A campaign to grant time off work for life-saving bone marrow and stem cell donors has won vital cross-party political support. Key figures from all five groups at Holyrood backed Paul Flecher-Herd’s petition, which he set up in memory of a friend who had leukaemia . Paul, from Aberdeen, had stem cells taken from his blood during a four-hour procedure in London. But he warned other potential life-savers are being put off over fears about taking time of work. The 28-year-old trainee solicitor hopes to convince the UK government to change the law to make it more like jury service when companies have no say on whether people can go, and to remove the need for annual leave. The Record revealed last week how Paul had set up a UK Parliament petition, which has attracted around 1000 signatures so far. He welcomed the new show of political support - which crucially includes the Conservatives, who are in power at Westminster. Paul said: “The petition is doing really well after … [Read more...] about “It could be the difference between life and death”
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STAYING protected on holiday is one of the most important elements to check when booking a package deal. However, with some holidays protected with ATOL and others protected with ABTA, what is the difference between the two and do you need them? What do ABTA and ATOL stand for? ABTA, standing for Association of British Travel Agents and ATOL, Air Travel Organiser's Licence, cover different kinds of holidays. They both offer forms of protection against a provider going into administration or if the holiday is mis-sold. They cover different holiday packages depending on the type of transportation included. Before booking, travellers should always check to see if their holiday provider is ABTA or ATOL protected. What is the difference between ABTA and ATOL protection? ATOL-protected holidays are package holidays that include flights. For example, Monarch Holidays customers were protected when the airline went bust in 2017 because they had booked flights and a holiday together through a … [Read more...] about What is the difference between ABTA and ATOL and how do they protect your holiday?
new PUBLISHED: 14:30 09 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:30 09 April 2019 Layth Yousif at Bragbury End Arthur Iontton of Stevenage during Stevenage vs Notts County, Sky Bet EFL League 2 Football at the Lamex Stadium on 30th March 2019 ©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468 The future looks bright for Stevenage’s talented teen Arthur Iontton who has been awarded the highly-coveted League Two apprentice of the year this weeek. Arthur Iontton of Stevenage plays a pass in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOOThe starlet, who is set to follow Ben Wilmott as the club’s next £1m-rated player, has enjoyed a breakthrough season in the maelstrom of the fourth tier.With an excellent technique allied with vision and quick feet Iontton has shone in the hurly-burly of the professional game – yet it is his exemplary temperament, character and attitude which has … [Read more...] about Stevenage teenage starlet and League Two apprentice of the year Arthur Iontton: ‘The difference between academy and professional football is people fighting for their mortgages’
Real Madrid have struggled to compete with Barcelona in LaLiga Santander in the last two seasons and the 30-point difference between them highlights Los Blancos' domestic underachievement. The last campaign ended with a 17-point gap between the two behemoths and since Zinedine Zidane's first arrival in 2016, the points aggregate is still in favour of the Blaugrana, 302 to 279. The deficit increases to 30 points if we take into account the last 68 LaLiga Santander matches, underlining Barcelona's domestic dominance. Although Madrid managed to lift three consecutive Champions League trophies with Zidane on the bench, the Frenchman has only won two league titles in Spain, one as a player and one as a coach. … [Read more...] about The 30-point difference between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the last two seasons
Moves to impose time difference between Republic and Northern Ireland a step closer BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A post-Brexit border could become the place to put the clocks forward after the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a measure to abolish the twice-yearly time change in 2021. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/moves-to-impose-time-difference-between-republic-and-northern-ireland-a-step-closer-37954976.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37952682.ece/9be37/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c34228d8-e50f-489a-8a66-c06724c3fe8b_1 Email A post-Brexit border could become the place to put the clocks forward after the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a measure to abolish the twice-yearly time change in 2021. The UUP MEP Jim Nicholson branded the possibility of Newry and Dundalk being in different time zones as "completely ludicrous". "It just does not make sense," he said. "I fear this will not be a situation unique to the … [Read more...] about Moves to impose time difference between Republic and Northern Ireland a step closer