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MP ‘shared office’ with sugar daddy website

Sugar-Daddy.net offered introductions to wealthy individuals, saying: “We can introduce you to your very own sugar daddy and solve your money worries. “Whether you’re a boy, girl, straight or gay, there’s a sugar daddy for you.” Call for whip to be removed from Bridgend MP Jamie Wallis Jamie Wallis: Bridgend MP ‘misled press’ over sugar daddy site Jamie Wallis’ denial of link to dating site ‘misleading’ Labour’s Tonia Antoniazzi raised the link between Jamie Wallis MP and the site in the House of Commons on Wednesday following reports by Buzzfeed…

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Debate on future of busy ferry route

The ferry, which takes just five minutes to make the crossing of the Corran Narrows, serves a large area of the west Highlands. People living in Fort William, Ardgour, Sunart, Ardnamurchan, Moidart, Morar, Morvern and the Isle of Mull are among those who regularly use the ferry. It is also used by visitors to the area. Highland Council has sought information from ferry operators about how they might run the service differently. Image caption Mary Ann Kennedy favours a bridge as part ofa renewables project Consultant Roy Pedersen, who has…

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Council probe after workers burn memorial benches

Until 2018 City of Edinburgh Council was in effect maintaining benches in perpetuity but it decided to end the practice, due to cost, and instead introduce a 20-year maintenance warranty. A council spokeswoman said: “We have a very clear policy in place to decommission benches respectfully when they reach the end of their life. “This involves storing the benches and plaques and reaching out to donors to discuss future arrangements and this was correctly followed. “Standard practice is to recycle the parts of the benches which can be reused and…

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Storm cuts power to 1,000 homes and affects travel

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStorm Brendan: What is causing the stormy weather? More than 1,000 properties were left without power as high winds swept across Wales, felling trees and causing disruption on the roads Western Power Distribution (WPD) said homes in Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan in Ceredigion had been affected Gusts reached 79mph on Mumbles head in Swansea and the windy weather was due to continue late into the night. A school closed due to a power failure after a tree fell on power lines and…

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Villagers ‘furious’ over road closed since 1997

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe road linking two villages has been closed since 1997 Residents of a village have said they are “furious” a mining firm has “betrayed” their trust by refusing to restore a road it closed. The road from Rhigos, Rhondda Cynon Taff, to Cwmgwrach, Neath Port Talbot, closed in 1997 when a controversial opencast mine was opened. A condition of Celtic Energy’s initial planning permission was to restore it. Neath Port Talbot Council and Celtic Energy said “opinions differ” about re-opening the old…

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Love Island star Molly Mae’s Insta post banned

The offending post, which was shared on the TV personality’s Instagram page on 26 September 2019, featured an image of her wearing a coat alongside the caption: “A/W, I’m ready [brown leaf emoji]”. The official Instagram account for Pretty Little Thing was also tagged in the photograph. The reality star is a brand ambassador for the popular clothing brand and, in accordance with her contract, any advertising for the company has to be clearly identifiable to her 3.6 million followers. Instagram e-cigarette posts banned by ad watchdog Both PLT and…

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Young motorsport photographer of the year

Image copyright Lou Johnson / Spacesuit Media “When I first stepped foot in the Formula E paddock at the 2016 Paris E-Prix with Spacesuit, I could not have imagined the path that it would take me down,” says Johnson. “I adore my job, and the very wonderful clients and photographers I work with.” Image copyright Spacesuit Media Image copyright Lou Johnson / Spacesuit Media “Since we founded Spacesuit, we’ve always been keen to give emerging photographers a shot at their dream career and that has informed the selection, mentoring and…

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Bank currency services hit by Travelex site attack

A number of banks depend on the Travelex platform to provide online travel money services. The company delivers the foreign currency to stores for customers to collect, as well as operating the software that is used to buy the travel money. ‘Planned maintenance’ But Travelex’s decision to take down its site has meant the firms that use its services cannot sell currency online. Virgin Money’s site showed an error message, which said: “Our online, foreign currency purchasing service is temporarily unavailable due to planned maintenance. The system will be back…

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Ethical veganism is philosophical belief – judge

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJordi Casamitjana says he’s “really really satisfied” with the judge’s ruling Ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and so is protected in law, a tribunal has ruled for the first time. The landmark legal case was brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana, who claims he was sacked by the League Against Cruel Sports because of his ethical veganism. His former employer says he was dismissed for gross misconduct. The judge ruled that ethical vegans should be entitled to similar legal protections in British…

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Security guards targeted in spate of robberies

“Each of these robberies has left the staff of G4S evidently shaken and we hope with the public’s help we will be able to catch those responsible. “If you were in any of the three areas at the time of the incidents or have any information or dashcam footage that may help our investigation, please contact police.” Descriptions issued The initial attempted robbery took place at about 09:40 in the foyer of the TSB Bank in Duke Street. The suspects fled empty handed in a grey VW Golf. One was…

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MSP says Scottish Labour must split from UK party

Mr Leonard has pledged to hold a “public listening exercise” as part of attempts to understand why Scottish Labour suffered such a “profound defeat” in the election. Labour to hold ‘listening exercise’ after defeat Writing in the Daily Record newspaper, Ms Lennon insisted that the party could still transform itself into a “modern, dynamic political force” despite its disastrous electoral performance over the past decade. But she said it was no longer tenable for decisions about Scottish Labour to be “taken or undermined by colleagues outside Scotland”, and warned: “If…

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Estranged husband charged with two murders

The family of Mrs Hancock, from Duffield, described her as a “lovely, beautiful, friendly, bubbly and social person”. Father-of-two Mr Griffiths, from Derby, was said by his family to be “a lovely dad, husband, son, brother and uncle who had a passion for adventure, running and a love of animals”. The statement added: “He enjoyed travelling the world, mountain climbing and spending time with his two children. He will be greatly missed.” Follow BBC East Midlands on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Send your story ideas to eastmidsnews@bbc.co.uk.

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