13 Jul

London rents climb higher as affordability falls across the UK

first_img London rents climb higher as affordability falls across the UK London rents increased in the three months ending June, new figures show, as housing affordability continues to decline. Average London rents were 4.5 per cent higher over the period compared with the same period last year, according to figures released today from Rightmove. UK rents excluding London climbed 4.2 per cent.Rightmove’s head of lettings Sam Mitchell said the rises were fuelled by demand outstripping supply in many of the sought-after areas, especially in the East of England and the more affordable areas of London.As the economy has recovered over the last year demand has climbed. This can be seen by a 52 per cent annual increase in the number of email enquiries across the UK, Rightmove said.It comes after figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics revealed that house prices were up 5.7 per cent year-on-year in May. They grew by less in London where prices increased 4.7 per cent. Other numbers suggest people are having difficulty buying. The number of mortgages given for home purchases was just 49,000 in May, down 15.8 per cent on the year, data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showed yesterday. CML director Paul Smee expects the number of mortgages to recover gradually. However, he added: “we cannot ignore the continuing affordability constraints caused by high house prices relative to earnings which will work in a contrary direction.”The CML figures also reveal that first-time buyers are paying their lowest mortgage costs relative to their income since 2005. However, affordability checks and hefty deposits are weighing on purchases. Tuesday 14 July 2015 9:10 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL center_img Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

4 Jul

News / Anger at ‘bureaucratic’ IMO’s ‘lack of urgency’ on cleaning up shipping

first_img By Mike Wackett 18/11/2019 The IMO has decided on a goal-setting approach by member states to decarbonise shipping, rather than progress the proposals put forward by some members for a mandatory speed reduction on vessels.  The strategy, decided last week in London, not to opt for speed restrictions has angered the members of the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) who blasted the IMO for its “bureaucracy” and “lack of urgency”. An IMO working group agreed a draft text that will be put forward to the next Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting in March. The text urges member states to develop and update a voluntary national action plan, which includes an improvement in the domestic and legislative implementation of existing regulations and a commitment to develop activities to further enhance the energy efficiency of ships, along with initiating the research and the uptake of alternative low- and zero-carbon fuels. The IMO said that during the working group sessions “a number of proposals were discussed”, including an Energy Efficiency Ship Index (EEXI), mandatory power limitations on ships, measures to optimise speed on a voyage and speed limiters. According to the UK Chamber of Shipping,“after lengthy discussions it was clear that there was no appetite for prescriptive speed reduction regulation”. However, the UK Chamber, which is against the implementation of speed restrictions on shipping, arguing among other things that it would require more ships to be built with ‘old’ technology to take up the slack, said there was a “positive outcome” from the meeting. Shipping policy director Anna Ziou said: “The progress made sets the right direction of travel and is a good foundation for the IMO’s work to put the strategy into action.” Meanwhile, the CSC said measures were “urgently needed” if the IMO’s plan, agreed in April last year to half emissions from shipping by 2050 was to be met. Bill Hemmings, shipping director of CSC member, transport & environment, said: “Time is running short but that’s not the feeling you get inside the room. The commitment last April to agree and implement in the short-term immediate emissions reduction measures has fallen foul of procedure, bureaucracy and delay spearheaded by countries that were never really on board.” Mr Hemmings named the key member states as the US, Saudi Arabia and Brazil that “spearheaded” the movement against mandatory speed restrictions. And John Maggs, senior policy advisor at fellow CSC member Seas at Risk, was equally damming of the IMO’s decision not to implement vessel speed restrictions at this time. “Ships have deployed slow-steaming over the past decade in a way that has seen dramatic reductions in emissions. The world is not blind to this,” said Mr Maggs. He said that the speeds of ships “must initially be capped” and “then progressively lowered” and suggested that the “commitment of many at the IMO to genuinely reduce ship emissions” was absent. Nevertheless, several shipowners and operators The Loadstar has spoken to in recent weeks argued that they were already operating their vessels at the lowest speeds recommended by engine manufacturers, in order to conserve fuel and cut voyage costs to the bone. Indeed, one executive from a major container carrier said: “Our masters are under strict instructions not to ‘put their foot down’ unless it is a matter of safety; if we miss a berth window so be it, we have a network that can adjust to that and it is generally cheaper than burning the extra fuel.” © Kjrstudio last_img read more

4 Jul

News / KLM relaunches combis for medical relief flights as US adds pressure to capacity

first_img KLM has backtracked on its decision to ground its combi aircraft by using them to set up an air bridge between Amsterdam and China on behalf of Philips.The news comes as reports suggest that the US government, under its CRAF scheme, has reserved several US-registered freighters from several CRAF airlines for its exclusive use, putting additional pressure on air freight capacity – and putting European and other freighters in greater demand.KLM, following a public letter published in The Loadstar last month, urging the group to continue flying the aircraft in the current environment, insisted that the combi aircraft would stay grounded.Stan Wraight, president of SASI, noted in the letter to AF-KLM chiefs: “Now more than ever these aircraft are needed to support humanitarian requirements for goods and services… It is not an obligation, but it is certainly what morally you should be thinking of  doing. The world will thank you in the end for this initiative, and I know the logistics community will back you.” By Alex Lennane 09/04/2020 And, in a statement this morning, KLM said: “In view of the 90% decline in flights and anticipated future capacity, KLM previously decided in early March that it would phase out its remaining Boeing 747s in April 2020, instead of in the summer of 2021. For the benefit of this air bridge, however, KLM will now redeploy two Boeing 747 combi aircraft to be used specifically on these two routes during the designated period.”Mr Wraight, a former KLM Cargo executive, said after the announcement that, with the additional pressure on capacity owing to the US government decision, the combis were more important than ever.“We need to get as many aircraft as possible flying,” he said. “This is fantastic news for European efforts to control this ugly and vicious disease.“Freighters are being diverted by the US government from the market for its use only, so this will help tremendously.“Go KLM Blue! I love that company still.”Noting the “major shortage in capacity” and the high demand for speedy shipments of medical equipment, KLM said it had “joined hands with Royal Philips and the Dutch government to create a special cargo air bridge between the Netherlands and China. In addition to these parties, many others are seeking additional capacity. The air bridge to Asia will be launched on 13 April​”.The aircraft will operate two weekly flights to Beijing and three a week to Shanghai, adding some 250 tonnes of capacity each way per week. The flights will supplement the “skeleton schedule” that took effect on 29 March.The carrier added that its full freighters would continue to operate on north Atlantic routes, which Philips will also use between Amsterdam and the US, as well as to the south Atlantic and Africa.“I believe it is incredibly important that KLM can be of service to broader Dutch society in this time of crisis,” said KLM president and chief executive Pieter Elbers.“This is perfectly exemplified by the initiative from Philips to join hands with KLM in seeking a solution for freeing-up cargo capacity between Europe and China for essential medical supplies. I am very proud that the professional and dedicated staff of both companies have managed to realise this initiative at such short notice.”Philips chief executive Frans van Houten added: “In combination with the existing air bridge to the United States, we can now more rapidly transport essential medical equipment and supplies between the US, Europe and China, thereby ensuring that healthcare professionals can be more rapidly assisted in their battle against the coronavirus.”last_img read more

23 Jun

In a Byzantine health system, navigators help at-risk patients find their way

first_img Related: @AllisonRBond Allison Bond CHELSEA, Mass. — Ms. P needed a colonoscopy. She’d been losing weight and had noticed blood in her stool; both are red flags for colon cancer. Yet after her doctor delivered that news, she didn’t book the procedure for weeks.Ms. P was a recent immigrant from Venezuela and spoke almost no English. Although her primary care doctor and she had a long discussion with the help of an interpreter, it turned out, she was still confused about the importance and meaning of the test, how to make the appointment, and how to arrange transportation to get there.Even patients who read and speak English fluently face challenges navigating the increasingly Byzantine health care system. But patients who are less well-equipped, whether because of poverty, education level, or cultural barriers, are at a particular disadvantage when it comes to getting the health care they need.advertisement For these patients, seemingly small concerns, such as how and when to make a doctor’s appointment or how to get to the clinic, play an outsize role in their care. For instance, women without the skills to understand and process essential health information — a capacity known as health literacy — are twice as likely to have never received a Pap test and are 50 percent less likely to have had a mammogram in the past two years compared to those with better health literacy.That’s why a new idea is gaining hold: a kind of medical buddy system.advertisement Patient navigators can serve crucial roles in hospitals Transportation shouldn’t be a barrier to health care First OpinionIn a Byzantine health system, navigators help at-risk patients find their way The job is something of a mix of interpreter, community health worker, and social worker. Navigators help patients make and attend appointments, help find resources such as transportation vouchers, and support and advocate for patients in discussions with their doctor or insurer — or even with family members.These positions are often paid for by the hospital itself or by private foundations, rather than via insurance. That’s one big reason many patient navigators to date have been employed in cancer care, where more funding exists.Yet the role is not without detractors, who say that despite good intentions, health navigators could make an already large health care team even bigger and more disconnected.‘A lightbulb went off’I’ve become familiar with the work of patient navigators in my role as a resident of internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Patient navigator Joanne Toussaint, who works at MGH’s Chelsea HealthCare Center, has a lot of Spanish-speaking patients; her fluency in the language and experience living in and traveling to Spanish-speaking countries have made her especially adept at serving as an intermediary. For example, a patient who is told that a “light” breakfast is permissible the morning of a test might think this small meal could entail a hefty helping of rice and beans, when in actuality that much food could mean the test has to be cancelled. Toussaint has learned to convey that in advance.Toussaint recalls one patient, a Somali man, whose doctor had recommended a colonoscopy. The man initially flatly refused the test, and since he did not know how to read or write, that put the brakes on the doctor’s plan to send him home with pamphlets to hopefully change his mind.Yet sitting alongside the patient and the interpreter, Toussaint saw crucial cultural interpretation in action. The interpreter, searching for an explanation, compared the laxative drink taken to prepare for the test to one commonly imbibed in Somalia. A lightbulb went off, Toussaint said.“Once we started talking about that drink and how it interacted as you drank it, it really gave the gentleman an understanding of preparing for a colonoscopy because he could contextualize it and relate to it,” she said. The interpreter drew pictures to explain when throughout the day the patient should drink the laxative. The patient took those home with him, and pledged to be back for the test later that week.Research has shown that attention to these kinds of details can make a real difference in health outcomes. A recent study looked at patients at Mass. General clinics who were on the fringes of the medical system either because they didn’t speak English, had missed a recent appointment, or were overdue for at least one routine cancer screening. Half of the 1,600 patients were assigned a navigator. At the end of the eight-month trial, those patients were nearly twice as likely to have had a cancer screening test as those without a navigator, the clinicians found.An expensive solutionAs of 2003, more than 200 US cancer care programs had navigators in place; experts estimate that number is now close to 500. And patient navigator programs are required at all 30 medical centers funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program.Outside of cancer medicine, however, navigators have been slower to catch on, said Sima Kahn, president of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants and a former obstetrician-gynecologist who now works as a patient navigator.Kahn sees her new profession as an outgrowth of her old one — with a greater focus on patient advocacy. “Nurses and doctors have been advocating for family members our whole careers, and it was a piece I felt was getting cut out of medical care more and more.”Still, the concept has its critics. For one thing, navigators are expensive. It’s estimated that roughly 1,000 patients would need to be assigned health navigators to save a single life from cancer — and that costs valuable health care dollars.Another concern is that as more specialists and subspecialists join a patient’s medical team, navigators may risk complicating the system rather than simplifying it.For instance, a navigator may be mistaken for a medical professional by patients or family members. In those instances, “the person they ask has to be able to say, ‘I really don’t know the answer to that, but I will do my best to find out for you,’” said Carol Levine, director of the families and health care project at the United Hospital Fund in New York. “It’s about acknowledging that it’s a hard question and that the right person needs to answer it.” About the Author Reprints Related: Tags cancerhospitals By Allison Bond Jan. 4, 2017 Reprints [email protected] Learning to navigateIn many navigator success stories, the end goal is to become obsolete. With time, “patients become empowered and responsible for their own care,” Toussaint said.She remembers one patient who struggled to get radiation treatment for her breast cancer.The patient, who was originally from Honduras, spoke no English. Every week, Toussaint met with her to discuss the crucial logistics of her care, from how she would fit her daily treatments in alongside full-time work, to the best way to get to the cancer clinic.“I went to an appointment or two with her so she felt comfortable with how to get there,” Toussaint said. Together, they took the hospital shuttle from the community clinic to the cancer center, and Toussaint showed her how to find her doctor’s building and floor. Toussaint arranged door-to-door transportation to her appointments, and with a hospital social worker, finagled grocery coupons to offset the cost of travel. When the patient got lost or had questions about the timing of her ride, Toussaint was on the phone with her. Ultimately, the woman finished the full regimen of radiation treatment without missing a single session.Since then, Toussaint said, the patient has done well.“We are there to get them through, and they appreciate our help, but eventually they do not need us anymore.” There are only about 500 so-called patient navigators nationwide, but their visibility is growing. Some come to the job with medical training, but that’s not requisite — just as often the key qualification is a certain language or cultural expertise. Patient navigator Joanne Toussaint talks to a patient at the Chelsea HealthCare Center. Mass General Photo Departmentlast_img read more

20 Jun

In Pictures: Rain fails to dampen the style at Ardscoil na Trionoide Debs

first_img GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Debs season is well and truly underway around the county – and we strayed over the county border last night to a school where a number of Laois lads and girls were in attendance.The pupils of Ardscoil na Trionoide in Athy are certainly able to strut their stuff.There was a serious array of dresses and fawning mammies galore as the girls turned out.While the lads didn’t let themselves either with a serious array of shiney shoes and class suits.The Kildare school was extremely well represented and in fairness to their dates, they scrubbed up rather well as well. Twitter TAGSArdscoil na TrionoideDebs GAA In Pictures: Rain fails to dampen the style at Ardscoil na Trionoide Debs WhatsApp As always, our intrepid photographer Julie Anne Miller was on hand to capture the action in Top Square in Portlaoise.She will be at further debs throughout the month too.Check out all her photos below: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By Julie Anne Miller – 20th August 2019 Facebook SEE ALSO – Nominations are now open for Laois’s hottest redheads and Golden Oldies Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Rain fails to dampen the style at Ardscoil na Trionoide… LifestyleOut and About Previous articleFisherstown Tractor and Truck Run raises €26,510 for Laois HospiceNext articleWATCH: Downey’s Car of the Week – 161 Audi A6 for €24,950 Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! Pinterest GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterestlast_img read more

18 Jun

Fixed income managers believe in double dip: Fitch

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Investor sentiment,  Institutional investors “With much of world growth dependent on emerging market dynamism, this sharp swing in sentiment partly reflects investor concerns over recent signs of a slowing in many of these emerging economies,” said Monica Insoll, managing director in Fitch’s credit market research group. Respondents expressed a more negative sentiment on the outlook for fundamental credit conditions in the emerging market sovereign sector than in Q3, with 41% of respondents now expecting deterioration, up from 32%. More than one-third of survey respondents (36%) also said EM sovereign credit quality is over-stated and at risk of crisis. “Fitch’s baseline global economic forecasts do not project a double dip scenario, but the risk of recession has increased given current intensified financial market volatility could drive risk aversion further, which in turn would lead to tighter credit conditions,” says Maria Malas-Mroueh, director in Fitch’s sovereign team. The survey, completed on October 31, represents the views of managers of an estimated US$5.8 trillion of fixed income assets. Canadian firms risk missing out on young investors: study Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Investors bullish on Q1 returns while advisors remain cautious Investors bullish on Bitcoin, while advisors remain “overwhelmingly pessimistic” A new survey of European fixed income investors finds that most now see a high risk of a double dip recession. The survey, carried out by Fitch Ratings, finds that 70% of investors now believe there is a high risk of a double dip recession compared to 40% in the previous survey, which was completed at the end of the second quarter; and 21% who saw that risk, at the end of the first quarter. Related news read more

18 Jun

Finance Montreal announces Montreal FinTech Station

first_imgSun Life building and Place Ville Marie, downtown Monteral demerzel21/123RF Quebec drops small biz tax rate, extends tax for financial institutions Keywords Quebec,  Fintech Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff Finance Montreal has launched  the Montreal FinTech Station with financial support from the Quebec government, the organization announced on Monday.The new station’s mission will be to support the development of new businesses in the financial technology sector as well as help major financial institutions with their digital transformation. Estateably expands to Alberta Mogo to acquire investing app Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The new venture will be headed by Matthieu Cardinal, vice president, fintech development and corporate affairs, whose leadership contributed to the Canada FinTech Forum’s significant growth since its first edition in 2013.“We hope to make the Montreal FinTech Station a state-of-the-art space that is dialed in to the global trends revolutionizing financial services. At the Station, financial sector players of all sizes will solve real business problems. Together, we will help create the financial solutions of tomorrow, to the benefit of companies and citizens,” said Matthieu Cardinal, in a statement.“The Montreal FinTech Station will be Finance Montreal’s flagship project for years to come. It is the achievement of the team’s dedication, as well as the invaluable support of the Government of Quebec, which believed in our vision and to which we owe a debt of gratitude. This project will make it possible to develop Quebec’s fintech community and help bolster Montreal’s position as an innovative financial hub,” added Louis Lévesque, chief executive officer of Finance Montreal.The new station will open in downtown Montreal in the fall of 2019.last_img read more

4 Jun

Vodafone Idea posts $690M loss, plans equity infusion

first_img Joseph Waring AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 NOV 2018 Vodafone Idea, the largest mobile player in India after its recent merger, reported a massive loss in its first quarter of operation and said it will explore raising up to INR250 billion ($3.5 billion) in new capital.The operator said its board set up a committee to evaluate potential routes for raising fresh equity, with nearly three-quarters to come from its two main shareholders, Vodafone Group and Aditya Birla Group.In a statement Vodafone Idea said: “The board remains optimistic about the long-term outlook for the market and the future for the business, and recognises that further equity funding is required in order to ensure that the company has sufficient balance sheet flexibility to successfully execute its strategy.”An after-tax loss of INR49.7 billion in the operator’s fiscal Q2 2019 ending 30 September included a one-time charge of INR5.66 billion, which mainly covered integration and merger-related costs. Reported revenue stood at INR76.6 billion in the quarter, while pro-forma revenue fell 7.1 per cent sequentially to INR120 billion.In late August Vodafone India and Idea Cellular completed their long-awaited merger, creating the country’s largest mobile operator with more than 400 million subscribers. The results are not comparable to earlier periods because they cover Idea Cellular during the period up to 30 August and Vodafone Idea from 31 August to 30 September.IntegrationVodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma said: “We remain focused on accelerating integration momentum for higher synergy realisation; expanding coverage and capacity of our 4G network; providing the best of customer experience to our retail and enterprise customers; and in creating an agile and future-fit organisation.”The operator lost 13 million subscribers in the quarter to end September with 422 million subs. It said headline tariffs remained stable in the quarter, but customer migration to lower ARPU offerings led to a 4.7 per cent quarter-on-quarter decline in ARPU to INR88.Data usage per customer increased to 5.6GB per month from 5GB the previous quarter, while its overall broadband customer base rose to 99.7 million, a net addition of 4.4 million. Broadband subscriber penetration reached 23.6 per cent at end-September.Expanded coverageThe company said its broadband coverage is now available in around 261,000 towns and villages, covering about 817 million people or 67.6 per cent of the population.Capex in the quarter totaled INR33 billion. It added nearly 24,900 3G and 4G sites during the quarter, taking the overall count to 365,575.The company also said it would actively explore the sale of its fibre network, noting several parties indicated a interest in acquiring the assets which consist of more than 156,000km fibre routes.Vodafone Group, with a 45 per cent share in the merged company, said a €7.8 billion loss in the six months to end-September included a €3.4 billion dip from stripping Vodafone India out of its figures, following the merger. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleAT&T, Verizon finance heads warn 5G revenue will take timeNext ArticleTrue returns to Q3 profit on brisk mobile growth Vodafone Idea benefits from subscriber growth trend India research company bullish on operator ARPU Related Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Tags Home Vodafone Idea posts $690M loss, plans equity infusion Fresh funds sought by Vodafone Idea Author Vodafone Idealast_img read more

27 May

Connecting Communities

first_imgOn a cold, foggy November day, about 20 elementary students from the Blackfeet Nation braved early winter conditions and headed west to Muldown Elementary School in Whitefish.Along that 100-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 2, the students anxiously waited to meet their Muldown pen pals who they’d been writing to since the school year started.Through Blackfeet at HeART, a nonprofit program connecting cultures through art, students at Cuts Wood School in Browning are able to travel, meet and collaborate with Muldown students in Whitefish and create art together.“The students are able to build friendships and show each other how they’re able to help their community,” said Charles Kennedy, a teacher at Cuts Wood School in Browning.Once the students met each other, Hockaday Museum of Art consultant Smokey Rides At The Door presented traditional Blackfeet art to an attentive audience. Art pieces included drums, war bonnets and buckskins made out of buffalo hide.After the presentation, Cuts Wood students helped Muldown students learn the Blackfoot language with a pictograph matching card game called Nitsinkensin.“Our students are able to teach the Whitefish students the Blackfoot language,” Kennedy said. “That’s what we take pride in our school is public speaking and leadership.”This all led to the main craft of the day — elk rawhide journaling. The traditional Blackfeet journaling method traces back to the Cuts Wood students’ ancestors, when they drew pictographs on rawhide to illustrate everyday Blackfeet Indian life.In the spring, Pam Gianos’ third grade class at Muldown will head to Browning where they will bring their own art project to the Cuts Wood students.Both Kennedy and Gianos said their students were excited to meet their pen pals last week and are looking forward to another gathering in the spring. Muldown third-grader Kimberly Owen said she was so excited to meet her pen pal that she “was jumping up and down.”Gianos says the meeting allowed the kids to put a face to the name that students were interacting with via snail mail all fall.“The biggest benefit is we don’t have a lot of diversity in Whitefish,” Gianos said. “It introduces my kids to the Indigenous people that were here 10,000 years before we came.”Students have the opportunity to connect through the Blackfeet at HeART program organized by Sue Fletcher of Whitefish. She founded it after forming friendships with artists in Browning and realized their lack of art supplies.“They were so talented but the materials were so inferior,” Fletcher said.She and her cofounder, Sue Cox, who is no longer with the program, began donating supplies to artists on the Blackfeet Reservation and holding workshops.Before Blackfeet at HeART became a nonprofit, Fletcher put an advertisement in the Browning newspaper that said, “Free Art Supplies.” Sixty-four people including emerging artists, teachers and kids called the phone number.“We were able to grant the wishes for 64 people,” Fletcher said. “They couldn’t believe it. There were tears and there was disbelief.”After that moment, Fletcher and Cox gained nonprofit status for Blackfeet at HeART and began donating to schools, shelters and individuals.“We’ve gotten art supplies into every classroom on the reservation,” she said.The nonprofit has since evolved from donations and funding to student collaborations with Muldown and Cuts Wood in hopes of connecting communities.“As the crow flies, these two communities are not that far, but they’ve maintained this separateness,” Fletcher said. “We’re creating a bridge of understanding across the Continental Divide.”For more information, visit [email protected] Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

26 May

Oh deer, rebels without a ‘Claus’ spotted in Inishowen!

first_img Pinterest Garda have issued a warning over deer crossing in North Inishowen.On three occasions overnight, Gardaí encountered a herd of deer crossing the road on the mountain road, just outside Carndonagh.The deer appeared to be staying fairly close to the roadside.Gardai are urging road users in the area to be aware and to remain alert.Gardai understand that it is almost that time of year when deer would usually be about but say that these fellows appear to have arrived a few days early.They are reminding the public to always drive with caution and at a safe speed and ensure that you are always in a position to stop safely should the unexpected occur. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleIHF warn of ‘significant job losses’ if new restrictions go aheadNext articleBrexit: Hard border will be avoided & Good Friday agreement protected News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Oh deer, rebels without a ‘Claus’ spotted in Inishowen! Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – December 18, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more