News archive from 1 April 2014, page 16

Firm that supplied Lady Gaga and Adele with lace makes move into production

DEMAND for Nottingham-made lace has inspired a wholesale company to make a move into production. Litmans, in Radford Road, supplies a range of fabrics, including lace, net, tulle, mesh, chiffon, satin, embroidery and bridal trims, to several high...


Man is accused of indecent exposure

A MAN has appeared in court accused of indecent exposure and defecating next to a busy public footpath in Rise Park. David Jukes, 49, of Lymn Avenue, Gedling, denies exposing himself in full view of members of the public, outraging public decency by...


Taken to hospital after house fire

A 59-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a house fire in Clifton. A suspected electrical fault started the fire, which spread to other appliances in the property in Summerwood Lane. Four firefighters tackled the...


Where is the cheapest petrol in Nottingham?

The five cheapest places to fill up within ten miles of Nottingham city centre: Unleaded 1. Tesco, Middle Street, Beeston, 125.9p 2. Sainsbury's, Cross Street, Beeston, 125.9p 3. Tesco, Swiney Way, Toton, 125.9p 4. Tesco, Waverley Street, Long Eaton,...


Richard III: Leicester Cathedral given blessing to redesign king's final resting place

Leicester Cathedral's plans to redesign its interior to accommodate the final resting place of Richard III have finally been approved. The proposals had to be revised after the Cathedrals Fabrics Commission for England - responsible for Church of...


Volvo chairman aims for sales to exceed one million cars in long term - report

"The long term target beyond 2020 is above a million cars," Shufu was quoted a saying in an interview in Brussels with Swedish business daily Dagens Industri. Shufu reiterated Volvo's 8 percent operating margin goal, from 1.6 percent in...

Reuters, 07:17 in Business
Man stole £28,000 from Warwick company to finance an extravagant lifestyle

Man stole £28,000 from Warwick company to finance an extravagant lifestyle

The warehouse manager at a Warwick-based halal food company stole £28,000 to finance an extravagant lifestyle which included a £1600 one-night hotel stay. But Mazen Murshid has now been found less salubrious accommodation with full board – in a prison...


FA and Nike insist 'don't blame us' for cost of new England football shirt

AN MP and football fans have expressed their astonishment at the £90 cost of the new England football shirt. But the Football Association and manufacturer Nike both said they would not be to blame for whatever the price was in the shops. Nike revealed...

Stoke City: Stephen Ireland wants that Wembley winning feeling with Potters

Stoke City: Stephen Ireland wants that Wembley winning feeling with Potters

STEPHEN Ireland would love to bank a trophy and be a Wembley winner before his Stoke City career comes to an end. And the 27-year-old playmaker says finishing fifth and winning a Europa League place is not impossible in coming seasons. Ireland hopes...


Icap says global broking revenue curbed by slower market activity

ICAP, the world's biggest interdealer broker, or middleman between banks in stock, bond, currency and derivative trades said overall results for its full year ending March 31 are expected to be in line with current market consensus forecasts....

Reuters, 07:20 in Business
Chesterfield is booming as investment pours in

Chesterfield is booming as investment pours in

It is all systems go for Chesterfield - a town on the up with big-name brands poised to set-up shop and investment pouring in for regeneration. It has been highlighted as one of the fasted growing corridors in the UK, with projects like Waterside...

Failing tuition fees system won't be fixed by tinkering

Failing tuition fees system won't be fixed by tinkering

A job centre in Leeds. The number of core graduate jobs is declining while the number of graduates is increasing. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian There are uncanny parallels between the flawed privatisation of the railways in the...

Guardian, 07:22 in Learning
Fifty years of fighting fires

Fifty years of fighting fires

Dewsbury Fire Station is 
celebrating its fiftieth 
anniversary this year. And firefighters from the station are appealing for help to celebrate half a century of battling blazes and keeping us safe. A party for members of the...

Wigan store launches ‘Invisible Shoe’

Wigan store launches ‘Invisible Shoe’

A WIGAN superstore has announced the launch of the world's lightest ever footwear range: the Invisible Shoe. Comprising the most breathable material invented yet, the translucent shoes were being trialled today at the Wynsors World of Shoes branch in...


Nato to discuss Ukraine response

William Hague will join fellow Nato foreign ministers to discuss the military alliance's response to the Ukraine crisis amid continued fears over Russia's territorial ambitions. Training for Ukrainian forces and a more formal suspension of...


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