Open Day – Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station

Bromsgrove-Police-and-Fire-Station-Cropped-395x298On Saturday, September 27, between 12 and 4pm, visitors will be able to have their fingerprints taken, be the subject of a ‘wanted’ poster or have a go-kart ride. A chip pan fire demonstration will also take place and guests will be able to talk to firearms officers.

Police dogs and their handlers will be in attendance, including mascot Peeler. The Wildlife Trust will be bringing along animals and police and fire vehicles will be on display.

Inspector Sarah Corteen, responsible for policing Bromsgrove, said:

“I welcome everyone to come along and have an enjoyable day out. This event provides us with the opportunity to build on the links and relationships we have with the local community, which is key to successful policing and partnership working.

“This open day gives us the chance to showcase our joint problem solving talents and give the community an insight into our work. With displays and activities for all the family to enjoy the day promises to be entertaining for all.”

Bill Longmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, said:

“This open day promises to be fun and enjoyable for visitors of all ages and gives us, the police and the Fire and Rescue Service an opportunity to engage with local people, provide them with an insight into our partnership and to raise awareness of ongoing initiatives. We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible.”

Environment Agency, Search and Rescue and Community Safety Partnership will also be taking part.

The free event has been put on by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, Bill Longmore and is shared with Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

AB Blood Types Could Develop Memory Loss In Later Years

The four main blood groups are A, B, AB and O. Each group can be either RhD positive or RhD negative, which means that your blood group can be one of eight types. Which type are you?

People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published in the September 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

AB is the least common blood type, found in about 4 percent of the U.S. population. The study found that people with AB blood were 82 percent more likely to develop the thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia than people with other blood types. Previous studies have shown that people with type O blood have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, factors that can increase the risk of memory loss and dementia.

The study was part of a larger study (the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke, or REGARDS Study) of more than 30,000 people followed for an average of 3.4 years. In those who had no memory or thinking problems at the beginning, the study identified 495 participants who developed thinking and memory problems, or cognitive impairment, during the study. They were compared to 587 people with no cognitive problems.

People with AB blood type made up 6 percent of the group who developed cognitive impairment, which is higher than the 4 percent found in the population.

Researchers also looked at blood levels of factor VIII, a protein that helps blood to clot. High levels of factor VIII are related to higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. People in this study with higher levels of factor VIII were 24 percent more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than people with lower levels of the protein. People with AB blood had a higher average level of factor VIII than people with other blood types.

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Truth changes with the season of our emotions

Truth changes with the season of our emotions. It is the shadow that moves with the phases of our inner sun. When the nights falls, only our perception can guess where it hides in the dark. Within every solar system of the soul lies a plan of what truth is the design God has created, in our own unique story. This is as varying as the constellations, and as turning as the tide.

It is not one truth we live to, but many. If we ever hope to determine if there is such a thing as truth, apart from cultural and personal preferences, we must acknowledge that we are then aiming to discover something greater than ourselves, something that transcends culture and individual inclinations. Some say that we must look beyond ourselves and outside of ourselves. However, we don’t need to look farther than what is already in each other.

If there was any great plan from a higher power it is a simplistic, repetitious theme found in all religions; the basic core importance to unity comes from shared theological and humanistic virtues. Beyond the synagogue, mosques, temples, churches, missionary work, church positions and religious rituals comes a simple “message of truth” found in all of us, that binds theology—holistic virtues combined with purpose is the foundation of spiritual evolution. The diversity among us all is not divided truth, but the opportunity for unity through these shared values. Truth is the framework and roadmap of positive virtues. It unifies diversity when we choose to see it and use it.

It is simple message often lost among the rituals, cultural traditions and socializing that goes on behind the chapel doors of any religion or spiritual theology. As we fight among ourselves about what religion, culture or race is right, we often lose site of the simple message any great orator has whispered through time—-a simplistic story explaining the importance of virtues, which magically reemphasizes the importance of loving one another through service.


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Stop The Bullshit – Become Eager and Curious

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager because right now, this second, the only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

Understand that when the beast within you succeeds again in paralyzing into unending incompletion whatever you again had the temerity to try to make its triumph is made sweeter by confirmation of its rectitude. It knows that it alone knows you.

No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream.”
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “The Cat in the Hat”.
40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President


Go Sober In October For Macmillan Cancer Support Charity

6a00d8341c070353ef01b8d06a957e970c-320wiTaking a month off the booze can have many potential benefits. Just imagine what you could achieve without a hangover!

By having 31 gloriously hangover-free days you’ll not only be raising lots of money to help people with cancer, you’ll also be doing oodles of good for your own health. Together with a few small improvements to your diet and exercise routine you could expect to experience a range of the following:

Increased energy levels, higher productivity
Clearer head
No more hangovers
Sleeping better / snoring less
Weight loss
Clearer skin
Healthier bank balance / Save money
Sense of achievement
Fresh approach to alcohol consumption
Generally feel healthier
Doing something positive for a good cause

By signing up to be a sober-hero, you are doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help make sure that Macmillan can be there for people facing cancer when they need us most.

It will mean that we can be there right from the moment of diagnosis, through their treatment and beyond. It will mean we can be there to help give them the energy and support to take back control of their life.

So thank you for taking part in Go Sober, raising a glass (of water) and standing proudly beside people facing cancer. Your support will mean Macmillan can be there so that even more people don’t have to face cancer alone.

No one said that being a sober-hero was easy, and we applaud you for taking on the challenge. But to make it that little bit easier, we’ve put together our top tips to help make those 31 days go a little bit more quickly:

Sober-heroes assemble!
Create a team with friends, family or work mates. Strength in numbers is key.

The force is strong with this one
Even though going sober can be tough just think of the people you’re doing it for. Your month off the booze will mean many people can take back control of their life from cancer. Focus on the cause to keep you strong.

Think of what you can achieve
31 days of no alcohol means you’ll have time to do all those things you keep putting off. That DIY you need to do? Now’s the time. That novel you’ve always thought of? Start writing. And that marathon training? Now’s the time. You can change your diet and increase your exercise routine to get the maximum benefit.

Spread the word
Shout it from the rooftops (well, send lots of emails and put it on Facebook). Tell everyone you know you’ve signed up to Go Sober. The more people that know you’re doing it, the more money you’ll raise.

A Golden opportunity
Don’t forget about the Golden Tickets, your get out of jail card. A chance to have a night off, and a cheeky tipple or two.

Be the Designated Driver to your mates. Just get them to donate to your taxi service.

For support, information or if you just want to chat, call them free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit

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