There is belief Labour could take the Tory-dominated borough of Hillingdon for the first time in 20 years at the upcoming council elections despite having to overturn a seemingly unassailable majority. That’s the message from leader of the council’s Labour group and candidate for Townfield ward, Peter Curling, as his party gears up to try to battle for the 22 wards and 65 seats up for grabs at the Hillingdon London Borough Council elections on May 3. The Conservatives currently have 42 councillors compared to 23 for Labour and his party would need to win 33 seats in total to take the borough with a majority of one, but Mr Curling insists the council is “really one to watch”. The borough has a well entrenched division between the Tory north, the hinterland of Conservative MP Nick Hurd in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, and the Labour-dominated south, the territory of Labour MP John McDonnell in Hayes and Harlington. In between lies the less clear-cut area of South … [Read more...] about Can Labour win Tory-dominated Hillingdon for 1st time in 20 years?
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0 Comments Number of police stations reduced by two-thirds in 20 years in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been slashed by two-thirds in the last two decades, it has emerged. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/number-of-police-stations-reduced-by-twothirds-in-20-years-in-northern-ireland-36772054.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36772952.ece/898ac/AUTOCROP/h342/police%20lines.jpg Email The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been slashed by two-thirds in the last two decades, it has emerged. Ninety-four of 141 have closed their doors since November 1999, PSNI figures show. These include 10 in Belfast, with just over half of the remaining 11 stations in the city allowing public access. The details were disclosed to the News Letter after a Freedom of Information request. The figures also show a reduction in almost 1,800 full-time officers in the same period, … [Read more...] about Number of police stations reduced by two-thirds in 20 years in Northern Ireland
Kevin Bacon, the Hollywood actor, recalls being stranded in Mexico, the intense energy of Bangkok and reveals his idea of holiday hell. I only take one family holiday a year ...at Christmas with my wife Kyra [Sedgwick, the American actress] and our children Travis [the actor and musician], 28, and Sosie [the actress], 26. But when they were younger, it was important for us to have regular family holidays, so we did many trips throughout the year, in spring, summer and winter. Thirty years is a long time ...to be married in Hollywood and we both travel for work constantly, so we’re adamant about not going too long without seeing each other. When we’re not working, Kyra and I love “staycations” at our homes in New York and Los Angeles. A hurricane was brewing ...as we flew to Cabo, Mexico to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The airport was flooded, with water coming through the ceiling. When we got to our hotel room, I remembered thinking: “At least we … [Read more...] about Kevin Bacon on his best (and worst) holiday spots – and why he hasn’t checked a bag in 20 years
The cast of Dawson's Creek has reunited for the first time in 20 years. In honour of the teen soap's 20th anniversary, the cast - James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams, Busy Phllips, Kerr Smith, Meredith Monroe and Mary Beth Peil - came together for this week's issue of EW. The cast did an iconic photo shoot - one including best friends Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips embracing each other - and a roundtable to commemorate the occasion. When the show premiered in 1998, it gained a cult-following for the love triangles and teen drama that emerged from the friendships of Dawson Leery (Van Der Beek), Joey Potter (Holmes), Jen Lindley (Williams) and Pacey Witter (Jackson). In an interview with PeopleTV, Van Der Beek said, "That's been the coolest thing to see the resonance that it held with people." "I remember loving the script," Van Der Beek added. "I remember thinking, 'Everybody's amazing, and all the actors were perfectly cast ... We didn't … [Read more...] about Dawson’s Creek: The original cast reunites for first time in 20 years
Britain could be back in the European Union in a generation if it is reformed, a senior Cabinet minister has hinted. David Lidington said he did not believe the result of the referendum would be reversed but suggested the EU would not look the same in 20 years’ time. The bloc is likely to be configured differently and that “is something that future parliaments, future generations, will have to consider”, the Cabinet Office Minister said. Mr Lidington, a former Europe minister who campaigned for Remain, told The Daily Telegraph: “I think that the EU itself is going to change, and I think it is almost inevitable that the dynamic of the single currency is going to drive at least some of the current members of the EU towards much closer economic and, to a degree, political integration in the future. “And I can’t see the UK wanting to go back into that sort of arrangement. “But we may be looking in a generation’s time at an EU … [Read more...] about Britain could rejoin EU in 20 years, senior minister hints