Archive for April, 2014

Tulips at Church Farm

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Photo by John F-S

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Hello Possums,

Escapee sighted in Derbyshire: A six foot tall wild bird, native to Australia, with lethal claws and the capability of reaching a speed 45mph, may be in the vicinity of Parwich. A local man claims to have spotted the bird in his rhea view mirror whilst driving into the village on Friday.

An opportunity has arisen within the Royal Household for someone capable of specialist antique cleaning and a willingness to travel to the numerous royal households around the country. A salary of £14,400 is up for grabs, which includes food and accommodation. Job seeker, Prince Edward, has already submitted his C.V.


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Ashbourne firefighters on strike

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced further strike dates following a national ballot for strike action last year.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) have said that FBU members will be striking on Friday, May 2, 12 noon until 5pm, Saturday, May 3, 2pm until 2am on Sunday, 4 May, and Sunday, May 4, from 10am until 3pm.

During times of industrial action, DFRS will continue to provide an emergency response service at a reduced level.

The Fire Service are asking members of the public to take extra steps to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home and to take extra care when driving on the roads during times of industrial action. They DFRS say:

I would urge everyone to visit our website, where there is a wealth of fire safety advice and information available.

If you do have a fire, do not try to tackle this yourself, get out, stay out and call 999, we will respond.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph contains more details.


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photos by David G

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Our Weatherman-in-the-Village says:

April showers bring May flowers…… just about sums up the coming week.

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Having spent the last two years travelling between Parwich and Wiltshire, Stuart and I will finally be moving to Parwich in August this year.

I have been teaching primary aged children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) from home for the last 7 years, having taught in school for 10 years before that, and will continue working from Spenedge from Summer this year. I am qualified, very experienced and passionate about working with children and supporting their parents. The one to one teaching is tailored to the individual child’s needs and adapted to his or her own pace, learning style and strengths. I create an environment where the pupil feels at ease and happy with an emphasis on improving self-confidence as well as basic skills in literacy and maths.

I am very happy to chat about a child’s needs and although sad to have to say goodbye to my current pupils, am looking forward to meeting new pupils and their parents in the near future.

I can be contacted on 07925 274265/ 01793 813666/ and on 390653 from August.


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