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French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS — Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron‘s economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. Protesters walked peacefully through central Paris from […]

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO, JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead […]

Dumping of dead calves in plastic bags ‘shows disgusting disregard for area’

Dumping of dead calves in plastic bags ‘shows disgusting disregard for area’

Six dead calves were found dumped in the Stoneyford area of Lisburn Co Down in the last 24 hours. SDLP councillor Mairia Cahill yesterday said the act showed a “disgusting disregard” for the animals and the environment. Councillor Cahill, who represents the Killultagh area, said: “It has been discovered that dead calves have been dumped on private land in Stoneyford. […]

How to make it easier to save for the things that matter in 2019

How to make it easier to save for the things that matter in 2019

Tackling the resolution list in January can sometimes seem unachievable mid-month – but here are ten (somewhat) simple tips to make sure you‘ve more cash in your pocket come summertime. 1. Budget  Sit down with a pen and paper, or excel on the laptop, and put down your income and your outgoings, to show how much you have coming in […]

How this farmer‘s sheep got through the snow and fodder crisis, while he coped with depression

How this farmer‘s sheep got through the snow and fodder crisis, while he coped with depression

Eoghan Ó Conchúir had battled and taken control of depression, an illness which nearly claimed his life. Today, Eoghan sits in Dingle‘s Benners Hotel knowing that tens of thousands have listened to his call on Facebook for people to ignore the stigma that sometimes goes with depression and take steps like those which saved him last summer. Rural life isn‘t […]

Hunting with dogs to be ‘effectively halted’ in Scotland

Hunting with dogs to be ‘effectively halted’ in Scotland

Scottish ministers are cracking down on hunting with hounds in moves that will effectively shut down the activity north of the border. They have pledged to close loopholes in the law, including limiting to just two the number of dogs that can be used to hunt down a fox in hiding. Measures are also being planned to ensure that “trail […]

Farm Finance: The road to farming success is paved with realistic resolutions

Farm Finance: The road to farming success is paved with realistic resolutions

Most of us like to face into a new year with a positive ‘can do‘ attitude. We promise ourselves that we will earnestly apply our minds to tackling those chores that we should have and could have tackled long before now but didn‘t because it was easier to put them on the back burner and promise ourselves that we would […]