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March 17, 2018 12:46 PM Gibraltar ready to EMBARRASS EU in COURT over 'illegal and hostile' move to ISOLATE Rock

GIBRALTAR has threatened to take the EU to court over Spain's persistent threats to the Rock, as the territory's deputy chief minister said that Madrid's hostility and constant veto threats were "illegal" and could no longer be tolerated. Joseph Garcia, the deputy chief minister of Gibraltar, has issued a tough message to Spain and said the Rock is ready 9

March 17, 2018 8:30 AM CIVIC TRUST PLAQUES: St Stephen's Orphanage

FOR many York people of a certain age, a glimpse of Hotel du Vin on The Mount brings back memories of childhood. That's because, for decades, the building housed St Stephen's Orphanage. Founded in 1870 in Precentor's Court by Harriet, Lady Duncombe, wife of the Dean of York, the orphanage was intended to provide shelter for up to 13 'female orphans' 5

March 17, 2018 6:35 AM Court tells man he is DEAD despite standing IN FRONT of judge in MAD bureaucratic ruling

DUE TO a case of bureaucracy gone mad, a Romanian man has been officially declared dead despite appearing in court being alive and well to overturn the decision, it has been reported. Constantin Reliu, 63, asked a court in the town of Barlad, Romania, to overturn a death certificate obtained by his wife after spending more than 10 years in Turkey 5

March 17, 2018 5:09 AM Where to go for your weekend walk

1. From the Cuckoo Trail car park, go back to the entrance and cross the road at the traffic island to go along Western Road opposite. If traffic is very busy, there is a zebra crossing a little way to the left. If arriving by bus, from Tesco in North Street, walk back over the bridge or from Police Station in George Street, walk on over the bridge 4

March 16, 2018 9:45 PM Cold case rapist caught after urinating in a plant pot 30 years later

Isn’t technology great? For 30 years, rapist Eric McKenna was at liberty. The 59-year-old had never been arrested for two rapes in England. In 1983 he raped a woman as she walked home alone Gateshead. And in 1988, he raped another woman also walking alone Newcastle. Both times he was armed with a knife. But then he made an error: in 2016 he took a wee in a neighbour’s 3

March 15, 2018 9:26 PM Judge allows five accusers to give ‘sex assault’ evidence against Bill Cosby

A US judge has agreed to let five additional Bill Cosby accusers give evidence at his April 2 sexual assault retrial, giving prosecutors a chance to portray the man once known as America’s Dad as a serial predator who made a sadistic habit of drugging and molesting women. Judge Steven O’Neill said prosecutors could choose the witnesses from a list of eight 3

March 15, 2018 6:03 AM Dangerous driver imprisoned after high speed chase

A DRIVER who came across a stolen van led police on a high-speed chase through 20mph streets. Bolton Crown Court heard how 36-year-old Tyrone Conway was spotted by police driving a Vauxhall Combo van on the afternoon of November 29 last year. The vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day from a house in Oakfield Grove, Bolton. Philip Dobson, prosecuting 13

March 14, 2018 4:31 PM Family of murdered Ohio State University psychology student, 21, weep in court as sex offender is found guilty of kidnapping, raping and killing her on what would have been her 23rd birthday

A registered sex offender could face the death penalty after he was convicted Tuesday of raping and killing an Ohio State University Student. On what would have been Reagan Tokes 23rd birthday, her family members wept in court as a Franklin County jury found Brian Golsby of the then 21-year-old. At the time she was killed, Reagan was just three months 4

March 14, 2018 4:16 PM Judges are told to reject challenge to Parole Board rules over Worboys

Judges have been urged to reject a challenge to Parole Board rules which blocked publication of the decision to release black cab rapist John Worboys. Lawyers for the Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke told the High Court it was far too late to challenge Rule 25, which came into force in November 2016 and prevents details of parole decisions 4

March 14, 2018 3:50 PM Father-of-one, 27, ‘raped his Tinder date after she told him she didn’t want to have sex until they got to know each other better’

A father-of-one raped his Tinder date after she told him she didn't want to have sex until they got to know each other better, a court heard. When he repeatedly brought the conversation around to sex, she told him she would not sleep with him on the first date, the Old Bailey heard. But the pair ended up engaging in consensual sexual touching on their 8