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NEWS ROUNDUP: Questions about compulsory vaccines & not flying the flag for Pride

A North East care organisation has questions about compulsory vaccines for carers and one council has said they will not fly the Pride flag this month.
Elected representatives on Wearside are furious that they're blocked from asking questions at their upcoming meeting. Bosses at Sunderland Council have made the decision not to allow councillors to ask questions in public, saying they should be asked in private. The Lib Dems said "it's a shameful attempt to stop criticism."
Compulsory vaccines for carers 
A body that represents care homes in Teesside has raised questions over plans to make it compulsory for carers to get the covid vaccine. Care North East said it would put added pressure on recruitment and that there needs to be consultation with care home operators about how this would be implemented,
Not flying the flag
Ingleby Barwick Town Council have decided not to fly the pride flag this month over fears it sets a precedent for flag flying. June is pride month, where the LGBTQ+ community have an opportunity to be celebrated and share their stories. The council said it's not about the subject matter but the act of flying a flag from any organisation or group that's the problem.


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