0 Post a comment Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - Local People by GEM Staff Reporter - GEM Reporter @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The British Airways Maintenance Cardiff Road Cycling Club, based in the Vale, undertook a tour of France and Belgium in aid of the Royal British Legion. Ten members, including men from Barry, Bridgend, the valleys and Cardiff, along with two support drivers, embarked on the tour of a number of war memorials in northern France and Belgium.Chris Davies explained: “In five days we covered 300 miles and raised funds for the British Legion. We decided to embark on the tour to mark the centenary of the end of the war which was on November 11, 1918.”On Day 1, after arriving in France, the men cycled from Calais to Boulogne Sur Mer.Day 2 they covered the 90 miles to Amiens, visiting the war memorial in Etaples, the biggest British cemetery in France. There are more than 11,000 graves there.Chris said: “We all paid our … [Read more...] about Local cycle team pays tribute to ‘The Fallen’
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LincolnshireLive reports that Grimsby was the epicentre of the quake, which was felt by residents in Lincoln, Boston, Sleaford, Grantham and Skegness, who reported their homes and furniture shaking. The tremors were also picked up on sensors in Leicester. Hundreds of people took to social media questioning if there had been earthquake after the tremor struck at 11.14pm on Saturday, June 9. The British Geological Survey has now confirmed the earthquake struck at a depth of 18km. Susanah Scruffington-Smythe, who lives in Waddington, said: “My flat shook, the huge mirror I have leaning on the wall was banging.” Stephanie Beadle-Hewson posted on Facebook group You’re Probably from Lincoln if….: “I felt and saw (near South Park Lincoln) the blind from the window shake and what seemed like somebody had jumped from the room above (no one upstairs) never thought it was an earthquake though...I just carried on like it was the norm.” Boston residents … [Read more...] about Earthquake measuring 3.9 on Richter scale hits region
A PAY deal will hand a million NHS staff a welcome boost to their pay packets after the wages cap was lifted for the first time in eight years. Here's what we know about the new pay scales and the rise in the minimum wage. What is the NHS pay deal 2018? Government ministers signed off the NHS pay offer on March 21. In June, the deal was agreed by 14 healthcare unions whose members voted overwhelmingly to accept the offer. Over the next three years, NHS staff will see significant increase in their pay packets which will cost the Treasury around £4.2billion. The lowest paid NHS staff are set to receive the biggest rises. Every NHS worker in England will now be paid at least £8.93 an hour - 18p above the real living wage of £8.75 - which works out at £17,460 for a full-time employee. And £18,005 will become the lowest full-time salary in the health service by 2021. This means hospital caterers, porters, administrators and other staff on the … [Read more...] about NHS pay deal 2018 – how much is the pay rise and what are the new pay scales?
A PRESENTER of Bradford-based BCB Radio has paid tribute to the late Peter Wyngarde who has died aged 90. The British actor was best known for his TV role as suave, flamboyantly-dressed sleuth Jason King in Department S and its Seventies spin-off, which was named after his character. Carl Gresham, who has been presenting with BCB for 18 years has shared his memories of the actor to whom he was promotional manager for public appearances in front of adoring female fans in his hey-day. Mr Gresham rose from a local record shop manager "for a tenner a week" to an entrepreneur and theatrical and promotional manager rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest stars to hit stage and TV screens. He has also been a columnist, disc jockey, actor, presenter and a musicologist. He developed many personal friendships with the stars who he later employed when he launched his personal appearances company. One of these great friends was Peter Wyngarde. On hearing the news he had died, Mr … [Read more...] about Local radio presenter pays tribute to his friend and ’70s heart throb ‘Jason King’
0 Have your say My local woods have become so notorious for fly-tipping, they even featured on a regional television news bulletin last year. This brief moment of fame hasn’t stopped people dumping their detritus and scarring the majestic beauty of the ancient landscape with busted mattresses. In fact, if anything, it’s got worse. That’s the thing with fly-tipping. Once an area becomes an established dumping ground there is no turning back. It just ends up even more scarred and contaminated, a no-go area for residents, dog-walkers and wildlife.Last week the Forestry Commission closed the car-park in the woods until further notice, “due to increased levels of unacceptable littering and fly-tipping”. The official announcement points out that it will only reopen when a solution has been found.Is the solution to fine householders who unwittingly use an illegal waste carrier to dispose of their household rubbish? I think not. But it’s being put … [Read more...] about Jayne Dowle: My local woods show the scale of fly-tipping in Yorkshire