A town’s top 10 youngsters will be championed at a ceremony this week as police celebrate the good deeds they have done in their own community. Peterlee’s Young Heroes Awards will be held on Friday as it makes its return following its debut last year.Led by the town’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, the awards are hosted in partnership with Peterlee Town Council at Shotton Hall.It aims to recognise under 18s from across the area who have achieved something out of the ordinary or have shown a strength in character to help others and is part of a wider effort to ensure young people are diverted from crime and anti-social behaviour.The East Durham presentation night was deemed such a success it is now to be rolled out elsewhere in County Durham.Chief Inspector Lee Blakelock said: “The Young Heroes is us trying to push out the good news about young people and the concept originally came about because we saw on social media a lot of opinions around young people that … [Read more...] about Young are at the heart of town’s celebration night
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WalesOnline has been named News Website of the Year at the Wales Media Awards for the third year running. The industry award was presented at a ceremony at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff, hosted by broadcasters Lucy Owen and Jonathan Hill. Judges praised WalesOnline for its compelling reading whose “high-quality journalism throws light on the richness, diversity and, at times, the bleak underbelly of life in Wales.” “This website demonstrates a range of stories, from the hard hitting and the investigative to the light hearted,” the panel said. Our win marked a spectacular night, with trophies for individual journalists from WalesOnline and other titles owned by our parent company Reach. WalesOnline’s editor in chief Paul Rowland said: "We're all thrilled to retain our website of the year award, which is testament to so much hard work from everyone in the team. "I'm also really proud to see so many of our exceptional individuals … [Read more...] about WalesOnline named news website of the year at Wales Media Awards
A pupil at Derry’s St. Mary’s College has been awarded the title of ‘GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.’ Fifteen-years-old Maeve Stillman won the coveted accolade at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers’ competition, for her project “Investigating the Effect of Activated Charcoal on the Absorptions of Medications.”Maeve’s project focuses on how activated charcoal supplements affect the absorption of everyday or common medicines, such as paracetamol.The talented teenager reached the UK finals having won a place at The Big Bang Fair (Northern Ireland). Over 500 finalists were selected to show their ideas at The Big Bang Fair where 10 were then shortlisted to pitch Dragon’s Den-style to a panel of VIP judges which included Nikki Yates (senior vice president of European mid-sized markets for GSK), Dallas Campbell (The Gadget Show and Bang Goes The Theory TV presenter) and Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon (Co-founder of STEMettes).The … [Read more...] about St. Mary’s pupil Maeve is named ‘UK Young Scientist of the Year’
The Grand Finalists in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2019 have been revealed this week following an intensive eight-month judging process, supported by a record 18,000 public votes. West Sussex dominates the field but we are proud to see a St Leonards based finalist - The BBQ Project in the running.The company operate a distinctive Citroen H van to serve up fresh local produce and innovative bbq style dishes at events, festivals, fairs and weddings.SEE ALSO: St Leonards woman stole nearly £200 of champagne from Marks and Spencers in the run-up to ChristmasThey are one of three finalists in the Sussex Street Food of the Year category and are up against two West Sussex businesses.One of only three East Sussex Finalists is Sussex Farmers Market of the Year, sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery.Lewes is up against farmers markets from Shoreham and Chichester.Young Sussex Farmer of the Year category, sponsored by the South of England Agricultural Society in association with … [Read more...] about St Leonards business named as a finalist in the prestigious Sussex Food and Drink Awards.
PUBLISHED: 07:51 17 March 2019 Gareth Wilson Outgoing Suffolk Constabulary chief constable Gareth Wilson. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant In his final column before he retires, Suffolk police chief constable GARETH WILSON reflects on a week which saw the best and the worst of the county - from the conviction of Tavis Spencer-Aitken’s killers in Ipswich, to an awards ceremony recognising police officers’ work. The build up to this column has been a week in which we have seen both the best and worst of the world and the county has had to deal with. Over the past 14 weeks, friends and family of Tavis have had to listen to the evidence presented in Ipswich Crown Court, including accounts of his last moments. One of the most privileged roles I have had in policing is that of a senior investigating officer responsible for investigating around 100 murders, suspicious deaths and other serious crimes. Even with that experience, I cannot start to … [Read more...] about Knife crime shows failure to teach young people right and wrong, says top police officer