News archive from 4 December 2012, page 27

Grant cut will be 'devastating' to Relate charity

Grant cut will be 'devastating' to Relate charity

This comes less than 12 months after a successful appeal when three years' worth of funding was agreed for the centre in Friar Gate. Centre director Bev Miller said the council needed to "fully understand" what the impact would be on users...

 
Children's collections set to provide 400 festive meals for needy people

Children's collections set to provide 400 festive meals for needy people

The Lions' Christmas appeal, supported by the Derby Telegraph, invited schoolchildren to donate food and drink to help charities and organisations. Almost 60 playgroups, infant, junior and primary schools took part in the appeal in November by filling...

 
Jack and Lucy are brains behind new game

Jack and Lucy are brains behind new game

During the summer holidays, they asked their children to come up with an idea for a game based on characters created by the firm, called Mooey and his Mates. Mooey's Flight Adventure is based on an idea pitched by Jack, based around his sister's...

 
Brave Darcey would not be here today if it wasn't for the love of her twin

Brave Darcey would not be here today if it wasn't for the love of her twin

"He was the amazing medicine the doctors could never give Darcey," says mum Sam. "She would lie in her hospital bed, barely eating and so unhappy, but when Harrison came to visit she'd smile for the first time that day. Darcey would sit...

 
Leicester residents wake up to chaos as water main bursts in Lanesborough Road, Belgrave

Leicester residents wake up to chaos as water main bursts in Lanesborough Road, Belgrave

One resident described the noise of the burst which ruptured the road surface as "like a bomb going off". Two schools, Rushey Mead Secondary, in Melton Road, and Rushey Mead Primary, Gipsy Lane, closed because they had no running water. The...

 
Badgers blamed for closure of country lane, near Somerby in Leicestershire

Badgers blamed for closure of country lane, near Somerby in Leicestershire

Highways engineers examined the damage on Friday and say the road will be shut for at least three weeks. The subsidence was discovered by horse riders from the nearby Somerby Equestrian Centre. Horse owner, Katie Jones, who keeps a pony at the centre,...

 
Company director Abdulkadar Chokhandiwala, of Leicester, in £40k tax fraud caught

Company director Abdulkadar Chokhandiwala, of Leicester, in £40k tax fraud caught

It was involved with the purchase of mobile phone handsets which it then exported to Dubai. The business could have claimed back from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) the VAT it had paid on the handsets it had exported. But Chokhandiwala submitted false...

 
Kate and Gerry McCann back Hacked Off petition

Kate and Gerry McCann back Hacked Off petition

Mr McCann and his wife Kate, from Rothley, were the subject of a series of false stories in the national press accusing them of involvement in their daughter's disappearance when she went missing from a Portuguese holiday resort in 2007. He and Chris...

 
Hardeep Singh Kohli tests Leicester curry chefs during Curve Leicester comedy show

Hardeep Singh Kohli tests Leicester curry chefs during Curve Leicester comedy show

The Glaswegian comic is touring the country with his act Indian Takeaway - an evening of comedy, cooking and curry. Members of the audience arriving for the show were given a menu from the restaurant - which is across the road from Curve - and asked...

 
Richard III badge turns up on beach near the Tower of London

Richard III badge turns up on beach near the Tower of London

The mount shows the boar, chained, collared and wearing a crown, with a crescent above one of its legs. Richard III took the white boar as his sign. Badges in the form of the animal were ordered for the king's cremation in 1485. It is not known where...

 
Hinckley priest who said he'd go to jail rather than pay fine wins case

Hinckley priest who said he'd go to jail rather than pay fine wins case

The church ambulance was parked in a loading bay in Market Street, Hinckley, so it could take elderly and disabled worshippers home from the lunchtime service. An independent adjudicator has now ordered Leicestershire County Council to cancel its...

 

Arsenal target Newcastle striker Demba Ba to fill Van Persie gap

THE LATEST player linked to Arsenal is Newcastle ace Demba Ba. According to The Sun, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger "knows" he can land the Senegal striker for £7.5m because of a buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract. With the Gunners...

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Drug addict is jailed for burglary

A drug-addict burglar who smashed his way into a Worcester family’s home has been jailed. Craig Fewtrell broke a window and crawled into the conservatory of the detached house in Northwick Close on June 30. He picked up a table lamp and smashed...

 
Creamery gets cheesy

Creamery gets cheesy

A Matlock creamery hopes to stir up some dairy delight as it relaunches a famous Peak cheese. Hartington Creamery has been established by a group of entrepreneurs at Pike Hall Farm, near Matlock, following the closure of the Hartington Dairy three...

 
Richard III badge and Viking gold discovered in Bedale

Richard III badge and Viking gold discovered in Bedale

A boar mount which could have belonged to Richard III and a Viking Age hoard have been discovered by metal detectorists. The hoard of Viking gold and silver metalwork was found on farmland near Bedale, near Northallerton. It consists of an iron sword...

 


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