News archive from 12 May 2013, page 17

Grantham Journal Letter: Grantham could be great once more

An impromptu survey this week confirmed what I would never have believed before the late Margaret Thatcher came to power. Not only has Grantham’s industrial heart been ripped out over the years, but also most of the typically English small shops which...

 

Lancaster bomber flypast delivered

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster bomber "City of Lincoln' is to stage a flypast over Chapel-en-le-Frith town centre next Thursday, May 16, following the remembrance tribute to Flight Lieutenant William (Bill) Astell D.F.C....

 
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What’s 
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Getting adults back into learning is the focus for a new drive taking place across Kirklees libraries this month. Adult Learners’ Week, from May 18-24, will have activities ranging from computer skills, job searching, managing finances and business...

 
Group of Moldovan business people visit Brighouse

Group of Moldovan business people visit Brighouse

It may appear at first a little odd that a group of 30 Moldovan business people arrived on Saturday in Brighouse, on a weeklong fact finding mission. The answer is that they are on a trip organised by the European Cultural Foundation on behalf of the...

 
Bee grant to benefit Annstead Dunes

Bee grant to benefit Annstead Dunes

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received yet another grant from The Co-operative Membership to help its Beequest Project, which is aimed at protecting pollinating insects. To date, the wildlife charity has received £11,000 from the Co-operative...

 
Author of Boston ghost book to give talk

Author of Boston ghost book to give talk

The author of a soon-to-be-published book on the "haunted' sites in the Boston area is to give a talk at one of the venues featured. “I will be talking about some of my experiences when writing Haunted Boston and about the Bricklayers Arms...

 

Rotary Club organises walks in Copley

The Rotary Club of Halifax Calder is holding a walks for all event today (Sunday). There are three different walks between 2miles, 5miles and 10miles. They start from Copley Cricket Club at 8am and 11am. The walks which take in the scenery around the...

 

Road closed in Greetland due to burst pipe

Saddleworth Road at Greetland is still closed this morning. The B6114 is closed westbound between the Branch Road junction and the High Trees Lane junction because of a burst water pipe. Emergency repairs are still ongoing.

 
Yorkshire Regiment boost from Timothy Taylor beer sales

Yorkshire Regiment boost from Timothy Taylor beer sales

Drinkers have been raising their pints in support of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Brewer Timothy Taylor last year produced a special brew of Havercake Ale to celebrate the battalion’s return from Afghanistan. For every pint sold 10p was...

 
Hundreds take part in anti frack camp

Hundreds take part in anti frack camp

Protesters are taking part in a weekend vigil against fracking in Lancashire. Environmental campaigners, have set up camp in Mere Brow near Tarleton. Camp Frack has been devised by organisers to highlight what they believe are the dangers of...

 
CHESTERFIELD: On the run for a good cause

CHESTERFIELD: On the run for a good cause

THREE relatives are set to pound the streets of the north east to help cure Parkinson's disease. Ben Cater, of Chesterfield, and his cousins Dan and Matt Housley, from Swanwick, will take part in the 13-mile Great North Run in Newcastle this September...

 

‘Winston’ the wind turbine

Children at Awsworth Primary School have named a wind turbine being built near their classroom. The school held a competition to name the turbine, and class four pupils won with their suggestion, Winston. Headteacher Jane Mainprize said: “Winston will...

 

Homes on former pub site

A former Cotmanhay pub is to be demolished to make way for nine homes, despite fears from neighbours that they will be overlooked. Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the plan for the Peacock Inn building in Peacock Place, off Church Street....

 

Inside the Council: We’re safer than we have been in decades

I am pleased to read the recent crime statistics for England and Wales, produced by the Office for National Statistics. The figures show an eight per cent reduction in crime in the 12 months to September 2012 and that adults’ experience of crime is at...

 
Court results - Rotherham area

Court results - Rotherham area

The following people have recently appeared at Rotherham Magistrates' Court: Benjamin Thomas Jones, 25, Millstone Drive, Aston. Failed to comply with a community order. Order to continue, including 124 hours unpaid work over 12 months. Kurtis Lee...

 


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