THERESA May has suggested that she is seeking "changes" to the controversial backstop in her Brexit deal, rather than its total removal from the UK's EU Withdrawal Agreement.In a speech in Belfast, the prime minister restated her "unshakeable" commitment to avoiding a hard border in Ireland after Brexit, pledging: "The UK government will not let that happen. I will not let that happen."But asked how she could convince the people of Northern Ireland to accept a Brexit deal, which was stripped of the backstop, Mrs May said: "I'm not proposing to persuade people to accept a deal that doesn't contain that insurance policy for the future."What Parliament has said is that they believe there should be changes made to the backstop."It was in that light that she was working with MPs, the Dublin government and the EU to find a way to meet the commitment to take Britain out of the EU on March 29 with a deal that avoided a hard border, she said.Mrs May is due to travel to Brussels on Thursday for … [Read more...] about May tells north’s business leaders of her unshakeable commitment to preventing hard border
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Hundreds of Northamptonshire roads removed from the winter maintenance service will be gritted once more after the council performed a U-turn on its controversial policy following severe criticism. Conservative leader Cllr Matt Golby announced this morning Northamptonshire County Council will scrap its policy which had seen 411km of roads removed from the precautionary gritting network. The leader had faced calls from all quarters including fellow councillors and residents to think again about the cost-saving policy after a number of reported accidents over the past few icy weeks on ungritted roads.In one incident a woman crashed her car down a hill in Daventry after a request made by the police to the council was reportedly refused. A pregnant woman also crashed her car in Northampton on a road that had been removed from the gritting network.Cllr Golby said it was his personal decision to make the about-turn and that no other services will suffer as a result of a boost in road … [Read more...] about Winter gritting victory as council leader listens to our call to think again on controversial policy
News / UK and world by Press Association September 14, 2018, 12:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Church of England has been criticised after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, slammed Amazon at the recent TUC Congress in Manchester, despite the Church holding stock in the online retail giant. Here is a closer look at the Church’s investment fund and policies: Why does the Church of England have an investment fund? Managed by a body called the Church Commissioners, the investment fund is the modern incarnation of the Church of England’s historic property assets. The Church Commissioners distribute returns from the fund into the Church of England, accounting for approximately 15% of the Church’s running costs. It also pays pensions for retired clergy, provides funding for the poorest areas and supports research into how the Church can grow. What does the Church invest in? The Church … [Read more...] about How does the Church of England invest its wealth?
0 Have your say IT was the Emperor Napoleon who was supposed to have christened Britain a nation of shopkeepers, but he had probably not been to the centre of Bradford. The very best shops in Yorkshire were once there: Busbys and Brown Muff were the Simpson’s of Piccadilly of the North. But the display windows are whitewashed now, and it is To Let signs, not canopies, that hang above the doors.Bradford’s retail downturn may have started sooner than most – I recall writing about parades of empty shops along Kirkgate, on the fringe of the new Arndale mall, as early as 1977 – but it is by no means alone. Nearly every smaller high street in the region has gone into decline during the last decade, as the blight of online retailing eats into once profitable businesses. Never mind House of Fraser – when not even a poverty row discounter such as Poundworld can survive, the condition is terminal.Andrew Vine: The rotten state of the high … [Read more...] about David Behrens: Convert empty high street shops into homes and solve the housing land shortage at a stroke
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByNeil Genzlinger Aug. 10, 2018 Arvonne Fraser, a leading voice on women’s issues in Minnesota, nationally and abroad from the early days of second-wave feminism into the 21st century, died on Tuesday in Hudson, Wis. She was 92. Her son Tom Fraser confirmed the death. In Minnesota, Ms. Fraser was, among other things, a founder of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She ran the political campaigns of her husband, Donald M. Fraser, a former United States representative and Minneapolis mayor, and was a political candidate herself, making an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor in 1986. Nationally, she helped found or worked with numerous women’s groups, and during the administration of … [Read more...] about Arvonne Fraser, Strong Voice on Women’s Issues, Dies at 92