Tynedale torchbearer - Brian Tinnion
Last updated at 12:44, Monday, 26 March 2012
HAVING raised in excess of £30,000 for Help for Heroes, former Royal Marine Brian Tinnion is now the charity’s county co-ordinator.
The crew manager with Tyne and Wear fire and rescue service tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks and National Three Peaks Challenge, trekked to the Everest base camp and completed a solo bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
A keen cyclist, the father of two also fund raises by taking part in the 104-mile Northern Cyclone road race.
Nominated by his wife, Jeanette, Brian (51) of Darras Hall, said: “I feel hugely privileged to have been chosen.”
He will carry the torch through Bamburgh on Thursday, June 14.
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.