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Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:54
The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.

Joint inspections focusing on children’s mental health

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:40
Ofsted have published guidance for inspectors for new series of joint inspections focusing on children’s mental health.
Categories: Education

Urgent question on immigration detention victims

Parliament News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:34
Diane Abbott is asking an urgent question in the House of Commons Chamber
Categories: Parliamentary News

Man Utd 4-0 Leeds: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side comfortably win friendly in Australia

BBC Manchester - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:33
Manchester United ease to a 4-0 win against old rivals Leeds in Perth to bring their nine-day stay in Australia to a satisfactory conclusion.
Categories: Manchester

Census Bill: Commons Second Reading

Parliament News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:20
The Census Bill provides for voluntary questions on sexual orientation and gender identity to be asked in the England and Wales and Northern Ireland censuses
Categories: Parliamentary News

Gandhi statue to 'recognise Manchester's compassion' after Arena attack

BBC Manchester - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:17
The statue of the Indian independence leader would be located near the cathedral, plans reveal.
Categories: Manchester

Second charge after man found stabbed at Droitwich home

BBC Worcestershire - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:17
Previously, a 32-year-old man was charged with murder and remanded in custody.
Categories: Worcestershire

Sebastien Haller: West Ham sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker for club record £45m

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:15
West Ham sign French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in a club record deal worth up to £45m.

England v Ireland: Jason Roy in Test squad for first time

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:13
Jason Roy is named in England's Test squad for the first time for the match against Ireland at Lord's, which starts on 24 July.

Join guided archaeological tours of historic Borough Hill (16-07-19)

Daventry Council News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:07
People are invited to join fascinating guided tours of Borough Hill led by archaeologists who have been surveying the ancient site.
Categories: Daventry

Wonka bar and Golden Ticket fetch £15,000 at auction

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:04
The props belonged to Veruca Salt in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Categories: Dorset

Prime Minister's Questions: 17 July 2019

Parliament News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:01
Theresa May takes questions from MP on climate change, poverty, racism and more
Categories: Parliamentary News

Ministers questioned about police surveillance of journalists

Parliament News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:00
Urgent question asked on Home Office surveillance policy
Categories: Parliamentary News

Westminster car crash: Salih Khater guilty of attempted murder

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:46
Salih Khater drove at people in a "premeditated" attack before crashing his car outside Parliament.

Westminster car crash: Salih Khater guilty of attempted murder

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:46
Salih Khater drove at people in a "premeditated" attack before crashing his car outside Parliament.
Categories: Birmingham

Two men hurt in Penkridge light aircraft crash

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:40
The men, both in their 60s, suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash on Tuesday.
Categories: Dorset

Jaywick murder investigation: Police name 'victim'

BBC Essex - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:39
Andrew Bloomfield, 58, from Jaywick died of a head injury, police say.
Categories: Essex

Drop into St John’s Hall to see the plans for the improvements to Penzance Promenade

Cornwall Council News feed - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:36

 

Residents and businesses are invited to come and see how plans for a major Cornwall Council funded resurfacing scheme to revitalise Penzance promenade are shaping up.

We’re holding drop in events on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July from 10am – 3pm at St John’s Hall in Penzance to share the proposed final design and give you the opportunity to have your say.

The resurfacing scheme will revitalise Penzance promenade so that residents and visitors can enjoy Cornwall’s only Victorian promenade for years to come.

We’ve already had feedback from residents who came along to give their views at an event held on the Promenade in May.  We’ve also been talking to groups, including local Cornwall Council members, Penzance Town Council, Penzance BID, local environment and heritage groups and schools in the area for their opinion on how the Promenade should look.

The feedback from these events will now be displayed at this public exhibition on 19 and 20 July  in St John’s Hall.  The re-surfacing scheme and other works are anticipated to begin this autumn.

Improvements to the promenade are due to be completed and ready ahead of the Tour of Britain road cycling event in 2020 when the eyes of the sporting world will be on Penzance as the field of world class cyclists assemble on the promenade for the start of the race.

Cornwall Councillor for Penzance Promenade Jim McKenna says: “It is brilliant that so many people of all ages have already taken part in the consultation and engagement events to date.

The Public Exhibition of the plans for the Prom reflect a number of the ideas suggested and will provide anyone dropping in on Friday or Saturday with the chance to have their questions answered.

Everything is currently going as scheduled for the new surface to be complete in June next year before Golowan. I am particularly pleased to confirm that there will be a safe and accessible link provided between the Prom and the access to Newlyn Green which many people have requested. 2020 looks like being a fantastic year for our town, with plenty to celebrate, culminating in the ‘Grand Depart’ of the Tour of Britain cycle race on September 06 and reflects the collective efforts of many people including the BID, the Chamber of Commerce and the Town Council in addition to Cornwall Council. ‘Love Penzance.’”

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “We’ve already had lots of ideas from local people on how the area should look and these have contributed to this final proposed design. Regenerating the promenade, which has taken a battering over recent years, will encourage more visitors to come to the area which will in turn contribute to the local economy. ”

Meiloci Landscape Architects are undertaking the design for the re-surfacing of the Promenade. They have already organised a series of hands- on creative workshops with schools and colleges, as well as the community consultation event in May, to enable the local community to help co-design this iconic public space for Penzance.

The Penzance promenade re-surfacing scheme is a key part of Cornwall Council’s ambition to provide a Mount’s Bay trail and wider Bay to Bay cycling and walking trail.  A designated cycle route adjacent to the Promenade will be developed and in time, the plan is to see the Mount’s Bay route continue to the north coast via St Erth, Hayle and St Ives, connecting communities, attracting visitors and creating economic and cultural opportunities for West Cornwall.

The Penzance promenade scheme is the first phase of investment in the Promenade ahead of a longer term regeneration and coastal protection scheme proposed by the Environment Agency.

 

Story posted 17 July 2019 

Categories: Cornwall