2005 – changing times

2005 saw a number of changes to what had previously been expected to be the norm, with new developments in science and other fields:

  • On July 7th coordinated bombings in London killed 50 and injured 700
  • Adriana Illescu from Romania became the world’s oldest birth mother at 66
  • The world’s largest commercial jet, Airbus A380, was unveiled in France
  • HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, announced his engagement to Camilla Parker-Bowles
  • The UK version of The Apprenctice with Alan Sugar aired for the first time on the BBC
  • Dr Who returned to British TV with Christopher Eccleston in the title role

And at VANL:

  • Work had begin towards the establishment of a Volunteer Bureau
  • Our Laneham Street building was sold
  • Staff were allocated to establish community information points in villages around Brigg and Barton
  • Fresh Start, a partnership project, recruited two new staff