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Incidents
'He would come up behind her and whisper in her ear as an excuse to get too close to her'. The girl, who was 16 when she started, was sexually harassed, intimidated and had her hours cut after she rejected her supervisor's advances. She was working 10 hours a week as a receptionist at Pizza Hut Delivery when she was targeted by Sultan Tanha - writes independent.co.uk Stratford employment tribunal in east London ruled he subjected her to "unjustified threat...
Society
A British holidaymaker has died following a suspected fight in a popular tourist resort on the Spanish island of Ibiza . The man, named by local police as 23-year-old Conor Lee, is thought to have died following an altercation with a group of men in San Antonio in the early hours of Sunday morning - writes independent.co.uk Police have now launched an investigation into the death of the man, who was understood to be staying at the Bergatin Hotel around 10...
Society
Rail commuters are being warned to expect a 3.5 per cent fare increase in 2019, which could see passengers on some longer distance routes paying up to £150 more each year for their travel. Exact fare rises will not be confirmed until the July Retail Prices Indexconsumer inflation measure is released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday. However, economists at both Investec and EY Item Club both forecast that the figure, which the Department f...
Society
There is no new money in thegovernment’s flagship £100mfund to eradicate rough sleeping within a decade, the housing secretary has admitted - writes independent.co.uk Charities had welcomed the fund as a significant step towards helping the estimated 4,751 people sleeping rough on English streets on any given night. But speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, James Brokenshire said the cash had been“reprioritised” from existing budgets in his department...
Society
Six people – including two pensioners – have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his 50s was found dead at a homein Rochdale - writes independent.co.uk The ambulance service altered the police to the man's body after paramedics were called out to the house on Palantine Street shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) immediately launched a murder investigation and arrested a 49-year-old man, a 43-year-old man and a...
Society
A long-awaited expansion of the London District Energy plant in the core of the city is going ahead, but not on the site originally announced. In 2016, Veresen — former owners of the co-generation plant — announced plans to construct a second building across the street from the original plant at Colborne and Bathurst Streets - writes lfpress.com But Enwave, a Toronto-based company that bought the plant last year, has decided to shift gears and expand the e...
Incidents
A farmer who died while feeding his animals was likely trampled to death by his own cattle, police say. Officers were called to Pinstraw Farm in Groombridge, East Sussex , after the body of a man was found by his partner in field containing Aberdeen Angus cows, calves and a bull - writes independent.co.uk Sussex Police said the farmer, named locally as 64-year-old Stephen Sandys, had been pronounced dead at the scene on Friday evening. “At this time we are...
Society
Cyclists have reacted angrily to a post from the Conservatives official Twitter account that suggested new laws would protect "our most vulnerable road users" from bike users. Olympic medallist Chris Boardman, whose mother was killed by a truck when cycling in 2016, said he felt "genuinely sick" after seeing the message on the Tories' official feed. BBC radio presenter Jeremy Vine said:"When I'm on a bike, I'm a vulnerable road user. In 2016 there were 1,7...
Crime
A man has been filmed allegedly stealing money from a betting machine in front of stunned onlookers at a Wetherspoons pub in central London. Footage shared on Twitter showed the man, wearing a black baseball cap and sunglasses, force the front of the fruit machine open using a screwdriver, before removing a metal container apparently containing money - writes independent.co.uk “No way, I can’t believe it,” one witness can be heard saying as a woman asks, “...
Society
A homeless mum-of-seven has been forced to defend herself online after powerful pictures showed her children sleeping at a police station. Since the photos were posted on social media, Margaret Cash has been targeted by trolls criticising her number of kids. The 28-year-old has also been asked how she is in poverty but can afford ‘big piss-ups’ – after she posted a photo of a box of beer. Images of Margaret’s six sons, aged between one and 11, sleeping at...
Society
Delays at Heathrow Airport passport control left passengers queuing for up to two and a half hours last month, figures show. On 30 out of 31 days in July, the border force missed its target of a 45-minute wait or less for 95% of visitors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Virgin Atlantic, which obtained the data, said passengers are "frustrated". The government said it is deploying 200 extra staff to Heathrow this summer. According to the data,...
Society
A man whose brother was run over by a Met police van on a 999 call has said his family has lost trust in the police complaints regulator. He said the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has failed to collect and disclose key evidence during its investigation. Suleyman Yalcin was struck and killed by the van in Haringey, north London, last December. The IOPC said it had carried out a thorough, independent investigation. Lost confidence Sinasi Yalci...
Incidents
Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. His wife, Lady Naipaul, called him a "giant in all that he achieved". She said he died at his home in London "surrounded by those he loved, having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and end...
Society
House of Fraser is the latest retailer to collapse into administration, and it comes amid extreme turmoil on the high street. Since the beginning of the year, multiple retailers have gone bust or announced store closure plans. CITY HouseofFraser HighStreetCredit: PA Graphics – House of Fraser The department store has fallen into administration, endangering the future of 17,000 staff. But parts of the business could still be rescued, most likely through a p...
Society
The case of Shreyas Royal turns on Britain's strict enforcement of its immigration laws, the nature of his father's visa and even the question of whether chess is a sport. LONDON — He’s been called Britain’s “greatest chess prospect in a generation.” But when his father’s work visa runs out next month, nine-year-old Shreyas Royal must return to India, chess prodigy or not, according to Britain’s Home Office - writes lfpress.com The case of Shreyas, who was...
Society
The rail industry is cracking down on ticket jargon which is confusing passengers. Unnecessary or potentially misleading language such as “Route Direct” and “Any Permitted” is being removed or clarified to help passengers, but what do those phrases actually mean? Here are the definitions: Any Permitted This is intended to tell passengers their ticket can be used for travel via any permitted route and they should refer to the National Rail routeing guide to...
Society
In a move likely designed to rattle a few cages this summer, the provincial government’s decision to chop the basic income pilot project came across as a cold reversal of a campaign promise that said the opposite. The basic income guarantee has been around as a concept for decades, but after years of research and a growing civil society movement, it became reality in Ontario in the form of test projects in three regions in the province - writes lfpress.com...
Society
New home construction in the London area continued to rebound in July after a slow start in the first five months of the year. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) said there were 248 housing starts in London-St. Thomas last month, up from 235 in July 2017. The July total includes 92 multi-family units compared to 38 last year and 156 single-family homes, down from 197 last year. CMHC senior analyst Andrew Scott noted it was the second month in a r...
Society
A nine-year-old girl died from serious head injuries when rocks fell from a cliff at a beach in North Yorkshire. Eyewitnesses said the girl had been on holiday with her family when the accident happened at Seaton Garth in Staithes at 16:15 BST on Wednesday. North Yorkshire Police said the child died at the scene and her family was being supported by specialist officers. Onlookers described the fall, which they said was near warning signs about the cliff, a...
Society
A London-area deputy mayor who took his own council to Ontario’s municipal appeal board over a land use dispute is celebrating a decisive victory. A London-area deputy mayor who took his own council to Ontario’s municipal appeal board over a land use dispute is celebrating a decisive victory – not only for the case but also for responsible rural planning provincewide, he says. Thames Centre deputy mayor Marcel Meyer filed a complaint with the Local Plannin...
Society
Two former London correctional workers must be tried together on charges of failing to provide the necessaries of life to a man killed by his cellmate, a judge has ruled. Two former London correctional workers must be tried together on charges of failing to provide the necessaries of life to a man killed by his cellmate, a judge has ruled. “The allegations against these accused do arise from the same series of events, in the sense that what we are talking...
Culture
A giant set of optical illusions has opened to the public at the Bristol Botanical Gardens. The art installations were created by Luke Jerram, who said he was inspired by his own colour-blindness and time working with researchers at the Bristol Eye Hospital. Mr Jerram, who has also created a giant moon balloon , said he was "fascinated by the processes of visual perception". The Impossible Garden will stay open to the public until November. Mr Jerram has b...
Society
A food festival has chopped a live pig racing event after protesters raised concerns about the animals' welfare in roasting temperatures. Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival scratched plans for the porcine steeplechase after an online petition amassed 46,873 supporters. Organisers said they were looking for a "non-animal alternative" for the event at the city's Garrison Ground. Protesters praised the "compassionate decision". Six rare breed pigs were due...
Incidents
One female officer was taken to hospital. A police van on a 999 call was involved in a crash which left one officer injured. The police van came off the road when it collided with a car and smashed into a hedge outside Meriden Business Park, just off the A45 - writes coventrytelegraph.net A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "Police responding to an emergency call have been involved in a collision on Birmingham Road, Coventry at around 8.30am this...
Crime
She remains in a critical condition in hospital with "very serious injuries". A woman has been left fighting for her life following a "horrific" sex attack in a Midlands children's playground. The victim was discovered in the play park at 4.45am on Friday, but details have only recently emerged. She remains in a critical condition in hospital with "very serious injuries". The woman was attacked in Cedar Road Play Park, Leicester. Police cordoned off the pa...
Society
The Managed Approach has been billed as the country's first 'legalised' red light district. The Managed Approach in Holbeck is a highly contentious issue that has proved to be a big talking point ever since its introduction in Leeds in 2014 - writes leeds-live.co.uk Billed as the country's first 'legalised' red light district, it allows sex workers in Leeds to ply their trade between 8pm and 6am in an area of Holbeck which is based primarily near an indust...
Society
West Yorkshire Police has released details on reported sexual offences at the popular music festival. The number of sexual offences committed at Leeds Festival hit a four-year high in 2017, according to new police figures. Figures released by West Yorkshire Police following a Freedom on Information request show there were a total of 19 sexual offences at the popular music festival between 2014 and 2017. There was one reported sexual offence in 2016, when a...
Society
There were approximately two incidents of self-harm among inmates at HMP Leeds last year. The prison in Armley recorded a record 712 incidents of self-injury in 2017, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice . This was an increase of 30 per cent on 2016 when 548 such incidents were recorded. Self-harm is so widespread at HMP Leeds that there are 65 cases per 100 prisoners, the figures reveal. In 2014 just 133 cases were reported. The total has gro...
Society
Police were forced to break a car window in order to free a dog trapped in “completely unacceptable” hot conditions. The dog was left in a car in Petts Wood, Bromley , as the mercury soared to 32C on Monday, police said. In order to free the caged canine, officers had to break the front window of the parked car, before giving it some water. Officers tweeted: “It’s still 32 degrees. This is completely unacceptable. The emergency services added the animal di...
Incidents
Police have named a man suspected of threatening to run over cyclists during the morning rush hour in south London. Officers are appealing for help to find Shane Seymour, who they said drove a stolen car during the row. Footage on social media shows how cyclist Dave Clifton was almost hit by a black Audi A3 on a road in Clapham at about 08:00 BST last Wednesday. The Met Police wants to track down the "dangerous" driver, who sped away when police arrived at...
Society
A rowhas broken out over plans to host events in a garden square at the site of one of the capital’s largest plague pits, with objectors claiming parties would be held “on the graves of Londoners”. Bosses at the Charterhouse, a former Carthusian monastery, have applied to serve alcohol while hosting outdoor plays, films and music events. Nestled between Farringdon , Barbican and Smithfield Market, the historic Charterhouse Square sits on the burial ground...
Incidents
A cyclist is seriously injured after being hit by a lorry in south-east London. The man, aged in his 20s, was left in a “pool of blood” after colliding with the vehicle on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey just before 8am. Witnesses said a group of fellow cyclists and passers-by rushed to help the injured man and hold up traffic while waiting for emergency services to arrive. The cyclist was rushed to a central London hospital by ambulance, where his condition wa...
Society
The university said the change was made in the interests of safety for staff and students. Students at the London School of Economics have expressed outrage over the university installing “heartless” barriers on benches that “prevent rough sleepers from resting” on them - writes standard.co.uk  A petition which has amassed hundreds of signatures was launched by LSE students, who said they “whole-heartedly reject the prioritisation of aesthetics over the sh...
Society
Researchers said people from poorer communities in Leeds 'consistently highlighted' public transport as a 'significant barrier to work'. People living in low-income areas of Leeds are finding it difficult to make a living as the city's public transport networks are 'limiting access to job opportunities'. That is according to a new study conducted by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. The researchers said that during...
Society
London's lido bosses have hailed the scorching summer as their busiest ever — and a fond reminder of the days when the outdoor pools were at the heart of communities. Sweltering crowds hoping for a cooling dip have been queuing for up to four hours at Tooting Bec, Brockwell and Parliament Hill, where one in-one-out policies have been in operation. At the Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath this weekend, visitors were barred from the “incredibly busy” water. Ch...
Society
Brexit has slowed London’s population growth to the lowest rate for more than a decade and caused a risk of “significant damage” to the capital’s economy, a report warned today. The Centre for London think tank said booming creative industries had helped create a record number of jobs but said the slow-down of people coming to the capital could harm future growth as well as public services - writes standard.co.uk The warning came as two major businesses ap...
Sports
As England's players prepare to step out at Lord's for the second Test against India, they will be unaware of a long-running wrangle rumbling away not far below their feet. It is a saga that stretches back nearly two decades, and involves a dispute over a narrow strip of land at the edge of the historic complex in north London known as "the home of cricket". The stretch of land, measuring 200m by 38m (656ft by 125ft) at the Nursery End of the Lord's site,...
Incidents
The death of a seven-year-old boy killed in a house fire is being treated as murder, the Met Police has said. Joel Urhie was found after a "very severe fire" at his home in Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in the early hours. Joel's mother Sophie and sister Sarah escaped. His father John said: "It's terrible, the pain we cannot forget." Det Supt Jane Corrigan said the fire was believed to be arson but Joel was unlikely to be the target. "It is...
Society
The BBC Proms is to enter virtual reality for the first time, with a production that puts viewers in the centre of the Royal Albert Hall. Five Telegrams captures a performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the first night of this year's festival, mixed with cutting-edge spatial sound. Written by Anna Meredith, the piece is an exploration of the means of communication in World War One. It encompasses everything from news and propaganda to code-breaking e...
Society
A man who was stabbed to death after what police believe was a brawl between up to 10 people has been named as Malik Chattun. The 22-year-old, from Surbiton, was found fatally wounded in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, at about 02:15 BST on Sunday. Police said they believe the victim had been "involved in an altercation... prior to being assaulted." Three people have been arrested over Mr Chattun's death. On Monday two 19-year-old men were held on...
Society
The noise at London's only commercial heliport may pose a risk to residents' health, research suggests. Acoustics experts found noise levels at London Heliport in Battersea regularly exceeded recommendations set by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Researchers from London South Bank University (LSBU) said the operator should consider compensating affected residents. London Heliport said it was considering the findings. The BSI recommends noise does...
Society
There’s one thing that will never change about Tyler Warren. He was a fighter, is a fighter and will always be a fighter. There’s one thing that will never change about Tyler Warren. He was a fighter, is a fighter and will always be a fighter. What he’s fighting may change, but what won’t change is the will to defeat whoever or whatever is in his way - writes lfpress.com Now Warren is in the fight of his life. The 28-year-old former boxer has been battling...
Society
Sari was her daughter's name and SARI stands for special ability riding institute. Today, we take the idea of therapy animals (who aren’t dogs) for granted. But there was a time – say 40 years ago – when that idea was considered novel or not even worth pursuing. Not so for the late Jeanne Greenberg, who along with her husband Syd, founded SARI in 1978. The riding school for children with disabilities in Arva was inspired by the example of her own late daug...
Society
A man has been charged with murdering a rapper in London's drill music scene. Sidique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, died after being found stabbed in Warham Street, Camberwell, at 19:20 BST on 1 August - writes bbc.com Mr Kamara, 23, who had been cleared of murdering Abdirahman Mohamed in January, was found with two others who had also been stabbed. Kenneth Umezie, 31, of Camberwell, was charged and is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court...
Incidents
A concentrated and fierce thunderstorm that hit the Windsor area Monday afternoon left a wide trail of destruction in its wake, with trees and power lines downed and emergency crews scrambling to keep up with a flood of calls for assistance from the public. “Today’s storm has caused tree damage in many areas throughout the City,” Mayor Drew Dilkens tweeted shortly after the storm hit mid-afternoon. Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm watch...
Crime
Bicycle thefts are up by nearly 10 per cent in London compared to this time last year and cyclists in the city are turning to social-media channels to help recover their trusty, two-wheeled steeds. Double, triple check those bike locks, London. Bicycle thefts are up by nearly 10 per cent in London compared to this time last year and cyclists in the city are turning to social-media channels to help recover their trusty, two-wheeled steeds. According to Lond...
Society
It’s not even done, but already it’s raising a fuss. As cyclists and city hall battle over safety and security on London streets, and spar over the best way to build a livable city, a new strategy — a draft city hall manual on“complete streets” — is shaping up to be the next flashpoint. The characteristics of a “complete street” vary depending on the kind of road, said city engineer Kelly Scherr, but the goal is to design areas that support pedestrians, cy...
Society
A former British Airways worker who says the company sacked him because of his man bun has told ITV News that the decision left him feeling "bullied" and "violated". Sid Ouared, 26, accused the airline of being "stuck in the 1970s" for telling him his hair was like "girls' hair." British Airways said it would not comment "on employment matters relating to individuals". The Londoner, who was let go from Heathrow's customer service team, told ITV News: "Thei...
Incidents
The English setter named Brewster, aged around 18 months, was discovered cowering in woods last Friday. Staff at Croydon council in south London say he weighed just half his expected weight of 15 kilos. He is now currently undergoing intense treatment and is having the tar removed from his hair. I collected this gentle soul, found laying under a tree in the woods, Croydon area. He is definitely one of the thinnest dogs I’ve ever come across Skin and bone,...
Society
Pubs are continuing to struggle with 18 closing a week in Britain, according to the latest industry figures. The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said there were 476 closures in the first six months of the year, 13 more than in the last six months of 2017. Camra's chairman Jackie Parker said the high cost of drinking out meant more people were choosing to drink at home. Four out of five people had seen a pub shut down within five miles of their home in the la...
Society
A 103-year-old former World War Two nurse believed to be Britain's longest-serving poppy seller has said becoming an MBE was a "wonderful" experience. Rosemary Powell celebrated with a glass of champagne after she was presented with the medal at her London nursing home for her services to charity. She was included in this year's list having collected for the Poppy Appeal since it began in 1921. After receiving the medal, the great-grandmother said: "Isn't...
Society
UKIP has suspended three party members after reports of a protest at a left-wing bookshop. Police were called to Bookmarks in Bloomsbury, central London, on Saturday . Bookmarks said on Facebook that "around a dozen mask-wearing fascists" tried to intimidate people and destroy books - writes bbc.com UKIP said party chairman Tony McIntyre had suspended Elizabeth Jones, Luke Nash-Jones and Martin Costello pending an investigation. "It is understood that the...
Society
England's most senior GP has resigned after admitting he posted anonymous comments on an online medical forum. Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care at NHS England, is thought to have posted with the name "Devil'sAdvocate". It comes after a group of more than 8,000 GPs called for Dr Madan's resignation, after comments he made about the closure of smaller practices. In a statement, he said he had wanted to "provoke a more balanced discussion about conte...
Incidents
About 60 firefighters have tackled a fire in west London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent eight fire engines to a block of flats in Craven Road, Ealing, at about 15:45 BST. It said half of the roof garden on the seventh floor was alight, but no casualties had been reported. The fire was under control at about 17:15 and the cause is under investigation, a brigade spokesperson said. Praveen Anand, a Labour councillor for Ealing Common, described the blaze as...
Incidents
The boss of British Airways has criticised long queues at Heathrow, saying arrivals face two-hour waits to get through border control. Alex Cruz has written a letter to the Times saying queues at the London airport are "significantly worse" than other major hubs across the world - writes bbc.com The letter is in response to proposals for "UK-only" lines after Brexit. The Home Office said most of those arriving at Heathrow passed border control within agree...
Incidents
A tropical snake has been filmed eating a pigeon on a busy east London street. Dave Fawbert spotted the boa constrictor, thought to be an abandoned pet, on High Road, Leytonstone, on Saturday morning. The RSPCA has since taken the reptile to a wildlife centre and is appealing for information about how it may have come to be in the street. A spokeswoman for the charity said it appeared "someone had found a dead pigeon and then given it to the snake". Mr Faw...
Society
Plans to build 460,000 homes on land released from the green belt will not help young families get on to the property ladder, say campaigners. The Campaign to Protect Rural England said 78% of planned developments on greenfield sites do not fall under the government's "affordable" definition - writes bbc.com Its director said people are "being sold a lie" and will "go on struggling to afford a place to live". A government spokesman said green belt protecti...
Society
A "reckless" driver is being hunted by police after he drove "at speed" at a cyclist during a row in London. Footage on social media shows how cyclist Dave Clifton was almost hit by the black Audi A3 on a road in Clapham. The Met Police has appealed to find the "dangerous" driver, who sped away in reverse from an officer during the row, at about 08:00 BST last Wednesday. "Luckily no-one was seriously injured or even killed by this reckless driver," Det Con...
Politic's news
Ukraine is preparing for the election of the President of the country. The electorate has decided in advance with his favorites and the alignment of forces is as follows. The leader of the rating is former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. In second place is Vladimir Zelensky, a man who was not previously associated with politics and who for the first time intends to experience strength in a new role. The three leaders are Anatoliy Hrytsenko, the former def...
Society
As universities and colleges across Canada scramble to create policies ahead of legalized cannabis, two in London are taking a hard line against the drug by restricting its possession, or banning it outright, on campus. Fanshawe College, one of Ontario’s largest community colleges, is banning marijuana — its use and consumption – from its campus, while Western University has adopted the same approach for its student residence buildings. Schools are free to...
Society
That’s according to Wayne Howie, who has every reason to be angry since the garage he owns, Byron Automotive, was broken into overnight Wednesday, and one of the pieces of equipment the thief or thieves ran away with is a diagnostic tool worth as much as $10,000. “I’m not going to get angry about it,” Howie said Thursday afternoon. “This is extremely trivial compared to the grand scheme of things.” Another person wouldn’t be as philosophical about the robb...
Society
Selfridges have become the first in the world to unveil its Christmas shop for those eagerly craving some festive winter cheer. It comes four months ahead of the big day - and the shelves are already stocked with tinsel, glitter and baubles. The shop will hit peak stock in September, when shoppers will be able to choose from nearly 4,000 items ranging from a £1.95 souvenir pencil to a selection of ornate neon signs selling for around £8,500. Santa places a...
Society
The Bank of England is expected to raise interest rates to their highest level for almost a decade on Thursday. Members of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are predicted to increase rates from 0.5% to 0.75% in what would mark only the second rise since the financial crisis struck, following last November’s quarter point hike. The move would see rates reach their highest level since March 2009, when they were slashed from 1% to the emergency...
Society
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) has kick-started its preparations for a hard Brexit, warning that the terms of the UK’s exit are still “unclear”. The company has cautioned that a provisional agreement between negotiators in the UK and Brussels is yet to be approved by parliaments on both sides of the Channel, and could fall apart. In a statement, the LSE said: “Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU continue but the UK’s final exit terms are s...
Society
The heatwave is returning for round two in London and the South East. Temperatures could climb back up to 31C this weekend with almost unbroken sunshine. Essentially at the end of the week we're looking at a bit of a north-west/south-east split in the weather. Northern and some western areas will often be cooler with some outbreaks of rain - particularly in Northern Ireland and that could spread in to the south and western Scotland. – MET OFFICE On Friday,...
Society
A woman got the fright of her life when a snake poked its head out from beneath her freezer and licked her foot. The carpet python managed to slither its way between the woman's toes before flicking its tongue towards her. She looked down in horror to see the snake, which is thought to have escaped from a nearby property - writes itv.com RSPCA Officer Kate Wright was called to the property in Ware, Hertfordshire, to collect the reptile. This must have give...
Society
Anishinabek Police officers made four arrests Tuesday in connection to drug raids at two locations at the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. Officers with the major crimes investigative support unit, along with members of the Kettle Point detachment, executed search warrants for unlicensed marijuana dispensaries operating as the Heal Me Leaf – Cannabis Club. Police said in a statement that marijuana, cannabis edibles and cash were seized, and four Kettle...
Society
A young footballer whose life has been on hold for three years since his diagnosis with leukemia is hoping to be matched with a potential donor. Twelve-year-old Damary Dawkins was part of the Crystal Palace development squad until he developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia aged just nine. Now in search of a bone marrow donor with Afro-Caribbean descent, Damary's story has drawn the attention of England star Raheem Sterling and Eagles manager Roy Hodgson - w...
Society
A man believed to be the leader of a drill music group has been stabbed to death on the same street where a teenager was shot dead in May. Three men were found with stab wounds on Warham Street, Camberwell, south-east London, at 19:20 BST on Wednesday. The BBC understands the dead man was 23, known as SK and friends with 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was shot dead in the street in May. Two men are in custody on suspicion of murder. The Met said...
Society
A teenager from London has been given some extra homework for the school holidays by the co-founder of Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind. Aron Chase, 17, tweeted Shane Legg looking for five top tips on how to succeed in the burgeoning field of AI. Dr Legg replied with some very specific advice, including brushing up on linear algebra. Some AI scientists command six-figure salaries because of the current shortage of experts in the field. In response to...
Society
A firefighter has recalled having to keep up a pretence that a woman trapped in the Grenfell Tower fire was going to be saved - despite knowing crews were unable to reach her. Christopher Batcheldor was on the phone to Zainab Deen, who was trapped on the 14th floor with her two-year-old son. Midway through the call he learnt crews could not get past the 12th floor. "I basically lied to her and continued to tell her that we were coming for her," he told the...
Society
Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by loud, busy roads had larger hearts on average than those living in less polluted areas. This was despite the fact people in the study were exposed to pollution levels below the UK guidelines. Researchers called on the government to reduce air pollut...
Society
BAFTA played host to this year’s Vlogstar Challenge grand final where 15 aspiring vloggers showcased their entries in front of a live judging panel. And this year’s champion, Munna Sherif, won the 2018 title with her entry Anxiety, I Own You. “I can’t actually believe I won this, but this is just an example of what it is that you can do in life. Anything is achievable if you just put your mind into it,” she said. Vlogstar Challenge, now in its third year,...
Society
The government will take responsibility for Grenfell Tower when the police release the site as a crime scene. The housing ministry will take over safety and security until the community decides how the site should be used. Kensington and Chelsea Council, which owns the site but will not have a management role, welcomed the decision. Survivors of the 2017 fire, in which 72 people died, had feared the council would take control of the west London site and sa...
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Hundreds of local people are to be trained as security stewards to help keep revellers safe at the Notting Hill Carnival. Matthew Phillip, director of the Carnival Village Trust (CVT), said that of the 1,000-plus security stewards being recruited for the two-day celebration over the August bank holiday weekend, he wanted at least half to be from the community. More than 150 people have been taken on so far, with about 20 people a day now applying. The firs...