CNI – MEDIA REVIEW February 27 @ 0900

Today’s overview of news reports with links

Wilson: Corbyn’s customs union stance blatant attempt to bring down government – Belfast Newsletter

DUP accuses Jeremy Corbyn of ‘betraying voters’ while Sinn Fein welcomes customs union pledge

Sinn Fein at ‘truth’ march is ironic, say Catholic IRA victims – Belfast Newsletter

Unionists unite to say it’s not just nationalists that want rights and equality

Why Foster was Forced to Fold at the Dealin’ Table – By Eamonn Mallie –

No comment from Orange Order as county grand master walks lesbian daughter down aisle

Orangeman Beattie defies Order’s anti-gay stance and walks lesbian daughter down the aisle

DPP seek to appeal against sentence for UVF multiple murderer – Belfast Newsletter

DUP support for decommissioning based on cold judgment, not a leap of faith – Belfast Newsletter
Ian Paisley Junior challenges Harold Good’s recollection of decommissioning meeting with Dr Ian Paisley and notes contribution of Fr Alec Reid

Yes, it’s a mess, but unionism has everything to play for and everything to gain – Alex Kane in Belfast Newsletter

Further coverage of decision by heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City to shut its doors to protest against plans for a new tax and proposed legislation that would allow church property to be claimed by the state. The Bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun, is quoted.

Reports based on inquiry on the use of social media by children and young people, showing that children as young as 11 years old are so addicted to social media that they log on after midnight every night. The inquiry was led by Alex Chalk, the Conservative MP, alongside The Children’s Society and YoungMinds.

Report on speech given by the Bishop of Winchester on Friday at Second Reading of Lord Deben’s Ecumenical Marriage Bill.

Further report following sentencing last week of former CofE Rector, Ifor Whittaker, previously known as Colin Pritchard, who was convicted of sex offences against a boy and conspiring with another priest to abuse the child.

Report on tributes to brothers Corey, six and Casper Platt-May, two, who died after being hit by a car in Coventry. Rev William Smith, who led a service at St Michael’s Church in Coventry, is quoted.

Further report that the Heritage Lottery Fund is funding an eight-bell training simulator at St James the Great Church in Barrow. The church is one of a number across the country recruiting bell ringers to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Report on employment tribunal ruling in case brought by a cleaner who had been working for a church in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Report on comments made by TV presenter Anna Richardson on ITV Loose Women.


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