News archive from 28 October 2014, page 15

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Mayor launches South Tyneside’s Poppy Appeal

Mayor launches South Tyneside’s Poppy Appeal

PEOPLE in South Tyneside are being urged to pin on a poppy with pride to raise much-needed funds for heroes past and present. The 2014 Poppy Appeal has been officially launched by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Coun Fay Cunningham and Stella...

 

Funding for homeless

LOCAL charity Framework has been awarded a £10,000 grant to help homeless people across the East Midlands. The donation from bank Santander will be used to teach debt and financial management skills to homeless people in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire...

 
U.S. isolates troops, Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

U.S. isolates troops, Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

The latest measures, along with decisions by some U.S. states to impose mandatory quarantines on health workers returning home from treating Ebola victims in West Africa, have been condemned by health authorities and the United Nations as extreme. The...

 

Why Bev's family thanks the poppy appeal every day

CHARITY organisers hope to raise £40 million with this year's poppy appeal to support servicemen and women across Nottinghamshire. It is 100 years since the poppy was first made as a symbol of remembrance. This year, 40 million poppies are being made...

 

Toton, Breaston... just give us a fast decision

DITHERING over the siting of the HS2 rail hub for the East Midlands is doing local business no good at all. The original proposal was for Toton in Nottinghamshire. Given that running the high-speed line through the heart of Nottingham, the region's...

 

Special bus trip so enjoyable!

AFTER reading the Post article on Saturday, October 25, about the last tour of Nottingham war memorials to take place on a replica of a First World War bus named Old Bill, we decided to go. It started at the Castle, and for two hours we were taken on...

 
Alternative way to remember fallen

Alternative way to remember fallen

AT this time of year we approach the Sunday when, as a nation, we remember the sacrifices of so many servicemen in conflicts and theatres of war. Up and down the country, remembrance services will take place in many differing locations. Most, if not...

 

Ali Talbot: Great chance to volunteer for Cerebral Palsy Sport

THERE'S less than two weeks to go for people to volunteer for a major sporting event in Nottingham next year, as Ali Talbot, chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport, explains. We are incredibly proud to be hosting the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World...

 
Burglar flees empty-handed after being confronted by resident in Northampton

Burglar flees empty-handed after being confronted by resident in Northampton

A burglar was confronted after he broke into a house in Northampton and fled empty-handed. The man, who was in his early 20s, broke into the house in Dryden Road, Spencer at about 8.30pm on Saturday, October 25. After forcing his way into the...

 

Do not bank on assistance

LISTENING to the radio while putting my make-up on, I nearly blinded myself with a mascara wand when I heard that TSB was reportedly preparing to announce job losses and branch closures. The reason for the wobble was that the blame seemed to be heaped...

 
Penny Briscoe MBE: Helping with sport will give you a boost

Penny Briscoe MBE: Helping with sport will give you a boost

IN recent weeks I have been involved in a series of major sporting events, either directly as part of my role as director of sport at the British Paralympic Association or as an interested spectator. From the British Paralympic Association's...

 
Obituary: Bramcote bids farewell to Tony Collings

Obituary: Bramcote bids farewell to Tony Collings

FORMER university administrator and community champion Tony Collings has died at the age of 75. Mr Collings first came to the city in 1969 to pursue a career at the University of Nottingham. And Nottingham became his home until he died on Saturday,...

 

Condemned man had to be finished off by officer after firing squad missed

THOUSANDS of British soldiers lost their lives on the bloody battlefields of the First World War, killed by enemy fighters. But what is not as well documented is the fate of some other men who never made it back home. They were killed not by the...

 

This week's events to remember the fallen

HERE'S what is coming up in the coming week as part of the Trent to Trenches programme in Nottinghamshire. Tomorrow Gallipoli: The Drift to the Dardanelles - a talk by Tim Farr on the build-up to the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. The event has been...

 


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