News archive from 21 July 2014, page 12

School’s Readathon challenge

School’s Readathon challenge

Children at Redhill Junior School have read their way to raising more than £350 for charity. Twenty six pupils at the Castleford school took part in the Readathon challenge, spending three days reading as many books as possible to raise funds for...

 

Drunken man drove partner's Mercedes into parked cars in Derby street

A FOOTBALL fan got a suspended jail term after writing off his girlfriend's prized Mercedes by crashing into five cars parked on a Derby street. Jevgeni Fedorivic, 23, had watched a World Cup game when he took the car to try to find his girlfriend,...

 
Matlock firefighters rescue calf stuck in a hole

Matlock firefighters rescue calf stuck in a hole

Firefighters have rescued a trapped calf. Crews from Matlock helped free the female animal after she became stuck down a hole in a field on Knabhall Lane, Brackenfield, Alfreton, at about 2pm yesterday. A vet sedated the calf and the firefighters used...

 
Teachers' strike and inset days are so baffling

Teachers' strike and inset days are so baffling

SO, the TV News pictures today (July 10), show all the workers demonstrating in the sunshine. I don't know about the others but apparently only about 27% of teachers took part in the ballot for strike action, which would suggest that the other 73%...

 
Derby woman was drowning in rubbish after three black bin collections in six months'

Derby woman was "drowning in rubbish after three black bin collections in six months'

A MUM-OF-THREE claims she was left "drowning in rubbish" because her black bin was collected only three times since January. Kirsty Taylor, 32, of Northwood Avenue, Chaddesden, said the waste was cleared the day after she threatened to take...

 

Neil White: Forget shopping, beer festival is perfect place to spend time with my daughter

MISS W and I have started a tradition we call "dad and daughter" day. It came about because, now that she is in her 20s and at university, we don't spend as much time together as we used to. When she comes home, she tends to go out shopping...

 
Matlock firefighters rescue calf stuck in a hole

Matlock firefighters rescue calf stuck in a hole

Firefighters have rescued a trapped calf. Crews from Matlock helped free the female animal after she became stuck down a hole in a field on Knabhall Lane, Brackenfield, Alfreton, at about 2pm yesterday. A vet sedated the calf and the firefighters used...

 
Sharp fall in number of Scots jobseekers

Sharp fall in number of Scots jobseekers

THE number of jobseekers in Scotland has fallen sharply, according to a new report. The Bank of Scotland’s labour market barometer for June registered the steepest drop in people searching for permanent employment since the survey began in 2003....

Scotsman, 07:20 in Politics
 
Stoke City: Bojan deal is not dead, insists Mark Hughes

Stoke City: Bojan deal is not dead, insists Mark Hughes

MARK Hughes hopes to hear in the next 48 hours whether Bojan will agree to leave Barcelona and join Stoke City on a season-long loan. Hughes denies the deal is already dead following reports of rival interest in Bojan from clubs in both Spain and...

 
Port Vale: Micky Adams says trio of new signings has strengthened midfield

Port Vale: Micky Adams says trio of new signings has strengthened midfield

PORT Vale manager Micky Adams believes he could have an even stronger midfield than last season after Friday's treble swoop for Michael O'Connor, Michael Brown and Steven Jennings. The Vale boss had to strengthen after Doug Loft and Billy Knott turned...

 
Emotional send-off for Batley headteacher Jackie

Emotional send-off for Batley headteacher Jackie

Having served at the school for more than a decade, headteacher Jackie Eames bid an emotional farewell to staff and pupils. Batley Girls’ High School gave Mrs Eames a big send-off as she stepped down from her role after 12 years. After a hugely...

 

Pair appeal over rendition ruling

A Libyan politician and his wife are appealing today against a High Court decision to throw out damages actions brought over their rendition to Tripoli. In December, Mr Justice Simon said the claims of Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Moroccan Fatima Boudchar...

 
Tesco Chief Philip Clarke To Step Down

Tesco Chief Philip Clarke To Step Down

Tesco's chief executive Philip Clarke is to quit after a string of poor results for the supermarket chain. He will stand down on October 1 it has been announced. More follows...

 

Fopp to announce where new premises are

ONE of Nottingham's best-loved music stores will announce today where its new premises will be. Fopp closed the doors on its Queen Street building for the final time this weekend. On Sunday morning, the company posted on Twitter: "Our doors are...

 
Cash for your Community: Joy for 142 groups in great £35k share-out

Cash for your Community: Joy for 142 groups in great £35k share-out

CARLTON Life Saving Club has been given a new lease of life after receiving a funding boost of more than £2,000 from the Cash For Your Community Campaign. The club, which helps people learn life-guarding and life-saving skills at Carlton Forum Leisure...

 


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