No verdict on Hillsborough police chief

But lawyers for the former South Yorkshire Police officer said they would apply for a “stay of proceedings” to prevent another trial. Updates and more reaction on this story During the 10-week trial at Preston Crown Court, jurors heard that 96 men, women and children died as a result of a fatal crush on the Leppings Lane terrace on 15 April 1989. Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after the disaster. The jury deliberated for more than 29 hours but was unable to agree whether Mr Duckenfield was guilty or not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence. Media playback …

The woman who doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Jo Cameron Image caption Jo, pictured here with her husband and mother, didn’t realise she was different Once diagnosed, Jo realised that she wasn’t just “incredibly healthy”, as she’d believed. She said: “Looking back, I realise I hadn’t needed painkillers, but if you don’t need them you don’t question why you don’t. “You are what you are, until someone points it out you don’t question it. I was just a happy soul who didn’t realise there was anything different about me.” She didn’t even feel pain during childbirth, recalling: “It was just strange, but I didn’t have pain. It was quite enjoyable really.” Jo does the Scotch Bonnet chilli challenge Media playback is unsupported on your device Media …

‘My daughter has been in a freezer for 17 months’

He said he met Eve for the first time when she was three months old because he had split up with her mother, Abigail Leatherland, just before she was born. They got back together and he lived with Eve for about seven months before he and her mother broke up again. Image copyright Facebook Image caption Abigail Leatherland and Thomas Curd both denied hurting Eve but were found guilty of being culpable in her death Initially officers thought Eve had died from a viral infection but as their investigation progressed Mr Bird found out about the abuse she had suffered. “I dream about it a lot,” he said. “The coppers told me what had happened but they didn’t tell me …

Plaid Cymru to target fast food outlets

Hospital records Wales’ worst A&E wait A&E target times worse than last winter £35m aims to ease winter NHS pressures In January, Health Minister Vaughan Gething told AMs “it is not at all clear – in fact, the majority view is that we don’t have the powers” to impose planning rules that would stop fast food outlets opening near schools and leisure centres. He said the Welsh Government had “argued” with the UK government about it. But, speaking from the conference in Bangor, Ms Jones told BBC Wales that Plaid Cymru disagreed. “We believe that the assembly has powers over planning, and local government has clearly got responsibility around licensing,” she said. “Of course our health minister is a great …

Abusive wife jailed for murdering husband

She had hit her 55-year-old husband with objects, including a rolling pin, and her “systematic domestic abuse” weakened his body to the point of death, police said. Detectives found his blood on furniture, walls and ceilings throughout their house in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Related Topics Aylesbury Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit

How did my MP vote on 14 March? Enter a postcode, or the name or constituency of your MP Seat vacant Brexit: What could happen next? Does the UK need to hold European elections? Downing Street said the government was still preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Theresa May is planning to hold another “meaningful vote” on her withdrawal deal by Wednesday – after it was overwhelmingly rejected on two previous occasions. If she wins that vote, she will ask for a one-off extension to Brexit get the necessary legislation through Parliament at an EU summit on Thursday – if not she could ask for a longer extension. A spokesman for the European Commission said extending Article 50, the mechanism taking …

Six positive ways drones can be used

Peter Pugh, 75, was walking home through Titchwell Marshes when the tide came in. He said he attempted to swim to the next field, but was blocked by dense reed beds. Twenty-two hours after he went missing, a police drone recorded footage of Mr Pugh. He was up to his armpits in water. Police said they would have not been able to find him so quickly without the drone, as a helicopter would not have been able to fly so low to the ground. Drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras have also been used by police to find missing people in the US. Image caption New South Wales has invested in drones to help spot sharks and rescue swimmers or …

Duckenfield case ‘breathtakingly unfair’

Football was plagued by hooliganism in the 1970s and 1980s and was a “world away” from today’s game, he said. “It affected how police planned the event and how they would react as matters unfolded.” He said it was “humbling” to be addressing the court “because of the scale of the case and the scale of the loss”. ‘Decade of incompetence’ The barrister told the jury failings at Hillsborough included faulty police radios, poor signage, a reduction in police manpower and stadium structure – none of which was Mr Duckenfield’s fault. He said his client was an “excellent police officer” who less than three weeks to prepare for the game after being promoted. “He was faced with something that no-one …

U-turn over Molly Russell legal aid

He added: “I would like to thank everyone for the many offers of support we have received. This decision is a weight lifted from our family and we now look ahead to a full and fearless inquest into Molly’s death.” His daughter’s case led ministers to demand that online firms do more to remove harmful posts. Instagram to remove graphic self-harm images Regulate social media, MPs urge The coroner overseeing Molly’s inquest has written to Facebook, the owner of Instagram – as well as Pinterest, YouTube and Apple – requesting they hand over all relevant information to the case. Legal Aid guidelines says funding is not automatically granted at inquests except in “exceptional circumstances”. Media playback is unsupported on your …

ASMR: ‘It helps people, it’s not sexual’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLauren’s attempts to create brain tingles has attracted 125,000 subscribers In Lauren’s most popular ASMR video she “role-plays” a hairdresser, inviting the viewer to relax as she pretends to trim their beard. “If you are a girl, it is OK to imagine you have a big beard,” she says. Why would a video of someone acting out cutting an imaginary beard be watched 700,000 times? Lauren, whose YouTube channel is called Scottish Murmurs, says it is because of the up-close personal attention she gives and the sounds she creates such as the click of the scissors or the squelch of the shaving cream. This brain tingle sensation is the hallmark of ASMR …

How polluting are idling cars and buses?

Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities in the UK already have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to motorists in parked vehicles who refuse to turn off their engines when asked. The emissions consultancy Cambustion has looked at when it is worth switching of engines to reduce emissions. It found that for emissions of nitrogen oxide from a diesel car meeting Euro 5 requirements (that is broadly any diesel car made before late 2015) it is worth switching off the engine if you expect to be stationary for at least 30 seconds. For Euro 6 diesel cars (those manufactured after 2015) it is worth switching off if you are not going to move for three seconds. The company also …

How to make your cervical test more comfortable

“Ideally, you would arrange it for somewhere in the middle of your cycle or towards the end of your cycle.” Dr Kaye adds the test itself might cause some pain similar to menstrual cramps, “but that lasts maximum 30 seconds, and then it’s gone”. Wear comfortable clothes The doctor or nurse taking the test needs you to be relaxed when taking the test – so make sure you’re comfortable. “Maybe you want to wear a skirt, so that we can lift that up and you still feel more covered – as opposed to taking off leggings or jeans,” says Dr Kaye. Ask for a woman to do the test If you’re more comfortable with a female doctor or nurse doing …

Violent crime and police numbers ‘linked’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMetropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick: “There must be some link” There is “some link” between falling police numbers and a rise in violent crime, Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick has said. The commissioner was speaking a day after Prime Minister Theresa May said there was “no direct correlation”. It comes after two 17-year-olds were killed in separate stabbings in London and Greater Manchester at the weekend. Ms Dick told LBC Radio the deaths show “how big of a challenge this is” and that it is not a London-only issue. Jodie Chesney was killed in an east-London park as she played music with friends, while Yousef Ghaleb Makkie was stabbed to death in …

‘Irresponsible’ ad for lip fillers banned

‘Vulnerable to messages’ It stated: “Dermal fillers are very quickly becoming as commonplace as getting your hair done these days and even more so within the younger age group.” The ad claimed “young girls” increasingly underwent such procedures, often brought in by their mothers. It said parents would rather help their children “find somewhere safe and suitable” for treatment, instead of saying no and pushing children to “go behind their backs, blindly searching for the cheapest practitioner without realising the risks”. The ASA said the ad created the impression the risks of lip fillers were associated only with unsuitable practitioners, and made no reference to the risks always attached to the procedure. It added: “By presenting lip fillers as normal …

Blunder left autistic girl with no school

‘Significant faults’ There was no evidence her needs had changed, and it had taken 14 months to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan for the girl, the report said. The Year 11 pupil was left without full-time education for a whole school term as a result until a place at another independent school was found for her. There were “significant faults with the council’s handling of the situation”, the investigation concluded.