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  1. VIDEO: Raiders break into vintage ice cream van in Mytholmroyd

    Callous raiders broke into a vintage ice cream van, which had been lovingly restored by a dad for his…
  2. West Yorkshire Police to publish first names of accused officers

    West Yorkshire Police is to fully name all officers appearing before public misconduct hearings after being lobbied by The Yorkshire…
  3. Yorkshire police chief hits back at ‘spurious’ whistleblower allegations

    West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was accused of misusing police resources and making comments of a sexual nature to female staff in the period before he retired from the force, the county’s crime commissioner has…
  4. Quadriplegic ambulance worker is cleared of sexual assault

    A man has been cleared of sexually touching a drunk girl while he was an ambulance worker for the Brighouse…
  5. 'Dogs die in hot cars' - police advice on what YOU can do

    Police have issued advice on what can legally be done if a member of the public comes across a dog locked inside a hot car in the stifling summer heat.Lincolnshire Police are circulating the advice after days of sweltering heat to "avoid any confusion" about what can be done to rescue a distressed dog - or any other animal.Every summer dogs die in hot cars, and the advice is that leaving a window open is not enough to guarantee your pet's safety.The official RSPCA guidance, complied…
  6. Authorities move to reassure Croydon's Muslim population after...

    Croydon Council and the police have moved to reassure the borough's Muslim community in the wake of the terror attack in Finsbury Park this morning.Police, neighbourhood safety officers and Croydon Council's communities team are making visits to mosques after a van was driven into pedestrians outside a mosque on Seven Sisters Road shortly after midnight.One man was pronounced dead at the scene, while eight others have been taken to hospital. Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said…
  7. Bag stolen from Norwich mum while she gave terminally-ill daughter physiotherapy

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 06.19 / 17:42 www.edp24.co.uk
    A 15-year-old terminally-ill girl has been left without vital medicine after a thief snatched her mother’s…
  8. Kerri McAuley’s family demands law change as details are revealed of murderer Joe Storey’s EIGHT previous attacks on FOU

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 06.19 / 17:42 www.edp24.co.uk
    The heartbroken family of domestic violence victim Kerri McAuley today made this demand - “change the law before it happens…
  1. Ofsted raises concerns over SEND provision in Middlesbrough

    Cypnow.co.uk - Health 06.19 / 22:05 cypnow.co.uk
    A joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission inspection team uncovered a raft of concerns around the quality of SEND services for children in the North Yorkshire town. This includes a failure of…
  2. Loving dad, 31, ended his life on New Year's Eve in popular park

    A loving father who was unable to overcome depression and anxiety, and was also battling a drink problem, chose to end his life on New Year's Eve.Steven Grandfield, who had been recently broken up with his partner, left their home around 7pm on December 31, 2016, to walk their dog. His body was discovered the following morning by a dog walker at Flowerpots Playing Field in Exwick.An inquest at Exeter's County Hall today heard the 31-year-old, of Clayton Road, Exeter, had a long history…
  3. Skin cancer rates have quadrupled, and it's worse for men

    Men who spend a lot of time outdoors are being targeted in a new national campaign to reduce the risk of skin cancer which is being supported by public health leaders in Devon.In the south west, skin cancer rates are higher than average and are rising. Public Health England (PHE) statistics show that many local areas across the south have higher rates of malignant melanoma than the national average. Between 2005 and 2014, incidence of malignant melanoma in men rose by 45.3 per cent in the…
  4. Investigations continue after man, 51, died while diving off the...

    A man who died after getting into difficulty while diving off the South Devon coast on Saturday is believed to be a 51-year-old man from Weymouth. The man, who had been diving off the Salcombe coast, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by the coastguard helicopter. It followed a Mayday radio broadcast from a dive vessel to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency at around 2.15pm that a diver had got into difficulty and needed urgent assistance. Despite a rescue…
  5. Jonah Hill cut this ONE thing from his diet to lose weight

    DailyStar-Diet 06.19 / 18:56 dailystar.co.uk
    WOULD you give this up if it guaranteed weight…
  6. Lasting legacy of Band of Builders who revamped the home of their...

    A builder who helped transform a cancer patient's home in a DIY SOS-style makeover says he and his Band of Builders have exciting plans to extend the scheme nationwide to help others as a legacy to their friend.Addam Smith formed the group to help transform Keith Ellick's home in Ermine, Lincoln, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.Dad-of-five Mr Ellick, 42, died on March 27 this year. Mr Smith says the good work the group started will continue in Mr Ellick's memory and that he is…
  7. Hope of a simple jab each year to cut cholesterol

    Express-Health and Life 06.19 / 16:59 express.co.uk
    A SIMPLE annual injection could become the most effective way of lowering cholesterol, scientists…
  8. Obese woman loses 20st naturally – you won’t believe what she looks like now

    DailyStar-Diet 06.19 / 16:13 dailystar.co.uk
    THIS woman lost an incredible 20st, this is how you can lose weight…
  1. Children's rights expert made dame in birthday honours

    Cypnow.co.uk - Education & Family 06.19 / 22:05 cypnow.co.uk
    Professor Carolyn Hamilton, director of research and international programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, has been made Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE). Wayne Bulpitt, former UK…
  2. New 'Mission Explore' Forest School opens in South Devon

    A new forest school at a Kingsteignton primary school has opened. 'Mission: Explore' is a project to enhance the school's outdoor learning experience by creating a forest school. Part of the school grounds will be cleared with wooden, sheltered and tiered areas being developed for children to use all year round. The £8,000 funding for the scheme came about through the Tesco Bags of Help Initiative in which the school was selected as one of the regional winners from the…
  3. Tour Guiding Courses

    Careersnews.ie - Education 06.19 / 18:26 careersnews.ie
    GRETB – Tour Guiding Courses – VTOS Centre National Tour Guiding 6S20232 QQI Level 6 Special Purpose [......] The post Tour Guiding Courses appeared first on Careers and Education…
  4. Sprinklers in schools: Has the expectation been downgraded?

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 06.19 / 17:38 news.tes.co.uk
    There seems to be a conflict between making it easier to set up new schools and insisting on the highest standards of safety, writes a veteran investigative journalist How could our elected government possibly think it was a good idea to propose downgrading an expectation for new schools in England to be fitted with fire sprinklers? The question comes to mind after making a few inquiries into this shocking case, in which this aspect of fire regulation in schools was proposed last year for…
  5. A dream come true: New £1.1m sixth form to open at Sidestrand Hall School

    Edp24.co.uk -Education 06.19 / 16:18 www.edp24.co.uk
    A new £1.1m sixth form college is to open at Sidestrand Hall…
  6. Great Yarmouth schoolchildren turn into movie stars in their own film

    Edp24.co.uk -Education 06.19 / 14:35 www.edp24.co.uk
    Schoolchildren from Great Yarmouth became filmstars this week, as they starred in their own…
  7. Double US win in prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book awards

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 06.19 / 14:32 news.tes.co.uk
    Ruta Sepetys takes the Carnegie Medal for her book about a Second World War disaster; while illustrator Lane Smith scoops the Kate Greenaway Medal The author of a children's book about the wartime sinking of a German ship carrying 10,000 people, mainly refugees, has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal, now in its 80th year, is awarded for outstanding writing for children and young people. Ruta Sepetys, 49, an American author, won the award for Salt to the Sea, her s…
  8. Double American win for the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book awards

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 06.19 / 13:47 news.tes.co.uk
    Ruta Sepetys wins Carnegie award for book about Second World War disaster The author of a children's book about the wartime sinking of a German ship carrying 10,000 people, mainly refugees, has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal, which is now in its 80th year, is for outstanding writing for children and young people. Ruta Sepetys, 49, an American author, won the award for Salt to the Sea, the story of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff by a Soviet submarine in 1945. …
  1. Scotland’s Greenest Whisky Distillery Toasts Awards Success As Visitor Numbers Soar

    Scotland’s greenest distillery is celebrating a triple win as it enjoys a surge in visitor numbers on the back of two national awards just weeks before its third b…
  2. Jim McLaren Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

    Quality Meat Scotland Chairman Jim McLaren has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced today (Saturday June 17th 2…
  3. Scottish Wholesale Association to Review and Modernise Its Operations and Upweight Focus on Foodservice

    Trade organisation the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has outlined plans to review and modernise the way it…
  4. Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

    £1.2 billion exported in first quarter of 2017. Scotland’s food and drink exports increased by over 11% in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period in 20…
  5. Celebrate National Picnic Week 2017 in style with three great...

    Burton Mail - Food and Drink 06.19 / 22:03 burtonmail.co.uk
    It's National Picnic Week- so there has never been a better time to get creative and whip up the ultimate outdoor feast. Mrs Elswood, the UK's number one pickled cucumber brand and one of the official sponsors of National Picnic Week 2017, has taken a spin on British summer-time favourites and created some brand new picnic-perfect dishes. From a delicate salmon paté to an indulgent ham hock quiche, each recipe has a tangy twist with the addition of Mrs Elswood pickled cucumbers,…
  6. Mars recalls some bars of Galaxy and Malteasers and packets of...

    Burton Mail - Food and Drink 06.19 / 22:03 burtonmail.co.uk
    Chocolate favourites, including Galaxy and Malteasers, are being recalled due to the "potential presence of salmonella". Mars is recalling several chocolate bars following fears that some of the products may carry the potentially deadly bacteria and consumers are being warned not to eat the confectionery affected. It also affects packets of Minstrels. A Mars Chocolate spokesman said: "Through our routine testing, we have detected the potential presence of salmonella from…
  7. Scottish food and drink exports top £1.25bn

    Scottish food and drink exports climbed £124M to £1.25bn in the first quarter of 2017, with EU sales accounting for 70% of total exports, prompting the Scottish government to underline the importance of the EU’s 510M con…
  8. Pesticide regulation talks threaten UK food supply chain

    Poor EU decision making about the future of crop protection products could jeopardise the UK’s supply of cost-effectively produced food and cost farmers more than £1bn, warned the National Farmers Union (N…
  1. Puppet | Screening at Glor, Ennis

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 16:11 visualartists.ie
    7 July Ennis Street Arts Festival is delighted to present and Premiere ‘Puppet’ a Film, at Glór, Ennis. A fascinating study of American puppetry’s fraught history, from its marginalisation as children’s theatre to its sudden explosion in popularity as high art. David Soll’s Puppet Film tracks the making of New York puppeteer Dan Hurlin’s production ‘Disfamer’, based on the life of eccentric, Depression-era Arkansas photographer, Mike Disfarmer whose stunning body of work was very nearly los…
  2. Amhrán Na Farraige | Esther O’Kelly at The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 16:11 visualartists.ie
    1 to 21 July The opening will take place on 30 June at 6.30pm with special guest Bernadette Doolan RUA, RHA. The Pigyard invite you to an exhibition of work by artist Esther O’Kelly. Esther’s themes are inspired by sealife and a long family tradition of fishermen. Each piece evokes a strong coastal connection. Drawn towards the beauty and natural forms of the coastline, Artist Esther O’Kelly creates vibrant paintings that seek to capture a memory and evoke a sense of place. This exhibition …
  3. Focus On: Printing Your Black and White Negatives Course at Belfast Exposed

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 16:11 visualartists.ie
    Learn how to get the best out of your previously taken black and white negatives in a full-day hands on session aimed at understanding the potential of black and white photographic printing. This course is designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge. What You Will Need – You must bring your own 35mm processed negatives. What You Will Learn – Process your roll of film to contact sheets. – Produce an edit from your contact sheet. – How to achieve the correct ex…
  4. National College of Art and Design – CEAD Show 2017

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 15:39 visualartists.ie
    30 June to 6 July Opening night Thursday 29 June 6pm Part of the NCAD season of student exhibitions, the CEAD 2017 Show showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and design by NCAD part-time students. Across all disciplines, emphasis is placed on the process of artistic practice as well as the final outcome. The Show includes painting, sculpture, jewellery, fine prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, stained glass, multimedia and much more, with work by amateur, professional and…
  5. Atelier Programme Funding Workshop with Maeve Mulrennan, Athlone

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 15:05 visualartists.ie
    Luan Gallery is delighted to announce the next installment of the Atelier Programme with facilitator Maeve Mulrennan. The first workshop taking place on July 29th & 30th is an introduction to funding streams for visual artists focusing on local authority funding, Arts Council funding, foundations & trusts and International funding programmes. A follow-up one day intensive workshop will take place on August 12th focusing on the budgeting sections of grant applications. As part of the Arts…
  6. Vacancies | Project Arts Centre Board of Directors

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 13:30 visualartists.ie
    Closing date: Monday 3 July, 12pm Project Arts Centre is seeking to appoint two people to our Board of Directors to work alongside the leadership team to help shape the future of the organisation. As we embark on a new strategic vision and begin to plan for the future of the organisation, Project is looking for 2 exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors. Project is seeking applicants for the following two positions to be filled on our Board of Directors: • Expertise in P…
  7. Sight Lines | Monica Groves at Mill Cove Gallery

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 13:14 visualartists.ie
    29 June to 13 July An exhibition of vibrant new paintings by Monica Groves. She describes herself as a late starter and only began to paint after rearing seven children, running a hotel in Pembrokeshire and sailing around the western seaboard. She visits those remote locations where the spirit of landscape is most palpable – amongst the mountains, lakes, islands and rock formations of Beara and southwest Kerry. With no formal training she paints to express her feelings and does so with g…
  8. Funding | Dig Where You Stand, Galway Film Centre

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 06.19 / 12:09 visualartists.ie
    Deadline for applications is: Monday 17 July, 5pm Galway Film Centre is delighted to announce a new funding scheme for young filmmakers in Galway City and County called Dig Where You Stand. Galway Film Centre has worked with a large number of filmmakers over the past number of years creating over 70 community films under the ID Projects scheme as well as nurturing new filmmaking voices in the recent Galway Stories Film Production Camp with Screen Talent Europe. Through Dig Where You Stand,…
  1. Book reviews: Selfie and Believe Me

    Express.co.uk -Books 06.17 / 23:14 www.express.co.uk
    THIS week’s books fight back against human f…
  2. Short story: A Piano at St Pancras by Juliet West

    Express.co.uk -Books 06.17 / 23:14 www.express.co.uk
    A MUTUAL love of classical music leads to an unlikely friendship and life-changing…
  3. Harry Potter's birthday: 20th anniversary of the first book

    Express.co.uk -Books 06.17 / 23:14 www.express.co.uk
    AS we mark the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, our reporter considers the massive influence and worldwide appeal of the…
  1. Reaching out to the homeless of Grenfell Tower

    Hja.net - Law 06.19 / 14:00 hja.net
    Like all of us in London, and the UK, every member of staff at HJA has been shaken and devastated by the tragedy of the last week for the residents of Grenfell Towers. ...Most recently my mind has turned to the rights of the people who have lost their homes and providing some suggestions of help and assistance for victims and their families... The post Reaching out to the homeless of Grenfell Tower appeared first on HJA…
  2. Grenfell Tower – sharing views on social media. The right to be heard v right not to be distressed

    Hja.net - Law 06.19 / 08:47 hja.net
    I write this in the days after the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire; the fact of the disaster is known but the amount of families and friends bereaved by it is not. Anger is boiling over that such a tragedy should occur. There is frustration at the perceived treatment of the survivors and lack of information about the extent and cause of this catastrophe. Public distress is clear on social media. There are conspiracy theories about 'news blackouts', forcefully held opinions and deep…