News archive from 18 June 2014, page 19

What celebrities should really be made of . . .

I AM flummoxed. I don't watch the programme, but when the list of people to appear in Celebrity Big Brother was published, I didn't know any of them. Not one. I double checked with the Oxford English Dictionary on the definition of 'celebrity'. It...

 

Well done, Barbara, you deserve your MBE award

I HAVE just read the article "I nearly threw my MBE letter in the bin but I opened it and I could not believe what it said" (June 14). Barbara Smith is an iconic figure in the New Zealand area of Derby. You would go a long way to find anyone...

 

Paramedics and health staff really are top notch

I READ your report "Thank you to team who saved my life" (June 13) of the paramedic who saved the life of motorcyclist David Marks from the injuries he suffered - two cardiac arrests, severe brain injury, 18 broken bones and he spent six...

 
Derbyshire cricket skipper Wayne Madsen boosts Sands charity through bat sponsor deal

Derbyshire cricket skipper Wayne Madsen boosts Sands charity through bat sponsor deal

DERBYSHIRE County Cricket Club captain Wayne Madsen is piling up the hundreds for charity after deciding to give away the money he has made in a sponsorship deal. Chris and Alex Wilbraham of the Holly Bush Inn at Makeney have offered Wayne £500 to...

 

Derby pals in bike marathon to raise awareness of medical conditions

TWO women plan to cycle 50 miles to raise awareness of two conditions affecting their families. Friends Vanessa Prueitt, and Deb Turner - both of Derby - will compete in the Cerebral Palsy Sport Great Notts Bike Ride on Sunday. Vanessa, 44, is taking...

 
Police close road in Northampton town centre to deal with incident at St John’s car park

Police close road in Northampton town centre to deal with incident at St John’s car park

Police have closed a road in Northampton town centre this morning to deal with an on-going incident. Victoria Promenade is closed in both directions between the Swan Street junction and the A428 Bedford Road junction. It is understood police are “in...

 

Leicester's 'Blue Tower' to get a new, more sophisticated paint job

This is the first glimpse of what Leicester's Blue Tower will look like following a long-awaited paint job. The artist's impression, right, shows the 22-storey landmark building after being repainted a darker shade of blue. Middlesex-based investors...

 

British Army Afghan groomed Stoke-on-Trent girl, 13, using Facebook before making her pregnant

AN AFGHAN teenager training to be an interpreter for the British Army has been jailed after meeting a Potteries schoolgirl on Facebook and getting her pregnant. Asif Ghanbari was dumped at Stafford Services after coming to the UK on the back of a...

 

RSPCA report reveals 31 animal cruelty investigations in Staffordshire in just two years

CHARITIES are calling for more to be done to fight animal cruelty after the RSPCA received more than 6,600 complaints in two years. The RSPCA investigated 6,642 complaints of animal cruelty in Staffordshire during 2012 and 2013 - but only 31 people...

 
Port Vale keen on Preston's Paul Huntington - but Joe Davis is wanted by Leicester

Port Vale keen on Preston's Paul Huntington - but Joe Davis is wanted by Leicester

PORT Vale are keen on Preston central defender Paul Huntington - and Leicester City are eyeing up the Valiants' out-of-contract centre-half Joe Davis. Vale want to sign Huntington as part of the deal which would see Preston sign 22-year-old striker...

 
Celebrating Cromford’s community spirit

Celebrating Cromford’s community spirit

A community gets ready for an annual celebration this weekend. Celebrating Cromford takes place this weekend, and the community will be marking the occasion with a variety of activities. In true Cromford style, a 15–tonne steam engine will be pulled...

 

Vandals broke into sheds, cooked baked beans - and left their DNA with the washing up

VANDALS broke into sheds at County Road South allotments, west Hull, and cooked themselves baked beans - just hours after police gave out 300 burglar alarms to tenants. On the day Humberside Police launched a crime prevention campaign to crackdown on...

 
Stamford watchmaker Robert Loomes secures funding for engineering plans

Stamford watchmaker Robert Loomes secures funding for engineering plans

Stamford watchmakers Robert Loomes & Co are celebrating the results of a vast two-year European Union funded engineering project. The project paid for a British university to help devise a full set of engineering plans for the firm: to manufacture...

 
Stones narrowly miss car covered in dust next to Aldi demolition site in Northampton

Stones narrowly miss car covered in dust next to Aldi demolition site in Northampton

Aldi supermarket has offered to pay for a car to be cleaned after it was covered in dust and debris during the demolition of the former Chronicle & Echo building in Northampton. The supermarket chain has begun demolition work on the site of the...

 
More celebrations for Warwick’s 1,100th year at summer music festival

More celebrations for Warwick’s 1,100th year at summer music festival

Celebrations for Warwick's 1,100th anniversary continue at the town's parish church marks the occasion at its annual summer music festival, which starts on Friday (June 20). St Mary’s church will welcome musicians from abroad as well as local talents...

 


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