' Warwick School Children Have a Taste of Being Homeless for Charity '

#AceUKNews – WARWICKSHIRE – June 09 – Eleven and 12-year-old boys from Warwick School had a small taste of the life of a homeless person for a night to raise funds for a homelessness charity.

One hundred year seven pupils at the school spent a night sleeping in cardboard boxes outdoors as part of the school’s fundraising efforts for Emmaus, which aims to help homeless people find permanent living arrangements.

Not only did the boys have to sleep in cardboard shelters, but they also first had to build them, using plastic bags and tape to help make them as waterproof as possible.

And then to help gear up for the night, the youngsters took part in a variety of physical and mental challenges, including a bungee run, dodge ball game, a quiz and team building exercises. Then a chapel service was held, which included a talk given by a representative from Emmaus.

The boys were then served soup by their headteacher Gus Lock at 11.30pm, before they attempted to get some sleep.

Emmaus was founded in Paris in 1949 and was brought to the UK 40 years later. It has now branches across the country. To find out more about the organisation, visit www.emmaus.org.uk

Read More: Kenilworth Weekly News – http://tinyurl.com/kthpcud


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` Royal Regiment of Fusiliers March Through My Home Town of Warwickshire as Heroes '

#AceUKNews – WARWICKSHIRE – June 06 – Kenilworth’s closest regiment will return to a heroes’ welcome when they parade to claim freedom of the county.

​(STAGED in Jordan�"s expansive desert, Exercise Pashtun Links has an impressive track record in preparing Royal Engineers for the IED threat in southern Afghanistan. But the package, which is run every six months, can also be a highly valuable experience for those working in support of the training as well as the sappers undertaking its scenarios. Members of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers proved this recently when tasked with adding a high degree of realism to serials for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Task Force.The Cyprus-based unit, which is currently on standby to deploy to Afghanistan as the Theatre Reserve Battalion, made the most of the mission by undertaking some arduous live firing. Maj Jim Bird, officer commanding A Company, explained how the landscape of Al Humayma in the south of the country had offered his men the high degree of realism required to test their weapons and tactics to the max.. Around 100 personnel undertook various drills ahead of their main objective in

Troops from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will march through Warwick town centre today (Friday).

The second battalion- which has strong links to Warwickshire – will then be awarded the ceremonial freedom by Warwickshire County 

The battalion already has freedom of Warwick district. The latest honour will extend to the whole of Warwickshire and allow them to march with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.

Cllr Richard Davies (Con, St Johns), who joined the town campaign to save the Fusiliers from government cuts, said it was an excellent example of support from all angles.

“I was very pleased that we were able to give the freedom of the district to our local regiment and am delighted to see that the county council has followed suit,” he said.

“It does not get any better than this and proves if indeed – such proof were ever needed – that we are in all tiers of local government in total support for our local regiment.”

The Fusiliers can trace their lineage through their historic regiments – The 6th of Foot, Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers.

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Courtesy of: Kenilworth Weekly News – June 06 – http://tinyurl.com/pwfgbwf

Two veterans who lived through the D-Day Landings in Normandy in June 1944 were honoured at an event at their care home near Leamington to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the historic event. 06/06/2014 – http://tinyurl.com/mba3l4b


#d-day, #kenilworth, #royal-fusiliers, #warwickshire

` Weekly Message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England on our Health and Well-Being ‘

#AceUKNews – LONDON – (PHE) – MAY 16 – Our epidemiologists, microbiologists and public health experts have been at the forefront of the global work around the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), the new SARS-like virus that began to emerge about 18 months ago.

On Wednesday we published the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which reflects data from 2008 to 2012 and looks at the food and nutrient consumption of children and adults in the UK.

Keeping with the theme, inactivity is the fourth leading cause of ill health in the UK, equivalent to smoking in its contribution to chronic disease and premature death, costing the NHS over £1 billion and society as a whole more than £6 billion n each year.

And finally, the winner of the Nursing Standard first annual award for Public Health Nursing which recognises an outstanding initiative or innovation which has demonstrably contributed to improving and protecting the public’s health is the Alcohol Day Detoxification Service run by Solent NHS Trust.

Warm congratulations to them.

PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND – MAY 16 – PDF – REPORT DS_Friday_message_16_May_2014_final.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311859/DS_Friday_message_16_May_2014_final.pdf


#london, #mers, #middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers-cov

` Sixty Eight Year-Old Woman Became Wedged Between Two Turrets After Falling 30 Feet at Wells Cathedral ‘

#AceUKNews – BRITAIN – April 29 – A woman became wedged between two turrets after falling up to 30ft during a tour of Wells Cathedral.

The 68-year-old was inside the tower when she fell and became trapped in a void between two walls 150ft up inside the bell tower, according to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service.

She suffered suspected broken wrists, a broken pelvis and abdominal injuries.

A rescue operation to free the woman was launched by fire-fighters. Paramedics, a doctor and an RAF helicopter also joined the effort.

The victim was given pain relief and then winched up to a stable platform at the cathedral in Somerset.

From there she was lifted to a safe area within the tower and then winched on board an RAF Sea King helicopter which took her to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

Sky News


#bristol, #britain, #devon, #raf, #somerset, #wells-cathedral

` Man Who Throttled 12-year old Girl Until Unconscious Gets Unpaid Community Service of 200 Hours ‘

#AceUKNews – INVERNESS – April 24 – A man who throttled a 12-year-old girl until she collapsed unconscious has been ordered to carry out unpaid community work.

Paul Flint-Elkins, 20, of Inverness, assaulted the girl after she called him “chicken”, an earlier hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

The child was among a group of girls jumping between walls near Ashie Lane in Inverness in March last year.

Flint-Elkins said he could do the same before refusing a dare to do so.

Sheriff Margaret Neilson agreed with a submission by defence lawyer Duncan Henderson that Flint-Elkins could be dealt with by a community-based disposal.

He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work as an alternative to prison.

BBC News



` Sand Sculptor Recreates ` Last Supper ‘ on Beach in Dorset Following in his Grandfathers Footsteps ‘

#AceUKNews – BRITAIN -April 19 – A sand sculptor is re-creating the Last Supper on a beach in Dorset.

Mark Anderson is sculpting the Easter scene on the beach at Weymouth

Artist Mark Anderson is sculpting the Easter scene in Weymouth, which depicts Jesus sharing a final meal with his apostles before his crucifixion.

Mr Anderson’s grandfather, Fred Darrington, took on the same project in the 1970’s

His grandfather, Fred Darrington, who was also a sand sculptor at the resort, took on the same project in the 1970’s.

Mr Anderson, who has been a sculptor for 28 years, said it was one of the most difficult challenges he had ever taken on.



#dorset, #easter, #jesus, #last-supper, #weymouth

Man Arrested over Shooting of ` Tommy Crossan ‘ IRA Who was Killed on Good Friday Anniversary ‘

#AceUKNews – NORTHERN IRELAND – April 19 – A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Northern Ireland after the shooting of a prominent republican hard-liner. Tommy Crossan, a senior member of the Continuity IRA, was fatally shot on Friday afternoon in west Belfast.

Tommy Crossan, a former leading figure in the Continuity IRA (CIRA) was gunned down in an office at a fuel depot in the grounds of an industrial complex on Friday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the arrested man was held in west Belfast by officers from its Serious Crime Branch and is being questioned at a police station in Antrim.

A priest attended to pray over Crossan, 43, after he was shot in West Belfast, an area long known as a republican heartland but which has been relatively peaceful in recent years, following the end of the IRA campaign in 1998.

Alex Attwood, West Belfast MLA for the nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), suggested three gunmen carried out the killing and detectives are examining the possibility that rival republican dissidents were involved in the murder.

Crossan had been strongly opposed to the 1998 peace deal. Northern Ireland has been predominantly peaceful since the signing of the Good Friday agreement.

However, there have been occasional outbreaks of sectarian violence, which have intensified over the past 18 months.

More than 3,600 have died in sectarian troubles between Catholic Irish nationalists and union protestants who wish to remain part of the UK since the ‘troubles’ began in the 1960’s.

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1. Man Arrested over Killing of Tommy Crossan http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/10775910/Man-held-over-killing-of-former-Continuity-IRA-leader.html


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