‘It’s a view not often seen by the fans’

Image copyright Simon Peter Green Image caption YDB – son of original member ODB – and Inspectah Deck Image copyright Simon Peter Green Image caption Masta Killa at a sound check The legendary group formed in New York in the early 1990s and their 1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is considered one of the most influential hip hop albums of all time. Image copyright Simon Peter Green Image caption Ghost, RZA and GZA on an airport shuttle bus after disembarking from a private flight Mr Green said he was a firefighter in Basingstoke, Hampshire, for 20 years before changing his career in 2010 to begin working in the music industry, first as a DJ before progressing to …

Trafficking gang jailed for ‘utterly repugnant’ crimes

Human trafficking gang guilty of selling women Women trafficked to Glasgow for sham marriages Police cracked the trafficking ring in a five-year operation dubbed Operation Synapsis and said the sentencing served as a warning to other gangs. Most of the buyers were men from Pakistan who wanted to marry the women to gain EU citizenship so they could live and work in Europe. The BBC understands a number of men were arrested by police but there was not enough evidence to charge them. It is believed at least one man has since been deported from the UK. Image copyright Facebook Image caption Vojtech Gombar was described as the gang’s ringleader Gombar, Sandorova and Adam, all of Allison Street, Govanhill, and …

Man jailed for dousing police officers in petrol

Image copyright Essex Police Image caption Police released aerial footage of the disorder Judge Samantha Cohen said Jackson did it to prevent them from making arrests. She said: “Initially some (of the officers) thought they were splashed with a disfiguring acid or bleach, but when they smelled it was petrol they feared they would be set alight.” Meanwhile, Jackson’s mother Janine Justin, 47, of Ward Close, was given a suspended nine-month prison sentence after being found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place. The court heard she had threatened police officers with a hammer during the disorder. After the sentencing, Supt Baldwin said that “to say that it does not have an effect on us is incorrect”. …

Dad jailed for murder of eight-week-old daughter

However, jurors heard the fractures were inflicted during at least three separate assaults in the weeks before her death. Eves was jailed for nine years in 2006 – when known as Forbes – for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and wilfully assaulting a toddler in his care when living in Bournemouth. He was released in 2010. The boy suffered life-threatening head injuries and fractures to his elbow. Prosecutor Sally Howes QC said the assault was “so similar” to the one that killed Harper. ‘Uncontrolled rage’ The prosecution said Harper’s mother, Cherinea Denton, who was acquitted of her daughter’s murder, was aware Eves had a previous conviction but believed his account that it was connected to a fight at a …

Johannes ‘felt so liberated’ doing Strictly dance

Image Copyright @mrjoemcfadden @mrjoemcfadden One viewer said: “We need more of this.” Image Copyright @ShaunySays_ @ShaunySays_ Some viewers found it an emotional moment. Image Copyright @pauline_4 @pauline_4 Johannes, who was eliminated from the competition last weekend along with his celebrity partner Catherine Tyldesley, told Hello! magazine: “I’ve never felt so liberated. For the first time in my life, I feel accepted for who I am. That says so much about the people of this country. “To be able to dance with a friend I respect and adore is joyous. There’s bromance galore between us, but there were no male and female roles, just free movement. It was beautiful, classy and elegant.” Johannes posted his delight at the performance on Instagram, …

No 10 defends Brexit deal after Trump criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Trump criticises Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal Downing Street has defended the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU, following criticism from the US president. Donald Trump said the US “can’t make a trade deal with the UK” under Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal agreement. But a No 10 spokesperson said the deal meant “we can strike our own free trade deals around the world, from which every part of the UK will benefit”. Other comments made by Mr Trump led Labour to accuse him of trying to “interfere” in the election. Speaking to LBC, the president said Mr Corbyn would be “so bad” as prime minister and that Mr Johnson was “the exact …

Workers flee as blaze engulfs building

Image copyright Beds Fire and Rescue Image caption Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said 80% of the building was engulfed “There was smoke – black, thick – and then we could hear a few explosions, as someone said there are gas canisters in the building.” Bedfordshire Fire said: “All people have been accounted for” and confirmed the fire had reached the fourth floor and 80% of the building was “engulfed”. Image Copyright @BedsFire @BedsFire Related Topics Bedford Thurleigh Yarl's Wood Bletsoe Milton Ernest Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Plea for Lake District night sky monitors

Image copyright Mark Mcneill Image caption Friends of the Lake District said Cumbria has some of the darkest skies in the country Dark Skies officer Johanna Korndorfer said: “Volunteers are needed to take five dark sky meter readings in five different places around the county. International Dark Sky Reserves Aoraki Mackenzie (New Zealand) Brecon Beacons National Park (Wales) Central Idaho (US) Cévennes National Park (France) Cranborne Chase AONB (England) National Park Exmoor (England) Kerry (Ireland) Mont-Megantic (Canada) Moore’s Reserve (South Downs, England) Nature Reserve NamibRand (Namibia) Pic du Midi (France) Rhon (Germany) Snowdonia National Park (Wales) Westhavelland (Germany) Source: International Dark Sky Association Related Topics Astronomy Light pollution Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Why are Vietnamese people trying to reach the UK?

According to the UN, while the country has enjoyed significant reductions in poverty at a national level, it is unequal across population groups and regions. The Vietnamese risking it all to get to the UK More Vietnamese families fear relatives among 39 dead “Most of the migrants who go to Europe and the UK from Vietnam actually only come from a handful of provinces in Vietnam,” says Mimi Vu, an expert on anti-trafficking in Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of those who travel from Vietnam to the UK work in nail bars Interviews with Vietnamese returnees from the UK suggest the majority worked in manual occupations such as agriculture and fishing, but …

Post-mortems to begin on 39 found dead in lorry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThirty nine bodies were found in the trailer container Post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out on some of the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex. Eleven of the victims were taken by ambulance from the Port of Tilbury to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford on Thursday evening. Police believe the eight women and 31 men in the refrigerated unit were Chinese. Meanwhile, detectives have been granted extra time to hold lorry driver Mo Robinson, 25, on suspicion of murder. The private ambulance carrying the bodies left the port at 19:41 BST under police escort. Image copyright Facebook Image caption The lorry driver has been named locally as Mo Robinson, …

Rail commuters face chaos over ‘trespass incident’

Image copyright Emma Dunn Image caption Crew on board the train halted for more than an hour have handed passengers glow sticks after turning off the power Lines have reopened but Network Rail warned the station concourse remained “very busy” and “at times crowd management will need to be put in place”. Report End of Twitter post by @MrsEmmaDunn Image copyright Sophie Morris Image caption Network Rail warned problems would last until the end of service as trains were out of place National Rail said anybody unable to travel on Friday night could use trains on Saturday for no extra cost.

What’s it like working with someone you’re married to?

However, their contrasting approaches to management have led to more than a few “heated debates” in the office, although never in front of staff. Image copyright James Saville Image caption James Saville and his wife Lara Gould But James Saville, 42, who set up the communications agency Goldbug with his wife Lara Gould, 37, and two other partners in 2014 says most of the risks can be mitigated. “Lots of blokes say ‘how to you do it?’ but we have learnt how to separate our work and relationship. “You have to recognise you bring different skills to business. Respect is a big word; I have to understand that she can do some jobs better than I can, and she does …

Muscle cars to join fan’s funeral procession

She said he absolutely loved cars, especially the Ford Mustang. Within days of the appeal the post was shared thousands of times worldwide and the family was “overwhelmed” with offers. Image copyright Diana Barrington-Scott Image caption Leonard (left) pictured with his brother and a Lamborghini Superleggera was “obsessed” with cars “Nothing prepares you to receive such a response. It’s totally overwhelming,” she said. “But there was nothing about Leonard that was small or quiet. Everything about him was loud, but definitely the cars – you can’t get any louder than them. “We’re strangely feeling quite excited because we know he’d be pretty excited.” The funeral is due to take place at Taunton crematorium. You may also be interested in: Friends …

Johnson should quit over court ruling – Drakeford

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSupreme Court ruling on Parliament suspension Boris Johnson should resign after the Supreme Court found his suspension of Parliament is unlawful, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. The court’s justices found that, in effect, the five-week prorogation never took place. It is a “victory for the rule of law”, Mr Drakeford said. The prime minister said he would “respect the verdict”, but that it had made negotiating with the EU more difficult. Brexiteers called for a general election, with Conservative Monmouth MP David Davies saying the prime minister was facing a “pro-EU establishment”. Image caption Liz Saville Roberts, left, with SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford, centre, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas …

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

There is also a list of “medical exemptions”, including those who need to take insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and people with an underactive thyroid. But people with many other conditions – including overactive thyroid, asthma, chronic kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis – are not on the list, which was drawn up in 1968. Pre-payment certificates for those who do not qualify for free medication, costing £104 per year. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth, who will announce the policy at the Labour party conference in Brighton, said: “We know that the cost of prescriptions puts people off taking the medicine they need. “Not only do people suffer illnesses and the effects of illnesses more than they need …