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Breaston born actress Molly Windsor has picked up the award for Leading Actress at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards (TV BAFTAs). Molly picked up the award for her work in the BBC mini-series Three Girls, on Sunday night May 13th at the ceremony which was broadcast live on BBC One. Molly attended Bilborough College, where staff were overjoyed by her success. Molly’s former form tutor, Jill Shield said: “ I knew that she’d been nominated and was looking out on Sunday to see if she’d won. She was always so modest about her talent. It’s extraordinary.”
Broadcast last year, Three Girls told the real-life story of three teenage girls who were raped as part of Rochdale child sex abuse ring.
On the night the drama was also awarded a gong for Best Mini-series.



Best Front Garden 1st - Mrs C. Holloway, Poplar Road, Breaston 2nd - Mr B. Pinfield, Holland Meadow, Long Eaton 3rd - Mr Emanuele Maxia, Anson Walk, Ilkeston
Best Hanging Baskets and Planters 1st (joint) - Mr Ken Young, Blandford Avenue, Long Eaton Mark, Jill and Paul Prentice, Harrington Street, Sawley 2nd - Mrs S. Hainsworth, Beech Croft, Breadsall Village 3rd - Ms Tina White, Brick Kiln Lane, Morley
Best Rear Garden (medium to large) 1st - Mark, Jill and Paul Prentice, Harrington Street, Sawley 2nd - Mr Ken Young, Blandford Avenue, Long Eaton 3rd - Mr Cook, Chestnut Grove, Sandiacre
Best Rear Garden (Small) 1st (joint) - Mrs Jean Whitwell, Pimlico, Ilkeston Mrs S. Hainsworth, Beech Croft, Breadsall Village 2nd - Mark Gatley, Wirksworth Road, Kirk Hallam 3rd - David Mayo, Newbery Avenue, Long Eaton
Best Wildlife/Environmental Garden 1st - Mark, Jill and Paul Prentice, Harrington Street, Sawley 2nd - Mr Nigel Downes, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston 3rd - Mr M Bilbie, St Vincent Close, Long Eaton
Best Street, Community Area or Friends Group 1st - Coach and Horses, Draycott. 2nd (joint) - Three Trees Community Garden. EPHA House sheltered accommodation, Ilkeston. Long Eaton Railway Station Community Improvements, Sawley .3rd (Joint) - Artemis Hostel P3, Long Eaton. Heanor Road Community Allotment, Ilkeston.
Best Allotment Site 1st - Far Lane Allotment Association, Borrowash. 2nd (joint) - Sandiacre and Risley Gardenholders Association. Shacklecross Allotments, Borrowash. 3rd - Elm Street Allotments, Borrowash
Pubs Restaurants and Hotels 1st (joint) - Carpenters Arms, Dale Abbey. The Stanhope Arms, Stanton by Dale. 2nd (joint) - Chequers Inn, Breaston. Spanish Bar, Ilkeston. 3rd (joint) - The General Havelock, Ilkeston. Seven Oaks Inn, Stanton by Dale
Business, Commercial and Places of Worship 1st - Brooklands Court, Long Eaton. 2nd - Bramble Lodge, West Hallam. 3rd - Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard, Ilkeston.
Best School Garden 1st - Chaucer Junior School, Ilkeston. 2nd (joint) - Parklands Infant School, Long Eaton. Granby Junior School, Ilkeston . 3rd (Joint) - Morley Primary School. Ladywood Primary School, Kirk Hallam
Tallest Sunflower (under 16s) 1st - Ladywood Primary School, Kirk Hallam 2nd - Luca Rowbottom, St Alban’s Close, West Hallam 3rd - Parklands Infant School, Long Eaton


 Ashby Aero On Monday 2nd October the members of the Rotary Club of Church Wilne welcomed Martin Ashby who gave an insight to his business Ashby Interiors with his talk “Creative use of Aero Parts” The business is split 40/60 white glass lights and aero items. They have around 250 pieces of lights in stock and many are Art Deco which are mainly sold into London but they have recently received orders from Derby which they hope to expand upon in the near future. The business moved into Aerospace three years ago and they take aero salvage and transform them into luxury items such as lighting, mirrors and furniture. Martin spoke about some of the items converted which included items from WW11, the Spitfire, Hurricane Aircraft, Russian Mig fighter plane and Concorde. One recent project was on a Rolls-Royce Dart engine which he polished for 70 hours and it is now in Australia. Other recent successes include the sale of a Rolls-Royce Derwent engine, a Merlin engine which was stripped down into small pieces as a lot of people want a small piece of history, a search light from a wooden fishing boat and a Bren Gun. The business now ships many historical pieces world wide and Martin concluded by saying it is a pleasure to restore, polish and convert so many items. The club’s vote of thanks was given by Steve Street who said “it was a fascinating subject, with many items that we can all remember”



 A man has been jailed for 9 months for fraud after taking £4,450 for work he did not carry out. Frederick Buck, 22, of Castle View, Newark, called at a house in Draycott and asked the occupier if she wanted her conifers and trees cutting back. She agreed and paid him £250 but this soon became £450. He then offered to do more work and drove her to the Lloyds Bank in Long Eaton three times on the same day where she withdrew a total of £4,000. He took the money but did none of the work. He was arrested a month later after police traced his van. He pleaded guilty to fraud.



A cut-price half term Junior Swim Membership is on offer for the October school holiday following the success of Erewash Borough Council’s similar summer package. The membership offers nine days swimming for just £5 and the council has made 60 memberships available – 30 at Ilkeston’s Victoria Park Leisure Centre and 30 and West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton. The half term membership - which runs from 21st-29th October inclusive - has been funded by Sport England and is for 11-16-year-olds as part of Sport England’s campaign to encourage young people to be more fit and healthy. The memberships are available to buy now from both leisure centres and also include entrance to two Halloween pool parties at Victoria Park Leisure Centre in Ilkeston on Saturday 28th October. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says: “Our summer special proved extremely popular so we are grateful to Sport England for helping us return with this half term offer as part of our ongoing commitment to get young people physically active – particularly in this 11-16-year-old age range.”

        Breaston Ladies Conservative Coffee Club
Our September speaker was Dot O’Brien  Dot and her husband had been trekking in Nepal for 14 years and decided to help the Nepalese in a village called Mirge where there was no electricity, poor water supply and very poor conditions. Mirge is very remote, 5 miles from Katmandhu and the road is dreadful, un-tarmacked and very stony. The countryside is mountainous and very beautiful but the roads are often impassable in monsoon weather. We were told about the family unit they decided to help who understood English well but wouldn’t speak it. The homes of some of the families are very basic and the whole family work very hard on the land in various ways, even the old people. The father of the family they helped earns 80p per day quarrying slate whilst the women grind millet to make flour. Many men work in the trekking industry. It is a poor subsistence and a cashless society with people swapping their goods to enable a living. Women wear nose jewellery to indicate their married status. After the earthquake in 2015 the school, health centre and nearly all of the houses and other buildings were left unusable and the army were allocated one week in the village to clear the rubble. No help was given to rebuild so Dot and her husband helped fundraise for a new school and health centre. In the meantime, people were sleeping in tents provided by the Red Cross and children were being taught in tin shelters. Some children walk for 2 hrs each way to get to school and back. There is no health and safety out there for building workers, who were seen balancing on scaffolding in flip flops and wearing only sunglasses to protect their eyes whilst welding. A young man who they funded to train as a pharmacist in China does everything from helping in childbirth to sewing on a severed finger. Midwives have been provided with their own special equipment bags which contain only a plastic sheet and a razor blade. Our next talk on Wednesday 18th October is ‘A potted history of the garden’ by Julia Powell  9-45am The Navigation Inn, Risley Lane, Breaston. New members welcome.



Officers are trying to trace a dog walker who found a man’s body in West Park, Long Eaton, in December. The man found the body at around 8am on Wednesday, December 21st and approached a woman who was walking by, asking her to call an ambulance. Police  have the woman’s details but the man had left the scene when emergency services arrived. An attempt is now being made to identify him on behalf of the coroner. The circumstances of the death are not suspicious. Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Rob Stapleton on 101, quoting reference 16000425638.
Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section on the Derbyshire Constabulary website  You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.