Plymouth Labour are focusing on homes, jobs, schools, the environment and keeping council tax low in their campaign to retain control of the city council at local elections in May. They set out five key priorities in their election manifesto launched at the weekend: building homes for Plymouth - They promise to deliver 1,000 “truly affordable” homes for sale and rent each year for the next five years; caring for Plymouth's environment - They will “lead the battle” against single-use plastics, put their new Plan for Trees into practice and campaign for a National Marine Park for Plymouth Sound; more and better jobs for Plymouth - Labour will invest in developments like Langage, Oceansgate, Hearder Court and in the city centre to bring well-paid, secure jobs; council tax as low as possible – They say council tax is unfair as it hits people on lower incomes hardest, and they pledge to keep any council tax rises they are forced to make “as low as … [Read more...] about Homes and jobs for Plymouth among Labour election promises
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‘My brother battled bulimia and anorexia... at 24, he was just starting to improve when he died from heart failure’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Belfast man Chris Nugent tells Leona O’Neill about the tragedy that prompted his family to set up a charity to raise awareness. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/my-brother-battled-bulimia-and-anorexia-at-24-he-was-just-starting-to-improve-when-he-died-from-heart-failure-37854597.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37854579.ece/5aeab/AUTOCROP/h342/ugent-9-_Read-Only_.jpg Email To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Belfast man Chris Nugent tells Leona O’Neill about the tragedy that prompted his family to set up a charity to raise awareness. When Belfast man Chris Nugent’s younger brother Laurence died after battling an eating disorder, his family were plunged into unimaginable grief. The 24-year-old mental health care assistant had been living … [Read more...] about ‘My brother battled bulimia and anorexia… at 24, he was just starting to improve when he died from heart failure’
It is five years to the day since Hull was announced as the 2017 City of Culture. The year as City of Culture certainly changed perceptions outside the city, and garnered a new sense of pride and ambition within the city itself. As quickly as 2017 came, it unfortunately passed, but what it has left behind cannot be underestimated. As a business firmly at the heart of Hull’s ongoing commercial development, Paul White, agency director at Garness Jones, looks back at the physical legacy of that great year. Five major steps forward in five years Transforming Humber Street “It’s fair to say Humber Street has become a place to be in Hull - not just during the increasingly popular annual Humber Street Sesh music festival, but across the year as it has attracted a mix of high-quality restaurants, eateries, bars and shops. “An £80m redevelopment of the historic Fruit Market area of the city has been a true success, with old warehouses adapted for new use and local … [Read more...] about Five years on from City of Culture announcement, what has changed for Hull?
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Suffolk's most inspirational women Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector. Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. Here we celebrate the women who have make us proud to be from Suffolk.Jenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and two young children, operating her business, Events Under Canvas, from Capel St Mary. While travelling in her 20s, Jenna began a recruitment … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Gabe Lacques USA TODAY Published 10:20 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 Major League Baseball’s most anticipated free agent class since 2000 has finally arrived – even if it’s not as potent as once imagined. Still, a group led by a pair of franchise players should provide significant intrigue from the winter into the spring – and likely unearth more than a billion dollars in salary from franchises saving up for this very moment. As the off-season begins in earnest, USA TODAY Sports takes a look at the top 57 free agents available, from the elite to those near the bubble to receiving a major league contract. Rankings based on projected future performance and perceived market value: (Age as of April 1, 2019; 2018 team) ***1. Bryce Harper (26, OF, Nationals): There is clearly a 1 and 1A in this class, and we’ll give Harper the edge over Manny Machado by the slimmest of margins, largely due to intangibles. The lifetime deals these men can expect – a decade or … [Read more...] about MLB free agents: Ranking the 57 best players in the 2018-19 class