Hero soldier buried in Italy with full military honours more than 70 years after his death 

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Ronald Blackham, a lance corporal with the Coldstream Guards, was 22 when he was killed as he fought to capture a strategic hill near Salerno in southern Italy on September 25, 1943... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:26 Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Probe into 2015 election expenses involves three Greater Manchester MPs 

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Detectives have been investigating whether Conservative MPs breached strict spending limits at the last General Election... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:24 Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Can taking ibuprofen increase the risk of suffering a cardiac arrest? 

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Researchers found the commonly taken painkiller was associated with a 31 per cent increased risk of heart failure... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:22 Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Plans for Barbican gatehouse slammed as 'vandalism' 

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Residents of the City's Barbican complex say proposals to transform a gatehouse on the estate into a self-contained flat amount to vandalism. Architects at Mackay + Partners plan to convert the turret, used as a street entrance and lift lobby for the car park, into a two-bedroom apartment, pictured. It would mean putting new windows, walls and a mezzanine level into the three-storey structure - known as the John Wesley turret - and the loss of 130 sq ft of public walkway. Caroline Reed, a resident of the Grade II listed brutalist complex of tower blocks and squares, built in the Seventies, wrote: "If the City of London is willing to compromise even such a landmark structure as the turret in the name of 'asset realisation', what other spaces across the estate might it not find to be in sudden, lucrative, need of 'reinvigoration and re-animation' with similar shanty town-style infilling?" Controversial plan: Architects at Mackay + Partners came up with this design Hilary Sunman, who chairs the Willoughby House Group of residents, said: "It is a disgraceful proposal which amounts essentially to vandalism. We are all against it." Tess Pinto, conservation adviser for the Twentieth Century Society, said: "The Society considers that the application will cause substantial harm to a Grade II listed building." City of London officers have recommended the plans for approval, saying: "It is considered that the proposed alterations to accommodate a residential unit would not be detrimental to its special architectural or historic interest. "The proposals would make effective use of the empty upper sections of the building." The planning and transportation committee is expected to make its decision next Tuesday.... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:20 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Homes in 'less fashionable' outer London suburbs are 'fastest selling in capital', research shows 

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Home in less than fashionable suburbs of outer London have become the fastest-selling in the capital, research shows today. Although areas that have seen rapid gentrification in the east of the capital were previously the "hot" locations, it is now the turn of boroughs such as Sutton and Havering. An analysis by property website Zoopla shows that properties in Sutton are the quickest to go under offer after they are put on the market. Experts said the study is further evidence of the strength of outer London's property market in comparison to the "prime" central London market, which has stalled in recent years. More people are now willing to move to previously unpopular areas because of their affordability and improving transport links, they added. Sutton properties take an average of 28 days after being listed for sale to get an offer, the research suggests. Havering and Bexley were next at 29 days. They are among the fastest places to sell property in Britain, with Northampton (27 days) top of the list. All the "prime" inner London areas take longer than the national average of 47 days. Properties in the most expensive boroughs, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, are slowest to go under offer in the capital, at 83 and 70 days respectively. Wandsworth (56 days), Camden (58 days) and Hammersmith and Fulham (62 days) make up the bottom five. Read more Sealed bids and gazumping return to central London's property market Haringey, 10th on the list of "fastest-selling" boroughs, is the highest-placed in inner London. The analysis was based on a sample of for-sale listings, published on Zoopla on or after January 1 last year, and how long it took for their status to change to "under offer". Separate research has shown property prices in outer London rising by up to 20 per cent a year. In central London, stamp duty rises and the vote to leave the EU are blamed for a freeze in the past two years. However, there are recent signs of recovery, with foreign investors taking advantage of the fall in the value of the pound. Jonathan Hopper, managing director of the buying agents Garrington Property Finders, said: "The past year has seen a real shift in momentum from central London to the suburbs. "Boroughs like Havering are enjoying a surge in interest. Regeneration and the prospect of better transport connections mean that areas like this can offer both good value and the potential for strong growth." A spokesman for Zoopla said: "We are seeing outer London continuing to grow and central London stalling."... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:18 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Dancing queen of Deptford steps up to give kids a break 

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The lights are dimmed and there's a sudden, rapid shuffle of small feet across the sports hall floor. A chorus of clicks, and about 20 masked faces are illuminated by torch light. Ten-year-old Teanna speaks, cutting the silence. "When I dance, I feel a sense of freedom. Freedom to be anything I want to be." Then Deptford Performing Arts Project erupts into an energetic dance routine under the watchful eye of inspirational project founder Zarine Murray - aka Miss Diva. Miss Diva's mission is to teach young people from this marginalised, crime-ridden area how to sing and dance while boosting their confidence and social skills. Performing arts: Zarine Murray and son Amari (Lucy Young) Costing just £4 for a two-hour session, they perform shows across London, including an annual showcase where pupils are rewarded for progress, talent and attendance. The Standard's Dispossessed Fund, which has received £5 million from Comic Relief in the last five years, has backed the project with a £6,000 grant. Miss Diva - a former professional dancer who has performed with So Solid Crew and Sweet Female Attitude - said her members "sometimes just cannot afford it, cannot get the money together to come". Dancing family: Marianne Gordon and daughter Teanna Marie (Lucy Young) Now, thanks to the fund's support, 25 children and 15 parents can attend every week. Teanna's words strike a chord because the project, established in 2015, gives her youngsters several freedoms - most importantly, freedom from the streets of Deptford. It is one of the more troubled areas of the capital and is in the borough of Lewisham, whose murder rate is twice the national average, with residents admitting there is a problem with knife crime and gangs. Teanna's mother Marianne, 35, a care nurse, said: "This area gets a lot of negative attention, but crime is a problem. Stress reducing: Abbey O'Neil and niece Chelsea (Lucy Young) "Postcode rivalry, all this carry-on. It leads to gangs. People are scared. It was worse when I was a kid, gang-wise - I grew up in a place that they literally call the ghetto." Single mother Darcia, 29, interrupted: "Ah! That's where I'm living. That is what it is called. It's 15 minutes from here. I am in the heart of the ghetto." She mentioned one victim of the violence, 17-year-old Myron Yarde, a talented rapper dubbed M-Dot, who was found lying on the street last April with stab wounds: "That was literally where I am living." The Performing Arts Project gives children somewhere to go. Marianne said: "I love this project because I can bring my child here and I'm not scared. 'A loving and lovely boy': Myron Issac Yarde, 17, was killed in New Cross "There isn't that much going on around here for kids of that age that doesn't cost a packet. I wouldn't let her out on the road because I don't know what could happen. To have that fear, I would rather not have that." The project is a far cry from a normal Saturday school. It is clear from the huge smile on their faces and how seriously they all take rehearsals that each child loves every second. Darcia, who recently completed a qualification in business management, said her daughter Kayjah, seven, benefited in many ways: "I can see it helps her socialising skills. Even though the kids that come are all local they are mainly from different schools. They genuinely get excited to dance together. Their dancing techniques also improve." Dancing fun: The organisation is aimed at children and parents from disadvantaged backgrounds (Lucy Young) Marianne added: "Teanna used to do gymnastics but the pressure was too much for her. She just relaxes when she is here and she is dancing." The project hosts sessions for parents who might be struggling with money, employment and loneliness. Lewisham has the fourth-highest rate of teenage parents and third-highest rate of 19-year-olds without qualifications of any London borough. Abbey, 27, has three children but comes with niece Chelsea, seven. She said she felt a sense of release when she took to the dancefloor: "Through the week I have two of [the children] at home, then I do work - I draw, I am an artist. On a Saturday I feel I am released when I get here. I feel free. We have a laugh and it is a bit of fun. I just let it go, do something else." About Deptford Performing Arts Project What it does: Gives children and parents from disadvantaged backgrounds dance and drama classes Dispossessed Fund grant: £6,000 How grant was used: For staff and venue costs and to deliver 1hr 30min sessions for 15 parents and 25 children twice a week over 40 weeks. The sessions for children and parents run in separate rooms. Website: performingartsproject.co.uk/divas-dance-troops Project details: The performing arts project has been delivering classes and operating informally for around 10 years and set up as an unincorporated organisation more formally in October 2015. Its aim is to provide children and parents the opportunity to take part in dance and drama classes, enabling them to gain enjoyment, interact and co-operate through music and dance. The group currently delivers dance classes every Saturday. While the parents and children are stars the undisputed queen of this show is Deptford-born Miss Diva, 36. "She is giving back to the community that she grew up in," said Marianne, a lifelong friend. "She is great with the kids. There 100 per cent needs to be more people like Zarine. In every community." When Miss Diva - who works as a full-time teacher and part-time scriptwriter and interior designer - eventually sits down, she explained why she created the project. "When I was young my life was a bit difficult," she said. "I don't really want to go into that. "I was always a passionate dancer. As I got older, I became a professional dancer. But then I saw there was a need. There were kids in school who really like dance but their parents have no money. I thought, 'I've got to do something.'" Her pupils are her motivation: "They are involved in something. A lot of kids today aren't involved in something, they are on the streets causing trouble. Here they can say, 'We're going to the performing arts project, we got a show, we got a purpose.'" Support from Comic Relief has been a "lifesaver". Previously funding "was coming out of my account and I thought, 'I can't keep doing this and have my life. I still have bills and things to pay off.'" The charity cash helped with uniforms and studio and hall hire: "it just was amazing. We need these things, that's the way that you continue to run a community." She added: "God forbid if I go six feet under, I want to be remembered on my plaque. 'Diva was Diva, she was just her. She helped people, she was fun.' "But most of all it is for the children. They can look back at their life. It is all about memories. I did this when I was younger."... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:16 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Brexit could cause 7% of City jobs to be lost 

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The City could be facing job losses of up to seven percent after Brexit, a leading financial expert today warned. Jeremy Browne, the City's representative to the EU, accepted the sector will have to make "adjustments" but cautioned against potential moves by the EU 27 members to make Britain's departure difficult. He said: "There will be some adjustments as a result of Brexit and functions that need to be delivered from within the single market will have to be delivered from another city. "It's very hard to estimate [job losses] because there may be knock on effects, but the estimates of the number of job losses ...is somewhere in five, six seven per cent scale. That's quite a lot." Mr Browne, who was a former Lib Dem Home Office Minister and stood down at the 2015 General Election, made his remarks in a speech in central London on Britain's future trade options hosted by the Institute for Government. He said that while change is clearly ahead for the UK financial sector, the EU should not seek to inflict unneccesary harm. "London is by many magnitudes the dominant financial centre on the continent of Europe," he said. "If I had a single message, it would try to encourage people across the EU to see it as their asset. Trying to inflict additional harms over and above those natural adjustments will be obviously unhelpful for the City of London but counterproductive for the EU too." He also warned his former Lib Dem colleagues to stop pushing for a second referendum and accept Brexit. He said: "As an ex-politician, I get really nervous about whether we overturn the referendum decision. I end up thinking this isn't a rolling opinion poll. Imagine if the Scots had voted to leave in 2014 - they wouldn't be saying 'maybe we'll actually change our minds'."... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:14 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Highgate explosion: Probe launched after construction worker killed in 'huge blast' 

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An investigation has been launched into the cause of a "massive" explosion at a former petrol station in which a construction worker was killed. People living near the site in Highgate, which is being bulldozed to make way for a parade of shops and homes, told the Standard there had been a "strong smell" of petrol beforehand. The force of the blast at 2pm yesterday shook houses on Swain's Lane and could be heard across Hampstead Heath. A worker in his 50s was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries, where he was pronounced dead four hours later. Work on the 20-month project began last month. The site was sold to Noble House by the Earl of Listowel last year Emergency services descended on the scene just after 2pm (Kenneth Tharp) Joseph Burt, 56, who lives at a property overlooking the explosion site, said: "There had been a strong smell of petrol for days... We thought something was wrong and were extremely worried." A professional pianist who lives opposite said she was practising when the blast shook her house. Air Ambulance: the man was air-lifted to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries (Kim Gray / @ktbphotos) She added: "It made my floorboards completely vibrate. It was terribly loud, a huge, huge explosion." Kenneth Tharp said: "I was finishing a tennis lesson on the Heath nearby and it stopped us in our tracks. It was a very loud bang." Sian Berry, a local councillor and Green Party Assembly member, said the death was "absolutely shocking." She said: "I was there last Friday and saw a big tank that used to store petrol. The first stage of construction was taking these tanks away. "It's horrible news that the injured man has now died, a real tragedy." A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the area was cordoned off and officers remain on scene. The Health and Safety Executive said it was "in communication" with the emergency services as an investigation was launched. The Standard has contacted Noble House requesting a comment.... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:13 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Dramatic moment woman escapes huge mudslide in Peru 

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Floods and mudslides have killed at least a dozen people in Peru and are now threatening the capital. The intense rains and mudslides over the past three days have wrought havoc around the Andean nation. In one of the more dramatic incidents, stunned residents watched as a woman escaped after being swept into an avalanche of mud, wood debris and farm animals about 32 miles south of Lima. Evangelina Chamorro, 32, had just dropped her two daughters at school and was feeding her pigs alongside her husband when they were pulled into a landslide. Dramatic footage shows young woman caked in brown sludge fighting to escape being swept away (Reuters) Armando Rivera, her husband, told RPP radio they climbed a tree but the trunk broke. They held on to each other's hands but she eventually lost his grip and got separated. A group of men help a woman escape a mudslide in Peru (Reuters) She emerged near a bridge, lifting herself from a current of wooden planks and walking towards the shore covered head to toe in mud.... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:09 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Junk food addict branded "fat friend" on girls' holiday sheds 6st 

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At 17, 5'6 Jodie Rigby-Mee tipped the scales at 16st 7lbs, but a nasty remark overheard on holiday prompted her to fight the flab... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:08 Categories: Mirror logo

Health blogger who lied about having cancer faces massive fine 

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17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:05 Categories: Evoke.ie logo

CM Punk wanted by UFC legend for retirement fight 

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The MMA legend recently lost to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fortaleza.... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:04 Categories: International Business Times logo

Mourinho reveals three former Man Utd stars he would have 'never' sold 

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?Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has aimed a bit of a dig at predecessor Louis van Gaal by claiming that he would have never bought or sold certain players if he were in charge at the club earlier. ... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:38:02 Categories: 90min logo

Holly Willoughby shares selfie with her ageless mum 

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This Morning star Holly Willoughby shares a selfie with her ageless mum Lynne on Instagram... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:59 Categories: Hello! logo

Kasabian announce new album and UK tour dates 

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Kasabian have announced that their new album For Crying Out Loud will be released on 28 April. ... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:58 Categories: The Independent logo

Gogglebox's Steph and Dom 'lined up for Strictly' 

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A new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' may be months away, but rumours have already started swirling, with the news former 'Gogglebox' stars Steph and Dom Parker are being eyed as contestants. ... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:56 Categories: Huffington Post UK logo

Fisher's memorial service to be live streamed and feature James Blunt song 

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Three months after they passed away within a day of each other, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are set to receive a "spectacular" public memorial service. ... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:55 Categories: The Telegraph logo

New York emergency worker run over by stolen ambulance 

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A New York emergency medical technician and mother of five who authorities say was "bravely doing her job" was killed when she was run over by her own ambulance that had just been stolen.... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:52 Categories: Associated Press logo

Analysis: Trump's budget blueprint is a war on the future of the American economy 

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Where we're going, we won't need science or education. Except we will. ... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:50 Categories: Vox.com logo

Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy 

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<p>An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018.</p>... read more
 
17. maaliskuuta 2017 13:37:48 Categories: Associated Press logo
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