News archive from 11 July 2014, page 17

Bulldozers move in at the former Royal Doulton factory in Burslem after fire damage

DEMOLITION work has started at one of the city's most well-known former factories after the building was badly damaged by fire. The old Royal Doulton site, off Nile Street, Burslem, was ravaged by fire at the end of last month, with more than 25...

 
Stoke City cut losses by £26m in just 12 months as figures revealed

Stoke City cut losses by £26m in just 12 months as figures revealed

STOKE City's annual financial losses have been slashed from more than £31m to under £5m, new figures reveal today. The huge drop reflects Stoke's more sober transfer expenditure and the vast increase in TV revenue for Premier League clubs. The new...

 
Exclusive: New logo with give Dewsbury something to shout about

Exclusive: New logo with give Dewsbury something to shout about

A bold new identity for Dewsbury has been revealed. The branding will be used by shops, businesses and community groups to promote the town as a great place to live and work. Dewsbury students designed a logo which uses different colours to symbolise...

 
Domestic violence victims protected

Domestic violence victims protected

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. 
Derbyshire's award amounts to £99,500, of...

 
Northern business backs Doncaster HS2 rail college bid

Northern business backs Doncaster HS2 rail college bid

Plans to build a training college in Doncaster to serve the proposed HS2 rail link have won more backing from northern business leaders. The Local Enterprise Partnerships from across Yorkshire and the North-East have put their weight behind the bid to...

 
Exclusive: New logo with give Dewsbury something to shout about

Exclusive: New logo with give Dewsbury something to shout about

A bold new identity for Dewsbury has been revealed. The branding will be used by shops, businesses and community groups to promote the town as a great place to live and work. Dewsbury students designed a logo which uses different colours to symbolise...

 
Derbyshire campaign to target same-sex domestic abuse

Derbyshire campaign to target same-sex domestic abuse

DERBYSHIRE police have launched a new campaign to highlight domestic abuse within same-sex relationships. The Domestic Abuse Unit and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender co-ordinator in Derby have designed a poster which is set to be...

 

Little Eaton unveils its competitive floral finery for the first time

A GROUP of gardening enthusiasts have pulled together for the first time to enter a national competition. The Little Eaton in Bloom entry was unveiled yesterday as Britain in Bloom judges visited the village for their grand opening. Villagers from the...

 
Waitrose plans new store

Waitrose plans new store

THE redevelopment of a former JCB factory has taken a giant leap forward with news that Waitrose is planning a new store on part of the site creating up to 180 jobs. JCB has agreed in principle to sell approximately two acres of the 22-acre site in...

 
Soapbox, Jonathan Powers: Flamsteed's Derby was viewed as the 'navel of the kingdom'!

Soapbox, Jonathan Powers: Flamsteed's Derby was viewed as the 'navel of the kingdom'!

I WAS delighted to see the strong case you make for the historical importance for Derby of No.28 Queen Street "Gift famous Wright house to the city' say heritage experts'" (July 3). However, one element of the story was actually undersold....

 
Village set to reap benefits of new plans

Village set to reap benefits of new plans

A village could receive a major boost from a sporting facility's revamp plans. Chorley Rugby Union Club, in Chancery Road, Astley Village, will undertake a huge refurbishment which will see new changing rooms, a mini grandstand, a fully licensed bar...

 
Overhanging branches are blamed for obscuring signs

Overhanging branches are blamed for obscuring signs

A sign warning of new speed restrictions on a major Lancashire road has been almost completely hidden by overhanging tree branches. The maximum limit on the A6 near Broughton has been reduced from 40 miles per hour down to 30. But motorists fear the...

 
Ofsted boss warns of more inspections

Ofsted boss warns of more inspections

OFSTED chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has suggested closer scrutiny of schools across the country may be needed as he confirmed the watchdog has visited other towns and cities in the wake of the alleged "Trojan horse" takeover plot in...

 
Trip to opticians saves man’s sight

Trip to opticians saves man’s sight

A Loscoe man was saved from losing his sight following a routine eye test at an opticians. Graham Marshall, 68, of Loscoe Denby Lane, had been experiencing some distorted vision in his right eye, but otherwise enjoyed ‘perfect vision’, only wearing...

 
375 homes approved for Buxton farmland

375 homes approved for Buxton farmland

A vast development consisting of 375 homes, a 70-bed retirement complex and a retail park has been approved for Harpur Hill, in Buxton. Hallam Land Management’s plans for Foxlow Farm, on Harpur Hill Road, were given the green light by High Peak...

 


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