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2008-10-10 00:00:36

Care for elderly and disabled people will come under the spotlight at a public meeting later this month. The council meeting has been organised as the Government stages a consultation exercise on the future of services to help people lead independent lives in their own homes. Bath North East Somerset Council's healthier communities panel is holding the event on Wednesday October 15. Items under discussion will be social care, some housing support services, support for independent living...

2008-10-10 00:00:36

A charity which runs a debt advice centre in Bath says the credit crunch is forcing people to eat less healthy food. Research by Christians Agains Poverty suggests one in three people have turned their backs on healthy food in the last year. The specialist debt counselling charityhas warned that people are now turning to cheap, processed foods because healthy products have become too expensive to buy. CAP, which operates a centre in Bath in partnership with the Bath City Church,...

2008-10-08 18:00:34

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl remains in a critical condition after falling through a skylight at a Northumberland social club. Danielle Bell, 10, had been playing with friends on the roof at Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club when it is understood she fell 12ft on to concrete suffering serious injuries. She was taken to Newcastle General Hospital where she is believed to have been treated for head injuries, a punctured lung, a broken jaw, and nose. Andrew Newton, 39, a caterer, found Danielle...

2008-10-08 00:00:23

By LAURA DALE Arsonists are responsible for a fire which ripped through an historic wooden chalet completely destroying it. The Bishopsteignton bungalow was reduced to rubble by the blaze which started at about 4.50pm on Sunday. Yesterday, a 50-metre exclusion zone remained in place around the detached Luxton Steps property on the banks of the River Teign after fears there was a high level of asbestos pollution but tests later revealed the asbestos risk to only be small. Up to 38...

2008-10-07 18:00:24

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- British Airways announced today it will move its Atlanta originating flights to London Heathrow Airport from London Gatwick Airport starting Sunday, March 29, 2009. The move to Heathrow, made possible through the Open Skies agreement signed last March between the USA and European Union, will provide Atlanta passengers the experience of arriving, departing or connecting through Heathrow's Terminal 5, the newest and most technologically advanced...

2008-10-07 18:00:22

EVERYONE'S favourite Irish Mammy is back in Toon. For the Love of Mrs Brown is at the Journal Tyne Theatre until Saturday, having first played there in January this year. The creation of Brendan O'Carroll, who again takes up the title role, even he admits it's his best piece of work to date. "When I sat down to write For the Love of Mrs Brown, I was terrified. I thought, 'what am I doing?' "The other three were so successful so I hoped to try and get something that was as good so it...

2008-10-07 18:00:22

TINY tots at a Birmingham nursery school have appeared in a film about climate change. Pupils at Selly Oak Nursery School, in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, joined their teacher Amy Purnell as she spoke about how to save the planet. The short film, which is currently showing before feature films at The Electric Cinema, was made by Oxfam volunteers along with Adil Ray from BBC Asian Network, Birmingham band QUILA, Tom Lawes from The Electric and Dan Jones who edited the piece. Ms Purnell...

2008-10-06 12:00:27

By SUE SCOTT BUDGET carrier Ryanair said yesterday its flights from Teesside would not be affected by a decision to ground twice as many planes as usual over the winter period in an effort to cut costs. "There has been a lot of speculation recently about airlines cutting routes or frequency from Durham Tees Valley Airport. We are not," said Ashley Casey, Dublin-based sales and marketing executive for Ryanair, which earlier this year said it would be cheaper to keep 20 planes on the ground...

2008-10-05 03:00:17

By Anonymous Heathrow Airport's flagship terminal, hailed as the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics, will not be ready for the event, it has emerged. Airport operator BAA admitted that at best only part of Heathrow East - which will replace Terminals and 2 - will be open in time for the games. Last month, the Competition Commission called for BAA to end its monopoly over London's airports, advocating the sale of Stansted and Gatwick. A BAA spokeswoman said: "The delay in the transfer...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

A young man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a cow in a farmyard outside Newton Abbot yesterday. The air ambulance together with a land ambulance and rapid response vehicle attended the scene at Bickington just after 10.30am. The casualty, aged 20, suffered lower leg injuries after being kicked by the cow. An ambulance spokeswoman said the patient was 'conscious and breathing' at the scene before being taken by land ambulance to Torbay Hospital for treatment. The air...