UK By Laura Lea BBC News 9 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44967221 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel They are often said to be the best years of your life, but how different is it to be in your 20s now, than 10 or 20 years … [Read more...] about Twenty-somethings: Are they happier than their parents?
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A summer extravaganza showcasing the talents of artists of all ages as well as dancers and singers is to be held in Swadlincote town centre for the first time. Swadlincote Art is organising the art-themed event to put on display the talents of local schoolchildren and help highlight what South Derbyshire has to offer. Ami James, of Swadlincote Art, has claimed there is not much for artists or performers in the Swadlincote area - and, with the help of friends, has been organising the weekend of activities since November. Named the Swadlincote Art and Architecture Trail, businesses in the town centre, as well as the town hall and Sharpe's Pottery Museum, will be displaying some of the artwork. Visitors will use a trail guide to work their way through the many points of interest. Among other attractions for all ages will be a bake-off competition judged by Delicious Dishes and Bluebell Tearooms, as well as performances by local dance groups, along with an appearance by dancer, acrobat, … [Read more...] about Swadlincote art trail to showcase the best talents in weekend extravaganza
0 Have your say About 1.1 billion people speak Mandarin Chinese. As the economic, political and cultural power of China grows, the prominence of Chinese is also growing. Many cities, including Edinburgh, are training guides and providing signage in Chinese in order to be ‘China ready’. British business is also starting to realise that being ready to trade overseas will in future mean being ready to speak Chinese to China.But, given the average Brit’s unwillingness to learn any foreign language, it is perhaps unsurprising that there are few confident non-heritage Chinese speakers in Britain and opportunities to learn Chinese in school are limited. In Scotland, students were first able to sit Chinese exams in 2009, yet in 2017 only 144 did so. We must do better than that.In Edinburgh, we are doing our bit. In partnership between my school and two state schools and with generous funding from the Swire Chinese Language Foundation, we’ve … [Read more...] about Melvyn Roffe: Scotland must get ‘China ready’ by teaching Mandarin
News / Dundee by Jon Brady July 11, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter One of Dundee Kiltwalk’s youngest participants is set to step out and raise money for a Tayside school which helps his little brother. Six-year-old Charlie White will join dad John, 37, and his grandparents Elizabeth and Bill on the Wee Wander next month. Charlie aims to walk the full six-mile stretch from the HMS Unicorn to Monifieth by himself. He hopes to raise £100 for Fairview School in Perth. The additional needs school supports Charlie’s brother Munro, 3, who has Phelan-McDermid syndrome. The rare condition, caused by the loss of a chromosome, means Munro cannot talk and has delays in his development. Charlie’s mum Helen can’t make the walk but said the family, from Inchture, were raising money for Fairview in recognition of the “fantastic” support it gives Munro. Helen, 41, said: “Munro has … [Read more...] about Charlie, 6, to take on Dundee Kiltwalk in aid of little brother’s additional needs school
A famously versatile sportsman who has also excelled at Gaelic football and soccer, Wexford hurler Lee Chin is now taking on a new challenge by leading the charge in an initiative to get the people of his native town fit and healthy. And he's treating his role as this year's Pfizer Healthy Town ambassador, announced today, with just as much passion as he devotes to the clash of the ash. Now in its seventh year, the Pfizer-sponsored Healthy Town campaign is an annual eight-week programme that aims to make Ireland a healthier nation, town by town. Supported by Healthy Ireland and the Irish Heart Foundation, previous titleholders include Tullamore, Navan, Athlone, Portlaoise, Wicklow and Kilkenny. From this September, the focus will be on helping the people of Wexford improve their health and wellbeing with free information seminars, demonstrations, walks and workshops on the themes of heart, mind, body and nutrition. As far as the Faythe Harriers and Wexford inter-county team stalwart is … [Read more...] about Here’s what one of the brightest stars of the GAA