Concerns over beauty spot parking charges

But between March and October 2020, visitors will have to pay £2 for the first hour and then £5 for the rest of the day. Dafydd Rhys Thomas, councillor for Ynys Cybi, said: “This land has been free for centuries and to bring charges in, I’m not happy. Anglesey’s RSPB planning ban overturned Thousands reject RSPB charges plan Lighthouse ‘set to reopen to visitors’ “The effect can already be seen, people just won’t bother coming. “I don’t have any issues with the people who work there, only the large organisation which has lost touch with the local people.” Related Topics Holyhead RSPB Original Article : HERE ;

Carnival crowds brave blazing heat

Image caption Rochelle Watson (left) and Serena Watson said they felt like movie stars for the day Serena Thomas, a performer on the Tears Mass float, said although it was hot, the weather was bearable. Drinks were provided on the float all day and if the heat got too much, she said they could all step off and have a breather. Skip Youtube post by BBC London Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report When she did just that to grab some lunch, she said she became quite the star attraction and was immediately swamped with requests for photographs. “This is the only time I approve of people taking my picture,” she said, while her friend Rochelle Watson added: …

Young drug dealers offered free driving lessons

“We must prevent drug use in our communities and support people dependent on drugs through treatment and recovery,” the government department said. ‘Take a chance’ The police have told the BBC one person on the Call-In scheme had been removed and charged with dealing class A drugs. He will appear in Bristol Magistrates’ Court in September. Another has been removed after being found in possession of a weapon. Drug convictions in England and Wales dropped slightly in 2018 to 67,831 from 75,695 in 2017. They were at their highest in recent times in 2012 at more than 98,000 in a year. Potential jail terms for drug dealing Class A, including crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin and LSD – up …

A Brexit deal is now ‘touch and go’, says Johnson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “In the last few days there’s been a sort of dawning realisation in Brussels and other European capitals” Boris Johnson has said the chances of a Brexit deal are “touch and go” – having previously said the odds of a no-deal Brexit were “a million to one”. In a BBC interview at the G7 summit in France, he said it “all depends on our EU friends and partners”. When pressed on the chances, he said: “I think it’s going to be touch and go. But the important thing is to get ready to come out without a deal.” Donald Tusk told the PM the EU is open to alternatives to …

‘My parcel was propping the window open’

Image copyright Ollie Bacon Image caption Mr Bacon’s Amazon delivery of several products was found strewn across the floor around the toilet Ollie Bacon, also from Leicestershire, was in his kitchen when he heard a “commotion” in his downstairs bathroom. Image copyright Ollie Bacon Image caption Mr Bacon says Amazon has agreed to send him a hamper to apologise “One was propping the window open and two others had been thrown through,” Mr Bacon said. “Amazon say they’re going to send me a hamper to apologise – I hope they don’t post this one through the window.” An Amazon spokesman said: “We have very high standards for delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care. “We are …

Why red wine could be good for your gut

How to eat your way to a healthy gut How your belly could heal your brain More than half your body is not human Our guts contain trillions of bacteria and other micro-organisms and this community of “friendly” bugs helps keep us healthy. A growing body of research suggests small changes to our microbiota can make us more susceptible to illnesses such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, heart disease and obesity and may even affect our mood and mental health. Our diets, lifestyles and some types of medication that we may take can upset this finely balanced gut ecosystem. What was the research? The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, looked at thousands of people living in the UK, the US …

Poldark and Peter Rabbit star in scarecrow show

Image copyright Carole Dent Image caption The scarecrows are on show for the whole bank holiday weekend In past years Elvis, Harry Potter, R2-D2, Little Bo Peep, Boris Johnson and Pippa Middleton have made an appearance. There has been a scarecrow sailing around in a big boat and another in a motorised scooter, playing a violin. “One had a representation of 50 Shades of Grey – and I’m not explaining any further,” Mr Weston said. Image copyright Paul Weston Image caption Probably best not to ask who this is Image copyright Carole Dent Image caption With this many scarecrows in one village you have to wonder where all the crows have moved on to Follow BBC North East & Cumbria …

Ariana returning to Manchester is ‘a massive deal’

Image caption Jodi, Matt and Mason “can’t wait” to see Ariana headline the celebrations Mason is among those who will be seeing Ariana perform at the Pride celebrations. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One Love Manchester had performances from lots of artists, as well as Parrs Wood High School Choir Ariana was praised for returning to Manchester less than two weeks after the attack, and putting on a benefit concert which raised money for the victims. Mason said: “All of Manchester accepted her. She showed so much selflessness, being here for the victims and the whole city. “There’s nothing about her that isn’t kindness. She embodies love.” Manchester City council made the 24-year-old singer an “honorary citizen” to thank …

Johnson: UK will not retreat from global community

Mr Johnson will meet Mr Tusk on Sunday in their first face-to-face meeting and spell out his absolute commitment to getting the UK out of the EU by that date. Ahead of the summit he insisted the UK would be an “energetic partner” on the world stage after Brexit. Mr Johnson said: “Some people question the democratic decision this country has made, fearing that we will retreat from the world. Some think Britain’s best days are behind us. “To those people I say: you are gravely mistaken.” His comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron suggested a post-Brexit trade deal with the US could see Britain as a “junior partner” in a position of “historic vassalisation”. What is the G7 …

Student side-hustles to help pay for university

Dana is typical of a host of students who are making money from self-employment or part-time jobs which are moving beyond stereotypical bar work. Student loans: Would the proposed changes help poorer students? Getting through uni without the bank of mum and dad Drag queen or delivery driver: What’s your ‘side hustle’? As a result, nearly four in five worried about making ends meet, while 57% said they suffered poor mental health because of money worries – up 11% from the previous year. “This year we have seen a shocking jump in the number of students suffering from the stresses of rising living costs, especially surrounding mental health, socialising and academic performance,” says Jake Butler, from Save the Student. ‘Working …

Meghan has made Harry less popular, says Farage

Image copyright EPA He said he hoped the Queen would live a “very, very long time” to prevent the Prince of Wales becoming king. “When it comes to her son, when it comes to Charlie Boy and climate change, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear,” he said. “Her mother, Her Royal Highness the Queen’s mother was a slightly overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker who lived to 101 years old. “All I can say is Charlie Boy is now in his 70s… may the Queen live a very, very long time.” Mr Farage’s comments have been criticised on social media, with Labour MP David Lammy urging Mr Farage to “lay off Meghan”. And BBC political correspondent Mark Lobel said Number 10 was …

Family jumps from upstairs windows in arson attack

A woman and two girls, aged 16 and 11, needed treatment for the effects of breathing in smoke. Police said the attack was “very serious” and could easily have been fatal for the family. More Yorkshire stories Image copyright Yappapp Image caption Police investigators have been collecting material from the scene of the fire Related Topics West Yorkshire Police Heckmondwike West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Original Article : HERE ;

Mum and son footpath feud killers jailed for life

The judge said the pair had carried out the killing in “wicked and cruel” fashion. Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Mr Dean was also a keen cyclist The school where she worked once received a letter claiming she should not be allowed to work with children as Mr Dean had attempted to lure youngsters into the woods with him. But a local authority safeguarding inquiry found nothing to support the allegation and her husband was never arrested, the court heard. Amid the dispute, the Dawsons tried to secure a restraining order against Mr Dean after complaining to police about him, saying he was damaging their property, and a “stay away” sign had been erected, jurors heard. In a statement, …

PSNI defends loyalist parade tactics

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption ACC Alan Todd says he views the day police operation as successful Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said the response was “proportionate, responsible and constructive”. Image caption Members of Clydevalley Flute Band from Larne wore the symbol with the letter ‘F’ on their shirts during Saturday’s parade No one was injured but a police vehicle was damaged. ACC Todd said that the vast majority of people who attended the parade did so within the law and respectfully. He said that police engaged with one band in the interests of keeping the peace but were unable secure their cooperation. Thirteen people were shot dead when members of the Army’s Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights …

UK house prices and sales ‘losing momentum’

Britain’s fastest moving property market revealed Letting fees ban: Renters confused after change in law Rics said 69% of property professionals said sale prices were lower than asking prices for homes marketed at more than £1m, although asking prices for homes priced at £500,000 or less appeared to be holding up more firmly. House prices continued to fall in London – where a higher proportion of £1m homes are sold, the South East of England, and East Anglia. Overall across the survey, a net balance of 9% of surveyors reported house prices falling rather than increasing. Surveyors’ expectations for house sales in the next few months were flat, with an increasing proportion expecting prices to fall, the survey showed. Simon …

Young offenders ‘set up to fail’ on their release

The report also found “inadequate” planning to protect others from the risk posed by those released. Many of the hundreds of children released each year from YOIs are categorised as having “profound” needs for support and follow-up care – but the report pointed to “systemic” weaknesses in meeting these needs. ‘Poor practice’ In one example highlighted in the report, Nawaz, a 16-year-old boy with a history of possessing offensive weapons and robbery, was released and allowed to go home to his parents with “no consideration” of the threat he might pose to his family. There were three young children in the house and within weeks of his return adult men “wearing balaclavas” arrived at the house and threatened the family. …