By Tom Garry BBC Sport 16 Apr From the section Women's Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47951105 Read more about sharing. Yeovil Town Ladies' owner has appealed for support from prospective buyers of the men's club, after they avoided going into administration.The Women's Super League outfit will bid for a second-tier licence for next season and revert to part-time status.The Glovers, who do not support the Women's Super League side, are set to be taken over, subject to approval.Yeovil Ladies were given a 10-point deduction by the Football Association - who run the WSL - on 28 March.The penalty came as a result of the club informing the FA of their initial intention to appoint an administrator.Cuts to off-field staff and subsequent financial support from the FA, however, meant … [Read more...] about Yeovil Town Ladies appeal for men’s club buyers’ backing after avoiding insolvency
PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 March 2019 Jon King Lee Fitzpatrick, MD of Lindhill 2nd from right, with East Ham Working Men's Club members looking at club plans. Picture: KEN MEARS Archant A 130-year old community stronghold is due to move into new premises after striking a deal with a developer. Lee Fitzpatrick, MD of Lindhill with East Ham Working Men's Club members Paul Farrell, Ken Bell, Ken Friend and Michael Butler.Planning chiefs at Newham Council have approved plans for a five-storey residential building on the site of East Ham Working Men’s Club in Boleyn Road.The club has negotiated a deal with the developer, Lindhill, which will see the demolition of the existing two-storey venue which sits on a site almost half an acre in size before it moves into 719 square metres of space on the new building’s ground floor.A spokesman for the Trustees of East Ham Working Men’s Club said: “We are thrilled our plans have been approved, allowing … [Read more...] about East Ham Working Men’s Club redevelopment gets the green light
The founder of a local Men’s Shed whose premises were reduced to a pile of ashes by a fire last week fears the club may now “fall apart”. The Scottish and Fire and Rescue Service were unable to establish a definite cause for the fire, but it is believed that a stray cigarette smoked nearby may have contributed to the blaze. And although emergency services believe the fire was accidental, the shed’s Jim Gallagher remains furious. He told the Advertiser: “Someone should be punished for this, even if it was just a careless accident. “The shed is ruined – completely burned to a cinder – and there’s damage to the containers at either side as well. “Everyone is gutted and it’s not fair on any of us. “There are eight pensioners who have found refuge in this Men’s Shed that’s now been destroyed. “If we don’t keep meeting every week the club will fall apart and members will just go back to staring at … [Read more...] about Future of men’s club tackling loneliness in doubt after shed is burnt down
Cancer fighter Roisin Pelan has faced some tough challenges since she first waged war on the disease almost five years ago. Tomorrow the 36-year-old Preston mum will tackle one of the craziest - taking on 31 men in a charity darts knockout. Roisin is the only woman player taking to the oche at St Bernard's Catholic Club in Ashton to launch a new year of fund-raising for cancer research.And in a bizarre twist of fate she has been drawn to face her partner Michael in the opening round."People say it's a fix, but believe me it isn't," said LEP columnist Roisin, who first hit the headlines last year after releasing a breast cancer song called "Feel The Boobs," urging women to check themselves regularly."There's been a bit of rivalry going on at home. We're both taking it seriously. I've even been practising in heels so I can try and look glamorous on the day. "Darts isn't my thing, but I'm getting into it more than I thought I would."Unfortunately I'm the only woman who's entered. And … [Read more...] about Preston cancer patient Roisin’s latest battle is taking on 31 men . . . at darts!
These are the faces of men from our area who tragically took their own lives. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45. Across the UK an average of 84 men take their own lives every week - which weighs up as one man's suicide every two hours. Many of these men in the stories below appeared to have been leading happy 'normal' lives. But in many cases, they were struggling to battle demons which ultimately led to them ending their lives. The tragic stories below represent just a few of the men's lives lost to suicide in this area which have been reported in the past two years. We want to shine a spotlight on men's mental health in the hope it will encourage men who are suffering to Reach Out and seek help. We want and need to try and prevent future tragedies like these. Rhys Hammacott, 23-years-old Rhys' family and friends paid a heartbreaking tribute to him after he died in August 2018. They described him as a "little joker" who was always on hand to pick everyone else up … [Read more...] about The 20 men we’ve tragically lost to suicide