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September 15, 2018 1:13 AM ‘Despicable’ lorry driver jailed for £20k Lee Rigby charity theft

A “DESPICABLE” fraudster who failed to hand over more than £20,000 raised for the son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby was yesterday jailed for 2 years and a half. Lorry driver Gary Gardner was told he will serve half the sentence for two counts of fraud committed in the three years after the fusilier’s murder in 2013. The 56-year-old, who has previous 43

September 13, 2018 10:41 PM Strictly's Darcey Bussell tells schools: Make kids do more PE

DARCEY Bussell has called on school heads to get stricter over fitness for children and urged them to introduce two hours of PE a week. The Strictly Come Dancing judge opened up about her desire to get youngsters more active ahead of National Fitness Day on September 26. Organised by UK Active, last year the event helped get more than five million people 45

September 9, 2018 12:24 AM Last Night of the Proms SABOTAGED by REMOANERS who politicise music event with EU flags

THE LAST Night of the Proms has been sabotaged by a horde of Remoaners who flooded the Royal Albert Hall with EU flags and burrets as part of an anti-Brexit protest. The end of Britain’s world famous classical music festival wouldn’t be the same without its famously British traditions. Each year, the audience within the Albert Hall mark the end of the festival 41

September 7, 2018 8:11 AM Goring's American-themed party raises £7,035.85 for St Barnabas House in Worthing

It was part of the hospice’s The Big Get Together, encouraging people to gather with friends, family or colleagues to have fun and raise money for charity. Steve Brattle said: “This is the third year that we have held a themed party in aid of St Barnabas and in memory of my wife Debbie’s dad, Spencer Rayment, and sister, Dawn Madell. “Both Spencer and Dawn received 48

September 6, 2018 11:04 AM Pebley Beach gives boost to A Walk in My Shoes by Swindon Carers

SWINDON'S unpaid carers have been given a boost by car dealers Pebley Beach. The Suzuki and Hyundai franchise on Paddington Drive pledged to match every pound raised by the Swindon Carers initiative A Walk in My Shoes up to £1,500. Fundraisers went on to raise £1,573 at a sponsored walk, meaning the joint effort has raised £2,573 for the charity 39

September 6, 2018 4:00 AM Beacon in York will mark centenary of end of First World War

A LOCAL parish council is to join a national tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rawcliffe Parish Council has erected a beacon near Rawcliffe Pavilion, which will be lit on November 11 as part of the Battle’s Over events organised by national pageant master Bruno Peek. The day’s events will start at 6am, when 1,000 lone pipers 27

September 5, 2018 5:32 AM Community-owned pub opens its doors in Winterbourne Bassett

A COMMUNITY-owned village gastro pub in Winterbourne Basset has opened its doors after being saved from closure last year. The White Horse pub was threatened with closure after owners Wadworth put it up for sale in August 2017. Villagers alarmed at losing their only pub set up the Winterbourne Bassett Community Pub Ltd and raised £450,000 to buy the freehold 36

September 5, 2018 4:00 AM Fall in love with a museum piece during 'speed dating' event

A SERIES of free 'speed dating' events will help decide what York Castle Museum should display in the future. The consultations, at York St Mary’s in Castlegate, will see items on display - including an ivory whistle said to be owned by highwayman Dick Turpin. Helen Langwick, interpretation manager for the museum, said: “York Castle Museum is literally 48

September 3, 2018 8:01 AM Covingham school hosting exhibition for centenary of World War One's end

A COVINGHAM school will be honouring the centenary of the First World War's conclusion in November. Covingham Park Primary School will host a commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One on Saturday November 3. A pop-up museum will be set up in the school halls for visitors to peruse. Dining rooms will be decorated and staged 34

September 3, 2018 1:01 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain -- war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump -- came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died August 47