THE axe will swing heavily on Alf Walker’s handicap after he ran away with the third division, overall winner and the Alan Hay Trophy, scoring 41 points at Alboran.
It was the second and third divisions from Boxers which seemed to hold their nerve best when a thunderstorm spat light rain during the middle of the round as it rolled in from the sea; but a light breeze and the returning sunshine soon made for perfect conditions on a finely presented course.
In divsion one first was Dave Lees (33) second Malcom Nicholls (32) and third Tony Redston (32).
In division two Tom Harris (37) came top followed by Adrian (Alan) Ball (36)
Division three was won by Alf Walker (41) followed by Pam Partridge (33).
Richard Measures complaint at his lack of press coverage on previous outings would have been better served had he not been pipped to the NTP on the 17th by Adrian (Andrew) Thomson, who was in good company with Malcolm Nicholls on the 12th and Mark (Henry) Newell in 2 on the 5th.
Boxers calendar for May continues with a social Bowling Supper tomorrow (Friday) and a society meeting at Desert Springs on the 29th.
Visitors and guests are always welcome. More information: http://www.boxersgs.webs.com/.
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Gary Lineker's brother Wayne Lineker has joined 'The Only Way Is Essex'.
The bar owner - who was declared bankrupt last year and jailed for tax fraud in 2006 - is hoping to open a new club in Essex and is reportedly viewed by show bosses as the ideal replacement for Mick Norcross, who has now left the programme.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: '''TOWIE' bosses hope signing up Wayne will prompt cameos from Gary and his wife Danielle, too.''
Wayne, 50, began filming yesterday with the rest of the cast in Marbella, for the new series' special 'The Only Way is Marbs' opening episodes, and began his stint on the show by judging a bikini competition.
The new series of the show starts on Sunday June 2 with two 'The Only Way is Marbs' special episodes.
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The bodies of twin British pensioners have been found in their flat in Fuengirola. The police believe it may be a double suicide and that no one else was involved.
The bodies of 83 year James and George Chalkley were found in the flat they shared after reports from neighbours of a ‘bad smell’ coming from the premises.
One body was on a bed and the other in a chair. Both had plastic bags tied tightly over their heads. A suicide note was found at the scene.
Police sources said that the case has been handed to an examining judge, but that everything pointed to a double suicide at this stage.
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Heathrow airport was closed after a British Airways flight made an emergency landing this morning.
The BA 762 flight was en route to Oslo carrying 75 passengers in an Airbus A319 and took off around 7.55am.
All passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the plane when it landed on the Northern runway. It is believed that the plane ran into a flock of birds. Witnesses said that the plane had smoke trailing from the right engine as it flew over London. Another man said he saw flames and heard a noise like a fighter jet.
The fire brigade attended from Heathrow to assist the airport’s own fire service and although both runways were closed initially, the southern runway was later re-opened. However, the incident is likely to cause some disruption to flights over the bank holiday weekend. Passengers on resumed flights at Heathrow were being warned to expect delays of 30-60 minutes as well as 30 minutes of aircraft taxiing time.
A number of flights have been diverted to Stansted to help clear the backlog of delayed flights.
If you are travelling today from or into London Heathrow, please check your flight status on http://t.co/8YS9XJXYRM.
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Over half of young Spaniards and Greeks are currently unemployed. In western Macedonia, an area in the north of Greece they are experiencing 72.5 per cent youth unemployment rate according to official European statistics released yesterday, with some Spanish regions not far behind. Both economies are in deep and prolonged recession.
Ceuta, the North African autonomous Spanish enclave, reported that 70.6 per cent of 18-24 year olds were unemployed, and seven Spanish regions registered over 60 per cent.
The average rate of youth unemployment in the EU is 22.9 per cent, but the strongest and weakest economies in Europe display enormous differences.
Austria and Germany in the centre of the EU, have twelve regions between them where youth unemployment is below six per cent. The worst figures to be seen are in the Mediterranean countries.
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Two terror suspects are under armed guard in separate hospitals in London after a serving soldier was hacked to death in the street in Woolwich, in the southeast of London.
Two suspected Muslim fanatics attacked the man in the street a short distance from the Royal Artillery Barracks after knocking him down with their car. Witnesses said the men then attacked the soldier with a number of weapons, which appeared to include knives, machetes and a meat cleaver, while shouting the name of "Allah". It is reported that they encouraged passers-by to video them. One of the alleged attackers was filmed wielding a bloodied meat cleaver, and was heard to say, "We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
"I apologise that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you," he said.
"You think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start bussin' our guns? You think politicians are going to die?
"No it's going to be the average guy, like you, and your children. So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace."
A woman who confronted one of the two suspected Woolwich killers, said he told her they wanted "to start a war in London tonight."
"And then when I went up there was this black guy with a revolver and a kitchen knife, he had what looked like butcher's tools and he had a little axe, to cut the bones, and two large knives, and he said 'Move off the body'.
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, a mother-of-two and cub scout leader with training in first aid confronted the men, telling the pair to hand over their weapons and warning them, "You are going to lose."
"I asked him if he did it and he said 'Yes', and I said 'Why?' and he said because he has killed Muslim people in Muslim countries, he said he was a British soldier and I said 'Really?'
"I said 'Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?'
"And he said 'I would like to stay and fight'."
Armed police officers arrived on the scene and one of the attackers ran towards them holding two meat cleavers. One of the officers got out of the vehicle and shot both the men. One is said to still be in a serious condition.
Scotland Yard's police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, confirmed that two men had been arrested.
Photographs of the scene showed three men lying in the street, surrounded by discarded weapons and splashes of blood. Forensic officers were still on the scene on this morning and the area remains cordoned off. The car used in the attack was taken away during the night for further forensic examination.
After the attack security was stepped up at military barracks across the capital and extra officers remained on duty in Woolwich overnight.
Counter-terrorism officers are leading the investigation into the "shocking and horrific" attack.
The Prime Minister returned early from his trip to France and is preparing to meet his top advisers to address potential security risks. Eyewitness accounts reported that the attackers had political and religious motives. The Government will meet again this morning.
Meanwhile, riot police had to contain an English Defence League demonstration in Woolwich, while elsewhere two mosques were attacked. In Woolwich, a group of between 75 and 100 men gathered at a pub on where they sang nationalist songs.
EDL leader Stephen Lennon said, "Enough is enough. Our message is enough, enough. We have weak leaders. Our police, and our leaders tip-toe around this issue.
"This issue is political Islam, political Islam that is spreading across this country."
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said, "It is completely wrong to blame this killing on the religion of Islam," he said.
"But it also equally wrong to try to draw any link between this murder and British foreign policy or the actions of British forces who are risking their lives abroad for the sake of freedom."
The secretary of the Braintree mosque, Sikander Saleemy, said "The police said it's too early to try and link it to what happened in Woolwich, but those of us who were here feel that it was some sort of revenge attack. It was clear from the man's behaviour.
"We absolutely condemn what happened in Woolwich, but it had nothing to do with us.
"It was an appalling act of terror - but it wasn't ‘Islamic’ in any way. I wish it wasn't described like that, because sadly people will now start to blame Muslims.”
Relatives of the dead soldier are believed to have been informed but he has yet to be named.
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