News archive from 12 March 2014, page 18

Six things to do in Nottingham, Wednesday March 12

1. Line of Duty: The penultimate episode of the best drama on British television right now sees Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes) fighting for her life as disturbing details emerge of a conspiracy involving corrupt officers. DS Arnott (Martin Compston)...

 

Continuum: Australian String Quartet review – eclectic and electric

The Australian String Quartet’s work at the Adelaide festival with a palpable sense of joy. Continuum is part of the Adelaide-based Australian String Quartet’s national season, an extensive, if rapid, tour of the capital cities. Slightly disorienting...

 
Judge calls Nottingham teenager out of the dock to offer advice on life

Judge calls Nottingham teenager out of the dock to offer advice on life

WORDS of wisdom were offered to a troubled teenager in court for possessing drugs - telling him to "try to make today the beginning of your life". The 17-year-old defendant, from Nottingham, was before Judge Andrew Hamilton to be sentenced...

 
Cursor Major (No 1,718)

Cursor Major (No 1,718)

Cursor Major... wet wet wet. Photograph: SIMORGANPHOTO.COM/PR Hometown: Bristol. The lineup: Andy Norton (vocals, guitar, synth), Benjamin Johnson (guitar, glockenspiel, backing vocals), Charlie Inshaw (drums, samples, backing vocals), Scott Neilson...

 

New diabetes clinics set to be launched

HEALTH chiefs has organised an open event to launch a new service for people with diabetes. Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, which buys and plans health services in the city, is hosting the event on Thursday, March 27, to officially...

 

Tweet about why your mum is best

SHOPPERS are being asked to tweet about why their mum deserves a Mother's Day treat. Visitors to the Victoria and Broadmarsh centres are encouraged to use the #mumstheword hashtag to tell owners Intu why their mum know's best. Heidi Barlow, marketing...

 

Crook fled after break-in attempt

A BURGLAR fled after he was discovered trying to break into a house close to the Nottingham ring road. The attempted burglary took place at 8.15pm on Friday March 7 in Western Boulevard, Whitemoor. The crook tried to break in through the back door of...

 
How small shops beat the big boys

How small shops beat the big boys

NATIONALLY, there are mixed messages on the performance of the independent sector of the retail economy. The Office for National Statistics has shown that small-scale shops are leading growth, with small stores reporting an 8.1 per cent rise in sales...

 
Farewell to inspirational teacher Jessie

Farewell to inspirational teacher Jessie

I would like to say a few words on the passing of a remarkable lady, Mrs Jessie Pedlow. Jessie, a retired teacher, worked tirelessly for many years in the Piccadilly area of town, where she lived, to encourage children to take the right path in life....

 
Sally set for 50-mile trek

Sally set for 50-mile trek

Personal trainer Sally Salter has set herself a gigantic challenge. Sally, 46, of Woodhall Drive, Healey, is limbering up to complete a 50 mile ultra-marathon around the Lake District in July. She signed up for the challenge, which will see her...

 
TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

SO, it's goodbye BBC3 and hello to ITVBe. The bombshell news that the Beeb’s youth and comedy-focused channel was being axed (or at least only being available on iPlayer from autumn 2015) was in stark contrast to ITV’s earlier announcement that their...

 
Sheffield couple’s raid terror ordeal

Sheffield couple’s raid terror ordeal

Masked thugs forced their way into a young couple's Sheffield home in a terrifying armed raid. A four-strong gang brandishing metal bars struck at Jedd Kerrigan’s flat moments after he arrived home from celebrating his 21st birthday. Jedd, whose...

 
Fresh hope for Sheffield city centre plan

Fresh hope for Sheffield city centre plan

A new fund has been launched to get plans for Sheffield city centre shopping back on track - but it could be another five years before they come to fruition. The city council will put up £40 million worth of its land in a bid to encourage investors to...

 
Man chased cancer charity caller with piece of wood

Man chased cancer charity caller with piece of wood

A SCUNTHORPE man chased a charity worker into the street with a piece of wood, a court heard. Thomas Hastings, 30, of Long Road, admitted a charge of possessing an offensive weapon in public after an altercation broke out. Prosecuting, David Godfrey...

 
Campaign group calls for more rural ATMs

Campaign group calls for more rural ATMs

A campaign group is calling for more free-to-use cash machines in rural locations. The Fairer Derbyshire Partnership (FDP) has drawn up a list of possible locations for free ATMs, including Ashover Eyam, Baslow, Flagg and Monyash. A spokesman for the...

 


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