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Electoral wipeout for SDLP and UUP as May sees Westminister majority collapse

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ WhatsApp Voters in the UK have returned a hung Parliament following the general election.The Conservatives, although still the biggest party, cannot now win an overall majority.As things stand the Tories have lost 11 seats and Labour have gained 28.The predicted results mean Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to stand down – but she says she’s staying to provide stability………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/07may.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.However Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – who comfortably retained his constituency of Islington North says Theresa May should be stepping down……………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/07corbyn.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the North, the DUP are the biggest party with 10 seats,  Sinn Fein have seven and one Independent, Lady Sylvia Hermon, has retained her seat.The SDLP and UUP lost all their seats, with Michelle Gildernew toppling the UUP’s Tom Elliot in Fermanagh South Tyrone.Barry Mc Elduff retained West Tyrone for Sinn Fein, while the DUP’s Gregory Campbell retained his seast in East Derry.Arguably, Sinn Fein’s biggest victory came when Elisha Mc Callion took Foyle at the expense of the SDLP’s Mark Durkan.He apologised to the party’s founder……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/07durkan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Electoral wipeout for SDLP and UUP as May sees Westminister majority collapse By News Highland – June 9, 2017 Google+ Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Previous articleRodgers and McKaigue to start for Derry in Nicky Rackard FinalNext articleCarndonagh meeting hears calls for more gardai News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

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Box office seat for partners with Ashton Gate seat coverings

first_imgBranded seat coverings have been installed across blocks in the Dolman Stand as Thatchers, Blackstar Solutions, Poplar, Centreline and Tokyo Time show their support for Lee Johnson’s men as they continue their Sky Bet Championship campaign.Between Thatchers – the cider of choice for fans at Ashton Gate – communications provider Blackstar, City’s back of shirt sponsors Poplar Insulation, aviation services experts Centreline and leisure headwear specialists Tokyo Time, the seat coverings will give an at-home feel to the game which is being shown live on Sky Sports and Robins TV.And for fans who share Tokyo Time’s love for headwear, the Bristol Sport partner are offering a 20 per cent discount which can be redeemed online at tokyotime.co.uk using the code FLYERS20 at the checkout.Seat covering opportunities are available for City’s remaining home games against Cardiff City (July 4th, live on Sky Sports) and Hull City (July 8th), Stoke City (July 15th) and Preston North (July 22nd) with all matches broadcast on Robins TV Live. Please contact [email protected]last_img read more

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Easy wins for seasoned campaigners

first_imgThe second evening of the Woodpecker Products junior national squash championships witnessed a few of the sport’s national junior players working their way to easy wins at the Georgetown Club courts. Reigning Caribbean Area Squash Association U15 champion,  Shomari Wiltshire, one of Guyana’s most prolific junior players, made it quick and painless for Lucas Jonas by defeating him 11-0, 11-1, 11-1 in their boys U17 match.Anthony Islam, a national U17 player, defeated Osmond Mack in straight sets 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 while Daniel Islam, the sibling of Anthony, also chalked up a win by going past Gianni Carpenter 11-5, 11-2, 11-4 in another U17 matchup. The lone girls U17 match saw Makeda Harding and Madison Fernandes battling it out on the court with the former winning the contest 3-1. Harding, who is one of the exciting prospects on the local scene, took the first set 11- 5 and the second 11-9 before Fernandes struck back by winning the third 11- 9.Harding, however, completed her match-winning effort taking the final set 11- 8 against the steadily improving Fernandes.The opening match of the evening saw Paige Fernandes easing her way past her sister, Christina Fernandes in straight sets in the girls U13 category. Paige, who is one of the juniors expected to carry Guyana’s flames in this year’s junior Caribbean squash tournament, took the first set 11-3 and the second by a similar score-line before closing out the match by winning the final set 11-7.Chad De Abreu in the boys U11 category, smacked his way past Grant Fernandes 11-1,11-5, 11-2 while Louis Da Silva also earned a win in that category, downing his younger sibling Brenno Da Silva 11-0, 11-0, 11-0,  hardly breaking a sweat in the process.Demetrius De Abreu and Mohryan Bash pushed each other in a close contest, not reflected in the final result with De Abreu winning 11-6, 11-5 and 12 – 10 in their U13 match while Michael Alphonso executed well in his U13 match against Nicholas Verwey winning 11-3, 11-8, 11-1. James Mekdeci in that same age group category, eased his way past Lucas Persaud 11-4, 11-0, 11-3Season campaigner Kirsten Gomes had her way against Teija Edwards in their girls U15 match winning 11-1, 11-2, and 11-0, in a relatively easy match.Her nemesis, Abosaide Cadogan was also dominant on the other court, smacking her way to an 11-1,11-0, 11-1 win over Monish Persaud, who is in her debut squash tournament. Other major winners on the night saw Samuel Ince – Carvalhal defeating Zachary Persaud in straight sets 11-1, 11-2, 11-6 in the boys U15 matchup.On Tuesday’s opening day,  Wiltshire, Makeda Harding, Kirsten Gomes, Abosaide Cadogan and Samuel Ince-Carvalhal all won their matches in impressive fashion.Wiltshire made light work of Gianni Carpenter 11/4, 11/1, 11/2 in the boys U15 division.Similarly, Harding dismissed Aliyah Persaud 11/5, 11/6, 11/6 in the girls U17 section. Emerging talent Ince-Carvalhal dismantled Osmond Mack 11/2, 11/3, 11/2 in the boys U17 category while, Gomes mauled Monisha Persaud 11/0, 11/1, 11/1 and Cadogan humbled Teja Edwards 11/0, 11/1, 11/0 in the girls U15 division.The event continues throughout the week at the same venue from 6pm, with two sessions slated for Saturday from 11am and 6pm respectively.The competition will conclude on Sunday following an 11am commencement. Below features a comprehensive list of results from the opening night.last_img read more