January 15, 2019 2:34 PM Alfie Lamb death: Boy 'killed for being noisy'
A three-year-old boy was fatally crushed by a car passenger seat pushed back by his mother's boyfriend who felt he was being too noisy, a court heard. Alfie Lamb went "ominously quiet" after he was deliberately squashed in the vehicle, the court heard. His mother, Adrian Hoare, 23, allegedly lied to police, telling them Alfie was in a taxi when he became 59
January 14, 2019 11:15 AM Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder recovered
The "black box" voice recorder from a Lion Air flight which crashed off the coast of Jakarta in October has been recovered, said officials on Monday. All 189 people on board died when Flight JT610 fell into the sea shortly after taking off for the short journey to Pangkal Pinang. The pilot had asked air traffic control for permission to turn back to the airport 22
January 12, 2019 11:09 AM 'Brexit a pain in the a**!' Irish farmers plead EU to give into UK to avoid sector WIPEOUT
IRISH farmers have pleaded the European Commission to "step in" to avoid a no deal Brexit with the United Kingdom in fear trade tariffs could "wipe out" the Irish beef sector. Concerns are rising in Ireland about the potential risk of a no deal Brexit to the local farming industry. Theresa May is forecast to suffer a humiliating loss in Parliament as only 206 MPs are expected 21
January 10, 2019 10:47 PM MACRON WARNING: Italy leader threatens EU split by DEFYING France to meet 'yellow vests'
ITALY’S deputy leader has pledged to meet with leaders of the ‘yellow vest’ movement in France despite being warned to stay out of French affairs. Luigi Di Maio said he hoped the talks would pave the way to involving the anti-establishment protestors in his vision for a populist wave in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The deputy prime minister 20
January 10, 2019 10:56 AM Colombian football chair calls women’s game a ‘lesbian breeding ground’
The president of a Colombian football club has apologised after he described a women’s game as a “lesbian breeding ground” and suggested that female players are alcoholics. Gabriel Camargo, the chair of Deportes Tolima, said he didn’t mean to cause offence with his remarks about lesbians, reports France 24. “I declare it wasn’t my intention to offend 23
January 9, 2019 9:13 AM Why having five children is fine for middle-class people like me but not the poor
For me, having five children is an important personal choice, but for poor people it’s just incredibly irresponsible. Just like snorting coke or gambling on horses, if middle-class people do it it’s sophisticated and aspirational, but if poor people do it, they’re shiftless, negligent scum. My five kids will grow up as walking ecological catastrophes 21
January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed
The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 19
January 5, 2019 7:49 PM Tom Jones love child: Why Tom Jones refuses to speak to estranged son
SIR Tom Jones’ estranged love child Jonathan Berkery has repeatedly spoken of his wish to have a relationship with his famous father - but why does the Welsh superstar refuse to have anything to do with him? Jonathan Berkery, 30, was conceived after Sir Tom Jones had a three-day fling with model Katherine Berkery in October 1987. At the time, the music 18
January 5, 2019 6:58 PM Sir Billy Connolly says sorry to fans and declares he's 'not dying'
The comedian says sorry for "depressing" fans during a BBC programme in which he said his life was "slipping away". The comments in a social media post follow a BBC programme called Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland which gave an update on his health problems and revealed his life was "slipping away". Reviewing his life in comedy for the show, Sir Billy 29
January 4, 2019 12:36 PM Chelsea fan banned from matches for three years over homophobic abuse
A Chelsea fan has been banned from attending football matches for three years after admitting shouting homophobic abuse. George Bradley, 20, was fined £965 and handed a ban by Brighton Magistrates’ Court after admitting a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. The football fan was accused 22