News archive from 12 March 2014, page 19

Bakewell church appeal raises £150k

Bakewell church appeal raises £150k

A Bakewell church is half way through its appeal to raise £300,000 to repair its roof, after launching a campaign last year. All Saints Church, on South Church Street, has raised £150,000 thanks to grants and donations since starting the roof appeal...

 
TRAVEL: Three vehicle crash closes part of A16 in Cowbit

TRAVEL: Three vehicle crash closes part of A16 in Cowbit

A three vehicle crash has shut the A16 in Cowbit at its Moulton Chapel Road junction. Police are on the scene and are directing traffic. A broken down lorry has also blocked part of High Street in Marton. It is affecting traffic near the Stow Park...

 
TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

SO, it's goodbye BBC3 and hello to ITVBe. The bombshell news that the Beeb’s youth and comedy-focused channel was being axed (or at least only being available on iPlayer from autumn 2015) was in stark contrast to ITV’s earlier announcement that their...

 
Leeds United legend Bobby’s shirt is back with football family

Leeds United legend Bobby’s shirt is back with football family

What a result for the Leeds United family! The long-lost shirt worn by Leeds great Bobby Collins in the 1965 FA Cup final has been recovered, the Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal today. It is now in the safe hands of Dave Cocker, the son of the late...

 
Payday Lenders Face Debt Sympathy Inquiry

Payday Lenders Face Debt Sympathy Inquiry

A wealth of complaints about how payday lenders and other such firms treat their customers has prompted an inquiry by the City regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which assumes oversight responsibility for the consumer credit market on...

 

Libya's ousted PM stops in Malta on way to "another European country" - Maltese PM

Libya's parliament voted Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces. Parliament swore in Defence Minister Abdallah al-Thinni as acting prime minister. State...

 
Hull FC recruit Brett Hodgson as mentor for Jamie Shaul

Hull FC recruit Brett Hodgson as mentor for Jamie Shaul

HULL FC are hoping Jamie Shaul can take inspiration from the advice of former NRL Grand Final and Man of Steel winner Brett Hodgson. The retired full-back has been brought in at Hull to pass on his advice and work with the emerging full-back....

 
Martial art is an ‘inspiration’ says Midlands priest

Martial art is an ‘inspiration’ says Midlands priest

Lessons in a self-defence practice developed for the Israeli military that combines techniques including boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, jiu-jitsu and wrestling are taking place in Leamington. Krav Maga was developed from street-fighting skills by...

 
Tax overcharge of £5 per household in Atherstone must be paid back - says Mike O'Brien

Tax overcharge of £5 per household in Atherstone must be paid back - says Mike O'Brien

LABOUR has ridiculed as "spin on stilts" a recent press release by North Warwickshire Conservatives featuring their MP claiming that Conservative Councillors have cut the Atherstone town council tax by 21 per cent. In 2013 the Conservatives,...

 
Campaign group calls for more rural ATMs

Campaign group calls for more rural ATMs

A campaign group is calling for more free-to-use cash machines in rural locations. The Fairer Derbyshire Partnership (FDP) has drawn up a list of possible locations for free ATMs, including Ashover Eyam, Baslow, Flagg and Monyash. A spokesman for the...

 
Bakewell church appeal raises £150k

Bakewell church appeal raises £150k

A Bakewell church is half way through its appeal to raise £300,000 to repair its roof, after launching a campaign last year. All Saints Church, on South Church Street, has raised £150,000 thanks to grants and donations since starting the roof appeal...

 
Watching ‘eyes’ to deter people from using street as a toilet

Watching ‘eyes’ to deter people from using street as a toilet

A poster featuring a pair of watching eyes is being used to tackle people who are defecating and urinating in a Boston alleyway in broad daylight. Along with a CCTV camera, it is hoped the multi-lingual ‘You Are Being Watched’ poster will prevent the...

 
Carnival queen and her army of attendants

Carnival queen and her army of attendants

The new carnival queen is being crowned in this picture from our archives - but who was she and her attendants too? This photograph was one a former photgrapher passed on to us after clearing out his loft and it’s a gem. It was taken some time in the...

 
Court action over eyesore gardens

Court action over eyesore gardens

Three residents whose eyesore gardens were strewn with rubbish have faced court action in a bid to get them to clean up. Two finally cleared up the mess, which included dumped furniture and building materials, at homes in Heanor and Kilburn. The...

 
TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

TONY ON TV: BBC3 axe sparks flurry of criticism from stars

SO, it's goodbye BBC3 and hello to ITVBe. The bombshell news that the Beeb’s youth and comedy-focused channel was being axed (or at least only being available on iPlayer from autumn 2015) was in stark contrast to ITV’s earlier announcement that their...

 


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