PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 April 2019 Dave French making a tradional East Devon willow crab pot at the Sidmouth Sea Fest. Ref shs 20 18TI 3100. Picture: Terry Ife Archant Louise Cole shares what is in store for this year’s Sea Fest. Sidmouth Sea Fest. Ref shs 20 18TI 3131. Picture: Terry IfeFish out of Water: a new play exploring the life of Sidmouth's Stephen Reynolds, has been written especially for Sidmouth Sea Fest 2019.This short play uses humour, song and personal testimony to tell Reynolds's moving story.The play about author and social commentator Stephen Reynolds is to be performed by a community ensemble at Sidmouth Sea Fest on Saturday, May 18.Sea Fest organisers Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub asked for the play to be written to as part of their 2019 theme – Celebrating Diversity Creatively, aiming to bring to life the hidden history of Reynolds life, his experience of life with the Sidmouth fishing family the Woolleys and his later influence on the fishing … [Read more...] about A fish out of water: What is happening at Sidmouth Sea Fest 2019?
Like a fish out of water
Some of the most feared flesh-eating freshwater fish have been found at a Yorkshire lake. Shocked fishermen stumbled across two dead piranhas floating in the freezing waters when they are normally more home in the tropical flows of the Amazon. There have been rumours among locals of a fearsome predator devouring ducks and fish at the Doncaster beauty spot and now it looks like the culprits have been found. Unsure what they had fished out, residents only realised what they were when they say the saw the recognisable razor-sharp teeth. Photos of the carnivorous creatures have been taken after they were found at Martinwells Lake in Edlington, near Doncaster. Toni Hooper, 32, from Doncaster, saw the fish when out walking with her family on Sunday. She said: "When we realised what it was it sent shivers down my spine. This is a popular spot amongst families, dog walkers and fishermen. It's always busy here. "There's a play park nearby, so you get kids here paddling in the water, teenagers … [Read more...] about Shocked fishermen find deadly piranhas in a Yorkshire lake
PUBLISHED: 22:41 12 April 2019 | UPDATED: 22:49 12 April 2019 Taz Ali SeanHall was walking his dog along Pakefield beach when he saw a mini shark - suspected to be a porbeagle - washed up on the beach. Picture: Sean Hall Sean Hall A dog walker who found a “funny-looking fish” on a beach was stunned to find it was a tiny shark. SeanHall was walking his dog along Pakefield beach when he saw a mini shark - suspected to be a porbeagle - washed up on the beach. Picture: Sean HallSean Hall, 49, was walking his dog Dave along the beach at Pakefield, near Lowestoft, on Friday evening when he noticed what he thought was a fish lying on the sand. “I actually saw a seal there last week, in the same place,” he said. “It was just by the groyne, my dog started to run up to it.“I got close and thought ‘what on earth is that?’ It was a funny-looking fish.”But Mr Hall did not expect to find a shark, with its … [Read more...] about ‘It was like a miniature Jaws’
When 13-year-old Omar Omar walked into his first day at Tamworth Enterprise College, he felt all eyes upon him. “A few faces were looking at me a bit weirdly like I was a new alien or something,” he says. Birmingham-born but of Somali and Yemeni descent, he remembers that “there was only one other black kid around. I asked him: ‘how do you deal with all these people looking at you?’” It is no surprise the smiling young boy in the oversized blazer who hopes to one day work in police forensics felt like a fish out of water. His race alone marks him out at the college – an overwhelmingly white school, in an overwhelmingly white town. Some 98 per cent of pupils here are white: in Tamworth as a... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about What’s really behind the increasing segregation of British schools?
European 2020 Qualifying Group D: Gibraltar 0 Republic of Ireland 1 SATURDAY night in Gibraltar’s Victoria Stadium made for grim viewing. It looked and felt like a performance that firmly belonged in the dying embers of the Martin O’Neill era. It was that kind of night: shapeless and devoid of quality. Of course, there were extenuating circumstances. Providing the spectacular backdrop was the famous Rock of Gibraltar that towered over the tiny 2,300-capacity stadium. It was picture postcard stuff but the conditions were horrendous. An erratic swirling wind blew from start to finish that had to be experienced to be believed while the plastic pitch was desperate. And you can’t discount the fact that Mick McCarthy had just five days to prepare the squad for their Euro 2020 opener. Also, Gibraltar were better organised than the last time the two sides met – in the Euro 2016 qualifiers – in Faro, Portugal. Gibraltar manager Julio Ribas had his players pumped up … [Read more...] about Mick McCarthy relieved to avoid Republic of Ireland’s “worst night in history” in Gibraltar