Scarborough General Hospital
Scarborough General Hospital is an NHS district general hospital in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It is run by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In the early 1930s it was decided to build a new general hospital for Scarborough; the new hospital was opened by the Duke of Kent on 23 October 1936. After the hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948, a major new extension followed in 1988; the hospital came under the management of the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 1994 but on 1 July 2012 the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust was absorbed by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. A new surgical ward, known as Maple Ward, was built by Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions at a cost of £2.4 million and opened in spring 2011. Another new surgical ward, called Lilac ward, was built by Kier Group at a cost of £5 million and opened in March 2015. List of hospitals in England Official site
Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England. The district's commercial heart is Kensington High Street, running on an east-west axis; the north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, containing the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke's monument. South Kensington is home to Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall; the area is home to many European embassies. The manor of Chenesitone is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, which in the Anglo-Saxon language means "Chenesi's ton". One early spelling is Kesyngton, as written in 1396; the manor of Kensington in the county of Middlesex, was one of several hundred granted by King William the Conqueror to Geoffrey de Montbray, Bishop of Coutances in Normandy, one of his inner circle of advisors and one of the wealthiest men in post-Conquest England. He granted the tenancy of Kensington to his follower Aubrey de Vere I, holding the manor from him as overlord in 1086, according to the Domesday Book.
The bishop's heir, Robert de Mowbray, rebelled against King William II and his vast feudal barony was forfeited to the Crown. Aubrey de Vere I thus became a tenant-in-chief, holding directly from the king after 1095, which increased his status in feudal England, he granted the church and an estate within the manor to Abingdon Abbey in Oxfordshire, at the deathbed request of his eldest son Geoffrey. As the de Veres became Earls of Oxford, their principal manor at Kensington came to be known as Earl's Court, as they were not resident in the manor, their manorial business was not conducted in the great hall of a manor house but in a court house. In order to differentiate it, the new sub-manor granted to Abingdon Abbey became known as Abbot's Kensington and the church St Mary Abbots; the original Kensington Barracks, built at Kensington Gate in the late 18th century, were demolished in 1858 and new barracks were built in Kensington Church Street. The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops upmarket.
The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 due to its wide range and number of shops. However, since October 2008 the street has faced competition from the Westfield shopping centre in nearby White City. Kensington's second group of commercial buildings is at South Kensington, where several streets of small to medium-sized shops and service businesses are situated close to South Kensington tube station; this is the southern end of Exhibition Road, the thoroughfare which serves the area's museums and educational institutions. The boundaries of Kensington are not well-defined. To the west, a border is defined by the line of the Counter Creek marked by the West London railway line. To the north, the only obvious border line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of, the district of Notting Hill classed as within "North Kensington". In the north east is situated the large public Royal Park of Kensington Gardens; the other main green area in Kensington is Holland Park, on the north side of the eastern end of Kensington High Street.
Many residential roads have small communal garden squares, for the exclusive use of the residents. South Kensington largely comprises private housing. North Kensington and West Kensington are devoid of features to attract the visitor. Kensington is, in general, an affluent area, a trait that it shares with Chelsea, its neighbour to the south; the area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares, at about the turn of the 21st century the Holland Park neighbourhood became high-status. In early 2007 houses sold in Upper Phillimore Gardens east of Holland Park, for over £20 million. Brompton is another definable area of Kensington; the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea forms part of the most densely populated local government district in the United Kingdom. This high density has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Georgian and Victorian terraced houses into flats; the less-affluent northern extremity of Kensington has high-rise residential buildings, while this type of building in the southern part is only represented by the Holiday Inn's London Kensington Forum Hotel in Cromwell Road, a 27-storey building.
Notable attractions and institutions in Kensington include: Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens. The Olympia Exhibition Hall is just over the western border in West Kensington. Kensington is administered within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, lies within the Kensington parliamentary constituency; the head office of newspaper group DMGT is located in Northcliffe House off Kensington High Street in part of the large Barkers department store building. In addition to housing the offices for the DMGT newspapers Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro, Northcliffe House accommodates the offices of the newspapers owned by Evgeny Lebedev: The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, the Evening Standard; the i newspaper, sold to Johnston Press in 2016, is still produced from offices in Northcliffe House. Most of these titles were for many decades produced and printed in Fl
Richard & Judy
Richard & Judy was a British television chat show presented by the married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. The show aired on Channel 4 from 26 November 2001 to 22 August 2008, but moved to digital channel Watch from 7 October 2008 to 1 July 2009. Richard & Judy aired every weekday from 5 pm to 6 pm. Between 2006 and 2008, the Richard & Judy show shared this original timeslot with The Paul O'Grady Show, a programme that started in March 2006. For three months of each year, between 2006 and 2008, the Richard & Judy show occupied the 5pm to 6pm slot, the Paul O'Grady Show occupied the timeframe for the following three months. On the 15 August 2008 edition of the show, Richard stated that the following week's episode would be the last with Channel 4 and the final broadcast occurred on 22 August 2008. Following the show's departure from Channel 4, the producers of Richard & Judy subsequently signed a £2 million deal with the UKTV network Watch. Madeley and Finnigan renamed the show and hosted Richard & Judy's New Position from 7 October 2008.
The couple stated that the new version would be "a high octane prime time show", with Madeley explaining, "we were both hugely impressed with the team at UKTV, their proposal was attractive and fun and will give us the kind of flexibility in our personal lives which we have been looking for". The presenters continued featuring the programme's popular "Book Club" that had begun on their Channel 4 show; the Watch version of the show featured a sofa area for interviews, as well as a bar area where the star guests and the show's crew members gathered during broadcasts. Each week the show employed a celebrity barman. Hound had been a frequent guest on the Channel 4 series; the first episode of the Watch series attracted an average audience of around 200,000 viewers. The second episode, in the 8pm timeslot, attracted 53,000 viewers. Watch channel representatives were satisfied with the ratings, stating that the show had started well. Ratings fell for subsequent episodes, reaching a new low of 11,000 viewers.
Following a Christmas break at the end of 2008, the show returned on 13 January 2009 in a new 6pm slot. The show dropped the "New Position" section of its title and was called "Richard & Judy" again. By April 2009, ratings had slumped to 5,000 viewers and the following month, an agreement was reached to terminate the show six months early. From the week of 8 June 2009, the show was reduced to a single weekly episode that aired at 4pm every Wednesday; the show's final episode was broadcast on 1 July 2009. "You Say We Pay" was a daily competition that involved a viewer at home describing images on a TV screen for the show's two presenters to identify. For each correct answer provided by Madeley and Finnigan, the viewer received £1000. In January 2006, MP and Celebrity Big Brother contestant George Galloway entered the competition and won his housemates' weekly shopping budget. Lionel Blair, Abi Titmuss and Carol Vorderman participated in "You Say We Pay" whilst they were guests on the programme.
On 18 February 2007, The Mail on Sunday revealed allegations that the quiz was cheating viewers by inviting them to phone in after the winning contestant had been chosen. The paper stressed that Madeley and Finnigan were unaware of any wrongdoing and the story was sold to the newspaper through a publicist named Jonathan Hartley. On 6 July 2007, the operator of the phone-in quiz was fined a record £150,000 by regulator ICSTIS. ICSTIS said the Channel 4 programme had shown a "reckless disregard" for viewers after inviting them to enter a competition once the potential winners had been selected. In addition to the fine, ICSTIS ordered that all the money be paid back to those viewers affected, around £2.5 million, referred the case to Ofcom. The media regulator has the right to impose its own ban if it feels the broadcasting code has been breached. See main page: List of books from the Richard & Judy Book Club In 2004, the Richard & Judy Book Club was added as a regular segment of the show, it was credited as having a massive effect on the sales of the books it featured, much like Oprah's Book Club in the USA.
Each year the segment featured ten books and discussions during the programme with guests. Alongside the discussions and programme features, the novels contended for the Richard & Judy Book of the Year Award, presented at the British Book Awards, where the winner was chosen by votes from the public; the Richard and Judy Book Club debuted as a website in autumn 2010, run in conjunction with retailer WH Smith. In 2007, Richard and Judy hosted a special Children's Book Club edition of the show as part of Channel 4's "Lost For Words" season; the featured books were chosen with the help of pupils from several schools around the UK. The New Writers Book Club was a feature launched in October 2008 focussing on debut authors. Richard and Judy launched their wine club in 2005. Focusing on a different selection of wine each week, they reviewed the wines and gave tasting notes to the viewers; this Morning Richard & Judy at Channel4.com Richard & Judy at justwatch.co.uk Richard & Judy Book Club
Soho is an area of the City of Westminster, part of the West End of London. A fashionable district for the aristocracy, it has been one of the main entertainment districts in the capital since the 19th century; the area was developed from farmland by Henry VIII in 1536. It became a parish in its own right in the late 17th century, when buildings started to be developed for the upper class, including the laying out of Soho Square in the 1680s. St Anne's Church was established during the late 17th century, remains a significant local landmark; the aristocracy had moved away by the mid-19th century, when Soho was badly hit by an outbreak of cholera in 1854. For much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and its location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s, the area has undergone considerable gentrification, it is now predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.
London's gay community is centred on Old Compton Street in Soho. Soho's reputation as a major entertainment district of London stems from theatres such as the Windmill Theatre on Great Windmill Street and the Raymond Revuebar owned by entrepreneur Paul Raymond, music clubs such as the 2i's Coffee Bar and the Marquee Club. Trident Studios was based in Soho, the nearby Denmark Street has hosted numerous music publishing houses and instrument shops from the 20th century onwards; the independent British film industry is centred around Soho, including the British headquarters of Twentieth Century Fox and the British Board of Film Classification offices. The area has been popular for restaurants since the 19th century, including the long-standing Kettner's, visited by numerous celebrities. Near to Soho is London's Chinatown, centred on Gerrard Street and containing several restaurants; the name "Soho" first appears in the 17th century. The name may derive from a former hunting cry. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, used "soho" as a rallying call for his men at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685, half a century after the name was first used for this area of London.
The Soho name has been reused by other entertainment and restaurant districts such as the Soho, Hong Kong entertainment zone and the cultural and commercial area of Soho in Málaga. The New York City neighborhood of SoHo, gets its name from its location South of Houston Street, but is a reference to London's Soho. Soho is about 1 square mile in area, bounded by Cambridge Circus to the south, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, Charing Cross Road to the east. However, apart from Oxford Street, all of these roads are 19th-century metropolitan improvements, Soho has never been an administrative unit, with formally defined boundaries; the area to the west is known as Mayfair, to the north Fitzrovia, to the east St Giles and Covent Garden, to the south St James's. According to the Soho Society, the area between Leicester Square to the south and Shaftesbury Avenue to the north, is part of the area. Soho is part of the West End electoral ward which elects three councillors to Westminster City Council.
The nearest London Underground stations are Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. During the Middle Ages, the area, now Soho was farmland that belonged to the Abbot and Convent of Abingdon and the master of Burton St Lazar Hospital in Leicestershire, who managed a leper hospital in St Giles in the Fields. In 1536, the land was taken by Henry VIII as a royal park for the Palace of Whitehall; the area south of what is now Shaftesbury Avenue did not stay in the Crown possession for long. A small 2-acre section of land remained, until sold by Charles II in 1676. In the 1660s, ownership of Soho Fields passed to Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, who leased 19 out of the 22 acres of land to Joseph Girle, he was granted permission to develop property and passed the lease and development to bricklayer Richard Frith. Much of the land was granted freehold in 1698 by William III to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland, while the southern part of Soho was sold piecemeal in the 16th and 17th centuries to Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester.
Soho was part of the ancient parish of St Martin in the Fields, forming part of the Liberty of Westminster. As the population started to grow a new church was provided and in 1687 a new parish of St Anne was established for it; the parish stretched from Oxford Street in the north, to Leicester Square in the south and from what is now Charing Cross Road in the east to Wardour Street in the west. It therefore included all of contemporary eastern Soho, including the Chinatown area; the western portion of modern Soho, around Carnaby Street, was part of the parish of St James, split off from St Martin in 1686. Building progressed in the late 17th century, with large properties such as Monmouth House, Leicester House, Fauconberg House, Carlisle House and Newport House. Soho Square was first laid out in the 1680s on the former Soho Fields. Firth built the first houses around the square, by 1691, 41 had been completed, it was called King Square in honour of Charles II, a statue of him was based in the centre.
Several upper-class families moved into the area, including those of Richard Graham, 1st Viscount P
Scarborough TEC, is a further education college located over three sites in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It is a constituent college of the Grimsby Institute of Higher Education. Yorkshire Coast College was an independently controlled institution, but due to poor results and long-term financial difficulties was taken over by the Grimsby Institute in January 2010. College courses for students from Scarborough and the surrounding area include NVQs, GCSEs, BTECs, Apprenticeships and Access courses, some higher education courses in conjunction with the University of Hull. In November 2016, the name was changed from Yorkshire Coast College to Scarborough TEC, with the TEC standing for Training, Careers. Chris Helme – lead vocalist with The Seahorses Oliver Knight – singer/songwriter James Martin – celebrity chef and television personality. Robert Palmer – recording artist Mark Richardson – drummer with Skunk Anansie Timothy Sheader – theatre artistic director Jon Snow – journalist and presenter of Channel 4 News Fred Appleyard – landscape artist Ernest Dade – painter, specialising in coastal and maritime subjects, maker of model ships Ian Hunter – painter and Dean of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London Frank Henry Mason – maritime artist, creator of art deco travel and railway posters Albert Strange – Principal of the school for its first 35 years, yacht designer, maritime artist Harry Watson – landscape and portrait artist Official website Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education website
Antony Worrall Thompson
Henry Antony Cardew Worrall Thompson is an English restaurateur and celebrity chef, television presenter and radio broadcaster. Worrall Thompson was born in Warwickshire, his parents, Michael Ingham and Joanna Duncan, were both actors. He was educated at the King's School, where he sustained facial injuries while playing rugby, he had to wait until he was twenty-one years old before he could have plastic surgery to correct the disfigurement. After he left school, he studied hotel management at Westminster Kingsway College. Taking his first catering job in Essex, it is rumoured that his grandmother refused to write to him because she could not bring herself to write "Essex" on the envelope. In 1978, he moved to London and became sous-chef at Brinkley's Restaurant at Fulham Road, becoming head chef one year later; the following year he took a sabbatical in France and working his way around the local cuisine. After this he started producing pans with his business partner Hassan. Prior to opening his first restaurant, Worrall Thompson was Executive Chef at 190 Queens Gate in South Kensington, London.
He opened his first restaurant, Ménage à Trois, in Knightsbridge in 1981, notable for only serving starters and puddings. He launched several successful restaurants, including Wiz and Woz in west London and Metro in Jersey, all of which reflect his somewhat individual approach to food; until late 2006, he was Catering Director for Old Luxters Barn, in Buckinghamshire. In February 2009, his restaurant holding company AWT Restaurants was placed into administration. Four restaurants closed – the Notting Grill in west London, the Barnes Grill in south-west London, together with two pubs in Henley-on-Thames, the Lamb Inn and the Greyhound with the loss of 60 jobs, Worrall Thompson bought back the remaining Windsor Grill in Berkshire, the Kew Grill in south-west London, delicatessen the Windsor Larder, it was revealed in April 2009 that Thompson's restaurant chain trouble was the result of its being "overstretched" and that his restaurants "had debts of more than £800,000 and owed 214 creditors money.
Worrall Thompson made his first television appearance on BBC2's Food and Drink, before appearing on Ready Steady Cook from 1994. In 2001, he appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank, in 2003, he appeared in the second series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, which led to him replacing Gregg Wallace as the host of BBC2's Saturday Kitchen. The show moved to BBC1 to replace Saturday morning children's television, to ITV from June 2006 to May 2010 as Saturday Cooks, he represented the Midlands and East of England in series one of the BBC's Great British Menu but was beaten by Galton Blackiston, after burning the meat course of his entry prior to the judging phase. Worrall Thompson has won the Mouton Rothschild Menu Competition, the Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne. Worrall Thompson married Jill when he was 22, he subsequently married an Australian, Militza. The couple divorced, he is married to his third wife Jacinta Shiel. The couple have two children, he has a child from a brief liaison.
In January 2012, he received a police caution for shoplifting items, including wine and cheese, from the Henley-on-Thames branch of Tesco on a total of five occasions. In 2015 he spoke of how the total of five shoplifting attempts was £70.68 and how he thinks he did it for the excitement. Worrall Thompson is a patron of FOREST, a UK-based, tobacco industry-financed lobby opposing government regulation of tobacco and ASH. In February 2010, in a feature for Radio 4's Woman's Hour, he said, he has been involved in fundraising for the Conservative Party and supports British withdrawal from the European Union. In 2003, Worrall Thompson funded the Antony Worrall Thompson Trophy – a charity football cup played by eight semi-professional teams in the summer, pre-season. However, due to Worrall Thompson's financial issues, the trophy lasted one year with the 2003–2004 final being contested between Altrincham F. C. and Northwich Victoria F. C.. Altrincham won the game 4–3; the tournament was resurrected in the 2017–2018 season.
October 2010 saw Worrall Thompson join Uncovered magazine as a regular columnist offering recipes and advice on eating for good health and seasons finest produce. Official website Antony Worrall Thompson's Restaurants website Interview with asrecommended Extract from his biography The Independent, 6 February 2005
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, it employs over 20,950 staff in total. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time and fixed-contract staff are included; the BBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, charged to all British households and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts and iPlayer catch-up; the fee is set by the British Government, agreed by Parliament, used to fund the BBC's radio, TV, online services covering the nations and regions of the UK. Since 1 April 2014, it has funded the BBC World Service, which broadcasts in 28 languages and provides comprehensive TV, online services in Arabic and Persian.
Around a quarter of BBC revenues come from its commercial arm BBC Studios Ltd, which sells BBC programmes and services internationally and distributes the BBC's international 24-hour English-language news services BBC World News, from BBC.com, provided by BBC Global News Ltd. From its inception, through the Second World War, to the 21st century, the BBC has played a prominent role in British culture, it is known colloquially as "The Beeb", "Auntie", or a combination of both. Britain's first live public broadcast from the Marconi factory in Chelmsford took place in June 1920, it was sponsored by the Daily Mail's Lord Northcliffe and featured the famous Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba. The Melba broadcast caught the people's imagination and marked a turning point in the British public's attitude to radio. However, this public enthusiasm was not shared in official circles where such broadcasts were held to interfere with important military and civil communications. By late 1920, pressure from these quarters and uneasiness among the staff of the licensing authority, the General Post Office, was sufficient to lead to a ban on further Chelmsford broadcasts.
But by 1922, the GPO had received nearly 100 broadcast licence requests and moved to rescind its ban in the wake of a petition by 63 wireless societies with over 3,000 members. Anxious to avoid the same chaotic expansion experienced in the United States, the GPO proposed that it would issue a single broadcasting licence to a company jointly owned by a consortium of leading wireless receiver manufactures, to be known as the British Broadcasting Company Ltd. John Reith, a Scottish Calvinist, was appointed its General Manager in December 1922 a few weeks after the company made its first official broadcast; the company was to be financed by a royalty on the sale of BBC wireless receiving sets from approved domestic manufacturers. To this day, the BBC aims to follow the Reithian directive to "inform and entertain"; the financial arrangements soon proved inadequate. Set sales were disappointing as amateurs made their own receivers and listeners bought rival unlicensed sets. By mid-1923, discussions between the GPO and the BBC had become deadlocked and the Postmaster-General commissioned a review of broadcasting by the Sykes Committee.
The Committee recommended a short term reorganisation of licence fees with improved enforcement in order to address the BBC's immediate financial distress, an increased share of the licence revenue split between it and the GPO. This was to be followed by a simple 10 shillings licence fee with no royalty once the wireless manufactures protection expired; the BBC's broadcasting monopoly was made explicit for the duration of its current broadcast licence, as was the prohibition on advertising. The BBC was banned from presenting news bulletins before 19.00 and was required to source all news from external wire services. Mid-1925 found the future of broadcasting under further consideration, this time by the Crawford committee. By now, the BBC, under Reith's leadership, had forged a consensus favouring a continuation of the unified broadcasting service, but more money was still required to finance rapid expansion. Wireless manufacturers were anxious to exit the loss making consortium with Reith keen that the BBC be seen as a public service rather than a commercial enterprise.
The recommendations of the Crawford Committee were published in March the following year and were still under consideration by the GPO when the 1926 general strike broke out in May. The strike temporarily interrupted newspaper production, with restrictions on news bulletins waived, the BBC became the primary source of news for the duration of the crisis; the crisis placed the BBC in a delicate position. On one hand Reith was acutely aware that the Government might exercise its right to commandeer the BBC at any time as a mouthpiece of the Government if the BBC were to step out of line, but on the other he was anxious to maintain public trust by appearing to be acting independently; the Government was divided on how to handle the BBC but ended up trusting Reith, whose opposition to the strike mirrored the PM's own. Thus the BBC was granted sufficient leeway to pursue the Government's objectives in a manner of its own choosing; the resulting coverage of both striker and government viewpoints impressed millions of listeners who were unaware that the PM had broadcast to the nation from Reith's home, using one of Reith's sound bites inserted at the last moment