News archive from 5 July 2014, page 15

Firefighters set for more strikes as row rumbles on

Firefighters in Leicestershire will strike on eight consecutive days in their long-running row with the Government over pensions. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has decided to escalate industrial action, saying that the current proposals on pensions...

 

Plea over theft of wheelchair

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a wheelchair in Moira. The incident happened some time between 1.45am and 8.30am on Thursday, June 26, when the wheelchair was stolen from the porch area of a flat in Cherry Tree Court. The...

 

Decision on school transport policy

A decision is due to be made on a new home to school transport policy for Leicestershire. A report outlining the proposals and responses to a recent consultation will be discussed by the county council's scrutiny commission on Friday, before cabinet...

 

Deadline looms for dance date

Dance schools could be in with a chance to meet the popular dance group Diversity. The deadline is looming for our online competition which offers three dance schools the chance of meeting the 2009 winners of Britain's Got Talent at Leicester Music...

 

Ambulance service seeks new chairman

East Midlands Ambulance Service is looking for a new chairman. Chief executive Sue Noyes said: "The role of chairperson is incredibly important. "We are in the process of turning things around at EMAS and continuing to see positive changes,...

 

Public urged to have their say

People in North West Leicestershire are being given the chance to give their views on-line about what should be included in the local plan. So far, the proposed subjects include: affordable housing numbers, sites for housing, suitable sites for...

 

Thiago Silva shows who’s the boss to help Brazil see off Colombia

Brazil captain Thiago Silva delivered a sensational performance against Colombia to ensure the hosts are now just one step away from reaching the World Cup final. The Paris Saint-Germain defender scored the opening goal of the game at Fortaleza and...

Metro, 07:24 in Sport
 
Open gardens in Beadnell for clock fund

Open gardens in Beadnell for clock fund

An open-gardens event is taking place this weekend in a north Northumberland seaside village. Across Beadnell, 15 gardens will be open to the public and there will be plenty of entertainment on offer as well. Alongside live music, there will be a...

 
Partnership is just the ticket for Peak District travel

Partnership is just the ticket for Peak District travel

Two transport providers have linked up to make travel in the Peaks easier. Peak Rail has teamed up with High Peak Buses to launch a new joint ticket, which offers unlimited travel on Transpeak bus services and Peak Rail heritage trains. The new ‘Twin...

 
Victims of violence to be helped in Derbyshire after projects get Government funding

Victims of violence to be helped in Derbyshire after projects get Government funding

Two safeguarding projects designed to protect victims of violence in Derbyshire have won Government funding through a successful bid by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles. Part of the £12.5 million Ministry of Justice Competed...

 
Parishioner hit by missile during church service in Chickenley

Parishioner hit by missile during church service in Chickenley

A congregation fears its church is at risk of closing as the cost of repairing "soul destroying" vandalism racks up. Four windows at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Chickenley have been smashed in the past four months. They have been...

 
Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole - Leah Newton from Hull defends appearance on controversial documentary

Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole - Leah Newton from Hull defends appearance on controversial documentary

A HULL woman has defended her decision to appear on a controversial television programme about living on benefits. Leah Newton will be seen by millions of viewers on Channel 5's Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole on Monday night. When programme-makers...

 
Stoke City transfer gossip: Odds slashed on Tom Ince joining Potters

Stoke City transfer gossip: Odds slashed on Tom Ince joining Potters

TOM Ince is set to sign for Inter Milan, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Everton, Hull City... Stoke! The bookies are starting to think that anyway, it would seem, in one of the year's strangest transfer sagas shows no signs of coming to a...

 
Tears as axe falls on Eastwood’s historic Victory Club — after 89 years

Tears as axe falls on Eastwood’s historic Victory Club — after 89 years

Devoted members of the Eastwood and District Victory Club are devastated by news it will close after 89 years. The club went into receivership 18 months ago but has now been sold by owner Greene King to a developer and will close next Wednesday (July...

 
Leamington Rotarians support polio campaign with stall at Warwickshire Pride

Leamington Rotarians support polio campaign with stall at Warwickshire Pride

Members of the Leamington Spa Regency Rotary Group joined in with Warwickshire Pride celebrations last Saturday and raised £160 for the End Polio Now campaign. They manned a stall with a ‘Purple Prizes for Polio at Pride’ tombola. Ian Brookes-Howells,...

 


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