PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 February 2019 Queens Theatre near Fairkytes John Race Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Problem of litter and rough sleepingJohn Race, Cromer Road, Hornchurch, writes:I refer to the letter in the Romford Recorder on February 1 from a Collier Row resident about the amount of litter on our streets. This photograph was taken last summer, in August, in fact, by the Queen’s Theatre near Fairkytes (visible in the background). It shows the problem of litter and rough sleeping.Upminster has lot to offer despite shop closuresCllrs Linda Hawthorn, Ron Ower and Chris Wilkins, Upminster & Cranham Residents Association, write:Every day we have sad news that our shopping centres are under pressure.In the large centres many leading stores have closed .Here in Upminster three banks have closed and a further one has announced that they will close in June this year.They say that people’s banking habits have changed. … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Upminster shop closures, save our high streets, litter and rough sleeping, thank you for Ged’s articles, police, LGBT flag, LibLabCon parties, health centre funding, trains dispruption and British Heart Foundation research.
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European Commission 22 November 2018 11:53 AM 22 November 2018 11:53 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp POLITICAL DECLARATION SETTING OUT THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED KINGDOM INTRODUCTION 1. The European Union, hereafter referred to as “the Union”, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, hereafter referred to as “the United Kingdom”, (“the Parties”) have agreed this political declaration on their future relationship, on the basis that Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides for the negotiation of an agreement setting out the arrangements for the withdrawal of a departing Member State, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. In that context, this declaration accompanies the Withdrawal Agreement that has been endorsed by the Parties, subject to ratification. … [Read more...] about Political declaration between the EU and UK: full text
LONDON – For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks. With prepaid debit cards linked to the app, Hall’s kids, aged 8 and 10, can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, he said. “When kids have cash they want to spend it quickly. They want to go to the shops and spend it on rubbish,” said Hall, an IT project manager. But an app lets them check their balances online, “which actually makes them start thinking about saving rather than getting rid of the money,” said Hall, who also prefers giving digital allowances because he never carries cash. The app, which is called goHenry and expanded to the U.S. in April, is part of a wave … [Read more...] about Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world
Good morning and welcome to the Business Breakfast live blog for Thursday, October 18. I'm Coreena Ford and I'm running the blog today. The business team's live blog brings you all the breaking news from across the North East, the UK and beyond - basically anything and everything from the world of business. Domino's Pizza has released a trading update this morning, highlighting its trading success in the face of evident uncertainty among UK consumers. So much so, that the firm will be taking on a substantial number of extra workers over the festive period. We also have news from hygiene giant Rentokil, a trading update from Zytronic and as usual I'll include reminders of our stories you may have missed. Don't forget to join our ChronicleLive business group on Facebook so you can get the latest news from our business team. And if you'd like to contribute tweet at @jnlbusiness to share your opinions, drop me a line at [email protected] or tweet me at @Scoopford or call on … [Read more...] about Business Breakfast LIVE: 5,000 seasonal jobs to be created by Domino’s Pizza
Good morning and welcome to the Business Breakfast live blog for Thursday, October 4. I'm Coreena Ford and I'm running the blog today. The business team's live blog brings you all the breaking news from across the North East, the UK and beyond - basically anything and everything from the world of business. This morning's top news comes from the £1.7bn merger of Virgin Money and CYBG which has now been given the go ahead by city watchdogs. The move was given backing of shareholders last month, so the new shares will be on offer soon. We also have news from sofa chain DFS and fashion retailer Ted Baker, and as usual I'll also include links to some of our stories you may have missed. Don't forget to join our ChronicleLive business group on Facebook so you can get the latest news from our business team. And if you'd like to contribute tweet at @jnlbusiness to share your opinions, drop me a line at [email protected] or tweet me at @Scoopford or call on 0191 2016331. Key … [Read more...] about Business Breakfast LIVE: Green light for Virgin Money and CYBG £1.7bn merger