News archive from 18 May 2015, page 18

Mum's killer scared me to death: Murder victim's daughter says it's been a living nightmare'

Mum's killer scared me to death: Murder victim's daughter says it's been a "living nightmare'

THE family of a woman brutally murdered by her own husband have spoken of the "living nightmare" they have been through and their relief he is starting a lengthy prison sentence. Pensioner Michael Tate, 73, will serve a minimum of 12 years...

 

Plan to reform WHO after Ebola to be unveiled by Angela Merkel

The decision to warn the world of future global disease epidemics like Ebola would be taken out of the hands of the director general of the World Health Organisation under plans formulated by experts at a meeting hosted by Angela Merkel, the German...

Guardian, 07:07 in Health
 
Aruna Shanbaug: Brain-damaged India nurse dies 42 years after rape

Aruna Shanbaug: Brain-damaged India nurse dies 42 years after rape

An Indian nurse who was in a vegetative state for 42 years after being raped by a hospital ward attendant while on duty has died. Aruna Shanbaug was left with severe brain damage and paralysed after her rape in a Mumbai hospital in 1973. She was kept...

BBC, 07:07 in World News
 
Independent shops’ campaigners launch fundraising bid for legal challenge

Independent shops’ campaigners launch fundraising bid for legal challenge

Campaigners fighting to save independent shops in Sheffield from being knocked down have today launched a fundraising bid for their legal challenge. Protests were held outside Sheffield Town Hall in March as councillors agreed proposals to demolish a...

 
‘Dramatic’ increase in demand sees Sheffield A&E targets missed for fifth successive month

‘Dramatic’ increase in demand sees Sheffield A&E targets missed for fifth successive month

More than 13,000 people flooded A&E in Sheffield in one month - as demand on urgent care services "dramatically' increases. The figure meant waiting time targets were missed in Sheffield for the fifth month in a row. ‘Crowding’ in A&E at...

 
Burton and South Derbyshire traffic, rail and roadwork watch - Monday, May 18

Burton and South Derbyshire traffic, rail and roadwork watch - Monday, May 18

Here is a breakdown of the travel situation in the area at 7am. DRIVERS are being warned to be careful on the roads after overnight rain is causing water build up and spray across the area. There are no major incidents, rail delays or roadworks in the...

 
TV Preview: Benefits Street - C4, 9pm

TV Preview: Benefits Street - C4, 9pm

Benefits Street - C4, 9pm THIS week on the non-judgementally titled Benefits Street, mother-of-six Julie is busy caring for her severely brain damaged 15-year-old son while also struggling to keep his 12-year-old brother on the straight and narrow at...

 
Burton and South Derbyshire weather forecast for Monday, May 18

Burton and South Derbyshire weather forecast for Monday, May 18

HERE is a closer look at the weather for the rest of the day and until the end of the week: Rain clearing southeastwards, followed by sunny spells and some showers. Today: A wet start as outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, move southeastwards. Turning...

 

Turn your hands to signing with course at de Ferrers Academy

PEOPLE keen to improve their sign language skills can take part in a course running at de Ferrers Academy next month. Proud Hands Sign Language is offering the five-week course from Tuesday, June 9, at the school's Trent campus, in St Mary's Drive....

 

Tea for two in Marie Curie Cancer Care fund-raiser at the Priory Centre, in Stretton

A TEA party has been planned to raise money for the charity Marie Curie Cancer Care. Mick and Carol McHarg have been organising similar fund-raising events for the past few years, and have now revealed details of this year's event. It will take place...

 

Tasty treats at The Octagon shopping centre's food fair in Burton

SHOPPERS will be able to sample the delights of a food and drink fair. On Saturday, The Octagon shopping centre in Burton will play host to an event filled with a variety of food and drink companies offering their products during Feel Fab! Look...

 

JCB booming despite a tough year

JCB chairman Lord Bamford has praised his company's 'resilience' as it broke the £300 million earnings barrier for a fourth successive year. The peer was speaking after the digger giant published its annual results for 2014. The Rocester-based company...

 

Share views at Shobnall meeting

PEOPLE can air their views about issues in the community at an annual parish council meeting. Shobnall Parish Council is to host its meeting tonight from 7pm at Burton Town Hall. Members of the public will be able to bring up any matters in the area...

 

Annual meet for Burton Parish Council

MEMBERS of the community are being invited to attend an annual parish meeting. Burton Parish Council will meet at 6.30pm on Wednesday at the Wetmore Community Centre in Wetmore Road, Burton. The parish council currently has four vacancies for parish...

 

Pop-up boat market will float to Shobnall

A FLOATING market will make an inaugural bank holiday appearance to entertain shoppers and browsers. The Roving Canal Traders Association (RCTA) organise the markets on canals and waterways across the country, and will now head to Shobnall for its...

 


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