Thursday, 23 February 2012

Asbestos Awareness 2012

As I`ve mentioned before, a friend of mine died a couple of years ago as the result of having worked with asbestos in younger days. This site was in fact named after his favourite J B Priestley novel as a kind of tribute to him.

I think I`ve also mentioned that the Ripley and Heanor areas of Derbyshire have an unusually high number of asbestos-related deaths due to the number of retired industrial workers in the area.

Under the circumstances, I like to use this blog to draw attention to the issue at least once a year.

Anyone interested in this issue might like to see this article concerning an event planned for 7.00pm on 29 Feb 2012 at Derby Cathedral  ;

Unsigned - Cathedral Tribute to the Asbestos Victims - Ripley and Heanor News, 23 February 2012 (

and/or visit these sites ;

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Thursday, 9 February 2012

National Park Consultation Continues

Natural England has begun the final round of consultation over plans to extend the boundaries of  the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

Article/links/contact points ;

Unsigned - Natural England Consults on Extending Boundaries of  Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks - Craven Herald and Pioneer, 5 Feb 2012 ( ).