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Exclusive look inside Pho Vietnamese restaurant on Bold Street 

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The healthy street food venue celebrates Vietnam's national dish... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:17:02 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

Huge event planned at Jacaranda Records for Record Store Day 

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There will be live music, giveaways and much more... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:17:01 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

'Biggest signing in our history' - Everton fans react to Bramley Moore Dock Stadium announcement 

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The supporters hailed a landmark day for the club as they took a huge step towards building a new stadium... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:59 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

Meet the mindful smartphone 

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Can a mobile phone really bring you back to living your life in the real world, instead of online..?... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:58 Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Wondrwall's smart home in a box 

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A new integrated system to turn your home into a smart one is coming, from a company right here in Manchester... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:56 Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Bolton Food and Drink Festival announces 2017 celebrity chef line-up 

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Ainsley Harriott, James Martin, Michael Caines and Simon Rimmer will all be appearing this year... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:54 Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Family of lawyer crushed to death by falling Mayfair windows make safety call after builder trial 

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The family of a human rights lawyer crushed to death in the street by half ton windows have called for safety improvements, as a supervisor was found guilty of her manslaughter. Amanda Telfer, 43, was killed when the stack of large unglazed frames toppled over as she walked past a building site in Mayfair's up-market Hanover Square. Members of the public rushed to help and lift them off her, but Ms Telfer could not be saved and she was pronounced dead at the scene just before noon on August 30 2012. Four people and three companies denied all responsibility for the accident, and denied 13 charges relating to the tragic death. A jury found Kelvin Adsett, supervisor at IS Europe Limited, guilty of manslaughter and breaching health and safety. IS Europe Limited, of Slough, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of two health and safety breaches. Damian Lakin-Hall, an employee of Westgreen Construction Limited, was also convicted of failing to take reasonable care of safety whilst at work. Afterwards, Ms Telfer's parents Barry and Ann Telfer, who had sat through the six-week long Old Bailey trial, said: "Amanda was a bright lovely professional woman living her life to the full and making plans for the future. "Her future was taken from her when she was crushed to death by half ton window frames which took two seconds to fall on her. "The frames had been left standing, almost vertically, at the side of a public pavement, unsecured to anything, unattended and with no safety barriers around them. "If construction companies and the people who work for them are not held to account for such high levels of negligence and incompetence, then none of us is safe walking the streets next to construction sites. "The Health and Safety training being given is totally inadequate, if risk of death to passers-by is ignored. "It is nearly five years since Amanda died. We would like to thank the police, Health and Safety officers and prosecution who worked on behalf of Amanda for their persistence and patience. We and all Amanda's family and friends will always miss her. Nothing will change that." The court had heard how the frames, which together weighed 1,444lb (655kg), had been left leaning up against a wall after being delivered the previous day, before the site was ready for their installation. Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson QC said it was "obvious to anyone" that they carried a "clear and serious risk of death" to anyone walking past. The frames were seen to move in the wind, prompting concern from the public they might fall into the busy central London street. Another member of the public had almost been hit in a "near-miss" at the site just days before the fatal accident, the court heard. Mr Atkinson said: "There were a series of obvious and, in many cases, straightforward steps that could have been taken to avoid that risk, ranging from cancellation, delay, refusal of delivery on the one hand, to the storage, the use of straps and barriers. "None were taken by any of the defendants and Amanda Telfer died as a result." Work was "routinely carried out" on the pavement and equipment was stored there overnight, but there was no external barrier to separate the working area from the public, Mr Atkinson said. Plywood hoarding, painted with Westgreen Construction Limited's logo, had instead been placed inside the building behind the door and window spaces, he said. He told the jury: "The incident with which this case is concerned was not the first time that the public was put at risk, as it would appear this was not the first incident of its type involving Westgreen's construction site. "In the days before the accident, a plywood hoarding had fallen from one of the apertures on the building, almost hitting a member of the public as he made his way home." He told the jury they must consider whether the defendants were aware of what had happened and if this should have caused them to reassess "the sufficiency of the measures being taken to segregate the public from the construction site". Ms Telfer was working as a freelance intellectual property and media lawyer for publishing houses including Random House at the time of her death. Lakin-Hall, 48, of Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, and 65-year-old Adsett - also known as Kelvin Schultz - from New Road, Slough, Berkshire, denied manslaughter and health and safety breaches along with Claire Gordon, 36, of Ashby Crescent, Leeds, who was cleared. Steven Rogers, 62, of Sheering Mill Lane in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, was found not guilty of a single charge of failure to take reasonable care for safety while at work as an employee of Westgreen Construction Limited. Westgreen Construction, of Richmond in Surrey, and Drawn Metal Ltd, of Leeds, were also cleared of health and safety charges. Judge Peter Rook QC adjourned sentencing until May 5. Additional reporting by the Press Association.... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:53 Categories: Evening Standard logo

London attack: Hundreds gather for Trafalgar Square vigil paying tribute to victims of Parliament attack 

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Hundreds of Londoners have gathered at a vigil in Trafalgar Square this evening to pay tribute to those killed and injured in the Westminster terror attack. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, invited both residents and tourists to join a candlelit memorial at the central London landmark in solidarity with victims of the Parliament attack. The sombre gathering marked one day since London was targeted in a bloody assault which saw a lone assailant drive into bystanders and stab a serving police officer. Mr Khan had encouraged "everyone visiting our city" to join together in memory of those who lost their lives and "to show the world that we are more committed than ever to the values that we hold dear - that we remain united and open". He said: "London is the greatest city in the world. We will never be cowed by terrorism. "We stand together, in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life. We always have, and we always will." Vigil: Crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square (Amy Ashendon) One crowd member told the Standard: "There's a subdued atmosphere but clear there'll be a strong turnout for solidarity. I've seen leaders from several different faiths here united tonight, many Muslims in the crowd and some even wearing t-shirts saying 'ask me a question'." On Thursday morning a book of condolence was laid in Westminster Hall for MPs, staff and members of the public to write messages to honour those who died. People on social media have also shown their support by sharing a graphic using the iconic Underground emblem, emblazoned with the slogan "We are not afraid". Leaders of many faiths standing united at the vigil in #TrafalgarSquare tonight - Amy Ashenden (@AmyAshenden) March 23, 2017... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:51 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Analysis: Can President Trump Handle the Truth? 

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<p>President Donald Trump has brought to the Oval Office an entirely different set of assumptions about the proper behavior of a public official, and introduced to the country entirely new rules for public debate.</p>... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:50 Categories: Time logo

Roomba-like robots will stalk and spy on astronauts 

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<p>Astronauts locked inside the International Space Station are about to get some new robotic friends.</p>... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:48 Categories: Tech Insider logo

Low-tech London attack is 'new norm', experts say 

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A man with a car, a knife and murderous intent -- the London attack shows the "new norm" of low-tech terror, experts say.... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:46 Categories: AFP logo

Rick Perry Slams Student Government Election as 'Diversity' Stunt 

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In an op-ed, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry suggested Texas A&amp;M's student body election process was rigged in the name of diversity.... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:45 Categories: NBC News logo

Why are Republicans moving so fast on health care? 

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Two reasons: To move on to tax reform and to avoid political outcry.... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:43 Categories: The Washington Post logo

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk shows off its supercharged V8 

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Yup, this Jeep is blown.... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:42 Categories: Autoblog logo

10-Year-Old Sells His Drawings to Buy Toys for Sick Little Brother: 'If He's Happy, I'm Happy' 

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For the last three months, 10-year-old Haden has set up shop on the front lawn of his Lincolnton, North Carolina, home.&nbsp;... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 21:16:40 Categories: People logo

Woman, girl assaulted on public transport 

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Police are looking for a man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a young woman and teenage girl in separate incidents over a four-month period.... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 20:47:49 Categories: AAP logo

London terror attacks: What happened inside the House of Commons Chamber as MPs were held for five hours 

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Police held MPs in the Commons Chamber for their own protection as the terror attack unfolded... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 20:47:48 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Birmingham City keep or sell: Which players could Gianfranco Zola move on in the summer 

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Gianfranco Zola will look to overhaul his BCFC squad at the end of the season... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 20:47:46 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Is a late play-off charge on the cards? Our Villa vlogger gives his verdict 

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Jordan Raiye gives his thoughts on a late play-off push... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 20:47:44 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Ringleader of young gang terrorising Merseyside town is 13-YEAR-OLD girl 

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Police say they are "very much aware" of antisocial behaviour problem in Southport... read more
23. maaliskuuta 2017 20:47:43 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo
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