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first_img“We welcome the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written to [Theresa] May” says @Europarl_EN‘s #Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt – “cross-party cooperation is the way forward”https://t.co/rxSgauVGLM pic.twitter.com/z16bfjgjw9— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 7, 2019The EU’s Brexit coordinator has welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to Theresa May setting out five demands for Brexit.Guy Verhofstadt said: “We cannot have an agreement with uncertainty in the UK based on majorities of six, seven, eight, nine votes in the House of Commons.“Cross-party cooperation is the way forward and I think I can say that we welcome also the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written today to Mrs May to offer such a cross-party exit.”He added that those British politicians advocating ‘no deal’, which would be a “disaster on both sides of the Channel”, are “irresponsible”.Verhofstadt also noted that Theresa May confirmed to the EU today that there will be a backstop in her deal, meaning the Prime Minister is seeking to amend rather than remove the provision.Tags:EU /Labour /Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /last_img read more


first_imgMIKE Rush has spoken of how “outstanding” Saints’ defence was during their win over Warrington on Saturday.He compared the performance that saw his side ease to a 28-6 win as “up there” with the best this season.“Defensively we were outstanding,” he said. “We were playing a quality side with players such as Hodgson, Myler, Ratchford and Briers and to withstand 18 sometimes 20 tackles on our own goal line is a reflection of the determination this club has.“That was also shown in our forwards. People have questioned them this season and tonight they showed they are capable of matching the best and being physical. We never doubted it but when we question the players, they take it and come back stronger and hopefully a little better.”One of the hubs of that pack was Sia Soliola who returned after sitting out the win over Wigan.“I’m not sure Sia knew where he was playing when he came on! He was so determined to get to the field and charge around at 3000 miles an hour!“We got caught out a little on their first try – we didn’t get our numbering up right, but that might be over critical. As a player the Club and town couldn’t ask anything else of him.“Tommy Makinson has been good all year too and we’re disappointed he hasn’t made the Knights. But that does give him something to aim for.“I was also pleased with Jonny Lomax too. He did really well for Makinson’s second. When he got to the full back I wondered what he was doing but a quick side step and he put Makinson in.”last_img read more


first_imgRUGBY League World Cup 2013 has beaten off competition from the FA Cup Final, the Champions League Final, the NFL and several other major sporting and musical events, including The Killers and Bruce Springsteen, to be named Best Wembley Moment of 2013.New Zealand’s thrilling clash with England, which was decided by Shaun Johnson’s try in the final minute, was nominated for the award, and it won the popular vote from fans and members of the public as the year’s most memorable moment under the arch.It means that for the first time since the new stadium opened Rugby League will be immortalised in stone on Wembley Way, and forever remember as the venue’s biggest moment of 2013.RLWC2013 Tournament General Manager Sally Bolton said “Many people have called the England v New Zealand semi-final the best game of Rugby League they’d ever seen.“However, considering the competition, it’s fantastic to get recognised like this. It’s another feather in the cap for RLWC2013 and a fantastic accolade.”Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium, said: “2013 has been an incredible year for Wembley Stadium, not just through the calibre of events hosted, but for the excitement they have provided. We’ve had last-minute winners in both major football finals, World Cup qualification for the England football team and spectacular musical performances from some world-class acts.However, the drama of the Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final certainly befitted the occasion, so it is right to commemorate the match with a Wembley Way stone.”last_img read more


first_imgOur Santa Dash concluded today as we took the number of schools we have visited in December to 63.The mission was to call in to as many schools as possible in the local area who have worked with the Saints Community Development Foundation on the SkyTry Programme.They each received a family ticket to the Castleford game on February 2 and were entered into a draw to win a framed signed shirt amongst other prizes.Lead Community Coach Ian Talbot said: “We’d like to thank all the schools we have worked with us over the course of the year. The reception has been outstanding and we appreciate the commitment from each and every one of you.“The idea of the Dash was to give something back to each one of those schools, and alongside the first team squad, we wanted to show we are Saints and Proud of our community.“The entire first team squad were involved and I would like to thank them all for their help.“Last but not least, Boots was also out and about too! Today for instance he visited Mill Green and Lansbury Bridge schools where he was greatly recieved.“He brought smiles to lots of youngsters.”The schools we visited were:Allanson Street, Ashurst, Birchley St Mary’s, Bleak Hill, Broad Oak, Brook Lodge, Carr Mill, Chapel End, Corpus Christie, Cowley International College, De La Sale, District, Eaves Lane, Eccleston Lane Ends, Eccleston Mere, Garswood, Grange Valley, Haydock English Martyrs, Haydock High, Holy Cross, Holy Spirit, Hope Academy, Lansbury Bridge, Legh Vale, Longton Lane, Merton Bank, Mill Green, Newton Primary, Nutgrove, Oakdene, Parish Church, Queens Park, Rainford C of E, Rainford High, Rainhill High School, Rectory, Rivington Road, Robins Lane, Sherdley, St Aidens, St Anne’s (Sutton), St Anne’s (Rainhill), St Augustine’s High School, St Austin’s, St Bartholomews, St Cuthbert’s High School, St James (Haydock), St John Vianney, St Julies, St Mary’s Blackbrook, St Mary’s & St Thomas, St Mary’s Infants, St Mary’s Juniors, St Peter & Paul, St Peters Wargrave, St Theresa’s (Cannon St), St Theresa’s (Devon Street), St Thomas Of Canterbury, Sutton Academy, Sutton Manor, Sutton Oak, Thatto Heath and Willow Tree.last_img read more


first_imgThe first finals day, held at the Totally Wicked Stadium, saw Rainford High School battle it out with Cowley International College for the Year 7 Paul Wellens Trophy.The game saw both teams trade tries throughout with the honours being even at the final whistle 16-16.As we moved into golden point extra time there were three unsuccessful drop goal attempts with Zac Gardner unluckily hitting the upright with a long-range effort.But eventually, the stalemate was broken with a smart kick to the corner which saw Rainford score an excellent try to seal the win.Rainford’s half-back George Whitby was picked as the man of the match.The second final of the afternoon was the Year 11 Alex Murphy Trophy between Haydock High School and St Augustine’s – and it proved to be just as entertaining as the first.St Augustine’s edged a 22-20 win right at the death, with Haydock seeing a last second touchline conversion fall agonisingly wide.‘Guzzies’ Matty Knowles was identified by Saints legend Alex Murphy as the Year 11 man of the match.Elsewhere, Blackbrook ARLFC kindly hosted the Chris Arkwright Trophy between Haydock High School and St Cuthbert’s.The early stages of the match were really tight and there was nothing between the two teams but as the game wore on in the sweltering temperatures, St Cuthbert’s took control of the game to claim the win.Chris Arkwright selected Mackenzie Buckley as his man of the match but he was closely followed by Keane Gilford.Saints Community Development Foundation coach, Ian Talbot, commented: “On behalf of the club and the Foundation, I’d like to thank all of our High School partners for ensuring that the St Helens Schools competitions continue to thrive and culminate with such great events.“We really appreciate the support shown to us from Mike Rush and everyone at Saints for allowing us the opportunity to play some of our finals at the Totally Wicked Stadium as it makes them a really special occasion for the lads involved and always one to remember.“Special thanks also to Blackbrook ARLFC for their continued support as always.“As ever, these occasions can’t go ahead without the officials, so I’d like to thank Phil Smith and Innes Arnold from the St Helens Referees Society and the match officials on the nights, Mackenzie Maddison, George Johnson, Ryan Cox, Tolver Arnold, Shaun Pickering and Stuart Fraser.”The two remaining finals will both see De La Salle play Cowley International College for the Year 8 Eric Chisnall Trophy and the Year 11 Keiron Cunningham Trophy.These matches will once again be played at The Totally Wicked Stadium on Monday July 9 with 3.30pm and 5pm kick offs.Entry is £3 and £2.last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Renovation and repairs at UNCW following Hurricane Florence will continue throughout this school year and beyond.In an email sent to students, Chancellor Zito Sartarelli says priorities include finishing roof repairs at Cameron, Leutze and McNeill halls.- Advertisement – Demolition of University Apartments will continue this semester and plans for renovating Dobo Hall are taking shape. Fencing will soon go up around Dobo with interior demolition starting soon.UNCW is also assembling modular units that will serve as temporary labs and offices.last_img


first_imgDolphin found washed up along Holden Beach on Feb. 12, 2019. (Photo: Leesa Hilty) HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A necropsy was unable to be performed Wednesday after the tides washed away a beached dolphin carcass in Holden Beach.Ann Pabst with UNCW says they were notified about it. Since the bottlenose dolphin was not alive and the call came in late Tuesday, they waited until Wednesday morning before deciding whether or not they would head down to the coast.- Advertisement – A Holden Beach Police officer told the university that the animal was no longer on the beach as of early Wednesday.Pabst says it may show up on another part of the beach.If so, you are asked to contact the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program.Related Article: More rapes reported, other crimes down on UNCW campus in 2017To report a marine mammal stranding in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender or Onslow counties, please call (910) 962-7266.last_img read more


first_img Residents do not want to see this land go.“You look out over here at all this pristine water here. It’s just a gorgeous place,” Brian Stevens said. “That’s what brought me here, and that’s what’s going to keep me here. But I want more access to the waterways. Southport should have more access to the waterways.”Stevens is one of dozens of Southport residents fighting against the proposed sale. Most are concerned about the recent offer to buy the land that used to be a wastewater treatment plant.Related Article: Southport Fire Department responds to lightning strikesThe board recently voted to sell the property to Southport Marina.“I would hope that the Board of Aldermen would go back through the right channels of going through the Planning Board, the Parks and Recreations Boards, getting feedback from the citizens and re-evaluating their negotiations,” Kim Jones said. “I don’t even think there have been negotiations. It’s just been looking at this one offer.”Jones feels like she and other residents have not had a chance to voice their opinions.Stevens, like many, want to see the land turned into some sort of green space.“Do not, do not sell your waterfront property,” Stevens said.About a dozen other people voiced their concerns as well. The consensus was they want to see the land used to enhance the city, not be sold to someone else.WWAY reached out to the mayor and several board members, but all of them declined to comment. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) – Dozens of Southport residents turned out Thursday night as the city’s Board of Aldermen held its first meeting since members voted to sell a piece of waterfront property.Southport Marina has offered to buy the two and a half acre property for $650,000. The land used to be the city’s wastewater treatment plant.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_img Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn announced on February 6 that the Cooking Channel would be coming to film at the restaurant.It was completely packed Tuesday afternoon as customers hoped get on the show or meet Webb.“He signed an autograph for my son, he’s at Hoggard so he couldn’t be here, so I figured Adam would like to have that,” customer Scott Proctor said. “I met Guy last January when he was here down at Something Fishy, so it’s neat when celebrities come to town and give Wilmington some recognition for the great food that’s here.”Related Article: First movie filmed in Wilmington released 35 years agoNo word yet on what Webb ate, if he participated in a challenge, or when the episode will air.The show also filed permits to film on Wrightsville Beach.Joe’s Oasis Owner Cathy Krizner said the crew will be at their restaurant, located at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, Wednesday. The crew wants to know how they make their pierogies, including their five-pound pierogi, and other house specialties. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cooking Channel’s Man v. Food was filming in Wilmington Tuesday at a popular spot for burritos.In Man v. Food, Host Casey Webb travels the country searching for America’s most delicious dishes and ultimate eating challenges.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_img “Hurricane Florence was a devastating storm that swamped homes, businesses, farms, schools and entire communities. But the devastation was quickly followed by amazing acts of bravery and kindness from first responders, volunteers, and neighbors helping neighbors, and impressive cooperation among local, state and federal partners to get help to those in need,” Governor Cooper said. “People hit hard by Florence are determined to recover and we’re determined to rebuild North Carolina stronger and smarter.”The governor traveled to Craven County and Jones County Tuesday to check on recovery progress.North Carolina’s wettest storm on record, Hurricane Florence moved slowly across the state for days, dropping more than 8 trillion gallons of water according to the National Weather Service. Some areas got as much as 35 inches of rain. As a result, many communities experienced catastrophic flooding.Related Article: Charges dismissed against woman who sheltered animals during FlorenceThe storm took the lives of 44 people in North Carolina. Many more lives were saved by the heroic work of first responders. During and after the storm, 5,214 people and 1,067 animals were rescued and evacuated by first responders, including local law enforcement and firefighters, State Highway Patrol troopers, Marine Patrol Officers, 2,800 National Guard soldiers and 70 swift water rescue teams.North Carolina suffered an estimated $17 billion in damages from Hurricane Florence. More than $1.2 billion in state and federal help is already approved for North Carolina, and Gov. Cooper is pushing for more recovery help from Washington.To lead the state’s efforts to rebuild smarter and stronger the wake of Hurricane Florence, Gov. Cooper established the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR, in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The office provides disaster recovery coordination with services that include oversight of recovery funding, processing of program applications, construction and vendor management, and public outreach and education, among many other responsibilities. With NCORR up and running, North Carolina is now on the road to recovery with a team of state, federal and volunteer partners dedicated to helping communities rebuild to be more resilient and better prepared to weather future storms.Here’s the fact sheet on Hurricane Florence recovery. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Six months after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, storm survivors are getting help to recover and work is underway to make homes, businesses and infrastructure more resilient.However, much work lies ahead and North Carolina and its recovery partners are committed to helping people and communities rebuild, Governor Roy Cooper said today.- Advertisement – last_img read more