News archive from 15 September 2012, page 26

Rachael Waite takes a 15,000ft dive for charity

Rachael Waite takes a 15,000ft dive for charity

By Mike Laycock, Chief reporter WHEN her father broke both legs in a paragliding accident more than a decade ago, he had to be rescued by an RAF helicopter because the Yorkshire Air Ambulance did not exist. Rachael Waite said since the service was...

 
Patrik's all smiles as he becomes latest We Want To Work candidate to get job

Patrik's all smiles as he becomes latest We Want To Work candidate to get job

But the 40-year-old has just finished his first week with Derby firm Woodland Property Services, working as an insurance claim handler, and he has quickly settled in. He said: "You get a feeling for somewhere straight away and when I came for my...

 
East Riding Council to bring 450 staff back in-house as Bertelsmann contract ends

East Riding Council to bring 450 staff back in-house as Bertelsmann contract ends

Under the deal, the council agreed to pay the firm £15 million a year to deliver a range of so-called "back office" administration-based services on its behalf. They included revenues and benefits, staff training, occupational health,...

 
Luke Campbell and Carl Froch meet fans at KC Stadium dinner

Luke Campbell and Carl Froch meet fans at KC Stadium dinner

Amateur boxer Campbell started his week in London, where he joined the Team GB and Paralympic GB athletes for a victory parade through the city's streets, which was watched by hundreds of thousands of people. He said: "It was a great experience...

 
It's a Pan-tastic ticket offer for Curve's magical musical

It's a Pan-tastic ticket offer for Curve's magical musical

We are offering 200 discount tickets for the show on Thursday, September 27. Adapted from the Oscar-winning film about Peter Pan creator JM Barrie, the production is brought to the stage by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, with direction and...

 
Car-blaze hero paramedic is honoured at ceremony

Car-blaze hero paramedic is honoured at ceremony

Mr King sprang into action after he came across the accident scene as he drove home in Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, in June. He was one of eight paramedics - five from Leicestershire and Rutland - recognised in the ambulance service's annual awards,...

 
Lancashire MP’s warning over planned BAE merger

Lancashire MP’s warning over planned BAE merger

A Lancashire MP has said the planned merger between BAE Systems and European rival EADS could cost UK jobs and upset the UK's relationship with the United States. Preston North and Wyre MP Ben Wallace has warned the huge stakes held by the German and...

 
Leamington parking fine hotspots revealed

Leamington parking fine hotspots revealed

A driver pays to park on Regent Street which brought in £23,000 in fines last year. 37012.020.leam.nc3 THE top ten streets in Leamington where drivers are likely to receive a parking fine have been revealed – with one road alone netting £23,000 for...

 
Leamington bus push murder trial opens

Leamington bus push murder trial opens

Buy photos » Paul Carscadden. (s) THE LEAMINGTON man accused of killing his gay partner by pushing him in front of a bus is standing trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The case opened against Ian Robert Chaundy on Monday (September 10), who has pleaded...

 
Myton Hospice shop re-opens after fire

Myton Hospice shop re-opens after fire

Buy photos » Left to right - shop manager Kingsley Hasler officially re-opened the shop with assistant Ann Haynes and volunteer Dawn McDermott. (s) MYTON Hospice has re-opened its Warwick Street store just over three months after it was ravaged by...

 
Former student Kweku Adoboli 'gambled away' £1.4bn of bank cash

Former student Kweku Adoboli 'gambled away' £1.4bn of bank cash

At one point he was at risk of causing the bank losses of £7.4 billion, jurors at Southwark Crown Court were told. Adoboli, who is facing two counts of fraud and two counts of false accounting between October 2008 and last September, allegedly gambled...

 
Mask makers wary of Olympic rules

Mask makers wary of Olympic rules

Jessica Ennis (left) joins a host of famour faces in action - sort of. Picture by Jeremy Eastaugh Photography. (s MASK makers in Southam are taking extra care not to fall foul of stringent Olympic marketing rules. Mask-arade, whose novelty masks are...

 
Community rallies round to help two children after mother dies on holiday

Community rallies round to help two children after mother dies on holiday

Miss Butler, who was a full-time carer to her children, died unexpectedly of a heart attack and was flown back to the UK earlier this month. Now residents have helped to organise a fun day to be held in Hucknall tomorrow to raise at least £1,000 for a...

 
Join the rock n roll band in Warwick

Join the rock n roll band in Warwick

Buy photos » Join my band! Warwick man John Colledge is keen to revive his musical past. Picture by Jon Mullis 25.012.013.leam.jm3 A SPOT of rock n roll therapy is being offered by a retired Warwick musician. John Colledge, who was diagnosed with...

 
Firefighter Richard scales Mount Kilimanjaro to thank ear charity

Firefighter Richard scales Mount Kilimanjaro to thank ear charity

His seven-year-old daughter Phoebe was born profoundly deaf and had a cochlear implant when she was just 15 months old. Richard says: "Phoebe was born on Christmas Day 2004 and we found out that she was deaf at six weeks. The Ear Foundation has...

 


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