BBC Birmingham News Feeds
- Bucket list student Matt Greenwood 'overwhelmed by support'
- Villa face Spurs trip in FA Cup
- West Brom & Watford charged by FA for failing to control players
- Woakes named in England ODI squad
- Police worker hid domestic violence injuries from colleagues
- Birmingham man, 101, on trial for child sex abuse
- Tony Pulis: West Brom manager hopes early-season form will help attract players
- Dave Edwards: Wolves midfielder agrees new contract to 2019
- FA Cup: Stourbridge's Gary Hackett frustrated by Northampton 'anti-climax'
- Nadine Foster death: Two charged over Hagley Road crash
BBC Bristol News Feed
- Bristol City to play Shrews or Fleetwood
- Pat Lam: Bristol appoint Connacht boss from next season on three-year contract
- Darrell Clarke: Bristol Rovers manager urges January investment in squad
- Jake Andrews: Guernsey FC's Bristol City loanee happy to play home games
- Shirehampton death: Three 'may have witnessed fatal attack'
- Bristol Harbour Finzels Reach bridge brought in by barge
- Bristol Rovers 1-2 Barrow
- Bristol City duo Jake Andrews and Kodi Lyons-Foster join Guernsey FC on loan
- MetroBus bridge work to shut busy Winterstoke Road
- Three jailed for 'appalling' sex trafficking offences in Bristol
Cornwall Council News feed
- £115,000 in Community Chest grants awarded to voluntary and community groups in Cornwall
- Health and care on the agenda for the China Clay Community Network Panel meeting
- Health and care plan and policing on the agenda for Launceston Community Network Panel meeting
- Camelford Community Network Panel meeting to discuss air quality and proposals to transform health and care
- Nature does a lot for us… you can do a lot for nature……. Cornwall leads the way with the Environmental Growth Strategy
- Cornwall leads the way with Environmental Growth Strategy
- Keeping warm safely
- Community groups celebrate at St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel meeting
- International Day for Disabled People - Equipment Amnesty
- Helston and South Kerrier Community Network Panel to discuss Public Rights of Way and NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plan
BBC Essex News Feed
- Ryedale aircraft crash: Student pilots 'unable to recover from spin'
- Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to captain England in 2017-18 Ashes
- Man and woman found dead in car on Essex housing estate
- Husband ordered to leave home over wife mistreatment claims
- Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to win UK Championship final
- Millwall v Braintree Town
- Clacton girl, 3, praised for life-saving 999 call
- UK Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan dreadful - Mark Williams
- UK Championship 2016: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Williams to reach semis
- River crossing mocked in Christmas song
BBC Hampshire News Feed
- Southampton drawn at Norwich in FA Cup
- Clubs warned about ex-Southampton football coach accused of abuse
- Dawson included in England ODI squad
- Rail minister refuses Southern rail dispute intervention
- Sam McQueen: Southampton defender agrees long-term contract until 2021
- Nicholas Eggington jailed for Cheam School sex offences
- Cheeki Rafiki yacht deaths: Douglas Innes denies manslaughter
- Ex-Southampton football coach accused of abuse 'not vetted'
- Body found in bushes in Hook near housing estate
- Eastleigh 3-3 FC Halifax Town
BBC Manchester News Feeds
- Turner Prize: Helen Marten wins 2016 award
- Man City face West Ham trip in FA Cup
- Chinatown fire: Deaths of rough sleepers treated as murder
- Manchester City v Celtic
- Manchester City and Chelsea charged over player behaviour
- Sex abuse footballers 'want to be free of pain'
- Man chased and detained by Manchester Metrolink security staff dies
- Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker banned for four games for David Luiz foul
- Metrolink tram driver sacked for speeding on Oldham line
- Lincoln City v Oldham Athletic
BBC Lincolnshire News Feed
- Lincoln to face Ipswich in third round
- Farage campaigns in front of misspelt constituency poster
- Lincoln City v Oldham Athletic
- Man killed in Lincolnshire road crash
- Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's political week in 60 seconds
- Brussels sprouts under Christmas threat after summer moth invasion
- RAF Waddington amputee Spitfire pilot flies solo
- Gainsborough Christmas lights: Jewellery stolen during switch-on
- Red Arrows complete 'Best of British' world tour
- Lincolnshire GPs 'face pressure' from surgery closures
Amersham News Views and Information News Feed
- Amie Fit at home Personal Training
- Rotary in Amersham Celebrates its 70th Charter This Year
- Thames Hospice to Open Seventeenth Shop in Old Amersham – December 2
- “Religion: A Threat to us All?” – Talk By Present of National Secular Society – 14 December
- Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society – Haydn: The Creation – December 3
- Calling all former employees of Amersham’s Goya or Brazils/Bowyers
- Chiltern Humanists host “My Death, My Decision” A talk by Phil Cheatle 8 November
- 2nd Amersham Common Scout Group Jumble Sale – Amersham – 15 October
- Autumn Craft Fair for Christian Aid – Amersham – 29 October
- Sew Much Fun Workshops – Amersham – 25 October
Amie Fit at home Personal Training
Now open for business
Will come to your home, with all equipment provided
Free Consultation – £30/hr or £100 for 4 sessions
HOSPICE TO OPEN SEVENTEENTH SHOP IN OLD AMERSHAM
What: Thames Hospice Old Amersham shop launch
When: Friday 2nd December 2016 at noon
Where: 2-4 The Broadway, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0HP
Adding to its expanding portfolio of shops across East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire, Thames Hospice is delighted to announce the launch of its Old Amersham store, 2-4 The Broadway, on Friday 2nd December 2016.
Joining in a day of celebration for the town, with Old Amersham Business Association’s Late Night Shopping Evening from 6pm, the shop will officially open at noon and stay open until celebrations stop at 10pm. Shop staff and volunteers will be joined by Councillor Mark Vivis, a Thames Hospice Ambassador and members of its medical team to cut the ribbon and celebratory cake and there will be refreshments and a glass of bubbly for shoppers.
With a stylish, bespoke interior, this store will offer a unique charity shopping experience in a new location. Julie Rowley, Director of Retail at Thames Hospice, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our Old Amersham shop. We are very excited to be expanding our Home Studio line and offering our specialist, upcycled furniture and accessories in the new store. The money generated will enable us to care for more people in the local community. We hope you can join us to celebrate our opening.”
The store will stock quality, pre-loved ladies and men’s fashion, a concession of new bags and accessories and a stunning selection of Christmas decorations, cards and jumpers ahead of the fast-approaching festive season. There will also be a dedicated Home Studio department, where customers will be able to purchase Frenchic furniture paint and stylish homeware items, upcycled by a creative team of volunteers. Thames Hospice, Old Amersham will open Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm
THE NATIONAL SECULAR SOCIETY IS 150 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR.
Chiltern Humanists have invited the NSS President, Terry Sanderson, to talk on “Religion: A Threat to us All?”
Founded in 1866, the NSS is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and Terry Sanderson has agreed to talk to us. The NSS works towards a society in which all citizens, regardless of religious belief, or lack of religious belief, can live together fairly and cohesively. It campaigns for a secular democracy with a separation of religion and state, where everyone’s Human Rights are respected equally.
Terry has been President of the NSS since 2008. Prior to that he was for many years a gay activist. In his autobiography, The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual , he wrote At the beginning of this story I, along with every other gay man in the country, was a sexual outlaw. If I had expressed my sexual preference for those of my own sex I could have ended up in prison. Now, six decades later, I am about to exercise my option to be married to my male partner. During that time, religion has staged a revival that could conceivably reverse everything that gay people have achieved. In Europe, only a few short years ago, religion was regarded as being in its death throes. Now it is renewing itself in new and more frightening forms, with the potential to threaten us all.
Is he right? If so, what can or should we do about it? Discuss these issues with Terry, and with Keith Porteous-Wood, NSS General Secretary, who will also be there.
Mulled wine and mince pies provided!!!
date: 14 December 2016
venue: Large Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH
Ample parking available.
event web: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk
Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society – Amchor
Haydn: The Creation
Conductor: Mark Austin
Saturday 3 December 2016, 7.30
St Mary’s Church,
Tickets http://WeGotTickets.com/amchor or tel. 07702 608314
Calling all former employees of Goya or Brazils/Bowyers
Amersham Museum is looking for former employees of Amersham’s large post war employers – the toiletries manufacturer, Goya and the meat and pie manufacturer, Brazil’s (which later became Bowyers) to come and share their memories of working for these two important local companies.
On Thursday 1st December between 2pm and4pm, museum curator, Emily Toettcher is running a session for ex-employees of Brazil’s or Bowyers in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6 with tea, coffee and cake served as refreshments.
On Monday 5th December, again from 2pm-4pm and in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6, former Goya employees will have a chance for them to relive their memories of their work days. Once again, tea, coffee and cake served. We would love to hear your stories of working at Goya.
“We would love to hear from both sets of former employees and provide an opportunity to share their memories with each other.” Emily explains. “We need to capture these memories so that future generations have a better understanding of what local life was like in the 20th century.”
People’s stories will be collected and recorded for the museum’s archive and some will feature in a new exhibition when the museum reopens in 2017. This is part of the People’s Story of the 20th Century project which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Brazil’s/Bowyers session takes place on Thursday 1st December, 2pm-4pm. The Goya session is Monday 5th December, 2pm-4pm. Both take place in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill.
If you are interested in attending either session, please come along on the afternoon or email Emily@amershammusuem.org or phone on 01494 723700 for more information.
Chiltern Humanists host “My Death, My Decision” A talk by Phil Cheatle.
MDMD is a right to die campaign organisation which wants to see a more compassionate approach to dying in the UK, including giving people the opportunity to have a medically assisted death if that is their considered choice.
They believe that medically assisted dying should be available to all mentally competent adults with incurable health problems that reduce their quality of life permanently below the level they are willing to accept, provided this is their own persistent request.
date: 8 November 2016
venue: Wendover Public Library, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU. We meet in the room on the left as you approach the Library entrance. There is ample free parking.
cost: Free. Just come along. All welcome.
2nd Amersham Common Scout Group Jumble Sale
date: Saturday 15th October
time: 9.30-12 noon
venue: St John’s Church Hall
Autumn Craft Fair for Christian Aid
10 Craft Stalls, plus stalls for cakes, books, plants, gifts, toys, Christmas cards
and paper. Traidcraft Stall. Coffee and lunches available
date: Saturday 29 October
time: 10.00 am 3.00 pm
venue: Amersham Free Church,
corner of Woodside and Sycamore Roads
cost: Free entry
tel: 01494 725207
Sew Much Fun Workshops will hold 3 sewing workshops for
children and adults at Amersham Free Church.
10am – 12pm Mummy & Me Workshop
you and your child will be making beautiful rosettes (one
each), which will then be turned into either ponytail holder
All materials included.
Minimum age 7.
£20 per family (£5 per additional child please mention in
Places limited to 10 families.
2pm – 4pm Double Ruffle Scrunchie Workshop
Children will be making beautifully frilly double ruffle
using sewing machines.
No sewing machine experience required.
All materials included.
Minimum age 7.
Places limited to 8 children.
7pm – 9pm Adult Beginners: Patchwork Cushion Workshop
A workshop for adult (and young adults) beginners who are
afraid of sewing machines.
You will learn not only that sewing machines are not scary,
but also how to make a pretty patchwork cushion.
No sewing machine experience required.
All materials included.
Places limited to 8.
time: 10am – 9pm
venue: Amersham Free Church
cost: £20 – £30
Chiltern Humanists Afternoon Meeting
“SACREs with Elaine Lever”
Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (SACREs) exist for all local authority areas, and are made up of teachers, religious leaders and Councillors. Some, but not all, admit Humanists into membership (Herts does not).
date: Tuesday 11th October 2016
venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH
cost: Free. Everyone welcome.
Chesham Theatre Company presents Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” murder mystery play
date: 10-12 November 2016
time: Nightly 7.45pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm
venue: Elgiva Theatre
St Marys Way
Chesham, HP5 1HR
tel: 01494 582900
Chiltern Humanists September Meeting.
The 2016 season starts with Andrew Copson, the British Humanists Association Chief Executive. Humanists make their ethical decisions based on reason and empathy after assessing the facts of the situation and the probable consequences of their actions for themselves. But does this mean that there are no figures that Humanists can look to for inspiration or in admiration?
date: 13th September
venue: Wendover Library Room, High Street, Wendover, Bucks
cost: Free. All welcome.
Lt. Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts.
The Festival has been described as “England’s best kept secret”. The programme ranges from classical
masterworks , early music ,new works, jazz, folk, an art lecture and literary
event. Visit the website for programme and booking details.
date: Friday October 7th – Sunday October 16th
venue: St.John the Baptist Church
cost: Tickets from £22 -£8
tel: 01494958148 from September 12th
Movie on the Lawn, an outdoor screening of Top Gun.
date: 3rd September
time: 6pm – 10pm
venue: Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Bucks, HP14 4BF
cost: Adult – £20, Child – £12, Family-£40
tel: 01494 569049
Beginner’s Guide to Freelance Journalism: a day workshop
Pick up useful techniques and tips,and practice key skills on this one-day workshop. Run by professional writing tutors with freelance experience.
date: Saturday 1 October 2016
venue: Friends Meeting House, Whielden Street, Amersham HP7 0JB
tel: 01296 623434