News archive from 15 August 2014, page 16

I was ashamed of Derby during tour of towns

I HAVE written before on the subject of the absence of floral displays on our roundabouts in Derby. They are dismal, colourless and do not show off our town to its best. Just recently I went on a short break holiday to Eastbourne. The journey, by...

 

Manchester United hoping to sign Angel Di Maria after new Real Madrid talks

Manchester United are making a final push to sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid with talks intensifying between the two clubs. United have made signing Di Maria one of their key priorities this summer and are believed to have lodged a £55million...

Metro, 07:47 in Sport
 

Arsenal line up transfer moves for Edinson Cavani, Marco Reus and Sami Khedira

Arsenal are set to make moves for Edinson Cavani, Marco Reus and Sami Khedira in the closing stages of the transfer window. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is still looking to add to his squad this summer and has made it clear that there is plenty of money...

Metro, 07:47 in Sport
 
Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Here are the main problems on the roads this morning. M1 Derbyshire - there are narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph on the M1 in both directions between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J31, A57 (Worksop) because of roadworks. A515 Derbyshire – there...

 
Rents Rise Again As Home Costs Swallow Income

Rents Rise Again As Home Costs Swallow Income

Rental bills are rising by more than inflation again after a break of more than a year as a separate study warns over the impact on families of higher housing costs. According to LSL Property Services, which runs the Reeds Rains and Your Move chains,...

 
Alibaba Film Unit Probes Cash Irregularities

Alibaba Film Unit Probes Cash Irregularities

The film unit recently aquired by Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has announced an investigation into possible accounting irregularities. Alibaba Pictures Group confirmed the news to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and said the probe's scope...

 
Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Here are the main problems on the roads this morning. M1 Derbyshire - there are narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph on the M1 in both directions between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J31, A57 (Worksop) because of roadworks. A515 Derbyshire – there...

 
Woman punched in Mansfield while driving

Woman punched in Mansfield while driving

A Mansfield man who punched a woman in the face while she was driving will learn his fate next month. Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard how Peter King (49) of Ilion Street, assaulted the woman following an argument that started in Tesco. King had met...

 
Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Here are the main problems on the roads this morning. M1 Derbyshire - there are narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph on the M1 in both directions between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J31, A57 (Worksop) because of roadworks. A515 Derbyshire – there...

 
National Relaxation Day: Key Leicestershire figures tell us how they de-stress

National Relaxation Day: Key Leicestershire figures tell us how they de-stress

It can be difficult to find time to unwind, but today you have the perfect excuse to put your feet up. It is National Relaxation Day - a helpful reminder to slow down and take a break from the busy schedules which surround everyday life. We asked a...

 
Crook who conned two elderly women in Braunstone is jailed for 12 months

Crook who conned two elderly women in Braunstone is jailed for 12 months

A trickster who posed as an odd-job man while stealing from two elderly householders has been jailed for 12 months. Derie Smith (23) called at both victims' homes offering to do gardening work - and managed to work his way indoors. At Leicester Crown...

 
Gipsy family in appeal over site in Waltham on the Wolds, near Melton

Gipsy family in appeal over site in Waltham on the Wolds, near Melton

A gipsy family is appealing against an enforcement notice after the local council refused planning permission to convert a field into a caravan site. Rabb Truswell wants to turn a 2.3-acre area of land, off Goadby Road, Waltham on the Wolds, near...

 
Two famous Lincolnshire point-to-point horse races declared 'non-runners'

Two famous Lincolnshire point-to-point horse races declared 'non-runners'

The loss of two well-known horse races has dealt a massive blow to the sport in Lincolnshire. Both Blankney and Burton point-to-point events at the North Carlton course on the Lincolnshire Showground will no longer run. In 2008, organisers hailed the...

 
Research reveals most bizarre online purchases Brits make when drunk

Research reveals most bizarre online purchases Brits make when drunk

Reseach has revealed the most bizarre purchases that british people have made when they were drunk. The results compiled by Confused.com showed that nearly a quarter of brits admitted to overspending on their credit cards when they'd been drinking -...

 
Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Derbyshire travel update – roadworks cause delays on the M1

Here are the main problems on the roads this morning. M1 Derbyshire - there are narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph on the M1 in both directions between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J31, A57 (Worksop) because of roadworks. A515 Derbyshire – there...

 


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