BBC Birmingham News Feeds
- Unity vigil in Birmingham following London attack
- Man took wedding ring off the fingers of 98-year-old bedridden woman
- Imam in Birmingham preaches against extremism at Friday prayers
- Florent Cuvelier: Walsall midfielder signs new contract with League One club
- West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know
- London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood
- The woman with 'butterfly skin' says she feels 'blessed'
- British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment
- Ex-governor in 'Trojan Horse' row 'not extremist'
- London attack: Police raids in Birmingham as killer named
BBC Bristol News Feed
- What would you ask about West traffic?
- Charity Triumph Over Phobia to launch Cardiff group
- BBL: Plymouth Raiders easily beat Bristol Flyers - five best shots
- Premiership: Saracens v Bath
- Cheryl Grimmer murder: Man appears in Australia court
- Premiership: Bristol v Gloucester
- Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again
- Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'
- Sanitary products given to Bristol homeless by students
- New smartphone app launched in Bristol to rival Uber
Cornwall Council News feed
- Warning to motorists over Threemilestone bus gate
- Smallholder from Lanivet banned from keeping sheep for ten years
- Crime writer Simon Hall to officially open new Bodmin Library
- Money Skills for Life project launched
- Falmouth Town Council celebrates transfer of Dracaena Park
- Leader John Pollard reflects on the Council’s achievements over the past four years
- Hotel near Liskeard fined for substituting branded spirit
- Over a thousand homes helped to keep warm this winter
- Pioneering Early Help Hub and MARU schemes demonstrate success of joining up children’s services in Cornwall
- Council welcomes Government funding as it works with partners to tackle homelessness and high number of rough sleepers in Cornwall
BBC Essex News Feed
- Boxing Junior Championships cancelled due to 'threat to life'
- Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton
- Tranmere Rovers v Braintree Town
- Colchester United v Luton Town
- AFC Wimbledon v Southend United
- Harlow celebrates its 70th anniversary as a new town
- Basildon Council plans legal action over 'Dale Farm II' fears
- Alastair Cook: Former England captain available for start of Essex season
- Phil Brown: Southend United manager to reach four-year milestone
- Nurse suspended over school uniform request to patient
BBC Hampshire News Feed
- Olympic athletics coach Mike Smith's funeral held
- Carl Scott, 37, found dead at house in Winchester
- Train in near miss with 'tired' worker who had slept in car
- Hampshire: James Vince and George Bailey to share captaincy for 2017 season
- Alastair Cook: Former England captain available for start of Essex season
- Portsmouth v Newport County
- Wade loses to Van Gerwen in Manchester
- Fleet M3 service station temporary facilities open after fire
- Portsmouth and ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner to hold exclusive takeover talks
- Ten rescued after Southampton flat blaze breaks out
BBC Manchester News Feeds
- Alastair Cook: Former England captain available for start of Essex season
- Manchester City broke anti-doping rules three times in less than five months
- Glen Chapple: Lancashire squad is well balanced after winter recruitment
- Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks
- Anthony Crolla v Jorge Linares: Manchester fighter seeking "highlight of my career"
- Old Trafford intruder jailed for knifepoint rape of woman
- Premier League Darts: Michael van Gerwen's TV run ended by Raymond van Barneveld
- Salford house fire death: Murder arrest
- Oldham man charged after Porsche passenger dies following crash
- Bolton woman cons members of her own faith group out of £430k
BBC Lincolnshire News Feed
- Lincoln's West Parade police station to close by 2019
- Mingzi Yang murder 'not preventable'
- Gainsborough 'tied-up' burglary accused in court
- Wartime RAF bomber being restored in Lincolnshire
- 'Serious concerns' over future health care in Lincolnshire
- Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86
- Boreham Wood v Lincoln City
- Arrest over elderly people tied up in burglaries
- Violence increases at Morton Hall immigration removal centre
- Two elderly people tied up in 'appalling' Lincolnshire burglaries
Amersham News Views and Information News Feed
- Scrub up for Scannappeal – fun run – Sunday 21 May
- Over the Top! by the Journeymen Theatre – Amersham – Saturday 25th March
- Much Ado About Nothing. Open Air Theatre – 14th -17th & 21st-24th June
- Charity Concert for Help Refugees – Amersham – 8th April
- Bucks Open Studios 10 – 25 June 2017
- “Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time” Presentation in Amersham 8th March 2017
- The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House – Sunday 11th July
- Bubble Rush Bucks – Sunday 9th July
- The Making Change Stick Workshop – 25 February
- The Chiltern Camerata Perform music by Brahms & Stravinsky – 25 February
Scrub up for Scannappeal
Scannappeal, a charity dedicated to providing state of the art medical equipment, has launched the Scrub Run at the Cardiology Department of Wycombe Hospital setting the scene for the inaugural family fun run for local charity. The run is taking place on Sunday 21 May and plans to see all manner of doctor’s coats, nurse’s uniforms and scrubs take on the challenge.
Participants can choose a 5k or 1k route, both of which start and finish at Amersham Cricket Club and will take in the beautiful Great Missenden Way and Shardeloes. Those taking part are welcome to run, jog or walk, and don your favourite doctors and nurses’ outfit in homage to the incredible work our doctors and nurses do.
The day will kick off with a warm up provided local company, Wild Training, who are kindly supporting the event. With the runners decked out in their ‘doctors and nurses’ gear it is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!
Hannah Camden, Operations Director, Wild Training said” Wild Training are excited to be supporting the Scannappeal Scrub Run and are delighted to be able to bring our passion to the event and get everyone motivated through a fun a friendly warm up”.
By taking part you will be supporting Scannappeal’s All Heart Appeal. This Appeal is raising funds to buy two latest generation 3D scanners to diagnose and evaluate heart disease. Equipment purchased by Scannappeal is used every 10 minutes in the local hospitals by 1 in 4 residents of Buckinghamshire.
Registration for the Scrub Run closes on Wednesday 17 May at midday. Adult entry is £10, 5 – 16 year olds £5, and under 5’s run free with every participant receiving an exclusive Scrub Run medal on completion. Early bird entry fees will be available until Monday 3 April 2017.
For more information and to sign up for the Scrub Run go to: http://www.scannappeal.org.uk/event/scrub-run/
Over the Top! by the Journeymen Theatre
The latest event in our series ‘Why Conflict?’ is a forum
theatre performance of ‘Over the Top!’ by the Journeymen
Battle lines are drawn when a head teacher and parent
clash over the role of the military in our schools.
Over the Top! is a powerful drama focussing on the
dilemmas created when two contrasting points of view
about the role of the military in our schools clash, and
come to a head-on confrontation.
Kathy Wooton is a Quaker and highly passionate advocate
for peace. Dr Roberts, head of her teenage son’s school,
is a pragmatic man who can’t see the problem of the
military being involved in school events, and feels that
engaging with the army brings nothing but positive
advantages for his (cash-strapped) Academy.
Their telephone and face-to-face exchanges, plus their
conversations and text messages with off-stage
characters, illustrate the alarming, challenging and
emotional issues involved. It is often darkly funny.
As forum theatre, the entertaining 55 minute drama is
intended to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas
with, and between, the actors and audience. We invite
parents, teachers, youth group leaders and 14+ teens to
join us for a lively evening including tea and cake.
Entry is FREE, but space is limited so prior booking via
Eventbrite is recommended. Parking available.
There will be a closing collection for Journeymen Theatre
and charities supported by Why Conflict?
date: Saturday 25th March 2017
time: 7pm (doors open from 6:30 pm)
venue: Amersham Quaker Meeting House, Whielden St, HP7 0JB
cost: FREE (prior reservation via Eventbrite recommended
Much Ado About Nothing. Open Air theatre set in glorious parkland with the audience under cover
date: 14th -17th & 21st-24th June
time: 8pm. Additional Matinees on both Saturdays at 2pm
venue: Hall Barn
Charity Concert for Help Refugees
Featuring music by Chopin, Bliss, Bartok and Stravinsky and more!
Search Charity Concert for Help refugees on Eventbrite for tickets or more information. Alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Saturday 8th April
venue: Amersham Free Church
cost: £12/ £5
Bucks Open Studios 2017
date: 10-25 June 2017
See www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk/ for details
“Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Humanist Out of Time
John Webster, from the Oxford Humanists group, will give an audio-visual presentation on Shelley and the humanistic aspect of his thought. A reprint of Shelley’s ground-breaking essay, The Necessity of Atheism, edited by Nicolas Walter, has recently been made available on Amazon by The Freethinker; it closely follows the original edition of 1811.
John will point up some of the humanism-related issues arising from Shelley s work and show a DVD Shelley s Golden Years in Italy , which includes songs (progressive folk) drawing on his lyrics, narration by Benjamin Zephaniah, who is a Shelley admirer, and images from Italy. It is an innovative approach to the poet, putting him into a contemporary format, and this promises to be an inspirational evening.
Bring your friends!
date: 8th March 2017
venue: Small Barn Hall, Chiltern Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH
cost: Free. All welcome
The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House
Set in the beautiful gardens of Ashridge House, The
Hospice of St Francis Garden Party offers a perfect
afternoon for all the family. The event is jam-packed
with a large selection of quality stalls with a delicious
choice of food including our popular cream teas, local
craft beer, ice cream and Pimms.
Children have plenty of activities and entertainments to
keep them happy – circus skills, sumo fun, Punch and Judy
shows, face painting, bouncy castles and much more!
Last year the Garden Party attracted 4,000 people from
across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and beyond and
raised nearly £40,000 to fund the Hospice’s free, expert
care for people living with life-limiting illnesses
Advance tickets will be on sale from April. £5 general
admission tickets will be available from the Hospice’s
main reception, our charity shops, Number Twenty and
Returned to Glory. £7 on the gate. Children under 16 go
date: Sunday 11th July 2017
time: 1 – 5pm
venue: Ashridge House
cost: FREE – £7
Bubble Rush Bucks
Join The Hospice of St Francis on Sunday 9th July for our
bubble-tastic, fun-filled 5k, complete with 4 different
coloured bubble stations. Feel bubbles of excitement as
you are soaked in safe frothy foam while running, walking
or dancing through each station.
It s guaranteed to be an incredi-bubble event for all the
family, so get the whole family involved, or team up with
friends, to support The Hospice of St Francis
Register NOW at stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush and have fun
fundraising to help us offer care and support when it
matters most to people living with, or affected by, life-
date: 9th July 2017
venue: Lowndes Park, Chesham.
cost: Free – £25
You’ve tried it your way, now try ours!
We create and deliver workshops that are insightful, coherent and practical and which show you how to take care of what really matters to you.
In this workshop you will learn to really understand the change that you want to make, how to make it easy, successful and forever.
Based on understanding how our brains work (neuroscience) we will give you some simple and powerful techniques to make the change you want; where, when and how you want it.
Please Note: The Making Change Stick workshop is being delivered in the morning (9am – 12:30pm) and in the afternoon (1:30pm – 5pm). When you get to the ticket section you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the morning or afternoon session.
Date: 25 February, 2017
Time: We have 2 sessions planned for the day – 9:00 am till 12:30pm and 1:30pm till 5:00pm
Where: Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1PEFurther Information: Contact- Teak Rehman. email email@example.com, website – www.thelifearts.com Mobile – 07817 989124
The Chiltern Camerata performs music by Brahms and
time: 7.30 pm
venue: All Saints’ Parish Church, Church Street, High Wycombe HP13
cost: £12 (concessions £10). Under 18s: free
tel: 01494 883112
Saturday 25th February 2017 at 8:00 pm
50th Anniversary Gala Chamber Music Concert given by
Ugne Tiskute – viola Alexandra Vaduva – piano
Sonata in F minor for viola and piano Brahms
Prelude (1st cello suite, viola version) in G major J S Bach
Fantasy Edwin York Bowen
Kinderszenen Op15 Schumann
Sonata for viola and piano Rebecca Clarke
date: Saturday 25th February 2017 at 8:00 pm
time: 8 pm
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7pm (please note earlier start time)
Acacia Flute and Harp Duo
Samantha Pearce – flute, Heather Wrighton – harp
“Classical Moments.” Programme includes Sonatas by Bach and Donizetti, pieces by Faure, Debussy and Piazzola, some less familiar composers and concludes with Borne’s dramatic “Carmen Fantasie”.
venue: Dr Challoner s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB
cost: £15, free for Under 18’s
Spirit Of The Andes Roadshow – We are bringing our alpaca
knitwear, pima cotton and accessories to Amersham! Come and
meet us for a coffee and a chat.
date: Wednesday 25th January 2017
time: 11am to 4pm
venue: Market Hall
tel: 03333 110015
Rotary in Amersham – Presents an Evening with Tracy Edwards at Dr Challoner’s High School on Saturday March 11
Rotary in Amersham – Presents an evening with Tracy Edwards at Dr Challoner’s High School ( Girls ) on Saturday March 11th at 7:30pm
‘Never Give Up’
In her time, Tracy Edwards has seen great success, and faced disaster. The theme of her talk ‘Never Give Up’ defines her approach to life, and audiences around the country, ranging from major corporations to schools, have been inspired by her story, and the lessons she has learned from it.
In 1985, Tracy became the first woman to race on a Maxi in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. In the 1989-90 she skippered the first all-female crew to the best performance in the race by a British boat since 1977. She was awarded an MBE and became the first woman to be voted ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ by the Yachting Journalists’ Association.
Tracy is a highly sought after and acclaimed motivational speaker; as can be seen in these many warm testimonials http://www.tracyedwards.com/index.php?page=Testimonials.
For tickets ( £15pp ) please go to billetto.co.uk and ‘Search‘ Tracy. Tickets will also be on sale at Waterstone’s in Amersham after January 25th.
The Consciousness Conundrum
Peter Naish is a senior lecturer in cognitive psychology at The Open University. He will be revealing many of the latest developments in our efforts to unravel the mysteries of consciousness. What is consciousness, and how do physical processes in the brain give rise to the subjective life of a conscious mind?
Historically, questions about the hard problem of consciousness have primarily been a topic for philosophers, but advances in neuroscience are bringing us closer to a scientific understanding.
date: 14 February 2017
venue: Wendover Library Room, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU.
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New Playball classes in Amersham
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2-3yr olds – 10.20am Weds & 11am Thurs
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date: Wed and Fri
time: Wed 9.30am and 10.20am, Fri 11am and 1.15pm
venue: Wed – Jubilee Hall, Rectory Hill, Amersham HP7 0BT
Fri – Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham HP6 0QG
cost: Free trial