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Trekking the Alps in aid of guide dogs

Jessica Streeter raises funds for guide dogs

Local woman Jessica Streeter is setting out to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by making an arduous trek around Mont Blanc. The 65km trek (about 40 miles) takes her through three countries – Switzerland, France, and Italy.…

Latest news from Woodborough Bridge club

David and Pauline Tillcock

During April, Woodborough Bridge club’s three teams will be completing their matches for the current season. The league is very closely contested this year and the club hopes its teams will be able to maintain their current strong positions. Members…

How to object to the latest crematorium plans

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The long-running issue of proposed crematorium development at Catfoot Lane, Lambley, has entered a new phase. A judicial review into the decision of Gedling Borough Council to grant planning permission for development in the protected Green Belt was heard in…

Photographer in line for national award

Lambley based photographer Sarah Wilkes

Lambley-based photographer Sarah Wilkes has reached the final of the prestigious Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition. Her picture is one of just ten images selected from the guild’s monthly photographic competitions. Over the course of 2015, almost…

Construction begins at crematorium site

Catfoot Lane just got even narrower

The legality of the decision to grant planning permission for a controversial crematorium development on Catfoot Lane has not yet been decided, but that has not prevented the developer Westerleigh group beginning work on the site. We learned this week…

Crematorium goes to judicial review

Local opposition to crematorium plans has been vociferous

Controversial plans for a crematorium on Catfoot Lane in Lambley will be subject to a new judicial review, dumbles.co.uk has learned. The hearing has been scheduled for early February 2016 in Birmingham, and is expected to last two days. Crematorium…

2016 Plough Play tour dates announced

It's all deadly serious, this Crappps business

The annual cycle of Calverton Plough Plays, which tour pubs in the Dumbles area performing a version of an ancient folk drama, has been confirmed for 14-16 January 2016. Performed by Crappps, the Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation…