News archive from 9 August 2014, page 14

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...

 
Firefighters begin eight-day strike across Northamptonshire in ongoing row over pensions

Firefighters begin eight-day strike across Northamptonshire in ongoing row over pensions

Firefighters will begin an eight-day strike in Northamptonshire today (Saturday). Members of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) will go on strike from today until Saturday August 16 in an ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions. The strike will...

 
Northamptonshire company support annual charity bike ride for Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Northamptonshire company support annual charity bike ride for Cynthia Spencer Hospice

A Northamptonshire food firm is supporting the annual Cycle 4 Cynthia bike ride with more than 1,000 riders expected to take part. Heygates Flour and Animal Feed based at Bugbrooke is not only entering a team into Cycle 4 Cynthia, which is this year...

 
Almost £24m paid out to Northampton General Hospital patients in five years

Almost £24m paid out to Northampton General Hospital patients in five years

Compensation payments to Northampton General Hospital patients totalled almost £24 million over five years, latest figures show. The exact total was £23.9 million, which was paid between 2008 and 2013. Payments by year (rounded) were: 2008/09 £3.7m,...

 
Aethelflaed book is talk of the town for Warwick

Aethelflaed book is talk of the town for Warwick

A book has been published to mark the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of Warwick in autumn 2014. Dark Age Warwick & the Warrior Queen, written by Warwick District Council’s heritage and arts manager Jeff Watkin, explores the story behind the...

 
Wheelchairs welcome at Saltisford - bike riders not

Wheelchairs welcome at Saltisford - bike riders not

A temporarily disabled man who has adapted a bicycle to help get him about has lodged a strong complaint against the discrimination he believes he suffered at the Saltisford arm of the Grand Union Canal. Andrew Robson has his right leg in a fixed...

 
Fundraising event proved to be a close shave for Steve

Fundraising event proved to be a close shave for Steve

Seeing his mother's fight against cancer has inspired a Leamington man to raise money by parting with something he held dear - his hair. Steve Rowbotham, 32, has admitted that he “really did not want to” have his hair shaved off but allowed a barber...

 
Sir Tom Finney is still a big draw for artist Dave

Sir Tom Finney is still a big draw for artist Dave

Artist Dave Wallace worshipped Tom Finney from afar. He only ever saw England’s greatest footballer play once – still dazzling in a testimonial match five years after he retired. But Dave’s caricature of the Preston Plumber is to get pride of place in...

 

Half a million loom bands to be given away at Derby shopping centre

HALF a million of this year's hottest toys will be given away at a week-long Derby shopping centre event. Loom bands are the latest craze and they will be available to children and adults in a model-building workshop. A dedicated creative area will be...

 
Anniversary celebrations

Anniversary celebrations

A Long Buckby couple have celebrated their diamond anniversary, marking 60 years since meeting at a Daventry cinema. Ron and Doreen Masters of Hammas Leys, Long Buckby didn’t let a sudden shower dampen their spirits on Thursday, July 28 when they put...

 
'We need combined Humber authority' - Hull City Council leader Steve Brady

'We need combined Humber authority' - Hull City Council leader Steve Brady

Hull City Council leader Steve Brady says a combined Humber authority must happen sooner rather than later. He believes a formal decision- making alliance of councils around the estuary is the only way of competing with the likes of Leeds, Sheffield...

 

Latvian lorry driver locked up for smuggling two-million cigarettes through Immingham Docks

A LATVIAN lorry driver who smuggled more than two- million cigarettes through Immingham Docks - dodging "huge" potential duty of nearly £500,000 - has been jailed. He was part of a professional smuggling operation and had travelled from...

 
Nottingham judge joins in outcry over knife crime

Nottingham judge joins in outcry over knife crime

PUBLIC outrage at knife crime has been highlighted by Nottingham's most senior judge as he locked up a teenager for stabbing a friend. Judge Michael Stokes QC said the use of knives by young men was one of the public's greatest fears. Army cadet...

 
More than 600 people sign petition over on-the-spot tram fines

More than 600 people sign petition over on-the-spot tram fines

IT has been one of the more contentious changes to public transport in recent years. The switchover from buying tickets from conductors to buy-before-you-board on Nottingham's tram system has led to hundreds of fines for people either not familiar...

 
Doncaster prison murder ‘was self defence’

Doncaster prison murder ‘was self defence’

A man accused of murdering a South Yorkshire prison inmate was defending himself against a knife-wielding "maniac', a court heard. Autistic Julian Maylor, aged 24, denies murdering 22-year-old Michael Hennessy, who was stabbed to death at...

 


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