The end of the Easter holidays is the last time commuters like myself, will enjoy sailing around Toll Bar roundabout without any delay. With summer term time just around the corner the roundabout will return to taking a central role in the daily grind and long tailbacks in every direction. Work on replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and toucan crossing is due to begin once the summer holidays begin in July. It is estimated the work could take eight months - putting motorists' stress levels into the red. The diversion routes while the work is carried out will also cause concern to residents in Waltham and Tetney, facing vastly increased volume of traffic. As a motorist who travels past seven roundabouts and seven traffic lights each journey into work every day, I can't see how an extra set of traffic lights will make much difference. No matter how fast the A16 is driven towards Grimsby, boyracers, stressed execs and late-for-school families all end up in the same long tailbacks … [Read more...] about End looms for Toll Bar roundabout
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SHE has helped thousands find love – and today she shares her dos, don’ts and top tips to help YOU bag The One this Valentine’s Day. Lara Asprey, 35, an author and married mum, runs dating agency Asprey Introductions. We put Valentine's Day supermarket meal deals to the test She will be one of the hosts at Dating Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC in June, and says: “There’s so much more you can do to find love. Try to ask a stranger one question every day, you never know where it might lead.” Follow her advice and you could find your Rihanna or a new man. The Very British Rules Of Dating, by Lara Asprey, is out now. Find your perfect girl Before looking for a woman Get rid of ideas of your ideal woman. Forget about whether someone is your type. You shouldn’t always go for someone because they are like your ex. Think about what you REALLY want out of a relationship. How to make her fall for you Dress to impress, all the time. When … [Read more...] about Our love guru shares her advice for first dates to help you find The One this Valentine’s Day — and how to keep them
The first time I call Nigel Farage live on air on his LBC radio show, I give my real name. It’s Sunday 10 June 2018, the day the Observer reports that Arron Banks, the main funder of Farage’s Leave.EU campaign, had not one (as he had claimed), but several meetings with the Russian ambassador in the run-up to the EU referendum. “What do you want to say to Nigel?” the producer asks. “I want to talk about how the funder of his campaign has systematically lied about his relationship with the Russian government,” I say. “I can’t put you through,” the producer says, an edge of panic in her voice. “Come on,” I say. “You’re a journalist. You know these are important questions. “I’m standing in,” she says. “I’m not the usual producer.” She promises to speak to her editor and call me back. No one calls me back. Two days later, I try again. Banks and his business partner Andy Wigmore, … [Read more...] about Who is the real Nigel Farage… and why won’t he answer my questions?
Theresa May will go to Brussels this weekend in the sure knowledge that by far the biggest battle she faces is with her own MPs in a little over a fortnight’s time when the deal is put to parliament for approval. Any basic reading shows that the arithmetic against her is formidable: 85 Conservative MPs have declared they cannot support the Brexit agreement as it stands, amounting to roughly one in four of her party at Westminster. Strip out the government ministers – the so-called payroll vote of 100 who the prime minister can bank on – and the proportion of hostile MPs rises to something closer to 40%. The party’s chief whip, Julian Smith, has an extraordinary task on his hands. Not all those coming out against are dyed in the wool Eurosceptics. Robert Halfon, an influential backbencher close to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, supported remain in 2016, but on Friday he declared on Facebook that he would be voting against May’s deal. The MP for Harlow … [Read more...] about Theresa May prepares to face biggest threat to date: the Tory party
By Gareth Griffiths BBC Sport Wales 3 Nov From the section Scottish Rugby Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/46086069 Read more about sharing. Under Armour Series: Wales v AustraliaVenue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 10 November Kick-off: 17:20 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC Two, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and app.Job done seemed to be the verdict of Wales coach Warren Gatland after captain Alun Wyn Jones became the first man to lift the Doddie Weir Cup.The 21-10 victory over Scotland in Cardiff means Wales have now won six successive games for the first time since the Grand Slam year of 2012.Dynamic defence restricted Gregor Townsend's men to just one try while moments of class from British and Irish Lions Test stars George North and Jonathan Davies … [Read more...] about Autumn internationals: Job done for Warren Gatland as Wales win sixth on trot