Asbestos find displaces St Peter’s finalists

first_imgStudents at St Peter’s College are facing upheaval at the start of term following problems with building work.Renovation work on a staircase housing twelve students, many of whom are finalists, has been pushed back four weeks after builders discovered asbestos inside the structure.Completion of the work is also being delayed by planning permission problems with the council, due to the listed status of the building.The Rowcroft Building, which overlooks the college’s LintonQuad, is a Grade II listed building that was built in 1928. The improvements, when completed, will add an ensuite shower and toilet to each room, and a kitchen to each floor.The affected students have to find alternative accommodation as their rooms won’t be ready until at least 3rd week of Michaelmas term. The college has offered £200 and bus fares to students who are able to find their own accommodation, whilst some are being housed in the college’s accommodation.OUSU Rents and Accommodation officer Jamie Susskind said “OUSU is here to speak up for any student who feels they have been treated insensitively or unfairly, and we are prepared to take action on a case-by-case basis. I have not yet received any calls from St. Peter’s regarding this specific issue, which is the unhappy result of deeply unfortunate circumstances.“Authorities at St. Peter’s must take action to sort this out immediately, and if there is any evidence that they are not doing so, OUSU will put pressure on the college to make sure it meets its responsibilities. With regard to individual cases, I will do all I can to help and support those who request assistance. I do hope that this problem goes away as rapidly as it should, so that students at St. Peter’s can resume their normal accommodation.”Students expressed sympathy for the displaced finalists. Clare Bucknell, Magdalen third year said, “I would be really angry if this happened to me.”The college authorities were not available for comment.last_img read more


first_imgA KERRY legend has been caught – spying on Donegal!An All Ireland winner was spotted sneaking into the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny, a hotel often used by Jim McGuinness and his players before big games.And it was no ordinary All-Ireland winner – it was Mick Galwey, the gaelic football and Irish rugby legend. Galwey won his All Ireland medal while playing for Kerry in the 1986 final.He then turned his attention to rugby, played 130 times for Munster, and 41 times for Ireland before retiring from international rugby in 2002.He was also selected for the 1993 Lions tour to New Zealand.Galwey is part of the Cross Rugby Legends tour in aid of cancer research – 180 of them spending the night at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Hotel boss Terry McEniff was quick to spot the Kerryman and challenged him over the spying mission.With the game up, Galwey then whipped a Kerry flag….out of his back pocket!“We believe he was planning to put the flag up outside the Mount Errigal, but we’ve brought in extra security to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Terry.Thankfully the Donegal team have been moved under the cover of darkness to Co Fermanagh.The rugby legends staying in Letterkenny tonight include Wallace Brothers as well as Paddy Johns, Phil Kearns, Simon Best & John Smit of South Africa to name a few. They are completing a cycle to Malin tomorrow to raise money for cancer.More details are here HIM! KERRY LEGEND CAUGHT SPYING AT DONEGAL HOTEL! was last modified: September 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyMick GalweyMount Errigal HotelTerry McEnifflast_img read more