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  1. UPDATE: Name of woman who died after incident in Huddersfield is released by police.

    Police have named a woman who has died following an incident in…
  2. Halifax men charged with wounding and firearms offences

    Two men have been charged with wounding with intent and firearms offences following an incident in Halifax on Friday…
  3. Scam warning: Drivers pretend to run out of petrol and sell fake gold on Yorkshire roadside

    A scam in West Yorkshire which involves people flagging down motorists and selling ‘gold’ on the roadside for petrol money has led to a police…
  4. Sister’s plea to find missing brother who vanished a month ago

    The family of a Queensbury man who vanished over a month ago are appealing for help to find him as detectives in Calderdale issued new CCTV…
  5. Norfolk police share story of how sex abuser Barry Warren was caught decades later

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 02.27 / 22:43 www.edp24.co.uk
    Officers from Norfolk police have told of how they investigate allegations of historic sex…
  6. Duo face jail after admitting double stabbing in Dereham

    Edp24.co.uk -Crime 02.27 / 20:39 www.edp24.co.uk
    Two men have been warned they face jail after admitting their involvement in two stabbings in Dereham, which was over a drugs…
  7. Exeter man denies sex with vulnerable girl

    A 32-year-old man allegedly had sex with a vulnerable 13-year-old girl during a seven month relationship in which they exchanged almost 5,000 texts and calls. James Collins started seeing the girl, who has learning difficulties, after meeting her at the home of a friend in Dawlish where she was living. Her family became worried about the contact and her older sister found Collins with the girl in a car park in Exeter. She was said to have a crush on him and carried on seeing him even…
  8. Police to 'deal robustly' with kids playing knock and run

    A neighbourhood policing team has issued a warning to local children playing a "distressing" knock and run game in their village. Braunton Neighbourhood Police Team has released a statement which says the popular game where children knock on front doors and then run away (you may know it as knock knock ginger or knock door run) is causing problems for residents. They are going to increase patrols in the area to tackle the problem. The statement reads: "We are having…
  1. We Are All For Supermodel Christy Turlington’s Stance On Ageing

    Image.ie - Health 02.28 / 01:09 image.ie
    When any female of prominence speaks frankly about ageing, it tends to make headline news. It’s still a taboo topic;... The post We Are All For Supermodel Christy Turlington’s Stance On Ageing appeared first on Image…
  2. Symptoms of diabetes: Seven signs YOU could have the condition

    Express-Health and Life 02.28 / 00:03 express.co.uk
    DIABETES is a serious health condition which can start gradually - usually later in…
  3. Care England questions LD registration criteria

    Careinfo.org - Health 02.28 / 00:02 careinfo.org
    Care providers’ association Care England has responded to CQC’s latest consultation on its next phase of regulation – Annexe B on Learning Disability services – warning that services should be registered on the prospective outcomes that they will achieve for people, not simply on their size. Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green said his members were concerned by the real life application of the current guidance that states that CQC will only register units of six beds o…
  4. Inspectors praise efforts to improve SEND provision in East Sussex

    Cypnow.co.uk - Health 02.27 / 23:02 cypnow.co.uk
    Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission said that during a visit conducted in December 2016, most parents and carers of children and young people who have SEND reported being "very…
  5. Anorexia and bulimia sufferers not being helped by GPs, charity...

    Doctor are failing to spot three out of every 10 patients with eating disorders, according to new research. More than 725,000 Britons suffer from an eating disorder, almost nine in ten of them are women and one in 10 die from the condition. But a charity says medical students need better training to pick up the early tell-tale signs of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Half of those suffering from eating disorders said the care they received from a GP was 'poor' or 'very poor'.Read more: Man…
  6. Long waits for mental health patients in A&E

    Mental health patients are not only enduring long waits for mental health act assessments, but are also spending long stints in the emergency department at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.The number of patients seeking emergency mental health help has more than doubled in the past year, with figures rising from around 80 people a month in 2015, to 180 people a month in 2016. At a recent meeting of the hospital's trust board, its performance report highlighted how the management…
  7. CrossFit Games 2017: Meet the hottest competitors this year

    DailyStar-Diet 02.27 / 21:13 dailystar.co.uk
    THE hunt is on to find the fittest women in the world in the Reebok CrossFit Games…
  8. High blood pressure CURE: Brain treatment for woman with deadly condition 'incredible'

    Express-Health and Life 02.27 / 21:04 express.co.uk
    HIGH blood pressure has been reduced by a team of scientists who used an electrode to stimulating part of the brain in a world first…
  1. Restrict academy chain expansion, ministers warned

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 02.28 / 00:59 news.tes.co.uk
    Education Select Committee flags up concerns about MAT performance and accountability, and the problem of 'untouchable' schools first highlighted by TES investigation There is “not yet the evidence” to support widespread expansion of multi-academy trusts, according to an influential committee of MPs. The Education Select Committee said it had “significant concerns” about the performance, accountability and expansion of MATs, and called for the government to allow high-performing local auth…
  2. Multi-academy trusts: seven concerns raised by MPs

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 02.28 / 00:59 news.tes.co.uk
    Key concerns over the growth of multi-academy trusts highlighted in today's Commons Education Select Committee report, which calls for 'tighter restrictions' A report by the Commons Education Select Committee has said there is "not yet evidence" to support large-scale expansion of multi-academy trusts (MATs), and urges the government to place "tighter restrictions" on their growth. Here are some key worries raised by the committee in their report: Underperformance of multi-academy tr…
  3. Schools don't understand the skills employers need, Stem workers say

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 02.28 / 00:22 news.tes.co.uk
    Many of those working in science, technology, engineering and maths careers did not realise that the subjects they studied at school could affect their career choices Almost two-thirds of young people working in science, technology and engineering careers believe that schools do not understand which skills employers are going to need, a new study shows. Similar numbers did not understand that the subjects that they studied at school would affect their future, according to research by O…
  4. Schools to receive £415m from sugar tax to encourage healthier lifestyles

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 02.28 / 00:22 news.tes.co.uk
    Education secretary unveils £415 million 'Healthy Pupils Capital Programme' for schools to invest in promoting healthier lifestyles Schools are to get £415 million from the soft drinks industry levy to help pupils benefit from healthier, more active lifestyles, Justine Greening has announced. The education secretary said primary, secondary and sixth form colleges will be able to use the money – dubbed the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme – to pay for sports facilities, after school activ…
  5. Somerleyton pupils take a trip back in time with history workshops!

    Edp24.co.uk -Education 02.27 / 18:50 www.edp24.co.uk
    Pupils at a rural primary school have taken a step back in time thanks to an interactive time travelling…
  6. Pupils from Great Yarmouth High School triumph in debating competition

    Edp24.co.uk -Education 02.27 / 18:08 www.edp24.co.uk
    Youngsters have given politicians a run for their money, wowing judges at a debating…
  7. Oscar winners say thank you to teachers

    News.tes.co.uk -Education 02.27 / 17:45 news.tes.co.uk
    Winners of best supporting actor and best original song thank teachers during their acceptance speeches Coverage of the Oscars may have been dominated by the controversy of the wrong film being announced for best picture, but that wasn’t the only story of the night. Award winners also thanked their teachers in their acceptance speeches. Mahershala Ali, who picked up the best supporting actor gong for his role in Moonlight, was the first to say thanks. "I want to thank my teachers, my p…
  8. Anger as travellers force youngsters to miss lessons as they refuse to leave school

    Express & Star -Education 02.27 / 17:29 expressandstar.com
    A police and crime commissioner has criticised the "disgraceful" behaviour of travellers who refused to leave a school car park, forcing hundreds of pupils to miss…
  1. Prima Cheese wins £3M Lloyds Bank investment

    Prima Cheese has secured a £3M investment from Lloyds Bank to install a fourth production line, which will increase capacity by …
  2. Dawn Farms to create 150 jobs after £21M investment

    Cooked meat ingredients maker Dawn Farms will recruit 150 new workers over the next five years, after a €25M (£21.3M) in…
  3. Young’s Seafood targets US market

    Young’s Seafood is planning a strong presence at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston next month – following news that the US is now the UK’s second largest export market and the largest outside Europ…
  4. ‘Suspicious’ abattoir blaze probed by police

    A “suspicious” blaze at an abattoir in Lincolnshire is being probed by pol…
  5. Warburtons ranked best food company to work for

    Warburtons has been named the best food manufacturing employer in The Sunday Times’s list of The 30 Best Big Companies to work for 2017…
  6. Brakes Scotland support Food for Thought Programme

    Brakes Scotland has partnered with the Food for Thought programme and has been visiting schools once a month in order to educate children on the benefits of healthy eating and cooking from…
  7. Moredun’s Director of Communications wins prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award

    Congratulations to Professor Lee Innes, Moredun’s Director of Communications, who received a top award for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange A…
  8. Everything you need to know about Pancake Day and why we...

    Burton Mail - Food and Drink 02.27 / 23:00 burtonmail.co.uk
    Flippin' pancakes is serious stuff and tomorrow is the day when it is acceptable to throw one of Britain's favourite foodstuff around the kitchen. Savoury or sweet pancake lovers in and around Burton and South Derbyshire will have stocked up on lemon, sugar, bananas, cream and chocolate spread to celebrate Pancake Day. And if you are wondering what Pancake Day is all about, and why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, here's some useful information. What is Shrove Tuesday? Shrove…
  1. Transgender, Gender and Psychoanalysis | Group Exhibition, London

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 02.27 / 18:17 visualartists.ie
    6 March to 15 March An exhibition of visual art including painting, sculpture, film, photography and installation. A thoughtful and moving exploration of creativity, gender and the unconscious. Curated by Mandy Wax and Spencer Rowell. This exhibition is part of the conference fringe week for The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Freud Museum London Participating artists: Cecilia Bullo | Susu Laroche | Rosemary Cronin | Gili Avissar | Kika Nicolela | Jade Chorkularb | Olga Guse |…
  2. Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop at the National Print Museum, Dublin 4

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 02.27 / 11:05 visualartists.ie
    Sunday 12 March, 10.30am to 4.30, | Cost: €80 National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4 Mokuhanga is a beautiful, ancient printmaking technique dating back to the 8th Century. Prints are made by hand burnishing (printing without a press) using water based inks. Participants on this workshop will learn how to carve birch plywood blocks and print onto Japanese papers (Maximum size: 14 x 22cm). Whilst the focus is on black and white images, a d…
  3. Heat Transfer Workshop, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Co. Down

    Visualartists.ie - Arts 02.27 / 11:05 visualartists.ie
    Saturday 1 April 2017, 10 to 4pm | Cost: £40 F.E. McWilliam Gallery, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down Heat Transfer Workshop with Shauna McGowan at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery. This experimental and vibrant workshop is perfect for those with an interest in surface design and textiles. Using heat reactive dyes playfully painted onto paper we will then colourfully bring synthetic fabric to life within the heat press. Layering shapes and stencils onto the fabric with colour can build up …
  4. America Rewind: Faded remains of the 'American Way of Life' explored through photography

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 02.27 / 09:18 creativeboom.com
    America Rewind is a new book documenting photographer Emmanuel Georges's exploration of the 'American Dream', or lack of it left in the USA. Using an analogue, large-format camera, the photographer…
  5. Take a tour of The One Girl Band: A new space for female entrepreneurs in Brighton

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 02.27 / 08:36 creativeboom.com
    If you've been feeling isolated and looking to escape the home office, then a new co-working space in Brighton might just be the solution. One Girl Band is for women who work for themselves, and has…
  6. Gente de Cuba: A collection of captivating portraits by Isabella Palumbo

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 02.27 / 08:15 creativeboom.com
    Cuba will always hold a special place in my heart, after a trip there last year. The candy coloured cars and buildings, the warmth of its weather, and people, and the dazzling sea and sky are just…
  7. Land of Lost Content celebrates Great British rubbish

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 02.27 / 07:42 creativeboom.com
    No one quite does knick-knacks like us Brits: a fact celebrated by a charmingly eccentric museum in rural Shropshire, The Land of Lost Content. Billed as being “dedicated to ephemera,” the museum is run…
  8. Cars: Philipp Zechner's photographic exploration of our obsession with motor vehicles

    Creativeboom.com - Arts&Culture 02.27 / 07:08 creativeboom.com
    In 2012, an average new car cost about 30,000 Euros in Germany, about the same as an average year's salary. Within the last 30 years, the price of new cars has risen at twice the speed of the…
  1. The dangers of working at height

    Hja.net - Law 02.27 / 09:09 hja.net
    A significant number of injuries are caused when workers fall from a height whether from ladders or scaffolding. Many employers are not aware of the law or fail to adequately implement it into their working practices. The construction industry is still recognised as having one of the highest rates of employees sustaining severe injuries or... The post The dangers of working at height appeared first on HJA…
  2. Promoting Equality for Unmarried Couples

    Hja.net - Law 02.27 / 03:13 hja.net
    According to the Office of National Statistics in 2016 the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016 were co-habiting couples; more than doubling from 1.3 million to 3.3 million families. Many of these relationships will inevitably come to an end. The government has now introduced the Cohabitation Bill 2016-2017; due for its second reading in the House of Lords. The aim is to create protection of cohabitants’ rights and also provide certainty and clarity in the midst of the current …