The renowned historian and broadcaster Professor Mary Beard and the film star Keira Knightley have received two of the country’s highest honours following rows over the number of such honours given to women. Professor Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge University and presenter of BBC’s Front Row Late and Civilisations, is being made a Dame for her services to the study of classical civilisation, along with Emma Thompson. Knightley receives an OBE The proportion of women receiving the highest level of awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List has risen to 41 per cent this year, compared to 39 per cent in the most recent New Year’s Honours List. But the improvement is particularly pronounced when compared to 2015 when just seven Dames were created in the Birthday Honours, compared to 33 knighthoods. This year there are 11 Dames and 21 Knights and the number of women receiving the higher awards of CBE and above has risen by ten per cent in the past three … [Read more...] about Mary Beard and Keira Knightley among increasing number of women recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
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Coventry City have triggered the one-year extension of the skipper Michael Doyle's Sky Blues contract. The club have today announced their release and retain list ahead of the 2018/2019 season and the Doyle deal will be welcomed by fans. They have also announced that Dominic Hyam is negotiating a further year on his deal at the Ricoh Arena. There will be some players leaving for new pastures though with the news that Devon Kelly-Evans, Dion Kelly-Evans, Kyel Reid and Bilal Sayoud will leave the club without new deals. Here's the list of players and their contract situations in full. PLAYERS OUT OF CONTRACT AND RELEASED: Devon Kelly-Evans Dion Kelly-Evans Kyel Reid Bilal Sayoud CONTRACT OPTION EXERCISED: Michael Doyle – one year extension to June 2019 RE-ENGAGEMENT – ENTERED INTO NEGOTIATIONS: Dominic Hyam PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT: Lee Burge Jack Grimmer Chris Stokes Jordan Willis Rod McDonald Liam Kelly Peter Vincenti Max Biamou Marc McNulty Jodi Jones Tom Davies Liam … [Read more...] about Sky Blues announce their release and retain list for 2018/2019 season
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
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