News archive from 8 December 2013, page 6

Botched construction job worsens road chaos in Leamington

Botched construction job worsens road chaos in Leamington

Buy photos » ROAD chaos around Leamington has been made worse by a botched construction job at a key town roundabout, it has been claimed. The Princes Drive junction near the new Morrison's - altered when the supermarket was built at the start of the...

 
Family seek funds for life-saving treatment

Family seek funds for life-saving treatment

Buy photos » Oli Anker-Winter with brother Ben, mum Francesca and her partner Damon Newman. Picture by Jon Mullis 47.013.030.leam.jm1 (www.buyphotos247.com) A ‘MIRACLE’ youngster's family are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for him to receive life...

 

More London sold to Kuwaiti's St Martins for 1.7 billion pounds

"This transaction underscores the success of London Bridge Holdings in transforming a blighted, brown field site into a vibrant and vital global business centre," the firm said in a statement. London Bridge Holdings bought the brown field...

Reuters, 08:24 in Business
 

Now there's no excuse! Eating a healthy diet costs just £1 extra a day, researchers claim

31 View comments People come up with many excuses for their poor eating habits, from not liking the taste of vegetables to not being able to cook. Now, new research suggests the cost of healthy food cannot be added to the list of possible defences....

Daily Mail, 08:25 in Health
 

Health Notes: I'm A Celebrity jungle star Matthew Wright's real fight for survival

I'm A Celebrity star Matthew Wright is the latest personality to sign up to support Everyday Heroes, the St John Ambulance awards - run in association with The Mail on Sunday - that honour those who have given life-saving first aid. The Wright Stuff...

Daily Mail, 08:25 in Health
 
Actor Larry and presenter George Lamb on their close father-son relationship

Actor Larry and presenter George Lamb on their close father-son relationship

'Becoming George's dad was when I started to grow up, and his childhood is filled with extraordinary memories for me': Larry Lamb, pictured with his son George. Photograph: Courtesy of Larry and George Lamb His story: Larry Lamb, 66, actorWhen George...

Guardian, 08:28 in Showbiz
 

BUMBLE AT THE TEST: I don't like to whine but how can the world capital of chardonnay have suddenly run dry?

Sportsmail's David 'Bumble' Lloyd talks about his gripe with the grape in Adelaide, how Alastair Cook's mind has been scrambled and salutes the skilful Aussie fielders. I'm staying in a lovely hotel just over the river from the ground. Top place. But...

Daily Mail, 08:29 in Sport
 

More Ashes aggro as England show some fight at last in war of words with Aussies... but hosts are closing...

The bad feeling and bitterness that is barely hidden between these teams resurfaced at the end of the fourth day of the second Test when angry verbal clashes marked England's desperate attempt to avoid defeat with a day to spare. Ben Stokes and...

Daily Mail, 08:29 in Sport
 

Australia's victory put on hold by English resilience... but 2-0 lead is inevitable

It was a day that briefly threatened to turn into another English farce, but ended up merely confirming what we've suspected ever since Michael Carberry dropped Brad Haddin on Thursday evening: that Australia will head to the wild west of Perth with...

Daily Mail, 08:29 in Sport
 

More Ashes aggro as England show some fight at last in war of words with Aussies... but hosts are closing...

The bad feeling and bitterness that is barely hidden between these teams resurfaced at the end of the fourth day of the second Test when angry verbal clashes marked England's desperate attempt to avoid defeat with a day to spare. Ben Stokes and...

Daily Mail, 08:44 in Sport
 
MP Chris White to donate any pay rise to charity

MP Chris White to donate any pay rise to charity

Buy photos » Chris White says if forced to take a pay rise he will donate the cash to local charities. (s) CHRIS White says he will donate any pay increase awarded to MPs to charity. The Warwick and Leamington MP has made clear his opposition to the...

 
Footie unites Liam's family and friends after six-month hell

Footie unites Liam's family and friends after six-month hell

They've since had to see Liam go through 100 rounds of chemotherapy, which meant he wasn't able to start school alongside his friends in September. After seeing what the family had been through since Liam was diagnosed in May, friends Abbi and Ben...

 

Marine 'should not be in jail'

One in three people believes that a Royal Marine sentenced to life in prison for executing a Taliban fighter should serve no jail time, a poll has found. A total of 35% of respondents wanted Sgt Alexander Blackman to serve no prison sentence, 23%...

 
Mobile library could be scrapped

Mobile library could be scrapped

Derbyshire's mobile library service - which last year loaned 719,000 titles - could be scrapped under council cost-saving measures. The £720,000 service is under threat as part of Derbyshire County Council's bid to save £157 million in five years.

 

Firefighters to stage further strikes

Derbyshire firefighters have announced further strike action as a row over their pensions continues to rage. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has received notification of the industrial action following a Fire Brigades Union (FBU) national ballot.It...

 


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