News archive from 21 May 2014, page 9

Search For Four Missing Yachtsmen Stepped Up

Search For Four Missing Yachtsmen Stepped Up

The search for four Britons who are missing after their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean has been stepped up by the US Coastguard. Four ships and three planes are now involved in the hunt for the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki, which was returning to...

 

Singapore shares inch down; ComfortDelGro leads losses

Shares of ComfortDelGro retreated from 7-year highs reached on Tuesday, dropping 3.9 percent to S$2.29 and pulling down an already subdued market. The stock surged 3.9 percent on Tuesday on talk of a rail financing review to be discussed in the...

 
Here comes the sun to boost Sheffield school’s solar panels project

Here comes the sun to boost Sheffield school’s solar panels project

It was billed as a spring fair - one of the biggest events on a Sheffield school's calendar. However, it was more like midsummer for the hundreds who flocked to the fundraiser held at Hunters Bar Infant School, Sharrowvale Road. In fact the weather...

 
Widow urges people to throw a party in honour of Sheffield football legend

Widow urges people to throw a party in honour of Sheffield football legend

The widow of a Sheffield football star is encouraging people to get into the World Cup party spirit and support cancer research. Ex-England captain Emlyn Hughes, a former Rotherham United player-manager who lived in Whirlow, died 10 years ago this...

 
Hillsborough disaster CCTV tapes were stolen

Hillsborough disaster CCTV tapes were stolen

Two stadium CCTV tapes were stolen in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, jurors have been told. Jurors at the new inquests into the tragedy which left 96 Liverpool FC supporters dead, were told the tapes were stolen from the control room at...

 
Hundreds given drastic weight surgery in South Yorkshire

Hundreds given drastic weight surgery in South Yorkshire

More than 7,500 people in South Yorkshire were admitted to hospital because of obesity last year - with over 200 given drastic surgery. New figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have revealed 7,505 people visited hospital in...

 
Sheffield primary school is back on track

Sheffield primary school is back on track

Effective action to improve education is under way at a Sheffield primary school where inspectors found serious weaknesses in November 2013. Governors and the headteacher at Rainbow Forge Primary, Hackenthorpe, have accepted the verdict and are...

 
Nick Matthew column: British Open loss was hard for me to stomach

Nick Matthew column: British Open loss was hard for me to stomach

It was disappointing I couldn't finish the season on a high note by lifting the British Open for a fourth time. It is the Wimbledon of our sport and was the tournament that inspired me to become a professional squash player. Unfortunately, I was well...

 
Mother’s praise for hi-tech spinal surgeons

Mother’s praise for hi-tech spinal surgeons

A MOTHER-of-three who successfully underwent life-saving surgery to remove a tumour from her spine also escaped catastrophic paralysis thanks to a pioneering technique used by leading specialists in Yorkshire. Suzanne Wingell could have suffered...

 

Miliband in whirlwind poll campaign

Ed Miliband is to make a whirlwind campaign tour of 10 locations in five regions of England in a day, on the eve of tomorrow's council and European elections. Aides said that t he Labour leader will use each of the 10 visits - taking him from London...

 
Netflix to expand to Germany, France and Switzerland

Netflix to expand to Germany, France and Switzerland

Netflix has announced plans to expand to a further six European countries before the end of the year. The TV and movie streaming service intends to launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The US-based firm has 48...

 
Hundreds given drastic weight surgery in South Yorkshire

Hundreds given drastic weight surgery in South Yorkshire

More than 7,500 people in South Yorkshire were admitted to hospital because of obesity last year - with over 200 given drastic surgery. New figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have revealed 7,505 people visited hospital in...

 
Duke is the county’s wealthiest person

Duke is the county’s wealthiest person

The Duke of Devonshire is the wealthiest individual in Derbyshire, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. His wealth has increased from £720million last year to £800m this year, making him the 125th richest person in the country. The Duke’s...

 

School's long-term future shrouded in uncertainty

FEARS have been raised that a Notts school could close in the next two years. Sherwood E-Act Academy in Gedling is looking for a new sponsor, with the Redhill Academy Trust appearing the most likely to take it on. However, parents and staff are...

 
Sheffield Scout hut transformed by volunteers

Sheffield Scout hut transformed by volunteers

Volunteers from across Sheffield pitched in to overhaul a Scout group's premises - which welcomed rugby legend Mike Catt. The 231st Sheffield Shiregreen Scout Group was chosen by firms in the city for Give & Gain Day, an annual event which sees...

 


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