As the Boyzone Farewell tour kicks off tomorrow, Aileen C O’Reilly, who literally wrote the book on the band (Oh Boyz), recalls life on the road with the group in the 1990sSeeing Shane Lynch’s vitriolic outburst on the Late Late Show last November when Boyzone dropped in to promote their Thank You and Goodnight farewell tour might have shocked host Ryan Tubridy and quite a lot of Boyzone fans, but personally I wasn’t at all surprised — not because it was Shane but because a part of me couldn’t help but feel just a little bit sorry for him.Being the daily music correspondent with the Evening Herald back in the 90s meant that my life at that time pretty much revolved around reporting on Ronan and the boys and Scary Spice and Co, while I later joined Louis Walsh on the judging panel when Westlife were being conceived (ladies, you’re welcome).This was the undoubted era of the manufactured boy/girl band and for those with the nous, it was a very … [Read more...] about Boyzone Farewell Tour: Gettin’ the band back on the road
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From the love affair police officers who met for 'drug-fuelled' nights in hotel to the dad who dropped three-year-old daughter from bridge and blamed ‘aliens’ The man jailed after a court case collapses over a 'Traveller's Biggest Grass' threat on YouTube. The men involved in a gangland knee-capping outside Albert's Restaurant in Salford. These are just some of the court cases our reporters have covered in 2018. We've seen hardened criminals and gangsters jailed thanks to brilliant, patient police work; first offenders who have found themselves behind bars over one life-changing incident - and a couple of people driven to take the law into their own hands for revenge. An open, transparent criminal justice system is an important part of how our democracy works - so we make no apologies for devoting so much time and resources to letting you know what happens in our publicly-accountable courts. And we'll be back for more in 2019. January The burglar who broke into a care home … [Read more...] about Locked up in 2018, the people put behind bars in Manchester this year
The names of The Fallen of The Great War from Hastings are listed here as an act of remembrance. Names have been taken from www.roll-of-honour.com - an exemplary resource for anyone interested in discovering more about the impact the First World War had on our communities 100 years ago. It contains much more information than is listed here. Many of the names have been sourced from “Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1918” a list created by HMSO in 1921 and is an official list of war dead. We have added names from the Hastings War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Hastings Town Hall. Andrew Abel. Private in the Canadian Infantry Canadian. Died on Thursday, February 15, 1917 Age 18 R H Abraham. Regimental Quarter Master SergeantRobert Horace Abraham. Royal Sussex Regiment, died 28 August 1917A T Abrey. PrivateCecil Lewis Adams. Royal Army Medical Corps, died 16 July 1916 Charles Adams. Royal Sussex Regiment, died 25 July 1917Charles Richard Adams. Deck Hand in the Royal … [Read more...] about Roll of Honour of those killed in the First World War from Hastings, East Sussex
Who are the five candidates vying for Ireland’s presidency? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Five candidates are in the mix for next month’s presidential election in Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/who-are-the-five-candidates-vying-for-irelands-presidency-37321239.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37321233.ece/5ef24/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_e4eabf45-d5b0-45c5-b1a5-6a13008ee8f2_1 Email Five candidates are in the mix for next month’s presidential election in Ireland. Liadh Ni Riada: Liadh Ni Riada was unveiled as Sinn Fein’s chosen candidate on Sunday. She was hot favourite for the nomination ever since the party signalled its intent to run. The former television producer from Dublin is the daughter of legendary Irish trad musician and composer Sean O Riada. Ms Ni Riada entered the political arena in 2011 by joining Sinn Fein. She was elected in 2014 as one of her party’s four MEPs on the island of … [Read more...] about Who are the five candidates vying for Ireland’s presidency?
James Forsyth 28 June 2018 9:23 PM 28 June 2018 9:23 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp In conversation with Andrew Neil at a Spectator event this evening, Jeremy Hunt defended the principle of increasing taxes to pay for more spending on the NHS. He warned Tories unhappy with the idea that if in an election you offer voters a choice between a low taxes at all costs party and decent public services, they’ll vote for decent public services. He said that this extra money for the NHS was needed to deal with a ‘once in a generation change in demography’ and that it was important that the Tories show the public they are on the right side of this argument. In language reminiscent of David Cameron, Hunt declared that ‘as a Conservative I want to say it is not a choice between lower taxes and decent public services: you can have both’. He argued that economic growth and sound management of the public finances made that … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt tells Tories that a ‘low taxes at all costs’ party would lose the next election