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Humber Bridge among nine Hull locations to be given listed status – BBC News

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It was the the longest single-span suspension bridge for 16 years and remains in the top 10 longest spans in the world. Historic England described it as a “formidable engineering feat”, which “despite its great size and strength has a simple elegance in harmony with the landscape”. Image copyright Historic England Image caption Larkin’s final collection of work, “High Windows”, was inspired by his flat at 32 Pearson Park Larkin’s flat at 32 Pearson Park, where he lived for 18 years when he worked as Hull University librarian, has been given Grade II listed status. He wrote some of his […]

HS2: Route through Sheffield to be announced by ministers – BBC News

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The decision over its route through the North of England has been delayed for several years due to a series of disagreements, the most controversial of which has been which route it should take through Sheffield. ‘Important step’ The government’s preferred plan for the route through Yorkshire would mean bulldozing the newly built Shimmer estate in Mexborough. Click to see content: hs2_journey_times Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said communities affected by the railway would receive “appropriate support and are treated with fairness, compassion and respect”. “This is a hugely important step in the construction of Britain’s new railway and underlines this […]

Public sector pay: TUC says wages down thousands since 2010 – BBC News

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‘Very generous’ “It’s been seven long years of pay cuts for our public servants. And ministers still won’t tell us if relief is on the way,” TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said. Inflation measured by the most commonly used method, CPI, which does not take housing costs into account, has picked up in recent months hitting 2.9% in May. According to the Bank of England it averaged 2.7% a year between 2010 and 2016. The TUC calculates that if firefighters’ wages had kept pace with inflation their average pay would be nearly 2,900 higher than it is. For nuclear engineers […]

Children ‘exercise less as they get older’ – BBC News

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More than 1,000 children aged five to 11 were questioned, with their parents acknowledging that being active made their children feel happier (79%), more confident (72%), and more sociable (74%). But the survey also found that children’s overall happiness declined with age, with 64% of five-and six-year-olds saying they always felt happy, compared with just 48% of 11-year-olds.

Alan Partridge Norwich pedestrianisation marks 50 years – BBC News

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In the episode from 1997, Partridge said: “I’ll be honest, I’m dead against it. People forget that traders need access to Dixons. Character Connections During the pedestrianisation ceremony, the then Lord Mayor of Norwich CH Sutton tied – rather than cut – a ribbon across London Street to signify its closure to traffic. Although other shopping areas – such as those in new towns like Stevenage – were made pedestrian-only long before London Street, the Norwich road was the first to be closed to motorised traffic and given over to pedestrians. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-40600241