was sitting on. Jean Carter, 74, spent 10 days in hospital after the horror accident in a pedestrianised area of...

 
Scott Taylor excited by Hull FC homecoming on four-year deal

Scott Taylor excited by Hull FC homecoming on four-year deal

SCOTT Taylor admits he is "looking forward to coming home" after finally completing his protracted move to Hull FC. The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the KC Stadium from the start of next season, ending a...

 
Birmingham City University academics reveal nine warning signs of nurses who kill

Birmingham City University academics reveal nine warning signs of nurses who kill

Research by Birmingham academics has revealed up to nine characteristics found in nurses who become serial killers. Birmingham City University’s findings were passed to Greater Manchester Police after “angel turned evil” nurse Victorino Chua was...

 

Mum calls for speed camera after death of Sheffield teenager

A mum has called for action to stop speeding drivers after the tragic death of a Sheffield teenager. Jane Woodruff, aged 39, of Mason Drive, Swallownest, near Sheffield, has handed in a 3,000-name petition to Rotherham Council calling for a speed...

 


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