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first_imgVideo Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Labour’s final party political broadcast ahead of local elections on Thursday focusses on the party message ‘for the many, not the few’. The film airing tonight explains the thinking behind that slogan, particularly the benefits of expansionary fiscal policy and of reversing Tory austerity.The PPB shows the consequences of gifting five “ordinary people” with a pay rise, a pension, disability support, a student grant and a small business loan respectively, which are that those individuals spend the extra cash and help boost aggregate demand in the economy.In an ordinary-looking town hall, a presenter draws attention to the cumulative effects of low-income earners being better off: their money goes on food shopping and car repairs. “Everyone we gave money to is spending it on their local community.”Then the broadcast shows that offering a tax cut to one billionaire, who could forget about the relatively insignificant amount of money or stash it in a tax haven, doesn’t carry the same advantages.The PPB concludes: “So as you can see, getting money into the hands of ordinary people does a lot more to help the economy than giving tax cuts to billionaires. If you agree, vote Labour on Thursday, the 2nd of May, and let’s rebuild Britain for the many, not the few.”Labour’s latest film is similar to the highly praised anti-austerity video that went out on the party’s social media channels in August 2018.Tags:Labour /PPB /Party Political Broadcast /last_img read more

ENGLANDS Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad are ce

first_imgENGLAND’S Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad are celebrating their individual links to the community game by donning the shirts of their community clubs for an extraordinary photocall.Steve McNamara’s side wore the shirts in an official photoshoot at their RLWC2013 base headquarters at Loughborough University, so that each England player could once again represent the club at which they began their Rugby League careers.England coach McNamara has praised the community game and believes that international Rugby League, which has produced some stunning matches throughout RLWC2013, enjoyed by record crowds and large television audiences, should celebrate the vital contribution the community game plays in the first steps of player development.“With the Rugby League World Cup being played on a stage set for all the best players in the world, we have got to remember that it all starts at our community clubs,” said McNamara. “It is where our young kids of five, six, seven, years of age start and go on all the way through. If we don’t have that, then we don’t have an international game.”The community game international photocall was arranged by the RFL with the community clubs providing shirts for the England RLWC2013 squad. Each club will be presented with a framed signed picture of their former player, wearing their respective individual community club shirts to display and hopefully inspire future generations to represent their country.Throughout RLWC2013 there has been a special website developed by the RFL to capture new interest in the sport from anyone looking to play, watch, coach or officiate in Rugby League, with information about how to get involved with the community game. The information is all available at www.extraordinaryrugby.comIn the picture, James Roby has his Blackbrook shirt on as does ex-Saint James Graham. Jammer spent the majority of his amateur career at Thatto Heath Crusaders before moving to Blackbrook at under 16s.Back row: Lee Mossop (Hensingham ARLFC), Kallum Watkins (Latchford Albion), Chris Hill (New Spring Lions), Thomas Burgess (Dewsbury Moor), Sam Burgess (Dewsbury Moor), George Burgess (Dewsbury Moor), Leroy Cudjoe (Newsome Panthers), Liam Farrell (Wigan St Patricks), Ryan Hall (Oulton Raiders).Middle row: Tom Briscoe (Featherstone Lions), Zak Hardaker (Featherstone Lions), Brett Ferres (Smawthorne Panthers), James Graham (Blackbrook), Carl Ablett (Hunslet Parkside), Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan St Patricks), Ben Westwood (Normanton Knights), Michael McIlorum (Queens).Front row: Josh Charnley (Wigan St Patricks), Rangi Chase (Dannevirke Tigers), Rob Burrow (Featherstone Lions), Kevin Sinfield (Waterhead), Sam Tomkins (Wigan St Patricks), Gareth Widdop (King Cross Park), James Roby (Blackbrook).last_img read more

Justin Holbrooks men closed to the gap to the top

first_imgJustin Holbrook’s men closed to the gap to the top 4 to just four points – with two games remaining – after a comfortable 19-12 win over Hull.Mark Percival crossed twice for the home team in that match whilst Theo Fages produced a blistering performance to take home the sponsor’s Man of the Match.The stand-off also unleashed THAT offload in the 28-24 victory over Catalan the last time the two sides met.The Dragons look set for a Middle 8s spot but have shown at times this season they are more than capable of coming to the Totally Wicked Stadium and grabbing the two points.And, in Luke Walsh, a former favourite of the Red Vee, they have a player who knows all too well how Saints tick.Tickets for the clash, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday July 16, are on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Woman relives final moments with Jungle Rapids shooting victim

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It has been more than three weeks since someone shot and killed a 19-year-old at Jungle Rapids in Wilmington.His funeral is set for tomorrow.- Advertisement – As loved ones prepare to say goodbye, they still don’t know who pulled the trigger.October 18th started off as a typical night for Melissa Hubbard until she heard gun shots.“For some reason I just said, I’m like why are there gun shots. It just doesn’t make sense,” Hubbard said.Related Article: Keeping ride-sharing app users safe in our communityHubbard was near Jungle Rapids when she went to see what was going on and was shocked to see someone she knew.“When I got to him and looked in his face I realized that it was my co-workers son,” Hubbard said.Hubbard said not long after realizing the teen on the ground was Christopher Tyler White, the person who was with him and called 911 for help, ran off.“I can’t believe this is happening. He was rasping for breath and his eyes were glazed over. Ya know and I was screaming at the kid that was standing up, who shot him, who did this,” Hubbard said.While trying to piece together what happened that night, Hubbard said White’s mother is thankful someone she knew was with her son.“She’s destroyed ya know, that’s her oldest. Underneath it all, Tyler was a great kid,” Hubbard said.She said White’s family is still suffering and Hubbard can hardly stomach passing the scene of a night she will never forget.“It’s really hard and ya know I can’t even drive by Jungle Rapids now without being physically, I get physically, I just don’t even like it,” Hubbard said.White’s murder is still unsolved.Wilmington Police said it’s one of three unsolved murders in Wilmington since January.Police also said they still do not have any new information on this case at this time.White’s funeral is this Saturday.last_img read more

Trees around Pender Co courthouse will stay for now

first_img Many are old and hollow inside and pose a potential risk factor, for now the trees will be trimmed and left in place until after the annual blueberry festival in June.They’ll start removing the mature trees in phases over a three-year period.This summer they plan to take down eight trees on the northwest quadrant of the square and they’ll be replaced with six new trees. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The large oak trees on the Pender County Courthouse Square in Burgaw will remain in place – for now.The Pender County Commissioners met Monday and discussed the fate of the trees.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Work underway to rebuild Oak Island pier damaged by Hurricane Matthew

first_imgCrews from TD Eure Marine Construction work to rebuild the Oak Island pier (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The work to rebuild the Oak Island pier that was damaged a year and a half ago by Hurricane Matthew finally began two weeks ago and crews are making good progress.TD Eure Marine Construction says they have 18 employees who will work rain or shine to build the new pier.- Advertisement – Owner Andrew Law says they have put in 26 sets of pilings so far. Framing of the new pier will begin next week.The workers ask that you avoid the beach between Barbee Boulevard and Keziah Street for your safety.The crew will work through May. After that, an environmental moratorium will be in effect until the fall.Related Article: After losing his home twice, student graduates as only African American male with honorslast_img read more

Hundreds come out for Easter Egg Hunt in Leland

first_img This year, there were 12,000 eggs up for grabs for the kids aged zero to ten.There was candy in most of the eggs, but some were able to be redeemed for board games, books, and more.Crosswinds Church community pastor Scott Hennis says he loved seeing the community come together on Easter weekend.Related Article: Woman charged for damaging neighbor’s racy Easter display“For us, it’s just a great opportunity to be together,” Hennis said. “We’re just using the platform of an egg hunt, more importantly, it’s about just getting the community together from all walks of life.”After the egg hunt, kids were invited to play games and get their faces painted.They could also meet Leland mayor Brenda Bozeman, who was in full costume as the Easter Bunny. Kids and their parents gather Easter eggs at North Brunswick High School (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of kids and their parents gathered at North Brunswick High School in Leland Saturday morning to hunt for thousands of Easter eggs.Every year, the town of Leland partners with area churches and NBHS to put on the egg hunt.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Southern style Easter dinner served up at Caseys Buffet in Wilmington

first_imgA Casey’s Buffet customer serves himself a piece of fried chicken (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Casey’s Buffet in Wilmington is welcoming people in for a southern version of Easter dinner this weekend.Owner Larry Casey says some of the most popular items are fried chicken, ham, turkey, collard greens, and potato salad.- Advertisement – The restaurant is also preparing takeout orders for those who are gathering around the family table for the holiday.Casey says he’s happy to provide a hot meal for those wishing to celebrate Easter.“Here in America, we’re so blessed,” Casey said. “There’s always someone who’s not doing as well as us. We try to treat everybody the same, treat everyone with kindness when they come in the door.”Related Article: Woman charged for damaging neighbor’s racy Easter displayCasey says Easter is one of his restaurant’s busiest days of the year. He expects about a thousand customers to come through his doors Sunday.last_img read more

Investigation underway after Columbus Co inmate dies

first_imgPrison bars (Photo: Andrew Bardwell / CC BY-SA 2.0) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating an apparent suicide of a Columbus County Detention Center inmate.At approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday, the inmate was found unconscious and unresponsive, inside of the detention center.- Advertisement – Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Detention staff performed CPR until Whiteville Rescue arrived on scene. The inmate was then transported to Columbus Regional Healthcare System where he was pronounced dead.The inmate’s name is being withheld pending family notification.last_img read more

2019 Azalea Garden Tour Brantham Garden

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One garden on this year’s Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour started out as an empty piece of land.Over the last 20 years, the owners have built their garden from the ground up.- Advertisement – Mary Rose and Tom Brantham bought the land and turned it into their home. They kept a lot of the trees that used to sit on the property and added flowers, a patio and other touches to make it their own.Mary Rose says they also have quite a bit of wildlife that comes through their garden.She says she loves that bright colors and cozy feeling.Related Article: 2019 Azalea Garden Tour: Smits Garden“We love all the color in the spring,” she said “I love working in the yard and panting annuals and perennials and keeping up with them. We have a great variety of wildlife that comes through here.”The Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Garden Tour runs Friday through Sunday.last_img read more