Exclusive: Opposition to fees ban strongest in rural, Conservative constituencies

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Exclusive: Opposition to fees ban strongest in rural, Conservative constituencies previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: Opposition to fees ban strongest in rural, Conservative constituenciesAnalysis of those who have signed e-petition calling for ban to be replaced with a fees cap reveals where opposition is most vocal.Nigel Lewis19th January 201802,179 Views SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST THE LETTINGS FEE BAN HEREOpposition among agents to the government’s tenant fees ban is strongest in rural, Conservative-voting area of the country, The Negotiator can reveal.Analysis of the 8,500 people who have so far signed an e-petition calling on the government to do a U-turn on the policy and instead bring in a fees cap reveals that the areas with the most signatures are all rural and semi-urban areas with Conservative MPs.The only exceptions to this rule are Coventry, six of London’s inner boroughs including Battersea, Bermondsey, Limehouse, West Ham, Ealing and Finchley, plus, Brighton and Hove, Bournemouth and Bristol West.The areas where most people have signed the petition are in parts of Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, East Sussex, Kent, Essex, East Anglia, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.Opposition to a ban is weaker in the north although there are hotspots of people signing the petition in North Lincolnshire and Lancashire.Within housing minister Dominic Raab’s constituency of Esher & Walton in Surrey, 17 people have signed the petition, while in Sajid Javid’s constituency of Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, 15 people have.The constituency with the highest number of signatures is in Kettering, where 75 people have signed it, held by Tory MP Philip Hollobone. Running a close second is Bournemouth West with 70 signatures, held by another Tory, Conor Burns.The e-petition, which The Negotiator is urging all agents to sign, was initiated by an Essex lettings firm Friend & Farrelly Property Services.“Tenant fees are a must to survive as a business, we will have to pass on our lost fees to landlords, speaking to our landlords they plan to raise their rents to cover their fees immediately,” says Rob Farrelly (pictured, left).“This action makes no sense at all, we can keep everyone happy, set a reasonable cap so tenants, agents and landlords can continue to survive comfortably.”Sign the petition here.  lettings fee ban lettings fees ban Lettings fee petition letting petition Rob Farrelly Savid Javid tenant fees tenant fees ban tenants’ fees bill dominic raab Friendly & Farrelly Property Services January 19, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Police searching for suspect after attempted robbery, shooting on Corby Blvd

first_img WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Police searching for suspect after attempted robbery, shooting on Corby Blvd By Jon Zimney – July 14, 2020 0 381 Google+ Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Police in South Bend are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that happened around 2 a.m. on Monday, July 13.Investigators say a male suspect approached the victim, who was walking in the 900 block of Corby Boulevard.The suspect demanded the victim’s belongings and shot him in the leg. The victim will be okay.Anybody with information is encouraged to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Previous articleAnnual Art Beat event in downtown South Bend canceledNext articleSouth Bend Schools releases COVID-19 classroom plans, options 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. IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Islip Terrace Bicyclist Hit by Car Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 76-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle in Oakdale over the weekend has died, Suffolk County police said.Presley Bizzaro, of Islip Terrace, was pronounced dead Saturday at Southside Hospital.The victim was riding his bicycle northbound across Sunrise Highway South Service Road when he was struck by a Toyota Camry making a left turn from Oakdale-Bohemia Road at 9:30 a.m. Friday, police said.The driver was neither injured nor charged.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor El Paso and Dayton Victims

first_imgGov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor El Paso and Dayton Victims August 05, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to half-staff to honor the victims of the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton, and the two young women shot in Philadelphia over the weekend. Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those struggling. We cannot accept this violence as normal. We must act.”The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The United States flag has already been ordered to half-staff during this time.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.last_img read more

Jadestone step closer to development of offshore gas fields in Vietnam

first_imgJadestone Energy has received approval for Outline Development Plans (“ODP”) for its gas fields located offshore Southwest Vietnam.The approval was granted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MOIT”) for the Nam Du and U Minh gas fields in block 46/07 and block 51.According to Jadestone, the approval serves as a formal starting point for the development of these fields. Front End Engineering and Design (“FEED”) work, and negotiations of a Gas Sales Agreement (“GSA”) will begin immediately, Jadestone said.Paul Blakeley, President and Chief Executive Officer: “I am delighted by this key approval, which we accept as a strong vote of confidence in Jadestone’s ability to deliver these offshore gas developments, which are so deeply important for Vietnam…This is a perfect example of one of the central strands of our strategy, which we unveiled 18 months ago, which is to add value by commercializing near-term undeveloped discoveries, especially gas fields with logical ties to the gas-hungry domestic markets in Southeast Asia.”The company’s ODPs propose commercializing the Nam Du and U Minh fields, which contain high quality, low CO2 gas resource, as stand-alone developments, utilizing existing infrastructure including a nearby pipeline to feed the onshore Ca Mau power complex and adjacent 800,000 tonne/year fertilizer plant.As of January 1, 2016, the fields were estimated by LR Senergy to hold recoverable 2C resources of 202 bcf gas and 0.7 million bbls of liquids.Jadestone plans to complete FEED work and GSA negotiations prior to submitting a Field Development Plan by approximately 3Q 2019. The target for first gas production remains late 2021.last_img read more

Other Sports Saina Nehwal Crashes Out, Parupalli Kashyap Lone Indian In Korea Open Badminton

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Incheon: Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian to survive in the singles event after star shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth made first round exits at the Korea Open badminton tournament in Incheon on Wednesday. Kashyap registered a comfortable 21-16 21-16 over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in a men’s singles match match that lasted 42 minutes. The first round casualties for India included World Champion Sindhu, who bowed out of the tournament after going down 7-21 24-22 15-21 at the hands of USA’s Beiwen Zhang, Sai Praneeth and Saina — both retired hurt in their respective first round matches.  World Championships bronze-medallist Sai Praneeth was trailing 9-21 7-11 when he conceded the match to fifth-seeded Anders Antonsen of Denmark due to an ankle injury. London Olympic bronze medallist Saina was trailing 21-19, 18-21 and 1-8 against South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun when she was forced to retire. Saina’s husband and personal coach Kashyap said she retired because of gastroenteritis problem. Also Read |  When Saina Nehwal and her husband met Hrithik Roshan”It seems she had a relapse of the gastroenteritis that bothered her early in the year. She was feeling dizzy and vomited yesterday. In fact, she went to the stadium straight from the hospital today,” he said. “Still she could have won but when it went to three games, she didn’t have anything left in her tank. We need to check with the doctor when we go back. It has been a difficult year for her.”  Also Read | Saina: Manav Kaul to essay role of Nehwal’s coach Pullela Gopichand in biopic?Saina had a 2-0 head-to-head record against Eun in their previous matches. Saina has had a tough year owing to injuries. She won the  Indonesia Open at the beginning of the season but has struggled since then. At the China Open Super 1000 event last week, she made a first-round exit. Sindhu also seems to be facing a rough patch after the high of winning the World Championships. The Olympic silver-medallist was knocked out of the China Open by Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in the second round last week.  Interestingly, the 26-year-old former winner here had defeated Zhang en route her World Championships gold at Basel. The Chinese-born American prevailed over the Indian twice last year at the India Open and Denmark Open.last_img read more

No. 3 Wisconsin ready for upset-minded Phoenix

first_imgDuring a 16-game winning streak last season, the closest margin of victory for the Wisconsin men’s basketball came less than 140 miles away against the Green Bay Phoenix.Led by senior guard Keifer Sykes, the Phoenix put up a tough fight against the then No. 20 Wisconsin, but thanks to 14 second-half points from Frank Kaminsky, the Badgers ultimately came away from the Resch Center with a 69-66 win.But as the teams are set to square off for the 16th straight season Wednesday, that game just more than a year ago in Green Bay is one that still sticks out in several of the UW player’s minds.“Green Bay’s a good program,” Wisconsin junior forward Sam Dekker said. “They almost knocked us off last year. … They knocked us off before I got here but we’re still reminded of that. They always play us pretty tough and pretty well so they’re not a team you can look down upon because they’re a team that can knock anyone off at any time.”Sykes led the Phoenix in scoring and torched the Badgers for 32 points last season in Green Bay. Earlier this week he was one of 50 players to be named to the Wooden Award – given annually to the nation’s top player – Preseason Top 50 along with Dekker and Kaminsky.Much like Wisconsin, Green Bay is returning the majority of their team that won the Horizon League Championship last season. Wisconsin redshirt senior guard Josh Gasser knows they’ll be in for a tough non-conference test come Wednesday.“It’s going to be a battle,” Gasser said. “It will be no different this year. They got Sykes returning who dropped 30-some [points] on us last season and he’s only gotten better. So they got their core group back for the most part, as do we, so I’m expecting another grind it out, great game.”Entering their second week ranked No. 3 in the AP poll, the Badgers (2-0) are coming off two wins this past weekend to open up their season. Last Friday, Wisconsin took care of Northern Kentucky before disposing of Chattanooga Sunday afternoon.Wednesday the Badgers will be aided by the return of redshirt senior forward Duje Dukan who will be back after missing the first two games of the regular season due to a NCAA ruling on his eligibility. Dukan will add depth to the UW frontcourt as he will likely be the first or second guy off the bench this season.Dukan’s forced absence was one that was met with much criticism by his teammates, prompting the “Free Duje” hashtag to make its rounds. Now that he’s back, Dukan’s teammates are anxiously awaiting his return to the court as he can provide yet another threat for this already talented Wisconsin team.“It’s huge for us,” Gasser said of Dukan’s return. “I mean, Duje’s an incredible player. It just gives us another scoring option that we already have. He’s been waiting for his time so long in his career – freshman, sophomore, his redshirt year – so he was really excited about his senior year, and now I think he’s even more excited to get back at it.”But as one can imagine, Dukan is the one that is most excited to return to the court. He’s more than ready to ditch the three-piece suit for the cardinal and white of a Wisconsin jersey.“I can’t wait,” Dukan said. “Can’t even put it into words how excited I am to put the jersey back on and get ready to get out with the guys on Wednesday.”Wisconsin is a perfect 16-0 against the Phoenix in Madison and own a 19-1 overall record against their in-state rival. The Badgers haven’t had much trouble against other Horizon League teams, posting a 60-3 mark against the conference overall.Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday night from the Kohl Center. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more

David Duncan aims at ref Agbovi for ‘gifting Edubiase equalizer’

first_imgKotoko were on course to get three points on Sunday against Edubiase if it wasn’t for some dodgy officiating from the center referee.That’s according to David Duncan.”William Agbovi, to a very large extent, gifted Edubiase their equaliser” because he failed to give Kotoko a foul in the lead up to the goal.Duncan insists his left-back “was being pulled all over the place” and dispossessed before Edubiase’s Haminu Dramani’s stunning strike. That aside, the coach was quick to praise his opposition.”Edubiase played very well. Coming up against Kotoko, we should not expect that a team will underperform. Any team coming up against Kotoko plays above themselves and Edubiase were not different so 2-2 it ended,” said Duncan.”We didn’t get off the blocks on a bright note. We were a bit jaded getting off the blocks. The coordination between the backline was not as efficient as we would have liked it to be,” Duncan said The Reds will host Heart of Lions on Wednesday at the Baba Yara Stadium.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more