News archive from 9 August 2014, page 12

Timely advice on offer to GCSE and A-level students

Youngsters about to pick up their GCSE and A-level results are being advised to contact Connexions Leicester City if they need advice. The service, at 16 New Walk, will be providing a dedicated exam results advice service to help 16 and 18-year-olds...

 
Magna Carta link to town

Magna Carta link to town

A new museum could be built in Pontefract as part of the town's Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations next year. The Pontefract Magna Carta Group formed in January to plan events for next year’s 800th anniversary of the signing of the charter....

 

Fun way to improve your health

Families can find out more about improving their health at a series of roadshows. They are being hosted by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, which is responsible for mental and community health services, and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council....

 

Change to swimming lessons

Swimming lessons are set to undergo a revolution Hermitage and Hood Park leisure centres, in Whitwick and Ashby respectively, will be adopting a new way of teaching people how to swim. From September 27, children attending the North West...

 

Hunt for thugs who threw brick at car from bridge

Police are searching for thugs who threw a brick at a car from a railway bridge. The brick was thrown from the disused bridge in Grange Road, Hugglescote, near Coalville, at 4.15pm on Thursday, July 31. It smashed an approaching car's windscreen. The...

 

Witness plea after bar assault

A man was attacked by a group of men in a bar after he confronted a someone he believed had pushed his girlfriend. Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack, in Marz Bar, in Belvoir Street, Leicester, at 2.20am on Sunday, July 20. The...

 
Firm's paint used in poppy tribute

Firm's paint used in poppy tribute

The glowing bright red colour of thousands of ceramic poppies outside the Tower of London has been achieved with considerable input from a north west Leicestershire paint company. Art and craft manufacturer Calder Colours, based in Coalville, has...

 

Burglars raid village home in Leicestershire

Police have appealed for help tracing burglars who stole computer and electrical equipment from a village home. The house in Church Street, Billesdon, was burgled between 12.15am and 7.30am on Saturday, August 2. The intruders stole items including an...

 

MH17 air crash: Remains of Briton aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight identified

Forensic investigators have identified the remains of 23 passengers, including one Briton, who were aboard the Malaysian Airlines MH17 aircraft shot down over Ukraine last month. Experts in Hilversum, Holland, are using DNA and dental records to learn...

 

Traffic congestion alert over road improvements on A14

Drivers are warned to expect delays on journeys on the A14 between 9pm and 6am on Monday. Work is being carried out on the A14 between junction one and the M1 junction 19 at Catthorpe, due to Catthorpe improvement work. A road block will be set up on...

 
Hull City at VfB Stuttgart: Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson to make debuts

Hull City at VfB Stuttgart: Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson to make debuts

ANDY Robertson and Harry Maguire will both get the chance to press their claims for a Premier League debut next weekend when Hull City face VfB Stuttgart in their final friendly of pre-season tomorrow. City's hectic build-up to the new campaign...

 
Chester: Hull KR can still make play-offs after 'toughest' week

Chester: Hull KR can still make play-offs after 'toughest' week

Hull KR coach Chris Chester admits the last week has been his toughest since taking over from Craig Sandercock as Robins coach. The 35-year-old has experienced the high of beating St Helens but suffered lows in losing to Salford and Widnes. But he...

 
Now is an appropriate time to learn about Worksop’s heroes

Now is an appropriate time to learn about Worksop’s heroes

I was honoured on Monday evening to join veterans and local people at the Old Market Square in Worksop to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. The ‘Lights Out’ event was organised by the Royal British Legion and the Council...

 

Reid reveals breast cancer scare

Breakfast television presenter Susanna Reid has described her fear on finding a lump in her breast, as she encouraged women to go for regular cancer checks. The Good Morning Britain host and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant said she was...

 
Lincolnshire A&E bosses urge patients to stay away 'unless it's serious'

Lincolnshire A&E bosses urge patients to stay away 'unless it's serious'

Hospital bosses have urged patients to stay away from their accident and emergency departments unless they really need to attend. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which runs the A&E departments at Lincoln and Boston Pilgrim...

 


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