The proud family of the late James Dunn will never forget the night hundreds of people gave an emotional standing ovation to the brave campaigner and photographer at The ECHO Awards 2018. There wasn’t a dry eye in the Titanic Hotel when he was named the winner of our Outstanding Achievement Award. James, from Whiston, had Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. He died in April last year, aged just 24. Just months before his death, he had launched the #FightEB campaign to help find a cure for his deadly skin condition – before, shortly afterwards, revealing he was battling skin cancer for a second time. His parents, Lesley and Kenny, accepted the award, mum Lesley said: “It was a low time in our lives, but it lifted our spirits knowing James was still in the spotlight that he loved being in. “It was a beautiful night with a lovely atmosphere. I didn’t plan to make a … [Read more...] about How heartbroken family’s spirits were lifted by the ECHO awards
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Change A View: One Scottish man's idea to fix the broken world of online debate By Mike Wendling BBC Trending, Inverness 13 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-48579597 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel An idea by a Highlands teenager has garnered worldwide … [Read more...] about The 23-year-old fixing the broken world of online argument
BERLIN — Martin Selmayr was on a mission. The European Parliament election was still nine months off, but across the Continent populist forces were already roiling the political debate. Selmayr, who as the European Commission’s secretary-general is the institution’s top civil servant, was in Berlin to warn his compatriots that winter was coming. Standing on a sun-drenched rooftop overlooking what remains of the German capital’s imperial splendor in mid-September, the EU’s most-powerful bureaucrat took to a microphone to deliver an urgent appeal to an exclusive audience of senior German officials, including members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s inner circle. “Make this election a competition for the best solutions for Europe, not a battle for or against Europe,” he urged them. What Selmayr didn’t say was that the Commission had joined forces with one of Europe’s most powerful foundations to keep the European debate on track. … [Read more...] about Europe, Inc.
Media playerClose player17 May 201917 May 2019Listen live to BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio DevonI'll sign in laterAnd we'll keep you signed in.Sign in or RegisterWhy sign in to the BBC?Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreI have a TV Licence. Watch now.I don’t have a TV Licence.SummaryUKIP candidate 'barred' from public hustingsSenior Devon councillor denies sex attacksDead dog found near body of man in FalmouthMan 'struck by vehicle' in fight between two groupsAgriculture should be 'part of the solution to climate change'Arson suspected in Redruth garage forecourt fireUpdates from Friday 17 May 2019Live ReportingAll times stated are UKGet involvedGet involvedSend an email [email protected]: Tweet usFacebook: FacebookPosted at 16:2616:26UKIP candidate 'a risk to public order'Jenna HawkeyBBC News OnlineBBCCopyright: BBCExeter Cathederal has confirmed it has … [Read more...] about BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 17 May
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt refused to promise that a that a UK shipyard will win a £1billion deal for new Royal Navy support ships - but has hinted that vessels will be made in Britain. A campaign calling for the three new Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships to be built in the UK has gathered momentum. The vessels will resupply the Fleet, including the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, with ammunition, food and other suppplies. Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute think tank, the Cabinet Minister said: “It’s long order books and steady drum beats in our yards that strengthen our supply chain and bring down the overall cost of procurement. “What’s needed is a closer partnership with industry that gives them the confidence to invest and build, and us the confidence that we can and we must buy British.” Asked if she could commit to handing the lucrative deal to a British yard, Ms Mordaunt told the Mirror: “I won’t … [Read more...] about Royal Navy ship deal hint welcomed by UK Unions