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How to get free alcoholic icecream at Bullring Birmingham this weekend

People in Birmingham are to be among the first to try a new alcoholic ice cream for free.
Birmingham was voted as one of only three cities that will get to have FREE Strongbow Dark Fruit ice cream for one day only.
A special ice cream truck will be at …

Dumper Truck “Collides With Parked Cars” In Newport – Isle of Wight Radio

A dumper truck collided with several parked cars along Bluebell Meadows in Newport last night (Thursday), according to police.
An abandoned tipper truck at Bluebell Meadows
Hampshire Constabulary says officers were called to reports of a truck stolen …

Dumper Truck “Collides With Parked Cars” In Newport | Isle Of Wight … – Isle of Wight Radio

A damaged front garden and car at Bluebell Meadows in Newport
A dumper truck collided with several parked cars along Bluebell Meadows in Newport last night (Thursday), according to police.
An abandoned tipper truck at Bluebell Meadows
Hampshire Constab…

Awards On Behalf Of The Queen Handed Out At Royal Yacht Squadron

The Lord Lieutenant Awards winners on stage

It’s a really important and pleasurable part of what I do,” says the Lord Lieutenant for the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White, after handing out medals and awards to uniformed volunteers on Wednesday.

The annual ceremony was held at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.

“A seal of approval”

British Empire Medals were handed to Isle of Wight Councillor and Cabinet Member for Transport Ian Ward and to Moldovan-born Victoria Dunford, who has changed lives through the work of her charity MAD Aid. Victoria repurposes unwanted medical equipment to support children and people with disabilities who have previously led lives of isolation in Moldova.

MAD Aid’s Victoria Dunford BEM

Victoria told Isle of Wight Radio…

“It feels amazing. The medal is not really mine – it’s for the whole team. The organisation snowballed really quickly. We started a very small operation, sending one truck of aid. Five years later we send over 50 trucks; we opened a disabled centre. We’ve changed thousands of lives – and our lives. [The medal] is a seal of approval for what we do.”

“Honour and privilege”

Jacquelyn De Bruyne, Cowes Sea Cadets

Meritorious Service Certificates were handed to Lieutenant (SCC) Jacquelyn De Bruyne for her work with the Cowes Sea Cadet Corps, Petty Officer George Wallace from Ryde Sea Cadet Corps and Staff Sergeant Instructor Rosco Seekings from C Company Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force.

For Jacquelyn, who has worked with the Sea Cadets since 1987, the award was a surprise…

“I found out when I was told to sit near the stage. I was like, “Why? I normally sit at the back for these things!” It’s an honour and a privilege. We had some challenging times, but a terrific team with me and the cadets were amazing, incredible. They make it all worthwhile. The award is for everybody.”

Rosco, who is back on the Island after being just one of just ten people picked from across the country to climb in America’s Yosemite National Park, said:

“We’re volunteers. We do two evenings a week and then weekends as well. We do shooting, civic events, first aid courses, map reading, expeditions…All I’ve got to do is walk up and get the citation. I’ll probably fall over on the way up! [Ed – he didn’t]”

For her work with the Red Cross, Angela Lock was handed a Voluntary Service Medal.

Meanwhile, SSAFA volunteers who support veterans on the Isle of Wight, Janet Brazier, Stuart Collin, Anthony Gear and Sylvia Knight were handed certificates for long service.

Sylvia Knight, SSAFA and Petty Officer George Wallace, Ryde Sea Cadets

Sylvia, who has also volunteered for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the Samaritans, told Isle of Wight Radio what inspired her and what she thought of being called up for an award:

“I’m ex-forces, my husband’s ex-forces and half my family are in the forces. I’d prefer just to fade away into the background, thank you very much. I’ll stay with SSAFA for as long as I can!”

“Really positive”

For Hampshire Constabulary, Superintendent Sarah Jackson was on hand to give service awards to PCSO Lisa Paul, who is a lead LGBT officer and search specialist Sergeant Gary Hayward.

Lisa said:

“Working along with partner agencies…we’ve been able to access far more people than ever before. I love the work that I do. I’ve met some great people and seen some really positive things, particularly on the Isle of Wight.”

There were also mentions for Able Cadet Ethan Tucker (Ryde Sea Cadet Corps) and Cadet Flight Sergeant Malandra Reed from 1024 (Isle of Wight) Squadron, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Training Corps, who will be assisting the Lord Lieutenant over the coming year.

The Lord Lieutenant told Isle of Wight Radio,

“People who volunteer…are not looking for praise. They’re not looking for recognition. It is a chance every so often to say thank you from the community and, in this case, on behalf of her Majesty to say thank you for what you do for the community.”



Shocking moment a gang of up to 40 suspected illegal migrants climb out of a French lorry parked up at an M25 …

A shocking video shows ‘at least 30 or 40 men’ climbing out of a lorry at an M25 service station as another person whips them with rope.
The gang can be seen lifting the roof of a truck and then fleeing at Cobham Services in Elmbridge, Surrey yesterday afternoon.
The video was filmed by electrical engineer Ryan Stanley who was driving from a job in Bromley, south London when he witnessed the men unloading themselves from the French lorry at about 2.30pm.
In the clip two men appear to be hurrying the suspected migrants along, one of them even lashed out at the stowaways with a makeshift whip.
Mr Stanley, 21, said: ‘There were about 30 or 40 which came out. I started filming about 25 seconds after I first noticed them.
‘There was three lorries and two of them seemed to no nothing about what was going on. The drivers seemed shocked.
‘[The people] were coming out of a French lorry carrying industrial pipework. They just all ran away across the field and behind the little hotel. It was it bit surreal.’
Mr Stanley also claimed that police with sniffer dogs were at the station but he did not witness any arrests being made.

A man arrested on suspicion of illegally driving 27 people into the UK after they were found in the back of a lorry has been released without charge.
The 50-year-old Italian was arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry on Friday, August 28, when 27 men were found in the back of his lorry at Cobham services on the M25.

Between August 2014 and August 2015, 106 men and 11 women were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK at the M25 services.
Of those people, 16 were children and teenagers, and 71 were under 30.
The arrested had travelled from as far as Afghanistan, Albania, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Syria. The majority came from Eritrea.
In 2015 an Italian lorry driver arrested on suspicion of illegally driving 27 people into the UK was released without charge.
The 50-year-old was detained on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry after the group of men were found in his truck at Cobham Services.
The Home Office confirmed his release was likely to have been the day after his arrest.

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