News archive from 23 July 2014, page 9

Derby would-be suicide bomber: Kabir Ahmed was jailed for sickening abuse of gay community

Derby would-be suicide bomber: Kabir Ahmed was jailed for sickening abuse of gay community

KABIR Ahmed told his trial, the first of its kind in the UK, that leaflets he was distributing outside Jamia Mosque in Normanton and putting through letterboxes "carried quotes from religious texts and historical facts and were not...

 
Nottingham prisoner 'gouges his own eyes out' in protest at heat inside cell

Nottingham prisoner 'gouges his own eyes out' in protest at heat inside cell

AN investigation has been launched after an inmate at Nottingham prison inflicted horrifying injuries on himself in protest at the sweltering conditions inside. He is said to have "gouged his own eyes out" on Monday evening, just days before...

 
Police plea to find this man after serious sexual assault

Police plea to find this man after serious sexual assault

POLICE want to speak this man following a serious sexual assault. The attack happened in the Forest Fields area in February 2014. Two men approached a woman in her 30s and assaulted her. One is thought to have spoken with a Polish or Eastern European...

 
Reader's letter: Nottingham puts Leicester in the shade

Reader's letter: Nottingham puts Leicester in the shade

WOW, Nottingham pulls it off again! The Splendour Festival (pictured) could so easily have been a washout due to the persistently heavy rain, but was SUPERB! Brilliant acts, great vibe, fantastic organisation. Even the loos were great! So different...

 

Public will be allowed to film council meetings

THE public will legally be allowed to film council meetings when new laws are rubber-stamped. The Government intends to pass the Local Audit and Accountability Act on August 5, with the changes coming into force the following day. The public and press...

 

Nottingham Carnival to be 'biggest ever'

ONE of the UK's most popular Caribbean carnivals is returning to the city this August. The Nottingham Carnival will take place on Sunday, August 17. Nearly 20 troupes displaying costumes with an international feel will leave Castle Gate in the city...

 

Reader's letter: Commissioner to cost us police stations

THE residents of the Meadows, Sneinton, Carlton and Arnold are to lose their police stations, the argument being that people want police officers not police stations. It is the Police and Crime Commissioner which many will blame for such closures, not...

 

Council and NET need to look again at signs

ARGUMENTS over fines for traffic offences rumble on and take a new twist today with the opening of traffic penalty tribunals in the city. There is much anger among motorists about the vigorous enforcement of parking regulations and rules banning...

 

Firm hired for market work

WORK on the £3.9 million redevelopment of Sneinton Market could begin as soon as October. And the long-awaited redevelopment could be finished by the end of next year. The units on the site will be refurbished as workshops and studios for use by...

 

Flood advice for residents

FLOOD victims are being advised on how to look after their homes if wet weather strikes. Today marks a year since flash floods hit Southwell, destroying homes and businesses, and sending cars floating down Halloughton Road. Since then, Notts County...

 
Job-hunters and employers find inspiration at Post fair

Job-hunters and employers find inspiration at Post fair

CAREER changes, new roles and apprenticeships were sought by more than 400 job hunters at the Post's Gedling Jobs Fair. Queues formed outside Carlton's Richard Herrod Centre before the 10am opening yesterday and more than 350 people had attended by...

 
Kids come out of their shells for dream pets

Kids come out of their shells for dream pets

IMAGINE a meerkat curled up on the sofa or taking a pet penguin out for a walk. These would be nothing out of the ordinary if Nottingham's kids had their way. The animals feature in a list of schoolchildren's dream pets - which also includes monkeys,...

 

Joy's story just like my own

WHEN I read the column "The sadness of only being half a person" by Joy James on Monday, I thought I was reading my own story. I, too, have searched the same route as Joy and found it too expensive. The only difference is my...

 

Academies presentation

THE chairman of governors and head of mathematics at two Notts academies have been honoured for their dedication over the past year. More than 50 pupils, parents, staff and guests gathered to celebrate the achievements from schools across the Academy...

 

Car park to be resurfaced

COUNCILLORS have welcomed the progression of refurbishment work at Long Eaton's West Park. Work is set to begin to resurface the pay-and-display car park in order to improve drainage. And Councillor Mike Wallis said he hoped funds could be found to...

 


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