Local preacher is president

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Peter Butler, a former mayor of Eastwood and local preacher, has been named the new president of Eastwood and District Mens Probus Club.

Mr Butler, 74 and a great-grandfather, is the vice chairman of Eastwood’s Royal British Legion and is on the Broxtowe Mediation Service committee.

He was also a valued member of the citizens advice bureaux.

Mr Butler has nominated the British Heart Foundation as his chosen charity for his year in office.

Outgoing Probus president Don Rowley has raised £400 for the Eastwood and Greasley Cancer Research UK during his year in office.