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Boat pulled from rocks.

Three lifeboats were called out yesterday after a small fishing boat hit rocks and starting taking in water north of Berwick.

The Burnmouth-based Mizpah was operating near Marshall Meadows when she hit rocks. The skipper alerted coastguards and Berwick lifeboat and fast inshore rescue boat were called out with pumping gear and they managed to plug the leaks. The Mizpah was towed to harbour by Eyemouth lifeboat.

I love my body

PEOPLE in the North-East are more proud of their bodies than their counterparts in other parts of the country, a new survey has found.

The poll commissioned by the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative found that three-quarters of people in the region have body parts they adore ( 30% above the national average ( and 64% have no issue with their own nudity.

Up for award

A VOLUNTEER gardener from Newcastle who has transformed an unused playing field into an award-winning garden has been nominated for a Year of the Volunteer medal.

Ian Cameron works every day at the Scotswood Natural Community Garden, despite suffering from motor neurone disease.

Largest vessel

A BERWICK man has been appointed the master of the world's largest ship.

Jeremy Barrett, a former pupil of Berwick High School is to take charge of the 380m long ultra large crude carrier Oceania. Capt Barrett who lives with his wife and their two children at Meadow Grange joined the Merchant Navy in 1980.

Careers fair

SCHOOL-LEAVERS have a chance to learn about the job opportunities available to them at a careers fair.

Free shuttle buses will run all day from Gateshead Interchange to the Entry to Employment Careers Guidance Event at Gateshead Stadium on July 6. There will be careers advisors on hand and the chance to watch and take part in what hairdressers call `clipper-art' and in a DJ workshop.

Binge fight

TEENAGERS are leading a fight against binge drinking with posters promoting the message across Sunderland.

The youngsters drew up sobering pictures of the realities of alcohol abuse under the slogan "It's all down to drink." The posters will be displayed in secondary schools, youth projects, leisure and sports centres plus community centres across Sunderland.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 4, 2005
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