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Well we have reached the end of another 7 week course of Puppy Training for Lancing Canine Obedience Group on 26th November 2016. We celebrated 20 years this year of being in Lancing. Amazing.

Graham writes “The reason for contacting you is that I wonder if you may consider posting an appeal for me. I have written six books on local history and I am now researching my seventh. I've been gathering information on the business William Weller, once located at the site of Wheelwrights Lodge in West Street, Sompting. In fact, as you may know, HD Tribe occupy one of Weller's original buildings since buying the business back in 1989. Formed in 1900 and originally a wheelwright, which later became William Weller and Son when his son George joined the business, they later went on to build portable buildings, kennels, chicken runs, etc. They did odd jobbing, painting, carpentry, upholstery, in fact you name it, they probably did it. They even supplied timber, creosote, polish, locks, hinges, etc. As if all this wasn't enough, they also became funeral directors, which is why the business was sold to HD Tribe much later on when all other roles of the business stopped leaving just the funeral director side. I am very keen on hearing from anyone who may have used Weller's, or purchased something from them, such as a garden shed, which incidentally some still survive in situ today! I also wonder if any photographs may survive of their workshop and lovely flint built office. There was a fire on the site on 18th November 1987 where the workshop and garage was destroyed by fire and I wonder if anyone may have remembered this or taken any photographs  .... "  Kindest regards Graham Lelliott 3 Busticle Lane Sompting Lancing West Sussex BN15 0DH 07793 435428


Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. William Blake


I post this each Friday on my Facebook Page Here is the most recent

Friday Chill session ... Brr it was colder this week and windy ... So that is this weeks take ... Warm drinks and cups to hand as we set off

1. Bob Dylan " Blowing in the Wind " https://youtu.be/vWwgrjjIMXA
2. Isley Brothers " Summer Breeze " https://youtu.be/T88fbHOmvRk
3. Neil Young " Four Strong Winds " https://youtu.be/DP9UjLeLN5A
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience " The Wind Cries Mary " https://youtu.be/e3xy0ZpIoeE
5. Elton John " Candle in the Wind ( Goodbye England's rose ) " https://youtu.be/A8gO0Z818j4
6. Rod Stewart / Ron Wood " Mandolin Wind " https://youtu.be/3xlo1NvEdAw

Bonus track The Association " Windy " https://youtu.be/RsY8l0Jg3lY
Extra Bonus Track for Lesley H Bette Midler " Wind beneath my Wings " https://youtu.be/0iAzMRKFX3c

Daily Bible Verse

The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. – Psalm 85:12-13

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Disaffected rust belt voters embraced Trump. They had no other hope The rust-belt rebellion that is propelling Donald Trump into the White House has been a long time building. The fact that it surprised so many politicians and pundits only shows the unbridged canyon between the urban elites who thrive on the globalised economy and the millions of Americans who live in its wreckage. A decade ago, even before the 2008 recession, I interviewed workers in Dayton, Ohio, where Delphi, the global auto parts maker, was about to close four of its five plants and lay off 5,700 workers. I found some of them toying with the ideas of Lyndon LaRouche, a fringe, leftwing demagogue. In my book about Dayton and other hollowed-out old industrial cities, I warned: “Globalisation is made to order for demagogues. By its nature, it exposes the vulnerable to distant and mysterious forces. It enriches a new class of global citizens, but undermines a way of life for middle-class workers who can’t understand what is happening to them and don’t feel they deserve it. This is not the way life was supposed to be, and they seek someone to blame.” more

 The Old Man and the Sea is a 1958 American adventure drama film directed by John Sturges with uncredited direction from Henry King and Fred Zinnemann. The screenplay (the "most literal, word-for-word rendition of a written story ever filmed") was adapted by Peter Viertel from the novella of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. Dimitri Tiomkin won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the film, which was also nominated for best color cinematography. The same year, Tracy was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The Old Man in the film is a Cuban fisherman who has gone 84 days without a catch. His only friend is a young boy who has been barred by his father from accompanying the Old Man out to sea. On the Old Man's 85th day out, he finally hooks a huge marlin, which he then tries to bring in and haul in from far out from shore. For three days and nights he battles the fish, which is portrayed in the film (as it had been in Hemingway's novella) as a trial of mental and physical courage that becomes the ultimate test for him of his worth as a man more

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Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Socrates. He is widely referred to as "The Father of History" (first conferred by Cicero); he was the first historian known to have broken from Homeric tradition to treat historical subjects as a method of investigation—specifically, by collecting his materials systematically and critically, and then arranging them into a historiographic narrative. The Histories is the only work which he is known to have produced, a record of his "inquiry" (or στορία historía) on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars, including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. Some of his stories were fanciful and others inaccurate; yet he states that he was reporting only what was told to him and was often correct in his information. Despite Herodotus' historical significance, little is known of his personal history more

Raids take place across Worthing to stop illegal trade Thousands of illicit tobacco products seized in cigarette shutdown. A clampdown on the illicit tobacco trade took place across properties in Worthing on Tuesday (15 November) West Sussex Trading Standards, along with Sussex Police and B. W. Y. Canine sniffer dogs Scamp, Phoebe and YoYo, seized a vehicle, more than 6,000 illicit cigarettes, 7.55kg of tobacco and more than £3,000 in cash. Following a tip-off, Trading Standards officers executed a warrant at a property being used as a storehouse for several local shops. Trading Standards officers seized 5,000 illegal cigarettes and 5.5kg illicit tobacco. Paperwork was also found linking the property to other known suspects. The tenant of this property has been prosecuted twice before for illegal tobacco offences more

New chapter for Seaford Library as café opens Christian Hopper, owner of Lewesiana in Lewes High Street, was successful in his bid to operate the eatery at the facility in Sutton Park Road and has now opened Chapters Café @ Seaford Library. Earlier this year East Sussex County Council invited businesses to bid for the opportunity to run the café which forms part of the £6million Warwick House development, home to the new library, a day service for older people and supported living accommodation. “As a library user it was such an appealing space and prospect that I simply couldn’t resist putting a bid in – and I was delighted to win,” said Christian. “The library team are great and we can’t wait to listen and respond to our varying customers’ needs more

Allied review: Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard's swanky, sexy spy thriller cranks up the glamour From Fargo, North Dakota to the Montana Badlands, some places have become so fused to the films named after them, they’ve come to stand for something more than a spot on a map – where moods, even worldviews, seem baked into the architecture and landscape. First among them is Casablanca, a city synonymous with the necessity of taking a stand in love and war alike, thanks to Bogart, Bergman, La Marseillaise and headlamps in the fog. It would take some nerve to use that Moroccan port as the backdrop for another early 1940s cloak-and-dagger romance: what was left to be done with the place after Bogie was finished with it? Yet that’s exactly what Robert Zemeckis has done in his swankily entertaining 18th feature, a romantic thriller that’s head-over-heels besotted with itself, and with good reason more 

Medical Marijuana Is Legal in California. Except When It’s Not California’s multibillion dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize cannabis in this month’s election. In Sonoma County alone, an estimated 9,000 marijuana cultivation businesses are operating in a provisional gray market, and are now looking to follow the path of the wine industry, which emerged from its own prohibition eight decades ago and rose to the global prominence it enjoys today. But the bruising ordeals of one of the state’s largest cannabis companies, CannaCraft, have made many in the marijuana industry fearful, and they also suggest a long and bumpy road from marijuana’s approval at the ballot box to the same on-the-ground acceptance enjoyed by wine and beer businesses more 

Five-a-day fruit and vegetable advice 'unrealistic', says new GPs head When it comes to fruit and vegetables, two-a-day, rather than five, might be more realistic advice to give families, says one of the UK's leading doctors. The new chair of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, says lots of people struggle to afford the recommended amount of daily portions. Public Health England insists five-a-day is affordable and achievable. Dr Stokes-Lampard wants doctors to take a pragmatic approach and offer patients tailored goals. She also rejects the idea that smokers should always be told to give up. Dr Stokes-Lampard claims many children are being brought up with a culture of not having any fresh fruit and vegetables at all. And she told BBC Breakfast News: "In the consultation with patients it's vital that GPs sometimes need to tailor the advice to the family in front of them. That may be starting with one or two portions a day and building up to the five portions a day." more

Still tied together where they were shot 80 years ago: Mallorca moves to return lost victims of Spanish Civil War to families They were the lost victims of Spain’s vicious civil war - men and women taken out in the middle of the night, put against a churchyard wall and shot in the back head before being dumped in unmarked mass-graves. Now, 80 years after more than 1,700 summary executions were conducted on the Balearic island of Mallorca, families of the forgotten are finally being allowed to bury their dead. In a churchyard in the small rural town of Porreres, those searching for their loved ones queued up to give DNA samples in the hope that one the twisted corpses being painstakingly removed from the ground may belong to their family more

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is the organisation responsible for promoting the purposes of the National Park and the interests of the people who live and work within it. There are 15 National Parks in the UK. Known as Britain’s Breathing Spaces, National Parks are areas of spectacular landscape that include mountains, meadows, moorlands, woods, coasts and wetlands. Mostly farmed landscapes supporting living, working communities, National Parks are areas of protected countryside that everyone can visit and enjoy more
Walking Football - Lancing Wanderers

Offshore detainees' mental illness among highest of any surveyed population: study Refugees and asylum seekers held on Manus Island are battling some of the highest rates of depressive and anxiety disorders recorded and this is overwhelmingly the result of their detention experience, a study has found. The disclosure is included in a submission by the United Nations refugee agency that also reveals refugees and asylum seekers continued to be held in prison-like conditions, well after Papua New Guinea's highest court ruled that the detention was unconstitutional more

Here are 2016's earliest sightings of resident and common migrant butterflies, as reported to Butterfly Conservation. A small influx of Painted Lady butterflies has arrived during the very mild recent weather and an early Speckled Wood has emerged. If you have seen a butterfly in 2016 that is not yet listed below, and you are confident that you have identified it correctly, please email our Surveys Manager with details of your sighting. You can follow all the latest sightings, as they happen more

The Sky at Night 2016 This page, updated monthly, will let you know some of the things that you can look out for in the night sky.  It lists the phases of the Moon, where you will see the naked-eye planets and describes some of the prominent constellations in the night sky during the month more

Making primary schools into academies does not boost results, says report Pupils at early converters to academy status did not outperform children at schools that converted later, according to LSE research. Converting primary schools into academies has failed to improve their results, according to a study by the London School of Economics – calling into question government policy that all state schools in England should be pushed towards academy status. The authors of the report looked at the results of primary schools that changed from being maintained by local authorities to being academies run by autonomous trusts, and found no improvement compared with similar schools that converted later. The researchers also found that the more generous funding given to academies – to replace the services provided by local authorities – was largely diverted into administration costs rather than being spent in the classroom or on frontline services. “The results cast doubt on whether further expansion of the academies programme will be beneficial to English education,” said Andrew Eyles of the LSE’s centre for economic performance and one of the report’s authors more

From marrying for love to settling for looks: The most common mistakes people make when choosing a spouse Maybe love isn't actually all you need How do you know when you’ve found “the one”? Whether you believe in soulmates or not, this is arguably one of life’s biggest questions, and one that most people have asked themselves at one point in their lives. Committing to spend your life with one person isn’t a decision most people make lightly, so understandably want to make sure they’re not making a mistake. With 42% of marriages ending in divorce, it would appear lots of us may make the wrong choice of spouse, but what are the most common reasons? more

The 2 Big Beliefs Linked to Depression Two beliefs that put you at risk for depression, and how to rethink them In our psychological backpack, we all carry around beliefs that shape how we move through our days. They may be about the world, with positive beliefs like “People are generally trustworthy” or not-so-positive ones like “Life isn’t fair.” We also carry around beliefs about the future. Again, they may be good, like “Things usually work out for me” or not so much, like “Things will never get better.” But the heaviest weight in our backpack is the beliefs about ourselves. And when it comes to setting the stage for depression, a 2009 study in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research found there are two biggies that are particularly devious. This week, here are the terrible two, plus, how to empty that backpack and refill it with beliefs that not only are more accurate, but fit you and your life a whole lot better more

'Mavis has realised she's invisible at work': Mills and Boon launch spoof feminist guides to 21st century life First Ladybird became the surprise bestseller last Christmas with spoof titles like the Book of the Hipster and the Book of the Hangover. Then there was the Famous Five series, featuring a modernised Anne, George, Dick and Julian who share a flat, take Ubers rather than riding bikes, and wash their gluten free picnics down with lashings of alcoholic ginger beer. This Christmas, a new series of pocket books is set to hit the shelves. Enter Mills and Boon's Modern Girl Guides more

21 November 1967 Foot-and-mouth slaughter rate soars The number of animals slaughtered in the latest epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease has reached a record high of 134,000. More than 70 fresh outbreaks were confirmed today, bringing the total to 746 since the first case last month. The epidemic is now the worst this century. There were 40 fresh cases in Cheshire, a key dairy-producing county at the centre of the epidemic. A further 13 were diagnosed in neighbouring Shropshire, where the first outbreak was reported. Northamptonshire also confirmed its first case more

Although she began to achieve success only after she had reached 40, the singer Sharon Jones, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 60, had spent her life working towards a musical career. A passionate devotee of the classic soul and funk music pioneered by the likes of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, Jones could have made a perfect fit for record labels such as Motown or Stax had she been born a decade earlier. It was not until 2002 that she released her first album, Dap-Dippin’ With Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, after which she went on to record a further five albums. In 2014, Jones and the Dap-Kings earned a Grammy nomination for their album Give the People What They Want. The next year, they released a Christmas album, It’s a Holiday Soul Party, and this summer, the compilation album Miss Sharon Jones! was released, featuring music used on the soundtrack of the documentary film of the same name, directed by Barbara Kopple more

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