News archive from 2 June 2014, page 18

Seadrill signs $1.1 billion rig deal with Total

The vessel will be delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries' shipyard in Geoje, South Korea in August. (Reporting by Balazs Koranyi, editing by Terje Solsvik)

Reuters, 07:57 in Business
 
Poppy field dreams in Keele destroyed by the mystery of the serial weed killer

Poppy field dreams in Keele destroyed by the mystery of the serial weed killer

A MYSTERY visitor to a picturesque church has destroyed a poppy field which was being cultivated to commemorate the First World War. Parishioners at St John's Church, in Keele, believe the phantom weedkiller sprayer, who has struck at least four times...

 
Monday 2nd June: Traffic news for Mansfield, Ashfield and Alfreton

Monday 2nd June: Traffic news for Mansfield, Ashfield and Alfreton

Stationary traffic is being reported on the A61 Chesterfield Road heading into Alfreton. The length of the delays is not known, but it is advisable to find another route into the town in possible. Minor delays of four minutes re also being reported on...

 
Packaging firm marks 20 years reaching for sky

Packaging firm marks 20 years reaching for sky

A SCUNTHORPE packaging company is celebrating 20 years of business in the town. Skymark Packaging, based on Mannaberg Way, has been in the town for two decades, and has seen substantial growth over that period, becoming one of Europe's leading...

 

Two charged with Anthony Duffy murder

Two men are due in court this morning charged with the murder of Anthony Duffy in Aintree. Mr Duffy, 33, was stabbed in Melling Avenue in Aintree shortly before midnight on Tuesday last week. He later died in hospital. Shaun Walmsley, 25 of Wallace...

 

Scandal of Knowsley council overcharging taxi firms for licences by £160,000

by Helen Davies A COUNCIL overcharged taxi firms by £160,000 over three years for their licences. An investigation by accountancy firm PwC has discovered that cab operators in Knowsley were asked to pay £163,000 more than they should have. The council...

 
'Plumes of asbestos dust' led to death of Codnor 74-year-old

'Plumes of asbestos dust' led to death of Codnor 74-year-old

A PENSIONER who was exposed to asbestos while working for two different firms informed his own inquest about his contact with the deadly dust. Before his death, Norman Berry put together a statement about how he regularly inhaled asbestos and his...

 

Man, 43, critical with serious head injuries as 25-year-old is arrested following incident outside North...

A 43-YEAR-OLD man was on a life support machine last night after suffering major head injuries in an incident outside a pub. Police were called to the scene at about 4.20am yesterday morning. Paramedics treated the man before he was taken to Grimsby's...

 
Humber bank firm pledges huge donation towards major St Andrew's Hospice rebuild

Humber bank firm pledges huge donation towards major St Andrew's Hospice rebuild

A MAJOR Humber bank firm has pledged more than £20,000 towards new treatment rooms at St Andrew's Hospice's. Cristal Pigment UK, formerly Laporte, SCM and Millennium, has donated £22,400 to fund the Cristal Treatment Room at the hospice when...

 
Concerns for missing Warsop man and his 16-year-old son

Concerns for missing Warsop man and his 16-year-old son

Concerns are growing for a 75-year-old man who has been reported missing along with his autistic son. Michael Georgiou left home on Sunday and collected his son Savvas from school in Lincolnshire at about midday. They did not return to their Warsop...

 
Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

7.30am: The traffic lights are not working on Meadow Lane at North Rd/Station Boulevard, in Loughborough. Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Live-Traffic-travel-updates-Leicester/story-21172468-detail/story.html#ixzz33Sgyr0sM Read more at...

 

Mum of the Year: 'Overwhelmed' Rosie named winner at awards ceremony

A "truly inspirational" woman who has dedicated the past three decades to caring for hundreds of children has been named the Leicester Mercury's Mum of the Year. Rosie Little, who has been a foster carer for 28 years, said she was "gob...

 

Football fans pessimistic about England World Cup chances

With the tournament days away, World Cup fever is upon us, and the question on everyone's lips is: "Can England do it?" If your instinctive answer to that poser was "no", you might not be surprised to hear according to a new study,...

 
Cash for your community: Over to you for giveaway

Cash for your community: Over to you for giveaway

Voting starts today in our £35,000 Cash For Your Community giveaway. The Leicester Mercury has teamed up with Nottingham Building Society to run this scheme, which will benefit 150 community groups and charities. But the amount of money each of the...

 

Mum of the Year: Meet the runners-up

The two marvellous mothers chosen as runners-up in this year's Mum of the Year Awards are prime examples of women who put others before themselves. Sarah Bailey, of Northfields, Leicester, was nominated by her daughter, Rhia Hunting. Sarah, 47, is a...

 


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