Local photographer and film maker launches The Sill photography competition

Cain Scrimgeour

As the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” draws to a close to be replaced by the stunning sights of an English winter, successful North East photographer and film maker Cain Scrimgeour asks members of the public to enter a competition celebrating all things bright and beautiful about Northumberland National Park.

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Drive the Future: Exquisite virtual reality with Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

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Driving Performance at its most beguiling

Sunnyvale, California, 20th November – Powerful, fast and as graceful as a big cat on the hunt: with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the Stuttgart-based premium brand today presented its visionary concept for a super sports car. Mercedes-Benz designers developed it specifically for the new PlayStation®3 driving simulator, Gran Turismo®6 (GT6 ™). Extreme proportions, sensual contours and precise graphics blend to form a body that visually confirms the breathtaking performance of 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. As a 1:1-scale model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is celebrating its world premiere at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. Before the end of the year, this super sports car with hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors will take to the virtual racetrack. As the first “Vision Gran Turismo” model, it will be available for download when Gran Turismo 6 goes on sale in December 2013.

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Cauls, Mary Carleton and the Chatham Chest!

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Cauls, Mary Carleton and the Chatham Chest!
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In our household I’m the hoarder; not only physical artefacts from the past, numerous tins of assorted screws & wires, books & journals – but countless snippets and esoteric facts from the Golden Age of Sail. Over the years I’ve filed these away, adding to them when I started the Thomas Kydd series and began extensive research on the Georgian Navy. Someone once said that an author only uses 10% of the research he undertakes, but you never know which 10% that will be! So true! And this was the reason I wrote STOCKWIN’S MARITIME MISCELLANY. It gave me a way to share some of the fascinating facts and sea lore I’d tucked away.

So – cauls, Mary Carleton and the Chatham Chest! Just three of the hundreds of items in my little non-fiction title.

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The countdown is on to the South’s largest model engineering and modelling exhibition –

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The countdown is on to the South’s largest model engineering and modelling exhibition –

Show steams into London for birthday celebrations

 

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One of the largest model engineering exhibitions in the UK is set to return to Alexandra Palace to celebrate its milestone 18th birthday in January 2014.

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Nelson Navy & Nation, The Royal Navy & The British People 1688-1815

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This book is published in conjunction with the Naval Gallery that has been updated to match more closely the visiting public. Nelson has become an international icon that for many marks the height of Royal Navy achievement in protecting the interest of the British people.

The book is intended to match the new National Maritime Museum long-term gallery entitled Nelson, Navy, Nation. The publisher has done a first rate job of setting out the material and the lavish illustration, much of it in full colour. The authors shown above are more accurately editors and the book includes biographies for those contributing to the content. Collectively, the contributors have painted a picture of the Royal Navy, its ships, equipment and weapons, together with an insight into the society over the period of roughly one hundred years.

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The Secret Agent’s Pocket Manual 1939-1945

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This very low price high quality pocket manual is what it claims in the title. It is based on documents and training manuals produced during WWII for use by newly minted spies and covert operatives. It is a worthy addition to a fine series of pocket books from this publisher, priced within the pockets of the young readers but with a quality of text and a multitude of drawings and photographs to appeal to the professional and the dedicated enthusiast. Few books cover such a wide potential readership.

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