PUBLISHED: 20:02 21 May 2019 Steve Russell Dressed for a wedding. Camilla Rodwell says her father was 'gregarious, often hilarious and a great British eccentric' Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Couldn't get the accessories he needed, so started making them himself. Big supporter of young workers, too Andrew Rodwell was devoted to his wife Sue and their daughters, says Camilla. (The dogs are the late Rupert and Daisy) Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONAndrew Rodwell was frustrated. Back in 1986, the range of lawn-care attachments that fitted his garden tractor was sadly lacking. He could have shrugged and given up, but he wasn't one to duck a challenge. So Andrew began designing and manufacturing the accessories he wanted - and then started selling them to friends in the same predicament.In such fashion, what with necessity being the mother of invention, SCH (Supplies) Ltd was born. Its inventive founder was its managing director.The machinery manufacturing … [Read more...] about Andrew Rodwell: ‘A great British eccentric’
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Channel 4’s latest documentary series The Great British School Swap is an ambitious social experiment designed to introduce secondary school pupils to different cultures and ways of life. The new series sees students from two very different schools swap places in order to challenge the misconceptions they hold about other communities. Inevitably, the shake up is a major culture shock for the children involved, and there are plenty of lessons to be learned on all sides. Here’s everything you need to know beforehand. What is The Great British School Swap all about? 12 pupils from Year Eight and Year Nine at Saltley Academy in Birmingham swap places with a dozen students from Tamworth Enterprise College, a school just 15 miles away. At the former, less than one per cent of the children are white British, whereas 95 per cent of the latter’s student population is from that demographic. Though some of the children’s misapprehensions are played for laughs … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about The Great British School Swap
PUBLISHED: 10:23 23 March 2019 Andrew Clarke Is Four Weddings and a Funeral Britain's greatest film? Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, James Fleet star in this slice of 1990s life. Picture: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen? Joseph Fiennes is Britain's greatest playwright Will Shakespeare in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love Photo: UniversalFor me, a great British film is one you can return to time and again and gain comfort from the fact that the film remains as good (if not better) as the last time you saw it.The list was designed to embrace great movies from throughout a century of film-making but looking at the list after I had compiled it, I was surprised at how many comparatively modern films are on there. Which, I hope, … [Read more...] about Great British Movies: Is your favourite on our list?
Bakers in the South East are being urged to grab their mixing bowls and whip up some cash, as ‘The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off’ returns this March. The pie is the limit as chefs, cooks and cake-lovers across the region are being asked to mark the return of the show by creating their very own signature bakes to raise cash for Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.Fans can take inspiration from a host of celebrities including comedian Russell Brand, University Challenge’s Jeremy Paxman and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams. They can join the stars putting their baking skills to the test by hosting their own baking fundraiser. A free pack is available full of ideas on how to raise vital dough for life-saving research.To help them get started, budding bakers can kit out their kitchens with a new range of eye-catching Star Baker themed merchandise available online and from Cancer Research UK shops across the South East.The … [Read more...] about Get baking for Stand Up To Cancer with the Great British Bake Off
Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/former-great-british-bake-off-finalist-triumphs-in-christmas-special-37657718.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37657712.ece/59ea7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_37fb1cee-8cb4-48a0-abf8-0f7a3313f8b4_1 Email Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. The 2016 finalist triumphed in all three challenges to beat fellow returning contestants Liam Charles, Flo Atkins and Andrew Smyth. Clasping her Bake Off trophy to her chest after being named winner, she said: “I’m almost lost for words. It’s so lovely to win it. “It’s going to have pride of place somewhere. There is no way I am going to hide this under a bushel.” … [Read more...] about Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special