News archive from 25 November 2014, page 16

City leaders optimistic for future of Moor Market as it marks first anniversary

City leaders optimistic for future of Moor Market as it marks first anniversary

City leaders are hoping plans to pump up to £100 million into The Moor in Sheffield city centre will boost the performance of the new Moor Market which has suffered a difficult first year. It has not been plain sailing for the embattled building as it...

 
John McGlynn: I signed Robbie for Hearts when Rangers let him go and knew I had a winner

John McGlynn: I signed Robbie for Hearts when Rangers let him go and knew I had a winner

ROBBIE NEILSON left Rangers as a kid with a determination to make it as a player. Now the Light Blues are suffering at the hands of the Hearts boss in his bid to be a successful manager. Neilson started out at Ibrox as a schoolboy only to be released...

 
Brave Sheffield cancer patient launches £25,000 fundraising target

Brave Sheffield cancer patient launches £25,000 fundraising target

A Sheffield businesswoman with a rare and incurable form of cancer is aiming to raise £25,000 for a charity that supports fellow sufferers. Jaqui Copley, managing director of fashion company Elite Apparel, was diagnosed earlier this year with myeloma,...

 
Sheffield business chamber back northern transport plan

Sheffield business chamber back northern transport plan

Business leaders in Sheffield have backed £15 billion plans to connect northern cities with new transport and infrastructure. Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is one of six regional chambers that have written a letter to Chancellor George Osborne saying...

 
Ukip – radicals or reactionaries?

Ukip – radicals or reactionaries?

In his victory speech at Rochester on Friday, Mark Reckless argued that Ukip stood in the radical tradition of the Chartists (Difference between Tories and Ukip? A fabricated chasm, 22 November). That gives Ukip a rare opportunity to puts its money...

Guardian, 06:37 in Politics
 
Scunthorpe United striker Paddy Madden hopes goal will begin another scoring spree

Scunthorpe United striker Paddy Madden hopes goal will begin another scoring spree

Scunthorpe United striker Paddy Madden hopes his goal against Crawley will propel him on to go on another scoring run. Madden's last goal came in the 3-0 away win over Gillingham on October 11 but he broke his run of games without a goal as he tucked...

 
A flawed policy?

A flawed policy?

Mike Ridgway of the Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance responds to calls in Lancashire for plain tobacco packaging Contrary to the recent coverage of Tobacco Free Futures, which has been using young people to promote its quest for standardised...

 
Health staff to ‘strike for as long as it takes’

Health staff to ‘strike for as long as it takes’

Health staff in Sheffield who took part in a four-hour walkout said the city's NHS staff will continue holding strikes for "as long as it takes' until a row over pay is resolved. Members of 11 trade unions, including nurses, paramedics and...

 
UK first in subsea engineering planned for Spillers Tyne Mill site on Newcastle's Quayside

UK first in subsea engineering planned for Spillers Tyne Mill site on Newcastle's Quayside

A UK first in sub-sea engineering is planned for the bank of the River Tyne as part of a multi-million pound regeneration deal. Newcastle-based British Engines says the £10m world-leading Neptune Test Centre, proposed for the derelict Spillers Tyne...

 
Ofsted has got itself into an unholy mess over faith schools

Ofsted has got itself into an unholy mess over faith schools

Zoe Williams addresses the complexity of the issues raised by the politicisation of Ofsted inspections with insight and even-handedness (The ‘swamp’, it seems, is in Ofsted’s head, 24 November). However, the problem of an acceptable relationship...

Guardian, 06:40 in Learning
 
Newcastle Airport chief lobbies party leaders over crucial Air Passenger Duty

Newcastle Airport chief lobbies party leaders over crucial Air Passenger Duty

Giving Scotland the power to slash an airport excise duty would distort the regional economy and place thousands of jobs in jeopardy, the Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport today warns. Teaming up with airport bosses in Birmingham and...

 

Exclusive - U.S. prosecutors to interview London FX traders - sources

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice will interview current or former employees at HSBC Holdings plc, among other banks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The plans to interview traders from HSBC do not necessarily indicate that...

Reuters, 06:45 in Business
 

Thai rubber farmers protest draft measure, defy martial law

Farmers in the world's top rubber producer have threatened to step up street action if the National Legislative Assembly does not scrap the draft law, which, they say, will not help shore up prices that are mired near five-year lows. The draft aims to...

 

Maintaining top standard

NOTTINGHAM City Homes is in the running for two national awards next month. Its building maintenance team has been shortlisted for Most Improved Performer in the Association of Public Service Excellence awards, which it won in 2013. It is also in the...

 

Kate to launch hospice campaign

The Duchess of Cambridge is to launch a £10 million fundraising drive to build a new children's hospice. East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) - which has Kate as its royal patron - hopes to build the new facility on the outskirts of Norwich. Kate...

 


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