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It began in when the British Transport Commission BTC announced the Modernisation Programme which outlined the BTC’s plan to replace old-fashioned steam power with modern diesel and electric traction. How many remember the book’s heady aroma of freshly printed ink? Ian Allan should’ve bottled it; they’d have made a fortune! Worse still, when it came to underlining the new diesels I had ‘copped’ on visits to Swindon, Derby and Crewe Works, they didn’t enter the equation because Ian Allan had published the new combined edition before the diesels were built. Call it a dereliction of duty, if you like, but the discrepancies creeping into the hobby were totally at odds with the orderliness that spotters expected, and I ended up joining the legion of disenchanted youngsters who turned their attention to something more rewarding like railway photography – a natural adjunct to train spotting. So, combining both interests from old spotting days, the purpose of this page is to list as many different steam locomotive classes numbered from to which were listed in Ian Allan’s abc Locospotters Book covering the London Midland Region in After nationalisation in , the newly-formed British Railways tried out a number of liveries with a view to adopting a future standard for its express-passenger engines of Class 8 power classification dark blue and for its fleet of express-passenger locomotives with a lower tractive effort light green. A total of 70 were built for use primarily on local passenger services, four on the Western Region, the rest on the London Midland Region. Above The class was most easily identifiable from other Ts by their parallel boiler and smokebox curving down to meet the frames, which can be seen in this ER Morten shot of No entering Shrewsbury station with a local passenger train. Visible in the background is Saddleworth station closed 5th October

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car carrying a young boy crashed into a stationary vehicle and ended up on its roof. Horrifying pictures were posted to Twitter showing the overturned car prompting West Midlands Fire Service to remind drivers of the need to drive carefully.

The crash happened on Woodway Lane in Wood End , shortly before 9pm last night, and a year-old remains in police custody today. Binley Fire Station Fire crews from Binley were sent to the incident but reported that no one was trapped inside the vehicle.

Coventry has never been a city to stand still and a host of major developments and initiatives are in the pipeline that will help make it a great place to be a few years from now.

When Chaddesden men Peter Cholerton and Vince Mills were discussing some of the old buildings of the neighbourhood, their talk strayed down Nottingham Road as far as Cowsley House. Vince revealed that not only did he have family connections to this old farmhouse but also photographs. The two joined forces to write the history of this particular corner of Derby. TODAY, many of us are familiar with Nottingham Road as it heads out of Derby towards Chaddesden but had we been making the same journey early in the reign of Queen Victoria, say around , the view before us would have been radically different.

To begin with there was no Racecourse, just an area of open ground called the New Pastures. Continuing on in the direction of Chaddesden, a handful of properties were scattered along the right-hand side of the road but there were virtually none to the left. A few yards past Chequers Lane, the main road was firmly barred at Cowsley Field Gate, a toll-gate which ensured that travellers had to pay the appropriate fee to the toll-keeper who lived in the adjacent purpose-built cottage.

Beyond that, a walk of a minute or two would bring us to the foot of Chaddesden Hill — not yet called Cemetery Hill — but, before we began our ascent, you would see on the left-hand side a long track later to be called Cowsley Road stretching away into the distance and, looking a little more closely, you might perhaps be able to pick out the chimneys and roof of a solitary building.

Then and now: The beautiful Coventry streets lost to car travel and shopping centres

The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution.

South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.

These mills were all Strutt owned and financed.

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There were as yet no circuits from London to the cities in the north or west of Britain, only to the south and east. But there was a slow recovery. The strength of the British economy was such that it survived the Railway Mania, the money and the food panics with relative ease; although the reliance in Ireland on the potato crop was devastating to its population and that island’s economy. The emergence of Louis Napoleon in and the subsequent creation of the Second Empire in France in stabilised the rest of Europe and restored economic harmony.

The American war on Mexico was as short as it was brutal and its immediate effects on trade were equally brief. This stabilisation was assisted by the economic impact of immense new gold imports into Europe from California and Australia. The engineer Charles Samuel West had a mile of submarine cable made in London; it had a single copper core insulated with india-rubber and protected by an outer covering of iron wire.

Using a portable galvanic detector of Hay’s devising and five small Smee silver-zinc cells a perfect circuit was obtained. The boats then laid the whole cable between the dockyard and the Admiral’s house in a quarter of an hour on November 28,

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email This video shows fascinating pictures of three Coventry city centre streets lost to car travel and shopping centres. Butcher Row was one of the Coventry streets knocked down to make way for the cars and lorries being made in increasing numbers in the city’s factories.

More and more people were owning cars as well as working in the car factories.

Derby (/ ˈ d ɑːr b i / (listen) DAR-bee) is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town. At the census, the population was ,Derby gained city status in Derby was settled by Romans – who established the town of Derventio – Saxons and Vikings.

Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man has been jailed after a court case collapsed due to chilling threats made to the alleged victim in a YouTube video. Peter Connor uploaded a video titled ‘Traveller’s Biggest Grass’ in which the man was called a ‘squealer’ and told he would be beaten ‘from one end of England to the other’.

Connor, of Millers Lane, Wigan, has now been jailed for 18 months after his trial heard that the alleged victim had fled the country. Derby Crown Court heard how Patrick Hanrahan had been ‘stabbed multiple times’ at a travellers site in the city in , the Manchester Evening News reports. Contributed Three men were due to face trial for wounding with intent but the trial collapsed when Mr Hanrahan left the country, fearful for his safety after violent threats were made in the footage posted online.

Mr Hanrahan fled the country and disappeared, causing the trial against the trio to collapse. Now Connor has been jailed after pleading guilty to witness intimidation. Judge Jonathan Bennett said: The man was called a ‘squealer’ Image: Patrick Buckley, for Connor, said his client has spent almost a year on a tagged curfew since he was arrested and charged with this offence.

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Images supplied by Advent Communications It covers the area behind the Burges, next to Hales Street, and will also create a new square which will open up the river next to Palmer Lane in a bid to create a visitor attraction. The scheme also include three accommodation blocks for students with ground-floor retail units.

The three buildings will stand five, eight and 11 floors high and are due to be completed by the summer of ready for occupation by students in September

Whilst my passion for railways has its roots in childhood spotting days during the Fifties, by the early Sixties the hobby was running out of steam.

History[ edit ] The only day the newspaper was unable to publish was 15 November , owing to the blitz raid on the city. From until the end of April , a separate sports publication, The Pink, was printed every Saturday evening. It provided coverage of sport from the Midlands, as well as national and international sport. The fortunes of Coventry City F. With the football season, The Pink became the first regional evening newspaper to provide same day reports from all FA Premiership matches.

The foundation stone was laid by the then proprietor, Lord Iliffe G. E , on 21 November In the s, the Evening Telegraph had a regular consumer page called Watchdog, which was edited by Ken Burgess. Subsequently, the BBC used the same name for what became its long-running Watchdog series. In , the local independent radio station then known as Mercia Sound and the Telegraph formed the Snowball Appeal, a charitable organisation whose aim is to raise money to help sick and needy children in Coventry and Warwickshire.

However, in , the managing director, Chris Oakley, led a management buy-out creating Midland Independent Newspapers. In , Mirror Group merged with the regional newspaper group Trinity.

Suspected drink driver flips car with young boy inside

The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.

These mills were all Strutt owned and financed.

The fire service closed several roads and evacuated between 75 and people in Derbyshire while they fought a blaze. Residents were warned to stay away from Holbrook Street, between the A

News Police and fire crews were sent to the scene of a fire in Holbrook Street, Heanor. Jordan Coussins The fire service closed several roads and evacuated between 75 and people in Derbyshire while they fought a blaze. Police officers and paramedics joined the fire crews to help deal with the blaze. Traffic information company Inrix reported at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were first called at Our reporter Jordan Coussins was at the scene.

You can see how our live updates unfolded below. For updates on traffic and travel across Derbyshire you can join our free Facebook group here.

Suspected drink driver flips car with young boy inside

Standing between the police and the rioters, I saw masked youths, black and white, tear the scarves from their faces as they marched up to the police lines and challenged them to a fight. Behind the riot shields of the line of helmeted officers in front of him, a sergeant with red epaulettes held his arms wide and screamed: Brandishing pieces of wood the rioters charged back at the police who were forced to retreat, then set fire to large wheeled rubbish bins and drove them into the police lines.

Two youths carried a pole as a battering ram, glass bottles came raining down and the van, by now with its headlights on and alarming screeching, began to explode. The police, screaming at me to get off the streets, retreated leaving that part of Hackney to the rioters.

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A town centre walk suitable for everyone. A short, circular walk around the historic centre of Ashbourne. This one can be done at any time of year, whatever the weather. Look out for the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie stood and don’t miss the world’s longest inn sign! Lots of pubs and cafes in the area. There is a car park in the Market Place at the start of the walk except on Thursdays and Saturdays.

There is also Shawcroft car park and toilets nearby. Our walk starts in the Market Place outside Spencers the Bakers. Looking across the Market Place, we see the Wright Memorial, erected in in memory of Francis Wright, one of the most prominent figures in Ashbourne last century. It’s the only place in England where a ‘Pretender’ to the throne has been proclaimed. The Bull Ring was also used for bull baiting – one of the ‘sports’ of mediaeval times.

In the nearby corner, now a chip-shop, was the Brown Lion. The Tourist Office was the ‘Tub-thumpers’ workshop of the Wibberleys the barrel makers – one of the trades carried out in the Market Place in the 19th Century, producing barrels, butter churns and other wooden utensils.

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The Very Beginnings For this particular page of railway memories, the story truly starts at the beginning, which in this case is at Walton hospital in June when our storyteller, Mal came into the world. Seven days later, whilst Mal was at the hospital he was joined in the nursery by no less than the recently delivered Paul McCartney.

Mal along with many others was born into troubled times.

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