There have been calls to remove a banner glorifying UVF gunman Wesley Somerville that has been raised outside a Dungannon Primary School. The banner, which includes an image of two armed and masked men with the words: “Mid Ulster Brigade UVF, Moygashel. In memory of our fallen volunteers”, was put up on a lamp-post in Moygashel beside Howard Primary School. SDLP Councillor Denise Mullen, whose father was murdered by the notorious Glenanne gang, which included Somerville, has asked for the PSNI to remove the flag. She said that she was deeply concerned by the flag’s proximity to the school.“It’s very sad to see where the flag is positioned. This is about incitement of hatred and naturally children will ask what does the flag mean. If we are ever to move on in our country we need to get away from this sort of tribute to the past. “It’s the source of a lot of trans-generational pain and hatred.”The SDLP representative also raised her … [Read more...] about Fears over UVF tribute banner at Dungannon Primary School
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People in Wirral will head to the polls next month to vote in what could be the most crucial Local Election in years. With the ruling Labour group holding the balance of power by a single seat, every vote will count on May 2, with the possibility of the local authority going into No Overall Control. Last year , there were margins as narrow as 23 votes, so candidates, campaigners and elected councillors have been out on the streets battling for the support of every one of the peninsula's residents. The ECHO has already brought you details of what each party is promising , the full list of candidates you can vote for, and a comprehensive breakdown of the issues that will win and lose the election for the various groups. Each polling station will be open from 7am until 10pm on the day, with most located in public buildings like schools or local halls. If you're already registered, you will have been sent a polling card in the post telling you which … [Read more...] about Wirral Local Elections 2019: Where is my polling station?
The grandad of an 11-year-old Haverhill boy with a brain tumour that has started to grow again is dedicating a special musical performance to his grandson.Richard Hart, the Director of Music at St Mary's Church in Haverhill, is dedicating the performance at 6pm on Good Friday of The Passion of Christ, by Arthur Somerville, to his grandson Cayden Tickner.Admission is free with a retiring collection.Richard said: "Although this performance is not a fund-raiser it is being dedicated to highlight the awareness of the difficult time that Cayden and his family are going through."The family are waiting to hear from Addenbrookes Hospital to see if Cayden can be offered a new cancer drug which is having an element of success with adults (but has not yet been tried on children)."The hospital is seeking permission to offer this new drug to Cayden hoping he will benefit."As featured by the Echo in May 2018 (HERE) Cayden was found to have a large tumour growing on his brain in March of that year.It … [Read more...] about Concert will highlight the cancer plight of Cayden, 11
PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 April 2019 Hannah Somerville The entrance to the upper school in West Heath Road and, right, Melissa Remus, Heathside's headteacher and proprietor. Pictures: Polly Hancock Archant Staff and pupils have quit an independent school in droves and council chiefs have stepped in amid claims of “appalling” management, safety issues and mis-selling. The middle school's main building at 16 New End. Picture: Polly HancockBarnet Council has applied to the High Court for an injunction to stop Heathside Preparatory School running as a day school – even as the school is trying to expand to a new site in Hampstead.Since the start of this academic year scores of pupils have been pulled from Heathside, which is spread across six sites and charges between £9,000 and £18,900 a year in fees.The school’s recent attempt to take over a seventh premises has prompted a furious backlash from the local community, where parents … [Read more...] about Investigation: Council tries to shut down Hampstead private school denounced as a ‘circus’
Throughout Hull are services, groups and premises which are there to look after some of the city’s most vulnerable people. Whether they are care homes looking after the elderly, nurseries helping our small children development or medical and mental health units looking after the sick, a first-rate service is vital to ensure they are safe. One element of that service is the food hygiene for those premises serving food. Thankfully, the vast majority of premises in Hull have been handed the top score of five which means the food practices are safe and clean. But there are a few who let the side down including Dock House which received the lowest score of zero and Newlands, which looks after mental health patients, which was handed a score of just one. Environmental health inspectors from Hull City Council carry out checks of all premises which sell or serve food. A score of five means very good while a zero means urgent improvements. Below are all the scores for the care premises in … [Read more...] about The food hygiene scores for all of Hull’s nurseries and care homes