News archive from 4 December 2019

Drunk carer got behind the wheel because of her 'caring nature'

A professional carer caught drink-driving said her 'caring nature' was why she got behind the wheel. Nina Nuttall had been on the phone to a friend and she became worried they were feeling suicidal. She got into her Peugeot 207 to go and visit her and...

 

Man avoids jail over racist 999 call

A man who swore and used racist language while on a 999 call has avoided jail. Simon Taylor carried out a "drunken rant" to a call handler when he thought staff at a Derby shop had stolen his wallet, back in August. Southern Derbyshire...

 

Fresh calls to save derelict Derby building amid Marks and Spencer plan

A conservation group has renewed its call for the former Derby Fireplace Company building to be saved after plans to bulldoze it for a new M&S store were submitted. Developers want to build the store on the derelict site, off the A52 at the...

 

Banned driver took partner's car while three times drink-drive limit

A 36-year-old man took his partner's car while banned from the roads and more than three times the drink-drive limit, a court has heard. John Haddon, of Cleveland Close, in Swadlincote, admitted four charges at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court....

 

Bury MPs ranked in new People-Power Index

BURY'S most recent MPs were both ranked in the top half across the country in the new People-Power Index – but only just. The parliamentary league table, the first of its kind created by Change.org, looks at who listened to and engaged with their...

 

The moment 'drunken idiot' destroys Wetherspoon pub's Christmas tree

A lot of people enjoy a tipple at Christmas time, but one man's drunken antics crossed the line after he was filmed destroying a Wetherspoon pub's Christmas tree that staff had spent a lot of time decorating. According to Wales Online, the man was...

 

Pope Francis urges people to create Nativity scenes with their families

Pope Francis has urged Christians to set up as many Nativity scenes as possible this Christmas. This message was delivered on the first Sunday of Advent during his visit to Greccio in Italy - the site of the first Nativity scene, set up by St Francis...

 

This is what the law says about parent-and-child parking bays at supermarkets

One in four people using a parent-and-child bay weren't eligible to do so, according to new research. Comparison website Confused.com investigated the reasons why people misuse the bays - and which supermarkets have the worst offenders. Research...

 

Israel Folau reaches settlement with Rugby Australia

Rugby player Israel Folau has reached a settlement with Rugby Australia (RA) over his controversial sacking for writing anti-gay posts on social media. The former Wallabies star had been suing RA for A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m) after having his contract...

BBC, 06:32 in Sport
 

Patients in floods of tears after doctors surgery announces closure

Patients at a doctors surgery that announced it will close in the New Year have been left "devastated" and in floods of tears. Last month, Overseal Surgery in Hall Croft Avenue, revealed it will shut in the New Year due to staffing issues....

 

Owners of 750-year-old pub reveals plans for the future after it was shut

The owners of a historic 750-year-old village pub that recently closed say they want it to reopen "as quickly as possible". The Cock Inn in Sibson, near Hinckley , reportedly once provided refuge for outlaw Dick Turpin, but the venue closed...

 

Every food bank in Leicestershire and how you can access them over the next few weeks

With Christmas looming, most of us will be preparing to feed our families and stocking up on essentials. But for vulnerable people in Leicester this time of year can be especially difficult. Food poverty in the UK has been a widely reported issue in...

 

10 happiest places in UK ranked after major new survey

The 10 happiest places in the UK have been ranked thanks to a survey of 22,000 people. Residents were asked to rate their places on factors including community spirit, safety, friendliness, how polite locals are and the cost of living. They were also...

 

Katie Price rapped for breaching Instagram rules

Bankrupt Katie Price has been dealt another blow after she was reprimanded by watchdogs for not making clear an Instagram post was an advert. A post which promoted a Swarovski diamond-encrusted mobile phone case that retails for around £3,000 was...

 

Picture after man entered boy's bedroom and sexually assaulted him

Police have issued a new image of a man in an appeal for information after a young boy reported he was sexually assaulted in his bedroom by an intruder. Officers were called to a residential address on The Greenway in Ickenham, Hillingdon, soon after...

 


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