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#UKPoli: Bradshaw hails vaccine news as wonderful – #UKPolitics

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said it is “wonderful news” after the UK approved a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use. Health Minister Robin Swann said the first vaccinations using the Pfizer/BioNTech jab which offers up to 95 per cent protection against the virus, could begin as soon as …

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#UKPoli: Hanvey: DFI must get serious about delivering sustainable travel – #UKPolitics

The Department of Infrastructure needs to get serious when it comes to delivering its sustainable travel goals, Alliance Councillor Eric Hanvey has said. The representative for South Belfast highlighted his disappointment in the attitude of the department to the issue, saying it was unacceptable that some officials merely paid lip …

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#UKPoli: Four nations must unite to agree safe student return after Christmas, says Farry – #UKPolitics

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has joined with Liberal Democrats in Great Britain to call for a united approach to student testing, to ensure they can safely return to university and college after the Christmas holidays. In a joint letter to the four Governments of the UK, North Down …

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#UKPoli: Waiting lists figures demonstrate need to move swiftly with transformation process, says Bradshaw – #UKPolitics

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has again warned the scale of waiting lists and growing waiting times re-emphasise the need to move swiftly with the transformation process and to re-build reformed services. The South Belfast MLA was speaking as the latest waiting lists were published, showing among other figures …

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#UKPoli: Sian Berry celebrates step towards “right to repair” – #UKPolitics

26 November 2020 The European Parliament has voted in favour of a report by Greens/EFA MEP David Cormand which calls for better “repairability of products” [1] Green Party of England and Wales co-leader and candidate for London Mayor Sian Berry welcomes this vote, and has long championed a right to …

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#UKPoli: Chancellor has let down local communities by not backing councils, Greens warn – #UKPolitics

25 November 2020 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has failed to support local communities in his spending review today by refusing to announce proper funding for local authorities, the Green Party has said. Responding to the spending review, Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack said: “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted just …

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#UKPoli: Blair calls for ban on the use of wild animals in circuses – #UKPolitics

The Alliance Party’s John Blair has called for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The MLA for South Antrim said his party didn’t believe the animals should be subjected to the conditions of circus life – which can involve regular transport; cramped, temporary housing; forced training …

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#UKPoli: Determined Davey and Moving Forwards to 2021 Elections – #UKPolitics

November’s meeting opened with a discussion with Ed Davey in which he outlined his plans for the Parliamentary Party going forwards. Collectively we deliberated on how to make sure all parts of the party are collaborating effectively and making best use of Ed’s overarching strategy. The Moving Forward Programme The …

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#UKPoli: Let’s give coronavirus heroes the right to stay – #UKPolitics

Like the rest of our wonderful NHS and care staff, thousands of people from other countries have been on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Foreign nationals working in the NHS deserve the right to remain in the UK. We cannot thank them enough for the brave and tireless work …

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#UKPoli: Never suffer in silence, says Cllr Finlay – #UKPolitics

Alliance Vice Chair, Councillor Glenn Finlay has encouraged men to speak out this International Men’s day if the stresses and strains of 2020 are simply getting too much. “Today reminds us that more than ever we need to support each other,” said Glenn. “2020 has been a year none of …

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