Special Report PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 February 2019 Reece Hanson EPU LOWESTOFT VISION P18 NEW PICS Archant While mystery surrounds much of the country’s post-Brexit future, one coastal town appears to be relishing the opportunities it will bring. The stop electric fishing in Europe protest at Lowestoft fish market. Paul Lines and June Mummery. Picture: Mick HowesAlthough a “shadow of itself”, there is plenty of hope the once-booming fishing industry which put Lowestoft on the map decades ago can do so again with vigour.Such was the dominance of the industry at its peak, the town became firmly established as the fishing capital of the country. June Mummery, managing director of fish market auctioneers BFP Eastern, has previously hailed Britain’s departure from the EU as the “renaissance” of the East Anglian fishing industry, a view she continues to hold ahead of the “massive, exciting opportunity.”She … [Read more...] about Your Town: Lowestoft
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0 Have your say You don’t have to be football crazy to sense how the local team has helped drag Kilmarnock out of the doldrums – but it helps, writes Dani Garavelli Rebecca Millar was just 14 hours old when she was registered as a member of the KGB (Kilmarnock Girls and Boys supporters’ club). Her dad Stephen – known as Foggy on account of his booming voice – had come, elated, from the hospital to the Rugby Park Open Day to buy a blue and white teddy, and signed her up on a whim. At the time, she was the youngest ever official fan. A year later, another baby snatched her title, having been registered at eight hours old. But, hey: that’s football. Ups and downs. Rebecca, now 25 and a career development officer, has followed the ups and downs of Kilmarnock FC all her life. Having been carried in to home games in her car seat – and cooed over by players’ wives and members of staff – her entire identity, and the … [Read more...] about Insight: Can Kilmarnock’s football success revitalise the town?
A MUM left her two kids strapped into seats in the back of a car as temperatures hit 33C, it was reported. The youngsters were spotted by another woman who came across them in supermarket car park in the town of Napier, New Zealand. Chrystal Alatasi says as she was about to drive away she heard the sound of a baby crying coming from the Subaru car, which had tinted windows. While the temperature outside was 33C, experts estimate that inside a car that could climb to 47C. She then put her face up to the window but couldn’t see any adults so called the emergency services, Stuff.co.nz reported. “I looked around for where this baby was. It was a distressed cry. I'm a mum of four, so I know the difference," she said. “If it wasn't for one of the babies raising their hand or foot in the car, I'd never have seen them. I could just make out movement." She said one of the children was a girl aged around four or five and the other was younger. The kids were screaming. They … [Read more...] about Cruel mum ‘left two young kids strapped in baking car while she went shopping’ during 33C ‘extreme’ heatwave
While there are many cafés and restaurants throughout the country that serve great coffee, the list below concentrates - in no particular order - on the establishments where getting the espressos and pour-overs just right is the number one priority. We plan to focus on cafés in another feature soon. Inevitably, Dublin has more than its fair share of great coffee shops, so almost half of our list is made up of establishments based in the capital. But Cork is not far behind, and there are seriously good contenders popping up all over the country. Cork1 Three Fools The Three Fools roast their own coffee which is available wholesale and online. Their own shop on Cork's Grand parade has a reputation for serving excellent espresso and brew coffees, and cheerful service. Plenty of advice for those wanting to make great coffee at home. Find it: Grand Parade, Cork city, see threefoolscoffee.ie 2 Cork Coffee Roasters John and Anna Gowan are first and foremost coffee roasters, but also … [Read more...] about 50 of the best Coffee shops in Ireland
Opinion PUBLISHED: 20:42 24 January 2019 Iain Dale Too many mundane shopping malls are putting off shoppers in need of an 'experience' when they go shopping, says Iain Dale Archant Rates and rents are often blamed for killing the high street, but Iain Dale argues we need to make shopping on them more of an experience Barely a week goes by without us hearing of a new major shop closure on our high streets. Some are no doubt due to bad business planning, but many can be put down to the rapacious appetite of commercial landlords for ever higher rents or the continually rising costs of business rates.Our own changing shopping habits have a lot to answer for, too. I also think many retailers have no idea what the modern shopper wants. No longer do we just regard shopping as a mechanical, have-to-do chore. Many of us want an ‘experience’ if we’re going to spend a few hours emptying our wallets or credit cards. The food retail sector has risen to the challenge, … [Read more...] about Bring back the shopping experience to fix high street decline