News archive from 23 March 2016, page 19

Sutton Coldfield cemetery extension costs rise by £3.5m to protect endangered crayfish

Sutton Coldfield cemetery extension costs rise by £3.5m to protect endangered crayfish

Work to extend a Birmingham cemetery has run into a net loss after rare crayfish helped stack up a £3.5 million bill. Plans to add 12,000 more burial plots over 20 acres of farmland at Sutton New Hall Cemetery, in Lindridge Road, was expected to cost...

 
Chilwell welcomes new family friendly coffee shop

Chilwell welcomes new family friendly coffee shop

Two young entrepreneurs have brought some Scandinavian style to Chilwell with the launch of their new venture Froth Coffee Shop. James Kellett,23, and James Thomas,22, ran a pop up clothing shop in the previous café but an opportunity to take over the...

 
Easter bank holiday road traffic expected to peak on Thursday

Easter bank holiday road traffic expected to peak on Thursday

Traffic over the Easter holiday period is likely to peak on Thursday, according to the AA, with motoring organisations forecasting a busier getaway than last year. The AA expects more than 11 million drivers to take a trip over the bank holiday...

 
Little Mix and five other things to do in Nottingham today

Little Mix and five other things to do in Nottingham today

Little Mix: The world's biggest girl group bring their Get Weird tour to Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, performing hits such as Black Magic and Secret Love Song - plus ex-The Wanted's Nathan Sykes. Tickets from £28, motorpointarenanotitngham.com...

 
Corruption and rubbish top agenda for unlikely Rome mayoral favourite

Corruption and rubbish top agenda for unlikely Rome mayoral favourite

In the Rome envisioned by Virginia Raggi, who is vying to become the city’s next mayor, a new fleet of buses drive in delegated “fast lanes”, traffic flows seamlessly thanks to “smart” traffic lights, rubbish is picked up diligently, and public...

 
Facebook leading to ‘self-censorship’

Facebook leading to ‘self-censorship’

Facebook and other social media are having a 'chilling effect' on our freedom by making us behave as if we are under constant surveillance, according to new research. Users are self censoring their day-to-day activities to avoid disapproval from...

 
Dog show set to help raise funds for In Bloom bid

Dog show set to help raise funds for In Bloom bid

The fourth annual fun dog show in aid of Darley Dale In Bloom will be held in the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, on Saturday, April 2, from 1pm. Fun classes will include Best handler under ten, Best handler under 15, Best puppy (under one year), Best...

 
Shame on you...backlash over rooftop web trolls

Shame on you...backlash over rooftop web trolls

Police today condemned online trolls who encouraged a mentally-disturbed man to jump from a supermarket roof. Officers were called to Sainsbury’s in St Andrews Road North, St Annes, at 8.45am on Monday, following a ‘concern for safety’ report, made...

 
Sutton Coldfield cemetery extension costs rise by £3.5m to protect endangered crayfish

Sutton Coldfield cemetery extension costs rise by £3.5m to protect endangered crayfish

Work to extend a Birmingham cemetery has run into a net loss after rare crayfish helped stack up a £3.5 million bill. Plans to add 12,000 more burial plots over 20 acres of farmland at Sutton New Hall Cemetery, in Lindridge Road, was expected to cost...

 
Hall Green crematorium unveils a new facility for bereaved

Hall Green crematorium unveils a new facility for bereaved

A new waiting room for the bereaved has opened at Robin Hood Crematorium in Hall Green Opened by Coun Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Portfolio holder for Stronger Communities and Partnerships, the facility is set to provide grieving relatives and friends...

 
Bruar makes Scotland the UK’s home of hydro power

Bruar makes Scotland the UK’s home of hydro power

A Highland Perthshire beauty spot that has been attracting visitors for more than 200 years is the scene of one of Scotland’s newest hydro power schemes. The Falls of Bruar at Blair Atholl play an important role in draining a large part of the...

 
US Election 2016: Trump and Clinton win big in Arizona

US Election 2016: Trump and Clinton win big in Arizona

US presidential front-runners, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, have continued their winning streaks, taking Arizona. The issue of immigration loomed large in the south-western state, the biggest prize in the latest round of...

BBC, 06:09 in World News
 
China vaccine scandal: 37 arrested

China vaccine scandal: 37 arrested

Thirty-seven people have been arrested in eastern China over a huge vaccine scandal, state media report. It comes after police in Shandong announced last month they had arrested a mother and her daughter accused of buying and selling vaccines...

BBC, 06:09 in World News
 

Culture of bullying, harassment and sub-standard care put patients at risk and 'drove staff to the...

NHS managers 'ignored or watered down' a series of damning failings which have been likened to the Mid-Staffordshire Hospital scandal. A review found sub-standard patient care and a 'culture of bullying and harassment' were rife at the Liverpool...

Daily Mail, 06:10 in Health
 
Fire chiefs’ plea to Sunderland parents over kids getting involved in arson

Fire chiefs’ plea to Sunderland parents over kids getting involved in arson

Fire chiefs on Wearside are warning the public of the dangers of deliberate fires. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has launched a campaign – ‘It’s no game playing with someone’s life’ – aimed at making young people aware of the dangers of...

 


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