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Britain bottom when it comes to speaking a new language

A greater effort must be made to ensure youngsters learn a foreign language, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for South-East England has said. It comes after a new European Commission report ranks the UK at the bottom of a league table when it comes to learning new languages. Catherine said: “We cannot rely […]

“Banking Union is fast becoming Banking Union Lite – getting the taste without the commitment” – Sharon Bowles

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England and chair of the Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, denounced any “Banking Union Lite” and questioned the need to rush given that it will not lead to recapitalisation of Spain’s banks. Sharon went on to criticise the Capital Requirements Directive – the […]

“Men only” ECB rejected by Sharon Bowles

MEPs in the European Parliament have today given a final thumbs down to the Council’s intransigence in failing to commit to a better gender balance within what is effectively Europe’s most powerful financial institution, the European Central Bank. By a narrow margin, MEPs confirmed the rejection of European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board candidate, Yves […]

“Today’s vote will make financial markets safer for consumers” – Bowles

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has congratulated her colleagues for joining her in pushing for stronger investment protection rules and tighter regulation on commodity derivatives in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, voted today by the European Parliament. Sharon, who also chairs the Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs […]

Bowles backs ‘Banker to the Poor’ and independence of Grameen Bank

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England and Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has signed an open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh calling for the fair and democratic appointment of a new Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Established in 1979 and bringing forth […]

MEP backs efforts to stem trade in wild pets

Dogs and domestic cats may be the most conventional and numerous companion animals, or ‘pets’, but wild animals, such as snakes and lizards, and even meerkats and monkeys, are increasingly in demand around homes in Europe. Wild in nature and often unpredictable, these animals are not only potentially dangerous to people, able to inflict severe […]

Public consultation for proposed residents’ parking scheme in Shoreham starts

A public consultation about a proposed residents’ parking scheme for Shoreham town centre has been launched by West Sussex County Council. The authority, working with consultants Mott Macdonald, has prepared a draft plan which shows the proposed scheme boundaries for the town centre and a number of minor amendments in Shoreham Beach and other roads. […]

Sompting Village school pupils design and paint mural on walls at the Harriet Johnson Centre

In partnership with Sompting Parish Council, Adur District Council, Sompting Village School and the Harriet Johnson Centre, local artists Vanessa Breen and Nadia Chalk of Creative Waves are leading a project to paint a mural at the Centre in Sompting. The pupils of Sompting Village School have been asked to think about what they would […]

VIDEO: Sompting home explosion

FREELANCE photographer Eddie Mitchell filmed this footage showing the scene of an explosion in Hillrise Avenue, Sompting. A man had to be pulled from his burning home yesterday (Thursday, September 20) by brave passers-by after a suspected gas explosion caused a massive blaze.

Self-service terminals are being installed at Chichester Library

Top crime authors to help mark Shoreham Wordfest

Crime novel buffs in Southwick are being offered the chance to meet two of the genre’s best-selling authors next month. Brighton-based writers Danny Miller and Emlyn Rees will be talking about their books at the town’s library on Thursday October 4. It is part of this year’s Shoreham Wordfest, which showcases new authors in West […]