News archive from 18 August 2014, page 13

First World War commemoration inspired by Warwick schoolgirl

First World War commemoration inspired by Warwick schoolgirl

A schoolgirl's surprise that some First World War graves were left unremembered has inspired an online campaign of remembrance - leading to a meeting with Prince William. Gemma Coton was 15 in 2012 when she toured the battle sites and visited Tyne Cot...

 
PAWS shakes hands with its new charity status!

PAWS shakes hands with its new charity status!

Thanks to the hard work and tireless efforts of volunteers and local help, Pennine Animal Welfare has successfully raised enough money to become a registered charity. After an extremely rewarding launch of their first annual ‘Family Fun Day’ in July,...

 
Police launch investigation as man dies after falling from narrowboat into Caldon Canal at Etruria

Police launch investigation as man dies after falling from narrowboat into Caldon Canal at Etruria

POLICE are today trying to solve the mystery behind a man's death after he fell from a narrowboat into a canal in the middle of the night. The 36-year-old was believed to have drowned before firefighters pulled him from the Caldon Canal at Etruria and...

 
Stoke City: Victor Moses to be up and running for Hull City game

Stoke City: Victor Moses to be up and running for Hull City game

MARK Hughes will fast-track new signing Victor Moses into his first-team plans after being left smarting by Stoke's opening-day loss to Aston Villa. Hughes admits that Saturday's performance was well below standard as Stoke, showing three new faces,...

 
Welcome for Prom loo plan

Welcome for Prom loo plan

Proposals to build new public toilets on Blackpool Promenade have been granted planning permission. The scheme on land just south of Central Pier, will also include a lost children’s centre and a small commercial unit. Danfo, which already operates...

 
Clinics for kidney patients set up in Batley, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike

Clinics for kidney patients set up in Batley, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike

Basic care for kidney patients in North Kirklees is being moved to local health surgeries where consultant-led clinics will take place. The move, which has been instigated by NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group, is designed to shift services...

 
Neighbours are rocked by early building work

Neighbours are rocked by early building work

Neighbours have slammed "utterly ridiculous" building work which they claim has rocked their quiet rural cul-de-sac. Residents in Richmond Avenue, Wrea Green, have faced an ongoing battle against what they say is the constant drone of...

 
Windmill bringing in visitors

Windmill bringing in visitors

Lytham's windmill continues to attract visitors galore. Last year, the landmark saw some 26,000 visitors through its doors and is well on the way to topping that figure, with total attendance figures since the start of the season at Easter already...

 

School pupils get hooked on trust’s big fishy project

Groups of children looked after their own little ones over a period of months as part of a river eco-system education initiative. Youngsters from Cambo and Longhorsley St Helen’s first schools, along with children from Collingwood School and Media...

 
Wildfire warning issued to take care

Wildfire warning issued to take care

Firefighters have warned people to take care in the countryside to prevent a blaze. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service says that wildfires destroy thousands of acres of countryside each year, and most are started by accident. People are advised to...

 
Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby planning visit to Palestine

Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby planning visit to Palestine

Sir Peter Soulsby is set to travel to the Middle East "to get a flavour of the plight of the Palestinian people". Leicester's city mayor intends to visit the West Bank at some point in the coming weeks. Sir Peter said the territory had long...

 
Lee Circle car park is a blot on Leicester's landscape, says council planning chief

Lee Circle car park is a blot on Leicester's landscape, says council planning chief

A council planning boss has claimed there is "no uglier wart of a building" in Leicester than the city's Lee Circle car park. Councillor Patrick Kitterick launched a blistering attack on the historically significant multi-storey building...

 
Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

7.10am: New Street, in Oadby is closed between the town centre and the A6 as the emergency water mains works continue. For more local and national travel information and weather updates see the links below: MOTORWAY UPDATES: For traffic updates on UK...

 

Pancreatic cancer: Scunthorpe widow Maggie Watts prepares for crunch talks in Parliament

A SCUNTHORPE widow will be in Parliament next month to listen to MPs discuss the illness which killed her husband. The visit by Maggie Watts, 50, to Westminster, on September 8 is a major milestone in her campaign to increase funding for research into...

 
Scunthorpe United midfielder Gary McSheffrey says side needs to be stronger to pick up points in League One

Scunthorpe United midfielder Gary McSheffrey says side needs to be stronger to pick up points in League One

Gary McSheffrey says Scunthorpe United need to learn quickly if they want to start picking up points in League One. The Iron suffered a 3-1 defeat to Swindon on the opening day before going down 4-0 at home to Preston to leave them bottom of League...

 


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