Northern Ireland protocol: 'Nothing off the table' says Lewis Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Archie Norman warned on Tuesday, May 17, that Brexit red tape is worse for British exports to the EU than to Northern Ireland with some information demanded in the classical language and a particular typeface. The former Tory MP said the level of bureaucracy is making exporting impossible for small producers. Related articles Putin behaviour points to 'detachment' cancer side effect Putin shame as soldier's messages show surprise at 'random' attack Mr Norman's comments come as the Government lays out steps to tackle post-Brexit trade … [Read more...] about UK lorry drivers hit with ‘700 pages’ of documents including bits in LATIN to trade in EU
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Digital dating services have helped millions of people worldwide find intimacy and romance. For the most part, meeting strangers online is no longer viewed as taboo. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013 found 59 percent of Americans believe the Internet is a perfectly respectable place to seek out partners. Websites such as OkCupid and phone apps like Tinder and Grindr allow users to connect with a large and diverse pool of people. But some critics say that while these platforms have expanded options for many people looking for love or sex, it's also increased public health risk. To some, this raises the question of whether the multi-billion dollar online dating industry should be doing more to encourage safe sex. Earlier this week, Rhode Island health officials reported that the state has seen an uptick in a number of STDs over the last year, and they believe dating apps are playing a role in this rise. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of people diagnosed in the … [Read more...] about Should Dating Apps Help Promote Safe Sex?
M&S boss outlines issues facing trade with Northern Ireland Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Chairman of M&S Archie Norman explained wagons now entering the Republic of Ireland “have to carry 700 pages of documentation”, which takes 8 hours to fill in and added most of the products that they carry need to have descriptors written in Latin. In light of the implications concerning NI agreement , Mr Norman shared concern over local businesses saying “it would be simply impossible for small cheesemakers or cake bakers to export” and branded EU proposal to have same background checks for NI “highly bureaucratic and pretty pointless’. Related articles … [Read more...] about NI 700-page documents ‘take 8 hours’ and must be written in Latin, M&S boss rages
European Union lambasts Boris Johnson over NI 'clarity' Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info EU Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness urged PM Boris Johnson to provide “clarity” over NI protocol intentions after saying the EU is “very clear” on its side. Referring to possible ways to move forward with the protocol, Ms McGuinness discouraged the UK from taking “a unilateral action” as she claimed “[the EU and the UK] can crack this together” and the EU acknowledge the “difficulties and problems with business and citizens” that Northern Ireland is facing. Related articles White House officials warned of Sturgeon's plan to … [Read more...] about ‘We’re very clear from our side!’ EU chief lambasts Boris Johnson over NI ‘clarity’
TULSA, Okla. -- Rory McIlroy described Phil Mickelson 's absence from the 2022 PGA Championship as "unfortunate" and "sad" Tuesday morning at Southern Hills Country Club and said he wished the defending champion had made a different decision and come to the championship. "This should be a celebration, right?" McIlroy said. "He won a major championship at 50 years old. It was possibly his last big, big moment in the game of golf. I think he should be here this week and celebrating what a monumental achievement he achieved last year." McIlroy paused as he weighed how his words would be received. "It's unfortunate," he said. "It's sad. Yeah, I don't know what else I can say." Mickelson became golf's oldest major champion by winning the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina at age 50 last year. He hasn't played on the PGA Tour since missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in late January. He skipped the Masters in April for the first time … [Read more...] about Phil Mickelson’s absence from PGA Championship ‘sad’ and ‘unfortunate,’ says world No. 7-ranked Rory McIlroy, other top golfers
Kay Mellor, best known for writing hit series including ITV’s Girlfriends , Band of Gold and The Syndicate, has died aged 71. Leeds-born Mellor – whose daughter is actress Gaynor Faye – also penned series Fat Friends, starring James Corden, which aired from 2000 until 2005 and was turned into a musical. In a statement, it was confirmed Mellor died on Sunday night, with tributes coming in from Fat Friends stars Ruth Jones and Lisa Riley. A spokesperson for her TV production company, Rollem Productions, said: ‘It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely and sudden passing of our beloved friend, mentor and colleague Kay Mellor on Sunday 15th May 2022. ‘We have lost a phenomenal talent and a true luminary. We ask that you please respect the privacy of the family and friends at this time.’ Mellor began her career writing plays, worked on Coronation Street and created the award-winning children’s drama Children’s Ward. She also wrote BBC One’s women’s … [Read more...] about Fat Friends and Band of Gold writer Kay Mellor dies aged 71