Is the world getting fatter?

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/obesity.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:39 — 2.4MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSA recent damning report by the McKinsey Global Institute claims that 2 billion people, or almost 30% of the global population, are now in the obese category. Obesity now accounts for nearly 3% of annual economic activity and has cost the UK £47 billion. It suggests that it’s now…

More than 40% of jobseekers in the East Midlands could face sanctions

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/emjs.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 5:39 — 5.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSNot enough jobseekers in the East Midlands are attending work placements and training. This comes after new figures that show over forty percent of referalls haven’t been completed in the region for nearly four years. If claimants do not complete training or a work placement they could…

Unemployment is falling in the East Midlands

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/stevewebb.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 4:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSFigures recently released by the Office of National Statistics have revealed that the level of unemployment is falling in the county. Around 5% of over 16 year olds in the region were unemployed during the July to September period of 2014. Siren News reporter Kate Parker spoke to…

The Last Post: a play about a Lincolnshire family in WW1

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/drillhallplay.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 4:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis play taking place at Lincoln Drill Hall and looks at the Beechey family, of which only three out of eight men survived the Great War. Using 300 letters they sent home, the show remembers the courage and sacrifice of a Lincoln family that lost five sons in the…

Armistice Day commemorated in Lincoln

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/armistice.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:34 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSOne hundred years after World War One started, people in Lincoln gathered around the memorial on Lincoln High Street on 11 November 2014 to commemorate the end of it. Two minutes of silence were observed at 11 o’clock by cadets, service personnel, veterans and members of the…

Lincoln Business Improvement Group set to continue operating for another 5 years.

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/lincolnbig.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 5:08 — 4.7MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSIn the midsts of helping local businnesses prepare for the upcoming festive season, Lincoln BIG received some good news. 84% of their levy payers voted in favour of the group continuing to support them and operate in the city for another five years. Following the positive result, Lincoln…

The handling of floods in Lincolnshire is one of the best in the country

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/flooding.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:55 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSLincolnshire is at a lower risk of flooding than other parts of the country. A recent report released by the National Audit Office used Lincolnshire as a case study and promotes the county’s flood planning and response as best practice. It also highlights the work carried out by the county’s…

Lincoln people asked to avoid A&E

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/hospital.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:00 — 933.0KB)Subscribe: Android | RSSLincoln County Hospital has issued a plea to the public to stay away from the Accident and Emergency Department unless their injuries are serious and life-threatening. Management at the Greetwell Road hospital say that staff are battling an overwhelming workload that could increase on Bonfire night. The…

Driving on East Midlands roads is dangerous

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/roadsafety.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 4:10 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSEast Midlands roads are the most dangerous in the country, according to a report by the national Road Safety Foundation. The risk of death or serious injury on the region’s roads is also almost twice that of neighbouring West Midlands which according to the report has the…