‘Difficult times ahead in public spending’ warns Alliance deputy leader

There are difficult times ahead in terms of public spending in Northern Ireland, the Alliance deputy leader has warned. Stephen Farry was reacting after Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris moved to set a budget for the region in the absence of a Stormont Executive. Mr Farry described as “regrettable but inevitable” that it fell to … Read more

Deputy finance minister says protests came at ‘delicate time’ for Canada’s economy

OTTAWA — Canada’s economy was already facing uncertainty when protests against COVID-19 restrictions blockaded border crossings and occupied downtown Ottawa last winter, the Department of Finance’s top civil servant told an inquiry Thursday. Michael Sabia, the deputy minister of finance, said the “Freedom Convoy” protests that began in late January came at a “very, very … Read more

Therese Coffey Appointed Deputy Prime Minister And Health Secretary

(Photo: Future Publishing via Getty Images) Liz Truss has appointed Therese Coffey deputy prime minister and health secretary. Downing Street said: “The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Dr Therese Coffey MP as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. She will also be Deputy Prime Minister.” This … Read more

Liz Truss makes ally Therese Coffey deputy PM after sacking Sunak supporters

Liz Truss rewarded close ally Therese Coffey with the job of Deputy Prime Minister as she culled a number of prominent Rishi Sunak supporters during a Cabinet reshuffle. The new Prime Minister also appointed Ms Coffey, who had been heading up the work and pensions department as is Tory MP for Suffolk Coastal, as Health … Read more

Second man charged with murder in killing of Wake County deputy

A second man is now accused of murder in the killing of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd this month. Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo, 25, was indicted Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge in Byrd’s death. The deputy died from multiple gunshot wounds Aug. 12 on a rural road in southeastern Wake County. On Thursday, his older … Read more

WVa deputy charged with violating suspect’s civil rights

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff’s deputy was charged with a federal civil rights violation after he allegedly punched and pepper sprayed a suspect, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Monongalia County Deputy Lance Kuretza, who was arrested Thursday, also is accused of writing a false report on the January 2018 incident, the … Read more

Detained man helps Richland County sheriff’s deputy during possible accidental overdose

After possibly being exposed to fentanyl, Master Deputy Rebekah Smith received some unexpected help from the man she was detaining. Body camera footage from Thursday showed the man trying to help Smith during , said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott at a press conference Friday. “There are good Samaritans,” said Lott. Smith was patrolling on … Read more

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy shot, injured in Rancho Cucamonga

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was recovering at a hospital after being shot twice early Sunday morning in Rancho Cucamonga, the sheriff’s department said. The shooting occurred after the deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked about midnight in the 57000 block of Sycamore Court, the department said. The department said … Read more