4 Jun

Suspected arson at city centre petrol station

first_imgPrint STAFF at a Clare Street petrol station were left visibly shaken following a suspected arson attack on two vehicles in their forecourt.Fortunately members of Limerick Fire Service were quickly on the scene to control the fire which it is said to have taken place directly over the stations petrol reserves. Two cars were left gutted by fire following the suspected arson attack including a rare Range Rover Sport V8.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Clare Street residents were visibly shocked by the incident, one man said, “I left my house after hearing a huge bang, I’m disgusted by this”. The vehicles which were targeted are believed to belong to the owner of the petrol station and the manager.Nobody was hurt during the incident but the Range Rover which was gutted is reputed to be the only model of it’s kind in Ireland. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Previous articleA winter warmerNext articleMan held in connection with disappearance admin WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsSuspected arson at city centre petrol stationBy admin – January 22, 2010 1051 last_img read more

7 May

Letting agents are ignoring ‘No DSS’ court case decision at their peril, warns Shelter

first_imgHome » News » Letting agents are ignoring ‘No DSS’ court case decision at their peril, warns Shelter previous nextRegulation & LawLetting agents are ignoring ‘No DSS’ court case decision at their peril, warns ShelterDespite warning, Propertymark says failings of the Universal Credit payment system are the root cause of discrimination among landlords and letting agents.Nigel Lewis4th August 20202 Comments1,865 Views Housing charity Shelter has accused letting agents and landlords of ignoring its recent landmark ‘No DSS’ court case win.Just over two weeks ago at York County Court a judge found that the practice of turning away applicants because they are receipt of benefits unfairly discriminated against a single mum-of-two with a disability, on the grounds of sex and disability under the Equality Act.Following the ruling, Shelter claimed letting agents and landlords now risk prosecution if they do not allow housing benefit claimants to rent their properties.Shelter’s Chief Executive Polly Neate (left) has now told a national newspaper that tenants on benefits are still contacting its switchboard since the ruling to raise concerns about the ‘No DSS’ issue.“Hundreds of people have since contacted our services with similar stories and we are still hearing of letting agents and private landlords ignoring the judgment,” she told The Guardian.“It was an incredibly important step forward, but Shelter has been fighting ‘No DSS’ for nearly two years and will continue to do so until these discriminatory practices are stamped out for good.“All landlords and letting agents should know that if they keep acting unlawfully, they could face legal action and hefty fines.”Propertymark recently echoed many landlords’ and letting agents’ complaints that it is the Universal Credit system, and not discrimination, that continues to drive their ‘No DSS’ approach.“ARLA Propertymark has consistently highlighted the issues faced by both tenants and landlords with Universal Credit being paid in arrears,” it said.“The design of the system with payments made in arrears makes paying rent on time impossible for many tenants and this presents issues for landlords who are relying on the rent to make mortgage payments.”polly neate NO DSS Universal Credit propertymark ARLA Shelter August 4, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsMick Roberts, Advance Properties Advance Properties 8th August 2020 at 2:09 pmBiggest HB UC DWP LHA Landlord in Nottingham here.I’m not taking Benefit tenants any more.Please come ask me why. U skirting round the issue.Polly Neates colleague Greg Beales said on public forum a year ago. He was ringing me to discuss. I’m still waiting. Meanwhile 1000’s more Benefit tenants become homeless and can’t get another house.It’s so easy the solution. It’s not the tenants, it’s the UC system and Neil Couling and DWP not allowing UC to talk to very important Landlord who is housing these people in a house that may cost £500+ to run every month. Do u think we giving that away to a UC system where people are trained by Imbeciles? And so Anti-Landlord? Gees, we all know the answers, but Shelter and the authorities won’t come ask us why.I want to take Benefit tenants, I can’t.Log in to ReplyPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 4th August 2020 at 11:31 amAll Landlords and Letting Agents need to do is apply the affordability criteria AND a suitable Guarantor.In Shelters own research, the affordability of Housing benefit ) or the U.C element thereof ) eliminated 97% of market rent.The York case isn’t going to make a single property more accessible to tenants in receipt of benefit and foolish of those that might have thought it would.Log in to ReplyWhat’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

18 Nov

Indonesia says 2 more avian flu cases confirmed

first_imgDec 22, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s human death toll from H5N1 avian influenza rose to 11 today with the report that tests have confirmed that a man and a boy who died last week had the virus.Samples from a 39-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy tested positive at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Hariyadi Wibisono of the Indonesian health ministry, as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP) today. The CDC tests confirmed earlier test results in Indonesia.Their cases are the 15th and 16th reported as confirmed in Indonesia. The World Health Organization (WHO) had not yet included the cases in its online tally at this writing. The WHO’s overall count currently stands at 139 cases with 71 deaths in the past 2 years.The two victims lived in different sections of Jakarta, according to a Bloomberg News report today. The man died Dec 13, and the boy died Dec 15, according to AFP.The Bloomberg report said the man had had no known contact with sick birds before he died, while the boy lived not far from a market where pet birds are sold.The story said community groups, soldiers, and student volunteers began a door-to-door campaign in Jakarta today to find and destroy sick birds in houses and backyards.last_img read more

18 Oct

Per Mertesacker bigs up Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer links

first_imgPer Mertesacker bigs up Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer links Comment Mertesacker is a fan of the centre-half (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)‘He showed so much and did it right: the courage of a Lucio who just goes forward, but also my solid game of simply finding the right man or withdrawing.‘If he continues like this, works on himself and remains consistent, he will generate more interest. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s definitely one of the most exciting central defenders the world has to offer right now.‘RB certainly made the contract extension very tasty for him. It’s exciting to see where his path is going.’MORE: Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan DinzeyiMORE: Arsenal sign midfielder Tim Akinola after release from HuddersfieldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Upamecano is a wanted man (Picture: UEFA via Getty)Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker has heaped praise onto Dayot Upamecano, amid speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League. Upamecano has impressed for Red Bull Leipzig this season and will line up at the heart of the Bundesliga side’s defence against Paris Saint-Germain in their semi-final clash on Tuesday night. Their impressive run in Europe’s premier competition has made the world’s biggest clubs sit up and take note, with Manchester United and Arsenal both linked with a potential summer swoop for the 21-year-old. Mertesacker, the former Arsenal centre-half who now runs the club’s academy, has been impressed by the manner in which he’s conducted himself. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd he expects interest to only grow for ‘one of the most exciting central defenders the world has to offer right now’.‘I was very excited about the Atletico game,’ he told Goal and Dazn. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Aug 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more