News archive from 8 August 2013, page 9

Event's Savile-theme float attacked

The organisers of an annual community event have been criticised for allowing an "offensive and insensitive" Jimmy Savile themed float to enter the fancy dress parade. One man dressed up as the disgraced former television presenter while...

 
Jailed for 10 years after hammer attack on neighbour

Jailed for 10 years after hammer attack on neighbour

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday heard Mr Sutton saw Farrall on the landing outside his flat in Kensington Court, Fuller Street, as he went up the stairs. Prosecutor Fiona Cortese said: "As he opened the door, Mr Sutton felt several blows to...

 

Older people 'drinking too much'

People over 65 should be set lower safe drinking limits amid growing evidence they are bingeing on alcohol, academics have said. A team from Newcastle and Sunderland Universities have published a paper which looked into why elderly people are drinking...

 

Hot chocolate 'keeps brain healthy'

Hot chocolate can help older people keep their brains healthy, research has shown. Two cups of cocoa a day boosted blood flow to the brain and improved the memories of volunteers with narrowed arteries. The study involved 60 people with an average age...

 

Westgate to open next Tuesday

Westgate could be open by next Tuesday morning, Northern Gas Networks has announced. The gas works, which have closed the road off since June, were originally set to finish on September 1 and now look set to be completed by the end of next week....

 

‘Ofsted’s focus on better teaching is a good move’

Outstanding teaching should be a requirement for schools to gain the highest Ofsted rating. This is the view of representatives from two of south Warwickshire’s schools which have achieved the ‘outstanding’ status from the Government schools...

 
Medieval tithe barn unearthed on land in Southam set for development

Medieval tithe barn unearthed on land in Southam set for development

A tranch of Southam's history during the Medieval period has been unearthed while plans for a new complex for elderly people gets underway. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be a Medieval ‘tithe barn’ - as well as a Roman ditch - on...

 

Older people 'drinking too much'

People over 65 should be set lower safe drinking limits amid growing evidence they are bingeing on alcohol, academics have said. A team from Newcastle and Sunderland Universities have published a paper which looked into why elderly people are drinking...

 

Hot chocolate 'keeps brain healthy'

Hot chocolate can help older people keep their brains healthy, research has shown. Two cups of cocoa a day boosted blood flow to the brain and improved the memories of volunteers with narrowed arteries. The study involved 60 people with an average age...

 

Event's Savile-theme float attacked

The organisers of an annual community event have been criticised for allowing an "offensive and insensitive" Jimmy Savile themed float to enter the fancy dress parade. One man dressed up as the disgraced former television presenter while...

 

Older people 'drinking too much'

People over 65 should be set lower safe drinking limits amid growing evidence they are bingeing on alcohol, academics have said. A team from Newcastle and Sunderland Universities have published a paper which looked into why elderly people are drinking...

 

Hot chocolate 'keeps brain healthy'

Hot chocolate can help older people keep their brains healthy, research has shown. Two cups of cocoa a day boosted blood flow to the brain and improved the memories of volunteers with narrowed arteries. The study involved 60 people with an average age...

 
More job losses feared at Derby City Council

More job losses feared at Derby City Council

And he said the biggest budget hit was likely to be taken by "discretionary services" - or those that the council does not have to provide by law, including libraries, children's centres and leisure services. Adrian Morgan, regional...

 
Burglar told victim: 'Oops, wrong address'

Burglar told victim: 'Oops, wrong address'

As soon as Hall was confronted by the home-owners in Harrison Street, Derby, he apologised, said he was in the wrong house and left. Derby Crown Court heard that to enter the properties from the back, there was a service road which required a key....

 
'Horrendous smell' from livers dumped in Derby street

'Horrendous smell' from livers dumped in Derby street

But residents said they want more done to stop it from happening again. The council says it expects the situation to improve as it is recruiting more enforcement officers. Business Cards From Only £10.95 - 24hr Turnaround - www.myprint-2......

 


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