Year of events will celebrate historic Darlington church’s renovation

The church, which was consecrated in 1838, is a grade II Listed historic building and will now host a year of events starting on February 20 to celebrate the success of the renovation work. The events include an appearance by a vintage singing group, a choral concert, an appearance by a silver band, an art exhibition, summer fair, talks and an event featuring television antiques expert David Harper. It is expected that the church improvements will enable the congregation to grow and Read more [...]

Council Backs Right Royal Clean Up

Council Backs Right Royal Clean Up Cheshire West and Chester Council is supporting a campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities.  Members of Parkgate Community Spirit after a litter pick last year. They will be joining the 'Clean for the Queen' campaign in March. ‘Clean for The Queen' aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen's 90th birthday in April.The campaign, backed by anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and Read more [...]

Castledawson bakery listed among top 20 in the UK

Staff at Ditty’s Home Bakery in Castledawson said they were both delighted and surprised to be chosen as one of the UK’s top 20 bakeries. The listing which appeared in The Telegraph came completely out of the blue according to store manager Clifford Brimley, but he said owner Robert Ditty was “pleased”. Some mouth watering buns “We don’t really know how it came about,” said Mr Brimley. “We got a call from one of the Read more [...]

Retail: Europe’s listed sector comes of age

Europe’s listed retail companies are growing in scale and confidence as they set about redefining shopping centres. Mark Faithfull reports Size, it would appear, does matter. Europe’s listed real estate companies may have operated in the shadow of the market’s non-listed investment giants, but collaboration, consolidation and an appetite for redefining retail destinations is changing that perception. At the heart of the transformation are two French-Dutch mergers and a UK retail sector growing Read more [...]

Pressure mounts to strip Sheikh Mohammed’s Dubai venue of 2016 world championship endurance event

The Swiss federation has suggested a boycott, while the Dutch announced on Friday that if the FEI could not wrest back control, it would consider its own measures. A petition launched on Friday, also requesting reallocation of the championship event, drew more than 2,000 signatures in its first 36 hours.The UAE was suspended for four months last March for horse welfare violations, after a catalogue of doping, horse fatality and falsified results scandals, many exposed by The Telegraph. Read more [...]

Tattershall news

Tattershall with Thorpe Parish Council has thanked all who helped and supported Christmas events, including the much appreciated Military Wives Choir. The “Light Up with Christmas Trees” project proved a success, with eight businesses taking part plus the small trees added to surround the large tree in the Market Place Square.Over the last 10 months, a condition survey has been carried out for the church wall in Holy Trinity churchyard, which is a listed scheduled Read more [...]

SURGE your way into the startup ecosystem

With Bangalore nurturing the most number of startups in the country, figuring in the top 20 cities in the world in the startup ecosystem ranking, and the incredible energy and the youthful buzz that surrounds the IT capital, it was inevitable for Web Summit, the internationally influential tech and startup event to launch their Indian event SURGE in the city. The two-day event promises to be a significant and exciting event in the startup sector. SURGE 2016 to be held over Read more [...]

Letter: Rialto Square Theatre – The Herald

To the Editor:Listed on the United States National Register of Historical Places is the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet. This year makes the 90th anniversary of its opening. Some of the best performers in entertainment have graced the stage over the years but the financial security of the beloved theater is in question.In December of last year, Joliet Councilman Larry Hug urged the city of Joliet to stop its annual donation to the Rialto Square Theatre. It has been said without Read more [...]

Thailand, Portugal, France… where could F1 race?

Last month saw the roar (well, the sound) of F1 engines firing up on French soil for the first time for a few years as Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren do their bit to assist Pirelli and its two-day wet weather tyre test around the Paul Ricard Circuit in the south of France.While the choice of Paul Ricard is more down to facilities that allow a regulated dousing of the circuit for its intended purposes, rather than for nostalgic reasons, it is one of only a few venues (other than those Read more [...]

Summer school scandal

Cherwell has learned that Varsity Education, criticised by members of the University last year, is continuing to off er a controversial £3,595 course and is advertising academics’ involvement without their knowledge or consent. Varsity Education advertises itself on Twitter as being able to “hone your interview and application skills so you get into the University that you’ve always dreamt of,” as well as off ering “inside knowledge” if you enroll on their two-week course, Read more [...]