News archive from 14 April 2014, page 15

Staffordshire GPs hit out at Government plans for appointments at surgeries seven days a week

DOCTORS have hit out at Government plans to offer appointments at surgeries seven days a week. Prime Minister David Cameron claims millions of people will benefit from extended opening hours and enhanced local care at thousands of surgeries across the...

 
Road closed in Fegg Hayes after serious assault

Road closed in Fegg Hayes after serious assault

POLICE have closed off a road after what officers have described as a serious assault. Staffordshire Police confirmed it received a call shortly after 10.20pm yesterday to an incident at the junction between Johnson Place and Oxford Road in Fegg...

 
Notts County 4, Port Vale 2: Micky Adams salutes Valiants' spirit

Notts County 4, Port Vale 2: Micky Adams salutes Valiants' spirit

MANAGER Micky Adams has defended Port Vale's team spirit as he deals with the aftermath of a training ground bust-up which has put Doug Loft out for the rest of the season with a facial injury. Adams refused to confirm that Daniel Jones was the other...

 
Hull City can upset Arsenal to win FA Cup final - Steve Bruce

Hull City can upset Arsenal to win FA Cup final - Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has set his sights on upsetting Arsenal in the FA Cup final after creating Hull City history with an epic 5-3 win over Sheffield United at Wembley yesterday. The Tigers reached the first major final of their 110-year history as they edged...

 
Emily Browning: 'I’m glad I didn’t audition for the Bella Swan role in Twilight'

Emily Browning: 'I’m glad I didn’t audition for the Bella Swan role in Twilight'

Type Emily Browning's name into Google and you'll notice that her most talked about film is one she isn't in: Twilight. The author of the vampire trilogy, Stephanie Meyer, said the Australian actress was her “favourite choice” to play lead protagonist...

 

IT problems force closure of offices

THE Eastwood register office has temporarily closed due to IT problems. Notts County Council is currently working on the IT system at the office - at the health clinic, in Nottingham Road. In the meantime the Eastwood registrar will be based at Vine...

 
St Johnstone hero Stevie May helps make history for Saints as he sets up Cup Final showdown against Dundee United

St Johnstone hero Stevie May helps make history for Saints as he sets up Cup Final showdown against Dundee...

TOMMY Wright revealed he scrapped his usual pre-match team talk – and simply told his St Johnstone troops to go out and make history. The McDiarmid Park boss was in dreamland after guiding his club to their first Scottish Cup Final in their 130-year...

 
Graduate starting salaries 'drop 11% over five years'

Graduate starting salaries 'drop 11% over five years'

Starting salaries for graduate jobs have fallen overall over the past five years, according to new analysis. Research for the Complete University Guide says graduate starting salaries in professional posts dropped 11%, to £21,702 in real terms, in...

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Dance glory for Archie

Dance glory for Archie

A nine-year-old Jacksdale schoolboy, one of the Awsworth-based Team Revolution School of Dancing's newest recruits, has achieved a stunning success in what was only his fifth competition. Archie Dobbin (pictured), a pupil at Jacksdale Primary, was...

 
Campaigners welcome U-turn on plans to demolish Red Road flats as part of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Campaigners welcome U-turn on plans to demolish Red Road flats as part of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

CAMPAIGNERS last night welcomed a U-turn on plans to demolish the Red Road flats as part of the ­Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Organisers claimed they had scrapped the stunt for safety reasons but the move comes after overwhelming opposition to...

 
Bedroom tax: Blind widow fears eviction from her home after housing benefit cut leaves her in arrears

Bedroom tax: Blind widow fears eviction from her home after housing benefit cut leaves her in arrears

A BLIND widow who got a personal apology from a council boss over a bedroom tax eviction threat has had her housing benefit cut. Now Helen Sockell, who lost her sight aged 14, fears fresh moves to boot her out of her home. She lost out after the...

 
DERBYSHIRE TRAVEL: Broken down vehicle causes delays on M1

DERBYSHIRE TRAVEL: Broken down vehicle causes delays on M1

Drivers are facing delays on the M1 this morning (Monday, April 14). One lane is blocked and traffic is slow on the M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton) because of a broken down vehicle. Motorists are facing queues of...

 

Abdullah leads in first official results from Afghan vote

Results based on 10 percent of votes from 26 out of 34 provinces showed Abdullah with 41.9 percent and Western-leaning academic Ashraf Ghani second with 37.6 percent. A third candidate, Zalmay Rassoul, backed by two of Karzai's brothers, trailed far...

 
'There will be no birds left if this carries on': Buckthorn clearance in Cleethorpes a 'pointless exercise', say walkers

'There will be no birds left if this carries on': Buckthorn clearance in Cleethorpes a 'pointless...

LAST month's clearance of buckthorn from Cleethorpes sea front cost North East Lincolnshire Council £9,500. And the work has been slammed as a "pointless exercise" by dog walkers and wildlife enthusiasts who frequent that part of the...

 

Murder suspect cleared of any wrongdoing after fiancee was found dead in Grimsby flat

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murdering his fiancee has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Stephen Wakefield, 33, has spent the past three months on bail after being accused of killing Louise Fothergill, who he had found dead in the flat they shared in...

 


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