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January 19, 2018 5:58 PM Trump looks to strike deal with top Democrat to avert US government shutdown

US president Donald Trump has invited senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to the White House to try to reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown. The move comes as a bitterly divided Washington hurtles toward a shutdown amid a clash over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect 700,000 younger immigrants 4

January 18, 2018 1:10 PM University chief who complained about funding cuts was given a £45,000 pay rise for her final year before retirement

A university boss accepted a pay increase of £45,000 in the year of her retirement despite previously complaining about government ‘cuts’ to funding. Dame Julia Goodfellow, vice chancellor of the University of Kent, was paid a total of £324,000 in 2016-17, up by 16.1 per cent from £279,000 in 2015-16. The rise, revealed in the institution’s annual accounts 7

January 17, 2018 2:39 PM We won't pay! Netherlands say nations hit most by Brexit should not plug EU funding hole

THE Netherlands have warned EU nations hit most by Brexit will not plug the funding blackhole left by Britain’s decision to unshackle itself from the European Union. As Brussels chiefs count the cost of life without the UK, Jean-Claude Juncker ordered EU nations to prop-up the ailing bloc in the wake of the UK’s departure by raising their contributions 14

January 17, 2018 11:07 AM Ryedale School staff take on running challenge to raise funds

STAFF at Ryedale School are donning their running shoes to help raise funds towards extending its facilities. An extension is currently being built at the school, as well as the refurbishment of existing classrooms. The building work will be paid for from the school’s funding, however, staff also wanted to do their bit by taking part in a 30-mile marathon 9

January 17, 2018 7:42 AM Cyrille Regis tribute could be completed in two months and on display if fans can raise another £38k

The perfect tribute to Cyrille Regis is already close to completion and could be on display in West Bromwich within two months if another £38,000 can be raised. The Celebration statue has been designed to honour Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, three black players who came together at The Hawthorns in 1978 and thrived at the heart of an iconic 11

January 16, 2018 6:06 AM Bolton Council scraps £300 a week cap on social care charge

A NEW system under which the majority of Bolton’s social care recipients will face increased costs has been approved. The removal of £300 per week cap on the amount people contribute to their own non-residential care was approved at a meeting of the council’s cabinet yesterday. The move is part of a package of cuts intended to save the council £550,000. The revised 7

January 15, 2018 8:00 PM Joseph Parker is an unbeaten world champion who enjoys feasting on raw fish, scorpions and tarantulas... now Anthony Joshua is next on the menu

'I grew up watching him and I saw him in some movies and now he's probably the highest-paid athlete in the world. For him to be Samoan it's pretty inspirational. That is a trait shared by Joshua and, at first glance, they are two fighters with much in common. Both are likeable out of the ring and unbeaten inside it. But their paths to the top could hardly 10

January 10, 2018 11:05 AM Pupils get to learn in the great outdoors at Amotherby Primary School

PUPILS at Amotherby Primary School are enjoying the great outdoors thanks to a new classroom. Amotherby School Volunteers and Awards for All Grant have provided funding to enable the school to create a purpose built outdoor classroom. The area was designed and built by Playscheme enabling the grounds of the school to be used for children's learning outside 4

January 10, 2018 10:59 AM Corey Feldman seeks crowd-funding to expose Hollywood abusers

Hollywood star Corey Feldman is seeking funding to turn his New York Times best-selling autobiography, 'Coreyography', into a movie. Corey Feldman is launching the second phase of his crowd-funding campaign to make a film about alleged sexual abuse in Hollywood. The 46-year-old actor has turned to Indiegogo to raise the funds to turn his New York Times 9

January 9, 2018 4:11 AM Grants available for community and voluntary groups

COMMUNITY and voluntary groups across Adur and Worthing can start their new year with a bang by bidding for grants worth more than £3 million. Adur and Worthing Councils are urging organisations to get their bids in to a number of pots of cash made available through the public, private and third sectors. Community Works, which is the councils’ community 6