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August 8, 2018 5:03 AM MP urges Bolton charities to take advantage of £3 million pot

Charities and community groups can get sums from £500 to £20,000 and should apply before the August 15 closing date. Bolton North East MP David Crausby said: “There are so many excellent community projects in Bolton that could benefit from this chance to secure funding, get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service. "I’d strongly 6

August 3, 2018 10:23 AM Pair of Bolton MPs call for £100 billion funding to support new high-speed railway plans

It comes as part of a move to begin work on Northern Powerhouse Rail, also known as High Speed 3 or Crossrail North, which would build on connections made by HS2 once the railway line is completed. Bolton MPs Sir David Crausby and Yasmin Qureshi have both put their names to the plans, amid long-term complaints about the government's lack of effort to improve 9

July 27, 2018 2:39 PM Workshop boost for York Mediale

A YORK-based charity that organises summer workshops for young disabled people is set to receive a digital boost from media arts festival York Mediale this year. There will be a series of three workshops creating digital artworks – including dance, music and film - which will be run as part of IMPs (Inclusive Music Projects) by Accessible Arts & Media 10

July 25, 2018 2:44 PM £6 million work on York Theatre Royal wins national award

THE Theatre Royal, which last year won big in the York Design Awards following a £6 million refurbishment, has now picked up a top national prize as well. It won a special Conservation Area award in the recent Civic Voice design awards held at London’s Leadenhall. It also finished a close second in a public Civic Voice ‘People’s Choice’ vote in competition 4

July 25, 2018 2:00 PM Fun fuzzy tracks on new EP Skeletons by High/Low

THIS Friday sees the official release of a brand new album - titled Skeletons - by 90?s grunge influenced three piece High/Low. The eight track mini album is released on 10” vinyl, CD and download, through Instereo Records. It's been a couple of years since the band - lead singer and guitarist Steve Weston, bassist Lee Yates and drummer Dave Pankhurst 9

July 18, 2018 8:00 AM Expo South East 2018 will be held in Sussex for the first time at the South of England Event Centre in Ardingly

Carole Black from South East Construction Expo said: “Sussex really is leading the way with its exciting construction projects in Brighton and Hove and across East and West Sussex, so it is great to be able to hold the Construction Expo South East 2018 here. “The UK’s construction output stands at more than £110 billion per annum, accounts for ten per cent of employment 1

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a "big problem" for coral reefs. Rats decimate seabird 9

July 8, 2018 11:08 PM Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group announce partnership

The band’s catalogue includes some of the most celebrated and influential albums of all time, from 1971’s Sticky Fingers to 2016’s Grammy-winning Blue & Lonesome. UMG will continue to distribute the band’s music catalogue globally, with future projects and reissues to be released through UMG’s labels and networks around the world. Bravado, UMG’s brand 11

July 6, 2018 11:48 AM BBC’s Children in Need announces 2017 fundraising figure

BBC Children in Need raised more than £60 million in its latest charity drive. The charity has confirmed the total funds raised in the 2017 appeal which saw performances from Katie Melua, Rita Ora and Sam Smith in its annual show. Thanking the British public for their fundraising efforts, Children in Need announced that £60.7 million was raised for charitable 21

July 5, 2018 9:41 AM Community Pride nomination delight for Hempland Primary teacher Gareth Dyer

A POPULAR maths teacher says he is 'proud and delighted' to have been nominated for this year’s York Community Pride Awards. Gareth Dyer, who is the maths lead at Hempland Primary Academy in Heworth and a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) ambassador, was nominated for the Teacher of the Year award by Nicola Taylor, the mother of one of his pupils 5