A £multi-million top grade office complex at Ebrington has moved a step closer after a government department notified the council it approved of the project. Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee held a special meeting yesterday (Thursday) to consider a Notice of Opinion for the development of two Grade A office blocks at the former Ebrington Barracks site.The Committee received an update from Council planning officials on the Notice of Opinion to approve the developments issued by the Department for Infrastructure’s Strategic Planning Team. The site involved is located at lands to the north of Waterside Roundabout, above the underground carpark.During the meeting Planning Committee, members expressed their view that in this case it was not necessary to seek a hearing in front of the Planning Appeals Commission as the proposal was broadly in line with what had been anticipated on this important regeneration site.While a full quorum … [Read more...] about Plans for two major Ebrington office blocks move to next stage
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019 that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers transfer a man in handcuffs and ankle cuffs onto a van during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019 that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy … [Read more...] about President expands fast-track deportation authority across US
Molly O'Toole Los Angeles Times Published 6:30 PM EDT Jul 22, 2019 San Diego – The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Previously, those deportations were largely limited to people arrested almost immediately after crossing the Mexican border. Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, portrayed the nationwide extension of “expedited removal” authority as another Trump administration effort to address an “ongoing crisis on the southern border” by freeing up beds in detention facilities and reducing a backlog of more than 900,000 cases in immigration courts. U.S. authorities do not have space to detain … [Read more...] about Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across U.S.
PUBLISHED: 10:46 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:53 13 March 2019 Caroline Culot A winning team; John Packman, CEO of the Broads Authority pictured second from right along with Dan James, tourism officer, Exmoor National Park, Duncan Wise, tourism officer, Northumberland National Park, Mark Holroyd, head of programme, Discover England's National ParksChris Brant, regional project manager, Discover Englands National Parks, Sarah Fowler, CEO, Peak District National Park Authority and Margaret Paren, chair, South Downs National Park Authority. Pic: submitted. A visitor experience aimed at telling the stories of England’s National Parks, including the Norfolk Broads, to new international audiences has received a top tourism accolade. The English National Park Experience Collection (ENPEC), offering ‘a taste of life across the very best of the English countryside’ received the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award, given by … [Read more...] about Norfolk Broads promoted to overseas visitors in new award winning visitor experience
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that's threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal official said Friday. Complex agreements among water users in California and Arizona haven't been signed, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said. She declared that the states missed her Thursday deadline to complete the work, which could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules. But Burman said she prefers the seven states that rely on the river to reach a consensus on protecting the water that serves 5.5 million acres of farmland. She said she would halt a process to ask those governors to explain what should happen next if California and Arizona finish all the components of a drought plan by March 4. "We are close, and I applaud those who have worked to get us close, but only done will protect this basin," she told reporters … [Read more...] about US says 2 states must finish Colorado River drought plan