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June 23, 2018 3:00 AM Recognition for York’s local heroes

THERE is now just one month left to nominate your local heroes for the 2018 York Community Pride awards. The annual prizegiving aims to celebrate residents who go the extra mile to help and inspire their community. The awards are run by The Press in partnership with City of York Council, which is sponsoring the Public Sector Hero category again this year. This award 5

June 17, 2018 10:31 PM Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago. The country's disaster agency said Sunday it suspended searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is "uninhabitable" and high risk. Volunteer firefighters continue to look for two missing colleagues 8

June 17, 2018 8:03 AM Volunteers are thanked by Basildon Hospital staff

All of the volunteers who contribute to Basildon Hospital enjoyed afternoon tea as a thank you from the staff. About 50 went along on Fridat. Among them was Ashton Watts, 82, who joined Basildon University Hospital back in 1980. He said: “I managed central stores where we accepted goods and deliveries for Basildon Hospital.” Ashton retired aged 70, in 2005. But after 5

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Anthony Nolan charity thanks University of York volunteers

BLOOD cancer charity Anthony Nolan is saying thank you to volunteers from York Marrow, who recruited 150 students to the stem cell register this academic year. The University of York is one of over 50 universities with a ‘Marrow’ society, the name given to blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan’s network of student volunteer groups. Marrow societies have recruited 5

June 7, 2018 8:03 AM Dover Lifeboat heads up mass Folkestone search after boat's 'Mayday' call

Volunteer lifeboat crews, police and the coastguard launched a mass search for a boat following a Mayday call from a ship. The Dover Lifeboat team were alerted to the emergency call at 12.20am today and the crews made their way to Folkestone where the call was made from. The Folkestone Coastguard and Kent Police were also tasked with finding the boat while 10

June 6, 2018 5:02 AM Friends of Dumers Lane call for help to fund after-school club in Radcliffe

The group will bid for £1,500 funding at the upcoming Pitch event in Radcliffe and have appealed to residents to give them their vote. Secretary Nicole Haydock said: "The aim of the hub is to encourage young people of school age to take part in activities, while learning about team-building, in a supportive and friendly environment. "We would be helping 4

June 5, 2018 7:51 AM Search for ‘capsized canoe’

TWO lifeboats raced to sea over concerns a canoeist might need rescuing on Saturday. Littlehampton RNLI was called at 3.13pm on Saturday by the UK Coastguard, reporting an unoccupied, capsized canoe. Both the station’s lifeboats, the rigid, ribbed Atlantic 85 “Renée Sherman” and the smaller inflatable D Class Ray of Hope, right, launched five minutes 7

May 27, 2018 10:26 AM Team from Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton win award from Macmillan Cancer Support

THE 100-strong team of volunteers from the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton have received a regional volunteer award. The accolade from Macmillan Cancer Support this month recognises dedication and commitment to support people affected by cancer in Sussex. The Horizon Centre volunteers won the Service Team of the Year Award in the South East. l shows 13

May 18, 2018 1:07 PM Seriously injured cyclist returns to scene of crash

A YORK mountain biking enthusiast has returned to the scene of a serious crash to complete one of local cycling’s great challenges. Ivan Astbury, 55, of Bishopthorpe, was seriously injured last year while competing in the annual Hamsterley Beast event. He decided to lay his demons to rest by completing the 20-mile course, raising £2,000 for charity in the process 20

May 13, 2018 9:01 AM Wiltshire Police support Mental Health Awareness Week

They will also be supporting one of their personal assistants, Emily Clark, in her fundraising efforts. Emily has bipolar disorder and is aiming to cycle the distance from Lands End to John O'Groats on a static bike at the county's police HQ in Devizes on Monday morning. The 26-year-old is doing this from 9am to 5pm every weekday next week to raise awareness 32