News archive from 8 January 2014, page 11

Spooky goings on in the Dales

Spooky goings on in the Dales

Ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night will be out in force this Halloween to entertain the Dales. Wirksworth’s Rotary Club is hosting a twilight walk this Saturday, setting off from the Market Place at 4pm. Adults cost £2 with children...

 
Public outcry over licence proposal

Public outcry over licence proposal

A football club has defended a controversial proposal to sell alcohol in the face of public uproar. Derbyshire Dales District Council received scores of letters from concerned members of the public after Bakewell Town Football Club applied for a...

 
Police highlight inappropriate calls on 101 anniversary

Police highlight inappropriate calls on 101 anniversary

Derbyshire police have released examples of inappropriate calls to police as a reminder to people when to dial 999 and when to call the non-emergency number. The reminder comes on the second anniversary of the introduction of 101 as the number to call...

 
Heather swaps roles after 34 years as cook

Heather swaps roles after 34 years as cook

A school cook has retired from the kitchen after more than three decades in the job. Heather Maddison, 64, started work at Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney as a cook supervisor when the school opened in 1979. She spent her last day in the kitchen...

 
Air Ambulance called to primary school

Air Ambulance called to primary school

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called out to Middleton Cheney Primary School this morning after a 55 year-old member of staff sustained a head injury after falling inside the school sports hall. The ambulance crew...

 

Waitrose Christmas sales rise 3.1 percent

Waitrose, part of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership, said on Wednesday that for the five week period ending on December 24 underlying sales excluding fuel were 3.1 percent higher than last year. That compared with a 0.2 percent rise in...

Reuters, 08:52 in Business
 
Care company invests in charity

Care company invests in charity

Content Care Ltd, a Greatworth Hall-based community care company, has recently bought a cardiac defibrillator to donate to Brackley Community First Responders (CFR). Brackley CFR is a voluntary charity which provides trained local responders who may...

 
80 beds closed at height of bug outbreak

80 beds closed at height of bug outbreak

2 Images AN outbreak of the norovirus which at its height closed 80 beds at Burton's Queen's Hospital is now under control, bosses have said. The highly-contagious winter vomiting bug took hold of the hospital during the last month, the Mail has...

 
Flooding latest:

Flooding latest:

After more heavy rain over night an amber flood warning remains in place on the River Cherwell this morning (Tuesday) urging residents to "be prepared' for flooding. The latest flooding forecast issued by the Environment Agency yesterday (Monday)...

 
Order may see club demolished to enlarge mall

Order may see club demolished to enlarge mall

The future of the popular GF Sports and Social Club may be out of members' hands if developers of a planned shopping extension win use of a compulsory purchase order. The club committee has vowed to fight such a move ‘as far as we can’. Chairman Rob...

 
Four bundles of joy born at the Horton

Four bundles of joy born at the Horton

Four babies were welcomed to the world at Banbury's Horton General Hospital on Christmas Day. One of them was little Huw William Peter Osborne, who was born at 5.05am to proud parents Gemma and Tom Osborne of Keytes Close, Adderbury. Their first child...

 
Christmas present by very special delivery

Christmas present by very special delivery

A beautiful baby girl was the surprise Christmas present for a Brackley couple. Little Lola Robyn Harber was not due until New Year’s Day. But much to the surprise of her parents Colin Harber and Larna Wilkie, the 6lb 6oz tot decided to arrive a week...

 
Jeweller claims expansion will help tourism

Jeweller claims expansion will help tourism

A family firm has big plans for expansion, which it hopes will create jobs, aid education and support tourism. CW Sellors has submitted a planning application to Derbyshire Dales District Council to create a new base at Carsington Water. The business,...

 

Crews called to car blaze

Firefighters were called to a 4 x 4 on fire in Tansley. The crew from Matlock attended Nottingham Road at about 9pm on Wednesday, October 23. Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the blaze. The firefighters left at 9.25pm.

 

Arsenal add to Man U woe with Carvalho move as Vidic 'quits'

THERE was a time when Arsenal's chances of beating Manchester United to the hand of a European hotshot were about as good as Sunderland's, or Swansea's, of beating the Red Devils in the cup. But with United falling faster than the rain over Somerset,...

The Week, 08:56 in Sport
 


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