Glass Slipper Awards honours inspirational North East women at glittering …

Inspirational North East women from all walks of life came together to celebrate their achievements at the annual Glass Slipper Awards. The glittering event was held at Newcastle Gateshead Hilton on Friday - organised by and raising money for The Chronicle Sunshine Fund, which provides specialist equipment to local disabled children. The all-female line-up of winners included fundraising cancer patient Rebekah Simpson, ITV newsreader Pam Royle and Chronicle’s very own chief reporter Katie Davies. Read more [...]

DiaMedica Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2015) - DiaMedica Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DMA), announces that, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval, it is undertaking a non-brokered private placement of up to 6,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at an issue price of $0.10 per common share for gross proceeds of up to $600,000 (the "Offering") based on indications of interest. Insider participation is also anticipated from management and members of the board of directors Read more [...]

Listed building policies have ramifications for Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams

A dispute between Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page over mooted development at the pop star’s listed home in Kensington and Chelsea hit the headlines. But how could planning law affect the dispute? Listing categoriesNeighbourly inputBoth buildingsLand and properties with special planning designations, including those relating to the preservation of listed buildings, fail to be considered against a more onerous requirement to “preserve and enhance” such buildings and their settings, than Read more [...]

Bath travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

So, visit now to meet Kazuo Ishiguro, watch the comedy improv of theatre troupe Austentatious, learn how to write a novel or simply strike out into the countryside. Touch down Trains run direct to Bath Spa station (1) from Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, London, Salisbury and Portsmouth. Megabus and National Express bus services from major UK cities call at or near the Central Bus Station, opposite the train station (1) on Dorchester Street (08717 81 81 81; Bath is 16km south of Read more [...]

Bristol RPZ: Signs could be better, says English Heritage

27 February 2015 Last updated at 07:46 Bristol City Council said it used railings as much as possible to minimise pavement posts Some of the street markings and signage for a new residents' parking zone could be improved, English Heritage has said. The signs were put up in the Clifton area of Bristol ahead of the new scheme which starts in March. Some residents complained to English Heritage Read more [...]

500 homes on way as Sunderland council sells off land to developer

LAND SALE: The site at Philadelphia where 500 homes will be built. COUNCIL chiefs have agreed the sale of land to a developer which aims to build 500 homes in a £100million development project. Sunderland City Council’s cabinet decided to allow Esh Developments to buy more than six acres of land at Philadelphia for an undisclosed amount. This is a significant investment in the area, but the question is, will any of the money from Read more [...]

1910 Main bistro in Forest Grove listed for sale, just as owner had always planned

When she opened 1910 Main, an upscale American restaurant in downtown Forest Grove, in 2011, Kathy Compton planned to run the business for about five years before selling it. Now, four years later, she hopes to pass the torch a bit early. "It may not seem like a big business," Compton said. "But it's a big business for one person to run." Compton has listed the business and buildings of her restaurant, its recently opened around-the-corner extension, Small Plates, and a storage area for sale with Read more [...]