News archive from 23 January 2016, page 14

Hull's Anlaby Road to be widened this spring to ease traffic 'nightmare'

MOTORISTS will reap the benefits when a notorious "pinch point" is removed in a six-figure road-widening scheme this spring, the Mail can reveal. Currently, delays are caused in Anlaby Road, west Hull, by a bus lane and vehicles turning...

 

The pupils of Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School have a long history of striving to help others

In her address to the Upper School on speech day in 1948, the legendary headmistress Isabel Cleeve drew attention to the remarkable work being done all over the world by former members of the Lincoln Christ's Hospital Girls' High School population....

 
McDonalds in Swadlincote changes opening hours

McDonalds in Swadlincote changes opening hours

A FAST food restaurant in South Derbyshire will now open from 6am every day after an application to change its hours was approved by council chiefs. McDonald's, in Belmont Street, Swadlincote, made the application to South Derbyshire District Council...

 
Chance to be a PCSO with Staffordshire Police

Chance to be a PCSO with Staffordshire Police

PEOPLE looking to play a part in keeping the community safe are being urged to apply for a new role. Bosses at Staffordshire Police are looking for several hard-working people to join its team as police community support officers (PCSOs). The roles...

 
Zika virus triggers pregnancy delay calls

Zika virus triggers pregnancy delay calls

Officials in four Latin American and Caribbean nations have warned women to avoid pregnancy amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects. Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica recommended to delay pregnancies until more was known...

BBC, 05:27 in World News
 
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue urge regular checks on elderly

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue urge regular checks on elderly

A HANDY list of tips to protect the elderly in the remaining weeks of the winter has been released by the fire service. Chiefs at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue have urged family, friends and neighbours to keep a check on older people as the...

 
Horninglow Bungalows in Burton rated 'good' in latest inspection

Horninglow Bungalows in Burton rated 'good' in latest inspection

A CARE service has been awarded the second highest rating following an inspection by a healthcare watchdog. Bosses at Horninglow Bungalows, in Horninglow Road, Burton, which provides personal care for adults with a learning disability and associated...

 
Traffic chaos after seven-car pile-up near Sudbury

Traffic chaos after seven-car pile-up near Sudbury

A SEVEN-vehicle pile-up on the A50 caused delays of up to an hour for commuters yesterday morning as police worked to clear it. The crash, which involved six cars and a van, happened on the A50 eastbound between Sudbury and Foston. Despite the large...

 

Kennel owner horrified after seeing the 'worst' case of neglect

THE owner of a sanctuary for abandoned pooches spoke of her horror when an 'abused' and 'neglected' rottweiler was carried through her doors. Karen Gregory, manager of Crowfoot Kennels, in Church Broughton, was reduced to tears when Elvis, a...

 

Future of jobs unknown as Brantano shoe shop giant goes into administration

JOBS could be in jeopardy at a footwear giant with stores in Burton and Swadlincote after it slipped into administration. Brantano, which operates shops in Union Street, Burton, and The Pipeworks in Swadlincote, has now been placed into administration...

 
Event to discuss 'unsung heroes' of nature

Event to discuss 'unsung heroes' of nature

WILDLIFE experts are set to reveal the story of the 'unsung heroes' of nature. The Burton and District Wildlife Group is holding a meeting next month to discuss the importance of the creatures many of us do not see. These include invertebrates, fungi,...

 
Nicholas Hamer, 32, of no fixed address, to be remanded in custody

Nicholas Hamer, 32, of no fixed address, to be remanded in custody

A MAN has been remanded in custody after allegedly breaching a restraining order and assaulting a police officer. Nicholas Hamer, 32, of no fixed address, appeared at Burton Magistrates' Court to face the charge of breaching a restraining order. This...

 

Check if your child qualifies for free school meals in South Derbyshire

PARENTS are being reminded to check if their children qualify for free school meals in South Derbyshire. Huge savings could be made by parents thanks to the Government scheme to provide pupils with free school meals. Up to £400 a year per child could...

 
GCSE results: See how your school in Burton and South Derbyshire fared

GCSE results: See how your school in Burton and South Derbyshire fared

PARENTS can now see how well schools are performing when it comes to GCSEs. The Department for Education has released the statistics of pupils that achieved a minimum of five A* to C GCSEs at schools across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire. It...

 

Burton school 'shocked' after just 28 per cent of pupils achieve five GCSEs

A HEAD teacher is 'confident' of turning around exam results after figures revealed an alarming drop in pupils achieving GCSEs at his school. Mark Howell, of Paget High School, in Burton Road, Branston, was left 'shocked' after finding that only 28...

 


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