Shirley Temple the child star who found fame in the 1930s has died aged 85 at her home early Monday morning.
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Starlight charity grants girl’s wish
A children’s charity has granted a Nottingham girl who has epilepsy and diabetes her greatest wish – a brand new hot tub.
NTU lecturers threaten legal action over docked pay
The University and College Union have threatened legal action against Nottingham Trent University, who docked their pay for striking.
Major US Company to create 120 jobs in Nottingham
VF Corporation are to open new offices at the NG2 Business Park, creating new jobs and continuing the recent surge in the redevelopment of the city centre.
Nottinghamshire Police are getting involved in the annual, international event entitled Let’s Create a Better Internet. The focus is on ensuring parents and children are aware of the risks and pitfalls when using the internet.
Environment Agency have informed public of a three day weather warning. Flooding is set to continue and hundreds of homes are at risk.
Barclays plan to cut between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs this year. The cuts came due to Barclays increasing the total amount paid in staff bonuses last year. There are estimated to be 7,000 job cuts in the UK alone.
A ban on smoking in cars carrying children will come into place by 2015, before the next general Election. The vote was passed by 376 votes to 107, giving ministers in England and Wales power to bring in the ban but it is not compulsory. Those caught ignoring the ban, could face points on their license or fines.
Gove urges schools to bring back “traditional punishments
Michael Gove will be issuing new guidelines for teachers this week saying that “tough punishments” such as “writing lines, litter picking and extra physical activity” are crucial to an effective education. Gove tells teachers ” don’t be afraid to get tough on bad behaviour and use these punishments.”
Nottingham backlash against ‘#NekNomination’ trend
The number of people refusing to participate in the popular online drinking craze ‘NekNomination’ is growing. The game has now caused 3 deaths in Britain. The game involves people videoing themselves downing various alcoholic drinks and nominating someone else to do the same within 24 hours.
Nottinghamshire County Council are piloting the reminiscence packs or ‘memory lane kits’ to support those suffering from dementia. The council are amongst the first of England’s local authorities to support the scheme and are working closely with the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Group.
The IOS and Android game which rose to the top of Apple and Google’s respective app stores has been removed by the developer, saying he “cannot take it” anymore. Dong Nguyen, the developer of hit iPhone game Flappy Bird removed the app.
Varsity darts is back!
Varsity Darts is returning for the third year at Nottingham Trent SU tonight. The event which see Nottingham Trent players up against their rivals from University of Nottingham has sold over 600 tickets.