News archive from 9 September 2014, page 12

Learn how to save a life

LIFESAVING lessons are to be offered to the public on Sunday as part of a national campaign. Volunteers from St John Ambulance will teach first aid and CPR free all day at Nottingham's Broadmarsh Centre. Research out by the charity showed that 97 per...

 

6 things to do in Nottingham today

Hermitage Revealed: To mark its 250th anniversary, the State Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg has opened its doors to allow filming of their must-see art and architecture, which can be seen at Broadway at 6.30pm. Ant and Dec's Takeaway on Tour...

 

University of Nottingham to host conference on vertical farming

THE University of Nottingham is holding a "landmark" international conference on vertical farming - seen by some as a new, environmentally friendly way to feed the rapidly swelling populations of cities worldwide. The concept involves...

 
Female Drink-Drivers Double, Survey Finds

Female Drink-Drivers Double, Survey Finds

The number of women convicted of drink-driving has nearly doubled in the last few years, a survey has revealed. Women totalled 9% of drink-drive convictions in 1998, but that figure had increased to 17% by 2012, the figures showed. The survey, by car...

 
Signs point visitors to crash memorial in Sheffield park

Signs point visitors to crash memorial in Sheffield park

Signs pointing visitors in a Sheffield park to a memorial marking a Second World War plane crash site have been erected thanks to a local author. New research by military historian Paul Allonby has shed fresh light on the fate of the crew of the US...

 

Pub manager commended

A PUB manager has been recognised at a regional awards ceremony for her work in supporting apprenticeships. Lindsey Parr, general manager of the Sherwood Manor, in Mansfield Road, Nottingham, was highly commended in the Apprenticeship Champion of the...

 
Rail fare rises ‘a sign of things to come’ warn Sheffield campaigners

Rail fare rises ‘a sign of things to come’ warn Sheffield campaigners

Major fare hikes by Northern Rail could be just the start of substantial price increases on the network, campaigners have warned. Northern Rail has axed some off-peak fares, with new charges coming into effect from yesterday, leading some fares to...

 

City backing plastic plea

NOTTINGHAM City Council is backing a Government scheme to encourage people to recycle more plastic items. The new Pledge4Plastics drive has been launched this week. It is urging people to make a promise to recycle just one extra bottle per household...

 

City band is short of brass

A CITY concert band is on the lookout for musicians to add to its line-up. Nottingham Concert Band starts a new season of rehearsals this week and wants new players to join in. Music director Robert Parker said: "We always love to hear from...

 

Choir aiming to conquer America

NOTTINGHAM'S Lace City Chorus, the UK Barbershop Champions, is gearing up for next year's World Championships in Las Vegas with a record 18 new members. The all-female choir became fifth-time winner of the Sweet Adelines competition, which was held at...

 

Streets' historic legacy of cocks - and kings

PELHAM Street is the modern name of a very ancient thoroughfare. Back in the days of yore it was known as Gridlesmithgate or sometimes Girdlesmithgate. Exactly what the origin of the name is no one seems sure, although an educated guess puts the...

 

What's On Tuesday 9th September and Wednesday 10th September

Eastwood: Reading group - England, My England at DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, NG16 3DZ. 01773 717353. From 7pm. Join Dr Andrew Harrison, director of the DH Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, to discuss...

 

Where is the cheapest petrol in Nottingham?

1. Clifton Express, Clifton Lane, Clifton, 124.9p 2. Asda Nottingham, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, 125.7p 3. Asda Hyson Green, Radford Road, Hyson Green, 125.7p 4. Sainsbury's Castle Boulevard, Castle Bridge Road, Castle Boulevard, 125.9p 5....

 

Roadworks in Nottingham

City centre: Popham Street and Maltmill Lane, off Canal Street, closed until December 31. Basford: Temporary two-way traffic signals on Church Street from Basford Road to Nottingham Road until tomorrow. Radford: Temporary two-way signals on Hartley...

 

Late night chemists in Nottingham

Arnold: M. N. Singh, 77 High Street, to 6.30pm; Sainsbury's Pharmacy, Nottingham Road, to 10pm; Asda Pharmacy, 111-127 Front Street, 7am to 11pm. Aspley: Queen's Pharmacy Centre, 403 Nuthall Road, 7am to 11pm. Beeston and Lenton Abbey: Grewal Chemist,...

 


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