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Have higher alcohol prices caused a decline in binge-drinking and violent crime? We ask Cambridge experts

Cambridge News - 2 hours 47 min ago
A rise in alcohol prices has been credited for a significant reduction in binge drinking and violence, according to a new study.
Categories: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

French market to return for Mayday bank holiday

Bucks Free Press - 2 hours 48 min ago
MARLOW’s Higginson Park will be transformed into a traditional French market over the May bank holiday weekend.

Bishop says thank you as funeral details released

Malvern Gazette - 2 hours 50 min ago
DETAILS of the funeral of the much-loved Denise Inge, wife to the Bishop of Worcester, have been released.
Categories: Malvern, Worcestershire

Plan your summer with 7 of London and Kent's biggest music festivals

This is London Bromley - 2 hours 51 min ago
It’s going to be a busy summer and Vibe wants to help you plan it to perfection, so we’ve rounded up our pick of this year’s big music festivals in London and Kent.
Categories: Bromley, Kent, London

Emergency sewer repair expected to bring delays for motorists in West Reading

Get Reading - 2 hours 55 min ago
Work by Thames Water engineers is expected to last a minimum of three weeks
Categories: Berkshire, Reading

Street offered portable toilet over sewage issue

West Sussex Times - 2 hours 59 min ago

Village residents plagued by sewage problems say they have been offered a portable toilet on their street by Southern Water.



Categories: West Sussex

Bill's picks up Restaurant of the Year nomination in Reading Retail Awards

Get Reading - 2 hours 59 min ago
Bill’s started life in Lewes in 2001 and the branch in the old St Mary’s Church House in Reading town centre was the first to open as part of a major expansion in 2010
Categories: Berkshire, Reading

Inspector says 'no' to Leigh Sinton housing bid

Malvern Gazette - 3 hours 3 min ago
CONTROVERSIAL plans for housing in Leigh Sinton have been thrown out by a government planning inspector.
Categories: Malvern, Worcestershire

Pickaxes used to Coldwaltham post office break-in attempt

West Sussex Times - 3 hours 4 min ago

Pickaxes, hammers and a crowbar were used in an attempted to break into a Coldwaltham post office.



Categories: West Sussex

Swindon street has country's second fastest broadband speed

Swindon Advertiser - 3 hours 5 min ago
A STREET in Swindon has been found to have the second fastest broadband speed in the country after a survey of more than two million connection speeds nationwide.
Categories: Swindon, Wiltshire

HEdawnellis published Fire crews called to Torquay property after reports of 'burning'...

This is Devon - 3 hours 6 min ago
Fire crews were called to a property in Barton Road, Torquay,  after reports of a 'burning smell' coming from a house this morning. On arrival they found a woman had been cooking eggs for breakfast and had dozed off.There was no damage caused.

Categories: Devon

Rakemark Respite is given bus by Alton Towers

Uttoxeter News - 3 hours 8 min ago
A £7,500 minibus has been presented to a Uttoxeter holiday club for children with special needs and disabilities by a popular theme park.
Categories: Staffordshire, Uttoxeter

Daughter’s tribute to a ‘lovely’ mum

Bedford Today - 3 hours 11 min ago

The daughter of a Little Staughton woman who died from breast cancer has paid tribute to her ‘lovely’ mum.



Categories: Bedford, Bedfordshire

Traffic queuing after Handy Cross accident

Bucks Free Press - 3 hours 11 min ago
TRAFFIC is queuing around Handy Cross this morning after an accident on the exit sliproad at the M40 junction 4 roundabout .

Internationally renowned dance group to give sneak preview at South Hill Park tomorrow

Get Reading - 3 hours 12 min ago
The Hofesh Shechter Company will give the audience a glimpse of its new dances
Categories: Berkshire, Reading

Reaction: What do you think of Cornwall's new 'National Minority' status?

This is Cornwall - 3 hours 12 min ago
The Cornish identity has been given official status today with news that the Duchy is being 'National Minority' status under EU law. The announcement, which will be officially made by minister Danny Alexander during a visit to Newquay and Redruth later this morning, has seen Cornwall featured across the natinal press, as well as on TV and radio news. The word 'Cornish' is also trending on Twitter this morning, with tweets including these:

Big day for the Cornish, formally recognised by Gov as a national minority group with the same standing as the Irish, Welsh and the Scots

— Cornwall Fire Chief (@CornwallCFO) April 24, 2014

Allegations that Cornish minority status leaked by makers of Jamaica Inn to take the pressure off are largely untrue.

— Lee Trewhela (@LeeTrewhela) April 23, 2014

"@susanpenhaligon: My Granny Pen is chuckling up there on her cloud. Can hear her now, 'the Cornish are not English, Sue' #KernowBysVyken"

— susan penhaligon (@susanpenhaligon) April 24, 2014

National Minority Status eh? Does that mean Cornish people are few and far between? Tell us something we don't know! #cornishndproud

— Dave Penberthy (@DavePen8) April 24, 2014

Remember: enjoy this massive historic moment, but bear in mind we have more steps to take. This was a huge step further. #Cornwall #Cornish

— Matthew Clarke (@KernowPods) April 23, 2014 We want to know what you think of the news. Should Cornwall push for more recognition as a minority nation? Could the Duchy be handed powers by Westminster to decide its own laws, in similar terms to those handed to Wales and Scotland? Or is it all just a fuss about nothing, which will make no difference? Let us know what you think using the comment form below:

Categories: Cornwall

M1 northbound closed after ‘serious’ collision

Luton Today - 3 hours 12 min ago

A man suffered a ‘serious’ leg injury following a collision on the M1 northbound this morning



Categories: Bedfordshire, Luton

Gang members who preyed on small businesses jailed

Suffolk Free Press - 3 hours 14 min ago

Three members of a gang who tried to steal a cash machine from a shop in Glemsford have been jailed.

Categories: Suffolk

Road re-opened following crash

Drotwich Advertiser - 3 hours 15 min ago
WORK on clearing the A38 Droitwich Road in Worcester has been completed and the road is now re-open.

Road re-opened following crash

Worcester News - 3 hours 15 min ago
WORK on clearing the A38 Droitwich Road in Worcester has been completed and the road is now re-open.
Categories: Worcester, Worcestershire

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