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Holiday Heaven (and bad behaviour on the beach)

by Patricia Spencer Dear Readers, My husband and I have just returned from our third visit to Tau-ito in Gran Canaria. It never disappoints. It was made even better when having booked our tickets at extra cost…


Rare postcard found

Ilkeston memorabilia collector Ged Munro couldn’t believe his eyes when he came across a black and white picture postcard at an antiques fair in Nottingham recently. The photograph shows a busy scene outside a shop which…


Louise remains cheerful

The plight of Louise Freeman, an Ilkeston crafter who has been written about before in this paper, has been featured in several others now. ‘Tragedy-hit family make DIY SOS plea’ was the headline in a recent…


Can you help your local hospital?

I am sure you are aware of the current situation with regard to the NHS.  In this Trust area, with good management the Foundation Trust have managed the local hospital very well. The hospital is…


Military vehicles at Morrisons

On Saturday the 5th of November cars in the car park at Ilkeston Morrisons were joined again by military vehicles. The vehicles this year were two scimitars (combat vehicle reconnaissance (tracked) or CVR(T) for short…