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400 jobs under threat, as Boots photo labs close

The Nottingham-based pharmacy chain says 400 jobs could go Credit: PA

Boots has confirmed it is planning to close the majority of its in-store photo labs across the country, putting 400 jobs at risk.

The Nottingham-based pharmacy chain has 320 photo labs nationwide and says it plans to close 220 of them over the next five months.

It's not confirmed which stores will be affected.

Snooker hall 'shocked' and 'saddened' by pensioner death

A 68-year-old man died after being punched inside Rileys snooker hall Credit: Google Street View

Snooker hall bosses said they were "shocked" and "deeply saddened" after a pensioner was killed in a suspected murder in Coventry.

Patrick Redmond died after being punched inside Rileys snooker hall in the city centre.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the 68-year-old.

The snooker hall issued a statement over the attack, which happened on Monday night.

A spokesman said: “We can confirm that an incident occurred at approximately 11pm on Monday night, during which one of our customers was seriously injured.

We are deeply saddened to have since learnt that the injuries were so severe that he died yesterday. We are extremely shocked by this tragic event, and on behalf of everyone at Rileys, I would like to send our condolences to his family. Our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.

The police are currently investigating the incident and we have provided them with CCTV footage and statements from our staff. As this is now a police matter, we are unable to provide further comment.

We take the safety of our members very seriously and have a comprehensive zero tolerance policy towards violence. We will work with the police, and do everything we can to help ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

– Rileys, spokesperson


East Midlands Trains disruption expected to last until Monday

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Damage caused by a wall collapsing onto the track between Liverpool Lime Street and Edge Hill, means that East Midland Trains are unable to run to or from Liverpool Lime Street.

The collapse damaged the overhead wires in the process. This is now disrupting trains on the Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham / Norwich route.

A spokesperson for Network Rail, said:

Our engineers are currently on site to assess the damage and we will provide more information once this examination has been carried out.

– spokesperson for Network Rail

Early indications suggest that train services will not resume for several days while extensive clear up and repairs take place to make the location safe again.

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