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AIRMAN''S AWARD AN RAF apprentice from Ashington, Northumberland, has been named top of his training course.

Senior Aircraftman (Technician) Steven Winship of RAF No 1 School of Technical Training was named Aeronautical Hydraulic Apprentice - a prize offered to the RAF by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCoP).

Steve, now stationed at RAF Marham, was awarded a medal, certificate, cheque for pounds 200 and an invitation to be made a Freeman of the WCoP.

GET HOOKED YOUNG anglers can show off their skills during National Fishing Month.

Blyth Freshwater Angling Club, in association with the Angling Development Board, is hosting four beginners' sessions on Meggies Burn with qualified fishing coaches. Equipment and bait is provided . The first two sessions take place on August 12 from 10am to noon and 1-3pm, and the second on August 19 at the same times.

On August 18, there is also a Family Trout Fishing Day at South Linden Trout Fishery, Longhorsley, to teach the basics of fly or bait fishing for trout.

Contact Ben Thompson on or call 07854 240 177.

CAMP ADVENTURE SCOUTS and cubs from Blyth Valley have travelled to Switzerland for an adventure. Over 140 youngsters and their leaders headed to Kanderstag for the 10-day trip to celebrate 10 years of the newly-reformed scout district in Blyth Valley. The international camp, named K10, has been planned for over two years, and features adrenalinepumping activities ranging from paragliding to water rafting, high ropes and glacier hiking.

Stu Bennett, from Blyth Valley District Scouts, said: "After the two-year build-up to K10, everyone is on a buzz. The experiences and opportunities are fantastic, and something the scouts really won't forget for a long time."

For information about local scouts, visit the website at or

HOWZAT FOR HELP? CRICKETERS across the North East have joined forces to save lives.

The Cricket Against Leukaemia campaign was launched in April by Shotley Bridge cricket club in conjunction with Derwentside Round Table, with the aim of signing up players aged 18-40 to the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow register. The 100 figure has already been passed thanks to special spit kits provided by the Anthony Nolan Trust. Any club wishing to support this campaign should contact Rob Grinter, secretary, Shotley Bridge Cricket Club, on 07792 602 142
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 10, 2010
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