Beach Buddies Needs a Roofer
Charity Beach Buddies has been spending time giving the famous Knockuskey Cottage at Niarbyl a spring clean and a new paint job, but they need some help.
A post on their Facebook page said: ‘Recent storms have taken their toll on the roof and we are in need of someone with roofing expertise who could perhaps give us some advice/time to repair damaged slates. It’s not a huge job, but finding the correct type of slates might be more difficult.’
You can contact Beach Buddies on their Facebook page.
Over 70s Letters Due
The final batch of invitation letters to those who are 70 years of age and over and those who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable should all be delivered by Wednesday 3 March at the latest. If you believe you are in this group, and have not received your letter by 5 March, please contact your GP in the first instance.You must wait to receive your letter before contacting 111.
Prince Philip’s Procedure
The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace has said. The palace said he will likely remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for ‘a number of days’. Prince Philip, 99, has already spent 16 nights in hospital. He was being treated for an infection and moved to St Bart’sHospital in London on Monday for tests and observation on his heart condition.
Harry and Megan Interview to Air on Monday
ITV is to show Harry and Meghan’s sit down interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey next week. Oprah With Meghan and Harry will air on Monday 8 March at 9pm on ITV, the day after it is broadcast in the US.
We Don’t Trust You
The EU is ‘negotiating with a partner it simply can’t trust’ in post-Brexit talks, Ireland’s foreign minister has said. On Wednesday, the UK said it would unilaterally extend grace periods for Irish Sea border checks, a move the EU said was a breach of international law. Simon Coveney said he preferred ‘engagement’, but the UK government was driving the EU towards legal action. The grace periods mean procedures and checks are not yet fully applied.
Amazon Opens Till-Less Store
Amazon has opened a till-less grocery store in London – its first ‘just walk out’ shop outside the US. Visitors to Amazon Fresh scan a smartphone app when entering and are automatically billed as they leave. The store stocks hundreds of own-brand items as well as third-party products, and also serves as a place to collect and return goods bought online. Campaigners have raised privacy concerns but one retail expert said the opening marked a ‘watershed moment’.