Boy cleared of murdering teenage friend

Following the verdict, Yousef’s father Ghaleb Makki exploded in anger and the judge, Mr Justice Bryan, cleared the courtroom. Mr Makki swore and shouted: “Where’s the justice for my son? Where’s the justice?” Yousef, from a single-parent Anglo-Lebanese family from Burnage, south Manchester, had won a scholarship to the prestigious £12,000-a-year school. He was stabbed in the village, which is popular with footballers and celebrities. A second teenager, also 17 and referred to as Boy B, was found not guilty of both perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to rob. Both boys were also cleared of conspiracy to commit robbery in the lead-up to Yousef’s death. Related Topics Cheshire Manchester Hale Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted …

Ball, Winkleman and Feltz among top BBC earners

The stars’ salaries are published as part of the BBC’s Annual Report and covers the period from April 2018 to March 2019. BBC star salaries 2018-19: Who earned what? What else did we learn from the annual report? However, as usual the list is not a fair or complete reflection of what all celebrities at the BBC earn. Actors and some entertainment presenters who work for the corporation’s commercial arm BBC Studios are not included. As a result, the stars of some of the BBC’s biggest programmes – like Top Gear and Doctor Who – are absent from the list. In the past 12 months, Chris Evans has left for Virgin Radio, replaced by Zoe Ball. As a result, his …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …

Chinese fans love village museum webcast

Image copyright Feixue Huangdu Image caption Live stream viewers submitted questions about the exhibits during the live stream Miss Huangdu, who is studying for a masters degree in museum and heritage development, picked the Village Museum for her latest webcast. It follows trips to other sites including Trent Bridge cricket ground, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and Belton House in Lincolnshire. Ruddington Village Museum: What’s there? Gavin Walker, vice chairman at the museum, said: “Four museum guides took Feixue on a tour which, with simultaneous translation and a barrage of questions from viewers, took rather longer than usual. “The item which provoked the most questions was a 1930s black doll. It seems all dolls in China are Chinese in appearance. “The …

Purr-thday celebrations for village cat

Image copyright Lesley Harper Image caption Wilbur’s fans take photos of him and post them on his official Facebook page Cathy Appelbee, Wilbur’s original owner, explained he “took umbrage, packed his bags and left home” about five years ago when she brought home a pair of rescue kittens. Image copyright Nicola Burton Image caption Wilbur has admirers wrapped around his little paw She calls him “Six Dinner Sid” after the children’s story about a cat who has six meals a day from various owners. “I do miss him a lot but it’s nice to see the community embracing him,” she said. “One lady came down from West Yorkshire to visit her grandson and said ‘I’ve come to see Wilbur’.” Ms …

Could KFCs vegan burger challenge chicken?

I’ve come to KFC’s Gloucester Road, London restaurant, one of 20 KFC branches across the UK trialling the Imposter Burger over the next four weeks, to see what customers make of it. Made from Quorn, a fungus-based meat substitute, it is the chain’s first attempt at a vegan alternative to its chicken burger. Jordan’s colleague Laura, a vegetarian, is delighted that she’s finally being catered for. She and Jordan both work for the police and KFC is a regular meal break outing for staff. “I felt like I was missing out,” she says. “Everyone would go there and I’d just get chips or beans.” Image caption Mujahid Ali had sold 80-90 non-chicken burgers by midday KFC, best known for its …

Chickens top 500 Words pecking order

Image caption Tom Walker, pictured with Zoe Ball, performed at the final The six finalists also had drawings created for them by such well-known illustrators as Helen Oxenbury, Tony Ross and Briony May Smith. The 2019 final was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and hosted by Zoe Ball, who presents the station’s breakfast show. Some 112,986 entries were received this year, taking the total number of stories submitted since the competition’s inception to more than 900,000. Some of the children who sent in stories this year were chosen at random to attend the final. Related Topics Zoe Ball Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

What to expect from Top Gear’s new trio

“But why not? If you had three people like me, people would fall asleep. I think we’re a good, broad team, we cover lots of bases.” By the sounds of it, Take Me Out host McGuinness had good reason to believe he was getting the Top Gear job. “I actually slept with the commissioner of BBC Two,” he says – immediately proving he has the right sense of humour for the show. “And that saved me a lot of trouble, a lot of hassle, got it out the way, you’re in.” Image caption Paddy McGuinness says he was on “cloud nine” after the success of the first studio taping “And then when the show finished, and then you get an …

What happened with Lorraine and Esther McVey?

Kelly curtly replied: “Yep. Yes I do. Right, coming up after half past eight…” That set tongues wagging on social media, with many picking up on the fact that Kelly had implied she had nothing nice to say about her memories of working with McVey. McVey was asked about her relationship with Kelly later in the day. “We used to share a dressing room,” she explained during a Q&A session at her campaign launch. “And she used to be on the programme afterwards, and obviously she used to be partnered with Eamonn Holmes. And then I was promoted to be partnering with Eamonn Holmes. “But she’s great and it was a great show, and I can’t believe it was 20 …

Comic Relief to curb celebrity appeals

OB.SESSSSSSSSSSED 💔 A post shared by Stacey Dooley (@sjdooley) on Feb 23, 2019 at 10:15am PST Report Curtis, who wrote hit films including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, said: “We heard the criticism, we were doing stuff to address it, we’re accelerating the way that we address it.” In 2017, Ed Sheeran’s video from Liberia for Comic Relief was handed a “Rusty Radiator” award, given to the “most offensive and stereotypical fundraising video of the year”. Curtis told the House of Commons International Development Committee that this year’s Comic Relief had included two films featuring UK celebrities in Africa – Dooley and the group of stars who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Dooley hits back at Comic Relief criticism …

Could US companies run NHS services after Brexit?

But could greater market access to the health service for US companies be up for negotiation? Private companies in the NHS The NHS is funded by government through taxes. Decisions about how to spend money and how to deliver care are made by public bodies, not operating for profit. But there are already various opportunities for private companies – including US firms – to win business within the NHS. Out of a budget of more than £120 billion a year, 7.3% was spent on private providers in England in 2017-18, according to government accounts. That’s up from 5.3% in 2011-12. All drugs and equipment have to be bought from the private sector, and the UK imports about £2bn of pharmaceutical …

Harry and Meghan share unseen wedding snaps

Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song “This Little Light of Mine” was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton/Joe …

Oh Polly sorry for plus-sized Instagram

Image Copyright @alissa_ashleyy @alissa_ashleyy Report Report “Like imagine calling yourselves inclusive and not wanting to post women that don’t fit your ‘aesthetic’ on your brand page lmao,” she wrote. Another Twitter user commented: “If you wanted to be ‘inclusive’ wouldn’t you put these beautiful women on your main page? Just a question.” Another felt that the brand had missed the point of diversity entirely. “This is soo bizarre!! @ohpolly @ohpollyhelp you could have just done without the page? If you truly wanted to be inclusive you would feature them on your main page?? It’s disgusting. People are so focused on appearing to be inclusive that they miss the point.” The Oh Polly Inclusive account also featured the phrase “Zero % …

Podcast award winners revealed

He also won four other awards including Best Arts and Culture and Smartest Podcast. Image caption Brexitcast co-hosts Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler My Dad Wrote A Porno, hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Radio 1’s Alice Levine, won the Podcast Champion award, presented by Welsh actor Michael Sheen. “It started with an unpublished ebook written by Jamie’s dad and handed to his son without telling him that the content was a little risque,” said Sheen, to the audience in London’s Kings Place on Saturday night. Brexitcast reacts to Danish politician’s ads on PornHub My Dad Wrote a Porno heads for US TV “And when later, Jamie showed it to friends Alice and Jamie in the pub, podcasting was …

How can wine be worth 4,500?

So for those of us who would struggle to justify spending quadruple figures on anything, let alone a single bottle of wine, how does this one – a Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001- actually taste? “It’s really, really good,” enthuses Fattorini. “I haven’t had the 2001, which is quite hard to get hold of. But it’s the epitome of their house style. “It’s glossy, rich and voluptuous with lots of cherries and leaves your mouth coated with a glycerine feel. It’s exceptional.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A vineyard in Bordeaux – the one owned by Le Pin occupies just one acre He adds of the Le Pin 2001 wine: “It’s also very exotic. It’s a really good vintage …

Prince Harry paid damages over photos of home

Buckingham Palace said the duke “acknowledges and welcomes the formal apology” from Splash. ‘High level of privacy’ The court heard the photos, which were “published by the Times newspaper and elsewhere online”, were of living and dining areas, and included a shot taken “directly into the bedroom”. The duke’s lawyers told Mr Justice Warby that Harry and his wife Meghan had chosen to make the Oxfordshire property their home because of its “high level of privacy”. But Gerrard Tyrrell, who read a statement in court on the duke’s behalf, said the couple had subsequently felt unable to live there. What is Splash? Splash News and Picture Agency sells news, photos and videos across the world, including paparazzi images of celebrities. …