News archive from 9 February 2014, page 19

New centre plans

New centre plans

A Lancashire location has been decided for the first overnight break centre for children with disabilities. Lynnhurst, a former residential home in Stansfield Lane, Farington, near Leyland will become the new centre serving Preston, Chorley and South...

 
PLAYING FIELD: It’s the cloak of secrecy I find disturbing

PLAYING FIELD: It’s the cloak of secrecy I find disturbing

I am appalled at the level of subsidy granted to the Spalding Football Club by South Holland District Council. I have walked past the Halley Stewart Field many times during a home game and wondered how they managed to pay for the upkeep of the ground...

 
Leamington stands in for New York this Christmas

Leamington stands in for New York this Christmas

Buy photos » Nativity 2 starred Marc Wootton and David Tennant (s) LEAMINGTON will be standing in for New York next Christmas - or at least a small part of it will. The town's All Saints' Church was recently taken over by film folk for a day while...

 
Whitnash Primary on song at LG Young Voices concert

Whitnash Primary on song at LG Young Voices concert

Buy photos » Youngsters from Whitnash Primary School took part in the Young Voices 2014 concert at the LG Arena in Birmingham. (s) ANGELIC-voiced youngsters hit all the right notes at a special concert. Pupils from Whitnash Primary School travelled to...

 
Grantham Journal letter: We too have this parking problem

Grantham Journal letter: We too have this parking problem

With regards to the front page story about commuters parking around residential streets (Journal, January 17), we have a similar problem in the Redcross Street/Alford Street/Park Road area. I was on a committee trying to get resident parking several...

 
Success for Ilkeston student

Success for Ilkeston student

Research by an Ilkeston student at the University of Derby Buxton is helping a new type of visitor to Chatsworth House understand how the stately home preserves its heritage while giving tourists a great day out. Schools and colleges have begun to use...

 
Gregg Nunney: This quiz fan is regularly flummoxed

Gregg Nunney: This quiz fan is regularly flummoxed

I've always been a fan of quiz shows on TV. It must stem back to the 80s somewhere as I have vague memories of trying to decipher the seemingly meaningless
riddles on 3-2-1. My passion for game shows reached such epic proportions that once,...

 
Enterprising students

Enterprising students

Enterprising students from Robert Smyth had success in a young enterprise scheme. They set up the Blue Flame company selling decorative mosaic mirrors and had just returned from an international fair on Holland. Pictured from left to right are Phil...

 
Firefighters saved pet food shop from blaze

Firefighters saved pet food shop from blaze

The owner of a pet food shop in Northampton said the quick-thinking of firefighters helped save her business from being burned to the ground. Yvonne Hamson, who runs Pets Pantry, in Collingwood Road, Abington, expressed her gratitude to Northants Fire...

 
Entries open for Northampton’s Race For Life

Entries open for Northampton’s Race For Life

Northampton's 2014 Race For Life event, which last year attracted nearly 5,000 women and raised £278,607, is now open for entries. The race, which is run in conjunction with Tesco, takes place on Sunday, June 8 at Abington Park, with five and 10...

 
Pubwatch hits back at Northamptonshire chief constable

Pubwatch hits back at Northamptonshire chief constable

The chief constable of Northamptonshire Police is wrong to call for a 3am curfew on alcohol sales, according to the chairman of Northampton Pubwatch Association. Karim Ayoubi said crime rates in the town centre were “tumbling” and an additional curfew...

 
Senior Northamptonshire cop says ‘don’t open your doors at night’

Senior Northamptonshire cop says ‘don’t open your doors at night’

A senior Northamptonshire Police officer has urged people not to answer their doors at night to unexpected callers, to help decrease their chances of being the victim of a crime. Following a spate of robberies in Northampton in the last two months,...

 
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...

 
Mansfield pupils receive Gideon bibles

Mansfield pupils receive Gideon bibles

Samworth Church Academy's year 7 students took receipt of a bible each, courtesy of religious group, The Gideons. Pupil Molly Williams, said: “I am happy to have received the gift and I have learned that the Harry Potter books sold about 400 million...

 
Storyteller in town for kids

Storyteller in town for kids

Stories, poems and songs will all be brought to life at a special classic book event at Eastwood's DH Lawrence Heritage Centre this February half term. Professional storyteller Sophie Snell will entertain children with a variety of the old traditional...

 


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