Free taste of golf on offer at Tynemouth Golf Club

Tynemouth Golf Club is encouraging residents of North Tyneside to “give golf a go”. It is running a free Golf Taster Session for beginners on Sunday 17 February from 1pm-3pm. Club manager Paul Whittaker said: “You might have fancied trying golf but never got round to it, you might see it as a way of improving…

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New video for Wynyard Homes

As the son of a builder it’s always a pleasure to be involved in housing sector projects.  For a couple of years I was a Speech Writer for one of the UK’s biggest housing associations.  It was the best job title I’ve had, but that’s probably as good as it got. More recently we’ve been…

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Exploding dead whales, Brexit and Touch and Go

Journalists joining television news – often after working in newspapers – used to be told that the best stories featured fires, floods and moments of destruction.  Television was after all a visual medium.  It was a pretty obvious thing to say – and took no account of the importance of the story – but it…

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Big Chef overcomes legal battle to publish book

Big Chef Matei Baran has overcome a legal battle with the owner of a defunct motorway restaurant chain to publish a book in honour of his son. Six-year-old Armin suffers from the life-limiting disease cystic fibrosis and to stay well he has to swallow dozens of tablets every day, take regular exercise and eat a…

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TV Master Chef back in the kitchen after legal battle

A TV Master Chef is back in the kitchen after a legal battle to give  students a taste of what’s to come when his charity cookbook is published later this month. Matei Baran’s inspiration for the project has been his six-year-old son Armin who suffers from the life-limiting illness cystic fibrosis.  The book features healthy…

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TV Master Chef cooks up a storm over title of charity book

A TV Master Chef, whose son suffers from a life limiting illness, has cooked up a legal storm over the title of his charity recipe book for children. Matei Baran’s six-year-old son Armin was born with cystic fibrosis and the book – originally titled Big Chef Little Chef – was written to raise money for…

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Tynemouth Golf Club’s review of 2018

In a year dominated by political turmoil, unexpected success in the football World Cup and a Moliwood inspired victory in the Ryder Cup, 2018’s extreme weather provided a popular topic of clubhouse conversation. First they had to overcome the impact of the Beast from the East and later in the year deal with the effects…

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County Durham pupils star in Master Chef’s new cook book

County Durham pupils have been given a special Christmas present – starring roles in a cook book written by TV Master Chef quarter finalist Matei Baran. The children, from Hope Wood Academy in Easington Colliery, helped him prepare a festive afternoon tea to feature in his book – Big Chef Little Chef – which is…

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Onesies sent to Baby Bank after TV programme’s revelations

Children, who are the victims of “hidden poverty”, will be kept warm this winter by The All-in-One Company. It has sent onesies to a Baby Bank in Surrey after a Channel 4 Dispatches programme – Born on the Breadline – revealed that tens of thousands of families in the UK rely on handouts to keep…

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Warship sunk by specialist explosive to create artificial reef

The capability of an explosive cutting tool has been dramatically demonstrated during the sinking of a Portuguese naval warship to create an artificial reef. The corvette Afonso Cerqueira, which was retired from service in 2015, was sunk 450 metres off the coast of Madeira. SABREX™, an explosive cutting charge, was used to cut 16 x…

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