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Thank You to the RNLI

Wessex Archaeology - Mon, 2015-03-30 08:36

On Friday, Director of Coastal & Marine Euan McNeill delivered a belated Christmas present to Patch Harvey, Coxswain of the Penlee Lifeboat at RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station, Newlyn, Cornwall.  This £70 donation was created from money saved through sending e-cards instead of traditional Christmas cards to friends and clients in 2014. As a team that has been working offshore for over 25 years, Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine know all too well the risks of the sea, and put considerable resources into avoiding them through training and support for our dive and geophysical survey teams.  Euan says, ‘The RNLI crews, all of whom are volunteers, risk their lives every time they go out to sea to assist those in danger. We are eternally grateful to them for that courage and altruism. As they say, they are ordinary people, doing extraordinary things, and we hope this donation goes some small way to allow them to continue the incredible work that they do.  We have worked in the area covered by the Penlee Lifeboat crew and are pleased to support the efforts they are making to improve their Newlyn facilities.’ By Gemma Ingason – Archaeologist Coastal & Marine See if you can spot Rudolph on last year’s Christmas card (YouTube Link), which put a festive bent on one of the Neolithic houses excavated by our team at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton.  
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VIDEO: Concerns of the 'grey vote'

BBC test - Mon, 2015-03-30 07:39
One of the groups being targeted by the political parties is the vote of the elderly.
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VIDEO: What if there is no majority in May?

BBC test - Mon, 2015-03-30 06:16
What are the possible scenarios if no one party gets a majority in May? Ross Hawkins has a look at the options.
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VIDEO: Essex rape: 'Our child was failed'

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 17:57
A family whose five-year-old daughter was raped - and whose 12-year old rapist was let off with a caution - has called on the police to re-examine the case.
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VIDEO: Labour campaign chief in TV clash

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 14:02
Labour campaign co-ordinator Lucy Powell accused presenter Andrew Neil of interrupting her as he questioned the party's deficit reduction plans.
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VIDEO: Vaccine to protect from meningitis B

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 13:31
An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC's Sarah Campbell reports.
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VIDEO: Police probe BBC boss 'death threat'

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 11:43
The Metropolitan Police is investigating death threats made against the director general of the BBC, Tony Hall.
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VIDEO: Labour 'can win majority' in election

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 11:18
Douglas Alexander MP tells the BBC's Andrew Marr Labour can win a majority in the election and the party will not form a coalition with the SNP.
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VIDEO: Duncan Smith: No decision on cuts

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 10:54
Speaking to the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, the Work & Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insisted he believed £12bn of cuts in spending was achievable.
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VIDEO: Will you register in time to vote?

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 10:28
Do incidents such as the resignation of former Tory candidate Afzal Amin in Dudley effect people's decision to vote, and how long have you got to register to vote?
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VIDEO: 'We married in local supermarket'

BBC test - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:27
A couple have married in the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they used to go on dates together.
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VIDEO: Relatives visit plane crash site

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 20:03
Alps plane crash relatives, including father of Briton Paul Bramley, have been visiting the site as more details emerge about the pilot, Andreas Lubitz's history.
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VIDEO: BMA warning on 'seven-day NHS' plan

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:54
Dr Paul Flynn from the British Medical Association welcomes David Cameron's pledge for "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 but warns significant extra funding will be needed.
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VIDEO: Father: 'He should not be forgotten'

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:14
The father of a British man killed in the Alps plane crash that claimed the lives of 150 people, says his son and all the victims should not be forgotten.
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VIDEO: James Bond Spectre trailer revealed

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 15:25
The trailer for the new Bond movie Spectre has been released.
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VIDEO: Push to promote UK ice hockey

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 15:08
Ice hockey is seeing a push to get more people involved, the BBC's Mike Bushell reports.
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VIDEO: Chocolatier creates giant Easter egg

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 14:31
A chocolatier in Lincolnshire has created a seven-foot (2.1-metre) Easter egg, which he will sell in pieces to raise money for charity, the BBC's Jill Archbold reports.
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VIDEO: LIVE: Cameron speech at spring forum

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 11:56
David Cameron is setting out how a future Conservative government would make NHS services available for seven days a week in England if his party wins the next general election.
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VIDEO: Sick boy's online campaign takes off

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 10:48
People from all around the world wore yellow to support a sick boy from Corby in central England.
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VIDEO: 'Super councils' seek public money

BBC test - Sat, 2015-03-28 06:05
In the wake of greater powers being devolved to Scotland, councils in England have been banding together to demand extra power for their local areas.
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