News archive from 1 August 2014, page 14

Thanks for restoring James Booth memorial

Thanks for restoring James Booth memorial

News of the restoration of the memorial for James Booth came to me over 4,500 miles from a Burnley lass who I have met through the genealogy website Ancestry.com. James was the older brother of my great Uncle Alwyn, who married May Kellett, my...

 
Northampton Hospital Charitable Fund going to town to raise £350,000 for chemotherapy suite

Northampton Hospital Charitable Fund going to town to raise £350,000 for chemotherapy suite

The Northampton Hospital Charitable Fund (NHCF) is getting involved in a number of events to raise £350,000 needed to refurbish its chemotherapy treatment suite. Today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), staff members at Marks & Spencer, in Abington...

 
Tributes to Arnhem veteran Lew, 89

Tributes to Arnhem veteran Lew, 89

One of Britain's last veterans of the Second World War Battle of Arnhem has died at his home in Lutterworth. Lewis “Lew” Kemp, who was 89, had his funeral at Nuneaton crematorium this week. It was 70 years ago, as a 19-year-old member of the Parachute...

 
Jim Murphy: EU issue a real mouthful for islanders

Jim Murphy: EU issue a real mouthful for islanders

"WHAT will happen with the pound if we become independent?' was the question I was asked the other morning. It's a familiar question but this time asked in an unfamiliar accent, for the man was a young Latvian shell fish worker posing his query...

Scotsman, 07:15 in Politics
 
Council steps in after bus firm collapses

Council steps in after bus firm collapses

Popular community bus services across the Harrogate and North Yorkshire area are set to continue despite a long-established bus operator going bust. The Harrogate-based Little Red Bus company went into liquidation earlier this month after failing to...

 
Campaigners rally over library cuts

Campaigners rally over library cuts

A 7,400 signature-strong petition against the closure of Batley's iconic library building has been revived. It comes after Kirklees Council revealed it was considering a “drastic” option to close all but two libraries in North Kirklees as a...

 
Campaigners rally over library cuts

Campaigners rally over library cuts

A 7,400 signature-strong petition against the closure of Batley's iconic library building has been revived. It comes after Kirklees Council revealed it was considering a “drastic” option to close all but two libraries in North Kirklees as a...

 
Shirebrook thugs spared jail after town centre assault

Shirebrook thugs spared jail after town centre assault

Three Shirebrook thugs who chased a man along a town centre street before repeatedly punching and kicking him have all been spared immediate jail sentences. Brian Birch (20) of Highcliffe Avenue, Antony Christopher James Gregory (23) of Langwith Road,...

 
Fairfield dad’s mini Tour de France

Fairfield dad’s mini Tour de France

A Buxton dad who cycled to Paris in memory of his daughter has returned with aching legs and £2,000 for charity in sponsorship. After starting in London, Jim Lowe pedalled more than 300 miles across four days before reaching the finish line at the...

 
Council steps in after bus firm collapses

Council steps in after bus firm collapses

Popular community bus services across the Harrogate and North Yorkshire area are set to continue despite a long-established bus operator going bust. The Harrogate-based Little Red Bus company went into liquidation earlier this month after failing to...

 
Father arrested after tip raid bid

Father arrested after tip raid bid

A father-of-five was arrested after being seen at a waste tip trying to find items he could not afford to buy for the family home. Sean Godfrey, 44, of Beryl Avenue, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to being found on enclosed premises with the intention of...

 
Man had to be rescued from school’s roof

Man had to be rescued from school’s roof

A man had to be rescued from the roof of his old school after he climbed up and got stuck, a court was told. Shaun Taylor phoned 999 and had to be brought down from Stanley Junior School in Marton by firefighters. Taylor, who had done work with...

 
Man jailed over £2k home theft

Man jailed over £2k home theft

A painter abused the trust of a Blackpool businessman when he stole cash, jewellery and a games console worth almost £2,000 from the family home. David Willis was jailed for 14 weeks by a judge at Preston Crown Court, who told him: “The message must...

 

Sales success leads to jobs boost at Portmeirion

DOZENS of jobs are being created at tableware specialist Portmeirion as demand for 'Made in Britain' goods leads to a huge increase in production. Around 35 workers have been taken on by the Stoke business so far this year with the same number again...

 
Crewe officers appeal for information after teenager bundled into back of a car

Crewe officers appeal for information after teenager bundled into back of a car

OFFICERS from Cheshire Police are appealing for information after a teenager was involved in a struggle with another man and bundled into the back of a car. The incident, on Earle Street in Crewe, took place at about 11.30am today, with the vehicle...

 


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