Seattle City Council members are eyeing proposals to shrink the police department, starting with budget proposals that could reduce the force by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition this year. … [Read more...] about Seattle police chief opposed to defunding cops pleads with city leaders as ‘aggressive’ BLM protesters march on her home
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‘I will hold them accountable’ – President Emmanuel Macron, visiting Beirut, has promised aid for the shattered city from France and the world but demanded a “new political deal” from Lebanon’s leaders and pledged to press them hard for change. “I am going to talk to them … I will hold them accountable,” Macron said. Anger at Lebanon’s leaders has boiled over since the blast, blamed on 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate stored carelessly in a warehouse for years. Lebanese security forces meanwhile clashed with anti-government demonstrators in a ravaged street leading to parliament. Tuesday’s blast killed nearly 150 people, wounded at least 5,000 and destroyed entire districts of the capital. More bodies are expected to be retrieved in ongoing search and rescue operations. … [Read more...] about Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor
Central midfield: Kalvin Phillips (Leeds) Arguably the division’s most complete midfielder, Phillips has earned the right to test himself on the biggest stage and doing so for his boyhood club will be even more satisfying. AHe is the bridge between defence and attack and has developed into one of Bielsa’s most trusted players. Named in our team of the season for successive years, Phillips was also close to an England call-up in March. … [Read more...] about Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2019-20?
The lower part of Scotswood and Benwell, above Scotswood Road, is currently being redeveloped as part of a large public/private initiative to build housing and attract people back to the area. If it can rid itself of the stigma of poverty and deprivation that blighted the area for many years, it does have a lot going for it, such as wonderful views across the Tyne valley and great transport links – being close to the A1, which runs north/south, and the A69, which runs east/west. … [Read more...] about Newcastle’s West End: Elswick to Newburn – in pictures
Right wing: Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) An outstanding 22 goals from the flank tells only half the story. The former Hereford scholar is a rare breed: a workhorse of a winger. Bowen plugs away when others have given up – brilliant at the basics and capable of the divine. … [Read more...] about Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?