News archive from 30 October 2014, page 18

Tuna thief hit by £50 fine

A SHOPLIFTER has admitted stealing a haul of tuna. Paul Marshall, from Bulwell, pleaded guilty to stealing nine packs of John West tuna at Nottingham Magistrates Court. The 48-year-old, of Commercial Road, snatched the goods from Iceland, Main Street,...

 
Five of the best UK winter music festivals

Five of the best UK winter music festivals

The Big Reunion, Skegness 21-23 November & 28–30 November Not to be confused with ITV’s 1990s revival tour of the same name, this Big Reunion at Butlins Skegness offers a bang up-to-date line-up of massive acts and DJs over two raucous weekends....

Guardian, 06:50 in Travel
 

What's happening up your street - Thursday October 30

Eastwood: The Sun Inn is holding a spooky seance in preparation for Hallowe'en. The pub on Derby Road claims to have spirits roaming its rooms and is inviting guests to connect with them. The event starts at 8pm tonight but guests are asked to arrive...

 

In the dock: Cases from Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday October 30

Forest Fields: Julius Zavatskis, 27, of Birrell Road, was fined £200 at Nottingham Magistrates' Court. He was found guilty of committing a nuisance by urinating in the street in Derby Road, Canning Circus, on May 17. Zavatskis was also ordered to pay...

 

Power tools stolen from van

Nuthall: The owner of a white van had power tools stolen from his vehicle between 5pm on Monday and 8am on Tuesday. The thief got into the van via the rear doors, forcing open the lock barrel. Hand and power tools were stolen. The van was parked in a...

 

Late chemists in Nottingham on Thursday October 30

Arnold: MN Singh, 77 High Street, to 6.30pm; Sainsbury's, Nottingham Road, to 10pm; Asda, Front Street, 7am to 11pm. Aspley: Queen's Pharmacy Centre, 403 Nuthall Road, 7am to 11pm. Beeston and Lenton Abbey: Grewal Chemist, 38-40 Chilwell Road, to 7pm;...

 
Scunthorpe Rock Open final preview

Scunthorpe Rock Open final preview

FOR the first time since 1982 the host town will be represented by just a single band in the 2014 Scunthorpe Rock Open final next month. Local hopes are now pinned on Recruits becoming the first Scunthorpe act to win the title since 2009. But having...

 

Roadworks in Nottingham on Thursday October 30

Bulwell: Temporary three-way traffic lights on Hempshill Lane at its junction with Meadows Rise until 5pm today. Bulwell: Aston Drive closed until November 5. City centre: Popham Street and Maltmill Lane closed until December 31. Wollaton: Bramcote...

 
Poppy bus returns

Poppy bus returns

THE names of 224 bus company staff have been etched on the back of a commemorative poppy bus to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Nottingham City Transport's double-decker poppy bus will return to the streets during November...

 

NottsWatch urge residents to take survey

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Neighbourhood Watch (NottsWatch) is urging residents to help them review Neighbourhood Watch schemes and find ways to improve the organisation. It has launched a survey to gather people's opinions and wants more residents to have their...

 

Volunteers get honours

VOLUNTEERS in Gedling will be honoured for their service to their community in an awards ceremony tonight. The Pam Clipsham Awards, run by Gedling Community and Voluntary Service, take place at the Civic Centre in Arnold from 6pm. Categories include...

 
GameCity should act as an example for how women should be treated in all industries

GameCity should act as an example for how women should be treated in all industries

THIS week I have been a very proud Nottingham resident - and geeky gamer - as GameCity came back for its ninth year in a row. The festival isn't just about people putting down their controllers for a few hours to step outside though - it is about...

 
Sheffield will have free parking in festive countdown

Sheffield will have free parking in festive countdown

A free parking initiative is to be offered in Sheffield in the run-up to Christmas, council chiefs have confirmed today. The council has run such initiatives in the past but had not announced any such scheme yet, although rival shopping towns...

 
Nominate your star sporting heroes of the last 12 months

Nominate your star sporting heroes of the last 12 months

With the year coming to an end, now is a good time to reflect upon all the superb sporting achievements from the past 12 months. Yes, once again it’s time for the Boston Standard’s Sports Awards. And to make sure that no brilliance goes unsung, we are...

 

Japan PM Abe: Sales tax hike hurts consumers' purchasing power

"I'd like to make the decision with a cool mind, to ensure that our 'Abenomics' policies are a complete success," he said. Japan's economy suffered a severe contraction in the second quarter as a sales tax hike in April hurt household...

Reuters, 06:54 in Business
 


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