UK Politics 18 May 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.com/news/uk-politics-48307712 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The extent to which leading Conservatives under-estimated Margaret Thatcher, both as a politician and a woman, is laid bare in a new BBC … [Read more...] about Thatcher as prime minister: That’s ridiculous
Harrogate Golf Club A VERY pleasant Spring-like atmosphere greeted members playing the four man team event on Saturday.Conditions could hardly be a greater contrast to the snow of the previous week. With three scores to count on every hole though, this was certainly no early picnic.The winning scores were: 1, John Robinson, Alistair Davidson, Jonathan Goodall & Paul Lee 116 points; 2, Robin Nicholls, Peter Watson, Jerome Peel, & Neville Corner 113; 3, Kingsley Roberts, Mel Harry, Shaun Urquhart, & David Craven 110; 4, Tom Murphy, Harry Chapman, Brian Bull & John Dick 110.Ladies - February Medal: Twenty seven ladies took to the course for the February Medal last Tuesday. Despite very strong winds that persisted for most of the day there were a number of creditable scores posted.In Silver division, the top positions were keenly contested, but the round of the day went to Cheryl Lewis of Bronze B who stormed to a nett 69, three shots clear of the rest of the field.The … [Read more...] about Golf: Meet Bedale’s new captains for 2008
GEMMA Collins brought the drama to Dancing On Ice 2019, with a feud with Jason Gardiner under her belt and a spectacular fall on the rink. Gemma was booted out on February 10, but has now vowed to return for the show's final. Why was Gemma Collins feuding with Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner? Gemma Collins clashed many times with judge Jason Gardiner during her time on Dancing On Ice. The star had a row on air with ciritc after he branded her performance on January 20 as "lazy" and "mediocre". She responded by accusing him of selling stories about her and Jason retaliated by calling her a "brat." DOI presenter Holly Willoughby also accused Gemma of being a diva which almost led to the Towie star quitting the show. And in what was destined to be her final week on the show Jason again slammed her performance calling it "lame". Gemma was in the skate-off for the first time against cricketer Ryan Sidebottom. The judge took great delight in getting in a … [Read more...] about Is Gemma Collins back with James Argent, why did they break up and will she be on Celebrity X factor?
PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 March 2019 Hannah Somerville Nearly 3,000 council houses bought under right to buy in Tower Hamlets have been re-sold by owners. Picture: PA Archive/Jonathan Brady PA Archive/PA Images The mayor of Tower Hamlets has slammed government policy on right to buy as figures reveal ex-council homes in the borough have been re-sold to the tune of £631million. Since 2000 – the year the Land Registry started keeping records – some 2,931 social housing units in Tower Hamlets borough have been sold on again by former tenants.Many were privately re-sold for more than 10 times their cost under right to buy: a divisive scheme introduced in the 1980s allowing long-standing council tenants to buy their homes at a discount.Mayor John Biggs said: “Most people do not make a killing, but some do, clearly. I don’t begrudge anyone a home and I recognise that the Right to Buy has given many people a massive helping hand in becoming … [Read more...] about Right to buy: ‘Massive windfalls’ earned by ex-tenants as former social housing sold on for millions of pounds
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:31 22 March 2019 Hannah Somerville Thousands of repair jobs were carried out at council homes in the borough last year. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire PA Archive/PA Images An overhaul of the payroll system at Newham Council’s troubled repairs service is under way as it emerges that millions of taxpayers’ pounds have been handed out in staff bonuses. Last December the Recorder revealed the catalogue of allegations behind an £8.7million overspend in the highways division of council’s repairs and maintenance service (RMS) in 2017/18.It has now emerged that the payroll scheme in place since 2006 could also have been mismanaged to the tune of millions of pounds.The Recorder has learned:•Nearly £2m was paid in 2015/16 alone in staff bonuses and extra pay;•A handful of workers regularly claimed up to five times monthly basic pay;•The cheapest repairs are … [Read more...] about RMS: Scandal in repairs division deepens as shock figures reveal “abuse” of bonus scheme