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Peak FM Local Hero Awards

A huge congratulations to Rebecca and Elaine for winning Peak FM’s 2017 Local Hero Award for ‘Contribution to the Community’.

It’s safe to say that they are both extremely deserving of this award for their amazing contributions to Chesterfield’s needy. 30 more words


Looking for a Flood Hero

FloodRe have launched their Local Hero Awards to recognise individuals or community groups who have shown leadership and resilience around their flood relief efforts. The reward for the winning individual or community is £10,000 which is to benefit the local community and it provides a great opportunity to share your experience and nominate a person or group who has been a Local Hero for flood action in your area. 8 more words


Castles, Shortbread, Local Hero & Whisky


The day started grey and wet as we headed to Huntly Castle, or should I say 3 castles. Huntly started its life as a Motte and Bailey Castle built for Duncan, the Earl of Fife in 1190. 651 more words



Mount Ararat is, they say the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the flood.   You can even see a piece of wood which,  they say, is part of the ark in a museum in Yerevan.   638 more words

Vaguely Political

Breeze-ups revisited

Back in March 2016, thebreedingshed looked at that month’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale (click here) to see if there was a relationship between the one-furlong breeze times of the sale’s two-year-olds and their subsequent prices at the auction. 735 more words


HERO: Driver Teresa Stroble Leads 56 Students to Safety from School Bus Fire

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson)

South Carolina school bus driver Teresa Stroble is being hailed as a local hero after leading fifty-six students to safety when the vehicle caught fire on Tuesday morning, … 179 more words


Lord Puttnam Lecture: Local Hero

Local Hero

David Puttnam’s lecture on Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, 1983) was enlightening in the ways in which he narrowed down the reasons why an audience would connect with a film. 556 more words