News archive from 5 July 2014, page 12

Woman, 101, urges judge to keep Leicester residential home open

The family of a 101-year-old woman has called on a judge to overturn a council's plan to close a residential home. The family of Amrutben Karia launched a passionate campaign to halt the closure of Leicester's Herrick Lodge after the city council...

 
East Midlands: BHF reveals its quirkiest donations

East Midlands: BHF reveals its quirkiest donations

What do a lead safe, a camera lens and a motorcycle suit have in common? No, it’s not the start of a bad joke: they’re all on the list of the top ten most unique items sold on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) eBay store – bhf.org.uk/ebay - which...

 
Teen thug wouldn’t stop attacking girlfriend because he was ‘enjoying it too much’

Teen thug wouldn’t stop attacking girlfriend because he was ‘enjoying it too much’

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy with an appalling record of violence has been caged for a vicious attack on his former girlfriend. Rhys Parker stamped on the 18-year-old’s head and then bit her on the face and forehead during the shocking attack. At one stage, sick...

 
JAILED: Unqualified driver hit 80mph fleeing police through Scunthorpe

JAILED: Unqualified driver hit 80mph fleeing police through Scunthorpe

A WOMAN was jailed for dangerous driving after travelling at speeds above 80mph on residential streets while trying to flee police. Donna Leadenham, 49, who held only a provisional driving licence, led officers from Messingham and through Scunthorpe...

 
Parishioner hit by missile during church service in Chickenley

Parishioner hit by missile during church service in Chickenley

A congregation fears its church is at risk of closing as the cost of repairing "soul destroying" vandalism racks up. Four windows at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Chickenley have been smashed in the past four months. They have been...

 
Meeting called to debate ‘teenage transport tax’

Meeting called to debate ‘teenage transport tax’

With pressure mounting to reverse a decision to axe free transport for students, Northumberland County Council has agreed to hold an extraordinary meeting in Morpeth next week. Angry parents and opponents of the Labour administration at county hall...

 
County council: meeting could cost £45K

County council: meeting could cost £45K

Public debate on a controversial county council decisions will finally take place after a cancelled meeting was rescheduled. But Northumberland County Council leaders say the move could cost taxpayers about £45,000. A full council meeting was...

 
Parishioner hit by missile during church service in Chickenley

Parishioner hit by missile during church service in Chickenley

A congregation fears its church is at risk of closing as the cost of repairing "soul destroying" vandalism racks up. Four windows at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Chickenley have been smashed in the past four months. They have been...

 
Partnership is just the ticket for Peak District travel

Partnership is just the ticket for Peak District travel

Two transport providers have linked up to make travel in the Peaks easier. Peak Rail has teamed up with High Peak Buses to launch a new joint ticket, which offers unlimited travel on Transpeak bus services and Peak Rail heritage trains. The new ‘Twin...

 
Vet to the rescue of two exotic patients

Vet to the rescue of two exotic patients

All creatures great and small come through the doors of Morpeth's largest veterinary practice, but two recent casualties were more unusual than most. For a poorly pelican and bearded dragon were among the recent patients at Robson and Prescott’s...

 
Dean Walling: Sean Newton's commitment will go a long way to helping Lincoln prosper

Dean Walling: Sean Newton's commitment will go a long way to helping Lincoln prosper

Schoey bust my nose but I got him back and made a friend The Luis Suarez biting incident was very bizarre. It shows that you just can't get away with things that you probably could years ago. When I was playing football, all sorts of things used to...

 
Lincolnshire cricket coach Mark Fell confident side can build on recent victory

Lincolnshire cricket coach Mark Fell confident side can build on recent victory

Mark Fell is convinced a buoyant Lincolnshire side will give Minor Counties big guns Cambridgeshire a run for their money if they can replicate the spirit of their dramatic victory over Northumberland. An Eastern Division campaign which threatened to...

 
Lincolnshire cycling bosses to learn lessons from British Tour de France stages

Lincolnshire cycling bosses to learn lessons from British Tour de France stages

Cycling officials in Lincolnshire are preparing to learn lessons from the world's top bike ride when the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire this weekend. The White Rose county is preparing for an influx of visitors for the first two days of the...

 
Hartsholme Country Park ticks: Victims warn others to be vigilant

Hartsholme Country Park ticks: Victims warn others to be vigilant

Visitors to Hartsholme Country Park who have been bitten by blood-sucking parasites are warning others to be vigilant. The ticks can, in extreme cases, cause facial paralysis if the Lyme Disease they can pass on is not treated. And victims of bites...

 
Victims of violence to be helped in Derbyshire after projects get Government funding

Victims of violence to be helped in Derbyshire after projects get Government funding

Two safeguarding projects designed to protect victims of violence in Derbyshire have won Government funding through a successful bid by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles. Part of the £12.5 million Ministry of Justice Competed...

 


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