News archive from 30 August 2014, page 10

Sunderland taxi firm launches new app to help keep passengers safe

Sunderland taxi firm launches new app to help keep passengers safe

A TAXI firm has launched a smartphone app which it hopes will help keep Sunderland passengers safe from rogue cabbies. Southwick-based Station Taxis launched the app, which is available for both iOS and Android phones, in the wake of a Northumbria...

 
Women missing out on pay

Women missing out on pay

ALMOST 40 per cent of Wigan women who are working part-time are earning below the living wage. Figures compiled by the TUC has revealed reveals that 39 per cent of part-time women in the borough are struggling on low pay. But while Wigan is eighth...

 

Indian investigators drop coal scam case against billionaire Birla

"The evidence collected during investigation did not substantiate the allegations levelled against the persons named in the FIR (first information report filed in the case)," the CBI said in a statement late on Friday. India's federal...

Reuters, 06:40 in Business
 

Takeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 billion award for hiding cancer risk

The development is a setback for Takeda but leaves open the possibility of a retrial or reduced verdict, for which Japan's top drugmaker made a separate appeal in April. A spokeswoman called the latest ruling "unfortunate", adding that...

Reuters, 06:40 in Business
 
Rising urban Penkhull folk star Clair Brennan on 'putting hope in people's lives': John Woodhouse interview

Rising urban Penkhull folk star Clair Brennan on 'putting hope in people's lives': John Woodhouse interview

A kid's guitar led Clair Brennan from the travails of single motherhood to the brink of stardom. John Woodhouse meets the face of urban folk whose private escape led to public acclaim "NOTHING sexy," says Clair Brennan of her look. "I...

 

Stoke City: Charlie Adam promises to look after Oliver Shenton - and his cultured left foot

C HARLIE Adam says Stoke's senior men will take rising star Oliver Shenton under their wing as he makes his way into the big time. Adam was always at close quarters as 16-year-old Shenton made his first Stoke appearance, against Portsmouth on...

 
More fireworks at illuminations

More fireworks at illuminations

This year's Matlock Bath Illuminations will explode into action at the weekend - and this years programme features an extra fireworks night to thrill spectators. Derbyshire Dales District Council expects to attract 100,000 people to Matlock Bath for...

 
Budding Peak District farmers’ training scheme

Budding Peak District farmers’ training scheme

A successful training programme for farmers of the future is returning to the Peak District. The Peak District Fresh Start Uplands Academy offers budding rural entrepreneurs the chance to ‘brush up’ their business skills and learn new ones. Visit...

 
Michael Dawson: 'Hull City are adding quality to a great group'

Michael Dawson: 'Hull City are adding quality to a great group'

Hull City's new signing Michael Dawson hopes to emulate brother Andy's success - and could start against Aston Villa. Beaming after being unveiled at half-time of the KSC Lokeren cup tie on Thursday, new signing Michael Dawson looks to have won over...

 
Planning applications: Who’s planning what near you this week?

Planning applications: Who’s planning what near you this week?

These are the planning applications submitted to Bassetlaw District Council in the week beginning 25th August. WORKSOP: 14/01055/FUL: Post 16 Centre Valley Road, Worksop, Notts S81 7EL. Erect Two Storey Rear Extension to Provide Eight New Classrooms...

 
Favourite Things: Conducting a tour of cathedrals and churches

Favourite Things: Conducting a tour of cathedrals and churches

Conductor Robert Webb is artistic director for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity's musical extravaganza, Proms in the Peaks, in Castleton on Sunday, September 7. He will be joined by tenor John Hudson, soprano Deborah Norman, Bel Canto Choir and...

 
Memorial event for collector Ken

Memorial event for collector Ken

A memorial event for tool collector Ken Hawley is to be held at Kelham Island Museum, home of the Hawley Collection, on October 9 at 5.30pm. His funeral, for family and close friends, is being held today (Thursday) at 2pm Grenoside Crematorium. Ken,...

 
Art project dividend for city centre Co-op

Art project dividend for city centre Co-op

Sheffield's former Co-operative department store at Castle House is to become a "bazaar' for the arts next month. Twenty art installations will go on the ground floor of the grade II listed 60s building in Angel Street as part of the University...

 

Lib Dems vow longer paternity leave

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to give fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today. Fathers are currently allowed two weeks but the party wants to go further and increase the protected entitlement to six...

 
Anqiques column: Classics from golden age of Art Deco

Anqiques column: Classics from golden age of Art Deco

Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was a French designer who remains one of the best known makers of moulded, opalescent glass. He actually began his career as an Art Nouveau jewellery designer, designing pieces for the likes of Cartier! His experiments with...

 


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