News archive from 16 May 2014, page 18

World record dance will create vibrant Warwick town centre

World record dance will create vibrant Warwick town centre

Many roads will be closed in Warwick town centre tomorrow (Sat) as morris men from throughout the county gather in a bid to set a new world record. Women too will be among the dancers in the 17 “sides” who have agreed to not only perform throughout...

 
Animal antics at Hillside Primary

Animal antics at Hillside Primary

Pupils from Hillside Primary School have been getting "hands on' experience of some of Wheelgate Park's unusual animals. The ‘Wheelgate on Wheels’ project showed pupils an albino corn snake, a giant African millipede, a giant African land snail...

 

Derby director Sharaz Ali to tread the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival

DERBY film-maker Sharaz Ali is heading back to the Cannes Film Festival to debut his latest movie. Born and raised in the city, Mr Ali, 29, has always been interested in film-making. His new film, Stranger Within Me, will debut at Cannes this...

 
Live traffic and travel updates from Leicester and Leicestershire

Live traffic and travel updates from Leicester and Leicestershire

7.05am: There are currently no new incidents to report. For more local and national travel information and weather updates see the links below: MOTORWAY UPDATES: For traffic updates on UK motorways and other key roads - CLICK HERE. LIVE CAMERAS: Check...

 

'Immense pride' for R-R workers as first Trent WWB engine leaves Derby

THE first of hundreds of new aero engines built by Rolls-Royce has left the company's Derby factory. Yesterday, the first Trent XWB engine left Rolls-Royce's civil aerospace site in Sinfin on the back of a transporter. Its final destination will be...

 

VIDEO: Electric atmosphere as Donington Park is revving up for start of Formula E

A new dawn has broken over Donington Park with racing championship Formula E driving into town. THE message was very clear at Donington Park yesterday: "We are extremely pleased to be here". Those are the words of the major business people...

 
Magic Weekend win can kick-start Hull FC's season - Joe Westerman

Magic Weekend win can kick-start Hull FC's season - Joe Westerman

Hull FC star Joe Westerman says the Magic Weekend derby could be the perfect game to kick-start their struggling season in front of a 40,000 strong crowd. A stand-out performer this season, Westerman's side were unable to stop the charge of Wigan last...

 
Hot-headed Meir footballer jailed for punching referee in five-a-side match

Hot-headed Meir footballer jailed for punching referee in five-a-side match

HOT-HEADED Thomas Ward has been jailed for punching a referee who sent him off during a five-a-side football match. The 21-year-old was booked just minutes into the game at Goals Soccer Centre in Sneyd Green. He then kicked the ball at referee Neil...

 
Four wins in three days for Chirnside ABC pair

Four wins in three days for Chirnside ABC pair

Chirnside ABC has enjoyed a successful weekend, with two of the club's young boxers in fine form across Scotland. Eyemouth contenders Ben Grant and Robbie White appeared on both the Cardenden ABC show in Fife, and the Duries ABC show in Rutherglen,...

 

Weather for the Bassetlaw area for Friday 16th May

Today will be the hottest day of the year so far, as the fine spell continues. Temperatures will reach a very warm 22C and winds will be light. Tonight will be dry and mild.

 
Marathon man raises 11K for St Gemma’s Hospice

Marathon man raises 11K for St Gemma’s Hospice

Morley's own marathon man has raised almost £4,000 by taking on not one major marathon but two - over 3,000 miles apart. Craig Whiteley took part in the London Marathon on April 13, completing the gruelling run in three hours, 25 minutes. But he...

 

Liverpool over transfer talks with Chelsea over Thorgan Hazard deal

Liverpool have opened talks with Chelsea over a deal to sign highly-rated young midfielder Thorgan Hazard. The 21-year-old was signed by the Blues shortly after they bagged his brother Eden Hazard in 2012, but he is yet to make a senior appearance for...

Metro, 07:48 in Sport
 
Fire breaks out at old folks’ home in Corby

Fire breaks out at old folks’ home in Corby

A fire caused serious damage to a room at an old people's home in Corby overnight. Residents were evacuated during the fire in one of the bedrooms at the Rockingham Road premises. A fire spokesman said: “Thankfully there was no-one in the room when we...

 
Demand for foster carers on the rise

Demand for foster carers on the rise

A Spen Valley foster carer has urged families to step up for disadvantaged children as demand for foster places rises. Over six years Colleen Callaghan and her husband, Stephen, have looked after more than 100 children between the ages of two and 17....

 
Criticism of force changes

Criticism of force changes

Moves by cash-strapped Lancashire Police to change the way it deals with some reports of crime have been criticised by the police. The Evening Post reported this week that officers will now not attend some crimes if they believe there is not a...

 


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