BREAKING NEWS – 11th March 2014

Martin PopeBob Crow, the leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union has died, aged fifty two. He led the tube and railway workers since 2002.

article-2577687-0ADC585C000005DC-683_634x525Mum who killed children dies in Notts secure hospital
A woman who murdered her three children was found dead at Rampton Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire yesterday after being diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Theresa Riggi killed her eight-year-old twins Austin and Luke and her five-year-old daughter Cecilia at their Edinburgh home in August.

CigaretteNottingham puts on a good puff-ormance when quitting
Nottingham is taking part in National Non-Smoking Day tomorrow to try and cut back on the amount of smokers. Around 83,000 people in Nottingham smoke which is around 32% – 10% more than the national average. goes on for missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
The aircraft which went missing between Malaysia and Beijing four days ago has still not been found. Two hundred and thirty nine people were on board the plane and rescue teams have doubled the search area.

Antonio BronicCroatia’s ex-PM sentenced over slush funds
Former Croatian Prime minister Ivo Sanader and the country’s biggest political party were found guilty on Tuesday of abusing state funds. The party was ordered to pay back about 29 million Kuna ($5.26million). Sander was sentenced to nine years in jail.

nottingham-playhousePlayhouse job cuts
Nottingham’s Playhouse is set to lose all of it’s City Council funding.  This will be a total loss of £94,500 a year. The council say they are under pressure from the government to cut spending and the playhouse is not a priority. The cuts will result in a loss of around 5-7 jobs.

377636_515004201872328_2062827146_nEx Notts Students to headline Festival at Wollaton Park
Chart topping artists London Grammar will headline No Tomorrow Festival this June. The band met at the University of Nottingham and have just finished a sell out tour, finishing at Nottingham’s Rock City.

school‘Outstanding’ school helps those who are failing
Rushcliffe Secondary School have set up a scheme to help failing schools in Nottingham. The scheme has seen senior teachers from Rushcliffe School making regular visits to failing schools such as Farnborough with the hope that standards can be raised.

BusesNCT raise bus fares by 17%
The company are increasing ticket prices on 30th March to £2 for an adult single and £3.50 for an all day pass. The rise is down to the increase in diesel prices and inflation. However, student fares and child fares will not be affected by the rise.

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