News archive from 4 September 2012

OSCE says Azeri soldier pardon sets back peace process

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at odds since the war between ethnic Azeris and Armenians that erupted in 1991 over the mainly Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. A ceasefire was signed in 1994 but new cross-border clashes this year have prompted...

 

Call for diversion to reduce Darwen tailbacks

TRAFFIC between Bolton and Blackburn should be diverted off the A666 through Darwen centre to cut post-flooding tailbacks, it has been claimed. Sudell ward councillor Paul Browne suggested the move to highways chiefs at Blackburn with Darwen’s full...

 

Call for diversion to reduce Darwen tailbacks

TRAFFIC between Bolton and Blackburn should be diverted off the A666 through Darwen centre to cut post-flooding tailbacks, it has been claimed. Sudell ward councillor Paul Browne suggested the move to highways chiefs at Blackburn with Darwen’s full...

 
Republicans try to counter Democrats' convention

Republicans try to counter Democrats' convention

While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent time on his boat in New Hampshire on Monday, his running mate, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, and other Republican officials converged on Charlotte, North Carolina, where President Barack...

 
New rescue gear helps crash victims

New rescue gear helps crash victims

BANBURY'S fire crews are in a better position to assist those involved in major accidents thanks to some new state of the art equipment. A recently upgraded fire engine based at Banbury Fire Station, now carries the latest life-saving apparatus to...

 
Valuables taken from Banbury flat

Valuables taken from Banbury flat

A WHITE Asus laptop, cash and handbag was taken from a property in Banbury after offenders forced their way in through a front window. The incident happened between 9am and 5pm in a first floor flat in George Street where police are appealing for...

 
Will this hit you?

Will this hit you?

DISTRICT councils are having to find hundreds of thousands of pounds to satisfy government demands for a cut in council tax benefits for the needy. Benefit changes set to be introduced next year will see funding to local authorities reduced by ten per...

 

Burst water pipe causes water shortage

HOMES and businesses across Banbury are finding themselves without water this afternoon (Monday) as a result of a burst water pipe. Thames Water technicians are currently at the scene of the leak in Thorpe Lane, Banbury and are hoping to repair the...

 

Video: All change for education in Mablethorpe as primary school becomes academy

IT'S all change for local education in Mablethorpe as the town's primary school reopens as an academy from Wednesday. The school has been rebranded as Mablethorpe Primary Academy, with head Catherine Teale stepping up to principal, under the...

 
A16 closed at Kenwick Top after car and motorcycle collide

A16 closed at Kenwick Top after car and motorcycle collide

THE A16 is currently closed at Kenwick Top, near Louth, after a crash between a car and a motorcycle this afternoon. Police say a Ford Mondeo was in a collision with a motorcycle at about 12.50pm and the rider has been taken to Grimsby Hospital with...

 

Thieves steal copper cabling from farm building in Waithe

A "LARGE amount' of copper cabling was stolen from a farm building at Waithe, near Holton le Clay. Police report that sometime after 6pm on Wednesday, August 29 and 9am the following morning the farm building was broken into. If anyone has any...

 

Louth Playgoers open evening

LOUTH Playgoers are once again opening their doors for the evening for anyone to take a look around the theatre and perhaps become involved as a volunteer. They have a large band of volunteers who are the lifeblood of the Riverhead and are always...

 

North Somercotes home raided as owners sleep

POLICE are urging people to take extra care after a burglary at a North Somercotes home took place whilst the owner was in bed. Thieves struck at the Cemetery Road property between 5am and 8am on Saturday, as the owner slept. Entry was gained via an...

 

Iran could strike U.S. bases if Israel attacks - Hezbollah

"The response will not be just inside the Israeli entity - American bases in the whole region could be Iranian targets," he said, citing information he said was from Iranian officials. "If Israel targets Iran, America bears...

 

Mitchell named as new chief whip

Former UN peacekeeper Andrew Mitchell will become the new chief whip in the coalition's first major reshuffle, Downing Street has announced. Mr Mitchell leaves his post as Secretary of State for International Development to replace Patrick McLoughlin...

 


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