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VIDEO: Sleeping rough on Newcastle's streets

BBC Tyne and Wear - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:07
A charity says the number of people sleeping rough has "reduced significantly" in Newcastle.
Categories: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

NI troops level lowest since 1969

BBC Northern Ireland - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:07
The number of soldiers based in Northern Ireland falls to its lowest level since the outbreak of the Troubles in 1969.
Categories: Northern Ireland

Gloucester winger May signs new deal

BBC Gloucestershire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:03
England international winger Jonny May signs a new long-term contract with Premiership side Gloucester.
Categories: Gloucestershire

Holt to stay with Huddersfield

BBC Manchester - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:02
Huddersfield Town extend veteran striker Grant Holt's loan from Championship rivals Wigan Athletic until 28 December.
Categories: Manchester

Errors led to stroke treatment delay

BBC Nottinghamshire News Feed - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:01
A series of errors led to delays in the treatment of a Nottinghamshire stroke patient who later died, a coroner says.

Time & Tide - 5 month pass for £5!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:58
Visit Time and Tide for five months for £5!

Last year you purchased a Winter Pass for Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth and we thought you might like to take advantage of this excellent offer again.

Winter Passes are now on sale for £5 per person.  Having purchased your pass you will get free admission to Time & Tide for five months - from now until 31 March 2015.

So take advantage of this excellent offer over this week's half term holiday and get free admission to Time and Tide's Herring Day next Friday 31 October 11am to 4pm.

Herring Day celebrates the history of the herring.  Enjoy live music, have fun with the museum's mascot, Sylvia Darling and find out about marine conservation and log boats.  Finish off your visit with a tasty treat in the Silver Darlings Café. 

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Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:57

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Categories: Norfolk

Storm-barrier work starts on beach

BBC Devon News Feed - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:56
Diggers and bulldozers start shifting 10,000 tonnes of sand at a beach to protect a resort from winter storms.
Categories: Devon

Forum meeting to highlight flood defence work in Dalton

Cumbria Council News Feed - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:53
People in Dalton can find out what the authorities are doing to look at ways to reduce flood risk in the town at a public meeting next week.
Categories: Cumbria

Missing man hunted after burglaries

BBC Kent - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:47
A 38-year-old man is hunted by police investigating 12 burglaries and an attempted break-in across four counties in southern England.
Categories: Kent

Missing man hunted after burglaries

BBC Sussex Feed - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:47
A 38-year-old man is hunted by police investigating 12 burglaries and an attempted break-in across four counties in southern England.

Road users urged to take care as darker nights draw in

Shropshire Council - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:45

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire is reminding all road users to take extra care on the roads as the evenings draw in and the clocks change this weekend.

As nights get darker it is increasingly difficult for motorists to see other road users.  Pedestrians are being encouraged to think about their presence on the roads and wear high visibility clothing and reflective material, and to always use pedestrian crossings where possible.  Cyclists should also think about their clothing and ensure their bike is in good working condition and carries front and rear lights.

Motorists are being urged to look carefully for other road users with the nights drawing in, and to ensure that their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and basic checks are undertaken to prepare their vehicle for the winter months.  Among other things, motorists should check their brakes, tyres, oil, water and antifreeze, and check lights are operating and are in good working order.  As the weather turns colder ensure your screen wash is topped up and wipers are in good working order.  Road salt and spray can obscure a windscreen in seconds.

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager for the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire, said:

“Nationally, road casualty rates increase with the arrival of darker nights and worsening weather conditions.  These conditions affect all road users, but especially children, older people, cyclists and motorcyclists.  As the nights draw in it is important that all road users reassess their journeys and account for the darker evenings.  We are advising all motorists to check their vehicles, and for pedestrians and cyclists to ensure they are visible to other road users.”

Claire Wild, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“It seems simple, but it’s important not to get a little complacent as the daylight hours lower.  We normally take extra care driving late at night, but it’s important to take that care when driving at 5pm in winter too, perhaps even more so as the roads will be busier.”

Motorists are also being reminded to take particular care on rural roads this autumn, and take extra caution where there is mud on the roads.

Anna Higgins added:

“We appreciate that during this time of year farmers have to increasingly use the region’s roads to transport their crops.  During this time, we’re advising all motorists to take extra care on rural roads and be aware of potential mud on the roads.  Excess mud is a danger to cars, motorbikes and cyclists, can change the way a vehicle handles, and can cause skidding, especially in wet conditions.

“If you see a ‘mud on the road’ sign please take this seriously, drive with caution and treat this the same way that you would with icy or slippery roads.”

Follow us on Twitter @ThinkSaferRoads

Further information

The Safer Roads Partnership is part of West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police, and works in partnership with the four local highway authorities in West Mercia (Shropshire Council, Herefordshire Council, Telford and Wrekin Council and Worcestershire County Council); Warwickshire County Council; the Highways Agency; HM Courts Service – West Mercia; Fire & Rescue Services for Hereford & Worcester, Shropshire and Warwickshire; and West Mercia Cluster of Primary Care Trusts.

Categories: Shropshire

Coach crash driver to be charged

BBC Birmingham - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:43
The driver of a coach carrying children from the West Midlands that crashed on the M5 in Gloucestershire is to be charged with driving without due care and attention.
Categories: Birmingham, West Midlands

Coach crash driver to be charged

BBC Gloucestershire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:43
The driver of a coach carrying children that crashed on the M5, is to be charged with driving without due care and attention.
Categories: Gloucestershire

VIDEO: Warrington target FA Cup history

BBC Manchester - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:43
Warrington Town manager Shaun Reid says the Yellows are aiming to make history by reaching the FA Cup first round.
Categories: Manchester

VIDEO: Warrington target FA Cup history

BBC Merseyside - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:43
Can the Yellows reach FA Cup first round?
Categories: Merseyside

Taylor returns after 26 months out

BBC Tyne and Wear - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:39
Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor is set to return to the squad at Tottenham after 26 months out with a cruciate injury.
Categories: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Scally backs Gills manager Taylor

BBC Kent - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:36
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally gives his backing to boss Peter Taylor after run of one win in nine league games.
Categories: Kent

Clermont Auvergne v Sale

BBC Manchester - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:35
Team news as Clermont Auvergne host Sale in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 fixture at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin (15:15 GMT).
Categories: Manchester

Hoxton Hotel planned for Blackfriars Road

London SE1 - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:33
Plans to open a branch of the Hoxton Hotel in Blackfriars Road have been revealed.
Categories: London

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