Wednesday, 29 October 2014


A police officer was taken to hospital suffering from whiplash injuries after the car he was in was rammed by a stolen van. The incident occurred on Stanhope Street, Long Eaton, at 9am on Sunday October 19th.
The van driver saw the police car and drove into it before making off and dumping the stolen van in Bennett Street. The officer was released from hospital later the same day. No arrest has been made.
Long Eaton firemen were called to two car fires over the weekend. The first fire occurred at the Wilsthorpe roundabout just after 5pm on Saturday October 11th and appears to have been an engine fault. No one was injured, The second occurred on Victory Close at 3am on Sunday October 12th. Firemen put out the blaze and police in attendance said they suspected arson.

Congregation wear their Wellies to Church. To show support for Farm Africa's 'Give Hunger the Boot' campaign the congregation at Long Eaton Baptist Church wore their wellies to the Harvest Service. The service led by Pastor David Shaw focused on how money raised for Farm Africa is distributed, even the collection was taken in a child's wellington boot. A donation of over £200 from the church has been sent to Farm Africa to help in their work.
A video presentation showed the congregation the work that Farm Africa is doing in Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya & Uganda.
Farm Africa’s local staff provide the tools and expertise to enable smallholders in eastern Africa to increase their harvests, whether they farm crops, livestock, fish or the forest.
They train them to be more commercial, adding value to surpluses by milling, drying, or turning their produce into products that fetch a higher price.
With better food for their families and reliable incomes from their businesses, farmers can build for the future. After the service, the congregation sat down to enjoy a ploughman's lunch together.