News archive from 9 August 2014, page 21

Grab Bolt's Games kit quick as lightning

Grab Bolt's Games kit quick as lightning

MASSAGE tables once used by the likes of Usain Bolt and washing machines used to launder athletes' running socks can be snapped up at a sale in Nottingham. More than 200,000 items used during the Commonwealth Games are expected to sell next week. The...

 
Bright future for Sheree

Bright future for Sheree

A determined Halifax woman has battled adversity to fulfil her ambition of entering a rewarding career. Sheree Hatton, 24, left school after completing her GCSEs to become a carer for her mother at home, but with a desire to become a forensic...

 

Mystery donor's help for patients

THE city's hospitals are among the first in the country to use a pioneering new radiotherapy - thanks to a mystery donor. Contact radiotherapy is used specifically to treat tumours in the lower bowel and can remove the need for bowel cancer patients...

 
Missing Bradford man found safe and well

Missing Bradford man found safe and well

Bradford man Geoffrey Wood has been found safe and well in Morecambe yesterday. Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.

 

Meteor showers on way

THE night sky over Nottingham is expected to light up this weekend - with not one but two celestial shows. On Sunday, the Perseid meteor showers will coincide with the appearance of a supermoon - a phenomenon that occurs when the moon reaches its...

 

Bertha to hit with flourish

FORECASTERS think a dying hurricane will hit the country this weekend - with Notts feeling the effects on Sunday morning. Hurricane Bertha - which started in the Atlantic and sent 90mph winds across the Caribbean leaving thousands without electricity...

 
Sign thefts sabotage road safety campaign

Sign thefts sabotage road safety campaign

A ROAD safety campaign aimed at reducing speeds on key rural routes has been sabotaged before it has even begun. Roadside posters marked "Slow Down, Speed Kills" were placed on three key roads in the county earlier this week, in preparation...

 

Festival set to add colour

PEOPLE from across Notts and farther afield are to take part in a festival of colour today. The Holi One festival is to take place at Donington Park and will showcase music, dance and performance art. But the key part of the festival is colour, and...

 

Boxing hero on TV show

NOTTINGHAM boxing hero Carl Froch is to appear on the nation's television screens tonight. The world super-middleweight championwill appear on BBC's Tumble, a gymnastics competition where celebrities will be put through their paces. He will compete...

 

Dig for victory in the fight for better food and a healthier life

CHEAP, healthy produce... good physical exercise and mental stimulation... lots of fresh air... what's not to like about allotment gardening? The only downside, in some areas, is its growing popularity. In Nottingham, for instance, applicants are...

 
Woodland Trust may put Jacob’s Well up for sale

Woodland Trust may put Jacob’s Well up for sale

The Woodland Trust charity are looking to pass over management of the woodland area by Coldstream Bridge to either a community group or private buyer. In a letter to Coldstream & District Community Council, the Woodland Trust Scotland explain that...

 

Museum will shut for days

MANSFIELD Museum will be closing for five days from September 1 to 5 while work is carried out on the new Made in Mansfield gallery. The project, which received £304,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, will focus on the industrial legacy of the...

 
Would you care for your parents?

Would you care for your parents?

IT'S a stuffy Thursday afternoon and sitting in a room of the Marcus Garvey Centre are around a dozen senior citizens, tummies full of ice cream. The TV is on but no-one is watching. Everyone is deep in conversation or entranced by a dominoes game...

 
Watch your step... and what you flush! 3D art in Grimsby's Freshney Place aims to raise awareness of drain blockages

Watch your step... and what you flush! 3D art in Grimsby's Freshney Place aims to raise awareness of drain...

CUSTOMERS at Freshney Place Shopping Centre had to watch their step after a huge "hole" appeared in the ground. The gaping drop outside Primark was in fact a 3D art project - commissioned as part of Anglian Water's Keep It Clear campaign -...

 

8,000 Boots workers get jobs pledge after US deal

MORE than 8,000 workers at Boots' headquarters in Beeston have been told their jobs are safe after a US drugstore giant confirmed it is to buy the Nottingham-based high street chemist. Walgreens had already paid £4 billion for a 45 per cent stake in...

 


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