A man from Sudbury is dedicating an upcoming comedy night in memory of his parents.The proceeds will be donated to two charities close to his heart.Tony West and his family received support from Macmillan cancer charity and St Nicholas Hospice Care when his father, Michael, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.“They helped us out tremendously,” said the 28-year-old.Mr West, of Elm Road, has described the event, which is being staged at The Delphi Social Club, on Saturday, October 27, at 6.30pm as a fitting tribute to his parents who enjoyed watching comedy shows.“My mum and dad were quite comical characters,” he said.The event is being hosted with Suffolk Punch Comedy Club.To buy tickets for Laughing at Cancer, go online to the Facebook account at https://bit.ly/2OzSHxD or call Tony on 07826640860. … [Read more...] about Sudbury man to stage charity comedy night in memory of parents
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Exactly 10 years ago Georgian troops invaded the South Ossetian city of Tskhinval after a massive artillery strike. The operation was authorized by then Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in a violation of the Sochi agreement of June 24, 1992. © RIA Novosti . Vladimir Popov'Sergei, Please, Hold Me, I'm Going to Faint': How Russia Recognized the Independence of Abkhazia and South OssetiaIn accordance with the Sochi agreement that brought an end to the Georgian-Ossetian armed conflict of 1991-1992 South Ossetia's security had been maintained by the Joint Peacekeeping Forces (JPKF), involving battalions from Russia, South Ossetia and Georgia. Tbilisi's sudden attack on Russian peacekeepers deployed in Tskhinval prompted Moscow to kick off an operation to enforce peace on Georgia under the Article 51 of the UN Charter, stipulating the right of self-defense. The five-day conflict … [Read more...] about Five-Day War: Analyst on US Role in Georgia’s 2008 Invasion of South Ossetia
Hundreds gathered in the center of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on Saturday to protest armed police raids on two nightclubs and to demand the resignation of the prime minister and interior minister. Police arrested eight people on Friday night in two popular clubs, Bassiani and Cafe Gallery, on suspicion of drug dealing. They briefly detained dozens of clubbers in what protesters said was a heavy handed operation, Reuters reports. “We should show that power is in our hands, in the hands of those who want freedom,” said Beka Tsikarishvili, a youth activist who addressed the crowd outside the parliament. Dozens of armed police officers were deployed in the raids. “The interior ministry has been conducting intensive investigative measures for the last three months to establish the facts of the drug trade in Bassiani and Gallery nightclubs,” Mamuka Chelidze, head of the criminal police department, told a news conference. Clubbers said police used unnecessary … [Read more...] about Hundreds protest in Georgia after police raid night clubs
EASTENDERS legend Tanya Franks is returning to the soap. But just who is the actress? And what else has she been in? We take a look... Who is Tanya Franks? Tanya Franks, 50, was born August 16 1967. is an English actress, writer and producer. She is best known for starring in Family Affairs, The Bill, Pulling, Lucy Stevens in Broadchurch and as Rainie Cross in EastEnders. Tanya was in EastEnders on and off from 2007. She is also the founder of film and theatre production company Stock-pot Productions. When is Tanya returning to EastEnders? Her character Rainie Cross returned to EastEnders on April 24, 2018, married to Max Branning. On her return, Tanya said: “It’s like never having been away. I love working with everyone at EastEnders. “With John Yorke at the helm at the moment, the show is in good hands and I’m excited to explore the next chapter in Rainie’s journey.” Rainie made her first appearance back in 2007 and caused problems for the Branning … [Read more...] about Who plays Rainie Cross in EastEnders, is she returning and what else has Tanya Franks been in?
At Mary’s Guesthouse in Mestia, I watched a large dog and two tumbling pups. “See? Their ears are clipped. Tails too,” said Alex Chikovani, my 32-year-old guide. “It gives them an advantage fighting wolves.” In Mestia, the capital of Georgia’s mountainous Svaneti region, the dogs fitted right in. Here, the Caucasus’ rugged 5,000m peaks form the backdrop to Svan villages and their defensive towers, which date back to the ninth century. Joined by Aleksandre Khudiani, a sturdy 25-year-old Svan mountain guide, we set out to the village of Lakhiri, on the first leg of a three-day hike to Ushguli, claimed as Europe’s highest permanent settlement. Aleksandre filled his water bottle from a spring and pulled on his cap. Together we started the ascent. He didn’t say much (“typical Svan,” tutted Alex). The path entered woodland and rose steeply. Aleksandre swiftly left us in his wake. Svaneti remains little visited by … [Read more...] about Svaneti: How to hike through the most remote region in Georgia