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Bangor flat fire: Homes evacuated as woman treated at scene

Northern Ireland BBC News Feed - 2 hours 9 min ago
People were moved from nearby properties due to the blaze in Bangor, County Down.
Categories: Northern Ireland

Para turned IRA man Paddy O'Kane 'central to murders'

Northern Ireland BBC News Feed - 2 hours 23 min ago
The three Scottish soldiers were lured to their deaths by the IRA in Belfast in 1971.
Categories: Northern Ireland

Gangs: Call to use stop and search more often on women

BBC London News Feed - 2 hours 29 min ago
Lucy Martindale says men and boys make girls carry weapons as they are less likely to be searched.

'My boyfriend was a police spy'

Cambridgeshire BBC NewsFeed - 3 hours 51 min ago
Scotland Yard says it’s credible an ex-police spy had a relationship with a teenage campaigner.
Categories: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

'My boyfriend was a police spy'

BBC London News Feed - 3 hours 51 min ago
Scotland Yard says it’s credible an ex-police spy had a relationship with a teenage campaigner.

Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains

BBC Sussex News Feed - 7 hours 12 sec ago
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.

Where are all the UK’s new homes being built?

BBC London News Feed - 7 hours 39 min ago
More and more new homes are needed to house a growing population - but where are they springing up?

Military Wives: 'Director didn't want us to sound too slick'

Devon BBC Weather Feed - 7 hours 40 min ago
The film inspired by much more than Gareth Malone's famous BBC choir series.
Categories: Devon

Poorest women's life expectancy declines, finds report

BBC Sussex News Feed - 8 hours 20 min ago
"If health has stopped improving, that means society has stopped improving," author of report says.

Mini miracle: Nan would have 'loved' fuss over old car

Cambridgeshire BBC NewsFeed - 8 hours 28 min ago
Daniel Fox found his grandmother's old Mini while looking for a second hand car and has restored it.
Categories: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Shrove Tuesday football: 'No quarter asked nor given'

Tyne and Wear BBC News Feed - 8 hours 28 min ago
The centuries-old English tradition of Shrove Tuesday "football" matches is alive and kicking.
Categories: Tyne and Wear

Shrove Tuesday football: 'No quarter asked nor given'

Dorset BBC News Feed - 8 hours 28 min ago
The centuries-old English tradition of Shrove Tuesday "football" matches is alive and kicking.
Categories: Dorset

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by centenarian

Devon BBC Weather Feed - 8 hours 30 min ago
Arthur Wellard learnt to conduct working with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from the age of 97.
Categories: Devon

Smethwick's Chance Glassworks' lighthouse past to be celebrated

Birmingham Weather Feed - 8 hours 30 min ago
Chance Glassworks in Smethwick made lenses for the beacons of the coast and once had 3,500 employees.
Categories: Birmingham

Emergency terror law clears parliamentary hurdles

BBC London News Feed - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 23:28
The bill blocking automatic release of convicted terror offenders is approved by the House of Lords.

Chelsea v Bayern Munich: N'Golo Kante to miss Champions League last-16 tie

BBC London News Feed - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 22:46
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante will miss Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg with Bayern Munich.

Man attacked outside Ipswich takeaway dies from injuries

Suffolk BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 22:08
Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 45-year-old man outside a takeaway.
Categories: Suffolk

Six Nations 2020: England prop Mako Vunipola set to miss Wales match

BBC London News Feed - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 22:03
England are set to still be without prop Mako Vunipola for their next Six Nations match against Wales on 7 March but back Anthony Watson could return.

Lord Lieutenant tells Shropshire’s flood-hit communities, “we care”

Shropshire Council News Feed - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 21:19

The Lord Lieutenant on her visit to Longden Coleham

“We haven’t forgotten you – we care”. That’s the message from the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire who visited Longden Coleham in Shrewsbury last Friday (21 February 2020) to learn about the impact of last week’s flooding, and to talk to many of those affected by it.

Anna Turner JP visited Coleham in the aftermath of last week’s floods when the recovery operation was underway – but before Coleham was again closed due to flooding over the weekend.

She joined Shropshire Council officers, and visited six local businesses, to show her support and to learn about scale and impact of the flooding – and the work being carried out to help business, residents and the local community to recover.

Watch the Lord Lieutenant speaking in this short video:

She said:

“I know it’s impossible to understand what it’s like to be flooded – so I wanted to come down and have a look and talk to everyone. And I want everyone to understand that we do really, deeply, care and we’re very sorry for what has happened.

“I know that the council has been working 24/7 – they’re getting pretty tired and have had sleepless nights worrying about things, but they care about the safety and keeping people out of danger.

“And the community has been absolutely brilliant. They have thrown their hearts in, helping the emergency services with tea and coffee, providing accommodation. Thank you to everyone who has done that.”

The Lord Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in Shropshire. She said she will be writing to the Queen to keep her informed about how people are coping in Shropshire.

Mark Barrow, Shropshire Council’s executive director of place, said:

“We’re supporting those that need immediate help straight away and we’ve had hundreds of people out across the county in the past days. We’ve responded really well and really positively. We’re going flat out, helping people as best we can.

“We’ve done a lot of door-knocking and made a lot of phone calls in the past few days, checking on people and businesses affected by flooding and making them aware of the help and emergency funding available to them. We’ll continue to do so.”

Clive Wright, chief executive of Shropshire Council, said:

“There’s a 200 strong workforce at the frontline, but back at Shirehall there’s a team working all day with our key partners – including the Environment Agency, police and fire service, to organise and co-ordinate how we deploy our resources to ensure that we help our local communities as best we can, and minimise the impact of the flooding.”

For more information about help and support available to those affected by flooding, call 0345 678 9006 or visit www.shropshire.gov.uk.

Further information

Financial support is available from the Government for eligible households and businesses, including:

  • £500 hardship payments to help with the immediate recovery.
  • Up to £5000 grants to help protect homes and businesses from future flooding.
  • 100% council tax and business rates relief.
  • £2500 grants for small and medium-sized businesses for impacts that can’t be recovered from insurance.

Please call 0345 678 9006 for further information.

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Categories: Shropshire

Yorkshire Tea 'shocked' by backlash over Rishi Sunak photo

North Yorkshire and York BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 21:13
The firm urges people to "try to be kind" after Tory minister's picture brews up a Twitter storm.
Categories: North Yorkshire, York

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