KFC and kebab takeaway fined for breaking coronavirus regulations

first_imgKFC and Bodrum Kebab takeaway on Cowley Road have been hit with fines from the Oxford City Council after breaking COVID-19 restrictions. Since receiving the fines there have been no further reportsof either business breaching the regulations. Both businesses are also still inoperation, with advertised opening hours at KFC at between 11:00-22:00, withdelivery extending to 23:45. The Oxford City Council said: “Although takeaways cancontinue operating after 10pm using a delivery service, click-and-collect ordrive-thru, the law forbids them from taking orders and serving food in theirpremises or at their door after 10pm”. Image credit: Steve Daniels Both businesses have been charged £1,000 after enforcementofficers from the newly formed COVID Secure Team witnessed the companiescontinuing to serve customers after 10pm. Councillor Upton also states that city-centre pubs and bars have “gone above and beyond” to protect their staff and customers. She added: “The vast majority of businesses are complying with the new rules.” The Council said that both takeaways were visited aftercomplaints from the public. When officers visited, they saw KFC continuing toserve customers on three separate occasions after 10pm, while Bodrum Kebabstaff were seen serving customers and taking orders at the door at 11:59pm on Friday2nd October. The City Council is able to fine businesses up to £10,000 for breaking the COVID-19 regulations, but given that it was the businesses’ first infraction, chose to set the fine at £1,000. A manager at Bodrum’s Kebab told the BBC when contacted that they “served customers who have a car outside” and that they “are allowed to sell to customers with vehicles outside”. She went on to say: “Some people are jealous that we are getting customers.” KFC and Bodrum’s Kebab have been contacted for comment. Councillor Louise Upton said: “Any businesses that break the coronavirus rules are irresponsibly making the city less safe for everyone, and they should know that we will take action against them.”last_img read more

Locals in Karalee are seeking room to move and natural serenity

first_imgJanet Freeman is the first resident to move into The Crossing estate at Karalee where she says she loves coming home.THE first residents are settling into their new homes at The Crossing, enjoying plenty of room to move on the banks of the Brisbane River.The small acreage community in Karalee has sold 60 lots since its release 12 months ago, with stage five just released offering 24 lots averaging 2,120sq m and starting from $255,000.Developed by Karalee Land Partners, the 72 hectare site features 153 residential lots over nine stages, with a total end value of $45.6 million.The first resident to move in and enjoy the serenity was Janet Freeman, she purchased a 2,010 sq m lot in the first release. The Crossing in Karalee.“Location was one of the main reasons why I purchased here, so I can be close to my family. They already know what a beautiful place Karalee is to live,” Ms Freeman said.“The Crossing offers acreage land which really appealed to me as it is very hard to find blocks of this size available so close to amenities … and with very easy access to the highway.“I love coming home. My property faces the bushland and I really enjoy the peaceful natural setting and the bird life. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“I can have all of my family here comfortably and the grandkids can play and kick a ball in the large backyard.”Colliers International associate director of residential Daniel Hirst, who is marketing the estate, said The Crossing was the only fully-serviced acreage land community in the region, and was attracting families who enjoyed open space and a close-knit community feel. The Crossing in Karalee.“The Crossing offers a very affordable acreage living option for families, with riverfront lot opportunities also available,” Mr Hirst said. “People continue to be amazed at the value of the offering, considering this is fully serviced acreage land, so close to shopping centres and within easy access to Brisbane.”Mr Hirst said most buyers were locals who wanted to build on larger blocks that were serviced and NBN ready.“There are not many opportunities in the area that offer serviced acreage blocks for sale,” he said.“We invite people to visit to see what The Crossing has to offer and how close it is to Brisbane. As an example, The Crossing is less than 1km from Karalee Shopping Centre and same driving distance to Brisbane CBD as North Lakes is on the north. “However at The Crossing you are getting half an acre for the same price as 400sq m at Northlakes.”Karalee is located 15 minutes from the Ipswich CBD and approximately 30km south west from Brisbane.last_img read more

Messi tees up victory as Barcelona cling on to fading title hopes

first_img But he was bold against Valladolid, deploying a 3-5-2 formation, with Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba as wing-backs and the versatile Sergi Roberto dropping into the back three. Luis Suarez started on the bench but replaced Antoine Griezmann at half-time, the Frenchman enduring one of his quieter displays before having to go off injured. “He came off because he had a problem,” Setien said. “It was him who asked for the change.” After playing Messi behind Suarez and Griezmann against Villarreal on Sunday, Setien appears to be experimenting, perhaps with an eye on the Champions League’s resumption next month. Or he may be making the best of a stretched squad that appears to be feeling the effects of fatigue. Setien only named five outfield players on the bench. “We’ve had a lot of games, a lot of wear and a lot of players playing a lot of minutes. It’s not rocket science,” he said. “When you’re tired, you lose more balls, make bad decisions. It’s normal.” The system worked well in the first half but Barca’s problem of converting possession into chances remained and Valladolid grew in confidence late on. Defeat leaves Valladolid 14th but survival looks all-but secured, with seven points between them and the bottom three. Griezmann snatched at an early finish inside the box before Vidal showed him how it was done. Messi recovered the ball on the edge of the area and after receiving it back from Semedo, scooped it through to Vidal, who gathered and unleashed all in one movement to find the far corner. Valladolid’s Kike Perez raced clear of Gerard Pique but lost his footing at the crucial moment before Messi weaved through but drove wide. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to make two saves in the second half as Valladolid pushed, the first from an Enes Unal header and the second in injury-time, after Sandro Ramirez was allowed space at the back post. Third-placed Atletico Madrid made sure of their place in the Champions League next season with a 1-0 win over Real Betis despite playing more than half an hour with 10 men. Diego Costa grabbed the only goal from a Yannick Carrasco free-kick in the 73rd minute after VAR had earlier ruled out two goals. Atletico full-back Mario Hermoso had been red-carded in the 57th minute. “We are doing things that deserve more than where we are,” said Barca coach Quique Setien. “To win La Liga, I don’t know, because our rival is winning everything.” Yet even as Barca’s turbulent domestic campaign draws to a close, Messi continues to shine. His delightful pass for Vidal in the 15th minute, a scoop between two Valladolid defenders, triggered more remarkable milestones. As well as matching the best La Liga total for assists by one player in the last 11 years, Messi extends his own career-best number of assists in a single league season. – ‘Not rocket science’ – He also becomes only the second player in the 21st century from the five major European leagues to hit 20 goals and 20 assists in the same campaign, after Thierry Henry in 2002-03. Messi has halted negotiations to extend his current contract, which expires in 2021, perhaps to express frustration with the running of the club. As Barcelona’s title challenge has wilted, Setien’s position has come under scrutiny too, despite him only taking over in January. Loading…center_img Read Also: Video: The moment Mourinho walks out of virtual press conference Earlier, Celta Vigo surrendered a valuable point in the relegation battle by conceding in the 91st-minute to Osasuna, Jose Arnaiz sealing a 2-1 win. Defeat means Celta stay four points clear of the bottom three but having played a game more than those below them. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi made it 20 assists for the season in Barcelona’s stodgy 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday, even as his team’s La Liga challenge appears almost over. Messi teed up Arturo Vidal’s winner at Jose Zorilla to become the first player to provide 20 assists in Spain’s top flight since Xavi Hernandez in 2009. Victory for Barca means Real Madrid cannot clinch the title on Monday by beating Granada but only an incredible collapse will prevent them putting their name on the trophy later in the week. If they beat Granada, Madrid will win La Liga by prevailing at home to Villarreal on Thursday, regardless of Barcelona’s results. Overall, Madrid need only five points from their remaining three matches to secure their third La Liga title in eight years.last_img read more