The manager for the Welsh ladies football team has been chosen as one of dozens of Welshmen and women to be named in the Queen’s birthday honours. Award-winning author Sarah Walters, TV star Griff Rhys Jones and former Welsh rugby player Nigel Walker are just some of the inspirational figures listed for recognition for the Queen’s 93rd birthday. Here is the full list of the people across the country who have been thanked for their tireless work. Knight's Bachelor David Willoughby Pountney, CBE. Director. For services to Opera. Sir David Pountney, artistic director of the Welsh National Opera (WNO), took up the position in 2011 but has been collaborating with the company since 1975 when he directed a ground-breaking Janácek cycle of operas. Since 2011, Sir David has made a significant contribution to the wider arts scene in Wales and encouraged partnership working between arts organisations. While continuing to work around the world as a freelance opera director, David … [Read more...] about The full list of Welsh people in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
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The Tories do not look like they will be relinquishing their vice-like grip on Spelthorne Borough Council unless the election provides a huge upset. With the magic number set at 20 for overall control, it will take a near miracle for the Conservatives to be ousted. Of the 103 candidates up for election on May 2, the Tories will have a maximum of 39 up for election across 13 wards. Their nearest challenger, and the only other party able to achieve a theoretical majority, is Labour with 21 candidates - a decrease of 10 candidates from four years ago. It means Jeremy Corbyn's party would have the nigh-on-impossible task of having all of its candidates bar one elected for it to wrestle power away from the Tories - which has had control of the council since its formation in 1973. Read More Today's top stories The task appears even more imposing considering the Conservatives increased their majority on the council to 35 out of 39 councillors in 2015's election, compared with 32 in 2011. … [Read more...] about Meet the election candidates vying for your vote in Spelthorne
Residents in Waverley will be heading to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to elect all 57 councillors in the borough. Waverley Borough Council is currently run by the Conservative party , with 49 councillors in the available 57 seats. The rest of the council is made up of six Farnham Residents and one Liberal Democrat representative. The Labour Party, Green Party and UKIP currently have no councillors so will be looking to get a seat on the council. SurreyLive has contacted every candidate in Waverley with the same brief - they have no more than 100 words to sell themselves. Below you will see the bios for every candidate who responded, listed under the name of the ward they hope to represent. Take a look to see what each candidate had to say. Alfold, Cranleigh Rural & Ellens Green Kevin Neil Deanus, Conservative Party There is only one candidate to be elected in this ward and it is uncontested, so there is no need for a bio. Blackheath & Wonersh Robert Ellis, … [Read more...] about Waverley election candidates explain why you should vote for them
Nottingham 25 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter 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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-47976224 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A huge scrapyard fire sent plumes of smoke over the Nottinghamshire town of Newark last week.According to emergency … [Read more...] about What burns in a scrapyard fire?
The growing appetite for 'conservation holidays' has shone a light on the dark – and poorly regulated – industry of lion farming, where felines are destined not to be 'released into the wild' - but to be shot by trophy hunters and their bones exported to Asia for use in traditional medicine. Beth Jennings, 25, is mad about animals. After leaving school she worked for Dogs Trust, and then opted to spend a holiday looking after lion cubs rather than lying on a beach. Though it was called ‘volunteering’ she had to pay to do it: £1,500 for two weeks working at a game park in South Africa, plus £1,000 for flights and jabs. But she knew the wild lion population was in crisis, and this was her chance, according to the UK agency that sold it to her, to prepare orphaned cubs ‘for their eventual release into the wild’. She saved for more than a year, using her 21st-birthday money. In South Africa, Jennings found about two dozen … [Read more...] about The big cat con: Inside Africa’s shocking battery farms for lions