Newsbeat 28 August 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/newsbeat-45333450 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Just over a year ago, Brendon Urie hung up his bright red boots for the final time after starring in the musical Kinky Boots on Broadway. … [Read more...] about Panic! at the Disco in the West End?
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The former millionaire hotelier who sold his successful business and founded and financed a cancer charity is one of the new names which have been added to the ranks of Tyneside’s local heroes. Brian Burnie sold his Doxford Hall Hotel and land in Northumberland with the proceeds going to his Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, which now has 350 volunteers and operates 25 ambulances. The custom-made vehicles transport, free of charge, to and from hospital outpatients who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy cancer treatment. On Thursday, Brian was among the four new names for NewcastleGateshead’s riverside “Walk of Fame”, as nominated by local people for having made a significant contribution to the region over the past 60 years. The names join the existing 33 bronze plaques which currently make up the “Local Heroes” collection along NewcastleGateshead’s Quayside Mile from Baltic Square to the Swing Bridge, across the River Tyne, to … [Read more...] about The North East heroes honoured on the Quayside Walk of Fame
Heanor-born Harry Brazier’s diffident manner and schoolmasterly appearance hid a fierce patriotism and a wartime flying career that took him from the icy air above the Norwegian fjords to the heat of the deserts of the Middle East. Friends and neighbours who gathered to say goodbye to the veteran were given, in addition to the order of service for his funeral, a fascinating resume, penned before his death by Harry himself, of his wartime experiences. Many of those who met Harry, whether during his long teaching career, on the football grounds of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, where he was both player and administrator, or simply as the pleasant man exercising his dog around the village where he made his home in later years, had little or no idea of his activities during the Second World War. Like so many who had actually been there and done that on active service, he mostly kept his memories to himself. Harry died earlier this year, at the age of 94, one of a sadly dwindling … [Read more...] about Only after his death was story of Harry Brazier’s brave RAF war service revealed
Donald Trump has written explosive tweets, Russian diplomats have issued stark military warnings, and European leaders have urged caution. But as the row over the use of chemical weapons in Syria escalates, one set of voices risks being drowned out: that of ordinary Syrians themselves. For Kassem Eid, a 32-year-old who was until 2013 a resident of Moadhamiyeh, a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, the next step is simple. A victim of the chemical weapons the Syrian army has deployed on the country’s civilians, Eid says: “I think (the West) should kill Assad.” As with the 2017 Khan Sheikhoun incident where at least 74 people were killed by a nerve agent, the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded the Syrian regime was likely responsible for the 2013 attack witnessed by Eid. Like many of the Syrian residents, refugees and exiles HuffPost UK spoke to, Eid supports military intervention that would … [Read more...] about Kassem Eid Was Gassed In Syria In 2013 – This Is What He Wants The West To Do Now
PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 April 2018 Jon King Anneke Elwes and Abu. Picture: TOBY ELWES Archant A charity helping refugees make friends with British citizens to help them overcome loneliness has launched an urgent appeal for volunteers. HostNation was set up in April last year to help men and women fleeing persecution in their own countries get to know their new communities, helping to stop them feeling lonely and isolated. The charity has since initiated 75 friendships between supporters and refugees across the capital including among others a chef from Ukraine, a cyclist from the Congo and an Afghan doctor. Nalini, 31, a Sri Lankan asylum seeker, living in Upton Park said: “I’d like to know more about the culture I’m living in.” And Hassan, 20, a Syrian refugee living in West Ham, said: “I arrived quite recently and wanted a friend to get to know the area and improve my English. I like to have fun and enjoy hip-hop. I wanted to have someone I could … [Read more...] about HostNation refugee charity appeals for volunteers