News archive from 25 December 2014, page 12

Gwynedd housing group to carry on recruiting despite Welsh language row

Gwynedd housing group to carry on recruiting despite Welsh language row

A housing group will carry on recruiting two top jobs – despite pleas for it to halt the process. Welsh Language Commissioner Meri Huws had urged Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG), Bangor, landlord for 6,300 former council homes, to delay advertising...

 
'I've lived in a tent for six years and I'm happier than I've ever been'

'I've lived in a tent for six years and I'm happier than I've ever been'

A man has been living in a tent for the last six years on a windswept hillside as he battles with mental illness brought on by the death of his brother who was killed by the IRA. Bryn Roberts’s three-man tent is pitched among the sheep on Halkyn...

 

China stocks close up over 3 pct on financial revival

Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank Of China , up 4.5 percent at 3.73 yuan; GD Power, up 4.0 percent at 4.70 yuan; and, China State Construction , up 9.8 percent to 6.71 yuan. In Shenzhen, the most actively traded shares included CS...

 
Brutal treatment of chickens

Brutal treatment of chickens

Every year in the UK, more than 900 million chickens are slaughtered for the meat industry. Most are less than six weeks old when killed. Animal Aid’s new undercover film shows what the terrified birds have to endure in their vast, overcrowded sheds...

 

Forgot to get someone a Christmas present? Stop panicking and get onto GiftCloud asap

The only thing worse than receiving a rubbish present, is receiving a surprise gift and not having anything to reciprocate with. And it’s Christmas day, so it’s not like you can nip to the shops. But don’t panic, because we have the perfect solution –...

Metro, 07:35 in Lifestyle
 
Brutal treatment of chickens

Brutal treatment of chickens

Every year in the UK, more than 900 million chickens are slaughtered for the meat industry. Most are less than six weeks old when killed. Animal Aid’s new undercover film shows what the terrified birds have to endure in their vast, overcrowded sheds...

 
East Midlands: Optimism for the new year

East Midlands: Optimism for the new year

A business leader is looking forward to the new year with optimism. In her new year message, Liz Fothergill, president of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, which covers Derbyshire, believes that businesses can look forward to 2015 with optimism...

 
Air ambulance lands at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens

Air ambulance lands at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens

An air ambulance landed in the grounds of Buxton's Pavilion Gardens this afternoon (Wednesday). The aircraft turned heads as it hovered low above the rooftops before landing in the Pavilion Gardens at around 12.45pm. A Derbyshire police spokesperson...

 
Strong support for post office’s petition

Strong support for post office’s petition

Customers at a Morpeth post office have delivered a resounding message that they want layout changes to be reversed. The branch in the Stobhillgate Corner Shop was revamped in the summer as part of the Post Office organisation’s nationwide programme....

 

Children spread festive spirit

Little Stars have been spreading the festive spirit with seasonal songs and plays. Pupils from Belsay First School performed Christmas Around The World, while a choir from Darras Hall First School entertained shoppers in Ponteland. Photographer KEITH...

 
Bishop of Peterborough’s Christmas Message 2014: ‘Help someone in need’

Bishop of Peterborough’s Christmas Message 2014: ‘Help someone in need’

Christmas is a mixture of good news and bad news. Time off work, families together, happy children: that’s good news. Celebrations, parties, carol services: more good news. Gifts given and received, special food and drink, goodwill to neighbours:...

 

VIDEO: Unto Us A Child Is Born with Wootton Primary School

Year Six pupils at Wootton Primary School perform Unto us a Child is Born. The song is part of a festive series over the Christmas period. Thank you to the school for taking part.

 
Wrexham FC striker Andy Bishop insists team weren't good enough against Dartford

Wrexham FC striker Andy Bishop insists team weren't good enough against Dartford

Andy Bishop was honest in his assessment of Wrexham’s dismal 3-1 defeat at home to Dartford last Saturday, insisting “we weren’t good enough”. The loss ended Wrexham’s six game unbeaten streak and saw them lose further ground in the race for a...

Daily Post, 07:43 in Sport
 

VIDEO: Christmas Day message from Northamptonshire Police

From December 1 until Christmas Day, different Northamptonshire Police staff and officers are providing seasonal safety messages through a video advent calendar. Chief Supt Paul Fell said: “Each video contains a short clip and will provide information...

 

Healthy children are Lincolnshire families' best present at Christmas

For many families with young children, Christmas is a very special time. But for the Sinclairs, it is even more magical this year. That is because they can celebrate with their son Zachary, now two, who has battled two tumours: one in his brain and...

 


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