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  • Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

    10/18/2017 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2017 | bbc news
    The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman's claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son's widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway." Mr Trump said Ms Wilson's account was "totally fabricated". Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. He was one four US special service soldiers who died in an ambush. Mr Trump had already been criticised for not contacting the families of...
  • North East MP's Bid to Remove Harvey Weinstein's CBE

    10/17/2017 8:55:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ITV ^ | 17 October 2017
    Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle Central, has begun the formal process which could see shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein stripped of his UK honours. Harvey Weinstein. “The allegations against Harvey Weinstein are growing by the day and it is imperative that we start the process of stripping him of his honorary CBE. “This is about demonstrating that survivors of sexual assault and harassment need to be taken seriously – and it is also about ensuring that the economic opportunity of women is not constrained by the predatory actions of powerful men.” The Labour MP has written to Cabinet Secretary...
  • Hillary Clinton falls, breaks toe on the stairs during London book tour

    10/16/2017 10:18:55 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 166 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 Oct 2017 | Caitlin Yilek |
    Hillary Clinton canceled several media appearances Monday while on her book tour in London after she fell down the stairs and broke her toe. "I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards," Clinton told the Graham Nortion Show. "I tried to get up and it really hurt. I've broken my toe. I've received excellent care from your excellent health service." The former Democratic nominee was supposed to do interviews with BBC Woman's House, ITV's "This Morning" show and the...
  • Hurricane Ophelia's Remnants Batter UK, Ireland; 1 Killed

    10/16/2017 10:29:42 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-16-2017 | Padraig O Donoghue
    The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland on Monday, killing at least one person and causing widespread power outages as the storm headed for Britain. The first known victim was a woman who was driving near the Irish village of Aglish when a tree fell on her car, authorities said. Gusts of up to 80 mph were reported 30 years to the day after a weather event dubbed the "Great Storm of 1987" battered southern England and killed 18 people. Authorities in Ireland had ordered schools, courts and government buildings to remain closed before the storm's arrival. Bridges were shut...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Britain on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

    10/15/2017 6:30:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 183 replies
    VOA, Reuters ^ | October 15, 2017 | VOA, Reuters
    LONDON — Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union. Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate who lost out to Trump in last November's election, also said Britain would face serious disruption if it left the EU without a negotiated deal with Brussels. The British government has talked up the prospect of bilateral trade deals with the United States and others as one of the major benefits of leaving the EU following last year's surprise referendum vote to leave. Asked...
  • Market trader, 56, is BANNED from town centre after selling Knights Templar coffee mugs [tr]

    10/12/2017 9:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2017 | Thomas Burrows
    A market stall holder has been banned from having a stand in a town centre because she was selling 'offensive' Knights Templar coffee mugs. Tina Gayle has been prohibited from having a stall in Loughborough Market after someone complained about the mugs. She said the complainant had told the council the £6 Knights Templar mugs were offensive to Muslims and so she was asked to remove them from her stall. When she refused to do so she was sent a letter and informed she had been given an outright ban.
  • Harvey Weinstein under investigation by Scotland Yard over London sex assault claim

    10/12/2017 9:33:29 AM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-12-2017 | Staff
    Claims that the shamed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually abused an actress in London are being investigated by Scotland Yard, it emerged on Thursday. The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into the claims, made by a woman understood to be now living in the Liverpool area. The alleged assault took place in London during the 1980s and is the first to be reported to police in this country since claims emerged last week that Weinstein sexually assaulted and harassed a string of Hollywood actresses. It cames as the British actress Kate Beckinsale said Weinstein tried to ply her with...
  • Labour MP: Pro-Lifers ‘Weaponising Rosary Beads’ Outside Abortion Clinics

    10/10/2017 6:37:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/9/17 | Staff Reporter
    Rupa Huq is planning to table an amendment outlawing protests outside abortion clinicsA Labour MP is planning to table an amendment to new domestic violence legislation to ban protests outside abortion clinics. Rupa Huq, the MP for Ealing Central and Acton, told a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference that pro-life protesters were “weaponising rosary beads” outside a clinic in her constituency. HuffPost UK quotes her as saying: “We have a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing and for as long as I can remember, there has been a constant phoney vigil outside the clinic, with people stopping women going...
  • Gay fitness instructor 'killed 18-month-old daughter he called "Satan in a baby grow" just two...

    10/10/2017 7:16:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 10, 2017 | Stewart Paterson For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Gay fitness instructor 'killed 18-month-old daughter he called "Satan in a baby grow" just two weeks after formally adopting her with his company director husband' Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, is accused of killing 18-month old Elsie after 'assaulting and abusing' her over several months. The couple first adopted Elsie in September 2015 and the process was finalised nearly eight months later. But less than two weeks later little Elsie died after suffering traumatic head injuries. She died at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, after the decision was taken to switch off her ventilator when doctors decided she would not...
  • China spots familiar words in Theresa May's 'British dream' speech

    10/05/2017 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | 5 October 2017 | Tom Phillips
    Theresa May’s party conference evocation of “The British Dream” might have left some British voters mystified. But in Xi Jinping’s China her words sounded strangely familiar. The Communist party supremo has made the pursuit of the so-called “Chinese Dream” his chief political slogan since he took power nearly five years ago vowing to lead a historic revival of his country’s fortunes.
  • Thornberry claims UK would STOP dealing with Trump over aggressive handling of North Korea

    10/08/2017 5:20:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | October 8, 2017 | Oli Smith
    Emily Thornberry has insisted that the UK can talk to the US without working with Donald Trump. In a shocking attack on the elected leader of the US, the shadow foreign secretary said that Mr Trump's rhetoric on North Korea was intemperate, inappropriate and dangerous. This comes as the US leader tweeted last night that "only one thing will work with North Korea" in response to failed diplomatic efforts. Tensions between the Trump administration and Kim Jong-Un has dramatically escalated in recent weeks. Speaking to Sky News, Mrs Thornberry said: "I wouldn’t ever change my tone with Trump. "I would...
  • Hunt for Family of First World War Hero Honoured 100 Years After Passchendaele

    10/07/2017 2:07:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | 6th October | Colin McNeill
    A search has been launched to find relatives of a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery during the Battle of Passchendaele in the First World War. Officials hope to have family members present at a ceremony to honour the bravery of Robert Shankland, which will take place in Ayr on October 26, 100 years since the heroic acts took place. Mr Shankland was born on October 10, 1887 at 6 Gordon Terrace in the South Ayrshire town and emigrated to Canada in 1911. At the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted and returned to Europe as part...
  • National Trust volunteers banished to back room chores if they refuse to wear gay pride rainbow flag

    10/06/2017 3:08:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3 AUGUST 2017 | Steve Bird
    For nearly 40 years, the vibrant rainbow flag of the gay pride movement has come to represent diversity and tolerance. However, a decision by the National Trust to demand 350 of its volunteers at a Jacobean mansion wear the banner or be banished to backroom chores has triggering an angry backlash. Bosses at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk wrote to their army of volunteers asking them to all wear a lanyard or badge displaying the rainbow flag to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer visitors. The email, seen by The Telegraph, reveals that those who refused would not be allowed...
  • Weapons fanatic had HUGE arsenal of guns and ammunition at home(YUGE!)

    09/26/2017 11:27:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 91 replies ^ | 9/25/2017 | Stephanie Balloo
    (PHOTOS INCLUDED) A huge arsenal of weapons including shotguns and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition was found at a Midlands home. Police say the collection which was hoarded by Jonathan Knight posed a 'significant risk to the public'. Officers from the National Crime Agency's armed operations unit descended on a house in Sunfield Road, Cannock after suspecting weapons fanatic, Jonathan Knight had been collecting firearms illegally. Three air pistols, a pair of air rifles, a ME38 revolver, two sound moderators and a huge amount of ammunition was discovered at the 47-year-old's home.
  • Racism is Rife in English Football With Over 350 Incidents From the Premier League to Grassroots . .

    09/25/2017 11:30:23 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/2015 | Tom White
    Racism is widespread in English football with police having to deal with hundreds of incidents from the top of the game right down to grassroots level, an investigation has revealed. It also revealed that Chelsea supporters have been involved in the highest number of reported racist incidents as they travelled to and from matches on trains. The information, gathered from 24 police forces across the country, shows there have been over 350 incidents since 2012. But as that only accounts for around half the police forces in the country, the actual figure is likely to be much higher. The charity...
  • Climbers got so stoned on top of mountain they couldn’t get back down

    09/24/2017 4:27:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    A group of climbers had to be rescued from the top of a mountain after getting so stoned they couldn’t get back down. The four walkers got stuck on top of the 3,209ft Scafell Pike in Cumbria’s Lake District – the highest peak in England. After successfully reaching the top, however, they found themselves ‘incapacitated’ from having taken cannabis. Cumbria Police confirmed that mountain rescue and air ambulances had to be scrambled in order to rescue the climbers. ‘Persons stuck on mountain after taking cannabis. Now having to deploy mountain rescue, air support and ambulance to rescue them,’ Cumbria Police...
  • Mark Sampson sacked as England women's manager

    09/21/2017 4:49:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2017 | bbc
    Mark Sampson has been sacked as England women's manager following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous role. The Football Association says that last week it was made aware of the full details of safeguarding allegations made against Sampson in 2014 relating to his time as Bristol Academy manager.
  • Trump was right! Police first held 'refugee boy', 18, arrested at Dover over bucket bomb

    09/17/2017 6:20:21 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Sep 17 | Martin Robinson
    Trump was right! Police first held 'refugee boy', 18, arrested at Dover over bucket bomb TWO WEEKS AGO but let him go, say neighbours - as officers finally raid home of MBE foster couple who took him in The 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released, neighbours have said. The teen - who is being held after police tracked him to the departures hall at the Port of Dover - is thought to have been...
  • ‘Explosion’ on Tube train at Parsons Green sparks panic on District Line [UK]

    09/15/2017 12:50:18 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 36 replies
    Passengers on a District Line Tube train at Parsons Green have reported panic on the platform after reports of a fire or explosion. According to a reporter at the scene people have suffered facial burns and a white container exploded towards the rear of the train. She said people were ‘really badly burned’ adding that ‘there hair was coming off’. The rear of the train filled with smoke and people were evacuated onto the platform at Parsons Green. It is also being reported that people were initially told not to leave the station before an evacuation took place.
  • May asks Trump to help broker deal in Bombardier dispute with Boeing

    09/11/2017 6:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Times and Star ^ | September 12, 2017
    Prime Minister Theresa May has asked US President Trump to help broker a deal in a bitter aerospace trade dispute which could financially devastate one of Northern Ireland's biggest employers. Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier, which employs around 4,500 people in Belfast and accounts for 10% of the region's manufacturing exports, is facing significant costs in a spat with US aeronautics powerhouse Boeing. The dispute centres over Boeing's allegations that Bombardier received subsidies allowing it to sell its CSeries planes at below-market prices. The US Department of Commerce is expected to announce a decision on whether to impose duties against Bombardier...