Man freed from rocks ‘nearly a different story’

“The tide subsided enough that we managed to release his leg from his cast through brute force but if there was half-an-hour difference in timing, it could have been a very different story. “He was stuck for three hours or more but stayed so positive throughout and really helped us through the incident.” The man had been leaving the beach with his family when one of his two children slipped on rocks near the town’s East Promenade. Then, as he stepped over to grab the toddler, the man fell and became stuck. HM Coastguard and Sheringham RNLI co-ordinated the rescue effort after the alarm was raised at 17:30 BST. The coastguard originally reported the man was in his 20s. The …

Woman ‘may have been killed with lava lamp cable’

On the day she died, Mr Andrews made a 999 call and said: “My partner’s dead, I strangled her.” He also sent a Facebook message to her new boyfriend Robert Morris saying: “You won’t see Lana again she’s dead”, and confessed the crime to police “without any emotion whatsoever”. Mr Morris said he tried to persuade Ms Owen not to go and talk to Mr Andrews on the day she died, but she “didn’t want to be horrible to him” and so he took her home that morning. Ms Owen’s son Corey Hill told the inquest he had never been aware of any violence before his mother died. Related Topics Tonypandy Pontypridd Original Article : HERE ;

First contact made with tanker crew by owner

Iran releases images of tanker captives Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained GAre we heading for a new tanker war? The firm said the family members of the crew – who are Indian, Russian, Latvian and Filipino – were being kept updated on the latest developments and being offered its full support. Its chief executive, Erik Hanell, said he hoped the phone contact was “a first sign that we will soon see more positive progress from the Iranian authorities”. A spokesman for Stena Bulk said the next step would be to try and get somebody on board to check on the crew, but there was no timeline for when they might be repatriated. A report from Iran’s semi-official Tasnim …

Potential jurors ‘lying to get out of public duty’

The judge was dealing with the case of Barry Grimes, of Cunningham Drive, Bromborough, Wirral, who not only refused to serve as a juror but also failed to attend his contempt of court hearing. Grimes failed to attend court on 18 January 2018 and his jury service was deferred to 15 July this year, when he failed to attend again. He said he could not sit for long periods of time and could not concentrate for long, the court heard. But when told he would need a doctor’s certificate to prove his claims, he said he was not unfit but simply was not going to attend. Another excuse of a pre-booked holiday was also rejected by the judge and all …

Greta Thunberg writes essay for 1975 album

Giant Greta mural painted in Bristol Oil and gas industry’s message to Greta The new track will not be a single in its own right – but will feature as the opening song on the band’s album. This is in keeping with the band’s previous records, all three of which have opened with an ambient instrumental track entitled The 1975. Thunberg’s track will also take that title – but this will be the first album opener from the band to feature speech on top of the music. Related Topics Music Climate change Greta Thunberg Original Article : HERE ;

Cars and buildings damaged by tornado

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“There’s a tornado over there, look” Buildings and cars were damaged when a tornado swept through parts of Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Rain caused havoc near Manchester Airport and the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park for about an hour from 16:30 BST on Friday. There have been no reports of any injuries. Rebecca Jeffery said debris “swirled through the air” at Stamford Park. “My son says I just shouted: ‘Stay beside me’ over and over again as I was panicking he’d get blown away.” “I’ve never seen trees move like that. “I saw the tree branches fall down behind us and then suddenly it was all gone again. It was surreal.” …

New Bond movie scenes being filmed in Highlands

The property was Glenbogle in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen. Eon Productions, which is making the film for release in April 2020, has been asked for comment. While not commenting specifically on the Bond movie, Highland Council’s film office said it had assisted a number of productions every year. A spokeswoman added: “As well as providing an immediate benefit during filming, many of these productions and, most notably, successful movies or well-known TV series also provide a showcase for the area that brings further tourism benefits.” Image caption The Bond production is shooting scenes in the Cairngorms

In pictures: Led Zeppelin’s first concert, in 1968

Photographer Jorgen Angel documented Led Zeppelin’s first concert, on 7 September 1968, capturing unique images of the band. Image copyright Jorgen Angel Image copyright Jorgen Angel The book also features pictures of the band at other concerts photographed by Angel, seen below. Image copyright Jorgen Angel The band were called the New Yardbirds at the time and were performing at a Danish school youth club. The New Yardbirds comprised the four famous Led Zeppelin members: Image copyright Jorgen Angel Their precursor, the Yardbirds, included Page, playing experimental music such as using a violin bow on his Fender Telecaster guitar, and a number of other influential artists, such as Eric Clapton. Image copyright Jorgen Angel Angel was the house photographer at …

May announces body to tackle social injustice

Theresa May: Did she solve her seven burning injustices? Has life expectancy fallen in Britain? Downing Street said it would gather information where there was currently a lack of reliable data, but it would not make policy recommendations. Theresa May said: “I am proud of what we have achieved to make the UK a more just society. “But there is more to be done now and in the years to come, if we are truly to say that this is a country which works for everyone.” She added that policies such as mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap had shown how data could be used to tackle existing cases of injustice. Number 10 said the new body would follow …

Civil servants do ‘hokey cokey’ on no-deal Brexit

“Everyone that moves is leaving behind a day job, requires new training and may have little experience of the area they move to. “If we do leave without a deal, it’s far from clear how many more moves would be needed and at what point those gaps that have been left would be filled.” Lord Kerslake, who was head of the civil service between 2011 and 2014, told Newsnight the number of movements was “quite extraordinary” considering the relative size of the departments. “It is a testament to the leadership of the civil service that they managed to pull this off,” he said. “However, the disruptive effect will have been significant and will have added to the general Westminster and …

Universal credit claimants targeted in scam

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJade Thomas was left hundreds of pounds out of pocket by a universal credit fraudster Tens of millions of pounds of public money is believed to have been stolen, with claimants left owing hundreds, after fraudsters targeted Britain’s main welfare benefit, universal credit. The BBC has been told of “money pouring out of the public purse” as criminals make “staggering” bogus online claims. A loophole in the online system is exploited to make fraudulent applications and claim advance loans. The government says it is determined to bring fraudsters to justice. A benefits official told the BBC that in one job centre more than a third of claims are currently suspected of being …

BBC radio newsreader reveals rare cancer diagnosis

Williams, who is married with two children, said: “If you look at the medical literature, they often quote 153 cases in the world. “And in the UK I know of three other people, mainly through a Facebook group that I joined. “If you look at mesothelioma it’s not a nice one to look at. It’s very aggressive, malignant, quite often caused by asbestos.” Having a rare disease was “really lonely”, she said. “It’s also quite traumatic because every time [I see a new doctor] I have to explain it,” she added. Liam dedicated a song to Lauren: Who is she? BBC presenter Rachael Bland dies aged 40 Describing her course of surgery, she said: “It’s called MOAS – mother of …

Rape victim highlights ‘shame of hidden abuse’

“The abuser had threatened me on many occasions. “It was physical, like he’d smack me on the back and told me that if I told my parents they wouldn’t like me any more.” Nazir Afzal, former chief prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in the North West, has worked on many cases involving child sexual exploitation. He said the story of Ms Ahmed was “sadly not unusual”. “When it comes to those in the South Asian community, patriarchy is embedded and has been for generations. “Men are protected, men are meant to be the breadwinners, boys are meant to be the blessing, girls are meant to be the burden. That’s how we bring up our children. “When you continue to …

London Bridge attack PC shouted ‘shoot him’

All three men were finally shot dead in Stoney Street, bringing the attack to an end. Officers chased An inquest is taking place at the Old Bailey into the deaths of the attackers who were killed by armed police officers. It is expected to go on for three weeks and, under law, must be heard by a jury. At the hearing, jurors heard evidence from Antonio Filis, the last person to be attacked. He said he had no idea what was going on before one of the knifemen stared at him and came over. “I raised my hands in defence and shouted something along the lines of ‘oi, what are you doing?’. “I felt a blow on my head. At …

‘My parents told everyone I was dead’

In 1980 a baby girl was given up for adoption for being the wrong colour – she was mixed-race, her parents were white, and this was apartheid South Africa. But being brought up by a white couple in the UK left her searching for her place in the world. She only found it when she returned to the country of her birth. As the plane touched down in Johannesburg, Sara-Jayne King caught her breath. More than 25 years had passed since she had last seen South Africa. She had no conscious memories of it. She had left Johannesburg as a seven-week-old infant, to be deposited by her biological mother in England. The years in between had not been easy. Sara-Jayne …

Oil tanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, praised the marines who detained the ship. “Be assured that Gibraltar remains safe, secure and committed to the international, rules-based, legal order,” he said, thanking the police, customs and port authorities for their involvement in detaining the ship. Related Topics Oil Syria Gibraltar European Union Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific