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  2. Roundabout rant

    The Lidl mini-roundabout on Schalksmuhle Road is a nightmare... although it may be that it is all the drivers who do not appear to have a clue about giving way that causes the problems. There is often a Mexican standoff that then ends up as a dangerous free for all.
  3. Traffic Calm Victoria Terrace

    I see that a double cable has been placed on three locations on Victoria Terrace. I believe these are for measuring vehicle speed as well as for measuring the volume of traffic. The results can be used as justification for lowering the speed limit or installing a speed camera so it may be that the petition for road humps will receive attention. Unfortunately a little too late for the family of Bethany however the efforts of hemsted85 and others should be commended.
  4. Dam in park ‘must not be removed’

    Ian Lavery welcomes a secure future for Northumberland Beauty Spot. http://www.ianlavery.org.uk/news
  5. A devastated teenager who survived the crash which killed her best friend on a birthday night out has spoken of her heartbreak. Bethany Fisher was fatally injured when the Ford Mondeo she was in hit several parked vehicles on Victoria Terrace, Bedlington, on August 19. Despite the efforts of neighbours and paramedics, the 19-year-old died of her injuries before she could reach hospital. Meg McBurnie, 19, was also in the vehicle and has been left with serious injuries after the collision. Paying tribute to her best friend, Meg said: “Everyone loved her and her funeral was the hardest day of my life. “From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep, I’m always thinking about her. It still doesn’t feel real.
  6. Brave the Shave.

    On Sunday last I Braved the Shave for MacMillans. If anyone would kike to donate, PM me and I will PM you back with details of me and how to find my donation section on their web site. Thanks.
  7. Bedlington Timeline

    Cheers Andy
  8. Last week
  9. Playing the East Bedlington Music Festival support slot for Tony Bengstton
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    Join us on Friday 13th October as we celebrate all things 80's! Flux Capacitor are the North East's Premier 1980's Tribute band, covering the likes of Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Prince, Huey Lewis & The News, Hall and Oates, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Kenny Loggins, Robert Palmer, Don Henley, A-Ha, Spandau Ballet, David Bowie, Queen and more! Fancy Dress is encouraged, and we'll be giving out prizes on the night for best dressed! Tickets are £5 and are available from East Bedlington Community Centre, East Bedlington Parish Council Offices, the Buffet Car, online at wegottickets.com or via the 'Buy Tickets Now' button on our page (online ticket sales are subject to a 50p charge). Tickets are going fast, so get yours quickly before they all go! Doors open from 7pm
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    Back by Popular Demand, Dean Man's Shoes return to Platform 1 to bring you a night jam packed of top class acoustic covers. Those who have seen them play before will know the high calibre performance they can expect - for those of you who haven't, you won't be disappointed! Dead Man's Shoes will be on stage around 9pm, and before that there will be live acoustic music in the bar from 8pm. Free entry, bar open from 11am, under 16's MUST be accompanied by an adult.
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    It's time to get your scary face on and party in style this Halloween! Join us as we celebrate all things spooky on Friday 27th October, accompanied by a rockin' soundtrack provided by the awesome Jo James Band! Bar open from 7pm, it's free entry, and fancy dress is a must! We first welcomed the Jo James Band back in April when we first opened, and they certainly set a standard - we're looking forward to welcoming them back for what is going to be a scarily good night!
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    The Kings of Rhythm - Born out of The Stax Brothers, The Kings of Rhythm take soul music and add some R & B, blues and a little rock! https://www.facebook.com/thekingsofrhythm/ Band on stage at 9pm - acoustic support in the bar to be announced! Free Entry! Bar open all day!
  14. Bedlington Timeline

    No, it's still around but the 3rd party code used to power it needs updating.
  15. Ice Ice Beebies

    The climbdown is becoming less subtle now, but carefully geared not to jeopardise those research budgets and "scientist's" international jollies: Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests Remember that $100Bn a year of other people's money that Global Gordon thought wasn't enough to throw at the problem? And remember the more recent self-congratulatory, back-slapping charade that was the 2015 Paris Climate Change Accord? In plain language what the above means is that the "challenging targets" are likely to be met without anyone doing/spending anything. Can someone please dream up another pending global catastrophe so that the junketing of the grandstanding ruling elites can continue - the AGW one is now being carefully and steadily buried in the pages of history. Simply keep the retreat a bit ahead of the calendar, and we scientists and politicos will all be comfortably retired long before any serious historical review emerges.
  16. This is the killer danger driver who left one teenage girl dead and another seriously injured. Jordan O’Donnell was behind the wheel of a Ford Mondeo when he lost control last month. Passenger Bethany Fisher died from her injuries while Meg McBurnie, who was also in the car, was badly her. After the crash in Bedlington, Northumberland, O’Donnell rang police and pretended his car had been stolen. As we revealed previously, he has been warned he faces a significant spell behind bars after admitting offences including causing death by dangerous driving. Now police have released his mugshot ahead of his sentencing hearing next month.
  17. Northumberland residents are being asked to vote for their favourite Green Flag park - putting it in the running to be the nation’s favourite in the People’s Choice Awards. In July we found out that nine Northumberland parks had gained Green Flag Awards this year - marking them out as some of the UK’s very best parks and green spaces. Now members of the public can vote for the Northumberland Green Flag park that they think should be the whole nation’s favourite. Green Flag parks in Northumberland are: Ridley Park in Blyth; Doctor Pit Park in Bedlington; Alexandra Park in Cramlington, Hexham Parks; Carlisle Park in Morpeth; Castle Vale and Coronation Parks in Berwick; Plessey Woods Country Park near Bedlington; and Bolam Lake Country Park near Belsay. Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services at Northumberland County Council said: “We have some exceedingly beautiful and very special parks in Northumberland - all with their own unique set of attractions. “In each you will find a range of opportunities to suit all ages and interests - from sports and play facilities - to areas where those who seek it can enjoy peace and tranquility. “I urge everyone to get behind their favourite park in Northumberland - giving it a chance to become one of the nation’s favourites.” To vote for your favourite Green Flag park go to www.greenflagaward.org Simply find your park on the map and click the vote button. Once you’ve voted, why not encourage others to get involved too. Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award manager said: “Following the huge success of #LoveParks Week, the People’s Choice Award is another chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now.” Voting is open now and closes on 30 September, with the top 10 winning sites due to be announced on 11 October. Last year saw tens of thousands of people voting for their favourite park, with winners coming from all across the UK, from London to Lanarkshire.
  18. Speed & Agility Session

    Speed & Agility resumes tonight
  19. Killer driver Jordan O’Donnell has admitted causing the death of a teenager and seriously injuring another girl in a horror crash. The 20-year-old was behind the wheel of a Ford Mondeo with no insurance when he lost control in Bedlington, Northumberland, last month. Passenger Bethany Fisher tragically suffered fatal injuries while Meg McBurnie, also in the car, was left seriously hurt. After the collision, O’Donnell rang police and lied that his car had been stolen. Now he has been warned he is likely to receive a lengthy prison after he admitted offences including causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice Judge Tim Gittins, at Newcastle Crown Court, told O’Donnell, who appeared on a video-link to HMP Durham: “You having pleaded guilty to the offences you face, obviously the likelihood is a significant custodial sentence.
  20. Am I reading that right?

    Heh heh!....ind hoo aam aa ti taak?!!!!!!
  21. Dance Hall At Bedlington Station

    See the last comment, by webtrekker, in this Gallery item :-
  22. Dance Hall At Bedlington Station

    Did Cooper's also used to have the bingo on Glebe road ? I think I can remember one of the sons, was it the same family of Cooper's that lived at the showman's guild trailer site that used to be behind the Travellers pub ( Wally's ) at Scotland-gate Looks like the family may still be in the bingo business https://www.addressesandpostcodes.co.uk/address/ch-SX2H7k7t/clarence-cooper-co-limited-the-pavillion-bingo-15-main-street-ferryhill-dl17-8la.html
  23. A thug who stamped on an innocent stranger’s face during a horrific and unprovoked attack in a Northumberland pub has been jailed for five years. Vile Jack Stevenson floored David Wailes with a punch and began stamping on his head, leaving him with a broken eye socket. The vicious attack took place two days before Christmas, while the victim was celebrating a Christmas night out at the Grapes Pub in Bedlington. Stevenson, 25, who had previous convictions for battery, criminal damage and dangerous driving, has been locked up for five years. His “mindless” attack has been condemned by police, who say there was no altercation or argument that provoked Stevenson to attack. After brutally assaulting Mr Wailes, Stevenson punched an 18-year-old man and fled the scene.
  24. A man has been jailed after he repeatedly stamped on a stranger’s head as he was celebrating a Christmas night out in Bedlington. Jack Stevenson, 25, launched an unprovoked attack on David Wailes as he was in The Grapes Pub in the Northumberland town on 23 December last year. Stevenson, of Carlton House, Bedlington, was convicted on September 4 at Newcastle Crown Court for wounding, assault and breaching a suspended sentence and as a result, handed down a five year sentence. There was no altercation or argument that provoked Stevenson to attack the victim. He launched a single punch that sent Mr Wailes to the floor and then proceeded to stamp on his face. Stevenson then punched an 18 year old man before fleeing the scene. Less than two weeks later, officers caught up with him and swooped in to make an arrest. Detective Sergeant Jason Kell said: "The victim was left with a fractured eye socket but given the ferocity of the attack, his injuries could have been much more severe. Thuggish behaviour like this is simply not acceptable. We want people to feel safe to enjoy their night out, at whatever time of year, without worrying about people like Stevenson. "We're pleased with the sentence that's been handed down to the offender and hope that this serves as a warning to others about the consequences of launching a mindless attack like this."
  25. Councillor Robinson - August 2017

    Thanks Malcolm!
  26. Category is... BIG BANG THEORY! Register your teams now by dropping us a message here on our Facebook page, or pop in and see us at the bar! £3 per ticket. Maximum of 50 tickets, no more than 6 people to a team. First come first serve!
  27. Bedlington Timeline

    @Andy Millne Has the Timeline been scrapped Andy? I was logged in and attempted to Follow your link in the your first post on this topic :-
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