News archive from 22 November 2014, page 14

Modern tribes: the former Cumberbabe

Modern tribes: the former Cumberbabe

So, people FKA Cumberbabes/cookies/bitches, how are we? I’m still in mourning, but over the immediate shock and denial, so this is literally my last ever *pauses, cries a little* post about Benedict Cumberbatch. Can’t believe I wrote that *pauses,...

 
It wasn’t much fun being an only child in the 60s

It wasn’t much fun being an only child in the 60s

One Christmas, in the 1960s, I found that I had not only been given a cowboy outfit with hat and gun – something I very much wanted so I could play with the older boys in our road – but also my parents had also given me an Indian outfit complete with...

 
The Weekend quiz

The Weekend quiz

The questions 1 Sir Hudson Lowe was whose “jailer”? 2 Which city is served by the Luas tram system? 3 Satire died the day that what happened, according to Tom Lehrer? 4 Kutschera was renamed Rainer in which musical? 5 In what game did Jumpman try to...

 
Post-16 row rears its head

Post-16 row rears its head

A political row has broken out over the use of buses in north Northumberland as the thorny issue of post-16 transport rears its head again. A would-be Lib Dem MP has criticised the county council’s Labour administration for making students stand on...

 
FRUGAL FOODIE: A time for nostalgia, friends and fireworks

FRUGAL FOODIE: A time for nostalgia, friends and fireworks

I've had a lovely month since I last wrote. We've enjoyed Hallowe'en, with the kids revelling in trying to scare the neighbours, and Bonfire Night, which ended up with no bonfire (well, a very flame-retardant, damp one) but lots of fun with friends...

 
Is it worth it? AB-MXR

Is it worth it? AB-MXR

What is it? A small lump of ergonomically shaped plastic with handles on each side. It looks a bit like a Cyberman’s face, but if you hold the AB-MXR behind your head when you do sit-ups, theoretically you’ll get a six-pack. How much does it cost?...

 
Readers’ recipe swap: couscous

Readers’ recipe swap: couscous

Couscous was the cheap and filling staple in my student homes of old – I used to cook with it a lot. So, your recipes have given me the opportunity to break away from my usual roasted veg and herb concoction and get creative with this north-African...

 
Bankers think they have to behave badly. Let’s remind them they’re human

Bankers think they have to behave badly. Let’s remind them they’re human

There is something in the culture of banking that lends itself to making otherwise fairly good people do bad things. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal, Nature. And it may simply confirm the suspicions of many following endless...

 
St George’s flags, a white van and the Rochester byelection

St George’s flags, a white van and the Rochester byelection

Before the Rochester picture affair is allowed to fade, it badly needs some deeper consideration (Labour rocked by ‘sneering’ blunder, 21 November). A house draped in statements of national allegiance, upstaged by a big white van representing a way of...

Guardian, 06:21 in Politics
 
Special report: Plans for seven major cycle routes to revolutionise life on two wheels in Greater Manchester

Special report: Plans for seven major cycle routes to revolutionise life on two wheels in Greater Manchester

Plans to revolutionise cycling in Greater Manchester with seven major cycle paths covering 37 miles have been revealed. Town hall bosses has launched a consultation on four cycle paths around Manchester Airport, Prestwich, Wilmslow Road and Cheetham...

 
Drivers let off speeding fines because of a row between highways bosses

Drivers let off speeding fines because of a row between highways bosses

Hundreds of motorists clocked speeding through extensive motorway roadworks have escaped prosecution - because of a dispute between highways chiefs. The MEN has learned that not a single speeding fine has been issued since the first of 50 average...

 
Consultation over Jarrow Walk-in Centre was a ‘sham’

Consultation over Jarrow Walk-in Centre was a ‘sham’

CONSULTATION over the closure of a walk-in health centre was a sham, say angry South Tyneside councillors. Coun John McCabe says he is very disappointed that the walk-in centre at Jarrow’s Palmer Community Hospital will be replaced by an urgentcare...

 
South Shields dad and daughter at head of £1.3m cig smuggling gang

South Shields dad and daughter at head of £1.3m cig smuggling gang

A FATHER and daughter from South Tyneside were at the head of a £1.3m cigarette smuggling gang. Bar boss Kirsten Linney, 23, was her 47-year-old Michael Linney’s “right hand man” in a lucrative business that brought cigarette and tobacco from abroad...

 
Drunken man brought traffic to a standstill after staggering into South Shields road

Drunken man brought traffic to a standstill after staggering into South Shields road

A MAN was arrested by police after being found drunk in the middle of a busy South Tyneside road - forcing cars to slow down to avoid hitting him. James Brown was spotted by officers in the middle of the dual carriageway on John Reid Road, South...

 
Furious patients slam decision to close Jarrow Walk-in Centre

Furious patients slam decision to close Jarrow Walk-in Centre

HEALTH chiefs plan to close the walk-in centre at Jarrow's Palmer Community Hospital next year, with non-emergency services transferring to South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields. CHRIS MAXWELL asked the facility's users what they think....

 


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