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  1. Cold calling scammers continue to prey on the elderly and vulnerable

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 08.23 / 18:07 www.edp24.co.uk
    Cold callers are continuing to pose as police officers and prey on vulnerable elderly people, demanding they withdraw huge sums of…
  2. Croydon's Westfield shopping centre 'will still happen with or...

    The deputy leader of Croydon Council believes that the town's Westfield shopping centre will be built - with or without John Lewis.Councillor Alison Butler was speaking after the retail giant's new managing director, Paula Nickolds, revealed over the weekend that the company had no intention to open any new stores other than three - in Oxford, Cheltenham and Westfield Shepherd's Bush - where agreements were finalised before she arrived. The Croydon Partnership, which is made up of…
  3. ‘Dangerous’ Lowestoft man, Ben McRoberts, jailed for six years

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 08.23 / 16:36 www.edp24.co.uk
    A 29-year-old man has been jailed for robbery and a series of other offences in…
  4. Robber who threatened to shoot shop worker in Aylsham jailed for eight years

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 08.23 / 16:36 www.edp24.co.uk
    A robber who claimed he was armed with a gun and threatened to shoot a terrified female shop worker during a raid at a supermarket in Aylsham has been given an eight year extended sentence by a judge, who said he posed a “significant…
  5. ​Thornton Heath resident comes home from holiday to find home has...

    A Thornton Heath home was left "trashed" after being burgled while the homeowners were away on holiday.Police were called at around 9.15am on Monday (August 21) to reports of a burglary at an address on Buller Road.Once there, officers found the home had been burgled while the homeowner was away on holiday.READ MORE: Thornton Heath man to face trial accused of murder after he denies killing mum-of-twoWhen they returned they found their house "trashed" and they had…
  6. Man jailed for eight months after he threw kettle of hot water at former partner

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 08.23 / 14:53 www.edp24.co.uk
    A woman described the terrible pain she endured when her skin was scalded by a kettle of hot water thrown over her by her former partner during an…
  7. Have you seen this man who is wanted on recall to prison?

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 08.23 / 13:16 www.edp24.co.uk
    Police are appealing for help from members of the public to trace a man who is…
  8. Potential scammers selling household goods targeted Coulsdon...

    Coulsdon homes and possibly other parts of Croydon were targeted over the weekend by potential scammers selling household goods. Croydon Trading Standards have been advised that so-called 'Nottingham Knockers' were active in Coulsdon on Sunday (August 20) and have the potential to be working in other areas of Croydon. 'Nottingham Knockers', according to safelocaltraders.com, are doorstep callers who target areas offering small household products. READ MORE: Old Coulsdon hit…
  1. Dementia risk: Not doing enough of THIS at night could lead to memory loss

    Express-Health and Life 08.23 / 21:28 express.co.uk
    DEMENTIA is associated with increased age, but research has found a lack of REM sleep may cause a greater risk of developing…
  2. Heart attacks or strokes 'could be prevented by scanning brains for stress'

    Express-Health and Life 08.23 / 21:28 express.co.uk
    HEART attacks or strokes could be prevented by scanning people's brains for signs of stress, according to new…
  3. Morbidly obese woman becomes Instagram star after shedding 14st – look at her now

    DailyStar-Diet 08.23 / 20:14 dailystar.co.uk
    A YOUNG lady has amassed a huge social media following thanks to her astonishing weight loss…
  4. Girl loses four and a half stone in a year without going to the gym

    Her.ie - Health 08.23 / 18:25 her.ie
    Her number one piece of advice makes total…
  5. Dementia news: Lithium in tap water 'could help stave off the disease'

    Express-Health and Life 08.23 / 18:07 express.co.uk
    DRINKING tap water regularly could help stave off dementia, a new study…
  6. Cancer survival: Current treatment for THIS deadly type works better in women

    Express-Health and Life 08.23 / 18:07 express.co.uk
    CANCER treatment tends to be the same for men and women, but a new study on oesophageal cancer has found that treating genders differently may be more…
  7. Weight loss: Will the simple exercise of walking get rid of belly fat?

    Express-Diets 08.23 / 14:54 express.co.uk
    WEIGHT loss: How to lose belly fat fast is a question on many people’s minds as summer draws to an end - but will simply walking or lightly jogging be enough to target abdominal f…
  8. Dementia risk: Doing THIS type of exercise could ward off memory loss

    Express-Health and Life 08.23 / 14:54 express.co.uk
    DEMENTIA could be prevented by doing aerobic exercise, which new research found could stave off memory…
  1. Headteachers fear tomorrow's GCSE results will leave them in the job queue

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 08.23 / 18:25 news.tes.co.uk
    School leaders worry that Ofsted and regional schools commissioners will judge them only on entries achieving grade 5-9 passes, rather than on 4-9 passes. Headteachers fear that tomorrow’s GCSE results will leave them polishing their CVs and waiting in the queue at the job centre. Many have heard rumours that there will be a 20 percentage-point difference between the number of 4-9 grades in English and maths nationally, and the number of 5-9 grades. Vic Goddard, head of Passmores A…
  2. EXCLUSIVE: New Origins Menu Revealed

    Inquirelive.co.uk - Education 08.23 / 18:24 inquirelive.co.uk
    InQuire can exclusively reveal what the new Origins Menu will look like when it changes this September. From 16 September, Origins will be serving an American Smokehouse style menu, featuring pulled pork, beef brisket, and halloumi burgers. Ditching the very popular Tex-mex theme, this new menu will also offer a “brand new dining experience on […] The post EXCLUSIVE: New Origins Menu Revealed appeared first on InQuire…
  3. Sheffield music teacher struck off for sexual relationship with former pupil

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 08.23 / 16:56 news.tes.co.uk
    James Waiters struck off – despite recommendation from conduct panel that prohibition order 'not appropriate' A teacher has been struck off for having a relationship “of a sexual nature” with a former pupil. James Waiters, 38, who taught music at High Storrs School in Sheffield, was found by the national professional conduct panel for teachers to have engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with the former student and to have subsequently lied about it in a disciplinary meeting. H…
  4. Teacher who compared pupil to Shrek's wife is struck off

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 08.23 / 13:38 news.tes.co.uk
    Essex teacher struck off for having an 'inappropriate relationship' with a pupil, drinking too much on a school trip and comparing a student to Shrek's wife A teacher has been struck off after developing an “inappropriate relationship” with one of his pupils. Stephen Goodfellow, 49, who was head of religious studies at Chigwell School in Essex, sent the student a message stating “I can’t just stop loving you” shortly after she left the school. A professional conduct panel also ruled that …
  5. Kent students go global with new business idea

    Inquirelive.co.uk - Education 08.23 / 11:30 inquirelive.co.uk
    On Thursday 17 August, Daniella Golden and Saga Rådh, two University of Kent Hub students will be travelling to the United States to compete in the Virginia tech KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge. The business idea they are competing with is called ToDo. Todo is an online volunteering platform where, instead of donating money, young […] The post Kent students go global with new business idea appeared first on InQuire …
  6. GCSE results 2017: What to watch out for in Norfolk and Waveney

    Edp24.co.uk -Education 08.23 / 11:13 www.edp24.co.uk
    Tomorrow, thousands of teenagers will open their GCSE results after months of revision. Lauren Cope looks at what we should be watching out for as results come…
  7. Nearly two thirds of parents say GCSE grading reforms have added to pupil stress

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 08.23 / 06:58 news.tes.co.uk
    A new survey has revealed the extent of parents’ anxiety about children’s exam results Nearly two thirds (62 per cent) of parents with children in Year 10 and Year 11 have said that the regrading of GCSEs has added to their child’s stress levels.  A Mumsnet survey has also revealed that 70 per cent of parents with children in those school years said that their child is worried about their GCSEs.  Tomorrow teenagers will receive their GCSE results – in England, pupils will receive numerica…
  8. Children’s charity says reports of neglect in Norfolk have reached record numbers

    Edp24.co.uk -Education 08.23 / 06:44 www.edp24.co.uk
    A charity which fights for children’s welfare says reports of neglect have reached record numbers across…
  1. Industry welcomes government’s Brexit trade plan

    The government’s latest plans, to ensure goods already available in the UK and EU markets can remain on sale after Brexit, have been welcomed by Dairy UK and business l…
  2. Dalziel Ingredients in £2.5M expansion after gluten-free boost

    Ingredients supplier Dalziel Ingredients is building a new £2.5M warehouse extension to increase storage capacity, after demand for gluten-free ingredients doubled in three …
  3. Contaminated egg scandal ‘could have been avoided’

    The fipronil imported egg scandal – which saw at least 700,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide enter the UK – could have been avoided with stronger supply chain management, claims consultancy Adj…
  4. Young’s Seafood hires chief financial officer

    Young’s Seafood has appointed Tim Busby as its new chief financial officer, effective from January 2 next y…
  5. Fire crews battle Bakkavor factory blaze

    Fire crews battled a blaze at Bakkavor Desserts in Nottinghamshire in the early hours of this morning (August 23), while sausage mix manufacturer Gordon Rhodes & Son has restarted production this week – less than nine days after a fire destroyed its Bradford sit…
  6. Scotland on show in Japan

    Largest ever delegation heads East for a slice of the Asian…
  7. Moray brewery expands as global market grows

    A Moray brewery has set up a new base at a site in Kinloss as it expands to meet growing demand for its beer from new international…
  8. Stockan’s Oatcakes expands range with Waitrose in England and Wales

    Stockan’s Oatcakes, is delighted to announce the expansion of its current range with UK wide listings of the award winning Orkney Beremeal Oatcakes and Thin Orkney O…
  1. Changing Arts and Minds: It’s time to talk about mental health and wellbeing in the creative sector

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 08.23 / 15:07 visualartists.ie
    Ulster University (www.ulster.ac.uk) and wellbeing charity Inspire (www.inspirewellbeing.org) have come together on the SHoWCaSE: A snapshot of health and well-being in the creative sector project. This is designed to understand the health and wellbeing of people in the creative industries. It is well known that those in the creative sector make a vital and varied contribution to the health and wellbeing of society; however, little attention is paid to the health and wellbeing of those…
  2. Artist's clever play on perception with giant Barbie and dead fly sculptures

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 08.23 / 14:54 creativeboom.com
    Scottish artist Michael John Hunter, who specialises in sculpture and photography, has released his most ambitious body of work to date, As I grow, as I lose, inspired not least in part by his…
  3. Roots and De hAoine Courses at KCAT Arts Centre

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 08.23 / 13:38 visualartists.ie
    Roots is KCAT’s foundation course. Julie Cusack and Saturio Alonso share their expert experience and talent on this comprehensive course. Every Monday, between September 2017 and May 2018 students will be introduced to different techniques in both 2D and 3D.The individual is guided to develop individual expression and explore possibilities with a wide range of mediums. If a half day would suit your schedule more consider De hAoine , our Friday morning course which introduces students to s…
  4. Job Vacancy | Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art Print at NCAD

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 08.23 / 13:38 visualartists.ie
    Application deadline: Friday 1 September, 5pm The National College of Art and Design, Dublin is Ireland’s leading provider of art and design education. NCAD is based on Thomas Street in Dublin’s city centre and has a community of 1,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students engaged in a wide range of study and research across the disciplines of Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture. NCAD has been the most significant provider of art and design education in Ireland for o…
  5. Muk Design launches new collection of notebooks for creative minds

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 08.23 / 13:19 creativeboom.com
    London-based design studio, Muk Design is set to launch its latest collection of notebooks at the London Design Fair this September. If you hadn't already heard, Muk designs notebooks, toys,…
  6. Illustrator Lennard Kok's undeniable style is stitched up for new embroidered artwork

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 08.23 / 11:15 creativeboom.com
    For a new project, illustrator Lennard Kok has collaborated with Unframed in Amsterdam to design a limited edition embroidered artwork entitled Tryst. The initiative regularly joins forces with…
  7. Ewen Spencer's exploration of love (and lust) of teenagers at youth clubs across Britain

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 08.23 / 11:15 creativeboom.com
    In the year 2000, photographer Ewen Spencer was commissioned by Graham Rounthwaite at British music, fashion and culture magazine, The Face, to create a series focusing on youth clubs across the…
  8. Illustrated landscapes transport onlookers to dream-like scenes

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 08.23 / 11:15 creativeboom.com
    Escape into another world with these enticing illustrations by James Eade, a UK-based senior designer and art director who has worked for the likes of Sony, Yahoo!, Betfair, Times Online, Red Bull…
  1. Winds of Winter: Is THIS when George RR Martin's Game of Thrones book 6 will be released?

    Express.co.uk -Books 08.23 / 14:54 www.express.co.uk
    WINDS OF WINTER author George RR Martin could be saving the book’s release date for when the Game of Thrones TV series e…