Man wanted over anti-Semitic abuse on Tube

“It was the children that really got me and everyone else, he was just screaming at these children. It was horrific in every sense,” he said. “He… said in the Bible [that] Jews killed Jesus and they are all slave masters. I’ve lived in London for 20 years and you’re used to people ranting on the Tube – it was only after a minute I realised, ‘hang on this is really, really anti-Semitic’.” The man was seen in the video threatening a man off-camera after he tried to intervene. A woman in a hijab also confronted him. “The Muslim woman… really, really took him to task, very firmly and persistently,” Mr Atkins said. “In this day and age we are …

Soldiers on D-Day wall identified

The wall enclosed the old town mortuary and soldiers queued alongside it as they waited to board ships at what is the current-day Red Funnel ferry dock. Volunteers used specialist photography to decipher the names before using online genealogy sources and US military records to identify the soldiers and learn more about their stories. The soldiers are believed to have belonged to the 99th and 106th Infantry Divisions and were among the two million Americans who transited through Southampton to mainland Europe. Image copyright Maritime Archaeology Trust Image caption Researchers photographed the wall to get a clear list of names Many fought in the Battle of the Bulge from December 1944 – the last major German offensive faced by the …

Airlines accused of ‘putting profit before planet’

Cost savings made on a single flight can be as small as just over £10 – though savings can run to hundreds of pounds. Researchers have estimated that one in five of all European flights involve some element of fuel tankering. The practice on European routes could result in additional annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that produced by a town of 100,000 people. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Sauven called for rules and regulations to be “tougher” International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns BA, says it wants to be the world’s leading airline group on sustainability. BA boasts it even prints its in-flight magazine on lighter paper to save weight. Yet BBC Panorama has seen …

Who is the richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under?

Last year, Adele topped the list with an estimated fortune of £147.5m – but she turned 31 in May so can no longer be included. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed’s record breaking tour brought a huge boost to his bank balance According to the magazine, Ed’s personal wealth has jumped from £94m in 2017 to £170m this year. It names his two-year Divide tour and song-writing for other artists for the huge jump on his monthly statements. The Divide Tour started in March 2017 and ended in August of this year, setting records for the highest-grossing concert tour and the most tickets sold by a tour. His recent song-writing credits include 2002 for Anne Marie, Thursday for Jess …

Pupil background ‘should be part of league tables’

Attainment 8 measures pupils’ grades across eight key subjects, while Progress 8 looks at their progress between the end of primary school (age 11) and the end of Key Stage 4, when they sit their GCSEs (age 16). It is a “value-added” measure which means that pupils’ results at age 16 are compared nationally with the results of other pupils who had similar levels of achievement at age 11, to look at the progress individual children have made. But researchers at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Bristol University, say this measure does not go far enough. They say schools should be judged on a more contextual Progress 8 measure that takes into account other factors that can play a part …

Brexit plans centre stage in Queen’s Speech

Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated his cabinet on the progress of the talks in Brussels on Sunday, saying he believed there was a “way forward” but also “a significant amount of work” to do. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she believed it was important for people to see Parliament delivering on the issues that matter to them. She said: “Tomorrow you will see a Queen’s Speech being announced – 22 new bills, working on the people’s priorities, these are the types of issues that absolutely matter to the British public.” ‘Optimistic and ambitious’ The first Queen’s Speech of Mr Johnson’s premiership, delivered during the State Opening of Parliament on Monday, will see the …

Four arrested over Govan march disorder

“Officers have been working tirelessly in the community, gathering intelligence and reviewing CCTV footage to reveal the perpetrators of this campaign of disorder. “We will not stop until every one of them is identified, charged and brought to justice and I hope these arrests send an unequivocal message of our intent and our commitment to our communities.” Related Topics Glasgow Govan Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘The buses are so bad, going out is pointless’

On top of that, Miss Smith says the journey can sometimes take up to two hours – despite only living about 10 miles away. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephanie Mountford complains she has trouble getting home Stephanie Mountford, 58, works at a Sainsbury’s in the city and often cannot get a bus back to her home in Norton Green, even if she finishes at 17:30. “It’s just useless,” she said. Other passengers say they have seen services stopped entirely. Adrian Tooth, 49, a course leader at Staffordshire University, used to catch the number 21 bus from Trentham to Hanley to go out on Tuesday evenings. “The service was stopped out of the blue and people were …

Will the Billy Connolly statue ever find a home?

Image caption Chic Murray – one of Scotland’s great comedians – passed away in 1985. Entitled The Patter, the £100,000 piece depicts the pair at opposite ends of a see-saw, Greenock-born Chic standing upright with Billy hunched over – a nod to how he would always “look up” to his predecessor. But the 7ft statue has never been erected in public – and instead has lain in storage for the past eight years. Mr Beattie said the statue was intended for the grounds of the Oran Mor – but his hands are tied due to a land dispute with Glasgow City Council. He wants to reclaim a small strip of pavement on Great Western Road which used to be a …

What’s it like to live in a castle?

Many holidaymakers will have visited castles this summer, but what about owning one, or living or working in one? Three people reflect on life behind the battlements. Bamburgh Castle: Looking after an icon Image copyright EPA Image caption Francis Watson-Armstrong now lives on a nearby farm but grew up in the castle The oldest parts date to the Norman Conquest of 1066 and it was in a poor state when it was bought by the industrialist William Armstrong in 1894. He rebuilt large parts of it and the castle became the family home. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Francis Watson-Armstrong’s family also used to own the Farne Islands and Cragside House Living in a centuries-old building filled with spiral …

Man wanted in connection with teenager’s killing

On Saturday, two men, Peter McCarthy, 36, of Bassett Street and Ryan Palmer, 33, of Aberaeron Close, from Barry appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court charged with murder. They will appear at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday. Two more men, Nathan Delafonteine, 32, of no fixed address and Raymond Thompson, 47, from Barry, will appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Monday. A 22-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Meanwhile a 38-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man have been released under investigation. Speaking after his death, Harry’s family paid tribute to him as a “fun-loving son and brother”.

Detectorists find huge Norman conquest coin hoard

“To find two unrelated coins would be almost impossible. And when there were more beeps, from two to 10, from 50 to 100, to wow how many are there? “From then on it was just crazy.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hoard was found in the Chew Valley in January Mr Staples, 43, said he and his girlfriend were training five friends to use their metal detectors on a weekend trip when they made the discovery. The first coin, of William the Conqueror, was found by a friend, with the bulk of the hoard found by Mr Staples and his partner. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 2,528 silver coins were found in Somerset, by …