Fans’ anger at 7 ‘rip-off’ Easter egg

‘Embarrassing’ The cardboard sleeve on the £7 egg slides off to reveal a standard Cadbury egg underneath. Also available in the shop is a Bristol City-branded Toblerone bar for £12 which, without the cardboard sleeve, appears to be identical to one bought in a nearby supermarket for £3.50. Fans expressed their anger on social media, labelling the eggs “embarrassing” and a “rip-off”. Image copyright Twitter Wayne Spirrell described the packaging as a “poor effort”.

UK police investigate Ukrainian billionaire

The judge heard that publicity could make their mother and grandfather return them. Ms Tigipko said everything she had done since her husband left her in 2015 had been “for the welfare of my children and nobody else”. She added the children were “happy and settled in Ukraine now” and that their father was “welcome to visit them”. It is believed to be the first time a judge has allowed abductors to be named in this way – usually it only happens when children’s whereabouts are unknown. Ms Tigipko met the children’s father in 2010 and married in 2012. They settled in north London, and had two daughters. But, in late 2015, the father announced the marriage was over. Funny …

The beauty contest to be next Tory leader

The hustings for next PM, in all but name Avoiding European polls a priority – Hunt A minister roaming beyond their brief. “The mindset of government needs to shift,” he said, and doing so in a speech peppered with personal experience. Should he decide to stand, Mr Javid’s greatest political asset is his own story. His is a biography that personifies the Conservative ideal; the son of an immigrant family who worked hard, became a millionaire and rose to the cabinet; a life shaped by aspiration rather than privilege. His critics, though, see a faltering public speaker. They also point to what they saw as his tortured, calculating equivocation before the EU referendum, voting to Remain “with a heavy heart …

‘Most northerly’ parrots cause flap in park

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbout 20 or 30 of the birds have made their home in Glasgow’s Victoria Park Glasgow’s wild parakeet flock is colourful and popular with the locals but their days may be numbered. About 20 or 30 of the birds have made their home in Victoria Park in the west of the city. Stan Whitaker of Scottish Natural Heritage said he believed they were the most northerly flock of parrots in the world. “Surprisingly parakeets seem to be very adaptable to different environmental conditions,” Mr Whitaker said. “Almost certainly parakeets were kept as pets and they have either escaped or perhaps been deliberately released.” Related Topics Animals Glasgow Birds Original Article : HERE …

One dead and 22 hurt in bus crash

Image copyright UKNIP Image caption Ten bus passengers were taken to hospital The dead woman, in her 60s, was travelling in a Fiat Bravo, police said. Image copyright UKNIP Image caption Four air ambulances from different regions attended the scene In a statement, Hampshire Police added: “The driver of the bus, a man in his 50s, is also said to have sustained a serious injury. “Ten passengers who were travelling on the bus have also been taken to hospital as a precaution. “Four people travelling in a silver Mini Cooper, were also taken to hospital as a precaution.” Four air ambulances from different regions attended the scene, taking casualties to hospitals in Southampton and Brighton. St Mary’s Hospital had asked …

England footballer dies aged 96

Image caption Broadis, interviewed in 2018, said playing in a World Cup was a “great experience” Posted to RAF Crosby-on-Eden after World War Two, Broadis signed for Carlisle in 1946. Report End of Twitter post by @NUFC Ivor Broadis As well as his sporting achievements, Broadis was also recognised for his 500 flying hours during the war. He helped return hundreds of troops home to Britain in his role as a navigator. Related Topics Carlisle Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Killing Eve fans in UK may have to wait months to watch season two

Series will premiere in US on BBC America, with no date set for British broadcast The long-awaited second series of the hit BBC drama Killing Eve will return to screens on Sunday night but audiences in the UK may have to wait months to watch it. The show about a MI5 officers hunt for an assassin, starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, has been an enormous critical and audience success for the BBC, topping the list of nominations for this years Bafta TV awards and bent the rules and gave it 14 nominations in order to recognise the shows extraordinary success, which saw the series attract tens of millions of views from the UK on BBC iPlayer. Bizarrely, some other …

Army arrest six men over alleged sex assault

He said he had commissioned a review into inappropriate behaviour in the military with a view to “stamping it out.” Skip Twitter post by @GavinWilliamson Horrified to hear of these allegations. There is no place for these kind of actions in the military and, if true, those involved must be dealt with. I have commissioned a review into inappropriate behaviour in the military with a view to stamping it out. https://t.co/diW4e9tVq4 — Gavin Williamson MP (@GavinWilliamson) April 5, 2019 Related Topics Gavin Williamson Ministry of Defence British Army Military Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

One drink a day ‘increases stroke risk’

What did the research find? The researchers, from the University of Oxford, Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, found that: drinking one to two alcoholic drinks every day increased stroke risk by 10-15% drinking four drinks every day increased the risk of having a stroke by 35% For the purposes of their study, one drink was defined as either: a small glass of wine a bottle of beer a single measure of spirits About 16 in 100 men and 20 in 100 women will have a stroke in their lifetime in the UK. So, if a group of 100 non-drinkers started drinking a glass or two every day, there would be an extra two strokes – a …

Make me Debenhams boss for 150m – Ashley

‘Relieve pressure’ The department store chain’s financiers are considering the offer, say City sources. Sports Direct, which owns a near 30% stake in the retailer, had previously said it was considering a £61.4m bid to take full control of Debenhams. Sports Direct’s letter to Debenhams states: “Mr Ashley’s appointment would immediately relieve any pressure on the company’s supply chain and he would be in a position to lead the restructuring of the company’s stores and operations. “Sports Direct remains keen to be a supportive shareholder and financier.” As well as Sports Direct, Mr Ashley runs House of Fraser, Evans Cycles and Flannels. In January Mr Ashley joined investor Landmark Group to vote the retailer’s chairman and chief executive off the …

Tata Steel plant could be sold in merger

£50m fresh start for Tata steel plant Steel merger ‘very good news’ for jobs The Trostre plant employs 650 people and produces steel packaging for Tata Steel. Although it is unlikely the merger will be called off, the European Union is concerned the combined companies could control too large a share of the European steel packaging market, meaning plants like Trostre could be sold. Image copyright Hywel Williams | Geograph Image caption The Trostre steelworks employs 650 people Tata Steel said it had submitted a “comprehensive package of proposed solutions”, with Thyssenkrupp, to the European Commission as part of the process to get clearance for the joint venture. “We continue to engage in a constructive dialogue with the European Commission …

‘At least seven from my university joined IS’

The BBC’s investigation now exposes the secret funnelling of fighters and funds from the UK to IS in Syria. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBritish IS fighters emerge after defeat Elogbani, who grew up in east London, was captured by Kurdish forces in Syria nine months ago. Speaking to the BBC’s Middle East Correspondent Quentin Sommerville, Elogbani said: “Obviously we came here intending to fight. That’s the honest truth. But I don’t think it was a love for blood.” He said there was a group at University of Westminster who had already left for Syria before he even began his studies. “They kind of opened the way,” he added. Image copyright Unknown Image caption Akram Sabah (r), …

Girl, 12, charged over knife at school

A 12-year-old girl has been charged by police after being found with a knife in a primary school playground in East Lothian. The incident happened at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary in Musselburgh shortly after 09:00. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At no point was a pupil or a member of staff threatened or harmed.” East Lothian Council said they were aware of the incident and co-operating fully with police. A report will be submitted to the Children’s Reporter. Related Topics Musselburgh Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Coroners ‘could investigate stillbirths’

When a pregnancy that appeared to be healthy ends in stillbirth, the hospital caring for the mother will investigate. A safety investigation body funded by the Department of Health and Social Care may look into it too. While many parents are satisfied with existing processes, some have raised concerns about the inconsistency of investigations and have called for a more transparent and independent system. Under the proposed new system that ministers are consulting on: Coroners in England and Wales would have powers to investigate all full-term stillbirths, occurring from 37 weeks pregnancy They would not have to gain consent or permission from any third party in exercising this power The coroner would consider whether any lessons could be learned Their …

Ministers tipped to replace PM rally round

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May’s de-facto deputy backs her leadership Two ministers touted as a potential caretaker PM in reports of a cabinet coup say they fully back Theresa May. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told reporters it was “not the time to change the captain of the ship”. And the PM’s de facto deputy David Lidington insisted he was “100% behind” Mrs May. Meanwhile, the Brexit secretary said an election will become more likely if MPs vote this week for a Brexit option the government does not want. MPs are expected to get the chance to hold a series of so-called indicative votes on possible alternatives to Mrs May’s withdrawal deal, but Brexit Secretary Stephen …