News archive from 30 November 2012

Sri Lanka parliament speaker rebuffs Supreme Court summons

Sri Lanka parliament speaker rebuffs Supreme Court summons

The stand-off in the south Asian state has raised the risk of a destabilising clash between the judiciary and President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government. The two have been on a collision course since Rajapaksa's party filed an impeachment motion against...

 

We were gutted over failure of Remembrance PA system

THERE is not space to answer in full all of Mr Willow's considered criticism in the Dispatch ("Faces Of Dismay And Horror Over Misfiring Remembrance Sunday Address System'). But having spent the best part of three months planning and preparing...

 

Thanks for backing junior footballers on charity night

ON behalf of all at Hucknall Sports Football Club, we wanted to place on record our heartfelt thanks for the support we received from the local business community on our recent race night held at The Empire Club off Beardall Street in the town. In...

 

Problems were an insult to heroes who gave lives on front line

FOR nearly 50 years we have attended the Remembrance Service on Tichfield Park in Hucknall. Once again the townspeople of Hucknall have been let down by the organisers of the public address system at this service. Year after year the sound system gets...

 

Search for portrait.....

I am searching for a portrait of Mr Aaron Riley who was Head Master of Butlers Hill Board School, Hucknall from 1877-1896. If anyone knows of it’s existence, please contact me at p.wray@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07539342755 PHILIP WRAY, (Address...

 
FAIRY DISQUALIFIED FROM DEAUVILLE VICTORY

FAIRY DISQUALIFIED FROM DEAUVILLE VICTORY

Connections have explained it was due to anti-inflammatory treatment the five-year-old has been receiving. Snow Fairy has struggled with injury through her career, winning again in the Irish Champion Stakes after her comeback in Normandy, but she is...

 

Blackburn man punched for ‘looking at man’s girlfriend’

A 34-YEAR-OLD Blackburn man punched a neighbour who he accused of ‘looking at’ his girlfriend. Blackburn magistrates heard Richard Gregson and his partner were drinking outside their flat when the man returned home. Seconds after he had gone inside he...

 
Heavy rain causes flooding chaos

Heavy rain causes flooding chaos

HEAVY rain over last weekend caused widespread damage, destruction and deaths across the country with areas in Hucknall and Bulwell also suffering from the torrential weather. Homeowners on Polperro Way in Hucknall had to take preventative action...

 

Widow's emotional plea for help

In an emotional plea for help finding the gang that shot her husband David as he drove to work, cancer nurse Yvonne Black said she could not comprehend the mindset of those responsible. "I stand at people's beds and try to make every day as good...

 

Widow's emotional plea for help

The widow of a prison officer murdered by dissident republicans in Northern Ireland has said his killers have robbed her family of an honest and caring man. In an emotional plea for help finding the gang that shot her husband David as he drove to...

 

Serbia's richest man faces police questions over business deals

Last month, Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia's deputy prime minister and defence minister, accused Miskovic of plotting to remove him from office and topple the ruling nationalist Serbian Progressive Party because of its efforts to fight corruption. "A...

 
ALL BLACKS HOLD NO FEAR FOR FARRELL

ALL BLACKS HOLD NO FEAR FOR FARRELL

Farrell will start opposite fellow world player of the year nominee Dan Carter after reclaiming England's fly-half jersey from the injured Toby Flood. The 21-year-old's inclusion on the International Rugby Board's shortlist for the award alongside...

 
ECCLESTONE SLAMS 'JOKE' FERRARI COMPLAINT

ECCLESTONE SLAMS 'JOKE' FERRARI COMPLAINT

The Italian marque wrote a letter to the FIA on Wednesday questioning whether Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had made an illegal lap-four pass at Interlagos on Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso where yellow caution lights were being shown. The sport's...

 

Polls close in three by-elections

Votes are being counted in three parliamentary by-elections after polls closed. Voters turned out in Croydon North and Middlesbrough to elect new MPs following the deaths of Malcolm Wicks and Sir Stuart Bell. Rotherham will also get a new MP after...

 

Youngsters get in the swim

IT'S time to get your youngsters in the swim! A new swimming class is to open in Selby, aiming to teach the district’s youngest kids to feel confident in the water, they are designed to provide a positive and fun environment for babies to develop...

 


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