News archive from 14 April 2014, page 16

Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

7am: There are no incidents to report. However, please be aware that there are temporary lights at the Hinckley Road, Wyngate Drive junction. The main traffic lights there were damaged in an accident overnight. For more local and national travel...

 
Gift of Life: Bone marrow transplant recipient thanks Aylestone man who saved him

Gift of Life: Bone marrow transplant recipient thanks Aylestone man who saved him

Their story started in 2008, when Eamonn Whelan donated bone marrow to a stranger hundreds of miles away in Germany. Now, former leukaemia patient Heinz Glauche, the man whose life he saved, has made the journey to Leicester to stay with his...

 
Vacant Haymarket Theatre building to become training centre for performing arts

Vacant Haymarket Theatre building to become training centre for performing arts

The city's vacant Haymarket Theatre is to be brought back into use as a training centre for the performing arts. The building has stood empty since the theatre closed in 2007 and the city council has been trying to find an organisation to buy it out...

 
Popular food drive marks start of Vaisakhi in Leicester

Popular food drive marks start of Vaisakhi in Leicester

Thousands of people donated food to help vulnerable people at an annual Sikh community event. Canned goods, pasta and bottled water were among the items collected at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, in East Park Road, Leicester, yesterday. The event marked...

 
City council sells land off Saffron Lane for £1 in affordable homes deal

City council sells land off Saffron Lane for £1 in affordable homes deal

A plot of council land worth about £1.5 million is to be sold for £1 so low-cost eco-homes homes can be built. Leicester City Council has agreed to sell a 13-acre former allotment site off Saffron Lane for the nominal fee. The deal will see the land,...

 
Sue Townsend: Fans pay tribute

Sue Townsend: Fans pay tribute

Tributes have continued to pour in to author Sue Townsend. Sue, who died on Thursday, aged 68, was best known as the creator of teenage anti-hero Adrian Mole. Fans said her stories defined their generation - and would inspire many more to come. Adam...

 
Notts: Love Food, Hate Waste challenge venues revealed

Notts: Love Food, Hate Waste challenge venues revealed

Nottinghamshire County Council and Veolia Environmental Services (Nottinghamshire County Council's Waste Contractors) are proud to announce the dates for 3 exciting upcoming Love Food Hate Waste "Feed 1,000' Challenges! The challenges are being...

 
Oldest club celebrates trading profit

Oldest club celebrates trading profit

NORTH Lincolnshire's oldest club has reported a £1,300 trading profit for 2013. But officials at last month's annual general meeting stressed the need for new members to boost sales at the bar. At the Corn Exchange in Barton-Upon-Humber, monthly live...

 
Traffic and weather update - Monday April 14

Traffic and weather update - Monday April 14

Steady on the roads and a fine, dry day ahead with decent spells of sunshine. Traffic and travel No incidents reported on the roads which may be running slightly smoother with some schools on Easter holidays. Trains are currently all runnning on...

 
Landlords in Warwick district fined

Landlords in Warwick district fined

Buy photos » LANDLORDS in Warwick district are being warned to follow the rules or face the consequences - after heavy fines were dished out to lawbreakers. A Warwick District Council crackdown on landlords who fail to manage and licence properties -...

 

City boy pays back £42k in one go after dodging train fares "for five years'

A hedge fund manager paid a £42,550 fine in full immediately after being found to have dodged train fares using a system loophole for what is believed to have been five years. The unnamed city boy, who commutes in to London from Stonegate in East...

Metro, 08:01 in Hot News
 
Woman dies after crashing in to stone wall while cycling in Peak District

Woman dies after crashing in to stone wall while cycling in Peak District

A woman has died after crashing into a stone wall while cycling in the Peak District. Police say the incident happened at about 4.10pm on Sunday at the bottom of Winnats Pass, just prior to the Speedwell Cavern. The woman, who was in her 20s, suffered...

 
Bedroom damaged after house fire in Crewe

Bedroom damaged after house fire in Crewe

A GROUND-FLOOR bedroom was badly damaged after a house fire last night. Two appliances from Crewe attended the scene in Castlemere Drive, in Crewe, after receiving a call at roughly 7.30pm. The fire is currently believed to have been caused by an...

 
Fly-tipping blamed as Burslem alleyway blaze spreads to garage

Fly-tipping blamed as Burslem alleyway blaze spreads to garage

FLY-TIPPING has been cited as the cause of an alleyway fire that spread to a garage. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to an incident on Murhall Street in Burslem at 1.15am today. A spokesman said it believed rubbish in the...

 
FA Cup: Curtis Davies on his Hull City half-time team talk that changed everything

FA Cup: Curtis Davies on his Hull City half-time team talk that changed everything

WITH a glint in his eye, Hull City captain Curtis Davies stopped short of revealing the full extent of his half-time team talk. "I can't tell you the exact words I said to the players," explained Davies, whose smile had replaced the...

 


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