News archive from 4 December 2012, page 24

Celebrating a year of top-quality care

Celebrating a year of top-quality care

The £215,000 facility is unlike ordinary hospital wards, as it boasts a pool table, 3D TV, gaming stations and a digital jukebox. It was opened so people aged 18 to 24 would not be on wards with either very young or elderly patients or have to travel...

 
Warning to motorists after wintry weather claims its first victim

Warning to motorists after wintry weather claims its first victim

Officers say they believe the icy weather, which saw overnight temperatures drop to minus 4C, was a key factor in the accident. Crash investigators spent much of yesterday examining the scene on the B1248, near the village of Tibthorpe, west of...

 
In Brief

In Brief

Over the Christmas period, there will be more marshals available to help the public and support the police in dealing with crime and disorder. The scheme, which is run by 24-7 Security, aims to make the city centre a safe and inviting place to visit....

 
All the fun at Churwell club’s Christmas fair

All the fun at Churwell club’s Christmas fair

VISITORS to Churwell WMC's Christmas fair on Saturday got more than browsing the usual stalls and festive drinks to warm up with. Rugby fans especially were in for a treat as not only were they able to shake the hand of VIP guest Ronnie the Rhino,...

 
'Temporary' shops to be demolished ... after 65 years

'Temporary' shops to be demolished ... after 65 years

It was also the home of Hull Council of Disabled People, which has now moved down the road. Hull City Council, which owns the site, is set to demolish the eight buildings in the new year. NPS Humber Ltd will carry out the demolition work, which should...

 

Slideshow: Christmas lights are switched on

Scores of people turned out to get into the festive spirit over the weekend as Christmas lights were switched on. Crowds filled Stamford town centre on Friday and then Bourne on Saturday to see the lights switched on. We’ve put together this slideshow...

 
Shortlist revealed for business search

Shortlist revealed for business search

The shortlist for the Chronicle & Echo's round of the national Local Business Accelerators competition have been announced. The competition gives businesses a chance to win some expert advice and support. The overall winner of the national...

 
Historic Northampton building to become flats

Historic Northampton building to become flats

A historic factory building in Northampton will be converted into 17 flats after proposals to turn it into six new homes fell through. The art-deco Pearce Leatherworks factory complex in Wellingborough Road, Billing closed in 2001. Work is now...

 
Council backs bid to remember Army’s first black officer Walter Tull

Council backs bid to remember Army’s first black officer Walter Tull

Northampton Borough Council has formally backed the campaign for Walter Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross. A motion was carried at tonight’s full council meeting at the Guildhall in support of the campaign for Mr Tull, the first black...

 

The changing face of your newspaper

PAUL Larkin, the Editor of this newspaper, was the speaker at the November meeting of Morpeth Civic Society. He described his own career in journalism and the changes he had seen as newspaper offices moved from being smoke-filled places made noisy by...

 
Rutland Anti-Corruption group stages protest

Rutland Anti-Corruption group stages protest

A group of councillors staged a peaceful protest after an investigation was launched into their activities. Rutland county councillors Richard Gale, Dave Richardson and Nick Wainwright stood outside the council offices in Catmose today (Monday) with a...

 
Motorists warned to avoid 'medicinal' Blob drink after man crashes car twice drink drive limit

Motorists warned to avoid 'medicinal' Blob drink after man crashes car twice drink drive limit

Drivers have been warned to ‘Beware the Blob’ after a motorist crashed his car the morning after drinking the ‘medicinal’ tipple – and was found to be nearly twice the limit. Kenneth Kirton, 51, drank a few glasses of Blob –  a concoction of fortified...

 
Nuclear power: EDF extends life of two UK plants

Nuclear power: EDF extends life of two UK plants

EDF Energy is extending the operational life of two of its UK nuclear power stations by seven years. Hinkley Point B in Somerset, and Hunterston B in North Ayrshire, are now expected to remain operational until 2023. Both had been due to cease...

BBC, 07:24 in Business
 
UK cancer patients could contribute £32bn to GDP by 2030 with better support

UK cancer patients could contribute £32bn to GDP by 2030 with better support

Cancer patients already contribute £16bn to the UK economy, but could add a further £3.5bn by 2030 with better support. Photograph: Burger/Phanie/Rex Features A report released by Oxford Economics on behalf of the cancer charity Maggie's and...

Guardian, 07:25 in Health
 
Thurcroft man doused wife in white spirit and set fire to her, murder trial is told

Thurcroft man doused wife in white spirit and set fire to her, murder trial is told

A THURCROFT man accused of dousing his wife in white spirit before setting her on fire has gone on trial for her murder at Sheffield Crown Court. Stephen Eastwood, 55, is alleged to have attacked his wife Angela at their Sycamore Drive home on 27th...

 


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