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country whose loving parents are not married or in a civil partnership can never qualify for the aforementioned Family Home allowance benefit.
I am sure that every one of those children whose loving parents are not married or in a civil partnership regard themselves as being part of a family. It could then be argued that the Conservative Party is certainly not the party of hard-working families in the UK, and they certainly are the party that has no qualms about introducing legislation which actively discriminates against some UK children. Royal Bank of Scotland advert touting their services and claiming to be a Scottish bank.
The arrogance of the Royal Bank heirarchy knows no bounds.
They, as a public service, have just left a large number of vulnerable customers in a state of agitation by closing local branches, not just in villages but in towns – talk about kicking people when they are down.
The Royal Bank of Scotland’s slogan is “Making it happen” – and that is exactly what they are doing by closing branches and forcing people to use internet banking.
MARGARET WALLACE Broomfield Avenue, Cumnock In light of the recent planning submission by the Scottish Seabird Centre to develop a National Marine Centre at North Berwick Harbour, I feel it particularly important to highlight the opportunities for people to have their say on the proposals.
The new National Marine Centre will have a significant detrimental impact on the current harbour facilities that are enjoyed by both residents and visitors to the area by excessive expansion vertically and horizontally.
It will also present substantial problems to the elderly and disabled who enjoy the elevated outlook from Anchor Green.
Many aspects of the application go against many council and Government policies regarding listed buildings and ancient monuments.
We are deeply saddened that the Scottish Seabird Centre has forged ahead with its application submission, despite minimal consultation with its neighbours – riding roughshodoverthesignificant concerns the community has about the plans.
The current users of the harbour are deeply concerned about the prospect of long term construction impact and in due course the dramatic changes this development would force on protected harbour environment.
Our members are not being unreasonable. We fully support the concept of hosting a National Marine Centre within the existing Scottish Seabird Centre and would happily work with the Centre to bring forward plans that are appropriate for the setting.
However, we strongly object to the current proposals and would encourage everyone to carefully consider the plans, and make their own views known to East Lothian Council before the impending deadline on 23 June.