News archive from 27 November 2014, page 15

Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at South Asia summit

Hopes of progress at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting in Kathmandu now hinge on a morning retreat outside the mountain city, where leaders will make their case to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "It is...

 

Drop in council tax collection rate

Close to three quarters of a billion pounds of council tax went unpaid last year, official figures showed as town hall chiefs blamed Government reforms for only the second dip in collection rates on record. The Audit Commission spending watchdog said...

 

LOVER'S FOLLY: Derbyshire killer's partner tried to influence jurors by putting up posters

THE partner of a convicted killer who tried to influence jurors in their verdict after putting up posters during his trial has been handed a suspended jail term. A trial heard how Teresa Ellis pasted the posters - one with a photograph of her partner,...

 

LONDON ROAD BRIDGE: Relief for businesses but resentment still simmers over lost trade

LOSS of footfall, trade and delivery problems have blighted city businesses around the London Road area over the last 16 months. One trader today described the area around Midland Road having become like a ghost town at times. And as the London Road...

 

LONDON ROAD BRIDGE: 20-month saga led to mounting concerns for companies

THE saga of London Road bridge began back in March 2013 but the state of the structure had been a concern for some time. Its deteriorating condition meant that there was a weight restriction, limiting the permitted weight of any vehicle travelling...

 
LONDON ROAD BRIDGE: Traffic delays have actually helped some Derby firms

LONDON ROAD BRIDGE: Traffic delays have actually helped some Derby firms

CELEBRATED physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton said that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And just as the closure of London Road and traffic diversions have had an adverse impact on many businesses, there are those who may...

 

Drop in council tax collection rate

Close to three quarters of a billion pounds of council tax went unpaid last year, official figures showed as town hall chiefs blamed Government reforms for only the second dip in collection rates on record. The Audit Commission spending watchdog said...

 

Test cricketer Hughes dies

Phillip Hughes, the Australia batsman struck on the head by a bouncer two days ago, has died. The 25-year-old passed away after injuries sustained while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The...

 

Anfield Project to create 360 new jobs and give Liverpool £14.5m annual boost, says report

An independent report estimates the proposed regeneration of Anfield will directly create 360 new jobs and give Liverpool’s economy a £14.5m annual boost. The report by economists Amion Consulting, which has its headquarters in the city, excludes...

 

New exhibition space unveiled in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle in memory of two founding members

A new exhibition has been unveiled in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle dedicated to the memory of two founding members of Baltic Creative. The McKeown Rice Exhibit Space, in memory of Claire McKeown and Paul Rice, will display the work of a...

 
Metrolink hauls eight under-18s before courts for dodging tram fares - and hits them with £1,700 in fines

Metrolink hauls eight under-18s before courts for dodging tram fares - and hits them with £1,700 in fines

Metrolink chiefs are warning of a crackdown on young people who fail to buy tickets - after eight teenagers were hauled before a court. The defendants, all aged 16 or 17, were fined a total of £1,700 at Bury magistrates court for fare evasion. All had...

 
M60 average speed cameras 'won't be enforced until New Year' after legal row

M60 average speed cameras 'won't be enforced until New Year' after legal row

Drivers can escape speeding fines on the 50mph average speed limit through M60 road works for at least another month with virtual impunity because of a row between highways chiefs, the MEN has learned. We revealed on Saturday how not a single speeding...

 
‘Forgotten’ Broadway musical comes to Sheffield for first performance in 60 years

‘Forgotten’ Broadway musical comes to Sheffield for first performance in 60 years

A musical will receive its European premiere after being rediscovered by Sheffield University staff and students. Dr Dominic McHugh, musicology lecturer, and Matthew Malone, a master’s student, have reconstructed Hazel Flagg after sorting through...

 
Wearsiders drinking themselves to death – with one in 1 in 10 dying of liver disease aged under 40

Wearsiders drinking themselves to death – with one in 1 in 10 dying of liver disease aged under 40

MORE than 120 Wearsiders died from alcoholic liver disease in a three-year period, new statistics released today show. Figures released by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal that 863 people died from the condition between 2010 and 2012 in...

 
‘Sharp tree branches are too dangerous’ claims Cleadon councillor

‘Sharp tree branches are too dangerous’ claims Cleadon councillor

A TREE in South Tyneside needs to be made safe before someone is injured, a councillor claims. Coun Jeff Milburn says the tree, in Sunderland Road, Cleadon Village, could “have someone’s eye out” and needs to be cut back properly. Sharp offshoots have...

 


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