Barking council boss given nearly £10k in West Ham tickets after studio deal | Local government

A town hall leader bidding to become an MP has accepted close to £10,000 worth of free Premier League tickets from a Los Angeles movie company after his council approved plans for its new film studios. Darren Rodwell, the Labour leader of the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, has been entertained 19 times by … Read more

Senior Watch Dog relocates in Peru – Shaw Local

Senior Watchdog has relocated in Peru. The business has clients all over the state, including Joliet, Chicago and Rockford areas. “For us it was a no-brainer-better location, easy access to Interstate 80, better parking, no stairs to maneuver and more usable office space for our ever growing staff,” said Sandra Brown, president. “We are Medicare supplemental and retirement … Read more

Vancouver teacher compiling local film history on YouTube

Like many people, Chris Banks taught himself a new skill when things were locked down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, he’s applying that skill – video editing – to a project he’s had on his mind for years: a visual history of Vancouver on film. “Nobody had done it … Read more

Essential items fly off local store shelves ahead of Ian

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Northeast Florida residents have been stocking up on hurricane essentials to prepare for Tropical Storm Ian as it strengthens over the Caribbean and heads toward Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for Florida Saturday as Ian continues to grow and is expected to bring intense rain and wind to … Read more

Glass Box and Naegi: Two North County chefs are creating Japanese food with local influences

Ethan Yang and William Eick have a lot in common. Both North County men are in their early 30s. They’ve both spent most of the past decade cooking in North County-area restaurant kitchens. And over the past year, they’ve both launched unique signature restaurants that combine their passion for Japanese food with local ingredients and … Read more

The Week in Detail: Lotto, rugby and local elections

Every weekday, The Detail makes sense of the big news stories.  This week, we looked at the councils pushing back on the government’s medium density housing rules, and talked to journalist Guyon Espiner about his investigation into Lotto. We covered the upcoming women’s Rugby World Cup, what the closure of the Laura Fergusson Trust rehabilitation … Read more

Upper West Side synagogue refuses to rent space to local Republicans

An Upper West Side synagogue has given the boot to a local Republican club after it scheduled an evening with Dick Morris, a former Bill Clinton advisor who has more recently become a Trumpy political commentator. The Society for the Advancement of Judaism — a reconstructionist temple whose motto boasts “Judaism that Stands for All — said … Read more

COLUMN: Are local councillors compensated fairly?

With municipal election season upon us, Village Media reporter Mike Feldman was curious about council compensation, why people choose to run for full-time work on part-time pay, and if there is a chance to re-evaluate as the area continues to grow What is fair compensation for councillors at a municipal level? It is apparent the job handled … Read more

Short-term local predictions of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom using dynamic supervised machine learning algorithms

Overview Our primary objective was to develop data-driven machine-learning models for 1-, 2- and 3-week ahead predictions of growth rates in the COVID-19 cases (defined as 1-, 2- and 3-week growth rate, respectively) at lower-tier local authority (LTLA) level in the UK. In the UK, COVID-19 cases are reported by publication date (i.e., the date … Read more

Local law enforcement and the FBI catch well-known drug trafficker

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – A man who is believed to be one of Marietta’s biggest drug traffickers has been caught. The investigation that lead to Ivan Burton’s arrest involved the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force, Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force, and the FBI. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said local law enforcement surveillance detected Burton visiting … Read more