The Sunday Times said Mr Johnson, Mr Sharp and Mr Blyth then had dinner at Chequers before the loan was finalised, though they denied the PM’s finances were discussed. Mr Sharp, a former Goldman Sachs banker, was announced as the Government’s choice for the BBC role in January 2021. A spokesperson for Mr Johnson dismissed the report as “rubbish” and insisted his financial arrangements “have been properly declared”. Of Mr Johnson’s private dinner with Mr Sharp, an old friend, and Mr Blyth, who is a distant relative, the spokesman said: “So what? It comes after Labour demanded a probe earlier this week into reports that Mr Johnson used Mr Blyth, reportedly worth 50 million dollars, to act as a guarantor for an £800,000 credit facility.
A MACMILLAN fundraising manager from Conwy is celebrating her 20th anniversary of working for the charity that supports people living with cancer. “In the past 20 years, I have been lucky to be invited to support many, many Macmillan coffee mornings and fetes. “I am really proud in the expansion of Macmillan information services in our hospitals, at the end of the phone, and online. “Now, the Macmillan support line is open every single day from 8am to 8pm, and we also have an online Macmillan community. To find out how you can get involved with Macmillan or access its cancer information and support please visit: www.macmillan.org.uk.3 months ago North Wales Pioneer
Railway workers are to stage a series of 48-hour strikes in December and January in the long-running dispute over jobs, pay and conditions. RMT announces 4 weeks of industrial [email protected] will put on a series of 48 hour strikes in December and January after industry bosses failed to offer any new deals to reach a settlement. pic.twitter.com/IEwpvHEjv4 — RMT (@RMTunion) November 22, 2022“The union suspended previous strike action in good faith to allow for intensive negotiations to resolve the dispute. “Yet Network Rail have failed to make an improved offer on jobs, pay and conditions for our members during the last two weeks of talks. “And we will seek to co-ordinate strike action and demonstrations where we can.2 months ago North Wales Pioneer
Here's a first look at drag queen The Vivienne who is one of the contestants in the 2023 return of Dancing On Ice. The Vivienne, who was the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, will perform with professional Colin Grafton on Dancing on Ice 2023. The Vivienne, who was the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, will perform with professional Colin Grafton on Dancing on Ice 2023. Meet the 2023 Dancing On Ice couples (Matt Frost/ITV) (Image: Matt Frost/ITV)When does Dancing On Ice 2023 start? Dancing On Ice 2023 line upFive of the Dancing On Ice 2023 couples (Matt Frost/ITV) (Image: Matt Frost/ITV)Former EastEnders actress and DJ Patsy Palmer, who was the first of the lineup to be announced, is partnered with Matt Evers.1 month ago North Wales Pioneer
THE unusual skin discolouration of a baby boy “didn’t fit with anything I had ever seen”, a consultant doctor told the murder trial of nurse Lucy Letby. Dr Jayaram told the jury of eight women and four men the situation he faced was “unusual” as the youngster’s observations were stable up to the point of collapse. What I did not give any clinical significance to at the time was unusual patches of discolouration. The doctor said: “As I stated at the time I didn’t appreciate the clinical significance of this whatsoever. Mr Myers asked: “You didn’t make that description in your notes at the time?”“No,” said the consultant.3 months ago North Wales Pioneer
A family suffered an "immeasurable loss" when a talented engineer and "proud" father was found dead after years of struggling with mental health problem. She said: "His mental health struggles had been present since 2009 when he left Anglesey Aluminium due to ill health. "He was open to the health board mental health services but his case had since been closed. CALL Mental Health Helpline for Wales (0800 132 737) provides a Wales-wide 24/7 mental health multi-channel contact service. In his funeral notice, Mr Jones' death was described as being an "immeasurable loss".3 months ago North Wales Live
Concerns over the sudden closure of the Menai Suspension Bridge were raised in the Welsh parliament this week as anger intensified among affected motorists. Pedestrians are still allowed to use the bridge and photos shared on social media this week appear to show rusting suspension hangers and corroded bridge movement joints. They have fuelled suspicions of shortcomings in the bridge’s inspection programme. READ MORE: Three bridge lanes, park-and-ride and new 'wind strategy' to tackle Menai crossing crisisAnother local agreed: "When you walk over the bridge on a regular basis you notice the deterioration." The system is one of checks – regular checks, follow-up work, analysis – and that’s what happened.”Some 40 of the hangers were replaced in 1990s.3 months ago North Wales Live
A cleaning expert has revealed how people can remove clothing stains by simply using one 30p household item. Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, has revealed how "neat" lemon juice can fix just about any material problems you might have. He explained how it can be used to remove notoriously tricky grease and fat stains from clothing - even white shirts. Deyan said: "Rub neat lemon juice onto any grease marks and let it do its work. Not only is lemon juice great on clothing, but it is often even safer to use than other commercial cleaners.3 months ago North Wales Live