News archive from 16 April 2014, page 18

DERBYSHIRE TRAVEL: Major roadworks cause delays on A38

DERBYSHIRE TRAVEL: Major roadworks cause delays on A38

Drivers are being warned to explain delays on the A38 due to major roadworks. One lane is closed and a speed restriction of 50 mph on A38 in both directions in Derby at Little Eaton Island. A5194 London Road in is also Derby closed in both directions...

 
Sports Hotline: St Johnstone fans jubliant as Stevie May gets set to stay in Perth

Sports Hotline: St Johnstone fans jubliant as Stevie May gets set to stay in Perth

ST JOHNSTONE striker Stevie May might not be leaving McDiarmid Park after all – and that news brought a big smile to the faces of Perth punters. Record Sport revealed Saints boss Tommy Wright is confident of keeping hold of the 21-year-old after his...

 
Conrad’s mammoth marathon challenge in aid of Rotary Amber Valley

Conrad’s mammoth marathon challenge in aid of Rotary Amber Valley

A well travelled former 
Ripley resident is preparing to take on the 2014 Ironman UK competition in Bolton in aid of Rotary Amber Valley. Conrad Mulhearn, who currently lives in Angola, West Africa where he works as a medic for an offshore...

 

Finland's Metso rejects Weir's tie-up approach

A source told Reuters earlier this month that Weir had proposed an all-share deal in which Metso shareholders would receive 40 percent of the new company, and that the tie-up could be worth 3.9 billion euros (3.2 billion pounds). (Reporting by Jussi...

Reuters, 07:52 in Business
 
Scunthorpe store drops plans to create sandwich bar

Scunthorpe store drops plans to create sandwich bar

A shop's planning application seeking permission from North Lincolnshire Council to build a single storey side extension to form a sandwich bar has been withdrawn. The application was submitted by Jenopan Kandappillai and was earmarked for the Spar...

 

Fegg Hayes stabbing: Third man arrested

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the street stabbing of a 26-year-old man. It comes after Staffordshire Police launched a manhunt after following a knife attack in Fegg Hayes. Officers have arrested two men - one aged 20 and the...

 
Dog warden to crack down on fouling

Dog warden to crack down on fouling

Rugby Borough Council has signed up its first volunteer dog warden as part of its crackdown on dog fouling. Jo Tyler has pledged to report dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets. The scheme was launched after a recent prosecution made...

 
Bulwell’s Holly Place 1950

Bulwell’s Holly Place 1950

This picture dates back to around 1950 and shows Holly Place in Bulwell. It was sent in to us by Dispatch reader Mr M Taylor of Balmoral Grove, Hucknall. Does this cottage still stand today or is it long gone? If you have some pictures from the past...

 
Train operators pay £200m to shareholders after £1bn subsidy

Train operators pay £200m to shareholders after £1bn subsidy

‘It is laughable for ministers to carry on insisting that rail privatisation is delivering value for money,’ said the TUC's general secretary. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian The planned reprivatisation of the east coast rail line is...

Guardian, 07:55 in Business
 
Meet the life-saving volunteers who could be living in your street

Meet the life-saving volunteers who could be living in your street

As the region's ambulance service attempts to meet targets for reaching patients quickly enough, it is investing more money in community first responders - volunteers who can be called on to save the lives of their neighbours. KNOCKING on the door,...

 
Schools must not fall victim to unrealistic budget theories - Derby Telegraph comment

Schools must not fall victim to unrealistic budget theories - Derby Telegraph comment

THE wonders and mysteries of mathematical formulae were an impenetrable mystery to many of us in our schooldays. At least the teachers understood them, or so we presumed. What an irony, then, that it seems that the current generation of Derby teachers...

 
Sinfin Lane, Derby: Fire breaks out at home

Sinfin Lane, Derby: Fire breaks out at home

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house fire in Derby last night. The fire started in the bedroom of a semi-detached home, in Sinfin Lane, at about 11.20pm. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed nobody was hurt and there were no...

 
Wednesday morning travel updates for Derby and Derbyshire

Wednesday morning travel updates for Derby and Derbyshire

Good morning. 7.05 There are currently no reported travel problems on the roads. We will keep you updated throughout the morning and in the meantime you can follow these links to plan your journey: LIVE CAMERAS: Check the M1 through Derbyshire with...

 

Soapbox, Peter Newton: Why do these criminals keep getting away with it?

IN 1967, shortly after I went to sea, I saw pallets of gold bullion sitting on a dock in Saudi Arabia left entirely unguarded. I knew that the penalty for theft in that country was amputation of the hand so it appeared that their anti-crime policies...

 

Bouncy castle stolen from Parkstone Children's Club in north Hull

THIEVES have stolen a bouncy castle and toys worth £2,000 from a children's centre before replacing a padlock so they could come back for more. Up to 75 children, aged between three and 14, have been left heartbroken by the loss of the expensive...

 


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