NHS Spitfire

The NHS Spitfire aircraft stops at at Durham Tees Valley airport during a charity flypast on September 22, 2020 in Darlington, England. The blue Spitfire PL983 nicknamed ā€˜Lā€™ was specifically built and used for photo reconnaissance during World War Two and carried cameras instead of weapons. Now the aircraft, owned by the Aircraft Restoration CompanyContinue reading “NHS Spitfire”

The Krampus comes to Whitby

Participants dressed as the folklore figure, Krampus, posed for pictures ahead of a charity event in Whitby, North Yorkshire earlier today. The event is the only one of its kind held in the United Kingdom and helps to raise money for local charity, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure from Austro-Bavarian Alpine folkloreContinue reading “The Krampus comes to Whitby”

Ploughing Match

Entrants take part in the annual ploughing match near the North Yorkshire village of Staithes. The event which is held each year on fields above the North Sea coastline helps to raise funds for local charities and brings together farmers and ploughing experts who compete in various categories during the competition. Many still use vintageContinue reading “Ploughing Match”

Boxing Day dip – Redcar

Hundreds of people charged into the cold waters of the North sea this morning as they take part in the annual Boxing Day dip at Redcar beach. The event which attracts many hardy souls each Boxing day morning, many wearing fancy dress, helps to raise hundreds of pounds for a wide range of local andContinue reading “Boxing Day dip – Redcar”

Good from Bad

Disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, 67, was pushing his bin outside his home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, on January 25, when he was attacked and pushed to the ground by an attacker and suffered a broken collar bone. Following the assault, a 21-year-old beautician Katie Cutler, also from Gateshead, was so moved by the cowardlyContinue reading “Good from Bad”