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Nechells scrapyard deaths: Expert says wall was 'overloaded'

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:59
Health and Safety Executive expert Martyn Ostcliffe says a wall at the site was "not safe".
Categories: Birmingham

West Ham: Samir Nasri to train with club in bid to secure permanent deal

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:48
Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is set to train with West Ham in a bid to secure a permanent contract.

Rotherham burglar jailed for Tebay quad bike thefts

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:48
Joshua Aaron Faley travelled more than 100 miles to target farms in Cumbria, a court heard.
Categories: Cumbria

Student sleeps rough for five nights in Manchester

BBC Manchester - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:46
Randy Agyemang wanted to highlight the plight of those who sleep rough
Categories: Manchester

Ex-England striker Alan Smith inspires prison inmates

BBC Kent - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:33
Alan Smith is backing a scheme to twin every UK professional football club with a jail.
Categories: Kent

Crawley bus stop: Drug-driving arrest after detached trailer injures pedestrians

BBC Sussex News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:29
Paramedics arrive by helicopter to treat the injured man and woman at the scene.
Categories: Sussex

Richie Wellens: New Swindon Town manager reacted 'like lottery winner' to job

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:17
Swindon Town chairman Lee Power says new boss Richie Wellens reacted like a lottery winner when he heard he had got the job.
Categories: Wiltshire

Students' free vet service for the homeless crowdfunds for new mobile clinic

Nottinghamshire University News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:17
Students from The University of Nottingham who provide free veterinary care for the pets of homeless and vulnerably housed people are fundraising for a new specially-equipped mobile clinic.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Guidance: National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020

Department For Education News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:11
Tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2019 to 2020 onwards.
Categories: Education

Swindon's new speedway and greyhound stadium approved

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:04
Developers are told no more houses can be built until work on the stadium is finished.
Categories: Wiltshire

Woman charged after police officers assaulted

Leicestershire Police RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:46

A woman has been charged after police officers responding to an incident in Loughborough were assaulted.

Abbigale Milnthorpe, 18, of Victoria Street, Lougborough, has been charged with three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

She was bailed to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 6 December.

The charges relate to an incident which took place at an address in Victoria Street at around 11pm on Tuesday (13 November).

A 24-year-old man was issued with a police conditional caution for assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Categories: Leicestershire

Police probe two child abduction attempts by men in vans

BBC Manchester - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:36
Children aged 11 and 14 manage to escape two abduction attempts in Greater Manchester.
Categories: Manchester

Festive free parking in Purbeck

Dorset Council News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:36

Starting on 1 December, Purbeck shoppers and visitors will be able to enjoy some free parking in the run-up to Christmas.

Small Business Saturday – 1 December

Purbeck District Council and Wareham Town Council will be supporting traders on Small Business Saturday, 1 December. Free parking will be available in the District and Town Council car parks at Bonnets Lane; Connegar Lane; Howards Lane; Streche Road; and the Rempstone Centre, Wareham; and at West Street, Corfe Castle.

Pre-Christmas free parking in Wareham

The councils will also be waiving parking charges in their Wareham car parks on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

Pre-Christmas free parking in Corfe Castle

Free parking will also be available in Corfe Castle West Street car park on Saturdays 8, 15 and 22 December.

Councillor Cherry Brooks, Economy and Infrastructure Portfolio Holder for Purbeck District Council, said: “The district of Purbeck is home to a super selection of independent shops and businesses. Why not take advantage of free parking and get something different for friends and family this year.”

Councillor Brooks continued: “Christmas is a crucial time for business and free parking helps us all support our local traders.”


Swanage Town Council will be providing free parking in its Broad Road and Main Beach long stay car parks on all the Saturdays in December and the first Saturday in January. On the other days in December, parking will be £1 per day in these two car parks.


Norden car park near Corfe Castle, and Dorset County Council-owned car parks at the Quay and St Johns Hill, Wareham are not included in the free parking offer.

The post Festive free parking in Purbeck appeared first on Dorset news.

Categories: Dorset

Next steps for the former Middle school site

Dorset Council News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:31

Plans are moving forward for the Worgret Road site in Wareham. A masterplan is being worked up by health and social care agencies that will ultimately see a health and care scheme developed.


In the meantime, there is demonstrable need for social care housing. So Dorset County Council are proposing to use temporary, modular housing for a short-term solution.

The reasons that people are in need are: discharge from long-term hospital accommodation, moving on from home, or currently living in inappropriate housing.

Relocatable, modular, housing can help with some of this short-term accommodation need. The buildings are made in a factory and lifted into position on site. They can be designed to meet specific needs, such as wheelchair accessibility.

Cllr Beryl Ezzard, county councillor for Wareham, said:

“This type of housing allows the council to use sites while medium and long-term plans are developed. There is a local need for housing and we need it quickly.”

Permanent housing can be developed alongside relocatable housing, giving people the opportunity to see their permanent house being built and then move when complete, freeing up the relocatable housing units for craning off the site and to a new location.

Currently there are 33 local people who need accommodation in the next 12 months. This need is not something that can be met through traditional building programmes. Also, there are 41 people in Purbeck who have a need for housing in the next five years which can be addressed by longer term plans.

A public information event was held 18 October to ask local residents their views on the plans. View this information online . This is an initial informal engagement and there will be a formal planning process in the next few months.

The post Next steps for the former Middle school site appeared first on Dorset news.

Categories: Dorset

Cambridge train station bus lane fines 'almost 100 per day'

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:27
More than 16,000 fines have been handed out in the first 165 days of the bus lane being open.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

Meet Father Christmas at Strangers' Hall

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:25
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… Book now to meet Father Christmas! Strangers' Hall Saturdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 December, 10am – 4pm

Ho ho ho! Father Christmas is coming to Strangers’ Hall. His friendly elf helpers are here to whisk you away to meet the man himself in his workshop – tickets include a gift, and a Santa-selfie.

You can meet Father Christmas only, or include a visit to the museum where the magic of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas awaits you…

Stroll around the hall to take in the splendid interiors, bedecked with traditional greenery, decorations and trees.  See the stockings “hung by the chimney with care” and seek out Chris Mouse and his furry friends hidden around the museum. 

Meet costumed characters, join in with festive preparations in the kitchen and immerse yourself in Victorian entertainment in the undercroft; along with storytelling and Christmas crafts.  Don’t forget to take a peek at Father Christmas’s sleigh too, tucked away in the coach-house. 

Step out into the courtyard’s magical Christmas scene, sup warming punch in the wintry garden and stock up on goodies from our seasonal stall.

Book here to ensure your chance to meet Father Christmas!

Categories: Norfolk

John Pordage murder trial: 'Western-style pistol' used

BBC Essex - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:18
A witness in the John Pordage murder trial saw the accused holding a gun, a court hears.
Categories: Essex

Eight fined over Dipton mine newt protests

BBC Sussex News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:16
The four men and four women claimed they were preventing wildlife crime against newts.
Categories: Sussex