Upton-by-Chester’s friendship group with its twin city of Arradon in Brittany welcomed their French counterparts to Chester last month. The Upton group visited Arradon to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the twinning last year, and was delighted to host them for a visit of their own over the weekend of the Chester Half Marathon. The group of 52 visitors arrived by coach at 6pm on Friday (April 27) and spent the evening with their English hosts. During the visit, most of the 52 guests were accommodated in the home of their hosts. Many of them have been involved in the twinning visits for several years and have had extensive tours around Chester so it was decided to take them to Shrewsbury for a day out on Saturday. Fortunately the weather remained dry as they had arranged a guided walking tour for the morning. They were divided into three groups of which two had the benefit of French speaking guides. After the tour the visitors met up with their English hosts and had the rest of … [Read more...] about Upton twinning group host French friends
An Alvis Speed 20 sports car graces this photo of a friends’ reunion in 1967 outside the Dolphin pub in what is now Derby’s Cathedral Quarter. It has been sent in by former Derbeian David Frost who now lives in Sydney, Australia. He said: “Alvis made only 1,165 Speed 20s between 1932 and 1936, yet John Zwozny (right) picked up his for £200. These days such a vehicle in good nick would cost up to £200,000 . It might look fearsome but, since it weighed 1,600kg, its performance was scarcely breathtaking. “These Allestree boys, friends since they were eight, had gathered at the Dolphin to celebrate meeting after three years. They are, from left: Kit, the New Zealand girl who married me (I am standing next to her), then Richard Charlesworth (Charlie) and Zwoz. Charlie’s new wife, Derby girl Carol Anderson, took the pic. “I had spent three years writing for newspapers and agencies in New Zealand, Australia and parts of Asia; Charlie had … [Read more...] about Allestree friends met for reunion at Dolphin pub in 1967
A new £50,000 portable scanner has come into service at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, thanks to the support of a team of dedicated fundraisers.The Flouroscan InSight Mini C-Arm is the biggest single purchase made by the hospital’s League of Friends over the past financial year and is hoped will make scans easier and quicker for both patients and staff.And staff say they have waited years to be able to use such a machine.The device will primarily be used to scan exposed parts of the body such as hands, ankles and feetIt can provide high resolution images and be used to assess even small bones, making it particularly useful in paediatric care.And officials say it will speed up the scan process as it does not need a trained radiographer, of which there is currently a national shortage, to use it.A total of 16 members of hospital staff will be trained to use the device, which also gives off less radiation than standard X-ray equipment.Orthopaedics sister Rebekah Smith … [Read more...] about Friends speed up QEH scans with £50k machine donation
Monica's apartment on Friends is so iconic that any fan could recognize it — even without Rachel, Chandler and the gang in the pictures. But is it still recognizable with a modern makeover? Modsy, an interior design startup, reimagined the huge two-bedroom that every member of the cast called 'home' at one point, redecorating the space to keep it up-to-date with modern design trends. And suffice it so say, the apartment looks totally different, with just a handful of details from the show. New York life: Monica Geller's apartment in Friends is iconic and instantly recognizable In need of a modern update? But interior design firm Modsy questions whether it would still be decorated this way in 2018 The one with the furniture upgrade: They took a space designed to look nearly identical to the apartment and gave it three makeovers Stayin' in the city! First, they thought about how Monica and Chandler might have redecorated if they didn't move to a … [Read more...] about Is this what the Friends apartment would look like in 2018?
0 Have your say TEARS were flowing as the family and friends of young Bethany Tiller gathered to say a final goodbye to the teenager. Yesterday, more than 150 people went to The Oaks Crematorium, in Havant, to celebrate her life and grieve together.The 16-year-old died of cancer on April 27 after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December 2016.School friends, dance friends, close family, extended family and others who knew Bethany packed the chapel to remember her and share memories.Her coffin was carried into The Oaks with Lily Allen’s version of Somewhere Only We Know.During the service, pictures of her throughout her life from a baby to getting treatment at Southampton General Hospital were shown while Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are played.A tribute by her family, dad David, mum Claire, siblings Jack and Charlotte, was read out.It said: ‘The love and support we have received from family and friends has helped significantly in trying … [Read more...] about Family and friends gather to say emotional goodbye to teenager Bethany