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July 15, 2018 4:00 AM More 'playful' proposals emerge for York Central site

MORE details have emerged about the evolving plans for the York Central development site. Playful streets with courtyards, allotments and picnic areas, communal rooftop gardens, an amphitheatre and a village green are some of the ideas that could be taken forward as part of the scheme, says the York Central Partnership. “These are just some of the concepts 7

July 12, 2018 12:31 PM HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS IN THE ARCTIC?

The pristine waters of the Arctic are turning into a floating rubbish dump – posing a threat to marine life, scientists warn. One of the densest areas of plastic rubbish anywhere in the world’s seas has been discovered north of Norway and Russia. Miles from civilisation, the amount of plastic waste in the Barents Sea – on the margins of the Arctic Ocean 13

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Trump visit: Low-flying planes BANNED over parts of UK amid security fears

LOW-FLYING aircraft will be banned from parts of the UK being visited by Donald Trump amid security fears with restrictions across the south of England. Restrictions will affect locations such as central London, Blenheim Palace, Sandhurst, Chequers, Windsor, and Turnberry in Ayrshire, as well as London Stansted and Glasgow Prestwick airports. The Civil 10

July 8, 2018 9:05 AM Rural youngsters prepare for Fun in the Sun

YOUNGSTERS in the Purton and Lyneham areas are gearing up to make the most of the summer weather when Wiltshire Council's Fun in the Sun programme gets under way. The scheme offers free sports for children aged five to 11 in rural areas including favourites like football, cricket, tennis and tag rugby as well as dodgeball, rounders, athletics and other 7

July 4, 2018 7:01 PM World Cup 2018: 'Is football coming home? May quizzed after England win against Colombia

ENGLAND's victory against Colombia in a dramatic penalty shoot-out prompted Tory MP Rachel Maclean to ask the Prime Minister whether the Three Lions' latest win means "football's coming home." "Shoot-outs are tough. We had talked long and hard about owning the process of a shoot-out. They kept calm. The players have taken it all on board, it's a special 22

July 4, 2018 5:04 AM Good news for people with fond memories of Market Hall

SINCE one of Bolton Council’s most controversial decisions was to close the Market Hall in 2007 and lose its wealth of independent traders, it’s interesting that the same building is now welcoming some back. The Market Place owners, Moorgarth, will be running markets once more in the Grade II listed building - a street food market with seating areas 9

July 3, 2018 5:32 AM World leaders will train students at UTC Swindon in cyber security

A NEW course providing specialist training to tackle future cybercrime will be available to pupils at UTC Swindon in September. The Foundation-level Cyber Security Award will give 16 to 18-year-olds the chance to get work experience in the field, soft skills training and technical advice from some of the biggest tech firms in the world. Principal at UTC Swindon 10

June 29, 2018 10:34 AM WHAT IS ECZEMA HERPETICUM?

Eczema Herpeticum is a potentially dangerous viral infection that can spread to large areas of the skin. Eczema Herpeticum is usually caused by the herpes virus that causes cold sores but also be brought on by hand, foot and mouth disease. It develops when the virus infects large areas of skin rather than being confined to a small area. Symptoms include 6

June 29, 2018 9:00 AM Nurse launches campaign to help Southend women’s clinic

A NURSE is spearheading a campaign to make a women’s health clinic a nicer environment for patients and staff. Mum-of-one Tracey Bell, 36, of Southend, is hoping to raise £3,000 for the Women’s Clinic at Southend Hospital in a bid to give it facelift. The staff nurse said: “We care for women from all over Essex but mostly in Southend, Basildon and Canvey 8

June 29, 2018 5:02 AM Pride at five star hygiene for Bolton Hospice's Old Bank Café

Sophie Price, Café manager said, “We are delighted to have achieved the top five star food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency. We work hard to adhere to and exceed the standards outlined by the Food Standards Agency so we’re incredibly proud of the results of our assessment!” The areas the food safety officer inspected included hygienic food handling 2