A WIDOW has today slammed the "blatant ignorance" of the Army as two SAS officers were cleared after three reservists died on a Brecon Beacons march. Lance Corporal Edward Maher, 31, Lance Corporal Craig Roberts, 24, and Corporal James Dunsby, 31, died after carrying 4st on their backs while on the 16-mile trek on one of the hottest days in 2013. The captain in command, identified only as 1A, and a warrant officer, known as 1B, were today acquitted at a Bulford Military Court. They had denied allegations they had failed to take reasonable care for the health and safety of those involved in the march. The servicemen, who were the safety officers for the march, were acquitted by a five-person board on the direction of Jeff Blackett, Judge Advocate General. Lance Corporal Craig Roberts and L/Cpl Edward Maher were both pronounced dead after suffering heat stroke on the Welsh mountain range on July 13, 2013. Corporal James Dunsby died from multiple organ failure … [Read more...] about Widow slams ‘blatant ignorance’ of Army as SAS officers cleared over heatwave deaths of three reservists on Brecon Beacons march
0 Have your say A serviceman and three civilians are in training for a daunting SAS endurance challenge as they bid to make a little girl’s dream of a new wheelchair come true. Next week the determined quartet will travel to the Brecon Beacons in Wales to take on the Fan Dance – the notorious 24km route march up Pen y Fan mountain that still forms the first major hurdle in selection for the elite SAS.Lee Thompson, Warrant Officer Pete Dallaway, Jon New and Matthew Rowe will complete the 886m (2,907ft) climb and descent on June 23 – and then do it all over again the next day, all the while carrying 20kg back packs.What will drive them on is their aim of raising money to buy a new all-terrain powered wheelchair for Pete’s six-year-old daughter, Daisy.She has spastic quadriplegia hemiplegia cerebral palsy that affects all four limbs and a standard wheelchair restricts where she can go. The team aims to raise £5,000 from the Fan Dance, but would love … [Read more...] about Team is taking on SAS challenge to help Daisy
A NEW wave of national parks could be created post-Brexit after Michael Gove announced plans to expand the nation's green land. The Environment Secretary is ordering a review of all protected areas - and here's what we know about these "gems". Where are the national parks in the UK? There are currently 15 national parks and 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England, ranging from the Lake District to the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. They are: Brecon Beacons: The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957. It stretches fronm Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the northeast and Pontypool in the southeast, covering 519 square miles. The highest summit in the park and in South Wales is at Pen y Fan at 886 metres. Broads: Straddling Norfolk and Suffolk, this is Britain's biggest protected wetland, which was formed by the flooding of old peat diggings. It is home to so me of … [Read more...] about Where are the National Parks in the UK, will England get more after Brexit and how are they protected?
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 May 2018 Rhiannon Long The student's mini-expedition to the Brecon Beacons last summer. Picture: LifeLine Archant Students at a school in Dagenham are trying to raise £12,000 for a trip to Sierra Leone. The sister school in Sierra Leone. Picture: LifeLine Pupils from the SW!TCH Expeditions School are going to volunteer with a children’s home and farm in Freetown for two weeks this summer. The school in Becontree Avenue caters for students who’ve struggled in mainstream education. Using a vocational approach to learning, children take part in business activities, fundraising, logistics and administration tasks to gain their qualifications. They’ll be using these skills to organise their expedition, following a successful mini expedition they completed in the Brecon Beacons last year. They’ll meet up with a sister school, LifeLine Nehemiah Projects, which was started by a father who began raising and educating local child … [Read more...] about Students in Dagenham attempt to raise £12,000 for Sierra Leone trip
CHANNEL 4's new three part show True Horror kicks off with a terrifying tale of a real-life haunted house. The first episode is titled Hellfire Farm, which will air on April 19, let's look at the events on which it is based. Where is Brecon Beacons Hellfire Farm? Hellfire Farm is located somewhere in the Brecon Beacons national park in South Wales. The episode centres around a family who move into an idyllic farm house. They are then terrorised by supposedly supernatural events. From the producers of the Bafta-nominated The Enfield Haunting, the show uses real-life interviews with those involved along with dramatised version of their accounts. Who are Bill and Liz? Liz and her partner - artist Bill - move to an idyllic farmhouse in the Welsh hills, where life is good. They soon have two children and collect a menagerie of animals. corrie tyrone alone Alan Halsall splits with TV star wife Lucy-Jo Hudson after nine years 'HER MAGIC HOTPOT AND WIT' Chris Evans' list of best things about … [Read more...] about Where is the True Horror Hellfire Farm in the Brecon Beacons and what happened to Liz and Bill’s family in Wales?