Peaceful protest held Tuesday night outside of South Bend Police Department

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Peaceful protest held Tuesday night outside of South Bend Police Department (Photo supplied/ABC 57) There was another protest that took place in South Bend. It happened early Tuesday night, June 2.Several dozen peaceful protesters carried signs and marched from the Chocolate Cafe to the South Bend Police Department to protest the death of George Floyd and police brutality.The protesters carried signs that read “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter” and observed nine minutes of silence, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.After arriving at the police station in the 90 degree heat, officers provided bottled water for the protesters, ABC 57 reported. IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – June 2, 2020 0 472 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleConcern about coronavirus spike in letter to Elkhart business communityNext articleOne person killed after car crashes into Osceola building, catches fire Wednesday Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Big Ten Conference reportedly votes to cancel football season

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Big Ten Conference reportedly votes to cancel football season Pinterest Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports By Tommie Lee – August 10, 2020 0 629 Google+center_img Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook (“IMG_9763_1” by Chad Routh, CC BY-SA 2.0) The presidents of the Big Ten schools have reportedly voted to cancel their football season.The vote was 12-2, with Michigan and MSU voting not to play, and only Iowa and Nebraska voting to play.A source told sports journalist Dan Patrick that the announcement will be made Tuesday, and the Pac-12 will follow suit.The Big 12 and ACC are reportedly “on the fence” and the SEC is attempting to get other schools to join them for a season of football.The Big Ten released a revised schedule just last week, but met over the weekend to examine the possibility of cancelling.A number of players are posting messages all over social media with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay. WhatsApp Previous articleMother refuses to get daughter tested for COVID-19Next articleMore information to light about mysterious seeds Tommie Leelast_img read more

The Indiana BMV will be closed to observe Columbus Day

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By Tommie Lee – October 7, 2020 0 257 WhatsApp The Indiana BMV will be closed to observe Columbus Day Twitter BMV branches in the state of Indiana will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday this weekend. Branches will close beginning on Saturday and reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13.You can find a complete list of branch locations and hours, complete an online transaction, or find the nearest 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk at Pinterest Previous articleVicki Becker promoted to state prosecutorial Board of DirectorsNext articleNew Elkhart Martin’s store opens doors in River District Tommie Lee Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebooklast_img read more

Barnaby’s South Bend closed until Friday

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter TAGSannouncementBarnaby’s South BendclosedFacebookIndianarestauranttemporary WhatsApp Twitter (Photo Supplied/Barnaby’s South Bend) Barnaby’s South Bend has closed down operations until Friday.The restaurant made the announcement on Facebook over the weekend, stating they’re only closing out of an abundance of caution, and that they are working hard to ensure the safety of both their staff and the community.For more details, click here. Pinterest Previous articleAmerican Cancer Society hoping for Hoosier $2 increase in cig taxNext articleOne dead, one injured in Michigan City shooting Saturday Brooklyne Beatty Pinterestcenter_img Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – January 25, 2021 0 579 Facebook Facebook Barnaby’s South Bend closed until Friday Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

South Bend looks to save two failing schools before the state takes them over

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market South Bend looks to save two failing schools before the state takes them over WhatsApp Previous articleMan injured in Thursday morning shooting in ElkhartNext articleNew budget plan for Michigan would hep bail out tax losses in Benton Harbor Tommie Lee Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest By Tommie Lee – February 11, 2021 0 550 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/South Bend Community School Corporation) The South Bend School Board is considering options to keep the state from taking over a pair of failing schools.Changes are being considered for Marquette Montessori and Muessel Elementary Schools next year.WSBT reports that the two schools have had four years of failing state grades and the district is trying to avoid a state takeover of the schools. The district told parents they have no plans to close either school, but a redesign is being considered.A vote is planned for March 1 to finalize the future direction of the struggling schools. Google+last_img read more

News story: Government to review driving laws in preparation for self-driving vehicles

first_imgThe government has commissioned a detailed review of driving laws to ensure the UK remains one of the best places in the world to develop, test and drive self-driving vehicles.Roads Minister Jesse Norman today (6 March 2018) announced the start of a 3-year review by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission to examine any legal obstacles to the widespread introduction of self-driving vehicles and highlight the need for regulatory reforms.The work will be crucial in examining how current driving laws – designed with traditional motoring in mind – can support the next generation of vehicles.Key aspects will be adjusting traditional laws to reflect the fact self-driving vehicles of the future will not have a ‘driver’ or perhaps even a ‘steering wheel’ like traditional cars and also consider some of the criminal offences involved.The review is part of the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge set out in the government’s Industrial Strategy.Roads Minister, Jesse Norman said: The GATEway project is now entering its final phase which will see a fleet of automated pods providing a shuttle service around the Greenwich Peninsula to understand public acceptance of, and attitudes towards, self-driving vehicles. Jesse Norman announced the review during a visit to the GATEway project in Greenwich. The project, which is led by the UK’s TRL, has worked on a number of innovative trials and demonstrations, including an autonomous delivery pod with Ocado and an automated valet parking trial.Rob Wallis, CEO of TRL said: British roads are already among the safest in the world and automated vehicles have the potential to make them even safer. Provided our laws are ready for them. We’ll now start consulting widely on how the law should work with this new technology and develop reforms which enable the use of self-driving vehicles in the years to come. Roads media enquiries The UK is a world leader for self-driving vehicle research and development, and this work marks an important milestone in our continued commitment to the technology. With driving technology advancing at an unprecedented rate, it is important that our laws and regulations keep pace so that the UK can remain one of the world leaders in this field. The Law Commissions’ joint project will examine difficult areas of law in order to develop a regulatory framework that is ready for self-driving vehicles.The project will review and answer key questions, such as: Scottish Law Commissioner Caroline Drummond said: Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 who is the ‘driver’ or responsible person, as appropriate how to allocate civil and criminal responsibility where there is some shared control in a human-machine interface the role of automated vehicles within public transport networks and emerging platforms for on-demand passenger transport, car sharing and new business models providing mobility as a service whether there is a need for new criminal offences to deal with novel types of conduct and interference what is the impact on other road users and how they can be protected from risk We are seeing a global revolution in transport, transforming how we will travel in the future. Connectivity, electrification, automation and shared mobility are the 4 main themes driving this innovation. Regulation, safety standards and vehicle insurance models all have a key part to play in enabling change, whilst giving society confidence that these new products and services can be introduced safely. The GATEway project, led by TRL, is providing vital scientific insight to help shape future regulatory standards and to better understand public perceptions associated with these new mobility solutions. Automated vehicles could have a big impact on the way we live and work so it’s important that, UK-wide, we have a legal system which can accommodate them. Law Commissioner Nicholas Paines QC said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Switchboard 0300 330 3000last_img read more

News story: Prime Minister appoints British Museum Trustee

first_imgSir Charlie Mayfield became the John Lewis Partnership’s fifth Chairman in March 2007 after joining the Partnership in 2000 as Head of Business Development, responsible for business strategy and development for both John Lewis and Waitrose. Charlie joined the Board as Development Director in 2001 and was responsible for developing the Partnership’s online strategy. He became Managing Director of John Lewis in January 2005 prior to taking up his appointment as Chairman of the Partnership in March 2007.Charlie began his career as an officer in the army. He joined SmithKline Beecham in 1992 and became Marketing Manager for the Lucozade brand, before moving to McKinsey & Co in 1996, where he worked with consumer and retail organisations.Charlie is Chair of the Productivity Leadership Group and is the President of the Employee Ownership Association. He is also a Trustee of Place2Be and a Director of FabIndia, and Non-Executive Chairman of QA. He received a knighthood in June 2013 for services to business.The role is not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Charlie has declared no such political activity.last_img read more

Speech: Minister Mark Field speech: The UK and All of Asia: A Modern Partnership

first_imgIt is a great pleasure to be here in Jakarta, my first stop of a 2-week; 6-country; 9-city visit across South East Asia.Over the last year, since I was appointed Minister for Asia and the Pacific, I have criss-crossed the region – from Beijing to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu, Hanoi to Honiara.Over the next 2 weeks I will be adding Brunei, Manila, Vientiane and Phnom Penh to that list, as well as covering some familiar ground.It has been a privilege to meet a host of people from all over Asia, as well as the significant Asian diaspora in the UK. But I rarely have the opportunity to talk about the UK approach to Asia as a whole. Today I’d like to put that right.Ours is an approach that encompasses All of Asia, and as such I would venture to say that we are following in your ancestors’ footsteps. As far back as the seventh century, the Sri-vi-jayan Empire, based right here in modern day Indonesia, built flourishing trade routes that spanned the whole of Asia, from India to China – and across South East Asia.Engaging with all the nations and regions of Asia was the right approach in the seventh century, and it is even more so today, as the whole world tilts towards this diverse continent, with its enormous opportunities as well as some real challenges.I should say that my passion for Asia long pre-dates my appointment as Minister. You might say I was born with it.In 1962, my parents married just across the Sea of Java in Singapore. My father was stationed there with the British Army. I grew up hearing their stories about life in Asia. My interest grew stronger when I first visited over 20 years ago. It was already so different from my parents’ photographs and change continues apace.Quite rightly, the UK’s relationship with Asia has changed too, from that of my parents’ time more than half a century ago, to the partnership we enjoy today, with our eyes firmly fixed on the future.I have seen plenty of evidence of that myself, but I have been struck too by the region’s sheer diversity. To any Asian audience this is obvious.With a population of well over 3 billion people, more than 2,000 languages, and a vibrant mix of faiths and communities, Asia is both everything you can imagine, and nothing you would expect – diversity at its finest.But most of all I have been staggered by the palpable sense of energy right across the region. Booming tourism, smart technology, prodigious flows of business and trade. Growth rates the western world could only dream of. The economic ingenuity of the people. A dynamic drum-beat of enterprise that is setting the rhythm around the globe.And crucially it is a drum-beat that is being driven by the young. More people live in Asia than in the rest of the world combined, and over one third are under the age of 25. Asia represents the future of this planet.All of this explains why the UK government operates an ‘All of Asia’ policy. And I use the phrase ‘All of Asia’ deliberately.We have sometimes been accused of being too focused on the largest economies in the region to the exclusion of others. That was not true in the past and it is not true now.For centuries the UK has recognised the tremendous opportunities in the region. The context may have changed, but we have been engaged in All of Asia ever since.All of Asia is not just a catchy phrase for think tanks, academics, and the media – and I am aware some of those industries’ esteemed representatives are here today! It is a reality.That is why the UK has over 50 diplomatic missions across Asia, including in all 10 members of ASEAN. And it is why we are expanding still further, opening 3 new Posts in the Pacific and boosting the numbers of diplomats posted in the region.There are hard-headed reasons for doing so. Decisions taken by Asian nations directly affect British security and economic interests.If we are to engage effectively, we must be active and present right across the region. This is why I have made a point of covering as much of the ground as possible myself.By the end of this trip, I can proudly say that I will have visited all 10 ASEAN countries in just over a year, and some twice. That I hope shows how much this vital pillar of the continent matters to the UK.The conversation with ASEAN member states on our post-Brexit relationship with ASEAN is well underway, to ensure we maintain a close bond through a formal connection that is as broad and ambitious as possible. Of course, the UK has long had strong bilateral ties across this region, be it through governments, businesses, schools, and critically our peoples. But once the UK is outside the EU, our room for manoeuvre will be greater.Many of my counterparts recognise the brief period of uncertainty this brings, but speak enthusiastically of the new opportunities for bilateral co-operation with the UK that will follow. And yes – that includes new free trade agreements and enhanced trading partnerships.Partnership is central to all we do in Asia. All of Asia is about working together to promote and protect the things that matter most to all of us, both directly between nations and through the multilateral institutions we hold dear, as we will do with our Indonesian friends on the UN Security Council from January.So what are the key issues? Where do we hope to strengthen cooperation?We see 3, which are my priorities as Minister for Asia and the Pacific: prosperity, security and values.It is with the basic freedoms and values we hold so dear – those enlightened and humane values which have deep roots in the soil of Asia – that I should like to start.The UK will continue to be a steadfast advocate of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. We believe people here in Asia – and the world over – should be free to express themselves and live the lives they choose.It means being free to engage in healthy debate, both face to face and online. It means being able to practise our faith or change it without fear of discrimination, or being free to have no faith at all. It means being valued for what we can contribute, regardless of our religion, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. It means making the most of our diversity.In the words of Indonesia’s national motto – Unity in Diversity.It is why the UK supports these freedoms and continues to promote them right around the world. It is why, for example, we stand up for the rights of the people of Hong Kong and for the principle of ‘One country, two systems’.In this year alone, I have discussed concerns about freedom of religion or belief in Nepal and Pakistan.During my recent trip to China, I raised our concerns about the region of Xinjiang amid reports of oppression and re-education centres.In Burma/Myanmar, I have highlighted the need for those who have perpetrated atrocities to be brought to justice. In Thailand and Cambodia, I have encouraged the authorities to create the conditions for elections that are free, fair and transparent.And in the Maldives, we have joined with partners in speaking out against those who seek to undermine the democratic process.These examples illustrate some points of concern, but there are also powerful examples of how open societies and democratic principles have won through.With over 800 million voters, India is right to boast of being the world’s largest democracy.Malaysia’s elections provided an emphatic endorsement of the power of democracy – something that is already vibrant in Indonesia.And in the months ahead I look forward to seeing the people of Thailand, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – as well as here in Indonesia – express their views at the ballot box.The UK’s next priority across Asia is our common prosperity. It is central to the successful, thriving and sustainable societies of the future. Many of the industries that will be vital for building that successful future are still in their infancy, as indeed are the regulations that will govern them. We can work together now to fashion a common approach.And while we should celebrate the fact that a number of Asian countries have reached or are reaching middle-income status, we all know that across the region, there remain huge disparities in wealth, education and opportunity.Many governments face a serious challenge in creating quality jobs to meet people’s aspirations: in India alone, a million new job seekers enter the market every month.This is where I hope the UK can offer support to partners across Asia, in 4 key areas.The first is education.Our global campaign to promote 12 years of quality education, especially for girls, was endorsed by 53 leaders at April’s Commonwealth Summit in London, including 18 from Asia.Since 2011, we have supported more than 6.8 million primary school children in Pakistan, and a similar number in Afghanistan.In South East Asia, our Education is GREAT Campaign is reaching out to more than 660 million people, promoting the value of education and the English language – the official language of ASEAN.Meanwhile the largest number of overseas students in the UK are from China; and the 5 branch campuses of UK universities in Malaysia – as well as others in China – demonstrate the huge appetite for top quality British education, as does the fierce competition for our prestigious Chevening scholarships.Second, we are working together to improve the business climate – vital to encourage investment and create the jobs of the future.Across Asia, we will invest over £200 million through our Prosperity Fund and other programmes to help lift people out of poverty, by improving the conditions in which they are able to do business.Here in Indonesia, we are helping develop a robust digital procurement system that will reduce corruption and increase transparency.In the Philippines we have supported the Government with their Ease of Doing Business Act. And we have recently concluded an MOU with the United Nations Development Programme to help promote a fairer business environment within ASEAN.Meeting the demand for modern infrastructure across All of Asia is vital to ensure the continent is free, open and prosperous. Not just to get millions more people physically from A to B efficiently and sustainably, but also to connect them virtually, so they can access the online market place.The UK has world-class professional and financial expertise to help Asia meet that demand and to source the funds it needs to support jobs, sustainable growth and prosperity. We have cutting-edge technical know-how and world-leading financial clout in the City of London, a constituency I have been proud to represent as an MP for more than 17 years.London is the undisputed global centre for infrastructure finance, a natural hub for Green Finance, a vital contributor to new international financial products such as Indian rupee-denominated Masala bonds, underwritten in London, and a growing hub for international Islamic Finance.It may come as a surprise to some that the UK was the first Western nation to issue a sovereign sukuk – or sharia-compliant bond – and that, to date, the London Stock Exchange has issued over $48 billion of these bonds.I have also had the pleasure of attending the launch of two Indonesian Komodo Bonds in London.We recognise the importance of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for meeting Asia’s infrastructure needs.That is why we have appointed a dedicated Envoy for Professional and Financial Services who is working to promote our unique offer and to ensure that investments in Belt and Road are the right ones and meet high international standards.The third area is research, innovation and everything associated with the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.Technology self-evidently holds the key to unlocking many of the problems the world faces. The UK and our Asian partners’ strengths in science, technology and innovation mean we have a great deal to offer each other.I saw some of the fruits of this cooperation for myself at a robotics and regenerative medicine lab in Osaka, where I simultaneously found myself in the future and the past when I came face to face with Leonardo da Vinci reincarnated in robot form!When I was in China last month I saw many examples of our collaboration with Chinese institutions. I met Professors from Oxford, Cambridge and King’s College London and saw an impressive UK-China research centre working on plant science in Beijing. This kind of collaboration is at the heart of people-to-people relationship with China, bringing mutual prosperity.And in India our UK-India Technology Partnership will work in areas like AI in healthcare, electric vehicles and advance manufacturing to create new opportunities for growth and jobs.The fourth area of cooperation under the prosperity umbrella is about laying the groundwork for future Free Trade Agreements and trade partnerships across the region.The UK has always been and will continue to be a global champion of free and open international trade.After Brexit, we will work quickly to establish a new economic partnership based on the final terms of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. Japan is the second biggest source of non-European FDI into the UK. Thanks in part to our Japanese friends, a vehicle comes off a British production line every 20 seconds.We will also seek to transition EU Free Trade Agreements with Singapore, Vietnam and Republic of Korea, while exploring new opportunities, such as FTAs with Australia and New Zealand, potential membership of the CPTPP, and enhanced trading partnerships across the region.But we all know that there can be no lasting prosperity without security. That is why it is so important that we – the UK and all the countries of the region – work together to uphold the rules-based international order.The UK has plenty to offer. We are a permanent member of the UN Security Council, a committed member of NATO, the G20 and the Commonwealth, and an active participant in the Five Power Defence Arrangements in South East Asia.We have a world-class military. We are the only G20 member to spend both 2% GDP on defence and 0.7% of GDP on overseas development. We have stood shoulder to shoulder with Japan, South Korea and other countries in denouncing nuclear adventurism by North Korea.And it is why we urge all parties to respect freedom of navigation and international law in the South China Sea, including the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.Our money and military presence are playing their part across Asia. As one of the few countries able to deploy air power 7,000 miles from our shores, in 2016 we sent our Typhoons to train with Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia for the first time.Our Royal Navy has deployed two ships to the Asia Pacific this year – HMS Albion and HMS Sutherland, with more of our world class fleet due to visit by the end of the year. Our almost unbroken naval presence provides a visible demonstration of the UK’s commitment to enforcement of UNSC sanctions and to peace, security and prosperity in the region.We are strong members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements with Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. British Forces Brunei have remained there since independence, at the invitation of His Majesty the Sultan.And we are enhancing security and defence relationships elsewhere in the region, through joint military exercises with South Korea and Thailand, among other things.We are committed to a secure, free, open, inclusive and prosperous Indo-Pacific, playing an active role in maritime security in the Indian Ocean region through military, multilateral and commercial engagement and capacity building.We have used our expertise in maritime domain awareness to support regional initiatives in the Indian Ocean region.As the world’s primary hydrographic charting authority, I can proudly report we are taking steps to chart the ocean with partners, helping to improve safety at sea, trade routes and security.We are also building a new framework for cyber security cooperation with India and other countries in the region. And we are strengthening counter terrorism cooperation, with a new Regional Counter Terrorism Hub.Asia also faces challenges related to ongoing and past conflict. We have an enduring commitment to Afghanistan, as shown by our recent commitment to a troop uplift, and we are working with the international community to help Afghanistan become more stable, secure and self-reliant.The meeting of religious scholars here in Jakarta in May did much to advance the religious narrative in favour of peace.Elsewhere, we are clearing landmines in Cambodia; and providing over £129 million of assistance to date to the Rohingya people from Burma who have been forcibly displaced from their homes.These are all tangible signs of our commitment to All of Asia, and our wish to further intensify our partnerships in the region. Crucially, they also illustrate our determination to ensure that disputes in the region are resolved, not through force, militarisation or coercion, but through dialogue and in accordance with international law.I have given just a small snapshot of UK activity across Asia. I hope I have demonstrated emphatically that our All of Asia policy is broad, ambitious and focussed on the future.It recognises that Asia will be the crucible in which the world of the 21st century will be forged – fuelled in large part by the energy, creativity and entrepreneurship of the millions of young people growing up in Asia today.And our All of Asia policy is tailored to the things that will matter most to them: getting a good education, finding a decent job, having their rights respected and feeling confident that their future is secure.It is about working together, with all of Asia, in a partnership of equals. Working together to build a future that is safer, more free and more prosperous. A future in which we can all contribute fully, and achieve our full potential.I look forward to working with you all towards this shared goal. Thank you very much.last_img read more

Press release: July 2018 Price Paid Data

first_imgThis month’s Price Paid Data includes details of more than 95,500 sales of land and property in England and Wales that HM Land Registry received for registration in July 2018. Property type July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 The amount of time between the sale of a property and the registration of this information with HM Land Registry varies. It typically ranges between two weeks and two months. Data for the two most recent months is therefore incomplete and does not give an indication of final monthly volumes. Occasionally the interval between sale and registration is longer than two months. The small number of sales affected cannot be updated for publication until the sales are lodged for registration. 72,275 were freehold, a 3.7% increase on July 2017 Price Paid Data can be downloaded in text, CSV format and in a machine readable format as linked data and is released under Open Government Licence (OGL). Under the OGL, HM Land Registry permits the use of Price Paid Data for commercial or non-commercial purposes. However, the OGL does not cover the use of third party rights, which HM Land Registry is not authorised to license. 300 were of residential properties in Greater London for £1 million and over 526 were of residential properties in England and Wales for £1 million and over Other 6,267 5,803 6,263 For further information about HM Land Registry visit Price Paid Data is property price data for all residential and commercial property sales in England and Wales that are lodged with HM Land Registry for registration in that month, subject to exclusions. There is a time difference between the sale of a property and its registration at HM Land Registry.Of the 95,721 sales received for registration, 24,719 took place in July 2018 of which: 4 were of residential properties in West Midlands for more than £1 million Follow us on Twitter @HMLandRegistry ourblog and LinkedIn and Facebook. 11,819 were newly built, a 43% fall on July 2017 Press Office Of the 95,721 sales received for registration in July 2018: 2 were of residential properties in Greater Manchester for more than £1 million In the dataset you can find the date of sale for each property, its full address and sale price, its category (residential or commercial) and type (detached, semi-detached, terraced, flat or maisonette and other), whether it is new build or not and whether it is freehold or leasehold.The number of sales received for registration by property type and month Phone (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm) 0300 006 3365center_img HM Land Registry has been collecting information on Category A sales from January 1995 and on Category B sales from October 2013. Flat/maisonette 17,368 15,678 15,846 Price Paid Data categories are either Category A (Standard entries), which includes single residential properties sold for full market value, or Category B (Additional entries), such as sales to a company, buy-to-lets where they can be identified by a mortgage and repossessions. Terraced 25,554 23,243 22,363 Total 95,721 85,493 83,429 Email [email protected] HM Land Registry’s mission is to guarantee and protect property rights in England and Wales. HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862. It operates as an executive agency and a trading fund and its running costs are covered by the fees paid by the users of its services. Its ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for some 85% of the land mass of England and Wales. Contact Price Paid Data is published at 11am on the 20th working day of each month. The next dataset will be published on Friday 28 September 2018. The Price Paid Data report builder allows users to build bespoke reports using the data. Reports can be based on location, estate type, price paid or property type over a defined period of time. Semi-detached 24,964 22,251 20,897 Trafalgar House1 Bedford ParkCroydonCR0 2AQ Mobile (5:30pm to 8:30am weekdays, all weekend and public holidays) 07864 689 344 The most expensive residential sale taking place in July 2018 was of a terraced property in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London for £18,500,000. The cheapest residential sale in July 2018 was a terraced property in Henllys, Cwmbran for £6,120.The most expensive commercial sale taking place in July 2018 was in the City of Westminster for £117,450,000. The cheapest commercial sales in July 2018 were in Haringey, Greater London and Stanford-Le-Hope, Thurrock for £100.Access the full datasetNotes to editors Detached 21,568 18,518 18,060last_img read more

Press release: UK aid will protect more than 820,000 people from threat of lethal landmines

first_imgThis latest support is part of a UK commitment made at an event with HRH Prince Harry in April 2017 of £100 million support to make 150 square kilometres of land safe again over a three year period, benefiting at least 800,000 people.This latest partnership with The HALO Trust, MAG, Norwegian People’s Aid and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining is part of the £100 million commitment made last year and will support demining efforts across nine countries including;Angola:Over twenty years after Princess Diana’s iconic walk through a landmine littered field, Angola still remains one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world. Towns remain isolated due to mine threats and people are unable to return to their homes or farm land. UK support will enable communities to build houses on safe land, provide safe passage to schools and allow land to be used productively for farming.Laos:Laos remains plagued by high levels of unexploded ordnance and has some of the highest landmine casualty rates in the world. More than 40 years since the Vietnam conflict ended, contamination prevents communities from fully utilising their land which they depend upon to feed their children and earn a living. UK support will help make land safe for cultivation and hand back control to these often marginalized communities.South Sudan:South Sudan’s crippling civil conflict has led to widespread contamination, with mines and brutal cluster bombs, blocking access to fertile land that many rely on to make a living. UK support will help ensure all hazardous areas in Terekeka State will be cleared of mines by the end of 2020. If successful it will be the first state to achieve this status. Thanks to UK taxpayers’ contributions, land will be returned to impoverished local communities allowing them to farm again and feed their families.Notes to EditorsPhotos and B roll footage of the latest technology being used to clear mines, female deminers, and general footage of wider demining work can be found hereThis £46 million support from the Global Mine Action Programme 2 is a new allocation from the existing £100 million announced last year. It will be delivered through The HALO Trust, MAG, Norwegian People’s Aid and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining. Through DFID’s support, HALO & MAG will lead mine clearance, mine risk education and capacity development in Angola, Cambodia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Burma, South Sudan, Laos, Lebanon and Vietnam.DFID funding to HALO and MAG will provide support to National Mine Action Authorities (NMAAs) to help affected countries better manage their own response to contaminated land. This will ensure they have the skills and knowledge to regulate, coordinate and manage mine action more effectively, with minimal outside financial support. As well as building self-sufficiency, the projects will centre on local employment, recruiting staff from affected communities where alternative employment opportunities are limited.Of the £100 million announced last year to tackle landmines across the globe, £95 million has already been committed to projects including: The crippling legacy of fear, mutilation and devastation, which landmines leave, must be wiped out for good. UK expertise and innovation are helping to shield vulnerable people from these barbaric relics and liberating land contaminated by these devices. This will allow the poorest people to grow crops, walk their children to school without fear and ultimately give them back control over their lives. The British public should feel immense pride in their critical contribution, at a time when unprecedented numbers of innocent people are dying as a result of these brutal indiscriminate killers. This demining work will protect more than 820,000 people from the threat of barbaric relics across war-ravaged communities in Asia and Africa.Working in partnership with local authorities, governments and through world-class UK organisations such as The HALO Trust and Mines Advisory Group (MAG), our support will train local men and women to identify and remove these deadly objects. These projects will boost local employment, recruiting men and women from communities where alternative job opportunities are severely limited.UK support will also help educate a further 280,000 men, women and children about the dangers of landmines, an essential lifeline to safeguard entire communities from mutilation or death.Chief Executive of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Jane Cocking said: In addition to this, through UK Aid Match, the UK Government matched pound for pound £214,000 of public donations to MAG’s demining ‘Walk Without Fear’ appeal. This doubled the impact and helped return land to almost 8,000 people in Angola. James Cowan, CEO, The HALO Trust: If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. Global deaths and injuries from landmines have hit a ten-year high. Today, one person every hour is killed or injured by a landmine and almost half are children. These new funds will help us to rid some of the world’s most conflict-affected countries of landmines, cluster munitions and other unexploded weapons at a crucial time, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. As well as saving lives, this support will ensure vast areas of land can be returned to communities, improving lives and ensuring safe access to housing, education and medical facilities. The HALO Trust was founded exactly 30 years ago to free the world from the scourge of landmines for good. Today’s announcement from DFID moves us closer to that day and it should be a source of immense pride that UK aid is playing a key role in its realisation. Mine clearance is the very first step in creating stability, development and ultimately self-reliance for people whose lives continue to be blighted by conflicts long after they end. Thanks to British taxpayers, these people will now be able to live, learn and cultivate in safety. New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.Our support will also help train all-female demining teams, often in areas where many of the men have died in conflict. Hundreds of women from impoverished communities are being empowered through skills training in landmine clearance, vehicle mechanics and paramedic first aid to protect their communities.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: Telephone 020 7023 0600 An extension of the Global Mine Action Programme, which was delivered by The Halo Trust, MAG, Norwegian People’s Aid and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Burma, Cambodia, South Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Laos, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.‎ A programme in Afghanistan led by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).‎ A programme in Iraq and another in Sudan both delivered by UNMAS. A programme in Yemen delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Email [email protected] General media queries (24 hours)last_img read more