BMRC’s South Notts Model Railway Show 16th/17th April

BMRC’s South Notts Model Railway Show 16th/17th April

Our Show is again held at Cotgrave Welfare, Woodview,Cotgrave, Notts NG12 3PJ. Show Manager Les Richardson has arranged extra space, so this will be our biggest EVER exhibition with 17 layouts and 10 Traders. One of the Layouts is Rise Park pictured here. It represents the Great Central main line to the North of Nottingham. By not using an actual location we have been able to make accurate models of buildings from different parts of Nottingham and the area around. As ever, you can extend your stay by purchasing food and drink at the venue, and they provide good parking facilities. Note that Trent-Barton’s Cotgrave Connection bus runs every 20 minutes calling at Nottingham Railway Station. Ask for Cotgrave Welfare.. Adults £5, Concessions £4, Children £2 and Family (2+ 2) £10 – not expensive for such a wonderful day out! Look out for our fliers, which give an extra £1 discount. If anyone wants more information, please contact Graham as below. Graham Dean, 01949 877 779...
NEW METHODIST CENTRE IN BINGHAM OPENING WEEKEND – PHOTO/FILMING OPPORTUNITY

NEW METHODIST CENTRE IN BINGHAM OPENING WEEKEND – PHOTO/FILMING OPPORTUNITY

PHOTO/FILMING OPPORTUNITY – Saturday 9th April, 10am-3pm, Public Open Day at the Methodist Centre, Union Street, Bingham The new Methodist Centre in Bingham is on schedule to officially open its doors in early April with an Open Day and Celebration Service during an historic weekend to remember. After sixteen years of planning and fundraising, the building will be the only new build Methodist Church in the country to be opened in 2016. The Methodist Centre will provide modern worship facilities for Bingham Methodist Church, as well as a large hall, community meeting rooms, two retail units and rentable office space. The Centre will open to the public on Saturday 9th April for an Open Day from 10am to 3pm. Refreshments will be available and visitors will be able to tour the building to see the new facilities on offer. Volunteers will also be on hand to welcome and guide people around and interest is expected to be high. On the following day, Sunday 10th April an opening Celebration Service will be held with special guest Revd Steve Wild, President of the Methodist Conference. The service is by invitation only as it is strictly limited on numbers. In addition, an Open Evening will take place at the Centre on Monday 11th April from 7pm to 9pm for potential community users of the facilities. The event is open to anyone who may wish to rent some space for community activities. Meanwhile, the first of two retail units opened its doors on Thursday 10th March with Barnardo’s taking up residence in the new £1.7 million development. The tenant for the second space...
Local Company Nominated for 2016 National Childrens Education Awards

Local Company Nominated for 2016 National Childrens Education Awards

Bingham based La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children, a publisher of French and Spanish early years learning programmes, has been nominated for “Best National Activity for 5-12 year olds” in the International Children’s Education Awards – What’s On 4 Junior Awards 2016. The Awards which are now into their 10th year, received a record breaking 5,500 nominations overall!!! The aim of the Awards is to celebrate the very best children’s activities across the UK, as nominated and voted for by the parents and carers. Parents were asked to nominate their favourite clubs, groups, classes and party entertainers. La Jolie Ronde has been successfully offering language classes to nursery and primary aged children throughout the UK for well over 30 years. The La Jolie Ronde methodology of language teaching includes immersion in French and Spanish for children from birth to 12 years old. The emphasis is on lots of repetition from week to week introducing the target language through stimulating fun games and activities. La Jolie Ronde currently has over 550 teachers and tutors who teach in over 1,600 centers around the UK and Ireland. Marketing Manager Mala Henry said: “We are absolutely delighted to have made the nominations once again this year! These Awards are particularly special as it’s the parents who have voted, their support reflects their eagerness to reward the very best with our language classes receiving the recognition they deserve. We believe that learning a second language comes so very easily to young children therefore it is the ideal time to familiarise them with sounds and patterns of a new language. With La Jolie Ronde we...
A message from Andrew Lewer MBE MEP on the Brexit

A message from Andrew Lewer MBE MEP on the Brexit

Many of your readers will know that four out of five East Midlands MEPs are backing Brexit. I hope you will allow me to explain my reasons for coming to this difficult decision. I did not become an MEP to advocate the UK’s exit from the EU. I hoped that fundamental reform – full-on treaty change reform – of the EU was possible. It is certainly needed. The UK’s modest set of reform proposals, now watered down by our European partners, tells me there is no appetite for doing things truly differently in the EU. My optimism further diminishes knowing that the Prime Minister was dealing with the European Council – the least federalist branch of EU governance. The changes would have to be implemented by the European Commission. And the European Parliament has to approve the deal, but that will not happen until AFTER the Referendum has taken place. Who knows what further dilutions and amendments they will seek to impose? I do not… and I am an MEP! Finally, there is the European Court of Justice it has the final say in all matters of EU law. If a Heads of Government agreement conflicts with existing EU treaties, the treaties win. The EU does have its good points such as the Erasmus+ student exchange scheme, Horizon 2020 scientific research and development programme, international trade deals and the Single Market. However, there are significant drawbacks: over-regulation and interference loss of sovereignty the huge transfer payments we make – £350 million a week the continuing aim for an ever-closer union the lack of control over our borders and over...
Toot Hill School wins the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition at the Science Museum

Toot Hill School wins the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition at the Science Museum

Three students from Toot Hill School in Bingham, Nottinghamshire won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition at an event today at the Science Museum in London. For the second consecutive year, BP, STEMNET and the Science Museum launched the nationwide schools competition, which challenges 11-14 year-old students to test their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills by tackling real-world energy problems. The competition was developed as a result of ground-breaking research conducted by King’s College London, the research partner in BP’s Enterprising Science programme. The research shows that despite 70 percent of school children saying that they ‘learn interesting things in science’ and that ‘scientists make a difference in the world’, only around 15 percent aspire to be a scientist. The Ultimate STEM Challenge aims to get young people excited about STEM, encourage them to continue studying STEM subjects and to pursue STEM careers. According to EngineeringUK, at all levels of education, the UK does not have the current capacity or the required rate of growth needed to meet the forecast demand for skilled engineers and technicians by 2022. Mary Sowter part of the winning team, spoke about what it was like to win this year’s BP Ultimate STEM Challenge. She said: I can’t believe it. When I found out we were going to London I was so excited, and to have won has topped off an amazing day. I’ve learnt so much from seeing the other schools’ projects, and today has really inspired me to take part in more STEM challenges in the future.” Team member, Jack Kellas, added: “It’s fantastic, all our hard work has paid...