News archive from 7 August 2014, page 14

With Amey in charge we seem to lose out every way possible

With Amey in charge we seem to lose out every way possible

As Amey have been awarded a (very) long-term contract, could this be the reason they don't give a flying fig about common sense, the general public, or even health and safety? I refer to their working practice of starting a job but then just leaving...

 
Partner's tribute to cyclist Wendy Roberts, killed on Kingswood road minutes after finishing shift at care home

Partner's tribute to cyclist Wendy Roberts, killed on Kingswood road minutes after finishing shift at care...

A WOMAN cyclist was knocked down and killed just minutes after finishing a ten-hour shift at a care home. Wendy Roberts, 57, died of head injuries after she was hit by a Mercedes car on a crossing in Raich Carter Way, near the Roebank roundabout in...

 
£22 million car park, bus and train station planned for Lincoln

£22 million car park, bus and train station planned for Lincoln

Plans are being drawn up for a new £22 million car park, bus and train station in Lincoln. The City of Lincoln Council is behind the planned development, which will be built in the Tentercroft Street area of the city centre. Detailed proposals will be...

 
Steve Bruce: Let's make Hull City v AS Trencin the first of many special European nights

Steve Bruce: Let's make Hull City v AS Trencin the first of many special European nights

STEVE Bruce has called on his Hull City to make this evening's sold-out clash with AS Trencin the first of many "special" European nights at the KC Stadium this season. History will be made tonight as City host Slovakian side Trencin in the...

 

DEC launches Gaza crisis appeal

An appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in Gaza will be launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee tomorrow. The DEC, which brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in "times of crisis", said half a...

 

New plans for permanent gypsy site as travellers descend on Stoke-on-Trent

THE search is on for new sites for permanent gypsy camps in North Staffordshire - as even more travellers have descended on the area. The latest traveller camp has appeared on a council car park in Longton just days after gypsies arrived in Hanley and...

 
War epic deserving of many a standing ovation

War epic deserving of many a standing ovation

Epic, powerful, moving just three words I heard uttered by people coming out of The Maltings last Thursday and there could have been many other adjectives used. I’ve held The Tideline Runners on a pedestal since their barnstorming debut in 2012 and...

 

Arsenal transfer boost as target Daniel Agger begs Liverpool to sell him

Arsenal have moved a step closer to signing Liverpool defender Daniel Agger after he reportedly begged the Reds to let him leave this summer. The Gunners are considering a move for Denmark international Agger with Thomas Vermaelen all but certain to...

Metro, 07:33 in Sport
 

Bentilee mum's anger at being told to send children to school 1.7 miles away after missing out on preferred...

DEVASTATED mum Kelly Trevor faces having to walk almost two miles to take two of her children to lessons after being denied places at her first-choice schools. The housewife has been told to send five-year-old daughter Maisie and son Ethan, aged four,...

 
Port Vale: Norman Smurthwaite doubles his funding for Valiants

Port Vale: Norman Smurthwaite doubles his funding for Valiants

PORT Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite says he will put £500,000 into the club this season - double the amount he planned. Smurthwaite had pledged that, whatever the club raised through season-ticket sales, he would personally invest a further 25 per...

 
Bigamist: Man admits having two wives

Bigamist: Man admits having two wives

A BIGAMIST has been spared an immediate prison sentence after convincing a judge at Grimsby Crown Court that a custodial term would adversely affect his partner. Ian Bradley, 41, of Thealby Lane, Thealby, admitted going through a form of marriage...

 
New industry & jobs planned near town centre

New industry & jobs planned near town centre

BUSINESS in North Lincolnshire could be given a boost by the creation of several industrial units. Plans are being drawn up to install a number of the units in an area currently used as an unofficial overflow car park. Three larger units of around...

 
War epic deserving of many a standing ovation

War epic deserving of many a standing ovation

Epic, powerful, moving just three words I heard uttered by people coming out of The Maltings last Thursday and there could have been many other adjectives used. I’ve held The Tideline Runners on a pedestal since their barnstorming debut in 2012 and...

 
Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

Three treatments have shown especially promising results in monkeys, the researchers said. One, produced by tiny California biotech Mapp Biopharmaceutical, gained international prominence this week when it was given to two U.S. aid workers who...

 
Gainsborough: An owner of an engineering company beat up a man on Christmas Day

Gainsborough: An owner of an engineering company beat up a man on Christmas Day

A company boss who beat up a man in the early hours of Christmas Day has walked away from court with a suspended jail sentence. Lincoln Crown Court was told that James Priestley, who runs his own engineering company, believed he was about to be hit...

 


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