News archive from 6 August 2014, page 13

Cheers! Jon’s plan for Harborough’s first micropub

Cheers! Jon’s plan for Harborough’s first micropub

Fancy a quiet little drink? Well the place to go could be a quiet little pub. And Harborough could get its first micropub this year, if former off-licence manager Jon Pollard gets his way. Mr Pollard – also known to Mail readers as occasional Mail...

 
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MPs have said there must be another way to deal with a funding shortfall that could lead to the closure of all but two libraries in Kirklees. Simon Reevell (Con, Dewsbury) blamed Kirklees Council for the threat to services, but Mike Wood (Lab, Batley...

 
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MPs have said there must be another way to deal with a funding shortfall that could lead to the closure of all but two libraries in Kirklees. Simon Reevell (Con, Dewsbury) blamed Kirklees Council for the threat to services, but Mike Wood (Lab, Batley...

 
TONY ON TV: Will it get to hot in the kitchen for Bake Off dozen?

TONY ON TV: Will it get to hot in the kitchen for Bake Off dozen?

THIS week marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, which is being honoured and remembered with a series of programmes reflecting the then and now. The BBC’s four-year commemoration of the conflict has so far been nothing short of...

 

Nottingham court listings: Who has been appearing before magistrates?

Lenton: Ashley King, 28, of Spencer Street, Derby, was fined £200 for drink-driving. He was behind the wheel of a Renault Clio in Derby Road on July 5. Magistrates in Nottingham heard he pleaded guilty after tests revealed he had 67 micrograms of...

 
'Unfit' Nottingham's health time bomb is ticking

'Unfit' Nottingham's health time bomb is ticking

UNFIT Nottingham has been rapped by a healthcare organisation today for lifestyles that place "an unnecessary extra burden" on the NHS. According to a report from Benenden Health, Nottingham people are... Dodging fruit and veg, eating 3.3...

 
What's on Tuesday August 6 and Wednesday August 7

What's on Tuesday August 6 and Wednesday August 7

Stapleford: Dig-in at Stapleford's community allotment, where people of all ages come to share their food-growing knowledge and skills. 10am-noon at Albany Allotments Site, Pasture Road, Stapleford. Call 07943 700302 to find out more. Eastwood: The DH...

 

'I'm being punished for having a disabled child' says Derby mum 'living in poverty'

JEN Wilcoxson works 100 hours a week as the full-time carer to her severely disabled son. For providing this round-the-clock care to 24-year-old Alex, who cannot walk or talk and is blind, the Mickleover mum receives £90 a week. Jen, of Bristol Drive,...

 

Derby Rolls-Royce plays key role in supersonic car aiming for world land speed record

DERBY'S Rolls-Royce has played a key role in the development of a supersonic car which aims to smash the world land speed record. The aero engine-maker, which is a major backer of the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) project, gave the engineering team...

 
Thorpe’s Cody still saving lives

Thorpe’s Cody still saving lives

A big-hearted Thorpe schoolgirl has officially unveiled an emergency device that could be the difference between life and death. Cody Hartley, 12, wrote to Asda head office to congratulate them on plans to equip more than 500 stores nationwide with...

 
Healthcare Trust gets ‘Good’ rating

Healthcare Trust gets ‘Good’ rating

Nottinghamshire Healthcare, the county's mental health, intellectual disability and community health service provider has been found to be providing "good' services overall with an "outstanding' rating for the caring attitude of its staff....

 
BT should be made to pay for their part in broadband farce

BT should be made to pay for their part in broadband farce

The Star Opinion column entitled "Digisaster' (Wednesday, July 30, 2014) has prompted me to add further comment about the Digital Region debacle. Without reiterating all of the points made, the most concerning ones are a) the present and...

 
Today’s Star columnist: Patrick Meleady

Today’s Star columnist: Patrick Meleady

Having returned to working in Burngreave after 15 years I was dismayed to hear people in influential positions putting down the area. Just as 20 years before I found these perceptions to be incorrect. Sadly there presents to be a prevailing view of...

 
Woodland work earns top prize

Woodland work earns top prize

Champions of the environment have taken centre stage at a county awards night. Community groups, schools and businesses attended the Love Northumberland Awards at The Alnwick Garden last week to highlight their valuable contribution to preserving and...

 
Lace up your trainers to run in Alice’s memory

Lace up your trainers to run in Alice’s memory

Runners in the Calder Valley are being urged to lace up their trainers and take part in Alice's Run for Leeds-based national charity Epilepsy Action. The 10k multi-terrain race will wind through the valley on Sunday, August 31. It will raise vital...

 


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