Northern Ireland By Stephen Walker BBC News NI Political Correspondent 11 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44088827 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsThe Troubles The Northern Ireland Victims' Commissioner says there is no evidence that ex-soldiers have been targeted unfairly by … [Read more...] about PM ‘poorly briefed’ on legacy cases
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0 Have your say I am sure most readers remember the days before everything came in plastic. The butcher wrapped the weekly joint in greaseproof and then crisp, white paper. Cheese from the provisions counter came the same way and was placed in a white paper bag. In station buffets a cup of tea was served in white china cups and tasted so much better for it.Everything was placed in a brown paper carrier bag, usually with the company’s name advertised on the side. And there was no charge.Why do supermarkets have plastic bags for everything such as carrots, apples and potatoes when large, medium and small white paper bags would be appropriate? According to the internet you can buy 3,000 brown bags for 8p each. With their buying power it must be even cheaper. White paper bags bought in their thousands can be purchased wholesale for less then two a penny.It is not often I get on my high horse, I am a live-and-let-live person, but … [Read more...] about NOSTALGIA: ‘Seeing those poor animals made me feel sick’
UNTIL recently, few had heard of the term “overtourism”. Listen carefully in places like Edinburgh and Skye, however, and you will probably notice it being used increasingly frequently to describe a very modern phenomenon: the negative impact of too many visitors. Whichever way you look at it, Scotland’s tourist industry is booming. A record 30 million people visited our diverse array of attractions last year, according to figures out this week, with the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle each enticing more than two million through their doors for the first time. The North Coast 500, the Highland touring route dubbed Scotland’s Route 66, also had its most popular year to date, with numbers up by one-third. Loading article content International visitors and their increasingly generous spending were a big factor in all this success, encouraged here by a weak pound, increased capacity on flights, the popularity of TV shows such as Outlander … [Read more...] about Would a tourist tax really help us manage the influx of visitors?
A FORMER NHS worker who had 10 years of her life taken away by depression has revealed how yoga helped her to battle the condition. Julie Thompson, from Latchford, had to drop out of university when she was struggling to cope with depression and anxiety. But now the 37-year-old runs her own yoga and Pilates business. She said: “I was first diagnosed with clinical depression when I was 19, and it took my 20s away from me because I was on a rollercoaster ride trying to find the right medication and getting the right help. “Throughout my 20s, I really battled to get myself well and on an even keel. “At the darkest time, you can’t see a way out - it’s a lonely illness. “I still have days where I might have a bit of a blip but I’ve managed to turn it around with the correct help - there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Julie, of Surrey Street, set up JT Health Matters in March 2014 having worked in fitness for the past 20 … [Read more...] about How yoga helped NHS worker to combat depression that ‘took away her 20s’
THREE rogue traders from Runcorn have been prosecuted by Halton Council Trading Standards officers for failing to complete gardening and driveway work to a satisfactory standard. Runcorn residents complained after they paid AD Fencing and Decking, operated by Allen Miller, David Hammond and Stephen Schofield and Mersey Landscapes, operated by Miller and Schofield for gardening and landscaping work that was unfinished or of poor quality. Miller, 36, of Poplars Close, Schofield, 32, of Centurion Row and Hammond, 34, of Larch Close, Runcorn, pleaded guilty were fined a total of £320 and ordered to pay £2,300 costs and £5,800 compensation at North Cheshire Magistrates Court on January 17. The defendants pleaded guilty to a number of consumer protection offences. Miller and Schofield admitted two offences of posting fake customer reviews on Google. Schofield wrote a review with five stars saying ‘absolutely fantastic price and brilliant work completed at a … [Read more...] about Rogue traders prosecuted for poor quality and unfinished gardening and driveway work