News / UK and world by Press Association May 29, 2018, 7:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter New legislation to give effect to Ireland’s abortion referendum result will not be implemented until the new year, the Irish premier has said. Leo Varadkar said the Dail may have to sit longer into the summer to facilitate the passage of the new laws. The Taoiseach said the Irish people had spoken and the Government wanted to legislate for abortion in Ireland as quickly as possible, but warned it could not be rushed. “It’s important that we’ve to act with haste but not so much haste that we put through bad legislation,” he said. Health Minister Simon Harris brought a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday morning to begin drafting the detailed legislation right away as a priority. Ireland voted resoundingly to reform its strict abortion laws in Friday’s referendum by a two-to-one margin, paving the way for the … [Read more...] about Abortion legislation will not be implemented until new year, says Varadkar
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Songkran is an annual three-day water festival which celebrates the Thai New Year with the ceremonial sprinkling of water. The Sanskrit word 'Songkran' translates as "passing", and refers to transformation and change. It falls from Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April, and is an important fixture in the Buddhist calendar during which friends and family gather for food and festivities all over Thailand - culminating in a glorious country-wide water fight. But if you fear you're missing out on the fun this weekend here in the UK, fear not: there's nothing to say you can't mark the occasion with a feast of Thai cuisine, featuring a delicate balance of flavour from traditional Thai ingredients such as lime leaves, tamarind, shrimp paste, coconut, palm sugar and chillies. To mark the occasion, Sanguan Parr (head chef at Nipa Thai at London's Royal Lancaster hotel) shares her recipe below for massaman gai, … [Read more...] about Songkran 2018: How to celebrate Thai New Year at home with traditional dishes
London 7 April 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-england-london-43674114 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A man has been jailed over the fatal stabbing of another man in London on New Year's Day in 2008.Henry Bolombi, 18, was attacked by a group of four youths in Edmonton, north London, as he made his way home from seeing in … [Read more...] about Man jailed for New Year’s Eve killing
THE Hackney teen knifed to death in the street was friends with gunned-down Tanesha Melbourne and survived being stabbed five times on New Year's Eve. Israel Ogunsola died 25 minutes after cops were flagged down to find the stabbed 18-year-old near his home in East London. Israel had survived a previous attack when he was targeted alongside a friend on Old Street, north London, as a "warning" by a rival gang. A friend, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "Israel was lovely, I couldn't believe it when I heard he had been killed. "He was stabbed five times at St Bart's Court over New Year as well, I would not have let him out the house if it were my son. "I cannot believe that this has happened to him, that stabbing was a warning and now he is dead. "He nearly died. They had to save his life." A Facebook profile in his name shows Israel was friends with Tanesha Melbourne - killed in a drive-by shooting in Tottenham, North London, just days ago. Devastated pals referenced … [Read more...] about Teen knifed to death in Hackney was friends with tragic Tanesha and survived New Year’s Eve stabbing
‘We drove more than 2000 km from Beijing to Shenzhen and handed out over 10,000 questionnaires along the way,’ said Wei Wei, director of the Chinese labour NGO Little Bird, after a month-long roadtrip interviewing construction workers. That was three years ago. They had thousands of answers, confirming that, in construction, wages were withheld for months. Most workers didn’t receive monthly, or even half-yearly, payments and simply hoped to get paid by the end of the year, even though, by law, wages should be paid monthly. Since Little Bird was founded, nearly 20 years ago, its telephone hotline has helped more than 50,000 migrant workers, half of them employed in construction. But according to Wei Wei, the situation hasn’t improved much. Hundreds of thousands of workers aren’t paid in keeping with their proper wages, if they are paid at all. Half of all construction workers have been deprived of proper payment at least once in their lives, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year, but where’s the money?