News archive from 2 September 2014, page 17

Wedgwood collection: Race against time as public urged to raise £2.74 million

A DEAL has been struck to buy the unique Wedgwood collection of artwork, ceramics and documents for the nation - but the public must raise £2.74 million by November to meet the full asking price. The fund-raising race-against-time gives residents a...

 
PPI Complaint Volumes Ease In First Half

PPI Complaint Volumes Ease In First Half

Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have eased back by more than 50% from last year's record peak. But the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) - set up to settle disputes between financial firms and consumers - said the volume it was...

 
Stoke City: Oussama Assaidi joins Stoke City on season-long loan from Liverpool

Stoke City: Oussama Assaidi joins Stoke City on season-long loan from Liverpool

OUSSAMA Assaidi joined Stoke City on a season-long loan late last night to make it seven summer signings in the transfer window. The 26-year-old Moroccan is back at the scene of his greatest triumphs so far after also spending last season on loan from...

 
Top sports team picks Warwick

Top sports team picks Warwick

Warwick School has been chosen as a training base for next year's Rugby World Cup when it will play host to the team from Japan. Some 90 bids from across England and Wales were made to accommodate overseas competitiors. Warwick learnt this week it was...

 
Today’s Star columnist: Anouchka Santella

Today’s Star columnist: Anouchka Santella

So I'm back in Paris for a couple of weeks. The first thing I saw as I came out of the station was a guy being held down by policemen. The next day a homeless guy spat next to me and an old lady insulted me for wearing shorts. I missed this. Paris is...

 
Nursery plans for Doncaster industrial estate

Nursery plans for Doncaster industrial estate

Plans have been drawn up to open a children's nursery on a Doncaster industrial estate. The proposal submitted to Doncaster Council would see a unit at Crompton Business Park, Crompton Road, Wheatley, converted into a nursery for a maximum of 60...

 
In the courts of Lincolnshire...

In the courts of Lincolnshire...

Philip Hewitt, 54, of 21 Bunkers Hill, Lincoln, case proven in absence at Lincoln Magistrates' Court for driving without insurance. He was fined £600, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85. His licence was endorsed with six...

 
Meeting to decide on sex-trade crackdown plans

Meeting to decide on sex-trade crackdown plans

Residents and police decide tomorrow (Wed September 3 2014) what they want to make the priorities for police in Intake and Wheatley. The Partners and Communities Together meeting at the Ardeen Centre, Ardeen Road, Intake will decide whether to...

 

Free school meal scheme begins

Free school meals come into effect from Tuesday. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Graeme Robertson Almost two million children will receive a free lunch from Tuesday under a new £1bn scheme amid ongoing concern about its cost. The major new initiative,...

Guardian, 07:29 in Learning
 

Five people taken to hospital following crash in Hyson Green

FIVE people were rushed to hospital following a crash in Hyson Green on Monday evening. Emergency services were called to the scene on Radford Road at just before 8pm. Two cars had collided and firefighters had to extricate four people who were...

 
Crowds flock to Mansfield fundays

Crowds flock to Mansfield fundays

More than two thousand people enjoyed a free family day out at one of the four Mansfield Summer Festival events this summer. The events organised by Mansfield District Council were held at Carr Lane Park in Warsop, King George V Park on Black Scotch...

 
Malaysia Airline's share rise on restructuring plan

Malaysia Airline's share rise on restructuring plan

The restructuring plan by Khazanah, which owns 69.37 percent of MAS, follows a difficult period for the airline since the disappearance of Flight MH370 on March 8. The loss-making company's problems deepened on July 17 when its Flight MH17 was shot...

Reuters, 07:34 in Business
 
Primary school language lessons not translating to secondaries

Primary school language lessons not translating to secondaries

Pupils sing and dance as they learn Italian at Springfield lower school in Bedfordshire. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris for the Guardian Sitting in a circle are 25 five-year-olds. It's song time at Springfield lower school near Bedford, and the...

Guardian, 07:34 in Learning
 
 Stranger tried to snatch my child from Home Bargains in Hessle Road,' says Hull mum

"Stranger tried to snatch my child from Home Bargains in Hessle Road,' says Hull mum

A MOTHER says her four-year-old daughter is terrified of starting school today after a man allegedly tried to snatch her from a shop. Olivia Holt was in Home Bargains, in Hessle Road, west Hull, with her mother when a man reportedly attempted to force...

 
Rugby club’s plans approved

Rugby club’s plans approved

Councillors have backed plans for a rugby club to buy council-owned land to develop its youth teams. Dewsbury Moor Amateur Rugby League Football Club applied to Kirklees Council to buy the land in Carr Lane. The club said it would develop the land...

 


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