UN experts have expressed serious concerns about t

first_imgUN experts have expressed serious concerns about the impact of government austerity on the rights of disabled people and other disadvantaged groups.In a scathing report, the UN committee on economic, social and cultural rights said it was “seriously concerned” about the “disproportionate adverse impact” of the austerity measures introduced by successive Tory-led governments.And it questioned why the government had made no attempt to carry out a “comprehensive assessment of the cumulative impact” of these measures on the economic, social and cultural rights of disabled people and other groups.Justin Tomlinson (pictured), the minister for disabled people, tried to dismiss the report as “very historical” when he spoke at a meeting of the all-party parliamentary disability group on Tuesday (28 June), even though the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provided updated information to the committee in April, and the Just Fair consortium of UK human rights organisations provided its own updated report last month.The UN committee has now become just the latest in a series of expert, influential organisations to call for a cumulative impact assessment of government cuts and reforms on disabled people, a demand disabled activists have been making since at least the autumn of 2011, when first Pat’s Petition and then the WOW petition demanded such action by the government.These organisations include EHRC, parliament’s joint committee on human rights, the Department for Work and Pensions’ own social security advisory committee, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.The committee said it was “deeply concerned” about the social security reforms introduced by the coalition and the current Conservative government, and said it was “particularly concerned” about the impact on groups such as disabled people, women, children and low-income families.It called for the benefit cuts that came in through the 2012 and 2016 welfare reform acts to be reversed.It also raised concerns about how often the UK government used benefit sanctions, and the absence of “due process and access to justice” for those who have been sanctioned, and called for a review of their use.When asked by Disability News Service (DNS) for his response to the report, during Tuesday’s meeting, Tomlinson said: “I don’t want to have a political debate, because I will probably lose, but in reality we are spending £3 billion a year more on supporting people with long-term health conditions and disabilities than when we came into office.“There are always requests for different ways we could spend money, different places we could spend more money.”And he said that DWP had to justify “every bit of our expenditure to Treasury”.When DNS asked whether this meant he was saying the UN committee was wrong and its conclusions were unfounded, and whether he was aware of the report, he said: “I am aware and we will publish our full response but we are not in a position to do that yet.”But he said: “There is still much more that we need to do.“That is absolutely the case as to why the secretary of state has gone for the green paper [on employment support for disabled people, due to be published later this year], rather than a white paper, where it is ‘we know best’… whereas the green paper is about opportunity [for disabled people and others to have their say].”He added: “They have made a series of recommendations. We will look at that. Many of those things we are already doing, because this is very historical.”When DNS pointed out that the report was not historical and had been provided with up-to-date information from disabled campaigners in the last few months, Tomlinson said: “You and I can disagree on that.“I am not dismissing the importance of it, I am just saying that some of the things that have been looked at have already been responded to.”The UK ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 1976 and was last reviewed on its progress on implementing the treaty in 2009, under the last Labour government.The committee is one of 10 bodies that monitor the implementation of the UN’s main human rights treaties.Because the UK has ratified the treaty, it is obliged to use the “maximum of its available resources” to progressively achieve the “full realization of economic, social and cultural rights”.The committee warned all the countries that have signed up to the treaty in 2012 that austerity measures must be “temporary, necessary, proportionate, and not discriminatory and must not disproportionately affect the rights of disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and groups”.Among other concerns raised by the committee in its “concluding observations”, it criticised the UK’s failure to bring into force the Equality Act measures on dual discrimination, which would outlaw, for example, cases in which people are directly discriminated against for being both disabled and gay, or for being both black and a woman.The committee also said that it was concerned that disabled people, young people and those belonging to ethnic, religious or other minorities continued to be disproportionately affected by unemployment.And it raised concerns about the “persistent critical situation in terms of availability, affordability and accessibility of adequate housing” in the UK, and the “significant” rise and “exceptionally high levels” of homelessness affecting disabled people and other groups, particularly in England and Northern Ireland.It also raised concerns about the government’s reforms to legal aid and the introduction of employment tribunal fees, which it said had “restricted access to justice, in areas such as employment, housing, education and social welfare benefits”.And it called for more information in the UK’s next report to the committee on the impact of its national strategy on gender-based violence, particularly on disabled women and girls.In a tiny section on the “positive aspects” of the UK’s progress, the committee praised the 2009 ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – under the last Labour government – the introduction of the Care Act 2014 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as well as work by the Scottish government on integrating refugees and on drawing up a human rights national action plan.EHRC welcomed the report and again called on the government to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of its policies on disabled people and other groups, and called on it to “improve its planning and monitoring of reforms to social security” and review social security policies which have led to cuts in protection.Lorna McGregor, an EHRC commissioner, also highlighted the committee’s concerns on access to justice.She said: “Recent reforms to civil law justice have had particular impacts on disabled people, women and ethnic minorities.“For example, the introduction of fees for employment tribunals has resulted in large drops in the numbers of claims brought for discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, race and sexual orientation.“I welcome this report by the UN and we will now work with civil society organisations to hold the government to account in this area.”last_img read more

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Jeremy Corbyn called for a general election in his

first_imgJeremy Corbyn called for a general election in his response to the Prime Minister’s Brexit statement today.Outlining the reasons for which Labour would not be supporting Theresa May’s “new bold offer”, the Labour leader pointed out that “no compromise would survive the upcoming Tory leadership contest”.He also described the 10-point plan as “riddled with contradictions and wishful thinking”, arguing that it does not “represent a genuine compromise”.Corbyn raised the insolvency of British Steel, which threatens thousands of jobs, and said the government should be “prepared to step in”. Labour has urged for the company to be brought into public ownership.The opposition leader concluded: “That is why it is time for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock and give the country a say.”Below is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the Brexit statement.I thank the Prime Minister for advance copy of this statement. In fact, I received it yesterday when the Prime Minister made an appeal titled “Seeking Common Ground in Parliament”. And where did she make this appeal? Not in parliament but in a small room just down the road.Mr Speaker, it is now clear the bold new deal the Prime Minister promised is little more than a repackaged version of her three times-rejected deal. The rhetoric may have changed but the deal has not. I thank the Prime Minister for her letter. It offers no change on a customs union, no change on Single Market alignment and no dynamic alignment on environmental protections.This Government is too weak and too divided to get this country out of the mess they have created. For over two years, the Prime Minister bullishly refused to consult the public or Parliament. She did not seek a compromise until after she had missed her own deadline to leave. And by the time she finally did she had lost the authority to deliver.That became evident during the six weeks of cross-party talks that ended last week – talks that were entered into constructively on both sides to see if a compromise was possible.But while those talks were going on, Cabinet minister after Cabinet minister made statements undermining what their colleagues in the room were offering. The Foreign Secretary, Leader of the House, International Trade Secretary, and Treasury Chief Secretary all made clear they would not tolerate a deal which included a customs union, while Tory leadership contender after Tory leadership contender took it in turns to make it absolutely clear that any compromise deal would not be honoured.Therefore, Mr Speaker, no matter what the Prime Minister offers, it is clear no compromise would survive the upcoming Tory leadership contest.The multiple leaks reported from Cabinet yesterday show the Prime Minister couldn’t even get the compromise deal she wanted through her own Cabinet. And it is clear that the shrunken offer that emerged satisfied no one, not her own backbenchers, not the DUP and, Mr Speaker, not the Official Opposition either.No Labour MP can vote for a deal on the promise of a Prime Minister who only has days left in her job. Even if the Prime Minister could honour her promises, the deal she is putting before us doesn’t represent a genuine compromise.Her 10 point plan is riddled with contradiction and wishful thinking.Firstly, the Prime Minister pretends she is delivering something new with a temporary customs union. This isn’t a compromise – it’s just accepting the reality.Under the withdrawal agreement we will already be in a temporary customs union through the transition period – which can last up to 4 years.And if not we will enter the backstop – which in effect keeps us in a customs union too, without any say.Secondly, why would this House legislate for a plan which is has already been comprehensively rejected by the EU?The Government wants to align with the EU on goods to keep frictionless trade, while at the same time wants to pursue trade deals which would undermine this. It’s simply not compatible.The technology they need to continue to pursue their Chequers plan doesn’t exist, has already been ruled out by the EU as illegal, impractical and an invitation to fraud.And, Mr Speaker, the Government has failed to provide any economic analysis to show this would make us better off.Why would the House support such a chaotic, desperate approach?Labour set out a sensible compromise plan over a year ago, including a comprehensive and permanent customs union with the EU that gives us a say. That would allow us to strike trade deals as part of the world’s biggest trading bloc bringing investment while maintaining the highest standards.It is credible and achievable and the best way to protect industry, manufacturing and jobs something this Government is woefully indifferent to as the latest steel crisis shows. The Government must be prepared to step in and take a public stake to save thousands of high skilled jobs at British Steel a foundation industry for any major economy.Instead, the Tory obsession is for striking trade deals with the likes of Donald Trump. They prioritise chlorinated chicken, further NHS privatisation and deregulation over protecting supply chains and jobs in this country.On workers’ rights, Mr Speaker, we have yet to see the full package the Government intends to bring forward.But many in the Trade union movement remain deeply sceptical. As Francis O’Grady of the TUC said yesterday and I quote: “This reheated Brexit deal won’t protect people’s jobs and rights”.On environmental protections, it is clear the Prime Minister is not offering dynamic alignment and that under her proposals the UK could fall behind in a number of areas, with only a toothless regulator under the control of the Environment Secretary in place of binding international commitments.Finally, Mr Speaker, on the issue of a confirmatory vote, I’m sure nobody here will be fooled by what the Prime minister is offering.Will the Prime Minister tell us now if this offer is genuine. Will she give her party a free vote on this issue or will she as before whip against a confirmatory referendum?If the Government truly believes this is the best deal for the economy and for jobs, they should not fear putting it back to the people.Mr Speaker, for too long, our politics has been seen through a prism of leave or remain. This is dividing our society and poisoning our democracy.It means vital issues are being neglected by Government the crisis in our schools and hospitals the housing crisis and the cruelty of their social security policy.Our country needs leadership to bring us together. However, this Prime Minister is not the person to do this.Throughout the last 3 years, she has made no attempt to unite the country. She has been focused only on keeping her divided party together. It hasn’t worked.And now her time has now run out. She no longer has the authority to offer a compromise and cannot deliver.That is why it is time for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock and give the country a say.Tags:Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /last_img read more

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Police foot patrols to double in Bayview by November

first_img Tags: Bayview • police Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% This is part of an effort to Cover the Police — a collaboration with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism to look at how the police operate in the Mission District and elsewhere in the city. Bayview Station Captain Raj Vaswani said at a Tuesday community meeting at the Bayview Station that he would double foot patrols in the Bayview by November.  Police Chief William Scott recently announced that the police department would nearly double the number foot patrols citywide to more than 100. A good number of those will go to the Mission District, where foot patrols will quadruple in the next week. Vaswani, who worked as a lieutenant at Mission Station in the mid-2000s, said the Bayview currently deploys four foot-patrol officers. He said that number would increase within the next week, and would increase even more in November. Vaswani said he needs time to choose the right officers for the right spots. “I just don’t want to stick anyone in that slot,” he said. The captain said he will be placing two officers on San Bruno Avenue, four to six officers on 3rd Street and two officers in Potrero Hill. He said he is still working on scheduling, but he will definitely deploy officers during evening commuting hours. Vaswani said there were no foot patrols in Potrero Hill when he joined Bayview Station three years ago. He tried several different foot patrol officers for the neighborhood, but it has taken some time to find the right officer for the neighborhood. That officer is now permanent and will be joined by another in November. “The key component to finding the right foot patrol officers is someone who wants to do it and has a good personality — kind of like a social butterfly,” he said. “Every person they connect with is another eye and ear for the police department.”  The beat areas Vaswani described were fairly consistent with those listed in a 2006 report on community policing. Then, foot patrols were deployed in two sections on the Third Street corridor, the San Bruno corridor and a third zone comprising Potrero Hill, “Hunter’s View” and West Brook. The report also listed two “district-wide” zones, which Vaswani didn’t mention. But Vaswani said he wanted to see more overlap in the beat areas. “Ideally, if I had my way, I would have foot beats overlapping,” he said. “Third Street should be an overlap foot beat, but it’s currently divided between one side of the watch to the other, [and they] only overlap some days.” Vaswani also explained that because the Bayview has what he estimated to be 28 percent of the city’s public housing developments, he currently deploys some 14 “housing officers,” whichoften act like community police and foot patrols.“They go out on foot every day, do a lot of community events, so they’re kind of like a foot patrol,” he said. “But they don’t get reflected as a foot patrol,” he added, explaining that traditional foot patrols only cover retail corridors.    He said he’ll be adding two more housing officers by November. The announcement, mixed in with a recap of Bayview Station’s progress on August’s major crimes in the area, was met with little reaction from the crowd of 11 attendees. “I haven’t had a lot of experience [with beat patrols],” said Melodie, who has been attending Bayview Station community meetings since 2009 but who declined to give her last name. “But it makes a lot of sense to have officers interact with the local community. They can get a better grasp on crime.” center_img 0%last_img read more

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Fresh Onepot meals and dinner conversations over fish stew

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter I had more than one reason to transition to teaching home cooks after 20+ years of experience as a food professional. I believe that cooking at home helps build a healthier food system and a stronger community. Starting at the market, our choices can support responsible growers, producers, and sellers. At the stove, we dedicate time and attention to the ones we love. Around the table, we talk and weave the threads of our individual lives into a communal fabric.The transformation of my son from an extension of my body into a young adult seeking independence and answers elsewhere has renewed my commitment to cooking. These days, dinner offers one of the few times he allows himself to be folded into the embrace of parental care. In search of a way to remain glued to the spot where I am when these moments come my way, I have taken to making one-pot dishes. These mean I do not have to get up from my chair until dinner is over.Just last week, inspired by the responsibly sourced fish at Bi-Rite, I claimed an hour to make a fish stew Ernesto has always loved. It paid off. We lingered over cod bones and shrimp shells for some time — and he even asked that I turn leftovers into pasta sauce for the following evening’s dinner. Fish stewfor 4 people with some leftovers for pasta saucePrint out here.12 calamari16 mussels 1 cup basil leaves2 garlic cloves14-ounce can peeled tomatoessalt to taste3 tablespoons olive oil + more for finishingred pepper flakes to taste1 pound black cod (or other white fish you like: true cod, tilapia, sea bass)4 1” thick country bread slices for serving8 head-on large gulf shrimps (note that head on is ideal, if you can’t find them headless will do)Clean the calamari as follows: separate the bodies from the tentacles. Turn the tentacles upside down and squeeze out the beak. Turn over and snip off the eyes and brain. Stick your index finger in the calamari body and find the bone, it feels like a hard cellophane stick. Pinch it free and pull it out in its entirety, it should be the length of the body. Squeeze out the guts. Note:  You can buy cleaned calamari, but cleaning your own is quite satisfying.Check the mussels. If any are open, tap them on the counter, if the two valves shut together you can use them, but discard any that remain open. Sometimes mussels have a little beard that needs to be removed by pulling down from the pointy tip of the shell toward its curved end.Stack the basil leaves and roll them as if they were a joint. Using a sharp chef’s knife slice them into very thin ribbons. Smash the garlic cloves with the side of your knife, remove the skin and leave whole. Pour the tomatoes into a bowl, fill the empty can with water and swirl it around to capture the left-behind tomatoiness, then pour into the bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and smash by squeezing with your hands.Place the mussels in a small sauté pan over high heat and cover. Within two to three minutes, they will open and release liquid. Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon, being mindful to let the liquid that is still in the shells fall back down into the pan.Bring the heat to medium-low and add three tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic, half the basil and a pinch of red pepper flakes to the pan. When the oil is heated and you can smell the garlic without bending over the stove, remove the garlic and add the tomatoes. Stir and let simmer for about 10 minutes, taste to adjust salt as needed.Delicately lower the cod into the tomato mixture skin side down. Time it to cook eight to 10 minutes in a gentle but visible simmer. You will see the sides shrinking and the flesh turn to a more pronounced shade of white. While the cod is cooking, toast the bread slices until slightly crunchy on top but still with a soft heart. Rub them lightly with one of the garlic cloves you removed from the pan, wrap them in a napkin to stay warm, then place them on the table in a bread basket. Also, ready a trivet next to the bread basket.Add the shrimp to the pan. As soon as you see them changing color on the sides flip them and add the calamari. Cover and cook for another two to three minutes. Remove the lid, add the mussels and turn off the flame. Season with red pepper flakes to taste, finish with a circular thread of olive oil and scatter the remaining basil on top. Bring the pan to the table and place on the trivet. Instruct your guests to move a slice of bread from the basket into their bowl and top it with the soup.Note: There will be leftovers, mostly sauce, but hopefully some fish as well. You can use that for a pasta sauce as follows. Fish the seafood out of the soup, flake the cod and slice the calamari. Shrimp and mussels can be left whole.Place your pasta to cook in well salted, boiling water and time it for three minutes less than the suggested cooking time. Spaghetti or linguine are best suited for this, but feel free to use other cuts you may already have.While the pasta is cooking, pour the tomato in a sauté pan to heat and slightly thicken. Add the fish to the sauce for just the last couple of minutes to warm throughout. Using a handheld strainer, remove the pasta from the pot and transfer to the pan. Toss over a high flame for one to two minutes. Finish with a thread of olive oil and serve immediately.center_img Email Addresslast_img read more

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SAINTS Academy beat Warrington 5020 at the weeken

first_imgSAINTS Academy beat Warrington 50-20 at the weekend writes Graham Henthorne, Team Manager.With Dom Speakman at his imperious best the home side were lucky to be within touching distance.Point a minute scoring in the first quarter saw the Saints run in four unanswered tries. Jordan Case opened the scoring charging onto a Danny Yates pass and drives from the big two, Joe Bate and Brad Ashurst on the next set, gave Corey Lee space to put Leon Tatlock over in the corner.Quick hands down the right put James Hill away and he gave a perfect inside ball to Mark Percival for the first of the centres four tries.Percival scored his second on the restart running a great line back on the inside from Speakman’s ball.Good defence at the line from Corey Lee kept the Wolves out but only delayed the inevitable as poor tackling let the home side in.Percival repaid his winger as he twice broke down the right before finding Hill on the outside for the fifth try of the half but a knock on at the restart allowed the Wolves to close the gap at the whistle.The Saints turned on the style at the start of the second half with another four try burst to put the result beyond doubt.A break down the middle by the impressive Jordan Case from Yates’ short ball found its way via Nathan Skupski to Corey Lee who went over in the corner.The home side were finding the Saints pack a handful epitomised by Brad Ashurst who twice drove into the heart of the Wolves driving them back giving room for Ste Yates to drive over.A Speakman break put Percival in for his hat-trick and from the kick off a 50 metre break from his half back partner Yates gave Tatlock a walk in for his second.The Wolves pulled one back before Percival showed his class yet again in crossing for his fourth wide out.The pack led by Bate, Ashurst and Connor Dwyer rolled over their opposition giving Speakman and Yates all the time in the world to bring the best out of Percival et al.Next week is liable to be a tougher proposition as the Academy travel to Stanningley to face the Rhinos.Match Summary:Warrington:Tries: Nathan Hill, Keith Holden, Brad Smith, Ben WarrilowGoals: Bobby Goulding 2Saints:Tries: Corey Lee, James Hill, Mark Percival 4, Ste Yates, Leon Tatlock 2, Jordan CaseGoals: Mark Percival 2, Jordan Case 3Half Time: 24-12Full Time: 50-20Teams:Warrington:1. Jake Melling, 2. Jack Milligan, 3. Nathan Hill, 4. James Nurney, 5. Ben Warrilow, 6. Bobby Goulding, 7. Brad Marwood, 8. Jack Morrison, 9. Ben Moores, 10. Gav Bennion, 11. Mat Dowman, 12. Jacque Peat, 13. Keith Holden.Subs: 15. Ashley Platt-Hughes, 16. Sam Brookes, 17. Brad Smith, 20. Olly Giles.Saints:1. Corey Lee, 2. James Hill, 3. Mark Percival, 4. Ste Yates, 5. Leon Tatlock, 6. Dom Speakman, 7. Danny Yates, 8. Joe Bate, 9. Callum Welsby, 10. Brad Ashurst, 11. Jordan Case, 12. James Tilley, 13. Connor Dwyer. Subs: 14. Jack Jones, 15. Adam Hesketh, 16. Jordan O’Neill, 17. Nathan Skupski.last_img read more

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DEFEATS have given me a more rounded view of the

first_img“DEFEATS have given me a more rounded view of the game…”They’re the words of Jon Wilkin as he turned his mind towards Saturday’s Grand Final.The 27-year-old has been with Saints for the last nine seasons as has experienced both sides of the Old Trafford emotional spectrum.But he admits whilst you can learn from defeat being comfortable with that scenario is not an option.“It’s been an interesting journey over the last few years. We’ve obviously been consistently good at achieving a high standard of performance, but in the big games it is a coin toss as to who wins, and the coin has been heavily loaded on one side.“It doesn’t pray on my mind, and people think that’s rubbish as it must do, but there is so much that has happened since then. Your career defined by moments and you are constantly going through new experiences, so it is sort of in the past for me really.“It is something I am glad that’s happened. To celebrate success you have to acknowledge that defeat has been part of that and it gives you a rounded view of the game. You don’t want to get too comfortable with that but losing is part of being a professional sportsman.“You learn from successes and defeats and you can’t stand still as teams are evolving all the time. If you win the Grand Final, you need to learn from that as if you don’t you won’t be back here again. But there is no magic formula to winning the match. It is down to hard work and luck.“If we work hard, be honest and confident then good things will happen. Leeds will do the same of course and they are in good form with fantastic experienced players.”He continued: “Our youngsters have become men this season well before the two wins over Wigan. Leeds away was an iconic game for them. Both Jonny [Lomax] and Lee [Gaskell] came into the team and played well. That gave them the confidence to go on and prove what players they are. Now they will be wanting to produce one more for the club.“It’s great to be around the kids as a senior player. At Quins the other week I was the second oldest player in the team. I am enjoying the role of being part of their development and I enjoy their energy, ambition and drive too as well as their naivety at times.“It is an attractive quality to be around and it’s great that we can learn a lot from each other.”last_img read more

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MATTY Dawson says hes settled in well at Saints a

first_imgMATTY Dawson says he’s settled in well at Saints and is looking forward to a big season.The 23-year-old winger made his bow against Batley and returned in James Roby’s Testimonial match with Wigan.And whilst he enjoyed the hit out, he knows he needs to keep his head down and carry on learning and working.“It’s probably fair to say I didn’t go too well in my first stint in the game against Batley but I found my feet a little more in the second,” he said. “I released I needed to put my hand up more, come in and take some work off the forwards and I did that. It is something I need to work on.“I got the opportunity to play against Wigan and I thought I did much better. I know need to keep on learning and take it forward. I’m pushing hard for a place in the first team but realise there’s a lot of work ahead.“I took a knock to the head in that game but that’s part and parcel of it. It was strapped up and I carried on. It was a good experience. The lads said it wouldn’t be a friendly and they were right and the crowd were really I into it. I enjoyed it but now the work begins for the season ahead.”Saints kick off their Super League season with a trip to Warrington this Thursday before hosting Hull FC on Friday February 21.Tickets for those games and many more are available from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

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The 37 players come from a number of clubs in the

first_imgThe 37 players come from a number of clubs in the North West including our community clubs.We wish them all the best in their time at the club – now the hard work starts!Under 16s/Year 11:Brandon O’Neill – Leigh Miners – HookerBrandon Scully – Blackbrook – Second RowCameron Hethrington – Dalton – PropEthan Yates – Hindley – PropJack Roughley – Blackbrook Blues – PropJack Welsby – Blackbrook – Stand OffJake Arnold – Rylands – Centre/WingJake Wingfield – Blackbrook – Hooker/Loose ForwardJamie Little – Blackbrook – Full BackJosh Hadland – Rylands – Second RowJosh Simm – Thatto Heath – Loose ForwardJosh Waterworth – Leigh Miners Rangers – Scrum HalfKelvin Ojeaburu – Oldham St Anne’s – WingKian Horridge – Shevington – PropKiye Siyani – Blackbrook – PropMatthew Elwell – Halton Hornets – CentreMatthew Foster – Blackbrook – Loose Forward/Second RowReece Wilkinson – Seaton Rangers – Second RowZak Critchley – Oldham St Anne’s – Second RowUnder 15’s/Year 10:Ben Betts – Leigh Miners – Second RowCallum Taylor – Saddleworth Rangers – CentreDanny Jones – Blackbrook – Centre/Second RowEthan Caine – Halton Hornets – Loose ForwardHarvey McDaid – Halton Hornets – Full Back/WingJack Taylor – Halton Hornets – CentreJamah Sambou – Woolston Golds – Second RowJamie Pye – Thatto Heath – PropJoe Spencer – Blackbrook – PropKeenan McDaid – Halton Hornets – Stand Off/HookerLewis Baxter – Wigan St Judes – Loose Forward/Second RowLewis Dodd – Halton Hornets – Scrum HalfMathew Holland – Blackbrook – HookerMatthew Duckworth – Chorley Panthers – Second RowRyan Appleton – Blackbrook – Centre/WingTom Gorton – Folly Lane – WingTom Williams – Chorley Panthers – Full Back/Stand OffWill Smith – Halton Hornets – Centre/WingWill Toone – Folly Lane – Proplast_img read more

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SAINTS continued their proud record of not having

first_imgSAINTS continued their proud record of not having lost to our nearest and dearest in this version of the Reserve’s with a hard fought 32-12 victory at Robin Park on Saturday, writes Graham Henthorne.But any Saints fan turning up would have wondered if his side had just gone on a signing spree with four new faces lining up alongside the regulars.Signings yes but only on a temporary basis. Four to be precise, all from Hull KR which allows them to gain some much needed game time and also allowed the Reserves to complete this fixture.Four games in a short space of time coupled with the Saints injury list over the whole age range had left the Saints looking for players with yours truly only just being able to get out of a call-up (something nobody would’ve wanted)!Both sides took while to get used to the unfamiliar surroundings and in the Saints case unfamiliar faces and it was a full 19 minutes before Joe Cator opened the scoring on his Saints debut.Poor handling, which dogged the Saints all game allowed the home side to equalise quickly.The Saints regained the lead on 29 minutes as Liam Cooper marked his return from a long injury lay off with a well-deserved try.He game was taken from the reaches of the home team as the Saints scored twice in as many minutes to streak into an 18 point lead.Firstly Dave Eccleston crossed before Regan Grace scored with Danny Richardson converting both.Poor defence allowed the home side to have a sniff of a chance as they scored on the half time whistle.The first half lead had been built on a solid defensive display and this was again on show after the break as the Saints repelled all borders to keep the homesters at bay for long periods of time.The gravity of the situation was shown as the Saints chose to let Richardson take a penalty as one appeared. He duly obliged to push the lead out to three scores again before Calvin Wellington put the icing on the cake with the Saints fifth try of the game.From an attacking point of view the game was best forgotten but the defensive effort from all 17 players was the key to this success.Match Summary:Wigan:Tries: Callum Field, Sammy KibulaGoals: Josh Woods 2Saints:Tries: Joe Cator (19), Liam Cooper (25), Dave Eccleston (35), Regan Grace (36), Calvin Wellington (70).Goals: Danny Richardson 6.Half Time: 12-24Full Time: 12-32Teams:Wigan:1. Gabriel Fell; 2. Greg Mullen, 14. James Worthington, 4. James Barran, 25. Sam Grant; 6. Grant Gore, 7. Josh Woods; 8. Calum Field, 9. Josh Ganson, 10. Olly Partington, 11. Patrick Casey, 12. Liam Paisley, 13. Sammy Kibula. Subs: 13. Luke Waterworth, Josh Houghton, 16. Liam Byrne, 20. Joe Brown, 17. Nathan Wilde, 19. Joe Shorrocks, 23. Caine Barnes.Saints:1. Ricky Bailey; 2. Kevin Brown, 3. Dave Eccleston, 4. Calvin Wellington, 5. Regan Grace; 6. Matty Fleming, 7. Danny Richardson; 17. Jack Ashworth, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Greg Richards, 11. Liam Cooper, 12. Joe Cator, 13. Jonah Cunningham. Subs: 10. Brad Clavering, 15. Will Jubb, 16. George Milton, 19. Jordan Gibbons.Pics courtesy of Sean Gosling.last_img read more

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Saints supporters will be predominately based in t

first_imgSaints supporters will be predominately based in the Streford End (West Stand) of Old Trafford for the match that kicks off at 6pm on Saturday October 13.Prices are:CategoryAdultsConcessions / Juniors3£50n/a4£40£305£30£22.506£20£15All seats are sold on a best available basis in each category.We would advise fans to buy tickets online as this is the best way of securing your tickets and avoiding any potential queue at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Coach travel is also available, priced at £10 for Members and £11 for non-Members.Ticket Sales:DateWhereTimeOnlineFriday October 5South East Concourse1pm – 6pmwww.saintssuperstore.comSaturday October 6South East Concourse9am – 6pmwww.saintssuperstore.comSunday October 7South East Concourse10am – 4pmwww.saintssuperstore.comMonday October 8Ticket Office9am – 5pmwww.saintssuperstore.comTuesday October 9Ticket Office9am – 5pmwww.saintssuperstore.comTicket sales are whilst stocks last.If you have submitted a What If Form then this will be processed and tickets made available to collect from the Ticket Office from Tuesday October 9.If you have selected postage, then they will be posted out to you.Due to anticipated high demand, we will not be able to sell tickets by telephone.We encourage fans to purchase their tickets at www.saintssuperstore.comAny disabled supporters who haven’t already contacted the Ticket Office are advised to contact us on 01744 455 081. We have very limited disabled and carer tickets available. These will be available on a first come first served basis.Disabled supporters can purchase tickets directly from the RFL on 0844 856 1113.last_img read more

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