Tynedale torchbearer - Steve Betts
Last updated at 12:37, Monday, 26 March 2012
THROUGH coaching volleyball in the North-East for more than 40 years, Corbridge’s Steve Betts has inspired many a sports person.
Finalist in the prestigious BBC’s 2011 Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero award, prior to that he was named the North-East and Cumbria’s unsung sporting hero and picked up the Volunteer of the Year award at the National Volleyball ceremony.
On Saturday, June 16, he will be running with the torch in Sunderland, where he was born and raised.
He said: “It is nice to know that people appreciate the voluntary work I have done over the years and what I am still doing now.”
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.