By Vanessa Barford Published 6 November 2014 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Greater Manchester is to get an elected mayor, George Osborne has announced. There have been numerous calls for greater decentralisation of power within England in the wake of the Scottish referendum. Could more elected mayors be the answer? Ask a dozen people to name a mayor in England and most will come up with London Mayor Boris Johnson. The charismatic blond-haired Old Etonian , who combines the gravitas of his role with an unkempt, humorous, almost "bumbling Boris" persona, certainly knows how to get publicity. But Mr Johnson is one of 16 directly elected mayors in England. Not many others have a national presence. Advocates of the mayor model of further devolution say that's not the point. Mayors are meant to be local champions. The important thing is whether people in their community … [Read more...] about Should all English cities have mayors?
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Synopsis The song reflects the state of life under the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Related BTS make history, become first K-pop group to earn Grammy nomination in major category BTS 'Dynamite' costumes in shades of pastel up for auction, may fetch $40K Fashion icons or philanthropists? BTS feel the answer to what they want to 'BE' changes every time K-Pop sensation BTS is heading towards the multi millionaire-mark LOS ANGELES: South Korean music sensation BTS have once again topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with " Life Goes On ", the lead single of their recently released album ' BE ' (Deluxe Edition). The song, a soothing melody reflecting the state of life under the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, also topped the Billboard 200 chart. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Life Goes On" is closely followed by the Grammy-nominated "Dynamite", the closing track of 'BE', on No 3 this week. "Dynamite", which is the music group's first full-fledged … [Read more...] about ‘Life Goes On’, BTS single from album ‘BE’, rules Billboard Hot 100 chart once again
France: Clement Beaune discusses ‘test for Europe’ Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they'll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. The Canadian Prime Minister is expected to soon amend the Official Languages Act, which has proclaimed English and French as the official languages of the Canadian federal state since 1969, an anonymous government source revealed to La Presse. Related articles EU in a nutshell! German vaccine just 47% effective EU tightens stranglehold as Dutch MPs BLOCK veto powers – Nexit fury The news was welcomed by Generation Frexit campaigners, who believe France's membership in the EU is … [Read more...] about ‘Long live French!’ Campaigners call for EU to drop ‘unnatural’ English language
The recent deaths of three young women in Kerala allegedly owing to dowry-related violence seems to have scarred the collective conscience of the Malayali society. While social media has exploded with hashtag campaigns reflecting the anger against the continuation of a practice like dowry, a store owner in Kochi has chosen to embark on a campaign with a difference. Abdul Latheef, who has been running a popular used-books shop near the Ernakulam Press Club for over a decade now, has offered to give the English and Malayalam versions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act and Rules for free. "If you feel that someone will benefit from a copy of this book, kindly WhatsApp me in 9895648013 the person's name, address and pin code. Neither questions nor payment will be asked," he posted in the Facebook on Wednesday evening. Token of solidarity Mr. Latheef said that it was a small token of solidarity with beleaguered women trapped in toxic relationships, including … [Read more...] about This Kerala bookshop owner gives lawbook on domestic violence for free for women trapped in toxic relations
MANILA, Philippines – After 22 Filipino fishermen aboard fishing boat Gem-Ver were sunk by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), they face another collision at home: with their own government. While the fishermen insisted that they were rammed by a Chinese vessel, President Rodrigo Duterte on June 17 dismissed their ordeal as a "maritime incident." At the same time, Duterte's men either refused to adopt the fishermen's statements or contradicted them outright. The President himself echoed China's foreign ministry, which said on June 13 that the sinking of Gem-Ver was an "ordinary maritime traffic accident." He refused to condemn China – a far cry from his outrage against the United States, the European Union, Canada, and Kuwait over perceived affronts to Filipinos. Duterte also agreed to China's offer of a joint Manila-Beijing investigation into the issue – which, according to critics, places the Philippines and China … [Read more...] about Duterte vs fishermen: Is the Philippines lawyering for China?