Autumn Hay Fever Misery Warning After Rare Pollen Find

6 days ago
Autumn hay fever misery warning after rare pollen find. Researchers at the University of Leicester have found a rare type of pollen at record levels for the first time in 40 years. They are warning that it could also spell more misery for hay fever sufferers. Scientists from the university's aerobiology and clinical mycology research group found ragweed - not normally found in the air at all - for four consecutive days in the East Midlands earlier this month. On the third day the level of ragweed was high enough to cause hay fever and asthma symptoms... -> Read more at Leicester Mercury

Warning: Killer Mosquitoes Invade Country

14 days ago
Warning: Killer mosquitoes invade country. Warning, killer mosquitoes have come to the UK. A swarm of bugs have apparently arrived in the country from Europe. Species such as the Asian tiger mosquito can spread dengue fever and chikungunya - a virus causing a fever of up to 40 degrees followed by joint pain that can last for years. In severe cases, infection can lead to a sudden drop in blood pressure, bleeding and organ damage. The bugs have already caused problems in Italy, France and southern Europe, but now have arrived... -> Read more at Leicester Mercury

'Free' Diet Pills Warning in Nottinghamshire

24 days ago
'Free' diet pills warning in Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards officers have issued a warning about the hidden costs of ordering ‘free’ trial diet supplements online... -> Read more at Mansfield and Ashfield Chad

Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms Set to Hit Nottinghamshire

49 days ago
Heavy showers and thunderstorms set to hit Nottinghamshire. Forecasters are warning that heavy showers and thunderstorms will hit Nottinghamshire. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain across the region. The worst of the weather is forecast for between 2pm and 10pm on Thursday. The warning says that the public should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding, with the added hazard of lightning in some areas. A Met Office spokesman said: "An unstable flow across southern parts of Britain will provide the basis for... -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Nottinghamshire Police Issue Con Warning

8 days ago
Nottinghamshire Police issue con warning. FRAUDSTERS claiming to be crime prevention volunteers from Nottinghamshire Police have been visiting people in the county and asking for financial support. The force has issued a warning for residents to be vigilant and says these people are not connected in any way to Nottinghamshire Police. People should not pass over any money to these people and should call 101 immediately if they are concerned. The constabulary's bona fide crime prevention team always wear official identification, which they... -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Warning Signs Placed in Oakham Park After Needles Found

21 days ago
Warning signs placed in Oakham park after needles found. Signs warning people what to do if they find a sharp object have been put up around Welland Way playground in Oakham to improve safety for parents and children... -> Read more at Rutland & Stamford Mercury

Scunthorpe Family Share Remarkable Memoirs of First World War

50 days ago
Scunthorpe family share remarkable memoirs of First World War. WE try to tell the stories of the men who served on the Western Front, but first-hand accounts of the conflict are hard to come by. Our correspondent Shaun Ringwood spoke to the Scunthorpe family of Private William Rounce, who wrote about joining up, contracting scarlet fever and life on the front line. These are his memoirs, which went undiscovered for years until his daughter found them hidden away in a box. "I WAS posted to Rugely camp where I started my training. The camp was on a moor... -> Read more at Scunthorpe Telegraph

Parents Pay Tribute to 35-year-old Son Who Died Suddenly

27 days ago
Parents pay tribute to 35-year-old son who died suddenly. THE parents of a 35-year-old man who collapsed and died without warning say he will never be forgotten. Paul Wright, of Foxhill Road in Carlton, collapsed at home. His mum and dad, Carol and Stephen Wright, have paid tribute to a "quiet, but kind and generous son". Paul, who didn't have any existing medical conditions, lived with his parents, who said he had seemed "bright as a button" on the morning of his death. But at just after 10.30am, his dad Stephen found him slumped unconscious on his... -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Campaign to Crackdown on Problem Parking Outside Schools

31 days ago
Campaign to crackdown on problem parking outside schools. Lives are being put in danger by inconsiderate parents parking badly outside schools. That's the message of a month-long campaign by Leicester City Council's road safety team, the police and the fire and rescue service. They have teamed up to target parents outside schools across the city as the new academic year gets underway. They are warning inconsiderate parkers that they face a £60 fine. Parents at Rushey Mead Primary School, off Gipsy Lane, were the first to be targeted yesterday (Mon)... -> Read more at Leicester Mercury

Nottinghamshire Weather: Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms Predicted

13 days ago
Nottinghamshire weather: Heavy rain and thunderstorms predicted. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are set hit Nottinghamshire. The Met Office has released a yellow warning for rain which could result in flooding. The warning is expected to stay in place until Saturday. The Met Office chief forecaster said: "A warm and humid airmass covers southern Britain at present. "This is already becoming increasingly unstable and producing a few thunderstorms through Thursday, but these are expected to become more widespread overnight into Friday and extend... -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Gainsborough: Fame Academy Youngsters Show off Their Best Moves in Dance Fever

44 days ago
Gainsborough: Fame Academy youngsters show off their best moves in Dance Fever. Local youngsters got the chance to showcase their talents at the Gainsborough Academy as they took part in Dance Fever... -> Read more at Worksop Guardian

Weather: Heavy Rain Warning but Derbyshire Will Miss the Worst

49 days ago
Weather: heavy rain warning but Derbyshire will miss the worst. Weather forecasters have issued a warning for heavy rain, thunder and the risk of flooding today, but it looks likely to avoid Derbyshire. The Met Office issued the alert just after midday and say it will finish at 9pm today. A spokesman for the Met Office said light rain is forecast from 3pm to 6pm with the threat of some heavy rain. She added that the weather warning covers Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. -> Read more at Derby Telegraph

Kids Rule in Tech Divide

55 days ago
Kids rule in tech divide. MORE than half of Nottinghamshire parents turn to their children for help on how to use latest technology, according to new research. The study, from energy company E. on, also reveals that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Nottinghamshire children acquire technological skills before the age of six , compared to just two per cent who don't become tech-savvy until after they are 12. -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Don't Swim in Open Water - Police Warning

55 days ago
Don't swim in open water - police warning. The parents of 40 children caught swimming in a lock are to be contacted after police discovered that emergency equipment had been tampered with... -> Read more at Northamptonshire Telegraph

Child Car Seat Warning

9 days ago
Child car seat warning. Protect your child properly in the car, that's our message to parents following news that 46 per cent of child car seats failed during recent safety checks. -> Read more at Derbyshire County Council

My Toddler's Death is Warning to be Alert for Meningitis, Says Northampton Mum

23 days ago
My toddler's death is warning to be alert for meningitis, says Northampton mum. A mum from Northampton whose 18-month-old daughter died from meningitis is urging parents to look out for symptoms... -> Read more at Northampton Chronicle

Flood Warning Issued for River Maun in Nottinghamshire

54 days ago
Flood warning issued for River Maun in Nottinghamshire. THE Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Maun at Clipstone, Edwinstowe and Ollerton. The current level at the Mansfield The Dykes river gauge is 1.3 metres. Isolated thunderstorms are forecast over the next six hours. For up to date information on river levels visit www. environment-agency. gov. uk. -> Read more at Nottingham Post

New Term for Teen Parents Group

27 days ago
New term for teen parents group. Calling all parents under twenty - Skegness Children’s Centre’s teenage parents group re-starts after the summer break today (Friday)... -> Read more at Skegness Standard

Nottignhamshire Weather: Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms Predicted

13 days ago
Nottignhamshire weather: Heavy rain and thunderstorms predicted. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are set hit Nottinghamshire. The Met Office has released a yellow warning for rain which could result in flooding. The warning is expected to stay in place until Saturday. The Met Office chief forecaster said: "A warm and humid airmass covers southern Britain at present. "This is already becoming increasingly unstable and producing a few thunderstorms through Thursday, but these are expected to become more widespread overnight into Friday and extend... -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Long Delays on M1 in Nottinghamshire After Multi-vehicle Crash

50 days ago
Long delays on M1 in Nottinghamshire after multi-vehicle crash. A MULTI-VEHICLE crash has caused long delays on the M1 in Nottinghamshire. The incident closed three lanes of the northbound carriageway between junctions 26 and 27. Two lanes have now been reopened but the Highways Agency is warning of heavy traffic in the area. -> Read more at Nottingham Post

Food Shortage Warning from Farmers

52 days ago
Food shortage warning from farmers. A farmer and Nottinghamshire MP warns that Britain is becoming too reliant on food imports -> Read more at BBC News

Parents Influenced by Prince George when Shopping for Their Baby

15 hours ago
Parents influenced by Prince George when shopping for their baby. It's only natural for parents to want the best for their children but apparently they're setting their sights super high - so high, they are being influenced by Royalty. A recent survey has shown that new parents are influenced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby, Prince George. According to research led by Churchill home insurance, more than two in five - or 43 per cent - of new parents have been influenced by the Royal tot, when buying items for their baby. In addition, more... -> Read more at Leicester Mercury

Long Delays on M1 in Nottinghamshire After Lorry Crash

50 days ago
Long delays on M1 in Nottinghamshire after lorry crash. A CRASH has caused long delays on the M1 in Nottinghamshire. Two lorries collided on the northbound carriageway between junctions 26 and 27. An air ambulance is on the scene to help remove one of the drivers from the cab. It is believed that both drivers suffered minor injuries. The incident initially closed three lanes of carriageway but two lanes have now been reopened. The Highways Agency is warning of heavy traffic in the area. -> Read more at Nottingham Post

New Bid to Regain Curry Capital Crown for Leicester

44 days ago
New bid to regain Curry Capital crown for Leicester. Four city restaurants are joining forces to win the Curry Capital title for Leicester this year. Every year the city enters the contest but it has not won since 2007.The restaurants that will compete on the city's behalf this year will be Shimla Pink, Curry Fever, Swatlands and Cuisine of India. Sunil Anand, who owns Curry Fever in Belgrave Road with his brother Anil, said: "I think Leicester was a very worthy winner back in 2007 and I can't believe we've been losing to places like Glasgow in the... -> Read more at Leicester Mercury

Safety Plea After Man is Killed by Tree in Nottinghamshire Park

9 days ago
Safety plea after man is killed by tree in Nottinghamshire park. THE family of a man killed when a tree fell on him during a storm are calling for permanent warning signs for parks across the country. The call came during an inquest held yesterday into the death of 83-year-old John Arthur White, known as Jack, in December last year. Mr White's devastated family want to launch a nationwide campaign for signs warning people not to enter wooded areas during bad weather. Nottingham Coroner's Court heard Mr White was attempting to avoid branches strewn across a... -> Read more at Nottingham Post