Local guidelines on those with autism leaving home during lockdown need updated, says Blair

Local guidelines relating to people with autism or learning disabilities being able to leave their homes more than once a day to exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown need to be updated to reflect UK Government advice, Alliance MLA John Blair has said. Mr Blair was speaking after raising the issue at today’s meeting of the […]

Work needed to continue developing community relations with police in South Armagh, says Alliance representatives

Alliance representatives have said work needs to continue on developing relations between the police and community in South Armagh. Policing Board member John Blair MLA and Newry and Armagh representative Jackie Coade were speaking following a meeting with Simon Byrne yesterday (Tuesday). The Chief Constable has apologised for a tweet showing him posing with heavily […]

Blair says criticism of police response to flute band incident risks fuelling false notions

Alliance Policing Board member John Blair MLA has said unionist parties criticising the police response to a flute band who wore Parachute Regiment insignia at a parade in Derry-Londonderry risks undermining the work of the PSNI and fuelling false notions of two-tier policing. Mr Blair was speaking after the DUP and UUP met with police […]