News / Dundee by Steven Rae June 25, 2019, 6:05 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Industry leaders have hailed the launch of a major decommissioning project as “firing the starting pistol” on a new era for Dundee. Augean North Sea Services will provide specialised industrial cleaning and waste management services to energy giant Shell for the Curlew floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The 236-metre vessel will be berthed in the Port of Dundee for about three months, and industry bosses have predicted its presence alone could attract significant interest from other firms. The work will ensure the environmental compliance of the FPSO before it is transported to Turkey to be dismantled and recycled later this year. It is hoped the contract will be the first of many at Dundee’s multi-million-pound decommissioning centre. Callum Falconer, chief executive of Dundeecom, said: “It’s really exciting … [Read more...] about Oil decommissioning work ‘start of a new era’ for Dundee
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Kepa Arrizabalaga started both qualifiers for the 2020 European Championship this month and he seems to have claimed the No.1 spot from David de Gea in the Spanish national side. The Chelsea goalkeeper could be about to start a new era and follow in the footsteps of some of the country's greatest shot-stoppers. We took a look back at the goalkeepers who make the starting spot their own for La Roja. Athletic Club's greatest ever 'keeper held the No.1 spot with Spain for a total of 12 years. He started at the 1964 European Championship and at the World Cup in 1966, with Spain failing to get past the group stage in the latter after winning the tournament in 1964. Iribar made his final appearance for La Roja in the quarter-finals of the 1976 European Championship against Germany. Miguel Angel was the starting goalkeeper at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina as Spain were knocked out in the first round. He made a total of 18 appearances for his country. The Real Sociedad legend played at the … [Read more...] about From Iribar to Kepa: The start of a new era in goal for Spain?
Active Northumberland has officially launched its new brand, marking the start of a new era for the charitable trust as it sets out its ambitious vision for the future. Under new leadership, and with strong backing from Northumberland County Council, Active Northumberland is working to be one of the most innovative and leading leisure trusts in the country.The Leisure Trust is responsible for managing leisure services across Northumberland including 15 gyms, 9 swimming pools and an array of specialist services.At the launch at Concordia Leisure Centre, those attending were able to hear inspirational stories from local people who have been supported by Active Northumberland staff through their personal health and fitness journeys.David Cumberlidge who started swimming at Wentworth Pool in Hexham talked about his experiences and swimming career, while ex olympic gymnast Craig Heap was compere. Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer talked about the council’s multi … [Read more...] about Launch event marks start of a new era for Active Northumberland
PUBLISHED: 10:53 23 May 2019 Daniel Wilkins Ben Ingham (inset) has been elected as the new leader of East Devon District Council. Picture: Ben Ingham Archant The election of an independent councillor as its leader has marked the start of a new era for the district council. Blackdown House, East Devon District Council's Honiton headquarters. Picture: Dan WIlkinsCllr Ben Ingham, of the Independent Group, was elected as leader of the council for the next 12 months at East Devon District Council's annual meeting on Wednesday (May 22).One of the major issues facing the council is expected to be plans for thousands of homes to be built across the wider area every year as part of the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan.The meeting was the first to be held since the May elections where the Independent Group seized control of the council from the Conservatives.Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Ingham said: "For the first time in nearly half a century, East Devon is no … [Read more...] about New leader marks the start of a new era for the district council
A new era of co-operation between The Alnwick Garden and the town’s traders has been heralded. Conducting her first meeting as the new chairman of Alnwick Chamber of Trade, Lisa Aynsley told members that she was really encouraged by talks she’d had with Garden director Mark Brassell.The relationship between the town-centre business community and the popular tourist attraction has not always been rosy, with traders believing more could be done to encourage visitors to visit the town.“We all experienced the fact that the Garden had a bumper Easter weekend and not a lot of that trade walked through into the town,” Lisa told the May meeting at the White Swan Hotel. “But Mark is really open to try to help, really open to have a conversation.”She also said it had to be a two-way relationship and Mark would also challenge the traders about working with the Garden.Lisa said: “The cafés in the town have had a bit of a lift, so people have started … [Read more...] about Sowing the seeds of a new era of working together