News archive from 26 March 2014, page 19

Young dancers take to the stage

Young dancers take to the stage

Twinkle-toed young people showed their talents at a secondary dance festival. Pupils from Anthony Gell School, in Wirksworth, were among those from schools around the area to perform at Buxton Opera House. Dance teacher Lucy Forrester said: “This is a...

 
Peak community groups receive £22k boost

Peak community groups receive £22k boost

Community projects from around the High Peak have benefited from a new round of grants from Derbyshire County Council. More than £22,000 has been awarded by the authority to six groups in the area through its capacity building grants and friends and...

 
Jobs created at new-look Mirfield pub

Jobs created at new-look Mirfield pub

Up to 15 jobs will be created when a Mirfield pub re-opens after a £185,000 refurbishment. The Traveller’s Rest, on Hopton Lane, closed on Monday for four weeks to undergo a major transformation to improve the look and feel of the pub. The pub, which...

 
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When you think of a ultrasound you will probably imagine smiling parents-to-be catching a first glimpse of their child in a scan. But the technology is being use in an innovative new way by Dewsbury doctors to ensure their patients get life saving...

 

Benefits fraudster must repay £22,000

AN ATTENBOROUGH man has been told to repay more than £22,000 after pleading guilty to eight benefit offences. Jason Slater, 34, of Long Lane, Attenborough, attended a hearing on March 10 at Nottingham Magistrates Court for sentence. At an earlier...

 
Pupils planting poppies to honour Great War

Pupils planting poppies to honour Great War

SOLDIERS and nurses from the First World War will be honoured by pupils at a junior school - through a commemorative poppy display. Children at Carlton Central Juniors will help plant 12,000 poppy seeds in the shape of the iconic flower in a patch of...

 

Fears over plans for homes in greenbelt land

VILLAGERS and country park visitors are worried plans for 101 houses could be the first step in destroying precious greenbelt land. Land at Westhouse Farm, off Moor Road and close to the Mill Lakes part of Bestwood Country Park, has been earmarked for...

 

UPDATE: Morley schools disrupted as teachers walk out in NUT dispute

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) across the Morley area will be walking out today (Wednesday) as part of strike action across England and Wales. The day of action is being held in protest to excessive workloads, the introduction of...

 

UK sells 4.2 billion pounds of shares in Lloyds

Britain began to offload its 39 percent shareholding in Lloyds last September, which was seen as a milestone in the country's recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, when taxpayers pumped a combined 66 billion pounds into Lloyds and RBS. Bankers and...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 
Gers ditch Laxey loan for cheaper deal

Gers ditch Laxey loan for cheaper deal

The League One champions bowed to fan pressure by terminating the agreement which had been secured against the Edmiston House and Albion car park properties next to Ibrox Stadium. The seven-figure sum is now being provided by lifelong fan George...

 
Jobs created at new-look Mirfield pub

Jobs created at new-look Mirfield pub

Up to 15 jobs will be created when a Mirfield pub re-opens after a £185,000 refurbishment. The Traveller’s Rest, on Hopton Lane, closed on Monday for four weeks to undergo a major transformation to improve the look and feel of the pub. The pub, which...

 
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When you think of a ultrasound you will probably imagine smiling parents-to-be catching a first glimpse of their child in a scan. But the technology is being use in an innovative new way by Dewsbury doctors to ensure their patients get life saving...

 
OPINION: Put down your knives

OPINION: Put down your knives

Today The Star is making an impassioned plea to South Yorkshire residents who arm themselves with blades to put down their weapons - as a tribute to murdered Sheffield man Joe Walker. Anyone who has experienced first hand the horrendous pain and...

 
Lloyds stake sale raises £4.2bn

Lloyds stake sale raises £4.2bn

The government says it has raised £4.2bn through the sale of a 7.8% stake in Lloyds Banking Group. UK Financial Investments, the body that manages the UK's stakes in Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland, sold 5.6 billion shares at 75.5p each. The sale...

BBC, 07:36 in Business
 

Cat shot, burned and tortured before limping back to Derby home

A PET cat that was shot, burned and tortured by savage thugs dragged itself back to its family's home after going missing for three days. Disabled widow Frances Heappey said she was "horrified" at the state of seven-year-old ginger tom...

 


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