Camel Trail, Cornwall Start/finish Wenfordbridge/Padstow (with a short spur to Bodmin)Distance 18 miles Getting there/away From Bodmin Parkway station it’s a short ride to the trail at Boscarne Junction, north-west of Bodmin town. Alternatively, pop your bike on one of Bodmin and Wenford Railway’s steam trains from Bodmin Parkway to the junction. Head north-east along the trail to reach Wenfordbridge or north-west for Padstow. Alternatively, from Bodmin Parkway take the 11A bus (plymouthcitybus.co.uk) to Padstow and hire bikes thereBike hire In Bodmin at Bodmin Bikes and Trail Munki; in Wenfordbridge at Snail’s Pace Cafe; in Wadebridge at Camel Trail Cycle Hire; and in Padstow at Trail Bike HirePotential stopovers Bodmin, Wadebridge and PadstowTop tips Check out the Camel River Festival or the Cornwall Folk Festival, both in Wadebridge each August The nation’s best-known former railway cycle path is also one of the loveliest. Coursing for the best part of 20 … [Read more...] about 10 of the UK’s best railway cycle paths
“I recently stumbled upon this article about Tony Hibbert signing for an unbeaten Sunday league team in 2017 and missing a penalty for them in a 1-0 defeat on his debut. Which other former professionals have extended their careers into Sunday league football after retiring,” asks George Jones. The smell of liniment oil and the thrill of almost being cut in two by a hungover centre-back would appear to be quite the draw for ex-pros as there have been a few turning out for Sunday teams over the years. “I remember Julio Arca, formerly of Sunderland and Middlesborough, playing for his local team Willow Pond FC in Sunderland for a period after he retired in 2013,” writes Robert Kelly. “He later played for South Shields at a higher standard.” Ali Tabari can go one better. He has a former Premier League player being managed by a former Premier League player in the pock-marked fields of Warwickshire. “My friend until recently played for a team near … [Read more...] about Which former pros have played Sunday league football after retiring?
Business By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News 20 March 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/business-43259900 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats … [Read more...] about Staying one step ahead of the cyber-spies
The government is facing fresh questions over postal votes after multiple complaints from Britons overseas that they did not receive their ballot papers in time for the European elections. On the eve of the poll, some voters reported they had not received their ballot paper at all, while others said they had only received their papers this week, making it virtually impossible for their vote to be registered in time by return post. “My ballot paper arrives for the European elections today,” said Marc Lewandowski, a science teacher who lives in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday. “[It] needs to be back in the UK in three days’ time to be counted. This is bullshit,” he said. British voters across Europe have also complained of delays, with one voter discovering her ballot paper was routed through the Netherlands. Ann Bone, who lives in France, received her postal vote from Calderdale council on Friday – two weeks after she was told it was posted – … [Read more...] about European elections: Britons abroad complain of missing ballot papers
The contents of one of England's finest stately homes, a Tudor mansion with links to several famous actors, have sold at auction for close to £1.5 million. A myriad of treasures inside the £7 million-Athelhampton House in Dorset went under the hammer in an auction hailed as one of the best country house sales for a generation. The items included pieces of fine art, furniture, sculptures, paintings and rugs which have been amassed by three generations of the Cooke family. Outgoing owners Patrick and Andrea Cooke have sold the mansion but were unable to take the hundreds of heirlooms with them to their new property. All of the 500 lots had remained in situ at Grade I-listed Athelhampton, which once inspired author Thomas Hardy and was visited by an array of film stars including Noel Coward. Athelhampton House (pictured above) dates back to the 15th century and is nested in the Dorset countryside. Items inside the house were auctioned yesterday A birds eye view of the property … [Read more...] about Contents of stately Tudor mansion with links to Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine and Thomas Hardy sell at auction for close to £1.5 million