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May 7 2015 6:56 PM - Slate Magazine

Posted: 07 May 2015 03:58 PM PDT


Slate Magazine

May 7 2015 6:56 PM
Slate Magazine
A far cry from the efficient killing machines found in modern arsenals, these medieval handgonnes were at first little more than iron staves hammer-welded in the medieval smithy, or bronze tubes poured in the same foundries that manufactured church ...

Read how the Telegraph covered VE Day in 1945 - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 07 May 2015 03:46 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

Read how the Telegraph covered VE Day in 1945
Telegraph.co.uk
“Field-Marshal Montgomery has reported to the Supreme Allied Commander that all enemy forces in Holland, North-West Germany and Denmark, including Heligoland and the Friesian Islands, have surrendered to the 21st Army Group, with effect at 8 a.m. B.D.S ...

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70 years on, three days of stirring events to mark the joy of VE day - Daily Mail

Posted: 07 May 2015 03:13 PM PDT


Daily Mail

70 years on, three days of stirring events to mark the joy of VE day
Daily Mail
Come nightfall, crowds will gather to see 200 beacons lit across the United Kingdom from Cornwall to Anglesey, Aberdeen and Belfast – via Blackpool Tower. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will light the first one in the grounds of ...

Thousands raised for paralysed Poole Gymnasts journey home - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 07 May 2015 01:02 PM PDT


Bournemouth Echo

Thousands raised for paralysed Poole Gymnasts journey home
Bournemouth Echo
Dina Amos-Larkin, 21, from Poole, was paralysed from the chest down after falling from her 4th floor bedroom balcony in Salou whilst on a sports tour on the 2nd April. A Go Fund me account was set up to raise the money needed to bring home the ...

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Bell ringers chime in to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance at spring concert - Staff Newsletter

Posted: 07 May 2015 11:09 AM PDT


Staff Newsletter

Bell ringers chime in to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance at spring concert
Staff Newsletter
Handbell team The Inn Ringers are teaming up with vocal group Musica, who will be performing songs from stage and screen, for their annual spring concert on Saturday, May 16, at Meir Heath Village Hall. The spring concert starts at 2.30pm. Tickets cost ...

Rita recalls VE Day as special Beacon to be lit on Castle Island - Impartial Reporter

Posted: 07 May 2015 11:00 AM PDT


Rita recalls VE Day as special Beacon to be lit on Castle Island
Impartial Reporter
The VE Day commemoration events will conclude this Saturday, May 9, at 11am, when St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen, will join with other Cathedrals and Churches across the UK in ringing a full peal of bells. Jump to first paragraph. Social: People ...

VE day: North East plays its role in national commemorations - ChronicleLive

Posted: 07 May 2015 10:39 AM PDT


ChronicleLive

VE day: North East plays its role in national commemorations
ChronicleLive
Joining them will be bell-ringers from St Nicholas's Church in Durham marketplace and St Brandon's Church in Brancepeth. The region is holding events of its own too. St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle will hold its own bell-ringing from 5.30pm to 6 ...

Discovering That I Am My Mother And The Sheer Joy Of What That Means ... - Bustle

Posted: 07 May 2015 09:32 AM PDT


Bustle

Discovering That I Am My Mother And The Sheer Joy Of What That Means ...
Bustle
When I think back to my childhood, I see her as this lovely woman who would let me play superhero with clean towels as she brought them down from the clothesline, her laugh ringing out as sweet as June as I weaved between drying bed sheets, my face ...

Meet the Poole woman crowned Mrs United Kingdom 2015 - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 07 May 2015 09:19 AM PDT


Bournemouth Echo

Meet the Poole woman crowned Mrs United Kingdom 2015
Bournemouth Echo
'BEAUTY comes in all shapes and sizes' – that's the inspiration behind a Dorset woman being crowned Mrs United Kingdom 2015. Btissam Mikram, from Dorset, was crowned 'Mrs United Kingdom Beautiful 2015' at a glittering ceremony in Wales on Saturday, ...

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VE Day celebrations at St Mary's Church in Melton - Melton Times

Posted: 07 May 2015 08:38 AM PDT


Melton Times

VE Day celebrations at St Mary's Church in Melton
Melton Times
Other activities on the day include the chance to learn old-fashioned dances at 11.20am and 1pm, flag and hat making, a paper aeroplane competition, a party including jelly and ice cream and the chance to look at displays and memorabilia about VE Day.

Are you emotionally prepared to handle retirement? - Yahoo7 News

Posted: 07 May 2015 07:23 AM PDT


Yahoo7 News

Are you emotionally prepared to handle retirement?
Yahoo7 News
Going back to our daydreams of what we anticipate retirement to be and our goals to take great vacations or practice our golf swing, those nearing retirement may not fully grasp all of the additional time they'll have on their hands. When you think in ...
Chinese startup bets on $5.6B healthcare revamp Yahoo News

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Bells will be ringing - Moberly Monitor Index

Posted: 07 May 2015 07:22 AM PDT


Moberly Monitor Index

Bells will be ringing
Moberly Monitor Index
In preparation for their 175th Anniversary work has begun on the church's bell tower at 514 W. Rollins. The chimes have been silent for 15 years, but Bill Bugh of Top Rung in Tennessee, is in Moberly this week repairing and restoring the tubular bells ...

VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports - CBC.ca

Posted: 07 May 2015 07:01 AM PDT


CBC.ca

VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports
CBC.ca
The account of what happened in the lives of Canadian soldier Wilf Gildersleeve and Margriet Blaisse, a young woman living in Amsterdam. ... Victory flags are flying high, church bells are ringing, and people are celebrating in the streets. It's May 7 ...

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Flag-waving fun as war draws to a close - NW Evening Mail

Posted: 07 May 2015 06:13 AM PDT


NW Evening Mail

Flag-waving fun as war draws to a close
NW Evening Mail
A peal was rung on the priory bells at Cartmel. In Millom, the Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band toured the streets at night before playing for a dance in the Market Square. There was also dancing in the streets at Ulverston. All the town's churches and ...

Feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds - Oxford Mail

Posted: 07 May 2015 05:53 AM PDT


Feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds
Oxford Mail
Local dancers, singers and musicians will be fuelling the festival spirit so don't miss performances from the Mason's Apron Morris dancers, the St Mary's Bell Ringers and the Junior Town Band. No May ... Mary's Church, Church Green, Witney. Tickets £2 ...

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VE Day 70th anniversary to bring celebrations across London - getwestlondon

Posted: 07 May 2015 04:47 AM PDT


getwestlondon

VE Day 70th anniversary to bring celebrations across London
getwestlondon
At 11am on Saturday (May 9) across London and the UK, churches and cathedrals will ring their bells as a nationwide mark of celebration before a 1940s themed party is held at Horse Guards Parade Ground. Sunday will see Her Majesty the Queen and the ...

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UK Elections: Conservative, Labour in Dead Heat Electoral Battle - Outlook

Posted: 07 May 2015 04:01 AM PDT


UK Elections: Conservative, Labour in Dead Heat Electoral Battle
Outlook
The UK went to polls today with incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron's bid for a second term on knife-edge as his ruling Conservative Party was locked in a tense electoral battle with the opposition Labour in the country's closest election in decades.

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VE Day anniversary commemorations where you are - ITV News

Posted: 07 May 2015 03:44 AM PDT


ITV News

VE Day anniversary commemorations where you are
ITV News
On Saturday, a peal of bells will ring out from Leicester Cathedral, and on Sunday, prayers will be said during morning service. DERBY: The ... NORTHAMPTON: A service at All Saints' Church at 2pm on Friday, followed by a two-minute silence. CORBY: A ...
Where To Mark VE Day In London Londonist

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Monotony and the sacred: a brief history of drone music - ABC Online

Posted: 07 May 2015 02:09 AM PDT


ABC Online

Monotony and the sacred: a brief history of drone music
ABC Online
The practice of creating melodic patterns over a single sustained or repeated note stretches back to the ancient Middle East, and instruments that produce drones are as old as music itself. Few people are indifferent to the .... It's easy to detect ...

Looking back at Isle of Wight history - Isle of Wight County Press

Posted: 07 May 2015 02:01 AM PDT


Isle of Wight County Press

Looking back at Isle of Wight history
Isle of Wight County Press
At just 4ft 6in, the 11 year old, from St Lawrence, could handle bells more than 20 times his own weight. He amazed fellow campanologists in the tower of St Saviour-on-the-Cliff, Shanklin, where he was the latest in a long line of the Downer family to ...

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Abbey Bells To Ring For 70th Anniversary Of VE Day - NOW Bath

Posted: 07 May 2015 01:15 AM PDT


NOW Bath

Abbey Bells To Ring For 70th Anniversary Of VE Day
NOW Bath
... Abbey's bell ringing team as the Abbey's bells were rung 70 years ago on 8th May for VE day and recorded for a BBC broadcast. It was then included in a 78 gramophone record of VE Day ringing, with Westminster Abbey, York Minster, Coventry Cathedral ...

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Polling starts in UK's knife-edge general election - Business Standard

Posted: 07 May 2015 12:18 AM PDT


Belfast Telegraph

Polling starts in UK's knife-edge general election
Business Standard
Historically, certain constituencies have a history of being won by the party that goes on to form the next government. They are known as bellwethers in reference to the old practice of putting a bell round the neck of a ram so that its ringing would ...
General Election 2015 explained: Seats The Independent

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Paragould under watchful eyes of Lady Liberty - NWAOnline

Posted: 07 May 2015 12:02 AM PDT


NWAOnline

Paragould under watchful eyes of Lady Liberty
NWAOnline
11, 1924), with a parade featuring floats of the Liberty Bell, George Washington and Betsy Ross. Evidently the only earlier copy of the ... Built of red brick, it has a low-pitch hip roof topped by a square tower with clock and belfry. Next door stands ...

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Tributes to walker who died in 60ft Lake District plunge - This Is Lancashire

Posted: 06 May 2015 11:40 PM PDT


This Is Lancashire

Tributes to walker who died in 60ft Lake District plunge
This Is Lancashire
Mrs Stears, who was married to Bryan Stears, was a member of The Lancashire Association of Change Ringers and was a bell ringer at St Bartholemew Church in Westhoughton. Chris Bracegirdle, Rector of St Bartholemew Church said he was devastated by ...

Tributes to walker who died in 60ft Lake District plunge - The Bolton News

Posted: 06 May 2015 11:35 PM PDT


The Bolton News

Tributes to walker who died in 60ft Lake District plunge
The Bolton News
Mrs Stears, who was married to Bryan Stears, was a member of The Lancashire Association of Change Ringers and was a bell ringer at St Bartholemew Church in Westhoughton. Chris Bracegirdle, Rector of St Bartholemew Church said he was devastated by ...

VE day bells ring out at St Peter's Church, in Hartshorne - Burton Mail

Posted: 06 May 2015 10:51 PM PDT


VE day bells ring out at St Peter's Church, in Hartshorne
Burton Mail
A CHURCH is to sound its bells for 30 minutes to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Bell-ringers at St Peter's Church, in Church Street, Hartshorne, will ring from 11am on Saturday for 30 minutes. Derbyshire churches are all ...

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Great George tolls to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day - University of Bristol

Posted: 06 May 2015 09:14 PM PDT


University of Bristol

Great George tolls to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day
University of Bristol
Great George will join thousands of bells across the country as part of a simultaneous bell-ringing at 11am to remember the significant moment when the Second World War ended in Europe in 1945. The University of ... Luckily the iconic tower remained ...

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Report confirms NFL had chance to avoid #DeflateGate - NBCSports.com

Posted: 06 May 2015 08:29 PM PDT


Report confirms NFL had chance to avoid #DeflateGate
NBCSports.com
The Ted Wells report insists, at footnote 25 on page 46, that the NFL did not launch a “sting” operation against the Patriots. But that's not the impression the body of the report creates. Regardless of what the effort is labeled, the Wells report ...

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Social media users 'traumatised' - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 06 May 2015 07:48 PM PDT


Bournemouth Echo

Social media users 'traumatised'
Bournemouth Echo
Large numbers of people are being traumatised by violent and disturbing photos of news events on social media, research suggests. Scientists investigated the "vicarious" psychological effect of images relating to distressing events such as the 9/11 ...

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Conscience votes set the scene for high drama - ABC Online

Posted: 06 May 2015 07:22 PM PDT


ABC Online

Conscience votes set the scene for high drama
ABC Online
And when he left the chamber to loiter in Kings Hall, he spied the portly figure of Labor's Bert James attempting to hide behind a pillar. James, a former prison warden and fierce supporter of the death penalty, had absented himself from his party ...

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Calendar - San Jose Mercury News

Posted: 06 May 2015 06:30 PM PDT


Calendar
San Jose Mercury News
Rising Stars: San Jose Chamber Orchestra takes a sneak peek at the next generation of musicians at its annual young artist concert, featuring works by Chen Gang, Howard Hanson, Haydn and Holst, and premieres by Michael Touchi, Craig Mason and Trevor ...

Solemnity gives Latin mass appeal - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Posted: 06 May 2015 06:06 PM PDT


Solemnity gives Latin mass appeal
TheChronicleHerald.ca
KITCHENER, Ont. — Parishioners gather at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church for a special kind of mass. You will see about 40 people in pews, women with their hair covered by lace kerchiefs and most congregants praying quietly, with no talking between ...

Asheville music club scene this week - Asheville Citizen-Times

Posted: 06 May 2015 05:41 PM PDT


Asheville music club scene this week
Asheville Citizen-Times
Altamont Theatre: The Tall Pines, Casey Driessen, 8 p.m., $12/$15, 18 Church St., Asheville, www.thealtamont.com. Black Mountain Ale ... New Mountain: Cherokee Red, Warm The Bell, The Toothe, 10 p.m., $5/$7, 38 N. French Broad Ave., Asheville. www ...

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Cothelstone, Som

Posted: 06 May 2015 04:00 PM PDT

Despite remaining u/r, no longer GF

Guisborough, N Yorks

Posted: 06 May 2015 04:00 PM PDT

URL removed (new site being prepared; not yet fully working)

Old Malton, N Yorks

Posted: 06 May 2015 04:00 PM PDT

Indication of toilet facility added

Quake teams 'saving many lives' - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 06 May 2015 10:22 AM PDT


Quake teams 'saving many lives'
Bournemouth Echo
He said: "We are waiting for the phone to ring and dreading the phone ringing simultaneously. It is a horrible feeling. "We are hoping Matt wasn't in the village at that time. The family are holding in but it has not been easy. "The only option we have ...

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What makes a government legitimate? - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 06 May 2015 08:54 AM PDT


Bournemouth Echo

What makes a government legitimate?
Bournemouth Echo
Milibands interventionist policies will be bad for big business and making the markets uneasy will have a negative effect on investor confidence. This will result in firms moving out and/or reduced investment which impacts on prouctivity,jobs and re ...

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Today's Bell Ringer, May 6 - NBCNews.com

Posted: 06 May 2015 08:08 AM PDT


NBCNews.com

Today's Bell Ringer, May 6
NBCNews.com
CNBC Cloud company Rackspace Hosting will ring the opening bell at the NYSE, and semiconductor maker AMD at the Nasdaq. Published May 6th 2015, 8:05 am. advertisement. Related Videos. (1:59) Playing Next Next ...

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