News archive from 8 May 2014, page 17

Morrisons Reports 7.1% Plunge In Sales

Morrisons Reports 7.1% Plunge In Sales

Morrisons has reported a huge fall in sales - a day after its share price took a hit of more than 5% on the FTSE 100. More follows...

 
OPINION: Your Star Your Say!

OPINION: Your Star Your Say!

Fighting for their rights It’s not a dispute about the journey but more about the destination. The ‘freedom ride’ protest by elderly and disabled people has been growing in numbers since it began six weeks ago. Yesterday was the first time campaigners...

 

At China's Alibaba, chairman Ma's dealings raise red flags

The acknowledgement, on page 42 of a 300-plus-page filing, highlighted longstanding questions about the Chinese e-commerce giant's complex corporate structure and potential conflicts of interests surrounding Ma, who started Alibaba in his one-room...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 
Natural History Museum receives £5m donation

Natural History Museum receives £5m donation

The Natural History Museum's Central Hall is to be renamed following a £5m donation from philanthropists Sir Michael and Lady Hintze. The gift from the London-based couple is the biggest single donation the museum has received in its 133 years. To...

BBC, 07:33 in Art & Culture
 
Why are two bus companies operating similar schedule?

Why are two bus companies operating similar schedule?

Ralph Godbhere of Meadowhead was quite correct in his letter (Star, April 28) about First bus services being scheduled every 10 minutes, but if you stand in High Street outside Natwest you will see they are much more frequent. Buses, particularly on...

 
All aboard as new bus station opens in Oakham

All aboard as new bus station opens in Oakham

A 102-year-old Oakham resident was honoured to be awarded the privilege of giving the all aboard signal to bus passengers in Rutland. Tommy Suthern, of Withers Close, cut the ribbon to officially open the new Oakham bus station in John Street...

 
Scunthorpe United players to meet management, but retained list still a few days away

Scunthorpe United players to meet management, but retained list still a few days away

SCUNTHORPE United are not expected to make public details of their retained list until early next week. Boss Russ Wilcox is understood to be beginning individual meetings with players today, but news of the futures of those out of contract at the end...

 
Scunthorpe Plowright Theatre to get £187k upgrade

Scunthorpe Plowright Theatre to get £187k upgrade

SCUNTHORPE'S Plowright Theatre is to receive a £187,000 facelift. Work is due to start in July on upgrading the facilities at the 354-capacity theatre in Laneham Street. The investment will see the four dressing rooms refurbished and double glazing...

 
SPECIAL REPORT: Northamptonshire police commissioner’s office now costs £1.4 million to run a year

SPECIAL REPORT: Northamptonshire police commissioner’s office now costs £1.4 million to run a year

The number of staff employed by Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has almost trebled and the wage spend nearly doubled in the 18 months since he started his job, latest figures have shown. A Freedom of Information request revealed PCC...

 
IN PICTURES: Riding of the Bounds

IN PICTURES: Riding of the Bounds

All the pictures from this year's Riding of the Bounds. .

 
Old Leamingtonians to host Rugby for Heroes event for sixth year in row

Old Leamingtonians to host Rugby for Heroes event for sixth year in row

Old Leamingtonians will host their sixth annual Rugby For Heroes event to raise money for service charities next weekend. Taking place on the from Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16 the team is aiming to host the most successful festival of sport, music...

 
Plan approved for new £43 million headquarters for Northamptonshire County Council

Plan approved for new £43 million headquarters for Northamptonshire County Council

The new £43 million headquarters for Northamptonshire County Council has 
been given the go-ahead by planners. Members of Northampton Borough Council’s planning committee approved the plans after hearing that the offices in Angel Street...

 

Video: Son found his mum dead in bed at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

A pensioner died at a Birmingham hospital – and no-one noticed for up to half-an-hour, her grieving son claimed. Retired policeman Martyn James discovered his mother Joan dead in bed at Heartlands Hospital. He said hospital staff told him the...

 

Council gardeners mow grass verges - but AVOID dumped bags

It's verging on the ridiculous! Grass cutters who found dumped garden rubbish on a verge mowed AROUND the discarded waste instead of picking it up. And Birmingham MP John Hemming said it appeared the bags had been spotted twice by council employees –...

 

2ft sinkhole in Fenton road caused by burst water pipe

EMERGENCY repairs are continuing after a 2ft-deep hole appeared in the middle of a road. A section of Christchurch Street, Fenton, was closed off after the crater opened up in the road. Buses were forced to take diversions and motorists faced long...

 


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