News archive from 2 June 2014, page 19

Brave George, 84, in 12,000ft skydive in memory or wife Nora

An 84-year-old man who has never been in a plane before is to do a skydive from 12,000ft in memory of his wife. George Herrick will freefall for about 30 seconds in the tandem jump, travelling at speeds of up to 120mph. The instructor to whom George...

 
Car break-ins in Thurmaston, Market Harborough and Lutterworth

Car break-ins in Thurmaston, Market Harborough and Lutterworth

Police have urged shoppers to keep their cars locked and valuables hidden away after a spate of thefts. The warning was issued after thieves targeted parked vehicles in areas including Thurmaston, Market Harborough and Lutterworth. Officers said five...

 

Farewell as city judge Michael Pert QC moves on

Leicester's senior presiding judge, Michael Pert QC, is moving on after eight years in the post. Fellow judges, members of the Bar and Leicester Crown Court staff attended a farewell party on Friday to wish him well with his forthcoming duties as a...

 
East Midlands Airport taxis spot check

East Midlands Airport taxis spot check

Spot checks at East Midlands Airport have revealed most taxis were in good condition. The joint exercise, organised by North West Leicestershire District Council's licensing department and Leicestershire Police, found 77 out of the 96 vehicles checked...

 

UK's Halma buys U.S.-based safety products maker for $108 mIllion

The deal is expected to add to earnings immediately, the company said. Halma also said it had sold its Monitor Elevator Products Inc to Innovation Industries Inc for $6 million in cash with $900,000 retained in escrow for release in two years....

Reuters, 08:05 in Business
 
Derbyshire Traffic update (June 2)

Derbyshire Traffic update (June 2)

Commuters and residents in Derbyshire are facing the following problems on the roads this morning (Monday, June 2) - One lane closed on the M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a vehicle fire resulting in very...

 
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...

 
Concern for missing Warsop father and son

Concern for missing Warsop father and son

Concerns are growing for a 75-year-old man who has been reported missing along with his autistic son. Michael Georgiou left home yesterday, Sunday 1st June, and collected his son Savvas from school in Lincolnshire at about midday. They did not return...

 
Arsenal in for Mario Balotelli and Manchester United's Javier Hernandez in the spotlight

Arsenal in for Mario Balotelli and Manchester United's Javier Hernandez in the spotlight

- ARSENAL IN FOR BALOTELLI? - IT'S ALL FAB FOR LIVERPOOL! - MAN UTD STRIKER JAVIER HERNADEZ TO LEAVE? - KOKE HAS THE RIGHT FIZZ FOR UNITED ARSENAL IN FOR BALOTELLI? The future of AC Milan's Mario Balotelli has taken another twist with Arsenal keeping...

 
Convicted robber handed extra sentence for jailbreak

Convicted robber handed extra sentence for jailbreak

Buy photos » A WELLESBOURNE thief serving sentences totalling more than 12 years for robberies escaped by climbing a fence at the open prison where he was being held. But Mervin Mason, whose offences included the savage beating of a pensioner who was...

 
HS2 concerns put to government

HS2 concerns put to government

Ed Green, the new chief executive of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (s) THE new boss of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's first job has been to set out the environmental concerns of the controversial HS2 railway line. Ed Green, who has taken over as chief...

 
DNA cloning not for pear tree HS2 bosses told

DNA cloning not for pear tree HS2 bosses told

Buy photos » Cubbington Action Group say DNA cloning is the 'worst case scenario' for the ancient pear tree. 03.011.035.leam.nc PRESERVING Cubbington's ancient pear tree by DNA cloning is the 'worst case scenario', claim a village action group. HS2...

 
Man killed in M40 crash

Man killed in M40 crash

Buy photos » A MAN died after a car overturned on the M40 near Gaydon on Sunday morning. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the crash on the southbound carriageway of the motorway, near to junction 12, shortly before 10.25am. Two...

 
Did you miss this week's nostalgia articles in the Way We Were?

Did you miss this week's nostalgia articles in the Way We Were?

These are the latest articles from this week's edition of the Way We Were. Way We Were: Nursery nurses at The Elms, Shelton and at Belgrave House Day Nursery, Longton Way We Were: Spode and Copeland's Way We Were: Silverdale Colliery memories Way We...

 

Couple in court over toddler death

A mother and her boyfriend will stand trial today over their alleged involvement in the death of a two-year-old girl and the abuse of two other children. Toddler Amina Agboola died last November after arriving at Peterborough City Hospital with...

 


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