Family had to sit on floor of plane

Image caption Paula Taylor says she was given short shrift when she tried to raise the matter with TUI afterwards But once the flight had taken off, crew were busy serving food and other items stored behind those seats and Mr and Mrs Taylor had to go and sit on the floor, in the space their seats should have been. They were joined by Brooke as she did not want to sit alone. The family say they were thanked by …

Director explains menstrual blood scene

“But it was probably the most straightforward scene that we shot because there were six women there and we all know what happens and we all know what to do. “I think that it’s probably one of the few contexts in which I can say normalisation is a good thing, we just need to see that, because it happens to pretty much half of us at some point in our lives and that we’ve not shown it before is probably …

Lord Hattersley calls for another referendum

Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton has also said that the UK’s approach to Brexit meant it had decided to “tear up” the Good Friday Agreement. Blocking Brexit could cause “far-right surge” Can Parliament stop a no-deal Brexit? UK faces Brexit ‘paralysis’ – Hunt Kuenssberg: What could change dynamics of Brexit vote? Lord Hattersley, 86, who was due to speak at the People’s Vote rally but pulled out due to illness, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think the …

The magazine that does not upset or offend

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe People’s Friend was first published in 1869 When the People’s Friend was first published 150 years ago it vowed it would contain nothing with the “slightest tendency to corrupt the morals either of old or young”. According to editor-in-chief Angela Gilchrist, the longest-running women’s magazine in the world is still sticking to those founding values. “There should be nothing to upset or offend,” she says. “The Friend is all about entertainment …

Modernist ruin is ‘albatross’ says church

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArtist Angus Farquhar gives a tour of St Peter’s Seminary An A-listed modernist building has been described as an “albatross around our neck” by the Roman Catholic Church, who said they could not even give it away. St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, near Dumbarton, was built in 1966 as a training college for priests. It was once described as a “modernist masterpiece” but closed in the 1970s and lay empty until a …

New prisons to ditch bars on windows

“Otherwise nothing is going to change,” he said. Reality Check: What’s the problem with prisons? Ministers under fire over ‘squalid’ jail Prison refers to inmates as ‘residents’ Bars on prison cell windows are used in most jails, including the most modern buildings such as Berwyn, north Wales and Oakwood, Wolverhampton. The MoJ has promised to replace old and expensive prison accommodation with 10,000 “modern and safe” spaces. And the first new prisons are expected to be built on the site …

Are the days of the private car really over?

Lots of readers thought this brave new world of self-driving vehicles sounded great. But more doubted whether it would really come to pass. So we recruited some experts to explore your concerns and to help try and work out just how likely it is that the age of the private automobile really will soon be over. Let’s take each element of this revolution separately. Will electric cars really prove viable? First off, the cars. Many of you asked whether there …

HSBC sparks controversy with ad campaign

Image Copyright @MSthecopywriter @MSthecopywriter Bob Seely, MP for the Isle of Wight, took up the subject on Twitter, asking whether Brexit could mean “higher standards for banking”. Image Copyright @IoWBobSeely @IoWBobSeely The mixed response has included praise of the adverts, with some calling it “brave”. Image Copyright @KatEmam3 @KatEmam3 An HSBC UK spokesperson said: “With the ‘We are not an island’ poster we are reinforcing our strong belief that the things that make us quintessentially British are the things that …

Man charged over train stabbing murder

British Transport Police said Mr Pomeroy – who lived in Guildford and owned an IT firm – and Mr Pencille got on the train at Guildford’s London Road station at about 13:00 GMT. Mr Pomeroy, who would have turned 52 the day after his death, had been on his way into London with his 14-year-old son to “spend some quality time together”, relatives said. They added in a statement: “He was a devoted family man and did everything for his …

‘I was happier before Banksy came’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Lewis says he “needs help” to look after the artwork The owner of the garage used for Banksy’s most recent artwork said he has been in “freefall” since it appeared and is struggling to cope with the responsibility. The mural appeared on steelworker Ian Lewis’ wall in Port Talbot a week before Christmas. Mr Lewis, 55, told BBC Wales he now needs help to find a long-term solution for it. “It’s …

Men jailed for streamed bus joyride

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair were arrested after their Facebook video was posted Two men who live streamed themselves joyriding in a bus have each been jailed for four weeks. James Jones and Johnathan Huckerby made off in the vehicle in Shepshed, Leicestershire, after the driver had stopped for a break. Magistrates heard that while police were searching for them, on the evening of 3 December, they posted a video on Facebook of the joyride. …

Island service to remember Iolaire disaster

They both laid wreaths at a monument which overlooks the scene of the tragedy, as did representatives from emergency services and other organisations. A note left by the prince read: “In special remembrance of your service and sacrifice.” Image copyright Lenny Warren/ PA Ms Sturgeon, said: “As we welcome in the New Year, today in Stornoway we rightly look back 100 years and remember those lost on the Iolaire – a tragedy that involved so many, so close to shore …

OCD: ‘It’s not about being tidy’

“OCD is seen as one of the 10 most disabling illnesses by the World Health Organisation, why then do we use such a serious illness to describe the way some people like being tidy or organised?” he said. “The result of playing down the severity of OCD is dangerous. “As a society we are much more open when it comes to discussing mental health issues, but we must go further – the battle is not over.” Media playback is unsupported …

Man jailed over British student’s murder

They reported from a court transcript that the prosecutor in the case said “it was not a terrorist incident… this was a terrible murder carried out by a mentally ill person”. Her family’s lawyer, Maurice Hirsch, told the news agency they were “outraged by the leniency” of the sentence and had “expected that Hannah’s murderer would spent the rest of his life behind bars”. ‘I’m sorry’ A court transcript states the defendant apologised for the killing, which happened on 14 …

Entertainment quiz of 2018

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Matches held for Australia death couple

Vice chairman Ian George said former Market Drayton Town footballer Mr Francis was a keen sportsman with many friends. “Everybody knew him in Bridgnorth, he didn’t just do football – anything to do with a ball Jase was very good at,” he said. Related Topics Australia Market Drayton Bridgnorth Perth Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific