Residents of a Staffordshire Moorlands village are opposing plans to build 22 new homes in the area. Outline planning permission for the development has already been granted - but developer Walton Homes has now submitted detailed plans for the layout homes on the site, off Saltersford Lane in Alton, for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to consider. A design and access statement submitted with the plans says 15 of the homes will be private and the other seven affordable dwellings. However some people living in the area are concerned about anti-social behaviour and a loss of privacy as a result of the plans, and have written objections to the council opposing the layout of the development. In her objection Jennifer Brindley said the 'impact of the development severely compromises the amenity value of our property'. Her letter stated: "The layout of the property is such that all the affordable rented houses are centered in one area, this together with car parking spaces can … [Read more...] about “Do we need five bedroom houses? I think not”
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Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 14/08/2019, 2:53 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter George RR Martin has said real-world success distracted him from crafting his fictional universe and he needs to return to his writing room. The Game Of Thrones author revealed he is cutting down on public engagements in order to finish the planned novel Winds Of Winter. He said his large fan base provides a break from the solitude of writing, but being inundated with invitations in the wake of international fame slows the progress of his work. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire reached a huge readership, and the television adaptation of that and subsequent novels in the series became a global hit. The American writer has welcomed the impact of his success, which has created jobs and opportunities on-screen and off. But, despite the benefits of his literary fame and achievements, he said he needs to dedicate time to his current work, and public … [Read more...] about George RR Martin: I need to get back in my writing room
Motoring by Press Association 10/06/2019, 1:49 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Summer is here, and that means it’s the time of year many of us will be flocking to exotic locations such as Madrid, Zagreb and Torquay. No matter where you’re heading off to this year though, the fact you’re reading this suggests there’s a good chance you’re thinking about hiring a car for your trip. Though a simple process usually, it can be a little bit of a daunting experience for newcomers — and so, we’ve put together a guide on what to know when hiring a car. First of all, should I hire a car? If you’re staying in a major city and don’t plan to venture further out, you can probably get away with sticking to public transport links. For those wanting a little more adventure on their travels though, hiring a car enables that — it’s worth keeping the extra cost in mind. How do I hire a car? … [Read more...] about I’m renting a car for my holiday — what do I need to know?
It is an individual's responsibility to pay any tax owing on tips, according to the commercial director of Taxback.com Eileen Devereux. This means that if you do regularly receive cash tips throughout the year, you should start to keep a record and declare them on what is called a Form 12, available through Revenue. Tips paid electronically through card payments or service charges pass through payroll by your employer, and Revenue extracts tax on this income as part of normal taxation policy. There is no law that stops employers from keeping tips, and there is no shortage of horror stories out there about workers being exploited by employers in terms of tipping culture. A bill that will make it illegal for employers to take their workers' tips passed the Committee stage of the Seanad in February with all-party support. If passed, this new law would make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their employees, making it compulsory to display tipping policy on the menu so that … [Read more...] about Do I have to pay tax on tips in my minimum wage restaurant job?
Britain heads to the polls for the European elections today. There will be 73 MEPs elected to represent the UK, using a form of proportional representation called the D'Hondt system. When Britain does finally leave the EU, the European Parliament will reduce from 751 MEPs to 705, with 27 of the UK's 73 seats being distributed among the remaining member states. Polling is taking place from 7am to 10pm , although ballots will not be counted until Sunday, May 26 in most areas. Do I need a poll card to vote? If you have registered to vote, your council will send you a poll card in the weeks leading up to the election. If you did not receive it, then you should get in touch with your local electoral registration office. However, you do not need a poll card to vote . Your details will be available to staff at the polling station, so you just need to give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station when you arrive. It's a good idea to take some from of ID with you. … [Read more...] about Do I need a polling card to vote in the European elections?