As much as we all love it, at times boxing can be the most lonely and cruellest of sports - particularly for its combatants. For every charming story of a meteoric rise to the top from nothing, there’s an equal dark story of a warrior being failed by the system. Durham’s Darren Surtees (birth name Darren Richardson) can certainly attest to that. Just 16 months ago Surtees was one of the brightest prospects in North East boxing, rising alongside the ultimate North East success story Lewis Ritson. In just his seventh fight the 24-year-old East Durham College trained fighter captured the super-lightweight Northern Area title and looked to be on course for big things. A spot on the George Groves-Chris Eubank Jnr undercard came Surtees’ way, only for a back injury to force his withdrawal, ultimately leading to 13 months out of the ring and sending him on a dark spiral of depression that almost resulted in him quitting the sport he has loved all of his life. “There … [Read more...] about There were dark days, but there’s suddenly a bright new dawn for Durham’s Darren Surtees
Kate Booth recently made the career move from employment law solicitor to HR advisor and is working with New Dawn Resources in Holmfirth to support local businesses. Kate has over a decade of experience in employment law and has provided expert advice and guidance to local, national and international businesses on a wide range of staff related issues. She has developed particular expertise in defending Employment Tribunal claims and was invited to give evidence to the House of Commons’ Justice Committee inquiry into Tribunal fees. What is your business motto? Our goal is to make working life better for our clients, it’s why we get up in the morning. How do you make contacts which are useful for business? Most of our work comes from word of mouth recommendations, delivering great service to our existing clients leads to introductions to new contacts. What makes your business different? We spend time getting to know our clients so that we can deliver a personalised service, … [Read more...] about A Coffee With…employment lawyer turned HR advisor Kate Booth of New Dawn Resources
Friday, 27 July 2018 - Promotion A new dawn is breaking at the historic site of Ramsey Shipyard. Ramsey Shipping Services Limited, which moved in as tenant at the government-owned shipyard earlier this year, aims to make the shipyard the go-to destination for the fishing fleets of the Irish Sea.The business is writing the next chapter of the shipyard, which is most famous as being the place where the historic full-rigged iron windjammer ship the Star of India was built in the 19th Century, under its original name of Euterpe. It is now a floating museum in San Diego.The shipyard was also known for building the first oil tanker.A focal point of Ramsey over the centuries, it is becoming a hive of activity once more. Just last week, there were three fishing vessels in the yard for work, along with a government dredger, the Tarroo Ushtey.An aerial view of the busy shipyard makes for impressive viewing. The site of an active shipyard is set to become a familiar one for the town.Ramsey … [Read more...] about Paid-for content: A new dawn for Ramsey Shipyard
A former work colleague – who was at that point already past retirement age – told Dish Detective about the parties that used to take place at The Hunters Inn. Apparently, this village pub, on the edge of Swanmore and abutting the South Downs National Park, was a hotbed of activity in the ‘60s and ‘70s.I’m told that coachloads of people would be bussed out to the countryside from Portsmouth. And that the pub was well-known among the navy.Looking at the place in 2018, it seems almost impossible.A couple of years ago, Dish Detective was out exploring the Meon Valley and called in at the Hunters. Its large car park was packed – usually a good sign – however on entering the pub, the smell of cabbage and sea of white hair put us off and we shipped out to our old favourite and trusted Shoe at Exton instead.New owners Conrad and Lorna proudly posted on Facebook about their arrival and Dish Detective’s curiosity was … [Read more...] about FOOD REVIEW: Is this a new dawn for the Hunters?
A £67m deal hailed as "once in a generation" opportunity for Grimsby has been sealed. More than 8,800 jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered under the new, ground-breaking Town Deal by 2032. Local growth minister Jake Berry MP, business minister Lord Henley and North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) leader Councillor Ray Oxby signed Stage 1 of the deal on Grimsby's docks this afternoon. Cllr Oxby said Grimsby would be "totally different" under the Deal, which he heralded as a "big step forward". The Deal will deliver major investment, including £35m from NELC, £30m from central Government and £2m from the Government's local growth fund. It promises to improve key roads, establish Enterprise Zones, attract businesses and create jobs. Launching the Deal, Mr Berry said the "once-in-a-generation" Town Deal signals a "new dawn" for Greater Grimsby. He said: "The Town Deal delivers on Government's promise to give communities the tools and resources they need … [Read more...] about Historic deal heralds ‘new dawn’ that will ‘transform’ Grimsby