Latest Market towns in England Stories

2011-08-08 03:00:00

HALIFAX, England, August 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of Britain's best-known pub crawls are providing a "much-needed shot in the arm" for several local and national businesses, a leading online fancy dress company has revealed. While adverse media coverage surrounding so-called 'booze Britain' dominates the headlines on an almost daily basis, Paul Howcroft of costume supplier Fancy Dress Ball, which has an extensive range of fancy dress such as Halloween costumes...

2011-05-11 09:53:00

CHICHESTER, England, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Fareham Building Contractor Will Construct New Factory Site in West Sussex Amiri Construction has secured a GBP5.8m contract from Kingsbridge Estates in Chichester to deliver a new pack house development for salad producers Natures Way Foods (NWF). The 33 week contract will see Fareham based Amiri bring together a 100 strong workforce, drawn mainly from local contractors, to complete the 90,000sqft NWF pack house...

2011-01-31 10:23:00

CHICHESTER, England, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingsbridge Estates has helped secure planning permission from Chichester District Council for a new Natures Way Foods (NWF) pack house on the existing Horticultural Development Area (HDA) in Runcton. The Walnut Tree Annex represents a significant capital investment of GBP14.2m and will include new machinery, start up costs, staff training and recruitment, as well as building costs. The new plant will enable NWF to expand its...

2008-10-05 18:00:19

A PARAMEDIC accused of making a detour while taking a dying man to hospital so she could get to a Freddie Mercury tribute concert has been cleared of misconduct. Claire Lomas, 31, faced a string of allegations before a Health Professions Council hearing in London which could have resulted in her being struck off. They related to the care of a 77-year-old man who had fallen off his bicycle in Keswick on September 9, 2006, and died the next day as a result of his injur ies. Miss Lomas,...

2008-10-01 00:03:10

More than 3,000 tonnes of compost waste caught fire yesterday inside an industrial building in Ashbourne. Crews from Ashbourne and Wirksworth were called out to the blaze on Blenheim Road and spent eight hours there. Firefighters dug out the compost and extinguished it in stages. A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman was unable to confirm the cause of the fire. (c) 2008 Derby Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-27 00:00:32

Schools have been praised for being a hotbed of creative writing talent after their pupils were recognised in a national poetry competition. The highly commended or winning schools include Churnet View Middle School, Leek, Blackfriars School, Newcastle, St Mary's Primary, Mucklestone, and Oldfields Hall Middle School, Uttoxeter. Oldfields Hall pupil Maisie Lowe also scooped an award for her poem "choose your team". The competition was organised by Nasen, which promotes education,...

2008-09-24 03:00:19

A RENOWNED filmmaker and a TV newsreader have become patrons of Nuneaton's Mary Ann Evans Hospice. The Nuneaton-born film director Ken Loach has joined the board of patrons, along with BBC newsreader Kay Alexander, who lives in north Warwickshire. They join Viscount Daventry and Sir William Dugdale. Canon Edward Pogmore, the hospice's chairman, said: "We are absolutely delighted." (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-22 21:00:22

By Peter Dominiczak More than 80 members of the cast and crew of Nineteen Seventy- Four turned the newspaper offices into a film set to accommodate an all-star cast including the likes of David Morrissey and Sean Bean.The three films set in West Yorkshire are being produced for Channel 4 and are based on author David Peace's acclaimed Red Riding Quartet novels set against the backdrop of the police hunt and eventual conviction of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper.The three books which...

2008-09-16 21:00:22

And today their efforts were rewarded with honours in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom awards.Twenty-two winners - stretching from the tiny hamlet of Mill Bank, to Leeds, and Bridlington - were picked from more than 250 entrants at the annual celebration of all things floral.Individual victors included the likes of Middlethorpe Hall, in York, St Gemma's Hospice, in Moortown, Leeds, and Sheffield's Botanical Gardens.Maurice Baren, chairman of Yorkshire in Bloom, said: "In spite of the dreadful...

2008-09-11 21:00:21

By Peter Dominiczak Regional Minister Rosie Winterton visited Allerton High and Pudsey Grangefield in Leeds yesterday. Together with Rodillian in Lofthouse, they are the first new Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schools to be completed in the city.Over the next three years, Leeds schools are set to receive a financial injection of 260m and schools in Bradford will get 545m.The scheme is set to transform the area's secondary schools and create "some of the most advanced learning...

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