A disabled woman is having to pay hundreds of poun

first_imgA disabled woman is having to pay hundreds of pounds extra to fly to Canada to visit a friend because British Airways (BA) has refused to make a simple alteration to a ticket she bought for one of her two personal assistants (PAs).Rachael Monk, from Dumfries and Galloway, has accused BA of disability discrimination.She always needs two PAs with her, and so had to buy three tickets for a long-planned trip to Canada to visit her closest friend, Steph.Monk started planning the trip at the beginning of 2017 and bought the tickets last July.When one of the PAs she had bought a ticket for later resigned and pulled out of the trip, she asked BA to change the name on one of the tickets so that another PA could travel with her instead.But the airline refused and said she would have to buy a new ticket, which at this week’s prices was set to cost her more than £750 extra.It also told her that the £90 BA insurance policy she had bought did not cover the situation she found herself in.Monk – who was previously part of the Disability Rights Commission’s learning disability action group, and has advised the Scottish government and been involved with People First groups in London and Carlisle – said she believed BA had failed to make a reasonable adjustment for her and therefore had discriminated against her under the Equality Act.She said: “I think it is awful that big companies do this and make so much money and could easily have let me change a name on the ticket rather than go through all of this stress.“In the meantime, whilst I have been waiting answers the price of the (fourth) ticket has increased by a further £300.“If I didn’t need 24-hour support, with two PAs, due to my disability I would be able to buy one ticket like everyone else.“The extra cost to cover is most unfair on people with a low income.”She was so concerned about what she saw as a discriminatory policy that she contacted BA’s chair and every one of its directors, but not one of them replied to her.She is concerned not only about the extra cost for herself, but that other disabled people who use PAs may have to pay similar fees.After being contacted by Disability News Service, BA refused to say if it believed it had discriminated against Rachael Monk, if it would allow her to change the name of her PA on her ticket, or if it would change its policy to allow other disabled people to do this in the future.But a BA spokeswoman said in a statement: “We do everything we can to help customers when their travel plans change and offer a 24-hour cooling-off period so they can check that the name on the ticket matches the name on their passport. “After this time, we will correct spelling mistakes on all of our tickets, and on many we allow changes to the date or time of a flight. “However, we don’t allow customers to transfer their tickets as this could lead to a secondary market of trading in airline tickets.“We are sorry to hear that our customer has been let down by her personal assistant.“We offer a range of tickets including fully flexible and refundable options and always advise customers to choose the product that meets their individual needs.“We also recommend that our customers purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy.”last_img read more

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Labours latest party political broadcast airing

first_imgLabour’s latest party political broadcast, airing tonight ahead of local elections on May 2nd, focusses on crime.The documentary-style film features police officer Mike from Chippenham, mother Collet in London, pensioner Andy from Gloucester and ex-youth worker Sharon from Liverpool, all sharing their personal experiences of crime.Their stories highlight the impact of Tory austerity, as previous broadcasts have done. This PPB particularly centres on spending cuts affecting youth services and policing, which has led to police station closures.Unlike the last PPB, Jeremy Corbyn does not feature in this film – nor any Labour politician – and there is no voice-over.Labour’s wider message during this campaign can be summed up as: “Austerity isn’t over”. The party wants to communicate that it is willing to reverse cuts, especially to schools and police, and invest in communities.Below is the full text.Andy: Well to be honest, I’m still a bit nervous of going out in the dark. I’ll be honest about that.Girls: The statistics are so high and it’s actually quite scary, like when you go out, not even for yourself but for the people you know, and I can’t imagine how scary it must be for our parents.Collet: James was very excited coming to the UK. But when you’re in Jamaica, you’re coming abroad, you’re thinking, ‘I’m going to a foreign country’.Sharon: We held a Halloween party on Scargreen fields a few years ago, and a couple of the local young lads seen a yellow jacket walking across the fields and they were like, ‘we’re off, here’s the plod’. And we said, ‘it’s only Jackie, you know Jackie. Jackie’s been in the school with you since you were that big’. And they were like, ‘oh that’s sound then, we’ll stay’.Andy: Well I was on my mobility scooter going up to the shop actually, and I couldn’t get between the lamppost and the curb edge because there was a guy stood there. So I said to him, quite naturally, ‘excuse me can I get by please?’Mike: One of the police’s key roles is to reduce crime and just doing enforcement doesn’t get that. Police have to get into communities, they have to get into schools, they have to get into youth centres.Collet: After moving here, I began to be aware of stabbings that were happening, and it seems so normalised. And I was worried for my sons.Sharon: As a youth worker years ago, there was a lot more of you. So having enough youth workers to go around is really hard.Andy: All of a sudden, without saying a word, he swung a punch at me, boom, about here. And continued, he hit me, in actual fact, about a dozen times. I just wondered what was happening.Collet: The boy that James saved had an altercation with a boy, and the boy showed him a knife. The boy then went over to him and took it off him, and then he sent a message to his friend, and said this boy has taken my shank and this is going to be a wrap, which means they’re gonna go look for him, to kill him.Sharon: A few years ago we had a really active working partnership the police, the councillors, the local housing associations and stuff like that. But over the last, I’d say the last three years, to me it’s like after a war. Everything’s been cut, everything’s gone.Mike: You know that this was a hub for policing in this part of the county. I worked here on a major incident room, traffic officers, intelligence officers, CID officers, all worked out of this station. The Conservatives reduced the amount of money spent on policing, this led to police stations like this closing down.Sharon: Everything’s going downhill very fast, and I mean on the incident with me, and believe me there is far worse that is happening than what happened to me.Collet: They came looking for that boy, they attacked him, and that was when James saw what was happening, the community saw what was happening. James intervened, they ran, except the one that remained. James was then trying to get the knife from him, but he switched the hand and put the knife in the other hand, and stabbed James in the heart. Where is the safety mechanism in place for these young people? Where is a source for them to speak to someone, to prevent them from committing such acts?Tags:Crime /Labour /PPB /Party Political Broadcast /Tory austerity /police cuts /last_img read more

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Trump NIMBYs Illegal Clubs and Drag Queens Top Stories of 2016

first_img“Arrests, Chaos as Supporters of Hunger Strikers Clash with Sheriff’s Deputies” by Joe Rivano Barros and Laura Wenus — It was the capstone to a weeks-long ordeal: After 17 days without food, a group of five hunger strikers known as the Frisco Five, who had been camped outside the Mission police station calling for the firing of Chief Greg Suhr, were sent to the hospital, ending their fast. That night, groups of protesters assembled within City Hall and refused to leave, prompting sheriff’s deputies to force them out in a violent clash that saw several reporters manhandled and 33 protesters arrested. 0% Sheriff’s deputies push protesters, journalists onto ground at #Frisco5 #hungerforjusticesf rally pic.twitter.com/meczDhMwrb— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) May 7, 2016 Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img Trump and tattoos, homophobia and housing, billionaires, fires, prostitutes, and gambling — the Mission did not disappoint this year in its ability to serve up both tragedy, humor, and all the news in between. Mission Local was there to capture it all, from the Trump supporters kicked out of Zeitgeist bar to the news that Silicon Valley venture capitalists were funding a homeless tent ban — news we broke that went national in the following days.Housing projects were approved and delayed, tenants were evicted, homeless encampments were dismantled and displaced, and young men and women were shot and killed.There was another horrific fire: a five-alarm blaze that destroyed the corner of 29th and Mission and displaced dozens of residential tenants as well as long-time businesses like Cole Hardware and the 3300 Club. We devoted weeks to follow-up coverage that discovered the city failed to house all of the fire victims — as Mayor Ed Lee had promised. That reporting was a swift kick in the rear for city officials, who moved quickly to find homes for the remaining displaced.Through it all, our traffic increased, from just under 3 million page views for the year to 3.4 million. Increasingly we worry about sustainability and we launched a membership drive to bring our reader members up to 400. Right now, we are at 140. We rely on those memberships. Without your help, Mission Local would not be able to provide daily updates on the Frisco Five hunger strike or immediate reporting on the shootings, fires, protests, and other events that routinely occur in the neighborhood. If you value a news source dedicated solely to the Mission, please sign up for a membership and start giving. We won’t last without your support.Here are some of our most popular stories this year, sorted by category.Culture “Illicit Nightclub with Booze, Drugs Operated at Mission Hacker Hostel” by Laura Wenus — An undocumented immigrant tech worker starts a hacker hostel slash illegal late-night party in the Mission, drawing concerns from neighbors and resulting in at least one scuffle with his own bodyguards. Troy Do says he was pistol-whipped and robbed by the ex-military men after firing them for not removing gang members from his booze and drug-fueled parties. The whole thing was shut down soon after complaints brought the cops, and Do has left California.“Mission Tattoo Parlor Tagged for Trump Ties” by Laura Newberry — A San Francisco tale of Trump drama: A tattoo parlor in the Mission District is defaced and called out on social media after it’s revealed the boyfriend of the male shop owner is a Trumpista, controversial anywhere in the city but damn toxic in the Mission. Posts comparing Hillary Clinton to Hitler and touting Roosevelt quotes instructing immigrants to learn English did not go over well, and unknown perps tagged “Fuck Trump” on the tattoo shop’s facade. It continued a month later when a rock was thrown through the shop’s window.“Locals Flock to Dolores Park to Celebrate 4/15” by Laura Wenus and Laura Waxmann — Frisco Day, it was branded by organizers, a “direct response to gentrification” that brought San Francisco natives to Dolores Park in an attempt to “reclaim” it for those who have been pushed out due to gentrification. “Mission Dolores is a symbolic place because we feel like it was taken from us,” said Oscar Salinas, a local activist. “Over the years it was beautified, but not for us.” The normal, mostly white young crowd of park-goers sat on the rolling green hills as a smaller crowd of natives wearing 49ers gear and orange clothing gathered around Aztec dancers and their incense in a “celebration of love” for old San Francisco.Restaurant Reviews by Maria C. Ascarrunz — The Mission Beach Cafe, Californios, Cafe La Boheme and more were reviewed this year in one of our more popular culture series, the restaurant reviews of new and old eateries in the neighborhood. Maria dives deep into the dishes, from the rabbit pot pie at Mission Beach Cafe to poc chuc, the signature dish at the Poc Chuc restaurant on 16th Street. Readers seemed to love having their local diners reviewed by us — though we admit our photos of the food leave something to be desired…Modern Times Bookstore on its penultimate day, November 14, 2016. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.Business Closures — We had a rash of business closures this year that collectively were some of our most read pieces. The vegan restaurant Herbivore, a mainstay for 19 years, closed in August; the neighborhood Goodwill announced it would shut down; and El Majahual, the Salvadoran-Colombian restaurant, also announced it was done. The leftist bookstore Modern Times also closed its doors after 45 years in the neighborhood, shuttering just a few weeks after Trump’s election. We also discovered that businesses on Valencia Street as a whole were having a hard time in the face of online retail land high rents. Not even the high-end boutique shops on the Mission’s glitziest street are immune from gentrification.Housing“In Stunner, City Strikes Down Major Mission Project” by Joe Rivano Barros — Housing is always contested in the Mission, where activists worry new developments will further gentrify the neighborhood, but it’s rare for City Hall to vote against new projects. But during a dramatic meeting in November, after activists on both sides of the project invoked Trump, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to delay a major project and instructed city staff to study the effects the project would have on gentrification in the Mission. It was a rare win for Mission activists and bodes ill for other developers hoping for speedy city approval.“Community Meeting on New Mission Housing Turns Ugly” by Joe Rivano Barros — Not all voices in housing meetings are unified. Some are leftist activists hoping for more affordability, others are genuine NIMBYs concerned about heights and shadows. Others are homophobic, as shown during a January meeting for a modest Mission Street project that saw one woman tell “gay man back there” to “go back to the Castro.” It was a shocking moment, and a rare one as far as neighborhood meetings go, but it made for a compelling glance into development battles in the Mission District.“Neighbors Double Down Against Mission Affordable Housing” by Joe Rivano Barros — The perfect NIMBY story: Group of homeowners on Shotwell Street continue their opposition to a fully affordable senior housing development coming near their million-dollar properties. The issue was the project’s height: at nine stories, it would cast a shadow over their homes, would be out of context in the low-lying residential area, and would bring in too many residents and too little parking, clogging nearby streets. But the game was up when a resident said there were too many low-income projects in that area of the Mission, and the group agreed. Affordable housing in San Francisco, they seemed to say, was good — but maybe not near their homes…Crime“Man Stabbed, Ten Robberies in Mission” by Jen Cohen — Our most read story this year was a monster recap of crime over one weekend in October. We often write summaries of the crimes and misdemeanors that happen in the neighborhood (as given to us by the police), and they’re often popular, but this list took the cake — a stabbing (non-fatal) and ten robberies that occurred over the first weekend of October, along with some shots fired, a suspected explosive device, and a hot prowl burglary. We’re glad to do the public service of announcing crimes, but this took us by surprise. No love for our daily coverage of the Frisco Five hunger strike or in-depth homelessness investigations? If it bleeds, it leads, we suppose.“19 Hospitalized After Eating Substance at Women’s Building in Mission District” by Joe Rivano Barros — Our second most-read was a tale of poisoning by edible marijuana: 19 people were hospitalized after a party at the Women’s Building turned south when several adults and children (the youngest a 6-year-old) were hospitalized after accidentally eating ring-shaped pot candy. The story was eye-grabbing (though it required little reporting) and prompted a press conference where one official said it was the largest incident of marijuana hospitalizations.The gambling den at 133 Lilac St. as seen from Lilac Alley. The Lilac Alley address is the back of the old Fizzary building on Mission Street. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.“Gambling and Prostitutes Thrive at Mission Street Den” by Joe Rivano Barros — The story that keeps on giving: An illegal gambling den that took over a Mission Street storefront in 2015 (and was the site of several complaints and a shooting then) reopened in the same building a year later, brazenly evading police shut down. Neighbors spoke to us anonymously, fearing retribution from the den’s owners, but described late-night parties, prostitutes, and parking problems on residential Lilac Alley for months. The police, neighbors said, were completely unresponsive.“Young Woman Shot, Killed on South Van Ness” by Laura Waxmann, Jen Cohen, and Joe Rivano Barros — The seventh Mission homicide of 2016 also claimed the neighborhood’s youngest victim: Lisa Williams was just 21 when she was gunned down at 3 a.m. in December, a week after another murder in the neighborhood. Williams was likely a prostitute working on the block, and some friends ran into a nearby homeless man’s tents following the first shots, later saying that the shooting went on for some time. A vigil was held the next night with a unicorn doll, balloons, and pictures of the young woman lit up by candles.Politics“Billionaires Back Bid to Ban Homeless Camps” by Rafael Roy — No need to wait for Trump for big money in politics: Mission Local reported a month before the November election that Silicon Valley venture capitalists were funding a homeless tent ban with some $50,000 in contributions each. The story of billionaires bankrolling what many advocates called an anti-homeless ballot measure was picked up by multiple outlets, from the Guardian to Breitbart, though they always seemed to forget to credit us for breaking the news…“Drag Queens React to Homeless Sweeps with Food and Clothes” by Joe Rivano Barros — In the wake of the Superbowl, and during a cold winter last February, homeless tents began sprouting up all along Division Street under the 101 freeway, bothering local businesses, residents, and newspaper columnists. The homeless said they were being forced from downtown to make room for the football festivities, prompting a group of drag queens to gather food, clothes, and other necessities and hand them out to the needy for free. “I am super angry at the Super Bowl pushing the homeless where they have nowhere to go,” said one drag queen, Jolene, who also works in the tech industry — San Francisco incarnate.Fires“Five Alarm Fire Displaces Dozens at 29th and Mission” by Laura Waxmann and Joe Rivano Barros — The Mission is plagued with devastating fires year after year, and 2016 was no exception. The five-alarm fire that consumed a city corner and displaced at least 41 residents and six businesses required months of follow-up coverage that unearthed an unresponsive housing start-up that managed the property and failure by the city to house all of the low-income tenants burned out of their building.Policing“Officer Involved in Shooting Could Face Discipline for Facebook Comment” by Laura Waxmann — Roger Morse, one of four San Francisco police officers who shot and killed Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill in March 2014, may be in hot water for improper conduct after he made an inopportune Facebook post. Morse wrote “Smiling. Ugh how about burning down his house and tazing his friend who pressed charges” on a Facebook article the day he was cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting death. While he was likely referencing incidents where Nieto burned a book and tased a friend, Nieto’s family and friends didn’t see it that way — and the Office of Citizen’s Complaint, which investigates complaints against officers, found something missing in his conduct as well.last_img read more

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ROYCE Simmons says he was proud to coach Saints in

first_imgROYCE Simmons says he was proud to coach Saints in their first game at Langtree Park but now it’s all about playing rugby league and getting results.His charges sit joint top of the league with five points from six and face an unbeaten Catalans this Friday.After the draw at Hull KR, he says a number of players are carrying knocks and bruises from the clash at Hull KR and he will continue to rotate his side to get the fittest players out on the field.“Earlier in the week we had a lot of players unable to train because of various muscle injuries and caulks so we ran with a lot of young kids,” he said. “I have been rotating my squad to make sure if anyone is carrying a knock they get chance to rest and everyone gets a hit out. If we get four injuries next week we will have players who have had a few hit outs that can come in and do a job for us.“I don’t think it’s a bad thing at this time of the season and it isn’t something new. Nathan brown did it at Huddersfield last season as did Tony Smith.”Mark Flanagan, Lee Gaskell and Paul Clough have been named in the 19-man squad with Ade Gardner and Josh Perry omitted.And being fit will be key this Friday as the physical Catalans come to Langtree Park.“They are a good side aren’t they?” Simmons continued. “Last year they had a tremendous season and this year they are stronger. They have good halves, are strong at hooker and have a good full back too. They have strike power on both edges and last week Steve Menzies and David Ferriol were the bench. That shows the depth they have.“I know Leon [Pryce] is coming here and a lot of people are talking about that but I am more worried about what we do ourselves. We leaked 36 points on Sunday so we need to focus on that. Leaking six tries is out of character for us.“But we scored one more try, had more offloads, more line breaks and missed less tackles. The only things we lost on were goal kicking and the penalty count. At the end of the day we let in too many points.“In the first 15 minutes in attack and defence we didn’t make a mistake and we led 14-0. Perhaps we thought it was going to be a comfortable win from there but they are too good a side to allow that.“The players here don’t need telling about their performance, they are upset and we have held a good positive meeting led by the senior players.“We’ll see what the reaction is this week.”Tickets for the game that kicks off at 8pm are still on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by logging on here or via 01744 455 050.Stat Pack:Last 10 meetings:St Helens 40, Catalan Dragons 18 (SLR22, 15/7/11)Catalan Dragons 16, St Helens 22 (SLR4, 5/3/11)St Helens 20, Catalan Dragons 30 (SLR21, 9/7/10)Catalan Dragons 12, St Helens 42 (SLR3, 20/2/10)St Helens 12, Catalan Dragons 24 (SLR27, 11/9/09)Catalan Dragons 28, St Helens 32 (SLR13, 16/5/09)St Helens 42, Catalan Dragons 8 (CCR5, 10/5/09)St Helens 28, Catalan Dragons 10 (SLR14, 17/5/08)Catalan Dragons 24, St Helens 10 (SLR6, 15/3/08)Catalan Dragons 8, St Helens 30 (Challenge Cup Final, 25/8/07)(at Wembley Stadium)Super League Summary:St Helens won 8Catalan Dragons won 5St Helens highest score: 53-10 (H, 2007) (also widest margin)Catalan Dragons highest score: 30-20 (A, 2010) (Widest margin: 21-0, H, 2007)last_img read more

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SAINTS U19s followed in the footsteps of their Res

first_imgSAINTS U19s followed in the footsteps of their Reserves counterparts in coming to Victoria Park and departing with the points after a dominant 50-24 display, writes Graham Henthorne.The Saints raced into a ten point lead after only six minutes thanks to two tries on the bounce. Aaron Smith opened the scoring darting over at dummy half after some powerful running from Levy Nzoungou.The big French prop, having his best game for some time, was instrumental in Saints second try to Regan Grace. From the kick off the Saints marched to half way then on the last decided to run it down the left flank. Smith jumped out from the play the ball feeding Ben Morris. The second row committed his defender before setting Lewis Furlong free. He took it to the full back before giving Grace the easiest of walk-ins.A silly late tackle from Captain Liam Cooper gave the Wolves field position and poor left side defence allowed the centre in to score.But that was as close as the Wolves got as the Saints forwards continued to pound their opponents down the middle allowing Rob Fairclough and Danny Richardson acres of space in which to run the game.Grace should’ve scored his second by taking Smith’s miss pass before Jonah Cunningham crossed for his first storming onto a delightful short pass from Fairclough.Cooper and Morris both bombed tries dropping the ball over the line before Mike Weldon got the Saints fourth. A penalty for a late shoulder charge on Fairclough gave the Saints field position and drives from Cooper and Callum Hazzard took the Saints close before Fairclough fed Weldon and the loose forward took three over with him for a well taken try.The Wolves received a ten minute hair drying at the break which had zero effect as the Saints came out and repeated their start to the first period scoring twice in the opening five minutes.Mike Weldon set the tone with a big hit on the opening tackle of the half. On receiving possession Fairclough set the ever impressive Jordan Olmez free and the props inside ball found first Ricky Bailey and then Cunningham. From the play the ball a fabulous dummy from Richardson took him through the line and he fed Cunningham for a carbon copy of his first.Olmez was in his element by now and two more punishing drives set up Alex Eckley to burst through a tackle on his way to a 20 metre run to the line for his first try at this level.The Saints went off the ball a touch aided by a string of penalties and an outrageous decision to instruct Fairclough to hand the ball back to the Wolves from a perfectly legal one-on-one ball strip, which allowed the home side to score twice in quick succession.However, on the hour normal service was resumed as Ricky Bailey did what all good full backs do he supported his half back to score to the left of the posts.Dave Eccleston got his name on the sheet finishing acrobatically in the corner taking a great tip pass from Matty Costello from a blind side scrum move.The Wolves made the score more respectable than it should have been with two tries in the final ten minutes but sandwiched in between was Cunningham’s third try, again charging onto the ball at pace to score unopposed.This was a great derby result for a very young Saints side. Deprived due to injury of older more experienced players such as Jake Spedding and Matty Lees the younger players led by Olmez, and Jorge Lewtas plugged the gap admirably. Nzoungou looked back to his best in his first stint and the impact off the bench of Eckley and Hazzard was tremendous.Smith, Fairclough and increasingly Richardson moved the team effortlessly around the field allowing Weldon and especially Cunningham to showcase their wares.Warrington Wolves U19s:Tries: Jack Roper (11 & 72), James Jones (52), Jack Fox (55 & 78), .Goals: Morgan Smith 2.Saints U19s:Tries: Aaron Smith (4), Regan Grace (6), Jonah Cunningham (20, 42 & 74), Mike Weldon (33), Alex Eckley (45), Ricky Bailey (60), Dave Eccleston (67).Goals: Danny Richardson 7.Half Time: 22-4Full Time: 50-24Teams:Warrington:1. Declan Kay; 2. Lewis Turner, 3. Jack Roper, 4. Charlie Phythian, 5. Jack Fox; 6. Brad Stanway, 7. Morgan Smith; 8. Andy Philbin, 9. Reece Brunt, 18. Jordan Williams, 11. Matthew Kilgannon, 12. James Jones, 13. Harvey Livett. Subs: 14. Alex Whalley, 15. Jay Neath, 17. Pat Moran, 22. Harry Reardon.Saints:1. Ricky Bailey; 2. Dave Eccleston, 3. Matty Costello, 4. Lewis Furlong, 5. Regan Grace; 6. Rob Fairclough, 7. Danny Richardson; 8. Levy Nzoungou, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Jorge Lewtas, 11. Liam Cooper (C), 12. Ben Morris, 13. Mike Weldon. Subs: 14. Jonah Cunningham, 16. Alex Eckley, 17. Callum Hazzard, 18. Jordan Olmez.last_img read more

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The excitement of the new Betfred Super League cam

first_imgThe excitement of the new Betfred Super League campaign is almost upon us and Saints will get their charge for silverware underway when they host Castleford Tigers at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday February 2.Justin Holbrook’s side, fresh from an intense pre-season, take on last season’s Grand Finalists and League Leaders in what is sure to be a classic contest.The best way to guarantee your spot throughout the 2018 season is with a Saints Membership.It brings a whole host of benefits and offers as well as securing your place for the eagerly anticipated campaign.And, we’ve made it easier for you to buy yours too with our eight-month direct debit option.Simply select your price, fill in the form and pop into the Ticket Office!All the details can be found by clicking the image below.last_img read more

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James Roby Alex Walmsley and Luke Douglas joined

first_imgJames Roby, Alex Walmsley and Luke Douglas joined Alex Gerrard and Matt Whitley from Widnes in looking at life off the field with a high impact classroom based session around Professional Skills Development.Delivered by Development Beyond Learning, the players were guided through an interactive workshop that tackled topics of ‘Understanding You – Beliefs and Behaviours’.It explored their talents, passions and values and culminated in them writing a Personal Vision of their futures away from the pitch.“Career transition is a notoriously difficult aspect of a professional athlete’s life and James, Luke and Alex are actively involved in preparing for that process,” Neil Kilshaw, Saints Welfare & Education Manager said. “It was fantastic opportunity to be able to draw on the expertise of Clodagh and Katrina from Development Beyond Learning.“It helped enable the players explore how they will be able to utilise those skills developed as professional athletes and apply them to the corporate world.”last_img read more

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Woman dies after surfers pull her from ocean in Wrightsville Beach

first_imgWRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A woman died after being pulled unconscious from the Wrightsville Beach surf Saturday.Monday, Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House says it was 52-year-old Kerry Sullivan of Cary, who was at the beach with her family.- Advertisement – House said surfers saw that she was in distress and use their surfboards to bring her into shore. House said it happened near Beach Access 36.Law enforcement says based on statements they believe it was a drowning, but cannot confirm at this time.People on the beach performed CPR until Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue and other emergency responders arrived and took over efforts to revive her.Related Article: BIRDS-EYE VIEW: Aerial look at areas affected by Hurricane FlorenceThis wasn’t the only death reported along our area beaches over the weeken. Two good Samaritans died while saving a father and daughter in the ocean in Carolina Beach Saturday.last_img read more

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Food donations come in for Salvation Army

first_img On Thursday, we learned help is pouring in.Once the story aired Wednesday, several businesses and donors came to the rescue.The Salvation Army has to close their kitchen to repair the sink and tile flooring.Related Article: 22 burger chains given ‘F’ over antibiotics — only 2 get ‘A’ ratingThis takes away their ability to serve hot food for their four daily meals.McDonald’s, Jimmy Johns, and Krispy Kreme are helping the Salvation Army feed their visitors for the week.“I’ve been in Wilmington a year now. And I find that Wilmington is a very generous community, said Maj. Mark Craddock with the Salvation Army. “Every experience we’ve had when we’ve gone to our donors, we’ve gong to the community and we’ve said ‘we need a little bit of help’ people have stepped up.”The food is being delivered to their downtown location. The repairs though will take longer than they anticipated. They ask if any business or donor could help. They will need food to feed visitors one more day on Saturday. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There is a positive update to a story we reported earlier this week.On Wednesday, we reported that the Wilmington Salvation Army is closing its kitchen for temporary repairs.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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