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Bristol City Council pledges to end 'period poverty'

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:02
Every girl aged nine to 18 in Bristol is to have access to free sanitary products, a councillor says.
Categories: Bristol

BEER FESTIVAL next week. Huzzah!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:30

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Social Club News -  14th November - Beer Festival Next Week




We're getting proper excited at social club HQ this week as preparations are put in place for the BEER FESTIVAL next week. We'll have live music on the Friday, Free T-Shirts, Food and 15 scrummy real ales to tuck into. More details below.

See You There.

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Join up. Join in. Social Club Beer Festival Wednesday November 21st to Saturday November 24th

The Big Social Club Beer Festival is, for many, the jewel in the social clubs crown. With 15 scrumptious selection of real ales on draft in a variety of styles, FREE t-shirts, live music and food there really is a lot to get excited about. There's no admission charge, the beers are at the usual social club great value prices, and you don't have to queue in the cold to get in. Plus all the other facilities are available.

FREE T-SHIRTS - Simply try each of the beers during the week, collect a stamp for that card, and we'll give you a free T-Shirt. You only need to try a half, and you can collect stamps lunch and evening so there is no need to go mad. You have all week! Been, there, done that, got the T-Shirt.

WEDNESDAY /THURSDAY - we'll be open lunch and evening. Come along, start your beer-stamp collection. We'll have some filled rolls and nibbles available for your delectation in the evening.

FRIDAY - we'll have hot food both lunchtime and evening, plus live music in the evening from Cockney Jock - a 2 piece band. Expect anything from Ed Sheeran to Rag n Bone Man, Kings of Leon to Pink Floyd, and lots more. Its the first time at the club, so make them feel welcome.

SATURDAY - we'll be open in the evening from 7pm in the traditional 'drinking up' night. We'll have a small selection of filled rolls and nibbles.

NB We do promote responsible drinking, so please pace yourselves and don't forget to book a taxi or be very nice to your designated driver. (We do have a good selection of soft drinks and hot drinks as well)..

Retired Members Talk - Elizabeth Fry

Wednesday November 28th - 10am for a 10.30am start

Come along to an illustrated talk by local historian Nigel Wilmshurst

This talk explores the life of Elizabeth Fry, born in Norwich - both as a leading social reformer and looks at the ups and downs of her family and religious life as a plain Quaker. Elizabeth Fry was the first woman on the £5 banknotes apart from her majesty and is a great source of local pride. Arrive at 10am for a 10.30am start. Open to all social club members and guests.

Avon Sale

Thursday November 29th  12-2 pm

We'll be having an Avon Sale at lunchtime. Why not come along, enjoy the social club, and grab yourself a stocking filler into the bargain?

Monthly Big Quiz Friday November 30th @ 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small layout. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. Food available from 5pm to 7.45.

NORWICH CITY v ROTHERHAM Saturday 1st December Club opens 12pm

If the Canaries are to get promoted this year, this is a must-win game - if not we could rue the loss of points at the end of the season. We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing there social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. What's not to like?



 Even if you haven’t played for a while and would like to join us, the cribbage team would be pleased to see you. We are a friendly mixed group and we play on a Tuesday evening in the Norwich Crib League during the winter months (usually end of September until end of April), play the home games at the club and away games at a variety of pubs and clubs in and around the city.  The cost is minimal – a small weekly subscription, and the cost of your drinks and a 10p forfeit if you loose a game!!   If you want to know more please contact Penny Field on 01603 667797. We're looking for players... :-)



Are you a BRIDGE player, or would you like to learn the game? If there is sufficient interest, the experts at Norwich Bridge School have kindly offered to help get us going.

In the first instance, could you let us know 

  1. If you would be interested in playing Bridge at the NCC Sports and Social Club, and
  2. would you like to play a. weekly or b. monthly, and
  3. Which weekday evenings would you prefer?  

Please email your interest with your name and membership number to

RAFFLE time!

If you like a raffle we're having another one. Tickets behind the bar, 5 tickets for £1, prizes include chocolates, cider, beer, crackers and wine. Handy for stocking your festive treats cabinet...

LOOKING AHEAD TO "The Festive Season"...

Don't forget we've got some good stuff planned for the rest of the year. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Here are a few specials to look out for and put in your diary, in addition to our regular monthly events.

  • Carols up the Club - Dec 7th (after work)
  • Norwich v Bolton - Dec 8th (club opens 12pm)
  • Early Bird Quiz - Dec 14th @ 5.45pm
  • Family Christmas party - Dec 15th from 6pm with hot food available. Bring your kids, nephews nieces, grandchildren.
  • Club open week Dec 17th to 21st. Free hot mince pies at lunchtime, Monday to Thursday. Help us recruit your colleagues as members.
  • The Last Working Day Disco on Dec 21st. club open from 4pm with hot food available.
  • Norwich v Notts Forest - Dec 26th - club open at 12pm and till 6.30pm
  • Norwich v Derby - Dec 29th - club open at 12pm

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy as well. These are all FREE for social club members and their guest (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples"


Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored. for the club secretary for the club chair for membership queries for questions about events and room bookings

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Categories: Norfolk

Man charged with murder of wife in Balham home

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:29
The body of Tanseen Sheikh, 62, was found at her home in Balham Park Road on 12 November.

Callum Wilson: Hunger took me from non-league to England squad

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:13
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson says "hunger and desire" took him from non-league football to a first England call-up.
Categories: Dorset

Rachael Bland: Husband of BBC presenter reveals son's words after her death

BBC Manchester - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:10
BBC presenter's husband gives his first interview after she died from breast cancer in September.
Categories: Manchester

Short circuit: What happens to all the redundant cables in Essex?

BBC Essex - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:59
Meet the cable men, single-handedly trying to rid the area of unwanted cables
Categories: Essex

RTC - A17, Long Sutton

Lincolnshire Police RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:32
The road may be closed until around 7am this morning.
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Royston Cave: 'Knights Templar' carvings at risk

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:10
The 14th Century chalk carvings have been damaged by water and gnat larvae, say Historic England.

Hospital recruits eight dogs to brighten up patients' stay

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 01:02
Patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham can request a visit from a dog.
Categories: Birmingham

Manchester Arena attack fund to stop taking donations

BBC Manchester - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:44
The fund set up in the wake of the bombing in Manchester has given away more than £20m.
Categories: Manchester

News story: Multi-million investment to support children's early communication skills

Education Dept News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:15
Projects launched to improve children's early language and literacy, and boost parents' confidence with home learning
Categories: Education

News story: Multi-million investment to support children's early communication skills

Department For Education News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:15
Projects launched to improve children's early language and literacy, and boost parents' confidence with home learning
Categories: Education

Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:10
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around.
Categories: Cumbria


BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:08
What is driving the rapid growth in self-storage across the UK?

Defra still faces enormous Brexit challenges, warns Committee

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:01
Defra has been identified by the Committee as majorly unprepared for Brexit, even while it is one of the Department’s most affected by it.
Categories: Parliamentary News

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York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:01
With the Christmas party season fast approaching, there will be plenty of opportunity to re-live the familiar, and excruciatingly-awkward, social situation of not being able to remember an acquaintance’s name.
Categories: York

Wayne Rooney: England striker says it will be 'strange' playing at Wembley

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:58
England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney says it will be "strange" playing at Wembley in his farewell appearance for the country.
Categories: Merseyside

Wayne Rooney: England striker says it will be 'strange' playing at Wembley

BBC Manchester - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:58
England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney says it will be "strange" playing at Wembley in his farewell appearance for the country.
Categories: Manchester

Checkatrade Trophy: Gareth Barry features for West Brom's U21 in Macclesfield defeat

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:10
Gareth Barry plays for West Brom's Under-21s at the age of 37 in the Checkatrade Trophy but fails to save them from elimination.
Categories: Birmingham

Lewis Hamilton would prefer more F1 races at venues with 'real racing history'

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:05
Lewis Hamilton questions taking the sport to new countries and would like to see more races in places with "real racing history".