Another honour for Edward
Published at 09:12, Monday, 18 June 2012
WHEELCHAIR-BOUND sports star from Whitley Chapel Edward Common (above) has added another award to his already groaning trophy cabinet.
The 17-year-old all international all-rounder was recognised for his contribution to disabled sport at the Northern Sports Awards at Alnwick Playhouse this week.
The Hexham Queen Elizabeth High School pupil is the already the reigning Tynedale Sports Council disabled athlete of the year.
Edward is a muscular dystrophy sufferer who refuses to let his disability stop him competing at many different sports at national level.
He won four gold medals at the national athletics championships in Blackpool last year, was a member of the England team that finished runners-up in Powerchair Football World Cup and captained his team to third place in the national table cricket finals.
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This week in... 1968Friday, December 6, 1968...
Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.