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Thursday, 21 March, 2002
The £7.3million Ashby bypass was due to
open to motorists today after a year-long building project.The A511
bypass, which is 2.7 miles long, will take all through-traffic away
to the north of the town.Residents have been campaigning for the
relief road for decades to end the noise and pollution caused by
20,000 cars and lorries travelling through the town each day.Underneath
the new road surface there are several culverts for animals to use
to cross the road.
Mystery death of Hartshorne man
Thursday, December 27, 2001
Mystery surrounds how a devoted Rams
fan was knocked down and killed several hours after failing to take
his usual match-day seat at Pride Park.
Retired miner Frederick Dunn, of Goseley
Avenue, Hartshorne, was dropped off by friends two miles from Derby
County's ground, 20 minutes before Saturday's midday clash with
But Mr Dunn (67), who has not missed
a home match in 15 years, never arrived at the game.
He was killed when he was in collision
with a van as he attempted to cross from the Chaddesden side of
the A52 to the Wyvern Centre Retail Park at 5.50pm.
Police, who found the voucher for
the match intact in the season ticket Mr Dunn was carrying, believe
the pensioner must have become "confused".
PC Ian Philips said: "For some
reason he did not go to the game. At this stage it is a mystery,
but trying to cross the A52 is not something you would do in a normal
state of mind."
Derby police want to speak to anyone
who saw Mr Dunn in Derby on Saturday.
He was dropped off by his friends
in Eden Street, off London Road, at 11.40am.
Detectives say his usual route to
Pride Park was down London Road, across Alvaston Park and via the
riverside path to the ground.
Mr Dunn, who was white, of average
build and height with receding grey hair, was known to occasionally
call at the Roundhouse pub en route.
He was wearing a blue check lumberjack
shirt with a dark blue-grey fleece jacket over the top and light
blue waterproof overtrousers.
Anyone with information can call the
police's witness appeal line on 01773 572929.
Mobile resource for the blind to visit
Thursday, December 27, 2001
A mobile resource centre aimed at
helping visually impaired people will visit Hartshorne and Netherseal
during a tour of 18 Derbyshire towns and villages in January.
The Derbyshire Association for the
Blind will be visiting Goseley Road, Hartshorne, on January 31,
from 10am to 12.30pm and Main Road, Netherseal,on January 31, from
1.30pm to 3.30pm.
For further information about the
association, contact Derby 292262.
Cash for community groups
Friday, December 07, 2001
County Council is offering a helping hand to community groups in
South Derbyshire that are looking to raise match-funding for National
Lottery grants. The Treasure Chest has been set up by the council
who are inviting groups to take part in the latest round of bidding
where £74,000 is to be made available to groups. The council
set up the fund with the aim that groups would apply for the money
to provide match funding needed by applicants for National Lottery
bids. It started in 1996 and over the years more than £600,000
has bee given to groups the council were concerned was not applying
for National Lottery cash because they knew they would not be able
to afford the match funding. The next round of bidding for the Treasure
Chest cash closes on Friday January 18 2002 and applications must
be received by the council by this date. For more information and
an application pack telephone the county councils policy unit
on 01629 585359.
Estimates reveal a recession
Tuesday, December 04, 2001
Farmers have claimed that Government estimates
of incomes confirm the depth of the recession in the agricultural
industry. The Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
forecast this week that incomes up to the end of this year will
be £8,267 per farmer - a rise of 15 per cent in real terms
compared to last year but 71 per cent below the peak levels of 1995.
National Farmers' Union regional director Jack Ward said: "Even
if the Government figures show a slight improvement, it seems unlikely
that there will be a major upturn in farming fortunes in the foreseeable
Breach of copyright in local history
Wednesday, November 28, 2001
School libraries are considering
whether to take a local history book off the shelves after a court
ruled against an author in a breach of copyright case. The book,
Hartshorne: A Historical Collection, was written by
South Derbyshire district councillor Alan Sherratt and published
by South Derbyshire with the aid of a £200 grant from Hartshorne
Parish Council. Several schools around the Hartshorne area were
presented with copies for use for educational purposes
and are now considering whether to remove the book after a judge
ruled that councillor Sharratt had breached copyright by using photographs
without permission. Freelance photographer Brian Robinson had taken
pictures for another book Hartshorne Then and Now and
claimed that councillor Sherratt had refused to acknowledge his
copyright when he photocopied them from this book for his own publication.
Councillor Sherratt argued that the copyright belonged to Hartshorne
Parish Council who had commissioned Mr Robinson to take the photographs
and so did not need to seek permission to republish the pictures.
Mr Robinson said he would never have taken court action if councillor
Sherratt had said sorry when the row began earlier this
year, he said: A judge told Sherratt that this was a clear
case of a breach of copyright. The court ruled that he had
breached copyright and he had to pay a fee and court costs for that
breach of copyright. Outside the court he told me he had learned
a lot from the experience. Schools given a free copy of the
book are considering whether to withdraw it from use following the
court decision. Headteacher at Granville School Rob Watts said:
If there has been a ruling about a breach of copyright we
would remove the books from circulation. A teacher at Hartshorne
Primary School Nick Green said: We will be taking advice from
the LEA and, at the moment, the book is not on the shelf.
The parish council will consider whether to ask to be reimbursed
for the £200 grant at the next meeting.
Driver is sought
Saturday, November 10, 2001
A car was found abandoned on its roof in
the middle of a road yesterday. Derbyshire police sent out their
helicopter to look for the missing motorist but he or she was nowhere
to be found. The blue Peugeot 306 hit a bank and flipped on a back
road between Swadlincote and Hartshorne at 11.36am. The overturned
car partially blocked the road but traffic could squeeze past until
police closed the road for a short time. * If you know who the missing
motorist is, call Derby police on Derby 290100.
Murder, he wrote
Thursday, October 11, 2001
Accountant John Delaney is the brains behind
a new murder mystery game.
Mr Delaney, from Hartshorne, who has been writing as a hobby for
several years, created the plot for Murder on Paradise Island which
was accepted by game publishers BV Leisure Limited. The boxed game
is on sale in Ottakars book store, Coopers Square, Burton-on-Trent.
Alert over "pineapple" in attic
Monday, April 30, 2001
An Army bomb disposal team was called to
a house in a south Derbyshire village after a hand grenade was discovered
in the attic. Police were contacted at about 10.15am yesterday,
after the device was discovered at a property in Repton Road, Hartshorne.
The grenade, which dates back to the Second World War and is most
commonly known as a "pineapple", had been found by a relative
of the owner of the house. The grenade was taken out into the garden
and police were contacted. As a precaution, officers closed off
the road between the Admiral Rodney pub, in Repton Road, and Dunnsmoor
Lane. Army bomb disposal officers were called in to remove the grenade.
They later found that it was not live. The road was reopened at
about noon and the grenade was taken away and destroyed.
Champion fund raiser Ashley Bowler
Monday, April 09, 2001
A fundraising champion from Hartshorne
has won three awards for his efforts and is about to begin a new
attempt to raise money for another charity. Ashley Bowler, 13, has
raised more than £4,000 for charity over the last four years.
The teenager, who attends the Granville Community School in Woodville,
is now concentrating on raising money for the Starlight Children's
Foundation, which grants wishes for seriously ill youngsters. He
has written to the celebrity Chris Tarrant asking for his support
of the campaign as well as local businesses and Prime Minster Tony
Blair. Ashley is busy collecting items for the big sale he has planned
at the Goseley Community Centre next month and is working on compiling
quiz booklets to sell. His mum Sandra said: "We are very proud
of him. We thought that as he got older, he would lose interest
but he's just as keen as ever." Ashley has received three awards
for his fundraising efforts - a Derbyshire Young Achievers' honour,
a Princess of Wales' prize and an accolade from charity Kidscape,
which works to keep children safe from abuse. Charities he has helped
boost funds for in the past include the Blue Peter Nebuliser Appeal,
the MRI Scanner Appeal at the Queen's Hospital in Burton as well
as raising £2,000 for Kidscape.
Advertiser, Wednesday 25th October 2000
Blood flowed down a South Derbyshire Street
on Monday after a drain leading from an abattoir became blacked.
Slaughtering was immediately suspended at Aytac Halal Meats in Hartshorne
while the blockage was cleared.
Manager Brian Corner said: '"As soon as
the problem was discovered, we took immediate action to deal-with
it. "Environmental health officers have been here and are satisfied
that we took proper and appropriate action".
Once the blockage was cleared, a team of
workmen cleared up the road, treating it with an approved germicide.
Mr Corner said the incident was discovered at about 8am on Monday,
although villagers who contacted our Sister paper The Burton Mail
spoke about blood-stained" water flowing down Ticknall Road on Sunday.
Mr Corner said he was unaware of any incident
over the weekend. We do not work over the weekend, and no animals
have been slaughtered since Friday," he said. "Blood from carcases
is normally taken away by tanker. Any which gets into the sewer
is just what has spilled on to the factory floor."
Environmental health officers from South
Derbyshire Council went to the abattoir after residents rang the
council to report "Rivers of blood". A council spokesman said that
when they arrived the firm had called in drainage engineers to discover
the source of the flooding. The Environment Agency and Severn Trent
Water were also notified of the incident.
A similar incident happened just over four
years ago, in April, 1996. On that occasion, a manhole cover had
been disturbed resulting in a blockage of the drain.
Source: Advertiser, Wednesday 25th October