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Plymouth Evening Herald, The, July 07, 2012


Sign Up for St Luke's Swimathon

ST LUKE'S is making a splash at the Plymouth Life Centre today. The St Luke's Hospice bear, along with staff and volunteers, will be at the leisure centre from 11am to 2pm to encourage swimmers to sign up for the charity's Swimathon. The fundraiser will take place on August 25 at the Life Centre.

Experienced Kayaker Died On River Run

A RESPECTED and experienced kayaker drowned as he paddled a river in the French Alps, an inquest heard. Paul Soanes was a long-time member of the Port of Plymouth Canoeing Association (PPCA).

Birdies, Eagles and Donkeys

A CHARITY golf day open to men, ladies and mixed pairs, will be raising money for donkey riding therapy sessions. The event which includes coffee, a bacon roll, 18 holes of golf and a two course meal, is to be held at Staddon Heights Golf Club, Plymstock on Tuesday, July 10. Fundraising is in aid of the Elisabeth Svensden Trust's centre in Ivybridge. The charity provide around 150 children with special needs and disabilities from 30 local schools in the city and surrounding areas with donkey ...

Have Say On Centre

RESIDENTS in Mainstone are being asked to support their local community centre and have a say on what activities they would like to see there. Supporters say that although there is a playgroup in the mornings, most afternoons the hall stands empty.

Plan for Island Is 'Still On'

A SCHEME to transform Drake's Island into a Pounds 10 million luxury hotel resort is still on the cards - and the island is NOT for sale. The island's owner, Dan Mc-Cauley, has "categorically" scotched rumours he is pulling out and selling up by saying: "The island is not for sale."

Backing Down ; Your Say

I MUST say I am one of those who just does not bother to vote in local elections - it seems a waste of time. I know that this is not a good attitude as it is everyone's duty to vote but recent reports about the airport just confirm my feelings that it is a waste of time.

Undemocratic ; Your Say...

I completely agree with Ms Alf Cullicott (Your Say 29 June), regarding the use of the word 'democracy' by our elected political representatives. Democratic government by all people through elected representatives, is a form of society, ignoring hereditary class distinctions and tolerating minority views."

I Wear My Art ; Your Say...

MY NAME is Mandii, I am 21 and have 22 tattoos. I am not ashamed of any of them as they all have personal meaning. I think what David Parlby said about being scared of someone who is heavily tattooed is pathetic. The Government wonder why so many people are out of employment and yet most companies will not employ people with visible tattoos. This is a form of discrimination and stops people from expressing themselves. Some people hang their art, I wear mine.

Missed Opportunity for Our Military City ; Your Say...

THE selection of Plymouth, the home of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, as the national focus for Armed Forces Day was welcomed by all when it was announced earlier this year, with great hopes of an amazing event. While the day was splendid it was not amazing and as the city council failed to provide the leadership and direction to make sure that the day provided the wow factor and instead our elected politicians failed to deliver yet again.

Mary's Words to Be Heeded ; We Say

MARY LACEY is never afraid to speak out on behalf of pensioners. But her comments today on how the soaring cost of living is crippling pensioners deserve a special hearing. Mrs Lacey, who has been chairman of Plymouth Senior Citizens' Forum for many years, says pensioners are facing a struggle to afford anything.

Vandals' Scrawlings Are Not Art ; We Say

THEY may think they are suffering for their 'art', but the graffiti artists going to great lengths to vandalise a flyover are heading for a fall. City police are determined to catch the taggers who are also at risk of injury in their bid to spray garish tags under the road bridge at marsh Mills.

I've No Regrets Over Decision On Tonia: Alexei

THE man who decided not to let Plymouth golden girl Tonia Couch compete as an individual at the Olympics said he has 'no regrets' during a visit to the city. Team GB's diving performance director, Alexei Evangulov, said he was "absolutely sure" he'd made the right decision selecting Monique Gladding for the Olympics solo event over Tonia, despite Tonia producing better results.

Bb Handgun Threat ; Newsbriefs

A BOY of 16 has admitted threatening a girl with a black BB handgun. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence on January 6 when he appeared at Plymouth Crown Court.

Heroin Accusations ; Newsbriefs

A MAN has appeared in court accused of supplying heroin to an undercover police officer. David Moffat, aged 41, faced Plymouth magistrates in custody via the videolink to answer four charges of dealing drugs.He allegedly supplied the officer with heroin on February 7, February 9 and February 13. Moffat, of Mostyn Avenue, Lipson, is further charged with supplying a Class B drug called NRG2 to the same officer on February 15. He indicated 'no plea' to all four matters. Magistrates directed the ...

Drugs Supply Plot Charge ; Newsbriefs

ANOTHER man has appeared in court accused of plotting to bring Class A drugs from Liverpool to Plymouth. Carl Barlow, aged 22, faced city magistrates charged with conspiring with 12 named individuals and others unknown to supply drugs between January 2011 and May this year. He appeared from Exeter Prison via the videolink. Barlow, of Savage Road, St Budeaux, was told the case would be sent to Plymouth Crown Court.

'Parky' has Glimpse Into New World

TALKSHOW legend Sir Michael Parkinson patrolled the Tamar during a visit to HMS Raleigh. Sir Michael, known to many as 'Parky', described the trip to the region's largest Royal Navy training base as "inspiring".

Raiders Armed with Knife and Hammer

THESE dramatic images show the terrifying moment a knifeman and his hammer-wielding pal are alleged to have robbed a city bookies. Detectives have released the CCTV stills exclusively to The Herald, as they step up their investigation.

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