New hope for father of Raymond McCord Jnr seeking inquest BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A victims campaigner suffering from ill health has been given new hope in his legal fight to secure an inquest into the loyalist killing of his son more than 21 years ago. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/new-hope-for-father-of-raymond-mccord-jnr-seeking-inquest-37713938.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37713936.ece/44d4c/AUTOCROP/h342/st%20High%20%20Court%2005.jpg Email A victims campaigner suffering from ill health has been given new hope in his legal fight to secure an inquest into the loyalist killing of his son more than 21 years ago. Senior judges in Belfast allowed Raymond McCord's appeal against a decision to put the challenge on hold, his lawyers said on Tuesday. The 65-year-old, who arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice hours after being released from hospital, praised the judiciary for their handling of the case. Mr McCord said: "The Lord … [Read more...] about New hope for father of Raymond McCord Jnr seeking inquest
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Sandy local, George Smith, from the pop trio New Hope Club has worked with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and children’s favourite Blue Peter, to offer children the chance to help create the music video for the band’s new Christmas cover of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’. The competition was launched to inspire budding engineers and raise awareness of the exciting work that engineers do in the music industry.And three youngsters from Lancashire, Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire became the first children to engineer a professional music video, bringing pop trio, New Hope Club’s new video to life.The ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ competition was launched in September, and run exclusively through Blue Peter. Entrants were asked to submit a storyboard for a scene within the video, write a paragraph about their favourite engineer and describe how their invention has inspired them.Dotty (10) from Lancashire won the … [Read more...] about New Hope Club with Sandy’s George Smith, get a little video help for Christmas
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement on Syria due to be made after his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin would bring “new hope” to the region, Reuters reported. Erdogan was speaking to reporters before the two men met in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. “The statement which we will make after the meeting in Sochi will contain new hope for the region,” Erdogan said through an interpreter. He gave no indication of what would be in the statement. It is reminded that ahead of the trip to Russia, Erdogan said Turkey’s calls for a ceasefire in Idlib region were bearing fruit after days of relative calm but that more work needed to be done. Putin this month publicly rebuffed a proposal from Erdogan for a ceasefire there when the two met along with Iran’s president for a three-way summit in Tehran. Տեքստում սխալ կամ … [Read more...] about Turkey’s Erdogan says meeting with Putin on Syria will bring ‘new hope’
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement on Syria due to be made after his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin would bring "new hope" to the region.Erdogan was speaking to reporters before the two men met in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi."The statement which we will make after the meeting in Sochi will contain new hope for the region," Erdogan said through an interpreter. He gave no indication of what would be in the statement.Turkey, which supports Syrian rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, has been holding talks with his allies Russiaand Iran over the fate of Syria's rebel-held Idlib and surrounding districts which Assad has vowed to recapture. Russia's military support for the Syrian government has helped reverse years of rebel gains.Ahead of the trip to Russia, Erdogan said Turkey's calls for a ceasefire in Idlib region were bearing fruit after days of relative calm but that more work needed to be done.Putin this month publicly … [Read more...] about Erdogan Says Talks With Putin on Syria Will Bring ‘New Hope’
Almost 40 years since the last papal visit to Ireland, Francis arrives to a country that has changed utterly. What place for the Catholic Church now, asks TP O’Mahony.One of the things that can be said with a degree of certainty about the visit of Pope Francis to this country this weekend is that it will not slow, never mind halt, what Cork-born Professor Brendan O’Leary, from the University of Pennsylvania, has called “the de-Catholicising of Ireland”. That process began back in the 1960s and has progressed inexorably since then.It is a truism, of course, that Pope Francis is coming to an Ireland very different to that which awaited Pope John Paul II in 1979. We are in what the former Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Mark Hederman, agreed with Miriam O’Callaghan recently on RTÉ Radio 1 is “post-Catholic Ireland”. This is not to say that Irish Catholicism is in terminal decline, but it is to acknowledge that the place and status of the Catholic … [Read more...] about Losing our religion: Can Francis offer new hope and energy to Church?