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posted 2 Sep 2014, 16:15 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 2 Sep 2014, 16:15 ]

Merseybells news feed as published


church bell stopped from ringing - BBC News

Posted: 02 Sep 2014 08:52 AM PDT


BBC News

church bell stopped from ringing
BBC News
Edinburgh City Council is examining ways to make a church bell quieter after learning it exceeds World Health Organisation night-time noise limits. St Stephen's Church in Stockbridge has been chiming every hour for almost 190 years but it is thought ...

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Orlando Bloom jets into Ireland for wedding of actress friend Flora - Irish Independent

Posted: 02 Sep 2014 06:38 AM PDT


Irish Independent

Orlando Bloom jets into Ireland for wedding of actress friend Flora
Irish Independent
The fine art collector transformed the ruins of the church into a majestic wedding venue, which saw over 300 guests jet in from all over the world to celebrate the couple's big day. Flora's sisters Rose and Frances — who were bridesmaids — joined ...

Eleventh annual Canons Park fun day on this weekend - Harrow Times

Posted: 02 Sep 2014 01:35 AM PDT


Eleventh annual Canons Park fun day on this weekend
Harrow Times
But there will be new attractions including kids' bouldering wall and an adult assault course organised by the local Territorial Army group. People will also be able to enjoy a hand-bell ringing display at 3pm and get the chance to find out more about ...

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London's hidden heritage - The West Australian

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 11:37 PM PDT


The West Australian

London's hidden heritage
The West Australian
Bell's biting caricatures of Tony Blair, George W. Bush and the royal family, among others, were showcased in one of the museum's recent temporary exhibitions. The Cartoon Museum is just down the road from the Dickens Museum, ... It reopened at the end ...

Icons of Winona - Wesly Methodist Carillon - Winona Daily News

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 11:22 PM PDT


Icons of Winona - Wesly Methodist Carillon
Winona Daily News
Several times a week, the bells ring out over Winona, hymns and not-quite-hymns, played by a carilloneur perched high above the city, hammering the harmonies on the 14 tuned bells hung higher still in the Wesley United Methodist Church tower. The bell ...

Southampton's Civic Centre Clock Tower bell will not chime for months as ... - Daily Echo

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 09:09 PM PDT


Southampton's Civic Centre Clock Tower bell will not chime for months as ...
Daily Echo
... off for repairs to help us preserve this wonderful landmark. “The good news is that the repairs should be completed in time for winter and the bells will be back on to ring in the New Year in the way that our residents have come to expect over the ...

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PerthNow launches 2014 Wear Purple to Work Day to urge WA to show support ... - NEWS.com.au

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 08:38 PM PDT


PerthNow launches 2014 Wear Purple to Work Day to urge WA to show support ...
NEWS.com.au
The Perth Bell Tower even turned purple on the night, as did the Council House lights. This week, the port city's famous cappuccino strip has already turned purple in preparation for their beloved team's finals bid. The Woodside building in the Perth ...

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Glencrest Civic League will continue to fight distillery - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 07:34 PM PDT


Glencrest Civic League will continue to fight distillery
Fort Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH — The Glencrest Civic League is still smarting from a July City Council decision to allow the historic Glen Garden Country Club to be turned into a whiskey distillery. Members of the Glencrest Civic League believe that they were essentially ...

Trio puts together history of Droitwich - Droitwich Standard

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:11 PM PDT


Droitwich Standard

Trio puts together history of Droitwich
Droitwich Standard
Helen was doctor's wife, mother-of-four, bellringer, volunteer playgroup leader and qualified swimming teacher, teaching at least two generations of Droitwich children - and some adults - to swim. The pair focussed on the local history when they ...

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Salford, Gr Man

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:00 PM PDT

PN info added; URL added

Stanway, Glos

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Bells now deemed unringable (work planned, starting Nov '14)

Union Leaders, NAACP Hold Three Labor Day Rallies Across NC - TWC News

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 08:23 AM PDT


Union Leaders, NAACP Hold Three Labor Day Rallies Across NC
TWC News
RALEIGH—Union and civil rights leaders kicked off a three-stop Talk Union Tour Monday morning. The event was aimed at raising wages and defending workers rights. NC NAACP president Rev. William Barber is helping lead the three-city tour. The tour ...

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The Old Groaner: Expats getting spliced in Turkey - Today's Zaman

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:37 AM PDT


Today's Zaman

The Old Groaner: Expats getting spliced in Turkey
Today's Zaman
Dress still tends to be quite posh if not exactly formal, the meal is more often than not a sit-down affair and (here comes a big difference) the “sit-down” is simultaneous rather than successive; the reception will run from 8 p.m. until an hour or two ...

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Atlanta's Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed - Daily Beast

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 03:37 AM PDT


Atlanta's Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
Daily Beast
They wrote a campaign platform that called, “after four years of failure to restore the Union,” for “a cessation of hostilities.” The party's ... In Chicago, too, a hundred-gun salvo went off and every bell in the city rang out. ... The last Union ...

Stem Cell Research for ALS Causes Concern in Catholic Community - TWC News

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 12:21 AM PDT


Stem Cell Research for ALS Causes Concern in Catholic Community
TWC News
CHARLOTTE—The ALS ice bucket is almost impossible to avoid online; but the challenge, specifically the type of research that it's proceeds may be funding, have some in the Catholic church giving pause. “There is some concern among a lot of Catholics ...

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