News archive from 14 April 2014, page 17

Business hit by Hull flood faces 500 per cent rise in insurance

Business hit by Hull flood faces 500 per cent rise in insurance

THE owner of a west Hull firm devastated by December's flood is urging the Government to provide better insurance cover for small businesses. West1, based at West Dock Street, was badly damaged following the tidal surge on December 4. The company...

 
Woman dies after crashing in to stone wall while cycling in Peak District

Woman dies after crashing in to stone wall while cycling in Peak District

A woman has died after crashing into a stone wall while cycling in the Peak District. Police say the incident happened at about 4.10pm on Sunday at the bottom of Winnats Pass, just prior to the Speedwell Cavern. The woman, who was in her 20s, suffered...

 
Keith Jackson: Scottish game IS healthier but Rangers still manage to buck the trend

Keith Jackson: Scottish game IS healthier but Rangers still manage to buck the trend

SO now that the football’s finished for another season, where next for Rangers? Well it won’t be Celtic Park in May anyway. Dundee United made sure of that on Saturday when, even without hitting top form, they coasted safely into this season’s...

 
Eviction threat for 'bedroom tax' mum and young children

Eviction threat for 'bedroom tax' mum and young children

A YOUNG mum is the first person in Derby to be threatened with eviction because of the so-called bedroom tax. Renleigh Anderson, 28, who has two young children, said the uncertainty of the last few weeks had been "hugely stressful". The...

 
St Johnstone star Chris Millar used pundit Pat Nevin's words of discouragement as motivation to help set up Tayside Scottish Cup Final

St Johnstone star Chris Millar used pundit Pat Nevin's words of discouragement as motivation to help set up...

THE St Johnstone players thought they were sitting down to relax and watch a bit of football on a Saturday night. Instead they were given a TV team talk. The Saints squad tuned into Sportscene on the Beeb to see Scottish Cup rivals Dundee United and...

 
Olympic legend Brendan Foster warns Mo Farah to focus his efforts on gold in Rio after London Marathon disappointment

Olympic legend Brendan Foster warns Mo Farah to focus his efforts on gold in Rio after London Marathon...

MO FARAH has been urged to abandon his marathon dream – despite becoming the fastest Englishman of all time on his London debut. The double World and Olympic track champion ended up an also-ran as he finished nearly four minutes behind winner Wilson...

 

Marston's pubs north of border

PUB operator and brewer Marston's has announced long-term plans to boost its presence in Scotland. The company, which owns several pubs in Derbyshire and brews its flagship Pedigree in Burton, aims to open six new pubs north of the border in the next...

 
Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara admits goal hero Nadir Ciftci has gallus streak that pushes his management skills to limit

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara admits goal hero Nadir Ciftci has gallus streak that pushes his...

JACKIE McNAMARA admits Dundee United’s semi-final goal hero Nadir Ciftci has a gallus streak that pushes his management skills to the limit. But the Tannadice boss insists the Turkish youngster has so much natural ability that his idiosyncrasies are...

 
Plans for homes on sites of Derby garages set to get green light

Plans for homes on sites of Derby garages set to get green light

TWO plans to knock down blocks of domestic garages to make way for homes have been recommended for the green light - to the dismay of people living nearby. They believe the plans from Derby Homes for Seymour Close, New Zealand, and Alum Close,...

 
TRANSFER NEWS: United want Shaw AND Lallana, Eriksen eyes Spurs exit, Kroos to snub Moyes

TRANSFER NEWS: United want Shaw AND Lallana, Eriksen eyes Spurs exit, Kroos to snub Moyes

The January transfer deadline may have passed but speculation never stops. Here is a roundup of all the latest news, rumours and gossip... David Moyes is planning a double raid for Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw as he begins to rebuild...

 
Sports Hotline: Rangers fans line up to slam the events happening on and off the pitch at Ibrox

Sports Hotline: Rangers fans line up to slam the events happening on and off the pitch at Ibrox

THE Tangerine Scottish Cup dream is very much alive and kicking. And Dundee United, conquerors of Rangers on Saturday, will be joined by Tayside rivals St Johnstone at the end-of-season showpiece on May 17 after the Saints saw off Aberdeen. But none...

 

Fire crews called after blaze at flat in Kibworth

One person was taken to hospital after a fire at a flat in Kibworth. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Home Close, at about 6pm yesterday. The fire is believed to have been caused by a frying pan which was left on a cooker. The blaze caused...

 
Leicester pub licence under review over public safety failings

Leicester pub licence under review over public safety failings

A pub is having its licence reviewed after fire inspectors listed a catalogue of failings in relation to public safety. Leicester City Council is reviewing the premises licence for F Bar, in Walnut Street, near Leicester Royal Infirmary, after a...

 
Addict injured doctor in robbery at hospital

Addict injured doctor in robbery at hospital

A heroin addict who injured a doctor during a robbery in a hospital car park has been sent to jail. Steven Argo, of Huntingdon Gardens, Market Harborough, pleaded guilty to two robberies, during which he threatened his victims with a Stanley knife. He...

 

Coroner in appeal for next of kin

A coroner's office is asking for help to trace relatives of a man who died alone. Alan John Wright was found dead at his home in Highfields, Leicester, on Tuesday. A spokesman for Leicester coroner's office said the 77-year-old died of natural...

 


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