News archive from 9 August 2014, page 15

Warwick Rocks cancelled over red tape claims

Warwick Rocks cancelled over red tape claims

Buy photos » Lights, camera, no action - organisers of Warwick Rocks say they had no choice but to cancel this year's film and food festival. 33.013.022.leam.nc1 ORGANISERS of Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival are devastated after red tape forced...

 
Doctors warn of strain on GP surgeries

Doctors warn of strain on GP surgeries

Buy photos » GP surgeries across South Warwickshire are at breaking point claim doctors. A total of 87 general practitioners from across the county have spoken out and made a desperate plea for increased government support. In an open letter - also...

 
Star opinion: New hope for a new season

Star opinion: New hope for a new season

It has hardly been a drought of football between the end of last season and the beginning of this but it is still good to see the new campaign getting under way today. A World Cup, while interesting for the football purist, can never fill the Saturday...

 
Star Letter: Workers live under shadow of Tories’ new anti-strike threat

Star Letter: Workers live under shadow of Tories’ new anti-strike threat

I am appalled to hear that the Tories in their 2015 General Election manifesto plan to put further obstacles in the way of trade union members taking legal industrial action. They need reminding that in the past they opposed women and many working...

 
Today’s Star columnist: Dr Mary Wren

Today’s Star columnist: Dr Mary Wren

Change isn't easy. I have seen an interesting selection of patients this week-with a huge array of different problems. Often they come and tell me in detail all the difficulties they have and how awful they feel. I sometimes feel like they want me to...

 

Glasses raised to 'Mr Criterion' John Batte as funeral procession stops outside Hessle Road pub

A popular Hessle Road landlord was given a perfect send-off as loyal customers and staff raised a glass as the hearse pulled up outside his former pub. John Batte, 68, ran the Criterion for 14 years and, such was his affinity with the pub, he was...

 

Gypsies dump nappies, crockery and smashed glass after leaving Fenton field

THIS was the trail of destruction left by gypsies after they moved off one of their Stoke-on-Trent camps. Nappies, broken glass, smashed crockery and mounds of rubbish were all removed from the city council land used by travellers this week. They...

 
Grimsby Town fan favourite Alan Connell 'very excited' to be back with Mariners

Grimsby Town fan favourite Alan Connell 'very excited' to be back with Mariners

ALAN Connell is eager to pick up where he left off - should he make his second Grimsby Town 'debut' this afternoon. As revealed yesterday online at www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sport, the former fans' favourite is back at Blundell Park having penned a...

 

450-home scheme is delayed

A decision on plans by Measham Land Company to develop a site off Burton Road, building 450 homes has been deferred. Measham Land Company wants to develop the site as part of a proposed canal-side scheme. Proposals include a commitment to re-dig a...

 
Grimsby Town boss predicts tough Conference title race

Grimsby Town boss predicts tough Conference title race

GRIMSBY Town boss Paul Hurst insists his side will be gunning for the Conference title season - but admits the race is wide open. While this afternoon's opponents Bristol Rovers are still the bookies' favourites, the Mariners have been tipped to take...

 
Loom band challenge will stretch creativity

Loom band challenge will stretch creativity

Youngsters gripped by the loom band craze were busy making the bracelets at an event in the city centre. The Works, which sells stationery, gifts, books and arts and crafts, has begun a search to find a king or queen of loom bands. An event launching...

 

Have your say at health meeting

People are invited to the August meeting of the East Leicestershire and Rutland clinical commissioning group, which is responsible for the planning and paying for health services in the area. They will have the chance to ask questions at the start of...

 
Villagers battle brewery over pub

Villagers battle brewery over pub

Villagers are battling a brewery's plans to turn a traditional English pub into a supermarket. People living in Cosby are up in arms over a planning application submitted by Marston's to Blaby District Council. Having put The Huntsman, in Main Street,...

 
Rotarians honour Sir Malcolm

Rotarians honour Sir Malcolm

A celebration concert is taking place to honour a famed former Leicestershire church conductor. Sir Malcolm Sargent took up the post of organist at St Mary's Church, in Melton, 100 years ago. He worked there from 1914 until 1924, leaving for a period...

 
Up Ben Nevis - in the dark

Up Ben Nevis - in the dark

A retired teacher has challenged herself to climb Ben Nevis - in the dark - to raise money for charity. Angela Bailey, who lives in the city centre, will attempt to trek 15km throughout the night, in aid of Alzheimer's Society. She chose to set...

 


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