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Leeds ‘not for sale’ – Umbers

Leeds chairman Andrew Umbers has insisted the club is not for sale after actor Russell Crowe prompted speculation he may be ready to make a bid. Crowe caused a stir among Leeds fans on Wednesday when he asked his 1.6million Twitter followers whether or not he should buy the club. Russell Crowe had been linked with a bid for Leeds The 50-year-old, a lifelong fan of the Whites, replied to a tweet from a supporter asking him if he would consider buying Leeds. United fan @Samwild90 wrote to Crowe saying: “Please buy Leeds. In need of help!!” Crowe retweeted the message and added the comment “Anybody else think this is a good idea?” That prompted more than a thousand retweets with numerous hopeful and positive responses, one of them coming from the recently formed group Leeds Fans LLP, a working party of supporters which is trying to get a seat … Continue reading

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Peter Robinson: MLAs must stick to the deal on welfare reform

MLAs must “stick to the deal” on welfare reform, the First Minister warned Stormont yesterday. Peter Robinson was responding to criticism for his party’s decision to trigger a contentious voting mechanism to veto about 50 amendments to the draft Welfare Reform Bill. He repeated his warning the Assembly would have collapsed without December’s Stormont House deal. The DUP leader claimed SDLP and Ulster Unionist amendments, tabled during the resumption of the legislative process yesterday, were attempts to undermine the terms of the pre-Christmas deal. Mr Robinson said: “If people genuinely want to move forward then it is important that this legislation goes through. It’s important parties uphold the agreements all of us reached.” The consideration stage of the Bill is being heard almost two-and-a-half years after the legislation last came to the floor of the chamber. Backed by the DUP and Sinn Fein, there is little prospect it will not … Continue reading

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Primaries to lose Spanish funding

Funding for language provision in primary schools will be withdrawn at the end of the month, the Department of Education has confirmed. Moyle Primary in Larne and Kilcoan Primary, Islandmagee, both offer Spanish. Spanish is included on the timetable at Moyle Primary for pupils in primary one to primary three for three hours each week with lessons provided by a tutor whose services will be no longer be funded after this week. Principal Peter Garrett indicated that Spanish provision will be made possible in the future through tuition by members of staff. Mr. Garrett expressed regret at the loss of the tutor and thanked him for his services during the past few years. He went on to say: “This is probably one of the most financially challenging eras I have experienced with regard to cuts.” He suggested that the Department of Education is trying to “cut areas which are considered … Continue reading

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New A8 and A2 road infrastructure ‘will attract employers’ says Beggs

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New A8 and A2 road infrastructure ‘will attract employers’ says Beggs

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