News archive from 23 March 2014, page 17

County commissioner visits custody suite

County commissioner visits custody suite

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner spent the morning in the cells to see first-hand the work being done by the county's Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs). Dozens of volunteers across the county give up their time to be ICVs – visiting each...

 
Brave cancer survivor Sarah in new battle

Brave cancer survivor Sarah in new battle

Isle woman Sarah Bradford has conquered breast cancer twice at a young age. But despite her long ordeal over years, that included major surgery, the 36-year old has returned to hospital for IVF treatment, in a bid to have children of her own. For her,...

 
MBE ‘shock’ for firefighter

MBE ‘shock’ for firefighter

A Lancaster firefighter collected his MBE medal at Buckingham Palace last week. Steve Darby, an Incident Intelligence Officer in Northern Area, was named in the New Year’s Honours at the end of last year. He was awarded the MBE on Friday, March 14,...

 
Tunbridge Wells pub reverts to opera house for day

Tunbridge Wells pub reverts to opera house for day

A Kent pub is closing to drinkers for the day to return to its origins - as an opera house. The Grade II listed Opera House in Tunbridge Wells town centre, which still has its stage, balconies and audience boxes, became a pub in 1996. It is hosting...

BBC, 08:21 in Art & Culture
 
Horse-drawn help at hand

Horse-drawn help at hand

Looking at this week's featured photograph, which is marked Ambulance Hall Rastrick, takes me back 18 years to 1996 when I was invited to the service of dedication at these premises. This service of dedication followed the refurbishment of the old St...

 
Asia's indie music moves to a different beat

Asia's indie music moves to a different beat

The Asian music scene is dominated by juggernauts. The sound factories of Indian, Japan, Korea and most recently China churn out hits and these Bollywood, J-pop, K-pop and C-pop songs beam out of millions of mobile phones and Ipads across the region....

BBC, 08:21 in Art & Culture
 
Spring daffodils brighten up Ashfield

Spring daffodils brighten up Ashfield

Lynda and Terry Cumberland, from Kirkby, took this photo of the wonderful display of the daffodils that are blooming along Derby Road in Kirkby, on the grass verge between Shoulder of Mutton Hill and Badger Box pub. The couple said they would like to...

 
Historic ceiling at Southwell Minster where King Charles I was arrested to be restored

Historic ceiling at Southwell Minster where King Charles I was arrested to be restored

A team of student conservators has been commissioned to restore a historic ceiling in the Archbishop of York's former Palace at Southwell Minster, the famous setting for the capture of King Charles I more than 350 years ago. The State Chamber in the...

 
Woman hurt after car overturned into a ditch at at Twycross

Woman hurt after car overturned into a ditch at at Twycross

A woman was taken to hospital after the car she was travelling in left the road and overturned in a ditch. Firefighters were called to Sheepy Road, just outside Twycross, in the west of the county, at 2.19pm, yesterday. A fire service spokeswoman...

 
Heroin user cleared of trying to rob drug dealer in Hartlepool

Heroin user cleared of trying to rob drug dealer in Hartlepool

A HEROIN user has been cleared of trying to rob a drug dealer in the pusher's dad's home. Raymond Peacock, 46, was accused of demanding drugs and money from Paul Brown while armed with a knife. Teesside Crown Court heard the pair scuffled before Mr...

 

Weather for the Bassetlaw area for Sunday 23rd March

Today's weather will be very similar to yesterday, with a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers, including hail. The best of the weather will be in the morning, with the showers moving in around lunchtime. It will be breezy and cold.

 
Retford: Idle Valley Nature Reserve is expanding with grant of £221,000

Retford: Idle Valley Nature Reserve is expanding with grant of £221,000

Notts Wildlife Trust has been given a grant of £221,560 to transform the value of the local landscape for wildlife at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve at Retford. The grant, from the WREN Biodiversity Action Fund has already enabled the Trust to create...

 
Reader’s Letter: Fed up with these Academies

Reader’s Letter: Fed up with these Academies

I am disgusted with the so-called Portland Academy because the other day after collecting my 12 year old grandson at 2.30pm, he told me he had been given a detention for being slightly late for his next class. All because he went to the toilet. He...

 

"Dangerous dogs are being sold on the web"

Jade Wright takes a closer look at the dramatic rise in the number of dog attacks in Merseyside and the risks posed by passing them on to new homes “When a dog becomes aggressive, a responsible owner will either get training or, if necessary, have the...

 
TRAVEL: No major problems with Lincolnshire's transport network

TRAVEL: No major problems with Lincolnshire's transport network

There are no reported problems on the county's roads and rails today. But motorists are being warned to look out for temporary traffic lights causing delays in Boston, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Whisby Road in North Hykeham. Congestion is also...

 


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