Entertainment - Road Safety - Green Cross Code Song - London
Comedian Tommy Cooper and constable Edward McLernon, of Manchester and Salford Police, are supported by a "backing group" of pupils from Rackhouse Junior School, Wythenshawe, Manchester, as they sing the "Green Cross Code" song, with words by PC McLernon and song to a traditional folk melody. The song has been recorded by singer Partridge Green and copies of the record and the sheet music are to be supplied to all schools in Manchester and Salford for use in teaching the Green Cross Code, launched last April to train young children to cross the road in safety.
Weather - Floods Protest - Pickering
Residents of Pickering in North Yorkshire sat down on living room furniture they moved into the river, which runs through the town, to recreate the scenes they faced in the devastating floods of last year. Topsy Clinch (seated left), 91, who was flooded out of her home, was one of those there to draw attention to the lack of flood defences in the town, along with Gordon Clitheroe and Kath Grayston. The residents claim the Government pulled the plug on funding for flood defences for the town after the Environment Agency spent 750, 000 five years ago designing a viable scheme.
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Gallantry Awards - Pirbright, Surrey
Members of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards who received awards for gallantry on operations in the Western Aden Protectorate last year, pictured at Pirbright in Surrey. (l-r) Captain Simon Barnett of Alnwick (MBE), Company Sergeant Major Francis Pell of Wimbledon (BEM), Guardsman W Nicholson of Easington Colliery, Co Durham (MM), Lance-Sergeant Austin Connell of Rotherham (BEM), Second Lieutenant Richard Heywood of Ingoldisthorpe, King's Lynn (Queen's Commendation), Sergeant Peter Goddard of Kirby, Yorkshire (MM), Guardsman Colin Snape of Edlington, Doncaster (BEM), Sergeant Eric Hilling of Norwich (Queen's Commendation), and Second Lieutenant Robert Wardle of Painswick (Queen's Commendation).
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