News archive from 9 August 2014, page 9

Mum's shock at son's drug death in Burslem bathtub

Mum's shock at son's drug death in Burslem bathtub

A MAN found dead in a bathtub suffered heart failure after taking an anti-depressant he had not been prescribed, an inquest heard. Matthew Jai Peever was found dead at his home in Joseph Street, Burslem, on February 22, just a few days before his 29th...

 
John Woodhouse meets artist David Bill, aka Billy

John Woodhouse meets artist David Bill, aka Billy

Boyhood wallpaper led to a fascination with motorbikes that sped David Bill on his way to a career as an artist. Now his images of the world's best racers are much sought after, as the 43-year-old, of Newchapel, best known by his tag name...

 
Police warn Kimberley residents about burglaries

Police warn Kimberley residents about burglaries

Police have warned residents in Kimberely to lock their doors and windows after two incidents in the area. Between 1pm on Sunday July 27 and 1pm on Monday July 28 there was an attempted break on Holly Road Kimberley (incident number 533-30072014). On...

 
Road closures due to rallies

Road closures due to rallies

Several roads and car parks will be closed in Batley on Saturday while demonstrations take place. Wellington Street, Hick Lane, Commercial Street, Wards Hill, Cambridge Street and adjoining junctions will all be shut on Saturday August 9, from 10am to...

 
Road closures due to rallies

Road closures due to rallies

Several roads and car parks will be closed in Batley on Saturday while demonstrations take place. Wellington Street, Hick Lane, Commercial Street, Wards Hill, Cambridge Street and adjoining junctions will all be shut on Saturday August 9, from 10am to...

 

Umunna attacks mail collection move

Changes to collection times at thousands of post boxes are "disappointing" for consumers and businesses, the shadow business secretary has said. Royal Mail said the changes, which will see mail picked up by delivery staff during their...

 
Time to reflect in an emotional week

Time to reflect in an emotional week

From bright sunlight to a candlelit vigil, events and services of commemoration, exhibitions and displays marked Todmorden's remembrance of the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War this week. On Monday at a Churches Together in Todmorden service...

 
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...

 
Matlock students help NHS

Matlock students help NHS

A GP practice has a better understanding of young people, thanks to school pupils. Sixth formers Georgia Bettis and Sarah Needham, of Highfields School, Matlock, have joined the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of Lime Grove Medical Centre, Matlock....

 

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...

 
Retiring Professor Sir Robert Burgess reflects on his career at the University of Leicester.

Retiring Professor Sir Robert Burgess reflects on his career at the University of Leicester.

After 15 years at the helm, Professor Sir Robert Burgess is bowing out of his role at the University of Leicester. The vice-chancellor, 67, says his retirement comes at a watershed moment in terms of completed projects and the publication of research...

 
Work to clear the Wansbeck

Work to clear the Wansbeck

Work is under way to clear gravel build-up in the River Wansbeck. The Environment Agency will remove material from a number of locations around Morpeth over the next four weeks. Work has begun at the river bank at Stobs Ford and will be followed by...

 
Get snappy for Life Thru the Lens photo contest

Get snappy for Life Thru the Lens photo contest

Calling all local snappers! The time has arrived once again to relaunch our brilliant photographic competition, Specsavers Life Thru the Lens. We staged the contest in conjunction with Specsavers of Bath Street, Ilkeston for the first time last year...

 
Walter review – a comedy-drama that's neither comic or dramatic

Walter review – a comedy-drama that's neither comic or dramatic

Madison Lygo as Lily Gambon and Adrian Dunbar as Walter Gambon. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC I don't really understand Walter (BBC1). I'm not talking about the plot; I get that. DI Walter Gambon – world-weary, broke, but a basically a good 'un –...

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Road closures due to rallies

Road closures due to rallies

Several roads and car parks will be closed in Batley on Saturday while demonstrations take place. Wellington Street, Hick Lane, Commercial Street, Wards Hill, Cambridge Street and adjoining junctions will all be shut on Saturday August 9, from 10am to...

 


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