0 Post a comment Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Local historian Ceri Joseph of Porthcawl Museum continues her fascinating series on life in Porthcawl 100 years ago, when World War One was still raging. This week, she looks at April 1918. The role of aviation evolved rapidly throughout the First World War. What began as a means for reconnaissance soon had to adapt new roles. Fighter aircraft were developed to shoot down enemy planes whilst other aircraft were equipped to drop bombs. By 1917, the growing superiority of German fighter planes, and the bombing of England by Zeppelins, led to an authorised review of British Air Services by South African General Jan Smuts. ‘The Smuts Report’ resulted in the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to form the Royal Air Force and the Women’s Royal Air Force. The world’s first … [Read more...] about Did the brother of a Porthcawl man shoot down the Red Baron? Porthcawl at war, April 1918, by Ceri Joseph.
It's a massive six days coming up for Liverpool, it doesn't get any bigger. There are two quarter-final ties in the Champions League against a top team in Manchester City with the Merseyside derby against Everton sandwiched in between. The only way it would be bigger for Liverpool would be if Manchester United were involved somehow! The fixture list for Liverpool has played into Everton's hands somewhat and this is where we will find out the true depth of Jurgen Klopp's squad. Klopp will know he will have freshen it up because the magnitude of these three games is huge. In this day and age it's the reason you have bigger and better squads to utilise these players in different games. They can come in and change it around, and I think Klopp might just do that against Everton. Both Klopp and Pep Guardiola will not go against their principals one bit in these two Champions League games. They will do what they do best, which is attack. They are the two best footballing sides in the Premier … [Read more...] about It’s a huge week for the Reds, it doesn’t get any bigger!
Quiz PUBLISHED: 08:21 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 31 March 2018 Red Arrows appear as part of Cromer Carnival. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY Archant When we hear the roar of their jet engines and their red, white and blue smoke trails, few people would feel the need to look skywards and ask what was going on. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team known as the Red Arrows is renown the world over and needs no introduction. And people in Norfolk will once again get the chance to see these airborne daredevils in action, now that they have confirmed their appearance at this year’s Cromer Carnival on Wednesday, August 15. But how well do you really know the Red Arrows? We’ve complied this quiz for you to put your knowledge of the famous flying team to the test. Red Arrows in Cromer doing the circle manouver. Picture: DANIEL JAMES Don’t forget to share this page on social media, and challenge your friends and family to do better in the quiz! The Red Arrows. Picture: … [Read more...] about How well do you know The Red Arrows?
IT'S THAT time of the year again... and I'm not talking Easter. Nope, this is MUCH more important - it's the start of bowel cancer awareness month, a fight very close to my heart. And to really ram home the message this year, in a post-op delirious state, I ordered a poo emoji costume - for a six-year-old, but that didn't stop me trying it on! Along with The Sun's health team, my aim this month is to get you to the top of the bowel cancer beating, poo class. What are the things you should be watching out for? What's normal and what's not? And how can you keep your guts in good shape? Listen up, so you don't have to go through the sh*t I do... In true teacher style, I thought I'd kick the month off by taking you back to the beginning - always a good place to start. And, it will help explain exactly WHY I'm so keen to get you talking and thinking about your tummy. My aim... to make sure you don't have to go through the same sh*t I do. I've always had a dodgy tummy, it got really bad … [Read more...] about Don’t make the same mistakes I did! These are the red-flag signs of bowel cancer you need to know
PATSY Palmer wowed as she was joined by her model daughter Emilia on the red carpet at The National Film Awards last night. The former EastEnders star, 45, looked classy in a navy dress, which perfectly complemented her copper hair. Emilia, 16, also shone in a black dress with floral embroidery and sheer arms and legs. The mother-and-daughter pair posed together before Patsy had some individual shots. Earlier this year Patsy's surprising career change was revealed - she's become a feminist campaigner. The actress - who is most famous for playing Bianca Jackson in the BBC soap until 2014 - has reinvented herself with her own foundation to help women in Hollywood. A source told the Sunday Mirror: "Patsy has completely turned her life around and is a massive champion for women in Hollywood. "This cause is incredibly important to her. She is supporting and motivating a lot of women through her foundation." The group, Commonwealth Lifestyle Foundation is also supporting the Time's Up … [Read more...] about Patsy Palmer and her model daughter Emilia, 16, wow on the red carpet at The National Film Awards