News archive from 5 July 2014, page 13

Doncaster Army cyclist tackles Tour de France Grand Depart route

Doncaster Army cyclist tackles Tour de France Grand Depart route

As cycling fever grips Yorkshire with Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France, an Army cyclist from Doncaster has cycled the 390 kilometre route in the county to assist in preparations. Major Dave Walker, 35, from Thorne was one of a 70-strong Armed...

 
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...

 
Tour fever to hit Wakefield

Tour fever to hit Wakefield

Tour De France fever is set to send Wakefield into a spin this weekend. The great race will be shown live on a big screen at Trinity Walk from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday while viewers will be able to cycle alongside the professionals as they...

 
Funeral was great way to celebrate Bernie

Funeral was great way to celebrate Bernie

It's been a difficult week for the Nolans, as they prepared to mark the anniversary of Bernie's death who died a year ago yesterday. The nation mourned the loss of the singing star last year after died from cancer on July 4. Wellwishers, including...

 
Pensioner not deemed a suicide risk was found hanged at home

Pensioner not deemed a suicide risk was found hanged at home

A pensioner was found hanged at his Blackpool home after suffering from depression, an inquest heard. Patrick Downey, 71, was found by a police officer at his home on Howard Street at just after 9.30pm on March 25. Blackpool Coroner’s Court was told...

 
Anger over ‘patchwork’ road repairs

Anger over ‘patchwork’ road repairs

Neighbours have criticised repairs carried out to their street which they say will leave them with a "patchwork quilt" two-tone road. Kingsway, South Shore, is being patched up as part of Blackpool Council’s Project 30 scheme. But residents...

 
Man burgled homes after smoking drugs

Man burgled homes after smoking drugs

A man looking to put his criminal ways behind him "reverted to type" after taking cannabis, a court has heard. Grant Tuckley, 22, of Dalton Street, St Annes, pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary, and asked for six other offences to be...

 
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...

 
Council accepts volunteer bid to run Deepings Library

Council accepts volunteer bid to run Deepings Library

Council officials have given the thumbs-up to a community bid to run a library threatened with closure on a voluntary basis. Lincolnshire County Council has approved the business plan put forward by the Friends of Deepings Library group. The library...

 
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...

 
Nikki’s class is just dandy

Nikki’s class is just dandy

A Leamington baby class has received a national accolade for the third year running. Dandy Development, run by mother-of-two Nikki Sayers was ‘Highly Recommended’ in the recent in last week’s International What’s On 4 Juniors Awards. This success...

 
Warwick mothers reaching across the world

Warwick mothers reaching across the world

Ever since her beautiful daughter Evelyn died, at the age of seven, Helen Smith has been trying to direct her grief towards useful projects. Evelyn collapsed and died at home in September last year despite Mrs Smith’s best efforts to re-start her...

 
Leamington Rotarians support polio campaign with stall at Warwickshire Pride

Leamington Rotarians support polio campaign with stall at Warwickshire Pride

Members of the Leamington Spa Regency Rotary Group joined in with Warwickshire Pride celebrations last Saturday and raised £160 for the End Polio Now campaign. They manned a stall with a ‘Purple Prizes for Polio at Pride’ tombola. Ian Brookes-Howells,...

 

High-tech firms put Derby in pole position at Formula One British Grand Prix

IF you took out all of the elements that Derbyshire companies contribute to the Formula One British Grand Prix, then the event would probably struggle to happen. There would be no hospitality areas and there would be no gravel traps to stop the cars...

 

Slideshow: King George V opens town school

A special selection of images feature in this week's Memory Lane. Submitted by reader Andrew Knighton, his collection shows the day that King George V and Queen Mary visited Ilkeston 100 years ago. They were in the town to open Ilkeston School, hence...

 


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