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  1. July meeting has special guest from Lowestoft’s Lifeboats

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 9th July 2014 3:23 pm
    Sections: Events,Meetings,News,Speakers
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    On Monday 28th of July 2014, we have a special guest speaker from Lowestoft Lifeboats to come and talk about their organisation and what the world of rescue on the seas is like. Plus also we will have more updates from campaigns in progress in the national news at the moment like for example street [...]


  2. Stem Cell Eye Cells Tested in Mice

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 24th July 2013 12:28 pm
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Research,Science,Technology
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    = = = MIT Technology Review = = = Stem Cell Eye Cells Tested in Mice by Susan Young July 22, 2013 http://www.technologyreview.com/view/517376/stem-cell-eye-cells-tested-in-mice Scientists in the UK have produced rod-like photoreceptors from embryonic stem cells, and successfully transplanted them into the retinas of mice. The work suggests that embryonic stem cells could perhaps one day [...]


  3. Siobhan is Sky Diving for Guide Dogs on Sunday 25th August 2013!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 18th July 2013 8:52 pm
    Sections: News,Siobhan Meade
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    Siobhan Meade is Sky Diving from 13,000 feet for Guide Dogs She told me that she has wanted to jump out of a plane for years now but have only just felt confident enough to actually go ahead and organise it! “Am I Mad or what?!” she smile! she is really loving her dog Mac, [...]


  4. “St. John Ambulance and the world of First Aid” on Monday 29th July 2013

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 17th July 2013 4:21 pm
    Sections: Events,Meetings,News
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    Dear Members and friends, Our next meeting is coming up on Monday 29th July from 2pm to 4:30pm. We have invited the St. John Ambulance to come and talk to us about their world of medical are and first aid in particular, plus plenty of historical facts and figures about their service too! It would [...]


  5. 3rd June 2013 — AGM and updates of the St. George Theatre project

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 3rd June 2013 8:53 pm
    Sections: AGM,Minutes,News
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    Minutes of the AGM Held on 3rd June 2013 at 2:30pm At Wherry Way Communal Room, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth The Chairman, David Wilkinson welcomed 22 Members and guests to the meeting, including Shaun McGarry – Vice Chairman, Wendy George – NNAB and Treasurer, Judy Morrow – Secretary, Darren Hendry – Committee member, Paul Bowerbank [...]


  6. Cooperative Bank starts the Roll Out of Talking and High Contrast Cash Machines!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 23rd May 2013 11:50 am
    Sections: Make Money Talk,News
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    Today the Cooperative Bank has started their own delivery of accessible ATMs. They announced that four hundred cash machines today are now equipped to help blind and partially sighted customers to get their money out and perform other services. These cash machines will allow a headphone to be plugged in to hear the speech instructions [...]


  7. 25th March 2013 — Police and Members Tips plus Updates

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 25th March 2013 9:20 pm
    Sections: Minutes,News
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    Minutes of General Meeting Held on 25th March 2013 at 2:30pm At Wherry Way Communal Room, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth There were 24 Members and guests present, including David Wilkinson, Chairman; Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman; Wendy George, Treasurer; Judy Morrow, Secretary; Dave Slater, Norfolk Constabulary and Ian Hardy, Great Yarmouth Borough Council. David Wilkinson, Chairman, [...]


  8. Stem Cells Cruises towards Clinical Trials in Japan

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 2nd March 2013 1:27 pm
    Sections: Medical,News,Research,Science
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    This medical news, reported in Nature last week (27th February 2013), is hoping to start real clinical trials in 6 patients who have severe age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness that affects at least 1% of people. They are taking some adult stem cells, reprogramming them into retina cells and injecting them into [...]


  9. A Microchip Restores Some Vision to Blind Patients

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 22nd February 2013 9:11 am
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Science,Technology
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    Here is a piece of news that appearred in the MIT Technology Review, it is getting closer and closer for many of us to have replacement digital eyes! See below for a summary of the news and follow the link for the rest of the story. A Microchip from Retina Implant Restores Some Vision to [...]


  10. New Smarter, Smaller, Lighter Victor Reader Stream from Humanware!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 31st January 2013 8:03 am
    Sections: General,News,Technology
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    Humanware announces the release of their new improved Victor Reader Stream gadget, on 28th January 2013. It replaces their older original Stream model with a slimmer, lighter and smarter plus the brand new feature of having a wireless connection to your internet (via WiFi not mobile phones!). see their press release info page for more [...]

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