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Haverfordwest house fire: Marie Bellingham was ‘loving mother’

A woman whose body was found following a house fire was a loving mother to seven boys, her family have said. Marie Bellingham, 46, died in the blaze in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, on Monday night Dyfed-Powys Police officers found her body at the property in Siskin Close after fire crews had been called at about 22:45 […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in UK News,Wales | Read More »

Wrexham Maelor Hospital: People allowed back after security alert.

People have been allowed back onto a hospital site after a police search for a “suspicious package” ended. Eyewitnesses said dozens of officers arrived at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and some staff and patients were asked to leave some areas at 13:15 BST. Both ends of the road leading to the hospital were blocked by police […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in UK News,Wales | Read More »

Bay City Rollers: The boy band that turned the world tartan

In September 1975, the Bay City Rollers, headed by Les McKeown, whose death was announced on Thursday, were the biggest pop band in the UK and were about to the hit the United States. The Scottish teen sensations were rolling on towards turning the whole world tartan. “They were adorable. Five cute guys at once. […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Covid in Scotland: Digital vaccine certificates ‘not near yet’

A digital system to allow people in Scotland to prove their Covid vaccination status is being worked on, public health officials have said. The scheme would mean Scotland was “ready to join” an international vaccination passport programme. National clinical director Prof Jason Leitch said paper “proof” – similar to that given to people in England […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Troubles soldiers need legal protection says Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

The UK government should “honour its commitment” to offer legal protection from prosecution to former soldiers who served in Northern Ireland, DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said. On Tuesday, Johnny Mercer left his post as veterans minister after expressing concerns about delays to legislation. It came ahead of a parliamentary debate on the Overseas Operations Bill, […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Firm given special treatment over roadworks bids

A Stormont department took part in a “clandestine” process with a firm bidding for deals to resurface NI’s roads, a court has ruled. A judge said the Department for Infrastructure’s conduct “entailed an egregious breach of the principle of transparency”. He added that the firm had been “accorded special treatment” by the department. The proceedings […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Covid-19: NI will ‘keep looking’ to ease restrictions faster

The NI Executive will “keep looking” to see if Covid restrictions can be eased faster, First Minister Arlene Foster has said. But she added the effect of restrictions due to be eased will need to be monitored. From Friday, close contact services such as hairdressers are to reopen and driving tests will resume. Deputy First Minister […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Hartlepool by-election: Voyeur Christopher Killick stands

A sex offender hoping to be Hartlepool’s next MP has vowed to continue his campaign despite his voyeurism conviction being revealed. Christopher Killick is standing as an Independent in the 6 May by-election. He was convicted last year for filming a naked woman in a hotel room while she was unconscious, following the woman’s five-year […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Police ‘had to wait in 999 queue’ after bomb

A police commander who took control after the Manchester Arena attack has described his frustration at being unable to contact emergency services. British Transport Police (BTP) Insp Ben Dawson was based in a London control room on the night of the explosion. Insp Dawson said the control room could not contact other police and ambulance […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Fishmongers’ Hall: Prison chaplain ‘conned’ by ‘remorseful’ terrorist

A prison chaplain has admitted he may have been “conned” by a convicted terrorist who seemingly showed remorse for his actions. Usman Khan was freed in December 2018 after serving a jail term for funding a training camp abroad. Less than a year later, he killed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, at Fishmongers’ […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »