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August 24, 2018 6:54 PM Tea party helping a peaceful place

A CHARITY held an annual fundraising tea party event and collected more than £700. Dementia charity Peaceful Place held the fundraising event at Porters the Mayors Parlour, Southend on Saturday August 4. The guests at the event enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with plenty of sweet treats. There was also a special guest at the summers event, mayor of Southend 10

August 19, 2018 7:31 AM Kids to play part at York City

YORK City will be staging a Junior Volunteer Day when Blyth Spartans visit Bootham Crescent on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27. Young season ticket holders who are aged seven to 11 will have the rare opportunity to play an ‘off-the-field’ matchday role, which could include helping the matchday announcer introduce the teams, selling programmes and 50-50 tickets 13

August 16, 2018 7:00 AM Exotic animals pay a visit to dementia centre

A HOST of exotic creatures paid a visit to a Rochford centre for people with young onset dementia. Members, staff and volunteers from Peaceful Place in Dalys Road spent the day with the animals from RC Exotics, an animal shelter on Canvey. The furry, and not so furry, visitors included a giant continental rabbit, puppies, baby rats, an African grey parrot 8

August 13, 2018 11:29 AM Italy demands Britain takes in 141 migrants on Gibraltan rescue boat

Italian transport minister Danilo Toninelli refuses the Aquarius permission to dock as charities call on European nations to help. The group was picked up in the Mediterranean Sea by French humanitarian workers on Friday. Italian officials refused them permission, continuing a commitment not to let ships run by humanitarian groups dock there 10

August 11, 2018 8:21 AM Teenager’s daring skydive for Air Ambulance charity

Its Helicopter Emergency Medical Service responds to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies 24 hours a day. The skydive takes place on Saturday, August 25, across Salisbury Plain. Nathan said: “I can confirm that I will be paying the £225 jump cost myself and no donations will be used to pay for me to complete my skydive 13

August 1, 2018 3:13 PM Marie Curie in York volunteer appeal

A CHARITY is looking looking for people to join their York fundraising group. Marie Curie is to help raise vital funds so that their nurses can continue to provide care for people with terminal illnesses in the comfort of their owns homes. Set up almost four years ago, the team of four volunteers has worked tireless on annual campaigns such as the Great 21

August 1, 2018 9:43 AM Terrified dog found hiding in oven after deadly Greece fire

Hundreds of animals are thought to have died in the terrifying blaze - but one lucky dog managed to stay safe. The poodle-cross was singed yellow, had burned eyelashes and was having trouble breathing when it was discovered in what is believed to be an outdoor oven. Last week's fire in Mati was one of two which broke out near Athens, killing around 90 people 7

July 26, 2018 3:45 PM Volunteers sought to help at Hawkwell weekly junior parkrun

ORGANISERS of the Hawkwell junior parkrun have praised the more than 100 volunteers helping to make the event possible each week. The 23rd event took place at the weekend. They started holding the run in February. The weekly two-kilometre run for children aged four to 14 takes place at 9am every Sunday morning at Clements Hall Recreation Ground and has around 9

July 20, 2018 11:15 AM Malton bid for top UK dog town

ANIMAL lovers are being urged to make Malton the UK’s most Dog Friendly Town. The town is bidding to take the 2018 crown from existing title holders, Melton Mowbray. Many of the town’s businesses are already dog friendly with the Talbot Hotel welcoming canine guests with in-room extras. Events are also held to support Ryedale Dog Rescue, including Malton 5

July 1, 2018 7:38 PM Correction: Florida-Puerto Ricans story

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - In a story June 30 about Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, The Associated Press reported erroneously that about 2,000 Puerto Ricans are using federal housing assistance vouchers to stay at Florida hotels. Nearly 1,700 Puerto Ricans are staying in hotels across the country, not just Florida. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A civil 8