News archive from 31 May 2013, page 17

Rethink 'could bring influx of bookies and loan shops'

Rethink 'could bring influx of bookies and loan shops'

The Government hopes the move will cut red tape and encourage empty shops to be brought back into use. However, the Local Government Association (LGA) fears an unintended consequence of this will be to allow more betting shops and loan companies into...

 
Celebrating the people who give something back

Celebrating the people who give something back

Managing director Nigel Stabler said: "We are proud to be supporting the Pride Of East Yorkshire Awards, which pays recognition to local people who make significant differences to their communities and other people's lives." As a local,...

 
'Does city need 54 councillors?'

'Does city need 54 councillors?'

Councillors have already sent their thoughts on whether there should be fewer of them to the Boundary Commission, but the consultation will be the first time members of the public get their say on the matter The city councillors concluded their number...

 
Motorcycle thefts spark police plea

Motorcycle thefts spark police plea

In some cases, bikes worth up to £5,000 have been taken from owners' back gardens. Others have been taken from the street. While some of the stolen vehicles have been recovered after being abandoned by joy riders, nine are still missing. Business...

 
£1m revamp for the heart of Derby

£1m revamp for the heart of Derby

New lighting and seating will be introduced in an effort to encourage more people into the area and create a space for events. The first stage of the redevelopment will include new paving. Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered...

 
Traffic update: No problems on the roads this morning in Derbyshire

Traffic update: No problems on the roads this morning in Derbyshire

LIVE CAMERAS: Check the M1 through Derbyshire with our live traffic cameras ON THE ROADS: Click here for the Highways Agency's latest traffic incidents and updates or go to Travel England's website for mapped, up-to-the-minute updates on A roads and...

 
Pothole dashes jobseeker's hopes

Pothole dashes jobseeker's hopes

The 41-year-old had to call for help in getting the wheel replaced, which cost him valuable time and lost him a possible job opportunity. Derby City Council has since repaired the road but Mr Killackey, of Chester Green, said he had filed a claim...

 
High interest in urban village homes

High interest in urban village homes

The project is being built in five phases and work has now started on the first of these, which will involve creating 163 homes, 16,500 sq ft of commercial space, a tree-lined boulevard and a park. The aim of the scheme by developer Compendium Living...

 
Creative Karla's hoping to be new queen of chick-lit

Creative Karla's hoping to be new queen of chick-lit

The novel, set in fictional Notts town Goldwell Holt, looks at stressed-out mum Sally Moss who finds out about her husband's cheating ways on Christmas Eve. Ending up in A&E missing part of her finger from a carrot-chopping session gone wrong, she...

 
DRIVING US CRAZY

DRIVING US CRAZY

One woman affected says she's had barricades outside her home for a week, while others had cars trapped on their driveways. Many residents have had to park outside neighbours' homes, with little idea of when things will return to normal. Business...

 
Rise in cost of cigarettes blamed as criminals target supermarkets

Rise in cost of cigarettes blamed as criminals target supermarkets

A total of 33 burglaries and robberies were recorded at Co-op shops in the city and county in the year to April. The chain had exactly the same number of Notts incidents the previous year, while in 2010 to 2011 it had 24. Spar shops were targeted...

 
Bridge to the past for fans of golden age of railways

Bridge to the past for fans of golden age of railways

Network Rail will design and manage the construction, but no public money will be invested in the scheme. The GCR's new Bridge to the Future Appeal aims to raise the necessary £1m. With money in place, the bridge could be ready by 2015. Business Cards...

 
Laundry site Aldi store bid gets the green light

Laundry site Aldi store bid gets the green light

The new Aldi store will create around 30 jobs and mean a new access road and car park being built on the site, which has lain derelict for more than five years. Councillor Peter Barnes, who represents the Daybrook ward, said the development has been...

 
Crews tackle freight train fire near Stone

Crews tackle freight train fire near Stone

Delays to trains through Stafford resulted but normal service has now been resumed. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.uk myprint-247 View details Print voucher Our heavyweight cards...

 
Video game festival wants to expand across many venues

Video game festival wants to expand across many venues

This year's festival, GameCity8, will take over much of the Old Market Square from October 19 to October 26 - the school half-term week - with two giant screens forming the heart of the action. Organisers have revealed that, following the launch...

 


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