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Merseybells news feed as published


Detroit officials urge gunfire-free New Year's Eve - Detroit Free Press

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 03:16 PM PST


Detroit Free Press

Detroit officials urge gunfire-free New Year's Eve
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — Ministers, police and politicians have come together to urge Detroit residents to forgo the dangerous local custom of firing guns into the air on New Year's Eve. The Rev. Nicholas Hood III hosted Monday's announcement of the 17th annual ...
CALL FOR DETROIT: Ring in the New Year with a Bell not a Gun WILX-TV
Clergy, officials urge gunfire-free New Year's Eve WWMT-TV

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First Congregational closing 2014 with a (or... - The Landmark

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 03:05 PM PST


First Congregational closing 2014 with a (or...
The Landmark
It is anticipated it will take about a half hour. Following the bell ringing will be a burning of the mortgage that was taken out to build the church addition in 1989. There will be hot chocolate and non-alcoholic toddies served. The community ...

The Cops Who Turned Their Back on Mayor de Blasio Should Resign Immediately - The Indypendent

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 01:14 PM PST


The Indypendent

The Cops Who Turned Their Back on Mayor de Blasio Should Resign Immediately
The Indypendent
There are plenty of suburbs ringing New York City and beyond where thin-skinned cops can ply their trade free from the complexities of 21st century urban life, including protesters who see cop culture as inherently corrupt and abusive. ... Reflecting ...

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What Would Jesus Do at Christmas? - Consortium News

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 01:00 PM PST


Consortium News

What Would Jesus Do at Christmas?
Consortium News
Editors are quick to write glowing editorials about American generosity and heap praise on the well-to-do who support these charities. Add a bell ringer and a metal bucket at the door of every grocery store and the feel-good season for the “haves” is ...

Bernie Sanders for President? Why Not Try a Real Socialist for a Change. - New York Magazine

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 09:53 AM PST


New York Magazine

Bernie Sanders for President? Why Not Try a Real Socialist for a Change.
New York Magazine
Beginning in 1981, when he was first elected as the democratic-socialist mayor of Burlington, a.k.a. “the People's Republic of Burlington,” the only U.S. city then maintaining a pro–Nicaragua-Sandinista foreign policy, Bernie, as he is universally ...

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Enjoying the medieval city of Ghent in Belgium - GMA News

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 08:00 AM PST


Enjoying the medieval city of Ghent in Belgium
GMA News
It turned out to be one of Ghent's famous towers, the Belfry. It had a large gold clock on one side, and had elegant towers on its four sides. Our guide book said that construction on the tower was completed in 1380, and that it stands 91 meters tall ...

REVIEW: 'Let's hope this concert will become an annual tradition' - Mid Sussex Times

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 07:39 AM PST


REVIEW: 'Let's hope this concert will become an annual tradition'
Mid Sussex Times
Christmas bells chimed as the choir rang out 'The Carol of the Bells' and 'Ding Dong Merrily on High'. The audience had fun ... This is the second year that Sussex Chorus has provided a family Christmas concert in the King's Church. We look forward to ...

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Berkeley church bells ring for war hero - Gazette Series

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 06:36 AM PST


Gazette Series

Berkeley church bells ring for war hero
Gazette Series
A BERKELEY World War One hero was commemorated during a special peal at St Mary's Church. The bells rung at St Mary the Virgin church on the morning of Saturday, December 27 after a peal was arranged to remember the bravery of one of the town's ...

Women on boards go backwards - Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 05:47 AM PST


Sydney Morning Herald

Women on boards go backwards
Sydney Morning Herald
The Prime Minister, who is also the Minister for Women, has assured voters he is committed to the gender diversity target but the opposition says the statistics should "set the bells ringing". The annual Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards ...

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My 14 favorite energy stories of 2014 - Gigaom

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 05:01 AM PST


Gigaom

My 14 favorite energy stories of 2014
Gigaom
While the rest of the tech world focuses on things like Apple's upcoming gadgets, which retailer is the latest to get hacked, or the ongoing drama around Uber, I've spent much of the past year (the past seven years, actually) looking at what's going on ...

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Family of WWI hero reunited at his old local - Henley Standard

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 04:28 AM PST


Henley Standard

Family of WWI hero reunited at his old local
Henley Standard
The couple had three children, Kathleen, now 87, Philip, now 85, and John, who died 10 years ago. John was bellringer at St Mary's Church in Hambleden and donated his bell collection to the church when he died. His daughter Charlotte, who works at the ...

Handbell ringers raise more than £200 for First World War aerodrome - Chelmsford Weekly News

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 03:00 AM PST


Handbell ringers raise more than £200 for First World War aerodrome
Chelmsford Weekly News
Bells are ringing in celebration after a collection raised more than £200 for a First World War aerodrome. The Purleigh All Saints Handbell ringers presented a cheque for £250 to Stow Maries Great ... manager, Russell Savory, said: “We are very ...

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Three performances for talented youngsters - Hereford Times

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 02:54 AM PST


Hereford Times

Three performances for talented youngsters
Hereford Times
On the night of the main concert a raffle was held to raise money for the bells of St Andrew's Church in Presteigne. Special guests for the evening were the Clock Tower Hand Bell Ringers from Knighton who started the concert of with two pieces of music.

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Handbell ringers raise more than £200 for First World War aerodrome - Maldon and Burnham Standard

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 02:30 AM PST


Handbell ringers raise more than £200 for First World War aerodrome
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Aerodrome operations manager, Russell Savory, said: “We are very grateful to the bell ringers for their support. “By giving up their time to perform their bell ringing and carols round Purleigh, they are helping us pay for 10 of the Tower of London ...

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REVIEW: Abel Heywood | Northern Quarter - Manchester Confidential

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 02:26 AM PST


Manchester Confidential

REVIEW: Abel Heywood | Northern Quarter
Manchester Confidential
'WE cleared a vast area, and Mr Waterhouse's beautiful design rose, stone on stone and pillar on pillar. We spared no expense. Every detail we desired to have perfect. To have been parsimonious, to have neglected corners or recesses which were obscure, ...

Featured Game: Nacho Libre Turns Up the Laughs - Online Casino Reports (press release)

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 01:27 AM PST


Online Casino Reports (press release)

Featured Game: Nacho Libre Turns Up the Laughs
Online Casino Reports (press release)
The symbols consist of lettered luchadores and five characters who are able to tower a whole reel: The slot's jackpot is activated when all five characters are fully displayed on the reels in any order. With 10 lines and the ... Apart from its cool ...

2014 Bell ringing ceremony at Longhua Temple - EastDay.com

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 12:04 AM PST


2014 Bell ringing ceremony at Longhua Temple
EastDay.com
A bell ringing ceremony is held every year in the historical Longhua Temple in Xuhui District to usher in the New Year. It has been a tourist program for ... On New Year's Eve, Buddhist music and folk art performances will be played in the temple as ...

A Century of Silence - The New Yorker

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 09:03 PM PST


A Century of Silence
The New Yorker
The Church of Sts. Cyriacus and Julietta, named for an early-Christian child martyr and his mother, is a wide, imposing structure, made of carved volcanic rock, that stands at the center of old Diyarbakir. ... In 1913, lightning destroyed its bell ...

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Addington, Bucks

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL removed - not working

Beddingham, E Sussex

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

Reported as now ringable

Benson, Oxon

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL removed - 404 file not found

Great Horwood, Bucks

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL amended

Newport Pagnell, Bucks

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL removed: server not found

Shenfield, Essex

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL removed - not found

Stonham Aspal, Suffolk

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL amended

Winslow, Bucks

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL added

Woodston, Cambs

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

PN removed (none currently); indication of toilet added

Worlington, Suffolk

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

URL removed - not found

Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church - Daily Beast

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 02:58 PM PST


Daily Beast

Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
Daily Beast
In 1987, Yakunin was amnestied (his conviction was officially vacated four years later), allowed to return to Moscow, and restored to the priesthood in a newly unshackled church. Yet his passion for political change remained undiminished. A founding ...

Donna Scofield: New Year's travel dreams give way to reality - Yakima Herald-Republic

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 04:05 AM PST


Donna Scofield: New Year's travel dreams give way to reality
Yakima Herald-Republic
At midnight we'd go out on the old farmhouse veranda and listen to bells ringing, horns honking and the gunshots from fools firing into the sky, never thinking about where those bullets were going to come to Earth. ... Oh, my, yes, I'd like to have it ...

20 globe-trotting readers share travel tips - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: 27 Dec 2014 12:53 AM PST


20 globe-trotting readers share travel tips
Santa Cruz Sentinel
It has been quite the year for world travelers. Our adventuresome readers have traveled from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the sandy shores of the Cyclades, the jazz-filled cafes of Cuba and even the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.

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