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York Minster advertises for £7,000-a-year head of bell tower

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The authorities at York Minster are advertising for a new so-called head of bell tower – four months after they sacked the entire team of volunteer bellringers.

The successful applicant, who will be paid around £7,000 a year for a 10-hour week, will help the Minster recruit a new band of bellringers.

The old team were sacked in October over what the Minster said were 'safeguarding concerns'. It came after one one member was accused of indecent assault, but never charged.

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Clown Doctors bring Easter treats to Newcastle hospital

(L-R) Andrew Skelton (Director, SOS Group Ltd.), Dr Jamima Jamjuggle, Lara Bewick (7) from Consett, Jack Steabler (18 months) from Houghton-le-Spring, Dr Tammy Teacosy and Libby Nolan (The Children's Foundation) Credit: Longstone PR

Young patients in the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle have had a bit of an Easter surprise....after the Clown Doctors paid them a visit.

They delivered Easter Eggs and treats to children who will spend the Bank Holiday in hospital.

(L-R) Dr Tammy Teacosy, Dr Jamima Jamjuggle, Andrew Skelton (Director, SOS Group Ltd.), and Finley Thompson (4 months old from Seaham) with mum, Kay Credit: Longstone PR

“It’s always hard for children in hospital but it’s especially difficult on special occasions like Easter.

Anything we can do, even simple things like sharing Easter eggs, helps lift the children and gives them something new to focus on.

– Libby Nolan, fundraising manager at The Children’s Foundation
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