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CurrentissueFrontPage.jpgCurrent issue – 14th April 2014

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Two pages dedicated to caring for our pets.

Three pages full of wonderful ideas for that spring home make-over.


A painting by Brassington artist Roger Allen has been selected from over 1,000 entries to appear alongside work by some of Britain’s leading watercolour artists.  The picture, entitled ‘Fair Brook, Kinder Scout’ shown here, will be on display at the annual exhibition of The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the prestigious Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square in London, between 2 and 19 April 2014.
    Founded in 1831 the RI was established to exhibit the best of progressive watercolours, showing a diversity of styles and techniques.
    Roger also exhibits with the Peak District Artisans group and his work is regularly on show at the Ridgeway Gallery in Rutland Square, Bakewell and the Upstairs Gallery in Broad Street, Leek.

printanddesign.jpgEaster Fun – Easter Fair on Sunday, 13 April 2014
On Sunday, 13th April Birchover Carnival Committee are hosting an Easter Fair from 1.30-3.30pm.
    Come along to the Village Hall for fun and activities, crafts, entertainment, burst a balloon tombola and raffle. 
    Decorate an Easter cupcake, egg, make an Easter card, or just enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
    FREE ENTRY.  All monies raised towards Birchover Carnival 2014.  You might even see the Easter Bunny!


Cambodian Horror Crash Stuns Derbyshire Charity Expedition
Long distance cyclists Dave Cook and Paul Cave of Baslow, Derbyshire, have vowed to carry on with their 9000-mile charity ride through South-East Asia despite a nightmare coach crash in Cambodia which left one of their team and a friend in hospital and saw some of their most valuable equipment looted from the wreckage of the overturned bus.
    Reports reaching England reveal that the ‘Action4Asia’ expedition’s communications officer, Norwegian schoolteacher Arja Soermo and her friend, Catherine Henson, both received head injuries when the coach travelling towards Phnom-Penh crashed at speed at 5am, ran into a deep roadside ditch and overturned.  The indications are that the driver fell asleep at the wheel.
    Arja’s injuries needed stitches. Catherine, who was on a short visit to the team from Norway, was given an MRI scan and found to have internal bleeding at the back of her head. She may now be flown to Bangkok for more specialist treatment.
    In the confusion following the crash, thieves targeted the expedition’s luggage and stole their laptop, action camera and hard drive containing valuable video footage, as well as Catherine’s purse with her bank cards and Ipod.
    “We are finding it hard to communicate with the doctors because of language problems. Both girls have been traumatized by the accident but we think Arja will carry on with us”, said former Lady Manners School student Dave in a message back to Derbyshire this week.
    Arja and Catherine were travelling on the bus from Siem-Reap to Phnom-Penh because Cambodian Customs officials would not allow the expedition’s support vehicle to travel through the country.
    The Rotary Club of Phnom-Penh helped the team with various problems after the crash.  Rotarians also came to the rescue after Paul was involved in a low-speed, minor collision with a scooter in Thailand which buckled the front wheel of his bike.
    Primary objective of the ‘Action4Asia’ expedition is to document - on film and in the social media - life in the nine countries through which they travel and the work being undertaken by international aid agencies to improve the lot of local people, many of whom eke out a miserable living in the most basic of conditions.
    A secondary aim is to raise funds for UNICEF and the Derbyshire-based Rotary Club of Wirksworth’s internationally-acclaimed Aquabox project which provides clean water for communities affected by man-made or natural disasters.
    The expedition still has to travel through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and India before it reaches its final destination in Mumbai.
    The route includes areas of arid desert and scrubland, steamy jungle and high mountain Himalayan passes in conditions ranging from hot and humid, intense cold, snow and monsoon rains.

Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ Stanton Moor
Sally knows Stanton Moor well and never fails to enjoy its maze of footpaths, character, charm and far reaching views. Although the easiest approach may well be from the west, Sally decided to go for the long-haul hike up from Rowsley on this walk, with the Earl Grey tower as an occasional beacon to aim for.

To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 52.

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