News archive from 20 August 2014, page 19

Grimsby Town's Shaun Pearson vows to 'clean up his act'

Grimsby Town's Shaun Pearson vows to 'clean up his act'

SHAUN Pearson has promised to 'clean up his act' after admitting it cost Grimsby Town last season. The big centre-half returned to the Mariners' starting line-up for Saturday's home draw with Dover Athletic. However, that was the 25-year-old's first...

 

Tories attacked over regions fund

The Government's flagship regional development scheme is "mired in chaos and delay" and £900 million behind schedule in attracting private investment, Labour has claimed. Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna said Labour would "act...

 
Ferguson shipyard may be nationalised, MSPs told

Ferguson shipyard may be nationalised, MSPs told

JOHN Swinney yesterday refused to rule out the prospect of a Scottish Government buy-out for the last commercial shipyard on the River Clyde when he told MSPs he had an "open mind on all options" for the ailing business. The finance...

Scotsman, 08:01 in Politics
 

City Dogs Home puppy dies of parvovirus one week after being bought

PET owner Neil Cotton has been left devastated after a rescue puppy he adopted died one week later from a deadly illness. Vets told the 51-year-old the husky puppy he bought from Bucknall's City Dogs Home had contracted canine parvovirus before she...

 
Let's have Mr Banwait out of town as well as the supermarkets!

Let's have Mr Banwait out of town as well as the supermarkets!

RANJIT Banwait has again proved that he has no idea about running a council. The reason people shop at out-of-town supermarkets is not just about cost, but the space to park their cars. Taxing out-of-town stores will not bring people back into town....

 
£12,000 diamond still not found in Derbyshire

£12,000 diamond still not found in Derbyshire

A £12,000 DIAMOND which dropped 100,000ft from space after being launched from a Derbyshire field almost a fortnight ago has still not been found. The cushion-cut gem is understood to have been attached to a helium balloon earlier this month and...

 
Sun set to shine in Derbyshire today but still feeling cold for August

Sun set to shine in Derbyshire today but still feeling cold for August

TODAY looks set to be a mostly bright and clear day in Derbyshire, according to forecasters. The Met Office said to expect highs of 16C from 2pm until 5pm. It added that there would be a small outbreak of rain at noon until 1pm. More sunny weather...

 
Warwick Rocks cancelled over red tape claims

Warwick Rocks cancelled over red tape claims

Buy photos » Lights, camera, no action - organisers of Warwick Rocks say they had no choice but to cancel this year's film and food festival. 33.013.022.leam.nc1 ORGANISERS of Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival are devastated after red tape forced...

 
Taxpayers may end up paying pension shortfall

Taxpayers may end up paying pension shortfall

Buy photos » TAXPAYERS could end up paying for a £419million shortfall in the pension scheme for local government employees. That is the fear of Stratford district councillor Peter Moorse who has expressed concerns about the cost of running...

 
Bakery’s on the rise in 80th year

Bakery’s on the rise in 80th year

A family-run bakery business is celebrating its 80th year with rising orders from the likes of John Lewis and Asda as well as sandwich shops, secondary schools and London cafes. Fourth generation White’s Bakery business has enjoyed a steep increase in...

 
Alex helps PM campaign for home working

Alex helps PM campaign for home working

When the Prime Minister wanted to launch a campaign to give entrepreneurs greater freedom to work from home he had no hesitation in recruiting Alexander Rennie. The 28-year-old, owner of Rotherham-based Dynamo Photography, was invited to the first...

 
Standard Chartered Hit $300m For Lax Controls

Standard Chartered Hit $300m For Lax Controls

UK-based Standard Chartered bank is to pay $300m (£180m) to US regulators over its failure to improve anti-money laundering provisions and stop financial crime. The agreement with New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS) follows the bank's...

 
Crews called to Langwith Wood twice in five hours

Crews called to Langwith Wood twice in five hours

Fire crews from Shirebrook were called out to two fires in Langwith Wood in the space of five hours. The first call was received at 4.26pm yesterday, Tuesday 19th August, to find a small amount of rubbish alight in a hedgerow. They then got the call...

 

VIDEO: Tiny Tyson set to fight to be Britain’s smallest dog

He may be small but he is as mighty as his namesake. In fact, tiny Tyson is a strong competitor to be the smallest dog in Britain. The Lhasa-chi puppy (a cross between a Lhasa Apso and Chihuahua) is one of a litter of five but is a quarter of the size...

 

Afghan government bans NYT reporter from leaving country

Matthew Rosenberg, who has spent the past three years covering Afghanistan for the Times, was summoned to the attorney general's office for questioning on Tuesday. "They had brought us there under the guise of a kind of semi informal chat,"...

 


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