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Couple’s sign of the times - the 21 times their bin’s been missed

Couple’s sign of the times - the 21 times their bin’s been missed

12 April 2024

A husband and wife have put up a sign setting out the number of days they have been without having their bins emptied - and it’s 21 and counting.

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‘Moronic act could have burned down my showroom’

‘Moronic act could have burned down my showroom’

12 April 2024

The owner of a town centre furniture shop says 80 mattresses went up in smoke during a blaze that could be seen for miles.

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Care home extension plans submitted

Care home extension plans submitted

12 April 2024

Proposals for a two-storey extension for new bedrooms at a care home to tackle a shortfall of beds in the area have been submitted.

Memorial match for teammates who died in accidents just months apart

Memorial match for teammates who died in accidents just months apart

12 April 2024

A football match to celebrate the lives of two men who died aged 20 in separate road accidents is being held to raise money for their disability team.

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Woman’s foot amputated after four-day wait in hospital corridor

Woman’s foot amputated after four-day wait in hospital corridor

12 April 2024

A great-gran had to wait in a hospital corridor on a trolley for four days before being treated for an urgent infection.

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Pictures show ‘massive’ fire in town

Pictures show ‘massive’ fire in town

11 April 2024

Plumes of smoke billowed across a town after a fire broke out this evening.

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Waste company apologises for bins fiasco

Waste company apologises for bins fiasco

11 April 2024

A boss at a waste company that’s come under huge criticism after multiple bins went uncollected resulting in hundreds of complaints has apologised.

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Another road closure for gridlocked town

Another road closure for gridlocked town

11 April 2024

Another street in a town plagued by roadworks has been closed for a week.

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Stray puppy dies after being found in poor condition

Stray puppy dies after being found in poor condition

10 April 2024

A dog warden has been left with a “broken heart” following the death of an “underweight” cane corse found straying in a village.

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Paper mill to see £48m changes to production line

Paper mill to see £48m changes to production line

09 April 2024

Plans have been given the nod for the UK’s largest paper mill to transform part of its 100-year-old site.

More staff brought in to deal with bin backlog

More staff brought in to deal with bin backlog

09 April 2024

More staff and extra collection days are being implemented and a council has apologised after a huge number of missed bin collections.

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Gym giant opens new 24/7 branch

Gym giant opens new 24/7 branch

09 April 2024

A national gym chain has welcomed its members to its newest branch which has created nine new jobs.

Future use of flats confirmed after young people evicted

Future use of flats confirmed after young people evicted

09 April 2024

The future use of flats previously occupied by young people in the care system and mooted as an option for asylum-seeking children has been confirmed.

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Kayaker airlifted to hospital after boat capsizes

Kayaker airlifted to hospital after boat capsizes

08 April 2024

Lifeboat crews were called to rescue three kayakers after they got into difficulty in the water.

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Power tools worth more than £7,000 stolen

Power tools worth more than £7,000 stolen

08 April 2024

Tools including cordless drills, sanders and other items are alleged to have been stolen from a business.

Key link road to M2 junction to reopen

Key link road to M2 junction to reopen

07 April 2024

A link road at the Stockbury Roundabout reopens tomorrow morning after work was delayed due to the weather.

Residents left with mounds of rubbish amid new collection chaos

Residents left with mounds of rubbish amid new collection chaos

07 April 2024

Fed-up residents feel “forgotten” as rubbish piles up in their street amid continuing problems with a new bin collection service.

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Delays on motorway after car overturns

Delays on motorway after car overturns

05 April 2024

Motorists are facing rush hour delays after an accident on a motorway.

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‘I quit my boring office job to make bouquets out of cake’

‘I quit my boring office job to make bouquets out of cake’

03 April 2024

A mum who dreamed of becoming a florist quit her office job to make floral arrangements out of cake after teaching herself from YouTube videos.

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‘Rubbish is piling up on our streets’

‘Rubbish is piling up on our streets’

03 April 2024

Residents have been left frustrated by their bins not being collected just days after a new waste collection company has been introduced.

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