News archive from 9 February 2014, page 18

Diamond couple’s life of service together

Diamond couple’s life of service together

Not being afraid to say sorry is one of many secrets to a happy marriage according to a couple, originally from Dewsbury, who are celebrating 60 years together. Alan and Jean Allsopp, who now live in Driffield, East Yorkshire, were married at...

 
Grantham Journal letter: Houses don’t come with a right to park

Grantham Journal letter: Houses don’t come with a right to park

When are people going to realise that buying a property with no off-road parking facilities does not entitle them to the sole right to park on the road outside said properties? So, buying a house in the the town centre entitles the owner to a lifetime...

 

Monte Paschi foundation in talks with Qatar on stake sale - report

But the bank was forced to delay the cash call until mid-2014 after its top investor with 33.5 percent, a charitable foundation with links to local politicians, said it needed more time to sell down its stake to pay back creditors. Without naming a...

Reuters, 07:55 in Business
 
Women urged to Race for Life

Women urged to Race for Life

Women are being urged to sign up for this year's Race for Life in Pontefract. Entries are now open for a 5k or 10k event at 10.30am on Sunday, July 23 at Pontefract Racecourse. The women-only events, which take place across the country, raise funds...

 
Hannah-Jayne lands Miss Derby crown

Hannah-Jayne lands Miss Derby crown

A teenager from West Hallam is preparing to do battle for the prestigious Miss England title - after being crowned Miss Derby. Hannah-Jayne Talbot, 19, who is a part-time sales assistant, decided to enter the competition in the city after being...

 
Keep collecting for Pennies For Our Heroes

Keep collecting for Pennies For Our Heroes

Remember to get collecting that loose change and fill up jam jars for the "Tiser's Pennies For Our Heroes campaign. We are trying to raise cash to pay for a tribute to the women and men who gave their lives during the ‘Great War.’ The ‘Tiser have...

 
Plans for new joint 999 base

Plans for new joint 999 base

A £7million plan to merge Derbyshire's police and fire headquarters have been unveiled. Both emergency organisations say their HQs are currently housed in old, ‘fragmented’ buildings that are no longer 
efficient due to the cost of heating and...

 
Garden to honour heroes

Garden to honour heroes

A community group will transform a grassy verge into a memorial garden to mark the centenary of the beginning of the first world war. Birstall In Bloom is planning to convert the site by Birstall Community Centre into a space of remembrance for the...

 
Most parents don’t want to miss school

Most parents don’t want to miss school

As half-term approaches, many families will be keen to take their children on holiday - perhaps for a sunny break away from the UK's wind or rain, or maybe to hit the ski slopes. But the sad reality is, unless they’ve already made a booking, most...

 
Painted poo bid to kerb dog fouling

Painted poo bid to kerb dog fouling

Dog dirt in Carnforth could be sprayed with fluorescent paint in a bid to highlight the problem in the town. A town council meeting approved the idea in December but at last month’s meeting, Coun Ian Dent raised concerns that the paint was likely to...

 

Scottish independence could mean 'border checks' for crossing Geordies

Northerners crossing into bonny Scotland are “more than likely” to be subject to border controls if Scotland goes independent, it has been claimed. Sources from “the highest levels of the MoD” have reportedly advised that border controls are a “high...

 

North Shields garage owner ordered to drop 'Jaguar' from company name

Garage owner Alan Carr has hatched a cunning plan to win his battle with car giant Jaguar – changing his name to mirror his business. Alan has run Alan Carr Jaguar Services for 14 years, but has now been told he is no longer allowed to use “Jaguar” in...

 

Vera Baird reveals plans to crack down on 'drink crime'

Tough-talking police commissioner Vera Baird is preparing for a new crackdown on drink crime. The police boss has said she wants to use a new tax on late-night clubs just for policing the city centre at night, rather than using the levy to offset cuts...

 

Masked machete robbers make off with ATM cash in Middlesbrough

A hunt s on to find machete-wielding masked thugs who made off with a haul of money after targeting security guards as they filled up a cash machine. The balaclava-clad thugs threatened two Loomis security guards outside Sainsbury’s on Crescent Road...

 
Grants to make Peak bike friendly

Grants to make Peak bike friendly

A new grant scheme has been launched to help make the Peak District more welcoming for High Peak cyclists. Funding of up to £10,000 is available to businesses, parish councils and community groups, who can now apply for financial help to improve...

 


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