Monthly Archive: April 2012

150 firefighters tackle factory blaze 0

150 firefighters tackle factory blaze

An fire investigation has been launched after a huge fire broke out in an industrial estate in Lenwade. It has been reported that the fire destroyed equipment worth about 1m.

150 Firefighters from Reepham, Earlham, Carrow, Loddon and Dereham attended the fire in the One Way Circuits unit in Station Road, near Great Witchingham, at around 6.22pm on 27th April. It took around 6 hours to extinguish the blaze.

Reepham fire station watch manager, Phillip Leeder, said: There was a large column of smoke coming from the building as we arrived. We were faced with a severe fire. We couldn t see flames initially but once the roof failed we saw the flames.

It was quite dramatic. They were 20 feet above the building. Our main aim was to stop it spreading.

Police also attended the incident in order to place a cordon around the area due to flammable cylinders on-site and also chemicals in the factory. Richard Lyons, Managing Director of the company said: They were big flames. I drove past the Bernard Matthews site and saw the big black smoke and I thought it wouldn t be good.

By the time I got here the flames were billowing out of the building.

There seemed to be an awful lot of firefighters.

I have never seen so many of them, but they prevented the flames from spreading.

Luis Acle Announces for US Senate 0

Luis Acle Announces for US Senate

Luis Acle seeks the Republican nomination for US Senate from Arizona 2012 with his Solutions not Talk campaign. Yuma resident, Luis Acle is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen.

Jon Kyl, who is not running for re-election. Luis Acle wants to demonstrate that a Republican Latino can appeal to all types of voters who prefer real solutions not just talk while reaching out to traditional values minority voters to look to the Republican party where they can be received with open arms. Luis Acle moved to Yuma over ten years ago to work on industrial development and property management in the border region.

As a teacher, school board member and as an international consultant and volunteer, he also sought to improve infrastructure in Arizona. In 2011, he served on the county s, Reapportionment Advisory Commission and he is currently a member of the Yuma city s Water and Sewer Commission. Voters get frustrated with candidates that simplify the issues We need jobs or We must secure the border but they offer no Solutions, just Talk.

I want to be your voice with real solutions to the Nation s problems that reflect our values, not just sound bites and empty rhetoric , Luis Acle stated emphatically. Luis Acle is confident voters will value specific, tangible and workable solutions above party connections or political correctness and wants to persuade voters in the coming weeks that his solutions are the proper fit for Arizona and the United States, in this critical election cycle. He will meet with voters to present creative solutions for the most pressing problems such as, chronic unemployment, long term national energy policy, achievable immigration and public education reform.

Thirty-second sound bites won t do: real solutions need more time to attract bi-partisan support. The strength of Luis Acle s solutions comes from his analytical training as a physical scientist with a Stanford MBA, plus public policy experience. Although, not a Washington insider, he understands how to function in DC to attract bipartisan support, said campaign spokesperson, Howard DeLaCruz-Bancroft.

Luis Acle said that while Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, vital issues such as long term growth, national security, energy policy or immigration were not resolved. Even unemployment, despite promises that it would never exceed 8% didn t materialize, especially here in Arizona. Luis Acle s prior involvement in the public sector includes an assignment in every decade since graduate school.

In the 70 s, he was invited to join the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, eventually becoming Finance Manager. He was appointed White House Associate Director of Public Liaison during the Reagan Administration. Luis Acle was also an advisor to the Immigration and Naturalization Commissioner.

In the following decade, he was elected, with over 150,000 votes and served as President of the School Board in the San Diego Unified School District for three terms. Luis Acle invites all voters to join his Solutions not Talk campaign by downloading and signing his Petition, to obtain the nearly 7,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Contact us at 1 , at 2 or call (928) 550-2881 to register or re-register, to sign the Petition or get help with registration and remember to please vote for Luis Acle in the U.S.

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More teams sought for Dragon Boat racing at Downham Market … 0

More teams sought for Dragon Boat racing at Downham Market …

Downham Market Water Festival. Photo: IAN BURT By DAVID BLACKMORE 1 Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:14 AM There has been a surge of inquiries from clubs, pubs, businesses and sports teams looking to put forward a team in this year s Downham Market Water Festival. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

So far, 11 teams have registered an interest in taking part in the Dragon Boat racing competition, which will take place close to the Hythe Bridge on the Relief Channel on August 5. But Sarah Mawby, the town council s events co-ordinator, wants to make this year s event the biggest to date by securing 28 teams. She said: There is so much we have got planned for this year s water festival – it s going to be another fantastic day out for all the family.

But we are looking to get as many people involved as possible and the more teams we can get signed up the better it will be. The popular event has gone from strength to strength since it was launched and last year more than 3,000 people enjoyed the sunshine and stalls as 19 teams battled to rule the waves. The event is again being sponsored by the Eastern Daily Press.

Teams can be made up of between six and 15 paddlers and a drummer and team entry costs 150. Each team has three races from which to record their two best times and the top eight teams with the quickest times then battle it out over the 100-metre course for a place in the final. The festival is free for spectators, who can enjoy lots of activities on the riverbank, including stalls and a funfair, as well as watching the racing.

There will also be more displays at this year s event to encourage healthier lifestyles.

For more information email or call 01366 387770.

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