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Military: 19 PTSD Trailer

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Many of you will know that Paul Hardcastle has remixed his 1985 smash hit 19 for PTSD and has has hugely kindly given up all the proceeds for Talking2minds . The launch date is May19 but we are now able to circulate the trailer.

Military: MILBABE

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally


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Military: ANZAC DAY

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Military: MILBABE

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Fire: Fakenham firefighters swap engines for endurance in epic charity cycle ride

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Firefighters from Fakenham Fire Station will be cycling 400 miles visiting all 42 Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service stations next month in aid of the Firefighters Charity.

Starting on Friday 22 May, the group of Firefighters will be hopping on their bikes taking it in turns to complete the four-day stint around the county. In order to maintain operational cover within Fakenham and the surrounding areas, some members of the crew will not be riding the full distance on the road. They will however cover the equivalent mileage on static bikes in locations around Fakenham.

A communications system will be used between the two groups so the static group know the whereabouts of the group on the roads at any one time.

The Firefighters will finish their challenge on Bank Holiday Monday, marking the first anniversary of a significant fire which took place at the former historic Aldiss building in the town.

 Fakenham firefighters swap engines for endurance in epic charity cycle ride

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Military: Tu eris Non occides,

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Thou shalt not Kill
They told me at school
To love they Neighbour
Seemed to be the rule
Then I became a soldier
Rules seemed to change
They gave me a rifle
I practiced on the range
We killed wooden images
Of Russian soldiers
The recoil of the rifle
Bruising the shoulders
Then one day it was War
Padre blessed us on the ship
We sang “Onward Christian Soldiers “
Prayed we wouldn’t get hit
So we were the good guys?
They were the bad?
We were given the green light
To kill was not so bad?
We won our War and went home
Handed back our weapons
Went home and hugged our families
Trying to ignore our nightmare demons
Back to, Thou shalt not kill
I suppose will be the rule
Until you’re Country says
Pick up that gun you fool.
© Tony McNally

Military: RED FRIDAY

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Military: MILBABES

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Fire: New laws require landlords to fit smoke alarms on each floor of their properties

Written by RSS Poster News

RULES for landlords are changing and they must ensure that a smoke alarm is equipped on every storey of their rented dwelling when occupied under a tenancy. 

Landlords must also ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room which contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance. 

The new regulations, which come in to force on October 1, 2015, also require landlords to ensure that such alarms are in proper working order at the start of a new tenancy. 

The Department for Communities and Local Government are going to provide Fire and Rescue Authorities with a small number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for private landlords. 

The intention is to help landlords seeking to comply with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm (England) Regulations before they come into force. 

These regulations will apply to all landlords in the private rented sector, including those renting agricultural dwellings and tied accommodation, which have generally tended to fall outside...

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