News archive from 5 December 2019

Bury health services as record numbers visit A&E this winter

RECORD numbers of people are arriving at A&E, waiting lists are growing and cancer patients are not being seen on time as NHS bosses warn that they may not be able to plug a multi-million pound financial gap in the budget by next year. Urgent care...

 

Bury's most wanted — December 5, 2019

Each week police appeal to readers of the Bury Times for help to find wanted suspects SAM FLEMING, aged 28, from Cheetham Hill and frequents the Bury area. He is wanted for harassment. TOMMY YOUNG, aged 20, from Bury and frequents the Bury area. He is...

 

Bury Council could change taxi licence plate rules after attacks

BURY Council could heed to calls from cabbies to change its rules on number plates to protect passengers and drivers. The town hall is considering whether to remove the requirement for a front licence plate on private hire vehicles and hackney...

 

The Bury children without a home

MORE than 60 children in Bury were homeless and living in temporary accommodation in March, new figures reveal. This is the equivalent of one for every mainstream state-school in the borough. Government statistics showed that one in 686 of Bury’s...

 

Five accused over granddad murder in Chaddesden appear in court

Five people have appeared in court in Derby in connection with the alleged murder of a grandfather in Chaddesden. John Williams, Kurt Guy, Jacob Ali, Thai Johnson and Zak Stevens spoke only to confirm they names when they appeared in the dock from...

 

Red Bull vandal who smashed up Derby police station now admits bomb hoax

A man who caused damage to a Derby police station with a hammer has been back at court after being charged with communicating a bomb hoax. Liam Chambers tried to smash up Pear Tree police station back in July, because he had "drunk too much Red...

 

Heartfelt Christmas advert gives John Lewis a run for its money - and it cost less than £100 to make

Every Christmas John Lewis captures the hearts of nation with a tear-jerking Christmas advert that costs millions to make. But a family-owned hardware shop has proved it doesn't need to cost a fortune to create a heartfelt festive advert. The ad -...

 

Tragic Derbyshire dad found with gunshot wound to his head

A Derbyshire dad was found dead with a shotgun wound to his head, an inquest has heard. Kevin Arthur Limer, 50, was discovered Corley Lane, in Bradley, on November 19. An inquest into his death was opened at Derby Coroners’ Court today. The court...

 

Referendum day photo riddle calls Kate Griffiths' Brexit stance into question

Tory election hopeful Kate Griffiths' stance on Brexit has been called into question after a photograph taken three years ago resurfaced. Mrs Griffiths, who is contesting the Burton seat in the General Election, recently posted on Facebook saying she...

 

Tributes to 'bubbly, strong' mum of five who died suddenly

The best pal of a Burton mum-of-five who died suddenly from cancer has paid tribute to her "bubbly and strong" friend. Joanna Rees was just 42 when she died. After finding a lump in her breast the mother-of-five went to a doctor who told her...

 

Five clever ways to wrap a big present without revealing what it is

Part of the fun of opening presents on Christmas morning is the surprise - and trying to work out what you've got before you get the paper off. But if you are giving something big like a new bike or scooter at Christmas, that can be hard to disguise....

 

Flooring stuck down with tape and damp walls discovered by inspectors on visit to 'requires improvement'...

Areas of damp, floors repaired with sticky tape, damaged walls and trip hazards were among concerns raised by inspectors when they visited a residential home run by Mencap.  The charity run facility - 45 Park Road - in Loughborough, is home to seven...

 

Well-known Burton school head teacher to retire after 17 years in charge

A Burton head teacher has decided to call time on her career after more than 35 years of teaching. Jackie Percy has spent the last 17 years working as a head teacher at the Foundation Federations High School in in Stretton. She had previously worked...

 

'Firms aren't doing enough to enable employees to work flexibly'

Firms are not doing enough to enable employees to work flexibly, new research suggests. That is despite recent studies showing the many benefits of flexible working such as increased productivity and loyalty. One in three of 2,000 adults surveyed by...

 

Airline trialling edible coffee cups

Air New Zealand has begun trialling a new innovation in its battle against waste - an edible coffee cup. The cups are baked from a biscuit base, are vanilla-flavoured, leak-proof and can double as a dessert bowl. Nike Chave, of the airline, said while...

 


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