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The latest draw for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) Lottery has been made and this week’s lucky winner of £1,000 is Mr W Maloy from Luton in Bedfordshire. It’s proving a prosperous town this week as there are a further two winners from Luton who have seen their numbers come up and have won £250 and £50 each.

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Prince Harry and Dominic West Join Team Glenfiddich in Iceland

Team Glenfiddich, the UK South Pole team, has just returned from training in Iceland on the Langjökull Glacier (the ‘Long Glacier’). Walking With The Wounded trained here in March with all three teams and it is the ideal location for Nordic skiing in the middle of the summer.

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BEAT THE HEAT!

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Heat – a current British preoccupation because the sun has made an unusual summer appearance

The sun is shining and it’s the 1st time the thermometer has hit the 30s in yonks. Cooped up in your office, it’s vital for your health to drink lots of water and keep cool – but we all know this, right?

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Busy time ahead for supporters of Ballycotton lifeboat

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The Ballycotton Lifeboat Golf Classic was held yesterday, 24 July, at the East Cork Golf Club, Midleton. 36 teams took part in this fundraising event. While the golfers were out on the course the Ballycotton lifeboat was launched to assist the Tall Ship, Astrid, on rocks at the Severeigns. In his speach that evening, organiser Sean McGrath reminded the participants of the vital work the lifeboat service does and how important fundraising events such as this are to the Ballycotton lifeboat. Yasmin Hyde of Ballymaloe Country Relish presented the winners with their prizes. In third place was a team sponsored by Russell Rovers GAA. Included in the team was Chris Scannell whose mother, Maire, was mechanic that morning when the lifeboat launched to the Astrid. Chris’ father, John, is a shore helper at Ballycotton lifeboat station. In second place was the AIB Midleton sponsored team and the winners with 65 points were Jim Nagle, Sean Piggott and Brendan O’Connor. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the sponsors and all who took part in the event.

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RNLI lifeboats launched to sailing vessel aground on Sovereign Islands off Kinsale in County Cork

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Date: 24 July 2013
Location: Sovereign Island, off Kinsale, Co. Cork

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch to a Dutch registered Tall Ship with 30 persons on board that ran aground this morning 24 July 2013 on the Sovereign Islands off Kinsale, Co. Cork. Courtmacsherry lifeboat, Kinsale lifeboat and the Coast Guard helicopter were also launched. 12 persons have been safely brought ashore and the remaining 18 persons are safely on board the Courtmacsherry lifeboat. Ballycotton lifeboat has been stood down and is returning to station.

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Bláthnaid Lane Walsh

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