Political party in England and Wales The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW; Welsh: Plaid Werdd Cymru a Lloegr) is a green, left-wing political party in England and Wales. Headquartered in London, since September 2018, its co-leaders are Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley. The Green Party has one representative in the House of Commons, one in the House of Lords, and seven in the European Parliament. In addition, it has various councillors in UK local government and two members of the London Assembly. The party's ideology combines environmentalism with left-wing and Centre Left economic policies, including well-funded, locally controlled public services within the confines of a steady state economy with regulated Capitalism, and supports proportional representation. It also takes a progressive approach to social policies such as civil liberties, animal rights, LGBT rights and drug policy reform. The party also believes strongly in nonviolence, basic … [Read more...] about Green Party of England and Wales
Time magazine april 14 1997
The Sunday Sun is 100 years old, its first edition coming off the press on August 31, 1919. It has witnessed and reported on a century of extraordinary events for our readers. And it has been an extraordinary century for the North East and its people, many of who have made their mark on the national and international stage. As part of our centenary celebrations, we have drawn up a list of 100 North East heroes who have made their names in the 100 years since the Sunday Sun was first published. They include scientists, inventors, artists, musicians, legends of the small screen, Hollywood superstars, record breakers and even someone who has gone into space. It has been a humbling experience to draw up our list and be reminded of the talent the region has produced since 1919, people who are not just champions of the North, but champions of the world. Dame Catherine Cookson Born Tyne Dock, South Shields, June 27, 1906. Died June 11, 1998 Born Catherine Ann ‘Kate’ McMullen in … [Read more...] about The ultimate list of 100 great Northerners
Every year in July, thousands of people - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, binary and allies - come to Liverpool city centre to spend two days in a wonderul, rainbow flag-festooned celebration of us all being free to live our lives as ourselves. It is easy to believe over that weekend that equality has been achieved, that homophobia has been vanquished and that nobody is being judged, bullied or discriminated against because of their sexuality. Sadly though, there is still much work to be done. Ahead of Liverpool Pride this weekend, the ECHO is celebrating the achievements of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in this list of 59 inspirational LGBTQ people working hard to make real change throughout the other 363 days of the year. We were planning to make it a list of 50 - but were overwhelmed with suggestions of people to include so have expanded the list. Here they are, in no particular order. We asked the organisers of Pride and other LGBTQ+ organisations in … [Read more...] about 59 inspirational LGBTQ people making Liverpool more inclusive
On 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat. The minibus carrying them was registered in Bulgaria; the driver didn’t have a licence or insurance. The seats inside were wooden planks, and it was so crowded that passengers couldn’t even see out. The vehicle was travelling at speed when it collided head-on with a truck loaded with tomatoes. After the crash, you could see contorted limbs through the smashed windows. The entire front third of the vehicle was concertinaed and the roof was ripped open. Bags and clothing spilled out on to the road, and there were large patches of blood on the asphalt. Twelve of the 14 labourers died. Only two days before, also in Foggia, four labourers had died in a similar accident: 16 dead in 48 hours. In the Italian south, the lives of foreign agricultural labourers are so cheap that many NGOs have described their conditions as a … [Read more...] about Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour?
The manager for the Welsh ladies football team has been chosen as one of dozens of Welshmen and women to be named in the Queen’s birthday honours. Award-winning author Sarah Walters, TV star Griff Rhys Jones and former Welsh rugby player Nigel Walker are just some of the inspirational figures listed for recognition for the Queen’s 93rd birthday. Here is the full list of the people across the country who have been thanked for their tireless work. Knight's Bachelor David Willoughby Pountney, CBE. Director. For services to Opera. Sir David Pountney, artistic director of the Welsh National Opera (WNO), took up the position in 2011 but has been collaborating with the company since 1975 when he directed a ground-breaking Janácek cycle of operas. Since 2011, Sir David has made a significant contribution to the wider arts scene in Wales and encouraged partnership working between arts organisations. While continuing to work around the world as a freelance opera director, David … [Read more...] about The full list of Welsh people in Queen’s Birthday Honours List