Want to read more?We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Campbeltown Courier – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week. Subscribe Now‘A Christmas miracle!’ is how a pair of Argyll and Bute Council colleagues described their win in the Courier’s Spot The Ball competition in the lead up to Santa’s arrival. Housing advice assistant Lisa Nicolson and housing improvement officer Moyra Paterson, both based in Campbeltown’s Burnett building, scooped the £3,900 jackpot after their joint entry was on the ball in the November 30 competition. The ladies, who submit two joint entries each week, have decided to split the money in half, although it was Lisa who placed the winning cross.Lisa received a phonecall to tell her the ‘lovely news’ that they had won while she was still at work but Moyra had left for the day. ‘I knew … [Read more...] about Lisa and Moyra are spot on!
Medical herbalist Jenny Logan writes about preventing over-indulgence this Christmas It’s that time of year again – The office Christmas party. The get together with friends. The family gatherings. Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. While it is fun, and can be a wonderful thing, there can be no doubt that this time of year can also be for many, a time of over-indulgence. Too much food, and sometimes, too much alcohol. This week, I want to look at the best products to stock up on to prevent the after effects of that over-indulgence. PREVENTING DIGESTIVE DISCOMFORT Christmas for some reason is now synonymous with large meals, treats, and basically, most often on the day itself, over-eating. For those who usually end up eating more than they had planned, and certainly more than their stomach is used to, a digestive enzyme can be the ideal way to prevent and deal with, digestive discomfort. A digestive enzyme tablet provides all the enzymes needed by the body … [Read more...] about Here is how to survive overdoing it at the office Christmas party
With outrageous outfits and delightfully distateful comedy, this dazzling pantomime is brought to life by a great cast at Derby Arena. There is no better way to prepare for Christmas than by shouting your heart out at a man in a monstrous wig and lumpy dress. This year’s extravaganza offers some well-known faces and catchy songs, including an array of numbers from The Greatest Showman. Former Blue singer Duncan James stars as Jack and nails a great vocal performance as well as offering a likeable hero. A masterful performance also comes from super-villain Cess Pitt, as played by ‘Britain’s Best Baddie’ Lawrence Boothman, who is equally hated and loved by the audience. Morgan Brind commands the stage as Dame Trott and assaults eyeballs with a great selection of costumes - at times mimicking a greenhouse, swiss army knife and full English breakfast. Richard Brindley gives an adorable show as Jack’s dim-witted brother Simple Simon and Peter … [Read more...] about ‘A whole heap of panto silliness’
0 Post a comment Friday, 14 December 2018 - Technology by Alex Jones - Meirionnydd, Arfon & Dwyfor reporter @alexj_cn [email protected] A WELSH Government minister has spent the day in Gwynedd’s digital playground. The first Digital Playground in north Wales, which offers exciting opportunities to experiment with the Internet of Things in a rural setting, was visited recently by leader of the house with responsibility for digital Julie James.Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig working with Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor is trialling LoRaWAN technology which allows things to talk to the internet without 3G or wifi.It features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth which is particularly useful in rural areas.The trial, which also involves Gwynedd Council, will assess how the Internet of Things could benefit rural communities in Gwynedd. Local tech developers and students have been working together to think how the Internet of Things could help solve some of the problems … [Read more...] about ‘Exciting’ tech on trial at college digital playground
The £8.4 million project to develop the former Post Office in Bury St Edmunds has taken a step forward.Pre-construction contractors have now been appointed, with St Edmundsbury Borough Council expecting to submit a planning application in February.This is a slight delay to its original intention to apply by the end of the year, however a spokesman said the change would give more people the opportunity to see the plans.The council bought the former post office site, at 17-18 Cornhill, for £1.68 million in October 2017 and voted to spend £6.72 million on the redevelopment in April.The plans – which would see the historic facade retained, Market Thoroughfare widened, an improved aspect to St Andrew's Street South, shops and up to 12 flats created – were showcased to the public in June and July.Now, Barnes Construction has been appointed pre-construction contractor.Cllr Susan Glossop, cabinet member for planning and growth at St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said … [Read more...] about Contractor appointed as Post Office plans progress