Derby motorists will face more A52 disruption next week, as a busy eastbound stretch will close on Friday night. The busy road will be shut between Pentagon Island and Raynesway from 8pm on Friday, February 15, until 6am on Saturday morning. The emergency overnight closure will allow essential pothole repairs to be carried out on Brian Clough Way. Derby City Council has announced that a diversion route instructing drivers to travel through Nottingham Road and Derby Road, in Chaddesden, will be in place to minimise disruption. Meanwhile, eastbound lane restrictions are currently ongoing, as workers complete safety barrier and drainage works. This work though, which has left the inside lane closed between Wyvern and Raynesway since Saturday, January 19, is scheduled to be completed today. It was announced yesterday that the A52 roadworks won't be finished until summer 2020, despite originally being due to be completed next month. The scheme aims to widen the A52, realign the exit from … [Read more...] about A52 to be CLOSED eastbound next week
Police are waiting for the results of more tests on the body of a 43-year-old man who died three days after being 'attacked' in a shop doorway. A specialist Home Office post-mortem examination was ordered after bruising was discovered on the body of Richard Gascoigne. It has established that the circumstances surrounding Mr Gascoigne's death 'do not appear to be suspicious'. But Staffordshire Police are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests before officers prepare a report for the coroner ahead of any inquest. Mr Gascoigne, who had no fixed address, was pronounced dead at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on December 22. It followed a previous visit to the Hartshill complex - on December 19 - after he had reported being attacked in Longton town centre. A police spokesman said: "Richard Gascoigne reported an assault to an officer at Longton police station on December 19. The assault had taken place on Market Street that morning. He declined to make a statement … [Read more...] about Police await test results after man, 43, dies three days after being ‘attacked’
Drink-driver Adrian Clarke stumbled out of his car before falling on the bonnet after being stopped by police on Christmas Eve. The 49-year-old was reported missing by his family on December 24 and police came across his car near Leek. He was pulled over and when an officer asked him to get out his car he was unsteady on his feet and ended up on the bonnet. Clarke provided a positive roadside breath test and was taken to the police station where he was breathalysed and gave a reading of 120 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - nearly three-and-half times the limit of 35. Now the defendant has been fined £80 and banned from the roads for 29 months at North Staffordshire Justice Centre. Prosecutor Ruth Bentley said police attended a report of a missing person and saw the defendant’s car. Miss Bentley said: “The defendant was pulled over at Longsdon, near Leek. He confirmed his name. The officer asked him to get out the vehicle. He stumbled and fell on the … [Read more...] about Drink-driver fell on bonnet after being asked to step out of car
At the end of the 19th century Fenton was the only Potteries town without a public library – now in the 21st century it is just one of many places where you're no longer able to borrow a book. Fenton library was built in 1906, thanks to the generosity of the New York philanthropist and self-made millionaire Andrew Carnegie, who donated £5,300 to meet the cost. It was closed in 2012 during a raft of council cuts. But regeneration charity Urban Vision has been in talks with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to take over running the building. The city council said an agreement had been reached for Urban Vision to take ownership of the building. However, after missing out on a funding stream, Urban Vision says it is in talks with the Heritage Lottery Fund, ahead of submitting a fresh grant application. It hopes a successful bid would allow it to bring the building back into community use – as happened to Fenton Town Hall next to the library. Justin Meath Baker, who bought the … [Read more...] about Will this be the year Fenton gets its library back?
These are the secret terms, hashtags and acronyms police are warning parents about that could be a 'cause for concern'. The list has been revealed for Safer Internet Day which is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. The following words include secret codes, phrases and hash tags which refer to a series of topics including sex, suicide, drugs and meeting up with people. The list has been divided in to three categories: 'Warning flags', 'Terms to keep an eye on' and 'Fun'. It is hoped these will help parents and guardians determine what is being said to people online, particularly as grooming has become "easier" in the technological age, says Nottinghamshire Live. The list in full 'Warning flags' #ana - anorexia #deb - depression #sue - suicide #svv - self-harming behaviour #thinsp - thinspiration (photos or messages that inspire an effort … [Read more...] about The 112 secret words you should be worried about your kids using online