Causeway Coast and Glens Council ratepayers ‘may face 15% hike in rates’

17 Jan

According to press reports today Causeway Coast and Glens Council is ‘facing financial meltdown’ and ratepayers in the area may face a increase in their rates of over 15%. Independent Councillor Padraig McShane told the Irish News that he received a copy of minutes from a meeting held last month by senior staff. Its claimed that the documents suggest that the council was £75million in debt and “suggested a 15 per cent increase in rates would be needed next year … Read more

Brexit reflections from Lee Rotherham

17 Jan

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from veteran eurosceptic activist Lee Rotherham, who was Director of Special Projects at Vote Leave. […]

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Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone both make weight for UFC 246 showdown but Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso fight is cancelled

17 Jan

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone overcame the final hurdle before their much-anticipated UFC 246 fight as they both made weight for the bout. ‘Cowboy’ was the first man out and and hit exactly 170lbs. McGregor was out next and weighed exactly the same. The Irishman asked UFC staff how heavy his opponent came in at […]

Transfer news and football gossip: Cavani ‘offered’ to Manchester United for free, Chelsea favourites for Werner, Tottenham want Man City ace

17 Jan rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online… Manchester United will be offered Edinson Cavani on a free transfer in the summer. The striker is currently at Paris Saint-Germain but looks set to leave the Ligue 1 club when his contract ends after the current campaign. Cavani […]

Rangers charged for failing to control players against Celtic and Hibernian but Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent avoid individual sanction for gestures

17 Jan

Rangers will be punished for gestures made by Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent during their victory at Celtic, however, both players have escaped individual action. The Scottish Football Association has charged Gers with failing to ensure players and officials conduct themselves in an orderly fashion against Hibernian and Celtic in December. However, Kent and Morelos […]

Guardian columnist Owen Jones tells court of ‘unrelenting’ abuse from ‘far-right sympathisers’

17 Jan

Guardian columnist Owen Jones has been the subject of an “unrelenting” campaign of abuse by far-right sympathisers and receives daily death threats, a court has heard. Jones, 35, made the comments at the court hearing of a man accused of launching a homophobic attack on him in a pub last year. James Healy, 40, allegedly … Continue reading “Guardian columnist Owen Jones tells court of ‘unrelenting’ abuse from ‘far-right sympathisers'”

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Martin Keown praises Arsenal for Shkodran Mustafi abuse video but tells defender to ‘take responsibility and come back fighting’

17 Jan

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has told Shkodran Mustafi to ‘take responsibility’ for his mistakes and ‘come back fighting’, after he opened up about the abuse he has faced from fans. On Friday, the Gunners posted a video of the defender revealing how criticism aimed at him on social media has affected his performances for the […]

Will Christian Eriksen start despite Inter Milan transfer rumours? How Tottenham could line up against Watford

17 Jan

Tottenham face Watford in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off – live on talkSPORT. Jose Mourinho’s men continue to be inconsistent as he deals with injuries through the spine of his squad and will no doubt fear visiting a Hornets side who have experienced a renaissance under new boss Nigel Pearson. Spurs have two wins and […]

Alonso: Dakar Rally return would be to win

17 Jan

Alonso, who has been sampling various motorsport categories after leaving Formula 1 as a two-time champion, posted a best stage finish of runner-up in a Toyota Gazoo-run Hilux in his first Dakar outing.Though a stop for repairs on the second stage and …