Approximately 200 members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion will be deployed to Estonia, equipped with infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), SPIKE antitank missiles, and 120mm mortars, and complete with a combat engineer and combat support unit. The unit is to arrive in Estonia with some 100 pieces of combat equipment, including 35 IFVs and 65 support vehicles, daily Postimees reported on Monday.The Chasseurs Ardennais are based out of Marche-en-Famenne in Wallonia, Southern Belgium. Their motto is "Resist and bite!" and their insignia features a wild boar's head.Asked by Postimees why it is that Belgians in particular will be coming to Tapa Army Base, Liis Mure, director of the NATO and European Union Department of the Ministry of Defence, said that the involvement of new allies in the multinational battle group is decided in cooperation between NATO, Estonia and the UK, the last of which is serving as the battle group's leading country."The most important criteria is … [Read more...] about Belgian unit to serve in NATO Battle Group Estonia next year
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A Guisborough chippy is celebrating after being recognised with a prestigious national award. Hutton Lane Fish Shop has become the first on Teesside to be recognised with the prestigious National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Fish & Chip Quality Award. The business, on Esk Close, is one of only 225 outlets in the UK recognised with the award, which identifies those serving the highest quality fish and chips. Inspectors make a thorough assessment of the premises, equipment, working practices, hygiene standards and management controls, along with the quality and taste of cooked fish and chips. Owners Alan and Rita Jackson said: "We are delighted to achieve this prestigious award. "To be recognized as one of the top fish and chip shops by the NFFF is indeed an honour and a credit to our hardworking staff who I would like to offer my sincere thanks for their continued hard work and efforts to maintain our excellent reputation. "The award doesn't just represent the fish and chips we … [Read more...] about This Teesside chippy has been named one of the best in the UK
It's one of the best loved Christmas films from the noughties - and it's having a makeover. It's back to Whoville as Dr Suess' The Grinch will be hitting cinema screens once again ahead of the festive season. The animated film is released in the UK on November 9, 18 years after the original live-action version, Dr Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the title character and is joined by Pharrell Williams as the Narrator, Angela Lansbury as the Mayor of Whoville and Kenan Thompson, of Keenan and Kel fame, as jolly Whoville citizen Bricklebaum. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Young actress Cameron Seely, who played Helen Barnum in smash-hit film The Greatest Showman,will voice the character of Cindy Lou Who. To celebrate the release of the film, Odeon cinemas are offering every … [Read more...] about When is The Grinch out in the UK and what is the cast?
A Huddersfield woman is walking more than 2,000 miles to visit every RAF base in the UK. Emma Knutzen has close family connections with the RAF and so is doing the mammoth trek which will take to raise money for the RAF Association. Her son, 19-year-old Jake, serves in the RAF Regiment and her late grandmother, Eva Rowland, was in the Salvation Army alongside her husband, William, during the Second World War and both achieved the rank of brigadier. Emma, 41, of Fenay Bridge, said: “My grandmother has always been an inspiration to me as she literally served the troops for most of her life. She had highs, when she served egg and chips to Winston Churchill, and lows, when the boys did not come back from their missions. There were comedy moments when the marines stole her large frying pan and then returned to port with it hanging from the mast. There were also historical moments when they watched the Lancaster bombers for the famous Dambusters raid take off. She even knew Guy Gibson … [Read more...] about Why this Huddersfield mum is walking 2,000 miles to RAF base in the UK
Until recently, burger joints could get away with murder when it came to non-meat options. A giant slippery mushroom slathered in ketchup between two buns, or even worse, a nondescript sweetcorn mush reminiscent of deep-fried baby food. But with around half a million people in the UK now identifying as vegan, rabbit food patties just don’t cut the mustard anymore. Here are some of the best places to get a vegan burger in the UK, if you want to go meat free. Vurger Co It’s all in the name at Vurger, where the burgers are vegan, and made out of vegetables, seeds, nuts and grains. They get pretty whacky, with the best-selling Tabasco Auburger made from aubergines, chickpeas, red onion and vegan cheese. Try the superb mac’n’cheese on the side too. Then for those that really want to push the boat out, wash down your patty with a famous Vurger shake, and trust me, you’ll feel like a healthy million dollars. Vurger opened their first permanent site in Shoreditch … [Read more...] about Where to get the best vegan burgers in the UK