News archive from 5 July 2014, page 16

Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons' plan for growth gets £75m backing

Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons' plan for growth gets £75m backing

DERBYSHIRE chocolate-maker Thorntons has secured tens of millions of pounds in finance to help continue growing the business. The Somercotes firm's existing banking facilities, which total £57.5 million, were due to run until October, 2015. But its...

 
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...

 
Independent schools 'should not be Ofsted inspected', says Derbyshire head teacher

Independent schools 'should not be Ofsted inspected', says Derbyshire head teacher

A DERBYSHIRE head teacher is concerned that independent schools will be forced to face the same inspections that state schools undergo if Government plans to replace the Independent Schools Inspectorate go ahead. Keith Morrow, of The Elms Junior...

 
Derby parents of two-year-olds urged to apply for free childcare

Derby parents of two-year-olds urged to apply for free childcare

MORE two-year-olds in Derby will qualify for free childcare from September and parents are being urged to apply now so they do not miss out. Due to recent changes in eligibility criteria, more parents and carers will be able to apply for Derby City...

 

New £1.3m Alvaston Aldi store 'will clear the area up nicely'

A NEW Aldi supermarket in Alvaston "will clear the area up nicely", according to a city councillor. Councillor Robin Wood, who sits on Derby City Council's planning committee, made his remarks as the development was given the go-ahead. The...

 
Derby plans to lead global fight against slavery

Derby plans to lead global fight against slavery

VOLUNTEERS are to be trained to spot the signs of slavery in Derby as part of a scheme in which could see the city become a world leader. It is part of a plan to get the police, businesses, the council and voluntary and faith groups working together...

 

The Wild Side: Where you can track down reclusive water vole in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Ann Pocklington reports on the plight of our most endangered native mammal. A WALK along the Cromford Canal or by Carsington Water is always a treat but you may also be able to spot one of the county's most rapidly...

 

Cute or grumpy - kids get in the frame for Derby TogsQuad members

GRUMPY, cute, happy, cheeky, no matter what our children do, they make a great picture opportunity. We asked members of the Derby Telegraph's camera club, TogsQuad, to show us their best shots of youngsters - either relatives or friends - and this is...

 

Gillian speaks out to win MP Chris Williamson's public speaking trophy in Derby market place

TWO Derby schools have battled it out for this year's Chris Williamson Trophy for public speaking. After a week of workshops and a final live debate in the city's Market Place, Gillian Kachembere, of Landau Forte College, emerged the winner. It was...

 
Readers’ Pictures

Readers’ Pictures

STRANGE INSECT: "I'm not sure what sort of moth it is... it was on my patio at Weston ," says Kenny Kirton. READERS’ PICTURES: Sponsored by Veena Cornish Photography, Holbeach Bank Every month Veena rewards the taker of her favourite...

 
Free film showing at Vue Cinema

Free film showing at Vue Cinema

A FREE screening of a new football film will take place at Scunthorpe's Vue cinema, in the town centre, later this month. A preview screening of Believe (PG) will take place on Tuesday, July 15 at the cinema, ahead of the film's nationwide release on...

 
'Every day I smile at the miracle of Oliver's birth'

'Every day I smile at the miracle of Oliver's birth'

Baby Oliver Best is a dream come true for his parents Rachael and Richard. They had been trying for nearly 10 years to have a baby without success, but thanks to fertility treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary their son was born on Saturday, March...

 

Hundreds of school children carry on Olympic legacy

MORE than a thousand young athletes from across Nottinghamshire have taken part in this year's Sainsbury's School Games. The county finals, held at various venues across the city, saw children from 70 schools competing in 16 different sports - from...

 

Raid threatens future of 'hard-working' cafe

THE future of a city centre cafe is in doubt after raiders stole £500 and caused more than £2,000 worth of damage in the process. The break-in at Cappuchaino in Carrington Street took place between 8pm on Thursday and 7.50am on Friday. The thieves...

 
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...

 


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