Review of 2013: Part four

Ilkeston Advertiser presentation of food to the Arena foodbank. Martin Hutton, David Farnsworth and Amy Hirst.
Ilkeston Advertiser presentation of food to the Arena foodbank. Martin Hutton, David Farnsworth and Amy Hirst.


‘LIVES WILL BE AT RISK’ - Members of the Fire Brigades Union spoke out after derbyshire Fire and Rescue announced cuts meaning Ilkeston’s full time staff would be reduced to retained.

JAIL FOR KILLERS - The trio behind the killing of an ilkeston dad-of-six were jailed for a combined total of 31 years. Jamie Elliott, 27, nathan hall, 24 were each given 12 years for killing 48-year-old Mick Moss, while Mr Moss’s ex-partner, Collette Booth, 47, was sent down for seven years.

TRAIN STATION PLAN IS ON TRACK - Rumours that ilkeston’s long awaited train station were behind schedule were rubbished by Derbyshire County Council who said that the project was on schedule.

LET’S PULL TOGETHER - The ‘Tiser launched it’s campaign to Feed Our Families. A front page story kick started the drive to donate to the Arena church’s food bank in time for Christmas.

RAM RAID TERROR AT SHOP - A shopkeeper relived the terrifying moment that burglars ram raided his Little Hallam Lane store.


HELP TRACE WAR HEROES - Ilkeston pensioner John Chapman used the pages of the Advertiser to help trace our war heroes. John is creating a data base of information about Ilkeston’s war dead.

BRAVERY AFTER TUMOUR TRAGEDY - Jo Bojko, whose three-year-old daughter Isabel died of a brain tumour, bravely spoke to the ‘Tiser in a bid to raise awareness of the disease that cruelly snatched her daughter’s life.

MINING FEARS QUASHED - The Duke of Rutland moved to reassure residents that they had no need to worry despite receiving letters from the Land Registry about his Manorial Rights.

AID MISSION FOR TYPHOON VICTIMS - Ilkeston form, PMB Pallet Express - provided transport for 26 tonnes of aid headed for the Phillipines after Cotmanhay man Mick Plunkett collected the items for typhoon victims.


COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - Ilkeston’s Christmas lights were turned on on a night of festive fun in the town centre.

CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR TOWN TRADERS - Ilkeston traders praised local folk for shopping in the town and pleaded with them to continue with their support.

OAP FINDS RAIDERS IN HER BEDROOM - A disabled widow woke to find two masked men stood over her bed. The two thieves made off with her purse and a small amount of cash.

OUR HEROES - It was time to hand over the amazing amount of donations for the Feed Our Families campaign. Hundreds of readers gave to the cause making it one of the ‘Tiser’s most successful ever campaigns.