A new season brings a new era for Corby Town. The Steelmen get their BetVictor Southern League Division One Central campaign under way with a trip to Aylesbury United on Saturday. And the start of the new season comes at the end of a busy summer at Steel Park. Having missed out on promotion after a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat at Bromsgrove Sporting in the play-off final back in May, the Steelmen were then dealt a blow when Steve Kinniburgh resigned as manager. But they moved quickly with assistant-manager Ashley Robinson and captain Gary Mulligan taking over as joint-bosses with Elliot Sandy taking the assistant role. It has been a big change for Mulligan, who will take charge of the team as well as having a role to play on the pitch this weekend with Robinson away after he got married last weekend. “It’s been different, as you would expect,” Mulligan said after his first few weeks in a management role. “The first couple of weeks were tough because we really wanted … [Read more...] about A new era for Corby as a fresh campaign dawns
Dawning of a new era
A decision to keep Bognor Regis’ sunken gardens for future generations represents the ‘dawn of a new era’, according to Arun District Council’s new deputy leader. The Lib Dem cabinet has agreed to ditch a project put in motion by the previous Tory administration to redevelop the green space and nearby Hothamton car park. A contract with consultants LUC to help draw up plans for a ‘pavilion park’ on the site of the sunken gardens will also be terminated.Instead the Lib Dems have agreed to develop three options solely within the blueprint of the sunken gardens and Hothamton play area, which retains the split levels, before going out to consultation with the public.The scheme will not include any residential development and the health centre will not be affected.The new policy was agreed by cabinet members on Monday night (July 8).Deputy leader Francis Oppler (LDem, Orchard), cabinet member for corporate support, said: “There is going to be a … [Read more...] about Saving sunken gardens is ‘dawn of new era’ for Bognor Regis
These Greeks are hopeless. They just cannot learn. Population-wise Istanbul might be bigger than the whole of Greece, yet it is just a city. Still, it took almost three months and a rerun election for those at the helm of power in Turkey to concede electoral defeat and hand over the city to an opposition candidate. Incumbent leftwing Syriza party leader and outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calling Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of the center-right New Democracy Party, and conceding defeat while the vote-counting was still continuing, was amateurish. He, and other like-minded Greek politicians, must be taken to a crash course on power politics, if not democracy. Jokes aside, Sunday’s elections in Greece have opened a new page not only for Turkey’s western neighbor but also regional politics and most probably in Turkish-Greek relations, as well as the Cyprus quagmire. In this new period ahead, the New Democracy government of Greece, as pledged by Mitsotakis at the … [Read more...] about Will a new era open?
Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing said the new agency would bring a "fresh and different approach" to the area. "We have been given the green light to press ahead with ambitious plans to create an enterprise agency that is tailored specifically to capitalise on the tremendous untapped potential in the area, driving inclusive and sustainable growth whilst taking into account the area’s distinct economic circumstances. “Importantly the new agency will be an exemplar in delivering real progress on fair work practices, tackling issues like the gender pay gap and ageism in the workplace, as well as promoting the Living Wage." The agency was also in the manifesto of the Scottish Conservatives. Galloway MSP Finlay Carson, shadow minister for natural environment and digital economy said he hoped the legislation was the "dawn of a new era" for Dumfries and Galloway. "For far too long, the south of Scotland has suffered from a lack of focus and investment, which has resulted … [Read more...] about New southern Scotland enterprise agency rubber-stamped by MSPs
AT THE END of 1989, an American in London received a call from a friend back home. The caller had watched the fall of the Berlin Wall and the toppling of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania with growing dismay. He was at the end of a four-year course in Russian Studies at an elite university with hefty tuition fees. He had learned all the Kremlinology a would-be cold warrior could need—but not that the cold war might suddenly end. “I just took a $60,000 bath,” he said. This story comes to mind not so much because of fears of a new cold war, this time with China, but because of the bond market’s recent response to such fears. Long-term interest rates have tumbled almost as swiftly as communism fell in Europe. The yield on a ten-year Treasury bond has plunged from 2.5% to 2.1% in the past month. Ten-year Bund yields have turned negative again and have reached a new all-time low. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. … [Read more...] about The long-term decline in bond yields enters a new phase