News archive from 24 April 2017, page 17

Chance to try out bowls in Skegness

Those interested in taking up flat green bowls can attend an open day at Suncastle Bowls Club next Sunday, April 30. The open day will be from 11am to 3pm on the bowling greens, located behind The Suncastle. Instructors will be available on the day,...

 

COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election. There seems to be a new summer trend in the UK – get the country out to vote! In 2014 it was the Scottish independence referendum grabbing attention while in 2015 the whole country turned out to...

 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Village’s open mic night

Here, we turn the clock back 10 years to an open mic night in Little Steeping. It was a chance for villagers who went along to show off their singing and musical prowess. Do you recognise yourself or someone you know?

 
Derby City Council continues to block information about controversial Sinfin incinerator contract

Derby City Council continues to block information about controversial Sinfin incinerator contract

An environmental campaigner is still waiting for information from Derby City Council about a controversial waste contract in Sinfin - two years after his first request. Simon Bacon says the fact the council has not released the information makes him...

 
Ellesmere Port refinery staff tackle the firm's half marathon

Ellesmere Port refinery staff tackle the firm's half marathon

Ellesmere Port’s oil refinery is not only backing a half marathon but a 30 strong team from the workforce is in training to take part. Fielding a squad in the Essar Chester 2017 Half Marathon is one of the more visible signs that Stanlow-based Essar,...

 

Ribbans already showing star quality at Saints

While three successive matces ending in late heartache has sparked a feeling of misery among Saints supporters, there have been some beacons of light amid the gloom. Some of the rugby the team has played against Leicester, Wasps and Saracens has been...

 

Reaching out to help rough sleepers on our streets

Deep in the bushes near a Skegness hotel, a 47-year-old man stirred from his sleeping bag, sheltering from the chilling early morning rain under a plastic sheet. It was just before 7am and 3C but the friendly voices of the P3 outreach workers were a...

 

German stocks - Factors to watch on April 24

The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Monday: FRANCE ELECTION Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff...

 

Residents claim Leicester Cofresh factory is source of disgusting smell

Residents have set up a Facebook site and handed out leaflets complaining about a smell they claim is coming from a factory in Leicester. People living near the Cofresh site in Menzies Road, near Blackbird Road, Leicester, say there is a...

 
Real Madrid star takes blame for Barcelona’s winning goal in El Clasico

Real Madrid star takes blame for Barcelona’s winning goal in El Clasico

Los Blancos were beaten 3-2 last night, with Lionel Messi scoring a last-minute winner. And Brazilian ace Marcelo reckons he was at fault for the heartbreaking loss. "It was a mistake, it could happen to anyone but I take the blame for the...

Daily Star, 06:25 in Sport
 

Becton Dickinson to acquire Bard for $24 billion

U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX.N) will acquire C R Bard Inc (BCR.N), in a $24 billion (£18.72 billion) cash-and-stock deal, adding Bard's devices to its portfolio in the high-growth sectors of oncology and surgery, both...

Reuters, 06:25 in Business
 
Swansea veteran Leon Britton gives players a relegation reality check

Swansea veteran Leon Britton gives players a relegation reality check

Britton returned to the Swansea starting line-up for Saturday’s crucial victory over Stoke that has kept Paul Clement’s side in with a real chance of survival. And Britton has revealed he prepared his team-mates for their biggest game in years. The...

Daily Star, 06:25 in Sport
 
Stewart Downing TEARS into Middlesbrough flops after shocking Bournemouth performance

Stewart Downing TEARS into Middlesbrough flops after shocking Bournemouth performance

Boro need a miracle to stay up after their latest demoralising defeat at the Vitality Stadium. But former England ace Downing says the players and not struggling caretaker boss Steve Agnew should shoulder the blame for their woes. Local lad Downing...

Daily Star, 06:25 in Sport
 

YOUR VIEW: Services shake-up begs a number of questions

I read with interest the Spalding Guardian article on April 6 about the forthcoming service review at South Holland District Council (‘Council shake-up will see better services but also redundancies’). The article begs a number of questions: 1- Given...

 

A grand way to boost cancer charity Ovacome

Staff and customers at the Bluebell pub in Whaplode St Catherine have raised £1,175.45 for the ovarian cancer charity, Ovacome.
 Their fundraising was inspired by Lesley Sage, who fought the illness and has become a volunteer trustee with the charity....

 


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