News archive from 20 August 2018

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour’s ‘industrial renaissance’ would help save BiFab

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour’s ‘industrial renaissance’ would help save BiFab

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged an “industrial renaissance” in Scotland to save firms like BiFab. The Labour leader wants more public contracts to be awarded to domestic companies rather than being “farmed out overseas”. Ahead of his four-day visit north of...

 

Youngsters found smoking cannabis in playparks will be marched home to parents by police

Teenage children are openly smoking cannabis in play parks in wards in Grimsby. Humberside Police pledged to curb the blatant disregard for the law on drugs and to help children avoid falling into a life of drugs and crime. In Freshney and Yarborough...

 

Government steps in to take over 'appalling' Birmingham Prison

The government is to take over running Birmingham Prison after inspectors found it was in "an appalling state” with widespread violence, prisoners using drugs and poor control by terrified staff. The Ministry of Justice will appoint a new...

 
Evidence in the bones reveals rickets in Roman times

Evidence in the bones reveals rickets in Roman times

Rickets is mostly seen as a 19th-century disease, but research has revealed that the Romans also had a big problem with getting enough vitamin D. Researchers from Historic England and McMaster University in Canada examined 2,787 skeletons from 18...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
WWE SummerSlam: Ronda Rousey sends fans into frenzy with Instagram post before show

WWE SummerSlam: Ronda Rousey sends fans into frenzy with Instagram post before show

The former UFC star takes on Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship. Rousey has impressed so far in WWE winning her debut match at WrestleMania when she teamed with Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rousey would also impress...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
Venezuela crisis: Brazil deploys troops after migrant attacks

Venezuela crisis: Brazil deploys troops after migrant attacks

Brazil is sending troops and extra police to the border town of Pacaraima where Venezuelan migrant camps were attacked and set ablaze. President Michel Temer held an emergency meeting on Sunday as regional tensions rose over the numbers fleeing...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 
Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

Birmingham Prison is being temporarily taken over by the government from the private firm G4S, after inspectors said it had fallen into a "state of crisis". A new governor and extra staff are being brought in and the capacity of HMP...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 
Lowest-paid parents 'can't afford basic lifestyle'

Lowest-paid parents 'can't afford basic lifestyle'

Low-earning parents working full-time are still unable to earn enough to provide their family with a basic, no-frills lifestyle, research has found. A couple on the National Living Wage with two children would be £49 a week short of the income needed,...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Energy switch trial brings savings

Energy switch trial brings savings

Loyal and elderly energy customers have saved at least £261 a year each in a collective switching trial run by the industry regulator Ofgem. Some 50,000 people who had typically been on the same variable tariff for six years with one of the big six...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Superfast broadband 'boosts UK business by £9bn'

Superfast broadband 'boosts UK business by £9bn'

Faster broadband has driven a £9bn surge in turnover for businesses, according to new government figures. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) says superfast broadband has now reached almost five million homes and businesses. They say...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 

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Fantastic chance for chosen three

A marketing company Fantastic Media has taken on three new recruits. Oliver Schofield, Nathan Prout and Laura Nicoll have been snapped up by the Birstall-based company after a boost in clients. Managing director Andrew Hobson said: “The new additions...

 

Where was the Woodman Inn?

Many thanks to readers of the Spenborough Guardian who have contacted me following my appeals about Brighton Terrace and the Church Street poorhouse. Now I have another query. Can anyone tell me where the Woodman Inn was in Heckmondwike? Why am I...

 

Picture house and staff in roaring '20s

OUR second photograph of the Pavilion Cinema in Heckmondwike shows it in the 1920s with staff and patrons posng outside. It was one of two picture houses in the town - the second was the Palace in Croft Street, which later became a bingo hall. The...

 

Pick of picture houses for film buffs

TODAY'S movie buffs have to travel to Birstall if they want to see the latest releases, but 50 years ago Spen folk could take their pick from four picture houses right on their own doorstep. Cleckheaton had the Savoy Cinema which stopped showing films...

 


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