News archive from 4 August 2014, page 17

First World War: Derbyshire remembers...

First World War: Derbyshire remembers...

AS the country prepares to remember the outbreak of the First World War 100 years ago, Derby will hold a candlelit vigil in the Market Place tonight. Across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire, scores of services, vigils, exhibitions and wreath-laying...

 
Police warning after burglaries

Police warning after burglaries

Police have issued a warning to residents to keep doors and windows closed and locked after a spate of burglaries in Kimberley and Eastwood. In the last month there have been 26 reported burglaries in the area which targeted 18 houses — nine of which...

 
Nominate now for Isle’s night of pride

Nominate now for Isle’s night of pride

Now is the time to nominate unsung heroes from throughout the Isle, for a glittering awards ceremony next January. Selfless, strong or courageous people of any age can be recognised in the 2015 Pride of the Isle Awards, but first they must be put...

 

50ft chariot centrepiece of festival for worshippers in Leicester

A spectacular 50ft-tall chariot was pulled through Leicester city centre yesterday as part of a religious festival. The Hare Krishna Rathayatra Festival of Chariots, one of the biggest processions of its kind in Europe, saw the four-tonne vehicle...

 
'I'm disgusted thug will serve just five months, says mum of son blinded in attack

'I'm disgusted thug will serve just five months, says mum of son blinded in attack

The mother of a soldier blinded in one eye in an unprovoked attack has spoken of her disgust at hearing his attacker will be released from prison after serving just five months of a 23-month sentence. Alan Stafford and his step-brother Lee confronted...

 

Free fun for youths over school break

Free summer activity sessions for young people are being held at youth centres and parks. The activities are aimed at teenagers and will run throughout the holidays. They include street dance, hockey, cheerleading, football, dodgeball and tennis....

 

Teenager trapped on garage roof in Braunstone, Leicester

Fire crews were called to rescue a teenager from the roof of a garage. A 15-year-old boy is understood to have climbed on to the roof in Edward Avenue, Braunstone, Leicester, to help a neighbour, on Friday. When he got up there the neighbour realised...

 
Concern over rise in hoax fire calls

Concern over rise in hoax fire calls

THE number of hoax calls made to the fire service in North Lincolnshire doubled over the last year. In every other area covered by Humberside Fire and Rescue - Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire - the number of malicious...

 
A good deed for Kirklees libraries

A good deed for Kirklees libraries

Kirklees Council will not be able to close down Cleckheaton Library due to details written into its deed, a concerned user has claimed. Eileen Newsome, of Turnstead Close, said the deed under which the library was built ensured its use could not be...

 

Li Ka-shing's CKI considers bid for AWAS's aircraft sale

AWAS, [AWASA.UL], the aircraft leasing company owned by the British private equity firm, is in talks with potential bidders to sell a portfolio of about 100 newer aircraft, Reuters reported last week. Li's companies are seeking stable investments in...

Reuters, 07:57 in Business
 

JKX Oil & Gas says to take 'measures' after Ukraine tax hike

JKX said the most significant tax increase would apply to gas production, where the rate would approximately double to 55 percent between Aug. 1 and the end of the year. The company gave no further details about the measures that it plans to take. JKX...

Reuters, 07:57 in Business
 
Toxic Water Advisory For 400,000 In Ohio

Toxic Water Advisory For 400,000 In Ohio

Hundreds of thousands of people in Toledo, Ohio, are being told to avoid using the city's toxic tap water for a second day until more tests can be done. Mayor D Michael Collins said on Sunday that the latest tests indicated decreased levels of toxins,...

 
Families' anger as St Peter's Academy, in Fenton forces pupils to use public transport for first time

Families' anger as St Peter's Academy, in Fenton forces pupils to use public transport for first time

DOZENS of schoolchildren will be forced to travel to school on public transport as part of a shake-up in bus provision. St Peter's Academy, in Fenton, has not renewed its contract with Wardles Transport whose buses previously brought pupils to the...

 

New device means Derby deaf swimmer can hear in water for first time

A BUSINESSWOMAN who was born profoundly deaf has described the amazing moment when she was able to hear sounds while swimming. Katie-Louise Bailey said the reason she could not hear was genetic and it has meant she had to rely on sign language and lip...

 
It's not your speed but make of car that leads to road 'bullying'

It's not your speed but make of car that leads to road 'bullying'

MY attention was caught by Carolyn Bointon's article, "Only recklessness kills so let's increase the speed limit on A52" (July 22). I rarely use this road, though when I do, I would say that 50mph is fast enough. No, what really caught my...

 


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