Tyne & Wear 9 July 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/uk-england-tyne-44457881 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel An economic migrant during the 1930s depression, Chris Moore left Newcastle with his family for a new life in the south-east of … [Read more...] about The man who’s photographed 60 years of fashion
Reaching 50 years of age
More than half a century after winning the World Cup for the first – and last – time in 1966, England face Tunisia in their June 18 opening with a promising, youthful team. Can they overcome decades of disappointment to make inroads in Russia? England is the nation in which football is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages and in which the game’s rules were codified in 1863. But despite this, and despite (or, perhaps, because of) the persistant glow of that much-celebrated World Cup victory, 1996 was the last time England reached the semi-finals of a major competition. To mark Euro 96, which was hosted on home soil, the English band The Lightning Seeds collaborated with comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner to provide the national team with its unofficial sporting anthem, "Three Lions". The song starts with a voiceover of choleric Scottish football analyst Alan Hansen saying, “I think it’s bad news for the English game,” followed by … [Read more...] about Can England overcome 50 years of World Cup disappointment in Russia?
WHEN it comes to job commitment and being a loyal staff member, Jeanette Rotheroe is a gold star example. For the devoted employee is celebrating a remarkable 50 years of service with the same organisation – having first joined Redditch-based Adare SEC (then Kalamazoo Security Print) straight after leaving school as a teenager. Now aged 65, Jeanette celebrated her magnificent milestone as the organisation’s longest-serving employee with a special presentation and gifts at Adare SEC’s site in Claybrook Drive to mark her commitment to the company. “It was so special to celebrate my milestone, it’s something I won’t forget and I’m so proud to have been with a company where I’ve made so many friends over the last 50 years,” said Jeanette, of Longbridge. “I’ve enjoyed so many happy moments here such as watching my colleagues get married, have children and set-up a life for their families.” Over her half century Jeanette … [Read more...] about Super Jeanette clocks up 50 years at Redditch firm – and has no plans to stop
PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 February 2018 Mike Brooke Stunning view of Canary Wharf from the sky. Picture source: Canary Wharf Grp Archant What was once the “economic decline” of London’s East End with the closing of the docks has turned out to be a four-fold expansion of the local economy and jobs in just three decades. Canary Wharf at dusk. Picture source: Canary Wharf Grp Those are the findings of a 30-year review this week of Canary Wharf Group which began rejuvenating a decaying Docklands back in the 1980s. Canary Wharf is now a thriving business and retail hub with 120,000 people working there. It wasn’t always like that. The economic heart of the community had gone with the decline of the Millwall Docks in the 1970s. 1988 Millwall Docks have been flattened, ready for Canary Wharf construction to start, while DLR already built and running. Picture source: Canary Wharf Grp Poverty spread, with the Isle of Dogs reaching 50 per cent unemployment at one … [Read more...] about Canary Wharf comes of age at 30 with highs and lows in business and security
A DEDICATED employee has celebrated half a century of service at the Archerfield Estate – the place he also calls home. Drew Mercer, who grew up in nearby Dirleton, got a job as a forester at Archerfield just three days after he left North Berwick High School, aged 15. Half a century on, a surprise party was thrown by his bosses on January 5 in recognition of his outstanding and long service. The 65-year-old – who now works on estate maintenance – told the Courier how times had changed since he began work. He said: “When I started on the estate there were just seven staff and I came on to be a forester. “The estate then was mostly trees – the place has changed dramatically with the addition of the golf clubs, the renovation of the big house and the addition of Archerfield village. “All of the roads we used to use to access the beach are gone and replaced. “The best part of the job here has been seeing the estate open up to … [Read more...] about Drew’s dedication sees him reach 50 years’ service