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RBL Billingham Branch Update

RBL Billingham Branch Update

Billingham Branch of the Royal British Legion was treated to a special performance by the Kapa Haka group “Te Rerenga o Te Rā” following their successful inclusion in the Billingham Folklore Festival. Translated from Maori to “Flight Across the Heavens” the group are sponsored by the New Zealand equivalent of the Legion. ey gave a


Billingham Catholic Club Enter The Good Beer Guide

Good Beer? Yes for 9th Year Running at Billingham Catholic Club! CAMRA award winners and renown for their real ale Billingham Catholic Club have been entered into e Good Beer Guide for the 9th Year running. Full credit to John Rigg and the Bar Team for maintaining the high standards needed for inclusion. If you’ve


We WHEELIE need your help at the Foodbank!

Please can you help the Billingham Foodbank one more time please by donating to our virginmoneygiving – www. page so we can replace their antiquated vehicle! e foodbank was established in 2012 and provides help for people in crisis through the provision of food and much wider support to help address any underlying causes.


WI Celebrating 50 years

 e group meets on the second ursday of each month, except August, in the Community Centre, Cli on Avenue, Billingham at 7pm. September 14th is Open Night, when anyone – including men – is welcome to attend. John Ivison will give a talk about the iconic Transporter Bridge – the only working bridge of this


Carter – We Love You

Twenty nine year old Craig Carter sung his heart out for us as he competed on ITV’s The Voice and viewers up and down the country were certainly not impressed when Gavin Rossdale chose his final act to go through to the quarter-final as Truly Scrumptious instead of ‘Carter’. Fans on twitter went crazy saying


News from Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir

Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir was formed at the beginning of the year through the amalgamation of Stockton and Synthonia Male Voice Choirs.  We had a very successful first annual concert on 1st October at Holy Trinity Church, Stockton.  Our Musical Director is Janet Howells who also conducts the ladies of the Middleton Choir from


Take Heart Commended By High Sherriff

Take Heart Support Group, a community group supporting cardiac patients at risk of heart disease, has been presented an award for voluntary work in the community from the High Sherriff of North Yorkshire. Operating for 26 years the group were shortlisted for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, it is a tremendous achievement to be


Billingham Leader is named one of Britain’s Best Care Managers

An inspirational Billingham-based care leader has been shortlisted at this year’s prestigious National Care Awards. Andy Hood, Service Leader of Tees Alive in Billingham, has been shortlisted for the Special Needs Manager award. Tees Alive is a day care service that o ers adults with learning disabilities an innovative programme of leisure, education and vocational


Celebrating Our Enterprising Community

We have a host of wonderful community centres right here on our doorstep and, even our schools and churches are venturing into running cra fairs too – great to visit and buy quirky and unique products but how do you even get started ‘being an exhibitor’ at a cra fair? When you rst start out

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