Locals wil be gearing up for a fantastic weekend with the fifth Glen’s Party at the Palace being staged this weekend in Linlithgow. But one local man who won’t be able to relax and enjoy the show is co-founder John Richardson.For while his wife Ellen and children Alice (11) and Ben (5) enjoy the event, and his business partner Peter Ferguson parties with his good friend Gok Wan, John will be busy – making sure the festival runs smoothly.Having lived in the town for the last 11 years, and knowing that some 40 per cent of the audience is local, John admits to being a “nervous wreck”.He explained: “It’s a lot of added pressure, knowing that half the town goes along.“Peter and I are like chalk and cheese – he loves every minute of it, entertaining and smiling his way through everything and I’m a nervous wreck the whole weekend!“You’ll find me beside the health and safety team and police; it’s full on as I want to … [Read more...] about It’s almost time to Party at the Palace in Linlithgow!
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0 Post a comment Sunday, 17 June 2018 - Community News CHURT Village Fete was celebrating all things ‘Birthday’ as this year’s theme last Saturday. As well as being the Queen’s official birthday on June 9, it was also the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John’s Church, the 90th anniversary for the village hall and 70 years of the Churt Horticultural and Produce Society.The fete was opened by Gillian Morris, headteacher of St John’s C of E Infant School, before the chairman received a ‘telegram’ from Her Majesty. The Queen apologised that her corgies would not be entering the Dog Show, but nevertheless wished the committee a successful fete. Accompanying Farnham Brass Band, everyone joined in to sing Happy Birthday to the Queen.Around 1,750 visitors joined in the party - a record number - resulting in a successful afternoon for the stalls.The coconut shy stall ran out of coconuts, the queue for the bottle tombola was as … [Read more...] about It was time to party at Churt Village Fete
0 Comments SDLP's Rodgers opposed to party leaving stage for Fianna Fail BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Veteran SDLP politician Brid Rodgers has voiced her opposition to the party stepping aside to make way for Fianna Fail organising in Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sdlps-rodgers-opposed-to-party-leaving-stage-for-fianna-fail-36775838.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36776474.ece/a7f17/AUTOCROP/h342/Colum_E-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Veteran SDLP politician Brid Rodgers has voiced her opposition to the party stepping aside to make way for Fianna Fail organising in Northern Ireland. A former deputy leader of the party and ex-Stormont minister, Ms Rodgers last night said she was totally against any such move. "We are a social and democratic labour party. We have connections with the labour movement in Europe and internationally," she explained. "I am very keen that the SDLP retains its own character and social and … [Read more...] about SDLP’s Rodgers opposed to party leaving stage for Fianna Fail
Donald Trump has declared that the US will withdraw from Syria “very soon”, saying that it’s time to “let other people take care” of the situation there. “We’re knocking the hell out of Isis. We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon,” the President said while speaking in Ohio. “Let the other people take care of it now.” The president added: “We’re going to have 100 per cent of the caliphate…we’re taking it all back.” Read more Turkey 'to launch wider offensive against Kurds' after taking Afrin Last year, Kurdish militias captured the Syrian city of Raqqa, Isis’s de-facto capital, with the help of US forces. But even as Isis has lost significant strongholds such as Raqqa, experts warn that the terrorist group remains a lethal force. Also during his speech, Mr Trump suggested delaying the implementation of a revised trade deal with South Korea until after an … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says US will withdraw from Syria ‘very soon’ as it is time to ‘let other people take care of it now’
The government is running out of time to deliver its long-standing promise of a “green Brexit”, a coalition of environmental groups has warned. Ministers have pledged to provide superior environmental protections after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). However, Greener UK, a group of 12 major organisations that includes WWF, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, have expressed concerns that a failure to carry over key EU environmental legislation in the Brexit withdrawal bill could hinder efforts to preserve nature. Read more UK risks losing environmental protections after Brexit They have also questioned the absence of a “world-leading" environment watchdog promised by Michael Gove that would “give the environment a voice and hold the powerful to account”. The groups making up Greener UK describe themselves as “united in the belief that leaving the EU is a pivotal moment to restore and … [Read more...] about Government ‘running out of time’ to deliver green Brexit, warns environmental coalition