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  1. Yesterday
  2. 1. Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene? Paul McCartney 2. What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee? Dundee 3. Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932? Canada 4. What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers? Bricklayer 5. On which river does Amsterdam stand? Rhine 6. What is the millionth of a metre called? Micron 7. Who is the prime minister of France? 8. What sort of drink is pekoe? Liqueur 9. Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee? Michael Jackson 10. Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London? Tower Bridge 11. Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’? Eddie Waring 12. What is a dirndl? The end of a road
  3. Well .... I didn't hear any apologies when he decided that only women should give birth.
  4. 1. Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene? George Harrison, 2. What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee? Cake 3. Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932? U.S.A. 4. What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers? Bricklayer. 5. On which river does Amsterdam stand? Amstel 6. What is the millionth of a metre called? Micron 7. Who is the prime minister of France? Jean Castex 8. What sort of drink is pekoe? Tea 9. Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee? Dr Dolittle 10. Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London? Tower bridge 11. Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’? Eddie Waring. 12. What is a dirndl? Dress
  5. Are we sitting comfortably? Then let's begin .... 1. Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene? 2. What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee? 3. Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932? 4. What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers? 5. On which river does Amsterdam stand? 6. What is the millionth of a metre called? 7. Who is the prime minister of France? 8. What sort of drink is pekoe? 9. Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee? 10. Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London? 11. Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’? 12. What is a dirndl? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The first advert on Radio Luxembourg was for a laxative. Answers on Thursday as usual.
  6. 2020 - covid-19 (Stay Safe) Halloween. photo from Simon Wiliams.
  7. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news Vile thug Conor Parker said he hated the police after spitting at officers and trying to land headbutts. Parker displayed shocking aggressive behaviour at Bedlington police station after being taken there in August. A court heard he seemed "almost delirious" as he grabbed an officer's neck, tried to headbutt a PC twice and spat directly at two officers. A judge at Newcastle Crown Court said the attacks left the police officers frightened. Judge Christopher Prince told Parker: "Any offences that are committed against public workers, such as police officers, will always be treated seriously by the courts. "These are the people who protect the public and indeed protect you, as a member of the public.
  8. Last week
  9. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news Obsessed stalker Robert Edington threatened to rape his former partner after bombarding her with calls and repeatedly turning up at her workplace and her friend's house. The TV aerial engineer could not cope with the end of his two-and-a-half year relationship and tried to use threats to himself and her to force her to change her mind. A court heard he made up to 100 unwanted calls to her a day and even followed her into the female toilets of a pub, peering over the cubicle. He also had to be spoken to by her boss after going to her place of work five or six times a day, three times a week. Newcastle Crown Court heard Edington left her and her friend, who he also harassed, living in fear. Clare Anderson, prosecuting, said the relationship had ended in June amid issues of drug misuse which she had asked him to get treatment for. She added there had been allegations of domestic violence.
  10. Cambois Welfare A.F.C. - 1951-52 season. Photo and names from Christine Burridge - Cambois Facebook group.
  11. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Local Football 2

    Local teams other than Bedlington Mechanics teams. The history of Bedlington Mechanics is current being researched by @Ovalteeny and his info is posted in the topic BEDLINGTON MECHANICS FC under - Hobbies & Interests > >The Sports Club>
  12. Cambois A.F.C 1947-48 season. Photo and names from Margaret Sleeman, Cambois Facebook group.
  13. Photo from the @johndawsonjune1955 collection and names + info from many of the Cambois Facebook group members.
  14. Photo from Michael Beresford - Blyth remembered & Memories Facebook group. Names from the Cambois Facebook group members. Definitely a Cambois team but nobody sure what team it was.
  15. Why did God create Eve? He created Adam, stood back, serveyed his work, scratched his head and said: I'm sure I can do better than this!
  16. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. Hard-Black 2. Nation shall speak peace unto nation 3. Ireland 4. 1903 5. Barbarossa 6. 70 7. The Mantle 8. Mole 9. Sandringham 10. Cabbage 11. Gregor Mendel 12. A poached egg New quiz tomorrow!
  17. The last few days have been dominated by the Government’s decision not to provide free school meals this week. Given coronavirus and the uncertain economic outlook, I do believe this to be the wrong decision and much more thought should have been given to the issue. The Government has had since the summer to come up with a plan for this half-term. If they are arguing that free school meals are not the best way to provide support, then alternatives should have been explored. As that hasn’t happened, free school meals should have been provided to those that would normally receive them, but I am also concerned for those families that don’t qualify and have seen their incomes fall dramatically. The County Council’s handling of the situation has been equally poor. Other local authorities have offered a voucher scheme across their whole areas but this hasn’t been the case in Northumberland. The Tory administration and Senior Officers have seemingly been unable to agree to this, which I find staggering and something which I am beginning to wonder may be the problem with making investment available for the town centre. Now, instead of a voucher scheme, Councillors have been allowed to make up to £2,000 available from their Member’s Allowances, but since this was only announced on Sunday it didn’t really give anyone the chance to think about how to roll out something really fit for purpose. If any group needs specific support then please do get in touch and I will be happy to assist with the funds that are available to me. That said, one scheme for the whole county would have been much better and is an absolute must for the Christmas holidays. The Government and the County Council have to be more joined up on this and not rely on the fantastic generosity of the numerous Bedlington businesses and voluntary groups that have stepped in this week. My thanks to all of those involved, which once again demonstrates Bedlington’s fantastic community spirit.
  18. Photo posted on the Facebook group - Past Times History - by John Dawson. The names are from a newspaper cutting that John Krzyzanowski posted on the Bygone Bedlington group.
  19. Photo and names from Margaret Sleeman - Cambois Facebook group.
  20. Photo and names from Margaret Sleeman - Cambois Facebook group.
  21. Photo from Heather Proudlock. Names from the Cambois Facebook group members - Heather Proudlock - Derek Blake - Joe Jones Snr. - Kathry Buckham and Pat Robinson. Facebook group Bygone Bedlington member 'Itis Shep' spotted the word COACH in the top right, as you look at the photo, and reckons the photo was taken would have been taken at the Bedlington Mechanics ground
  22. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news Twisted Mark White racially abused and spat at police officers while claiming to have coronavirus and tried to bite nurses who were treating him in hospital. In a sickening display of vile behaviour to emergency workers, White lashed out physically and verbally after being arrested and taken into custody. He called officers disgusting racist names, headbutted one of them and spat at two while claiming he had covid - causing great concern and worry. The 36-year-old lowlife, of Briarwood Cottages, Annitsford, North Tyneside, was even abusive to nurses who were trying to treat him after he was injured while being restrained. He called one at a police station a "fat s**g" then when taken to hospital he tried to bite nurses' hands and threatened to assault them. Newcastle Crown Court he has previous convictions for attacking police officers and his victims described him as "vile" and "pathetic".
  23. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news He was the true 'gentle giant' who made friends with everyone he met. Tributes are today pouring in for tragic dad Tony Houghton, who lost his life on a notorious Northumberland road. The 33-year-old, who was known to his friends a 'the Tank', was pronounced dead at the scene after he was hit by a car on the A189 near Bedlington Station. A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the collision, which happened at around 8pm on Saturday. Today as investigations continue Tony's heartbroken friends have been paying tribute to their pal. And doorman Scott Hunter, who worked with Tony, has told of the security worker's sense of humour and dedication to his young daughter.
  24. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news A pedestrian who died after a collision in Northumberland has been named by police. Anthony James Houghton, who lived in Blyth, died after reportedly being hit by a car on the A189 southbound between Bedlington Station and Bebside at around 8pm on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the incident but the 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Following the collision, officers arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, who has since been released under investigation. Enquiries into the collision are ongoing with officers appealing for any witnesses, especially those with dashcam footage, to come forward. Sergeant Ray Lowery, from the police's motor patrols department, said: “Our officers are supporting Anthony’s family at this difficult time and we ask their privacy is respected.
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