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January 17, 2018 9:59 AM Man, 38, charged over Coral betting shop robbery and possession of an imitation firearm

A MANCHESTER Road man will appear in court this morning charged with one count of robbery and two of burglary. Michael Desmond King, 38, of Manchester Road, has also been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Police believe that he robbed Coral betting shop on Victoria Road on January 12. He has also been charged 7

January 16, 2018 11:18 AM Lloyd Deacon found guilty of killing Basildon man Gary Bassett

A FORMER boxer has been found guilty of killing a man in a violent argument over drugs. Lloyd Deacon, 27, of Parson’s Field, Dedham, denied killing Gary Bassett, after an argument about drugs in a Basildon alleyway. Deacon lashed out, launching a kick at drug user Mr Bassett, who refused to share his crack cocaine. The court had previously heard how Deacon

January 16, 2018 5:00 AM Failed businessman turned to drug dealing to pay off debts

A FAILED businessman who turned to drug dealing to pay off his debts has kept his freedom because of his voluntary work for junior sport. Alex Brown, 24, had cocaine worth up to £6,600 in street deals when police stopped him near Sand Hutton on the A64 between York and Malton, said Rob Galley, prosecuting. Half the 85g of the drug was high purity, the rest was street 8

January 16, 2018 1:35 AM 'Have you heard of Mount Franklin?': Social media users lash out at Australian Open organisers for selling fancy bottled water from China

It's labelled as the 'official water' of the Australian Open - but it's from China. People have taken to social media to express outrage over the decision to sell and give out 'unpatriotic' Ganten water. The bottle, which looks similar to the Evian bottle, is visible on the court next to players and the lids have been labelled as the competition's official 11

January 16, 2018 12:08 AM Venezuela president orders probe of priests for hate speech

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for an investigation into Roman Catholic priests he says have made comments critical of the government. Maduro said in an address Monday that church officials may have committed hate crimes, an accusation he frequently levels at government critics. He called on the pro-government 6

January 16, 2018 12:04 AM WHO WAS HANS JONATAN?

Hans Jonatan was born into slavery in 1784 on a sugar plantation in St. Croix, a Danish colony in the Caribbean. His story rose to international fame after the publication of the biography, The Man Who Stole Himself. While there are some uncertainties about his father, it’s thought he was a white Dane named Hans Gram, who was a secretary on one of the island’s 5

January 15, 2018 10:03 PM Vic cop charged over shooting at car

A Victoria Police officer is on reckless conduct charges for allegedly shooting at a vehicle during an incident at a booze bus. No one was injured when the Leading Senior Constable allegedly fired his gun at Grantville on May 20, 2017, and the officer has been transferred to other duties, Victoria Police said in a statement. Detectives from Professional 3

January 15, 2018 1:21 PM Uber driver caught out in York must pay £1,404

AN Uber driver has been handed a £1,404 court bill for working illegally in York. Victoria Waudby, prosecuting, said a joint City of York Council and police task force stopped Sohail Ahmed, 45, on Holgate Road late on Ladies Day during Ebor week at York races last summer. Although he had a taxi licence from Rossendale Borough Council in Lancashire, that didn’t 1

January 15, 2018 11:31 AM 'She is my future wife and my forever': Girlfriend's tribute to TUI travel agent, 28, whose throat was slit in her shop after being 'caught in love triangle with bodybuilder'

A travel agent whose throat was slit in front of her horrified colleagues had been caught up in a 'love triangle' with a body builder and his bisexual ex-lover, friends claimed last night. Cassie Hayes, 28, was killed on Saturday in Southport, Merseyside, at the branch of TUI where she was assistant manager. Friends said she had been involved in an on-off 7

January 14, 2018 9:25 PM Cassie Hayes: Man charged with travel agent murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a travel agent who was killed at her workplace in Southport. Andrew Burke, 30, of Vincent Street, St Helens, will appear from custody at South Sefton Magistrates' Court in Bootle on Monday. Cassie Hayes, 28, died of her injuries in hospital after the incident at the Tui store in Chapel Street, Southport, on Saturday 8