News archive from 27 March 2016, page 13

Tumble dryer fire risks and four other product recalls this week

Tumble dryer fire risks and four other product recalls this week

This week has seen another wave of product recalls, most notably 800,000 vehicles made by Volkswagen and Porsche, with safety worries over the brakes. There has also been more concerns raised by well-known branded tumble dryers, with many posing a...

 
New Government strategy to encourage more walking and cycling launched

New Government strategy to encourage more walking and cycling launched

A Government strategy that aims to make getting around by bike or on foot the natural choice in 25 years' time has been launched. A consultation asking for views on encouraging more walking and cycling began on Sunday. The strategy - part of a £300m...

 
Lenton surgery put patients at 'risk of significant harm '

Lenton surgery put patients at 'risk of significant harm '

The practice, which has 2,200 patients, was branded inadequate for its safety and effectiveness among other areas by health watchdogs. A Nottingham GP surgery has been put into special measures after a report found it put patients at "risk of...

 
Average person in the UK spends £11k on rent before buying

Average person in the UK spends £11k on rent before buying

The average Brit spends a staggering £11,100 on rent before buying their first home, new research has shown. They will rent on average for three years before buying their own home, spending an additional £577 on letting fees and £587 in security...

 
Easter chicks (well, hens) on death row find new homes

Easter chicks (well, hens) on death row find new homes

Dozens of families came out on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to new homes for hens. Easter is when eggs are one of the first things on everyone's minds - but for one local family it was the chicken that came first. Dinah Gleed-Owen and her husband...

 
11 facts about Easter

11 facts about Easter

Easter is here again - but how much do you know about the annual celebration? For many, Easter just means that there is a bank holiday weekend coming, so an extra lie in. But there is so much history behind the season that it really is worth learning...

 
New memorial for Nottingham First World War sailor who died on HMS Hampshire with Lord Kitchener

New memorial for Nottingham First World War sailor who died on HMS Hampshire with Lord Kitchener

A heroic First World War sailor who died when his ship was sunk by a German mine will be honoured on a new wall commemorating the centenary of the tragedy. Leading Stoker William Stevenson, of Old Basford, was 31 when he died aboard HMS Hampshire on...

 

How to fix 'unable to verify update' bug when upgrading to iOS 9.3

Apple has unveiled the latest update to its operating system: iOS 9.3. The operating system is available to all existing Apple users, including those in Birmingham, with hundreds of smart phone users set to install it over the coming days. Completely...

 
Dozens of Newcastle patients' medical records go missing after van blunder

Dozens of Newcastle patients' medical records go missing after van blunder

Confidential medical records belonging to dozens of North East patients have gone missing from Tyneside hospitals. The documents were taken after being left unsecured in a van outside a property in Fenham, Newcastle. Thieves stole the vehicle holding...

 
Read the Easter messages delivered by the bishops of Durham and Newcastle

Read the Easter messages delivered by the bishops of Durham and Newcastle

Religious leaders have issued messages of hope and help as they delivered their Easter messages. The Right Revd Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, has issued a message talking about the smells of Easter, those that remind us of people, places and...

 

£2,500 mower stolen from Ladsandads charity

THIEVES smashed a padlock from a compound to steal a £2,500 mower, which dedicated volunteers needed to prepare a football centre ready for a children's tournament. Now organisers at Trubshaw Cross Ladsandads are appealing for help in tracking down...

 
Two tribes go to war and neither the red nor the blue chief is safe

Two tribes go to war and neither the red nor the blue chief is safe

Napoleon wanted generals who were lucky. Napoleon would have liked David Cameron. He became Tory leader when Tony Blair’s electoral magic had faded and his days were numbered. Lucky Dave then fought the 2010 election against a Labour party that had...

Guardian, 06:22 in Politics
 
Classic Full English threatened by health-conscious Brits

Classic Full English threatened by health-conscious Brits

The famous full English breakfast is being threatened by the increasingly health conscious young, a new survey has found. More than a quarter of people aged between 18-24 say they no longer include bacon in the traditional fry-up. The move away from...

 
Average person in the UK spends £11k on rent before buying

Average person in the UK spends £11k on rent before buying

The average Brit spends a staggering £11,100 on rent before buying their first home, new research has shown. They will rent on average for three years before buying their own home, spending an additional £577 on letting fees and £587 in security...

 
11 facts about Easter

11 facts about Easter

Easter is here again - but how much do you know about the annual celebration? For many, Easter just means that there is a bank holiday weekend coming, so an extra lie in. But there is so much history behind the season that it really is worth learning...

 


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