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Merseybells news feed as published


COMMUNITY NEWS: Kemble/Somerford Keynes/Poole Keynes - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 07:12 AM PST


COMMUNITY NEWS: Kemble/Somerford Keynes/Poole Keynes
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
SUNDAY services for the parish are in All Saints Kemble at 9.30am Holy Communion followed by the Parochial Church Council discussion meeting on the church reordering proposals. This is the chance to explore ideas and consider how 'the church' might ...

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Moose Lake goes vintage for Valentine's Day - Pine Journal

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 06:17 AM PST


Moose Lake goes vintage for Valentine's Day
Pine Journal
“I am sure almost everyone of you older ladies had one or two … little organdy aprons that you got for waitressing at a wedding,” said emcee Mrs. Lou Hall, bringing peals of laughter and nods of agreement from the room filled with women and a handful ...

Bristol school celebrates outstanding OFSTED report - with bells on - Bristol Post

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 05:45 AM PST


Bristol school celebrates outstanding OFSTED report - with bells on
Bristol Post
Bristol school celebrates outstanding OFSTED report - with bells on ... The school rang the church bells on Friday afternoon for half an hour to celebrate their good news. Chair of ... "Schools often celebrate positive inspection reports by putting up ...

Churches show love during February - Newnan Times-Herald

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 12:36 AM PST


Newnan Times-Herald

Churches show love during February
Newnan Times-Herald
“The sanctus bell is a bell rung by a verger during the Eucharist to emphasize and call attention to particular moments in the liturgy. The bell may be a small hand bell or set of bells, or a gong rung with a clapper, or the tower bell of the church ...

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Freeport FebFest winds up for a big finish - Lewiston Sun Journal

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:07 PM PST


Freeport FebFest winds up for a big finish
Lewiston Sun Journal
The event features short films on conservation topics, including “1,000 Feet & Below,” about Maine's smaller ski areas. Coastal Winds and the Pine Tree Academy Band will perform a pops concert that evening at 7 p.m. in the Pine Tree Academy gymnasium.

Adaptation of Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' not a sweet success - Los Angeles Times

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 05:49 PM PST


Los Angeles Times

Adaptation of Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' not a sweet success
Los Angeles Times
Italian writer Umberto Eco has died at age 84. His first and one of his best-known novels, "The Name of the Rose," was adapted into a film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater in 1986. This review of the film originally appeared in The Times on Sept.

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Sana forced to cut short speech on train project - The News International

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:14 PM PST


The News International

Sana forced to cut short speech on train project
The News International
The Speaker ordered ringing of bells but it remained fruitless in bringing the required number of treasury members in the House. Opposition's Ms Shehnila Ruth ... Accusing the government of deliberately destroying the historic architecture and cultural ...
'Quorum woe' prevents train project debate conclusionDAWN.com
No other funds to be diverted to train project, PA toldThe Nation

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Halton pub landlords pledge to tackle anti social behaviour - Runcorn and Widnes World

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 11:36 AM PST


Runcorn and Widnes World

Halton pub landlords pledge to tackle anti social behaviour
Runcorn and Widnes World
They include the Childe of Hale and Wellington in Hale village, Four Topped Oak, Eight Towers, Church View and Establishment Widnes, and Chambers in Runcorn. Other ArchAngel venues in Runcorn ... In Widnes they include Bradley, Cricketer's Arms ...

A journey through Italy's lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites - L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 11:30 AM PST


L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)

A journey through Italy's lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites
L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)
Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning ...

Daily Meditation: Springtime - Huffington Post

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 10:00 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Springtime
Huffington Post
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's post features a poem written by late author ...

After Six Years Pantha Du Prince is Back with a New Album - THUMP

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:24 AM PST


THUMP

After Six Years Pantha Du Prince is Back with a New Album
THUMP
The Triad, which comes out in May, is a reference to the band that now backs Weber, which includes members of the Norwegian campanology ensemble The Bell Laboratory and Scott Mao of Queens (formerly Queens on Dial). In a press release, Weber said: ...

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Bell of the balls - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:20 AM PST


Bell of the balls
The Times (subscription)
Sir, Your report (Feb 18) on whether bellringing is a sport overshadows the perennial issue for bellringers: should it be classified as church music? As a former “pealer”, I think that a skilfully executed “Grandsire” or “Stedman” from the belltower ...

Suzdal's outdoor museum: Preserving the traditions of wooden architecture - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 08:40 AM PST


Suzdal's outdoor museum: Preserving the traditions of wooden architecture
Russia Beyond the Headlines
In 1967, Suzdal was officially designated by the Soviet government as a historical heritage site. An important component of this ... The most imposing structure ​at the Suzdal museum of wooden architecture is the Church of the Transfiguration, built in ...

Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2016: Check out these local fish frys for the second week of Lent - cleveland.com

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 08:24 AM PST


cleveland.com

Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2016: Check out these local fish frys for the second week of Lent
cleveland.com
216-741-1880. Bell Tower/St. John Bosco Church, 6480 Pearl Road, Parma Heights. Fish Fry. Entree Choices of Deep Fried or Broiled Alaskan Pollock, Pierogi or Eggplant Lasagna-dinners include: coleslaw, roll & butter, dessert, choice of coffee, tea and ...

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The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India - Smithsonian

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 05:11 AM PST


Smithsonian

The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India
Smithsonian
The church spire is as much a part of the landscape as the temple tower and the mosque's minaret. Although Christians constitute only 18.4 percent of Kerala's 34 ... The real showpieces of Kerala Christianity are its heritage churches, which express a ...

Redditch Snowdrop Festival bring hundreds to smell the flowers - Redditch Standard

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:16 AM PST


Redditch Standard

Redditch Snowdrop Festival bring hundreds to smell the flowers
Redditch Standard
Mayor of Redditch Councillor Pattie Hill was also in attendance, presenting prizes and certificates for the Children's Poetry Competition – Harriet Irving and Megan Beaman from Moons Moat First School. Due to the interest in 'chiming', the church's ...

£400000 renovation plans for Holy Trinity Church in Minchinhampton going on public display - Stroud News and Journal

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:10 AM PST


Stroud News and Journal

£400000 renovation plans for Holy Trinity Church in Minchinhampton going on public display
Stroud News and Journal
The interior renovation will see £400,000 splashed out on transforming the 174 year old church in Bell Lane back to its former glory. The proposals will be ... Minchinhampton Rector the Rev Helen Bailey, churchwardens, and members of the group ...

Heritage BC honours preservation efforts - Delta-Optimist

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 02:15 AM PST


Heritage BC honours preservation efforts
Delta-Optimist
In 2012, the bell tower and building foundations were collapsing, but with careful repair the former church building is now home to the Delta Optimist. The Heritage BC Awards recognize best practices and high standards in heritage conservation. The ...

Fenton, Lincs

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Tenor note amended (from A); nominal: Ab-22c

Lenton, Lincs

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Tenor noted amended (from Bb); nominal: A+12c

Littlehempston, Devon

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Indication of toilet facility added

Mareham le Fen, Lincs

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Tenor note amended (from G); nominal: F#+9c

Radley, Oxon

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Building work now completed

Stamford, S George, Lincs

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Tenor note added (nominal: Bb+16c)

Should bell-ringing get sport status? - The Sun

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 03:54 PM PST


The Sun

Should bell-ringing get sport status?
The Sun
A BID to turn bell-ringing into a sport has failed to chime with officials. It was hoped sporting status would bring in new bell-ringers and raise the pastime's profile. Enthusiasts, known as campanologists, claim the activity burns up as many calories ...
Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal...ChristianToday
Bell ringing to become a sport?Premier

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Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal... - ChristianToday

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 10:21 AM PST


ChristianToday

Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal...
ChristianToday
Forget the Superbowl, the Olympics and the World Cup. There's a new sport in town. And it's happening in your town... Church Bell-ringing! According to a lively debate going on in their in-house magazine – Ringing World – some campanologists think ...
Bell ringing to become a sport?Premier
Should bell-ringing get sport status?The Sun

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TRAVEL: Bonjour to all things literary - Swindon Advertiser

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 05:22 AM PST


Swindon Advertiser

TRAVEL: Bonjour to all things literary
Swindon Advertiser
TEN steps, two more - right, nearly there. I caught my mother's hand as she lurched perilously on the tiny landing of Le Gros Horloge's viewing platform. Scrambling for ways to keep my frail mother upright, giving her a boost up narrow dungeon-like ...

Resident frustrated with bell ringers - Northern Natal Courier (blog)

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 05:17 AM PST


Northern Natal Courier (blog)

Resident frustrated with bell ringers
Northern Natal Courier (blog)
School children constantly ringing a gate bell and running away has left one Dannhauser resident frustrated. Fathima Khan, a resident of Albert Street, Dannhauser, has had to endure school children, from the nearby primary school, ringing the bell at ...

Bell Ringing To Become A Sport? - Daily Capital (Capital TV)

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 12:50 AM PST


Daily Capital (Capital TV)

Bell Ringing To Become A Sport?
Daily Capital (Capital TV)
Some campanologists, better known as bell ringers, argue it is a form of exercise and being given sports status would give the activity more funding and encourage new recruits. A bell ringing session can last around three hours and bell ringers say it ...

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Bell ringing to become a sport? - Premier

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 12:34 AM PST


Premier

Bell ringing to become a sport?
Premier
Michael Wigney, London Diocesean Guild of Church Bell Ringers, told Premier's News Hour some people are worried it will take away from worship: "Most bells are obviously in churches and to say it's a sport may detract from the objective to ring the ...

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The line-up for Dublin's St Patrick's Day Festival looks AMAZING - Irish Mirror

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 11:03 PM PST


Irish Mirror

The line-up for Dublin's St Patrick's Day Festival looks AMAZING
Irish Mirror
The theme of this year's St Patrick's Day Festival is Imagine If and it will run in Dublin from March 17 to 20. The weekend is expected to attract more than 100,000 overseas visitors and generate a staggering €73 million in extra revenue. The popular I ...

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Hits and Misses - Vail Daily News

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 04:44 PM PST


Hits and Misses
Vail Daily News
Mark Huggeniv and Deacon Steve Baird of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration taking ashes and prayers on the road for Ash Wednesday, working their way through Vail and Beaver Creek's villages. HIT: To the biomass plant in Gypsum finally running ...

A ding-dong in the belfry for sport status - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:08 PM PST


The Times (subscription)

A ding-dong in the belfry for sport status
The Times (subscription)
The idea, put forward in Ringing World as a means of attracting young recruits and extra funding, has divided Britain's 40,000 bellringers amid fears that it would sever the link between campanology and the church. Others argue that bellringers must ...

Morgan Square clock tower puts best faces forward - Spartanburg Herald Journal

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 10:26 AM PST


Morgan Square clock tower puts best faces forward
Spartanburg Herald Journal
With two faces installed, Larry Mulling, Shaun Holzkamper and Mike Walker carry the third face to the clock tower to be installed in downtown Spartanburg on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN BYRUM/john.byrum@shj.com ...

New faces installed on Morgan Square clock tower - Spartanburg Herald Journal

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 10:16 AM PST


New faces installed on Morgan Square clock tower
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Technicians with Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry out of Charleston installed four new, 65-inch aluminum faces as part of $23,000 worth of upgrades to make the clock fully functional again. In January, the company removed the remaining wooden clock faces ...

In Borneo's Ruined Forests, Nomads Have Nowhere to Go - Smithsonian

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 08:12 AM PST


Smithsonian

In Borneo's Ruined Forests, Nomads Have Nowhere to Go
Smithsonian
A bird keeps letting out a four-note call that sounds like a bell chime, or a ringing cellphone. Heading back to the longhouse, I pass a large clearing where a .... We hear a chorus of gibbons down in the valley, then the crickets, then the six o'clock ...

Ding-dong for bell ringers as row breaks out over bid to be classed as a sport - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 08:08 AM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

Ding-dong for bell ringers as row breaks out over bid to be classed as a sport
Telegraph.co.uk
A bell-ringing session can last as long as three hours, so proponents argue it requires stamina and physical fitness. Readers of Ringing World have written to the magazine insisting the church activity is “an art and a sport”, as demonstrated by ...

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Ding-dong debate: Should church bell ringing be reclassified as a SPORT? - Express.co.uk

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 05:46 AM PST


Express.co.uk

Ding-dong debate: Should church bell ringing be reclassified as a SPORT?
Express.co.uk
... as a sport in order to gain access to more funding, raise its profile and to make it 'cool' for children. Many ringers argue that a peal - a loud ringing of church bells - is physically demanding and competitive, with some sessions lasting as long ...

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Veteran Ivor Turner was given France's highest honour - Western Daily Press

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 02:34 AM PST


Veteran Ivor Turner was given France's highest honour
Western Daily Press
At the time of Mr Turner's funeral the church bells in Rots, will ring to show respect for him, and for another member of 46 Commando, George McLaren, who died at the end of last year. The ceremony has extra poignancy because the church belfry and ...

Historic church bell could be rehomed at Halliwell Jones Stadium if fundraising success continues - Warrington Guardian

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 02:06 AM PST


Warrington Guardian

Historic church bell could be rehomed at Halliwell Jones Stadium if fundraising success continues
Warrington Guardian
THE Halliwell Jones Stadium and Town Hall have been highlighted as potential homes for a historic bell dating back to 1883 if fundraising efforts continue to prosper. Warrington Civic Society has been bidding to save the Crosfield bell and praised the ...

Community is raising the roof at Sausthorpe church - Skegness Standard

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:14 AM PST

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