News archive from 20 August 2014, page 17

‘Wrecked motorcycles’ could act as warning to bikers

‘Wrecked motorcycles’ could act as warning to bikers

The early morning, late evening and weekend "road race" season is now in full swing. I live one-and-a-half miles from both the A682 Blacko to Gisburn road and the A59 Gisburn to Sawley stretch, so I am not directly affected. However, even at...

 
Cutlers’ treasures on display at Hall public open day

Cutlers’ treasures on display at Hall public open day

The treasures of the Cutlers' Hall will on display for all to see when the Cutlers' Company opens its famous stainless steel doors for its third annual open day. Entrance is free – as are the guided tours – while those who prefer can explore the hall...

 
Hunted in streets by the Army - for a good cause

Hunted in streets by the Army - for a good cause

Business people in Sheffield can experience the life of a secret agent at an event with a difference. Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has created ‘Hunters and Seekers’, a fundraising activity for the Master Cutler’s Challenge. Participants will be split...

 

Focus on trafficking amid probes

Almost 50 victims of human trafficking are discovered in the UK each week, Government figures have shown as police continue to investigate two separate cases of people smuggling. Figures recorded by the National Crime Agency (NCA) show that 566...

 

Breastfeeding in mental health link

New mothers who successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to get postnatal depression, new research suggests. Expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed after they have given birth but are unable to are at the highest risk of developing the...

 

Liverpool to launch transfer offer for Fulham's "English Lionel Messi' Patrick Roberts

Liverpool are set to make a bid for Fulham sensation Patrick Roberts and are confident of luring him to Anfield this summer. Roberts, who has been dubbed the English Lionel Messi, is rated as one of the best young players in the world, having...

Metro, 07:46 in Sport
 

Kostas Manolas having medical ahead of completing £6million Arsenal transfer

Kostas Manolas is having a medical with Arsenal ahead of his proposed £6million transfer from Olympiakos, according to reports. The Gunners have been in negotiations to sign Greece international Manolas for the last few weeks - and reports emerged...

Metro, 07:46 in Sport
 

Free lessons in how to take first steps as trapeze artist at Derby Feste

EVER wanted to learn how to balance perfectly on a trapeze? Well if you head down to this year's Derby Festé you can get some free lessons in how to take your first steps on the high wire. The Nott Circus will be holding the workshops on September 27...

 
That's a nice pair of legs... for a carrot - now let's see YOUR wacky food photos!

That's a nice pair of legs... for a carrot - now let's see YOUR wacky food photos!

Derek Dawson, 74, from Hulland View in Allestree, decided to try his hand at growing carrots but when he pulled up his first carrot crop he noticed it looked like bashful pair of legs! *We want to see your wacky food photos! Send them to...

 

'I'll pay you to come and watch my new football team' - Hull United AFC chairman Jamie Waltham

The manager of new non-league club Hull United AFC will pay spectators £2 to watch their debut home game against Hedon Rangers at Dene Park tonight. Danny Longhorn reports. GOING to watch a live football match can be an expensive business. But the...

 
Students spend more time in the work place

Students spend more time in the work place

A new apprenticeship scheme has been set up to allow students to spend more time in the workplace. Kirklees College and the Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance (CKMA) already deliver a successful engineering apprenticeship programme. But...

 
Bat-wielding mum stormed ex's Bucknall home after relationship breakdown

Bat-wielding mum stormed ex's Bucknall home after relationship breakdown

DRUNKEN mum-of-three Yvette Challinor stormed round to her ex partner's flat with a rounders bat to confront him. The 36-year-old took the weapon from her own garden and went to Jeffrey Ellis's Bucknall home because she was so upset. She banged on his...

 

The key to a successful PhD thesis? Write in your own voice

Writing a PhD thesis: the temptation is to show that you’ve read everything in your field. Photograph: Jan Scherders/Getty Images/Tetra images RF In the last couple of months of completing my law thesis I found myself struggling to put things into the...

Guardian, 07:48 in Learning
 

Nokia's navigation unit head to step down

Nokia in April sold its once-dominant handset business to Microsoft (MSFT.O), leaving it with its core network equipment business, HERE and the technology division, which includes patents. (Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Erica Billingham)

Reuters, 07:48 in Business
 

Etruria canal death victim John Ball's ex-partner pays tribute to 'hard-worker'

THE former partner of a man who died after plunging into a canal has paid tribute to the 'hard working' 49-year-old. Carol Walmsley says she spoke to John Ball just hours before he fell into the Caldon Canal - and admits regretting not extending that...

 


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