Ministers need to fix the “democratic deficit” affecting Northern Ireland and ensure better Parliamentary scrutiny over the pieces of EU legislation that continue to apply to the country, peers have urged. The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee scrutinises EU legislative proposals that may affect Northern Ireland because of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Lord Hain said: “Boris Johnson and Lord Frost, endorsed by Rishi Sunak, negotiated a deal making Northern Ireland an EU rule-taker rather than as Northern Ireland was before Brexit, an EU rule-maker. “Like Northern Ireland, Norway is in the single market but not in the EU. “These consultative rights for EAA members are important to overcome what would otherwise be their own democratic deficit over the single market legislation.
CITY’S youngsters will have nothing to lose when they finally get a crack at Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup today. Ryan Farrell’s under-19s were due to face Chelsea at Kingstonian last month but it was called off late because of a frozen pitch. “We’re up against some of the best players in England, if not Europe or other parts of the world. But you do pick up the odd niggle when you get back training and playing and we’ve got a couple of injuries. “It was tough against Chester knowing that you’ve got Chelsea in the next round with all the hype and excitement around it.25 days ago Telegraph & Argus
AIRLINE Flybe, which operates from Leeds Bradford Airport, has ceased trading and all scheduled flights have been cancelled, authorities have said. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) made the announcement the company had gone into administration and urged those with booked Flybe flights not to travel to airports. "We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled. Further information can be found @ https://t.co/VbCQW2SmGn & https://t.co/bcNJz3Cthq pic.twitter.com/DhLb8UhwXk — Flybe ✈ (@flybe) January 28, 2023The airline also confirmed the "sad" move, noting that administrators had been brought in. "We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration," Flybe tweeted.4 days ago Telegraph & Argus
Residents living on a Bradford street blighted by fly-tipping have likened the experience to living on a skip yard. Airedale College Road, in Undercliffe, has been littered with mattresses, furniture, carpets, wall insulation and much more over the past three months. Frustrated residents have been urging Bradford Council to take action – from filming vehicles dumping rubbish on the road to working with street wardens. Fly-tipping on Airedale College Road (Image: Newsquest)One resident sent footage to the Council showing just one example of a suspected fly-tipper by the site at the end of autumn. Fly-tipping on Airedale College Road (Image: Newsquest)“It’s not a nice area to be living in, a messy environment.25 days ago Telegraph & Argus
MATT Derbyshire groaned as he passed through the back of the Valley Parade press box. By the time Mansfield visit Valley Parade on February 4, providing the weather behaves itself by then, City will have played on only two Saturday afternoons since November 19. “I understand the frustrations of the fans as well but, believe me, we are just as frustrated,” said City keeper Lewis, “We just want to play. Valley Parade referee Will Finnie called time on City’s game at midday with freezing fog enveloping the stadium. Pictures on social media showing Valley Parade in bright sunshine just added to the general angst at another unwanted empty Saturday on the calendar.10 days ago Telegraph & Argus
POPULAR local restaurant Prashad is set to feature in the Hairy Bikers' new BBC TV cooking show. The vegetarian Indian restaurant, which began in Bradford 30 years ago, moved to its current home in Drighlington in 2012. The Hairy Bikers source mushrooms, rhubarbs and beetroots for Prashad, to make garlic mushroom pakoras, beetroot-stuffed paratha and rhubarb, rose and cardamom kulfi. The Hairy Bikers at Prashad restaurant in Drighlington as part of the TV chefs' new series (Image: Prashad)“We were so excited to be chosen to represent Yorkshire,” said Bobby, who co-owns Prashad alongside his wife, Prashad head chef, Minal. On the journey to attaining a Michelin star, Minal added: “Michelin Stars are the pinnacle of success for a chef.27 days ago Telegraph & Argus
Football banning orders issued in relation to matches in England and Wales have increased notably in the first half of the current season compared to the same period last season, according to new police figures. There were 999 football-related arrests in the period covered by the data, an 11 per cent increase on the first half of 2021-22. Incidents involving supporter drug use increased by 42 per cent, while incidents featuring pyrotechnics increased by 12 per cent. However, there were 29 incidents of online hate allegations, a 53 per cent increase compared to the same period in the previous season – 19. Pitch incursions were also down 39 per cent compared to the corresponding period in the previous season – 120 instances compared to 199.19 days ago Telegraph & Argus
NEW food hygiene ratings for eateries across the Bradford district have been published by the Food Standards Agency. Listed below are the latest findings of council inspectors, as they are back in Bradford. Almost 4,000 premises across Bradford are rated by the Food Standards Agency, based on the findings of local authority inspectors, who work all year round. The hygiene standards found at the time of inspection are then rated on a scale. Five is top of the scale, meaning the hygiene standards are very good and fully comply with the law.3 months ago Telegraph and Argus