Plymouth is full of inspirational people who go above and beyond in their respected fields. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes, there are so many people who deserve recognition. They embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Jennifer and Ellie Brunt Kind-hearted Jennifer Brunt, 23, and her little sister Ellie, 12, left 25 kind notes around the city centre over the space of 24 hours in an incredible series of random acts of kindness. They placed the notes in shops, cafes, a busker’s hat and even dished one out to a traffic warden, so he could give it out instead of a parking ticket. The pair have been involved in other great activities, … [Read more...] about The Happy List: 100 people who make us proud to be from Plymouth
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Work is well underway on the 2018/19 season for Grimsby Town and Michael Jolley – but there’s plenty to do before the Mariners make their league return on August 4. Preparations have begun for the new campaign, with the Mariners boss announcing his retained list, while Andrew Fox and James McKeown have both committed their futures to the club. New signings are also set to begin arriving at Blundell Park, with Jolley declaring last week that he hopes to get his first deal over the line soon. But, as he looks ahead to next season, what are the issues the Town boss will have to address? What will be top of his to-do list? Here are five things Jolley will be looking to do in 2018/19… Goals, goals, goals Let’s start with the obvious, and Town’s dire need to find the back of the net more next season. Scoring proved to be a huge problem for the Mariners last season, made evident by the fact they managed just 42 goals in their 46 league games – only … [Read more...] about What will be on Grimsby Town boss’ to-do list for next season?
May 24 - May 31 2018 A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands: Guided visits from the WEA for anyone interested in how our City’s parks, woodland’s and open spaces were established and have changed over the years. The first session will use images, maps and documents. The following five sessions will each visit a different park or wood in the city. Begins Tuesday 12/06/2018 2-4pm. First session meets at Firth Park Bowling Pavilion, 420 Firth Park Rd, Sheffield S5 6HH Cost: £42. If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course. To book call 0300 303 3464 or enrolonline.wea.org.uk using reference C3673479. For more on course content email [email protected] Fabrics History Research Group: Find out more about and share your knowledge of this innovative World War One re-skilling project for disabled ex-servicemen in Sheffield, Discover new, and put to use existing, historical research skills with the WEA. Each week will have … [Read more...] about Listings: Events & Groups
Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald FraserClausewitz: A Very Short Introduction by Michael HowardStrategy by Basil H Liddell HartSoldiers by Richard HolmesThe Face of Battle by John KeeganThe Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (edited by George Bull)Just and Unjust Wars by Michael Walzer The Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, the British Army’s think tank, describes itself as “tasked with informing military doctrine and force development and acting as an academic hub for the generation of soldier-scholars”. One way it does that is to produce reading lists – these are all thorough and extensive, but this shorter one is the Army Professional Reading List, which it describes as providing basic professional building blocks “to get an understanding of the context in which you conduct your business and the unchanging nature of being a British soldier”. Read more Meet Sir John Lubbock, Godfather of the must-read listicle A … [Read more...] about The Book List: The literature that gave soldiers solace in the trenches
The idea of a bucket list has never really interested me. I would rather draw up a list of things I definitely don't want to do before I die. I have no intention of visiting an Italian tower which is a bit wonky. I can happily live without jumping off a bridge with elastic tied to my legs. The idea of swimming with dolphins does nothing for me and as for seeing the Grand Canyon...it's just a big hole in the ground isn't it? However, my colleagues have twisted my arm and asked me to compile a local list of places to go and things to do in Hinckley before we die. While we might not have a big hole in the ground to look at or a tall bridge to jump off, there are plenty of places right under our noses that are worthy of a visit. And the area is packed full of things to do, if you know where to look. But what do you think? Let us know what would be on your list of things to see and do in the area...We would love to compile a list of your suggestions. Email [email protected] or … [Read more...] about Hinckley bucket list