Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is 'fantastic' that hundreds of Treasury jobs will move to Darlington. The PM also said the criteria used to determine which areas received town deal funding was done in an "impartial way".
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the criteria used to determine which areas received town deal funding was "entirely objective". The Budget announced that more than £1 billion is to be given for 45 new so-called bespoke "town deals", which support areas that do not qualify for city deal-style funding, with 40 of the towns represented by Conservative MPs. "I think if you look at the map, one of the functions of the election is clearly that there are a lot of Conservative represented towns." Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Moving hundreds of Treasury jobs to Darlington will be "fantastic", Boris Johnson has said, as he revealed his ancestors were bakers in the town. Speaking to reporters on a visit to Teesport, Middlesbrough, the Prime Minister said: "I think it will be a fantastic thing to have an economic campus in Darlington - it'll take a bit of time to get going but there will be 750 jobs." In the Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the North East market town will be the base for the Treasury campus, dubbed Treasury North. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is “doing all I can to lose weight” as he announced funding to help the public get “fitter and healthier”.Mr Johnson said he has been eating fewer carbohydrates, avoiding chocolate and “no more late-night cheese”, coupled with early morning runs.
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Boris Johnson has said he is "optimistic" he will be able to begin announcing the easing of restrictions when he sets out his "roadmap" out of lockdown in England on February 22. Speaking during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies plant in Billingham, Teesside, where the new Novavax vaccine will be manufactured, the Prime Minister said: "I'm optimistic, I won't hide it from you. I'm optimistic, but we have to be cautious." Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on February 12, the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava spoke on farmers' protest. Srivastava said, "On the farmers' protest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended efforts of the Government of India to choose the path of dialogue as befitting a democracy." "He also acknowledged the responsibility of his government in providing protection to Indian diplomatic personnel and premises in Canada," he added.
With growing rage against the dissolution of the lower house of Nepal Parliament, caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli met Chief Election Commissioner on Tuesday, urging him to expedite preparations for the elections slated for April 30 and May 10 this year. Oli on Tuesday reached the office of the electoral body to take an update about the preparations for the elections. He met Chief Election Commissioner and other officials. Oli's visit to the election commission comes after a meeting of Council of Ministers decided to hold the first phase of the mid-term elections in 40 districts of Province 2 and Gandaki, Karnali, and Lumbini provinces on April 30 and in 37 districts of Bagmati, Sudurpaschim and Province 1 on May 10 in the second phase. Elected after a landslide victory in the 2017 elections, KP Sharma Oli from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) became the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nepal. The NCP was formed after the amalgamation of two communist parties in the Himalayan Nation, but it is headed for a split after more than two years. A faction under the leadership of former Prime Ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal has practically broken off from the Oli alliance but has been denied recognition from the Electoral Body.