What's Happening in Scunthorpe blog

Scrap becomes sculptures during riveting day

Jim Bond, a star of Scrapheap Challenge, helped Axholme Academy students in Scunthorpe create modern metal sculptures on a visit to the school. Jim specialises in metal sculpting and helped students create innovative designs and their own masterpieces.

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Queen to be escorted during jubilee by Brigg soldier

A soldier from Brigg has been given the opportunity to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps by escorting the Queen’s carriage during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. 29 year old Jamie Bradbury will be part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment’s Sovereign’s Escort which will escort the Royal carriages from the Houses of Parliament to Buckingham Palace.

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Delicious business served up by Patisserie chef

Victoria Jolly, a former patisserie chef, is opening a tea rooms and hoping to tempt ramblers to come in and try her delicious treats. 35 year old Victoria left her job in the financial services sector in London when she was 30 so she could train to become a chef. She set herself the goal to get a job as a pastry chef at Winteringham Fields within 5 years but managed to do it in just 18 months.

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Support group for women with gynaecological cancer

A new support group specifically for women who currently have or have previously suffered from gynaecological cancer is being launched in North Lincolnshire. It is for anyone who has been affected by cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

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Media centre opens

Budding young producers, scriptwriters, directors and presenters can develop their skills thanks to a new £50,000 study centre. The Study Parks Multimedia Centre has been opened up at Scunthorpe United Football Club’s Glanford Park.

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Museum needs young volunteers

Young volunteers are needed to take part in a museum exhibition project. North Lincolnshire Museum is looking for people aged between 16 and 25 to work on its project entitled Precious Cargoes, Stories Through Suitcases. The project, which will result in exhibitions at the museum and Normanby Hall, aims to record the stories, photographs and objects of migrant workers that have moved to the borough in the last 50 to 60 years.

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Recycling helps East Africa fund

Residents’ recycling efforts have raised thousands of pounds for people in East Africa. The efforts of residents in North Lincolnshire have raised £3,000 for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s (DEC) East Africa Appeal. The money was raised after Palm Recycling pledged that for every tonne of cans, glass, paper and textiles recycled through the kerbside scheme they would donate £1 to charity.

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The Pods up for international award

Scunthorpe’s new leisure centre The Pods has been shortlisted for an international award for architecture. The new building, which opened in July, has been shortlisted for The World Architecture Festival Awards in the sports building category. The Soccer City, National Stadium in Johannesburg won the title in 2010.

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Businesses lend cash to schools

Businesses have lent cash to schools so the pupils can invest it and make a profit. The scheme, in North Lincolnshire, involves businesses lending £150 to primary and junior school children for them to use for their money-making ideas. Eight classes are taking part in the Make £5 Blossom project. It is the second time the scheme has been run in the borough. Earlier in the year ten schools were lent money and made more than £4,000 profit.

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