News archive from 8 January 2014, page 19

Hunt is on for Barnsley's oldest appliance

Hunt is on for Barnsley's oldest appliance

Have you got the appliance that defies science? A cooker, fridge, kettle or washer that simply refuses to die?   After Royston's Maggie Grayson told us she had been using her freezer for 38 years straight, we decided to find Barnsley's oldest...

 
It's Christmas all year round at Elm Court

It's Christmas all year round at Elm Court

Christmas comes but once a year...unless you live in Elm Court, Worsbrough, when it can now be Christmassy all year round.   Residents of the sheltered housing scheme are feeling festive after Worsbrough Council planted them a Christmas tree.  ...

 
Feline fugitive reunited with owner after ten years

Feline fugitive reunited with owner after ten years

A couple were delighted to be reunited with their pet cat - ten years after it ran away. Mark and Lisa Taylor were devastated when one–year–old puss Tigger disappeared on the day they moved from their former home in Dales Road, Matlock, to their...

 
Club members 'saddened and angry' by lack of answers

Club members 'saddened and angry' by lack of answers

Members of a working men's club which closed suddenly last month amid financial problems say they are saddened and angry by the lack of answers from the committee about what happened.   A meeting due to take place about Athersley Social WMC on Tuesday...

 
Architect fined after Peak Park dispute

Architect fined after Peak Park dispute

An architect has been fined £1,000 after being found guilty of misconduct by a panel of professionals. Adrian Russell, of Bakewell, was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), which regulates architects. He...

 
Club members 'saddened and angry' by lack of answers

Club members 'saddened and angry' by lack of answers

Members of a working men's club which closed suddenly last month amid financial problems say they are saddened and angry by the lack of answers from the committee about what happened.   A meeting due to take place about Athersley Social WMC on Tuesday...

 
House of Commons backs Vinny's cause

House of Commons backs Vinny's cause

An influential commons committee has backed MP John Healey's calls for immediate changes to the NHS complaints process after he took the case of Goldthorpe toddler Vinny Duggan to Westminster.   Mr Healey took up Vinny's case more than a year ago and...

 

‘Flying Mile’ smash a year after tragic crash killed two teens

A crash involving 12 people happened on a stretch of highway dubbed "death road' - a year after two teenagers died in a crash at the same spot. Four people were taken to hospital after a four-car collision at Spancarr crossroads, Ashover on a...

 
61-year-old 'tickled pink' about tenth marathon

61-year-old 'tickled pink' about tenth marathon

Marathon man Roger Cousins hopes to break the £25,000 charity fundraising barrier when he tackles his tenth consecutive London Marathon next month.   The 61-year-old school caretaker has pounded the pavements for the past decade in order to help a...

 

Had no driving licence since 2005

A man caught drink-driving in Whaley Bridge did not have a driving licence, a court heard. Police on duty at Bridgemont on August 10 stopped a Honda Civic being driven by Philip Mark Hallam, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard. They noticed he smelt...

 

Sainsbury's enjoys busiest week

Sainsbury's enjoyed its busiest trading week ever in the run-up to Christmas, helping like-for-like sales in its latest quarter climb by 0.2%. Chief executive Justin King said the 14 weeks to January 4 had been a "very tough sales...

 
Aldi 'trout' star spills the beans

Aldi 'trout' star spills the beans

With his distinctive dialect and no-nonsense blunt attitude to life, Alan Smedley has become a bit of a star after appearing in a television advert for a supermarket.   The 74-year-old retired engineer, and friend of Barnsley's former world champion...

 

VIDEO: Striking the pose for charity

Matlock businesses worked together to hold a glitzy evening and raise cash for a local charity. Clothing stores Geisha, in Firs Parade, Bella Figura, in Smedley Street, and Grace, in Crown Square, held a fashion show at Stancliffe Hall, in Darley Dale...

 

House prices see 7.5% increase

House prices surged by 7.5% annually in December but fell back month-on-month for the first time in almost a year, Halifax has reported. The year-on-year increase was close to a 7.7% rise recorded in November, which was the highest annual lift seen in...

 

TV star Kiernan's son found dead

The 12-year-old son of Still Game star Ford Kiernan has been found dead. Police were called to the family's home in the west end of Glasgow on Monday night following a report that a boy had died. The death of Sonny Kiernan is being treated as...

 


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