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  1. What a disappointment. It missed out the 1973 FA Cup Final!
  2. I had 2 tyres punctured on my previous vehicle by vandals. I discovered it one Sunday morning & phoned it in. There was an officer around within 10 minutes. An update was given to me about the previous night`s attacks on vehicles in the neighbourhood, where an arrest had been made. The following Wednesday evening another officer came & took a victim statement & gave me a crime number for insurance use. As good a service as you can get I think in the circumstances. No complaints from me on that occasion.
  3. ...And Yagi Bear! Sorry. It was the nearest I could get to an aerial joke.
  4. Update A number of unlocked dwellings in St. Johns Place were entered on Sunday Oct.14 between 10.30am & 1pm. Description of person: white male 5ft 7in tall slim build cropped hair
  5. I thought I would start this thread off following a "Door To Door" visit by Northumbria Police tonight. St. Johns Road has recently been the target of at least one opportunist burglary. I believe a door was left unlocked. A property was entered & item or items stolen. Let us keep each other informed with such matters that sadly blight our community. Forewarned is to be forearmed. NBM PC Keith Wood from Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing Team gives advice on crime prevention: PC Wood_Crime Prevention.mp3
  6. Canny Lass. The School Board man is now known as the Welfare Officer. Northumberland has a dept to deliver this role. This from last year might be of interest to you: http://www.chronicle...72703-28428655/ The school I work at has an Inclusion Policy which works hard at getting kids back into school. Some Associate Staff have this as their role. Indeed one is like an out reach worker. Malcolm is right not all kids are academic & there should be greater value attributed to vocational courses. My 37 years at KEVI has seen lots of excellent kids come through courses such as BTec & gone on to be very successful. I was never academic at school. I went on to a Technical College which was one of the first to run a TV Production course & my old lecturer gave me the bug for TV & Radio & my first job in media when I joined the unit on a temporary basis. I remain eternally grateful to my old lecturer Dave. Thank you Sir!
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    A Dark Day For Bedlington

    April 15th 1913. The Sun Inn, Bedlington... http://www.newspostl...agues-1-5609833
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    Football on Synergy Drive

    John & Synergy Sport`s Stewart Grimes are joined in the studio by Bedlington Terriers target man Tony Shandran, ahead of the clash with Whitley Bay. http://www.bedlingtonterriersfc.com/
  9. Becca chats to Eric about the group & how you can get involved. http://www.strokesense.org.uk/
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    Diane Thompson: Clandestine Cake Club

    John & Steph talk to Diane about the new CCC Bedlington branch & all things cake of course! Look out for an Apple Strudel recipe. http://clandestineca...on-and-morpeth/
  11. Look what`s happening at Calibre Audio Library: http://www.maturetim...des-of-oap.html My friend Clare-Marie & I produce books for them. I wonder if we will be asked to record the last in the trilogy! I`m gonna order my pills now!!
  12. Still a fair way to go Brettly. But we are getting there!
  13. Dear All More funding just in. http://www.northumbr...ls.asp?id=63660 Many thanks to Northumbria Police`s Charities Fund
  14. More hands make... Great music! Thanks to Si Drew (Loud & Flashy) for this link
  15. Dear All As ever you get the info first... Funding News just in. West Bedlington Town Council have just given us £1000 from the Community Chest Award Scheme. Many, many thanks to them for their continued generosity & support to our project. We have contacted all of the Parish/Town Councils & County Councillors, in our broadcast footprint, for funding towards our next transmission. Please feel free to lobby them for us. We would much appreciate that!
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    Synergy's £1000 Boost

    A Northumberland community radio station has received a £1000 boost in its fund-raising efforts to stage another 28-day broadcast. Bedlington-based "˜Synergy' was allocated the Community Chest award by the local town council at its meeting last night (Thursday July 12). The station, which completed a four"“week restricted service licence FM broadcast throughout south east Northumberland on March 30, aims to raise £7000 to pay for the second broadcast which is planned for later this year. The South Northumberland Radio Group, the organisation behind Synergy, is currently appealing to local and regional funding agencies including parish and town councils. Said SNRG chairman Colin Heathcote: "We're absolutely delighted that West Bedlington Town Council has approved our application for funding. The Council has helped us financially in the past and its members have been very complimentary about the station. They see it as a worthwhile community asset and we intend to repay their faith in us by again showing that a genuinely accessible local community radio station can play a positive role in the life of the area." During Synergy's four weeks on air, its team of volunteer presenters hosted nearly 100 people in the studio, staged a live transatlantic interview with a Bedlington author now living in the US; relayed a specially recorded radio play on the triple Bedlington murder of 1913; had live outside music broadcasts and carried live reports of football matches featuring Bedlington Terriers, Ashington and Blyth Spartans. The studio guests ranged from three-year-old children who were helping a local animal charity, to singers and musicians. The interviewees also included local MPs, writers, representatives from charities and local organisations as diverse as the Samaritans, Age UK, the south east Northumberland Rail Users Group, the Lord Lieutenancy, the Lifespan/McMillan Nurses befriending service, teachers, Northumberland's Fire and Rescue Chief, Red Cross, Salvation Army, National Health Service, St Cuthbert's Church, local councillors, Bedlington Forum, Bedlingtonshire Development Trust, a foster mum, work training agencies, actors, footballers, the neighbourhood policing team and an Olympic flame carrier.
  17. Mr Darn. You might like to try Azure (formally SHAW) in Pegswood Ind. Est.
  18. In the 70s/80s Me, Alan & about 30 others from the Morpeth supporters branch, used to tour the country together. I know Alan well. He lives in Guide Post. When I lived there we used to often have a beer & natter together on a Saturday night in the Queens before it`s sorry demise.
  19. Symptoms. Is the Alan you refer to a devout Sunderland supporter by any chance?
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