0 Have your say Young people were the focus of a special award ceremony at Rutland County Museum, celebrating outstanding achievement and services to their local community. The annual Rutland Young People’s Awards are hosted by Rutland Youth Council (RYC) and aim to recognise and reward individual achievements among children and young people aged 11 and over from across the County.A total of 21 young people were shortlisted for this year’s awards, including students from Harington School, Catmose College, Oakham School, Casterton College Rutland and New College Stamford.The awards began with an opening address by Richard Foster, portfolio holder for children and young people at Rutland County Council, followed by introductions from Amelia Seymour, chairman of RYC, after which winners and runners up were announced for each of the four awards categories:Benefitting the CommunityA young person that has worked to make a difference to their local community and raise … [Read more...] about Teens recognised for achievements and service to community at Rutland County Museum
It has been more than 20 years since Wakefield Civic Society awarded its first blue plaque. And during the past two decades, 50 have been created in honour of people from our past who made a significant contribution to our city, as well as in recognition of important buildings and events.But while 23 are dedicated solely to men, 23 to buildings, just four - eight per cent of them - are focused around women.Sarah Cobham, who is leading the Forgotten Women of Wakefield (FWW) project, is determined to change that - and The Express is backing the campaign.Working with the civic group and Wakefield Historical Society, Ms Cobham wants to redress the balance and make Wakefield the first place in the UK to have blue plaque equality by 2028.She said: “We would be the only city in the UK that had parity. That would be amazing, bringing all their stories to people’s attention. I want to put our women on the map.”Currently city centre blue plaques from the Civic Society honour … [Read more...] about CAMPAIGN: Time to recognise the achievements of more of our women
Dorian West says Jim Mallinder's departure has meant he has 'gradually come to the decision' to leave Saints this summer. Mallinder was dismissed from his role as Saints director of rugby in December, and Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd will be taking over this summer. Boyd has met with West, but they have come to the mutual decision that it is time for the club to appoint a new forwards coach. West was a key part of Mallinder's coaching team since the pair took over at Franklin's Gardens in the summer of 2007. They helped to take Saints back into England's top flight after an unbeaten season in the second tier before masterminding a Challenge Cup success in 2009. Saints went on to win the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2010, beating Gloucester in the final, before a sensational run to the 2011 Champions Cup final. They were eventually beaten by Leinster in Cardiff, but Saints' forward pack had become one of the most formidable in Europe and West's reputation was at its peak. Saints then claimed … [Read more...] about Departing West ‘very proud’ of what he has achieved at Saints
Burnley return to action at bottom side West Brom on Saturday after hitting their first target for the season. And Clarets boss Sean Dyche is open-minded as to what his players can go on and achieve in the remainder of what has been a remarkable campaign.Burnley have set a new Premier League points best, having reached 43 with the 3-0 win at West Ham last time out.With their Premier League status secured for a third-successive season, and fourth in five, Dyche’s men lie seventh – which looks increasingly like being enough to earn Europa League qualification.Should one of semi-finalists Manchester United, Spurs or Chelsea win the Emirates FA Cup, seventh place will secure European football for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League and UEFA Cup’s forerunner, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1966-67 season, when they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Eintracht Frankfurt in the last eight.Dyche is looking for his players to continue their … [Read more...] about First target is achieved – now push for Europe?
Denis Devlin received his 3rd Dan black belt in Manchester. DEVLIN Martial Arts’ co-founder, Denis Devlin travelled to Manchester on St Patrick’s Day to participate in a black belt grading run by the Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA). Denis was attempting his 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate and after hours of extensive testing, which included several katas, full contact sparring and technical combinations, he finally achieved his aim. The grading panel remarked on Denis’s performance during the grading, about how well he performed and how impressive he was technically. “We would like to thank Thomas Roulston as well for training and travelling with Denis as his sparring partner. Denis’s family and everyone at Devlin Martial Arts would like to congratulate Denis on his achievement,” said a club spokesperson. Posted: 8:47 am March 25, 2018 … [Read more...] about Denis achieves 3rd Dan status