News archive from 1 November 2012

Race tight in 4 states, Obama holds slight edge - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Race tight in 4 states, Obama holds slight edge - Reuters/Ipsos poll

The online survey of four battleground states showed Obama leading by 3 percentage points in Ohio and 2 points in Virginia. The two are dead even in Florida, and Romney leads by 1 percentage point in Colorado. The state-level polls do not show a clear...

 

Cameron defeated by Tory rebels

Oct 31 2012 David Cameron has been dealt a damaging blow by his own party after Tory rebels combined with Labour to inflict a bruising defeat on his EU negotiating strategy. A rebel Commons amendment calling on ministers to demand a real-terms cut in...

 

Ashton out of autumn opener

Chris Ashton will miss England's opening QBE autumn international against Fiji after being suspended by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel. Ashton was banned for one week after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Northampton wing Vasily...

Daily Post, 22:07 in Sport
 

Murray made to work before progressing

Andy Murray showed no sign of the back injury that has troubled him recently as he advanced past Paul-Henri Mathieu at the BNP Paribas Open in Paris. Murray returned to the court for the first time since he cited a back problem as the reason for...

Daily Post, 22:07 in Sport
 
Fundraising walk for little Abbey

Fundraising walk for little Abbey

Family and friends of a Cotmanhay toddler battling a brain tumour are hoping a fundraising walk will raise cash for a charity supporting her. Little Abbey Fenton was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinomas – a rare and aggressive cancer in the fluid...

 
Gas victim used condemned boiler

Gas victim used condemned boiler

A man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in his rented home had reconnected its condemned boiler because the house was too cold. Stephen Newton, 52, died in December 2009 in the house he rented with his partner Susan Davies at The Brickyard at...

 
Police still hunting for escaped prisoner

Police still hunting for escaped prisoner

Nottinghamshire police are warning people to be on the look out for a "dangerous and predatory' escaped prisoner who is believed to have committed a serious sex offence while on the run. Ivan Leach, also known as Lee Cyrus, 47, went missing from...

 

Cannabis found at old cinema

More than 1,000 suspected cannabis plants were discovered inside a former cinema in Long Eaton after police were called to reports of a suspected burglary. Officers attended the former Galaxy Cinema, on Derby Road, in the centre of the town, at around...

 
Double baby joy for sisters

Double baby joy for sisters

An Ilkeston mum had double cause for celebration after becoming a mother and a new aunt on the same day. Hellena Holland had been due to give birth four days apart from her sister Erica – but both of them delivered their children last Saturday....

 

Bailiff warning for tax dodgers

Bailiffs could be sent to 422 homes of council tax dodgers in Erewash - with the right to seize goods. Permission came as magistrates granted liability orders against the residents who owe a total of £255,235. Similar action was taken against 39 firms...

 
Transport head visits train site

Transport head visits train site

Ilkeston MP Jessica Lee was visited by new Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin in Ilkeston this week in the latest step to secure a train station for the town. Miss Lee brough the Derbyshire Dales MP to the town to show him the site of the proposed...

 
New York's East Village: signs of life amid the eerie calm

New York's East Village: signs of life amid the eerie calm

At the north end of the East Village, a major electricity substation exploded during the storm. Photograph: Empics If it were not for the constant wail of sirens, it could almost be Christmas in New York's East Village. Like much of downtown...

 
China ratings firms challenge US dominance

China ratings firms challenge US dominance

Chinese ratings agencies are setting up ventures overseas, challenging the stranglehold the "Big Three" US-based firms have on the market for assessing the creditworthiness of the world's governments and corporations. Standard & Poor's,...

BBC, 22:10 in Business
 
Twinning deal has now become official

Twinning deal has now become official

MANY years of work to twin Malvern with a town in the Czech Republic have finally been signed, sealed and delivered. Malvern Twinning Association welcomed five officials from Marianske Lazne (formerly Marienbad) – which is also known for its fine...

 

Thief faced up to his crimes

A thief faced up to his offending when barred from shops - leaving him unable to buy groceries for his family. Magistrates heard the bail condition was imposed on father-of-one Matthew Fretwell who took £310 worth of goods from Gizmo’s, a mobile phone...

 


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