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Mannin - Sophia Morrison Centenary - 'Went The Day Well'

News from Mannin Branch of the Celtic League:

The Centenary celebration for Sophia Morrison today got of to a very good start with a wreath laying at Peel Cemetery at the grave of the great Manx figure. Even the weather smiled on the day with the midday rain abating just ahead of the event.

I spoke briefly about the need for us to not simply record our appreciation of Ms Morrison’s work but also the work of those she subsequently inspired and continues to inspire.

State Services Provided in Welsh Fall Short - Welsh Language Commissioner Condemns: "Unfortunate and Unacceptable"

News From the Welsh Langauge Commissioner Meri Huws:

Today, the Welsh Language Commissioner published a report which provides a snapshot of people’s experiences when using the Welsh language with public organisations.

Cornwall: National Trust actions cause much anger at Levant!

News from Kerown Matters To Us:

This is what the National Trust, aided and abetted by the planners who dutifully gave the consents, consider appropriate to uglify and vandalise an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Area of Great Historic Value, Heritage Coast, World Heritage Site and Site of Special Scientific Importance (yes, Levant is all of those).

It seems that the National Trust has now joined with "English" Heritage in its attitude towards care for Cornwall's heritage.

Isle of Man: Service of Remembrance Marks Anniversary of Ellan Vannin Tragedy

The sinking of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's vessel Ellan Vannin in 1909 proved to be the worst day in the company's history, but despite time's intervention this tragic event remains deeply etched in the memory of many Manx people.

Isle of Man: Remembering Sophia Morrison

With the approaching centenary of the death of Manx pioneer Sophia Morrison, it's a good time to evaluate her achievements and review her remarkable legacy.

Born in Peel during 1859, Sophia had many siblings and was the daughter of well-respected, local grocer, merchant and fishing fleet owner Charles Morrison and his wife Louisa née Crellin. Sophia was gifted in music and language by her teenage years she was well read in European literature, possessed a working knowledge of Italian, Spanish, Irish, Scots Gaelic and was fluent in French.

Neighbourhood Policing - Scottish Style

News from the Celtic League:

News in this report that the Ministry of Defence Police are to undertake a higher profile in policing the Rosneath Peninsula on the Clyde in the Scottish Sunday Herald (link):

http://www.heraldscotland.com/…/15009201.Armed_MoD_police…/…

Ireland: Apollo House - Conradh Ceilteach

News from Irish Branch of the Celtic League:

Members of Misneach Wicklow and Misneach Dublin have assisted in the ongoing occupation of Apollo House ( a NAMA vacant office block)  which has been underway by housing activists for over a fortnight now.

There are up to 40 residents housed in the building, who would otherwise be sleeping rough on the streets.

The Charter for Cornwall

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

The Charter for Cornwall (issued by the Charter for Cornwall team)

The Cornish countryside is disappearing at an alarming rate.

Our landscapes are being degraded and urbanised and the character of our towns and villages is changing forever.

Tranquility, the environment and our heritage are ruthlessly ignored.

Our young people are finding it more and more difficult to find an affordable home yet, meanwhile, housing continues to be sold off as second 'homes'.

Isle of Man: Islanders Gather for Annual Illiam Dhone Commemoration

An extensive crowd gathered at Hango Hill, situated between Castletown and Derbyhaven, for the annual ceremony commemorating the execution of William Christian (Illiam Dhone) on the 2nd January, 1662 (or 1663) for his part in the Manx rising of 1651 against the Derby family, who held the Island for the Royalist cause.

Cornwall: Westminster Government Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) decline to release information. Appeal to Independent Information Commissioner launched!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

As will be widely known, 2016 saw the end of the Westminster Government's return of a rather paltry £150,000 a year of our tax money to support the continued growth and development of the Cornish language. 

This occurred despite the Government's signing of the language charter in 2002 and formal recognition of the Cornish people in 2014. 

Accordingly, a Freedom of Information request was lodged with the relevant Westminster Department seeking background material to cast light on this spiteful decision.

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