Girl ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

GP Nicola Leeson, who assessed Ffion, said she had recently received training in requesting ambulances to GP surgeries and had been given a specialist number. She said she made the first call at 14:24 GMT but was told she needed to dial 999. Related Topics Welsh Ambulance Service Pontypridd Cardiff Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Two arrested at Heathrow over drone protest

A large police presence has been seen around the airport, where the dispersal order will be in place until 04:30 on Sunday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: “We are really clear that [flying drones] is unlawful, it is a criminal offence, and anybody who turns up expecting to fly drones in that exclusion zone will be arrested.” The Met made seven pre-emptive arrests on Thursday, when officers caught suspected would-be drone pilots, including Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, ahead of the planned action. Image copyright Met Police Image caption Met Police said it had put in place a 5km dispersal zone order around Heathrow to protect safety at the airport Heathrow Airport confirmed its runways were open adding it …

Historic towns to benefit from 95m boost named

Towns and cities had to bid for the £95m funding, which was first announced in May. The announcement comes after figures showed that about 16 shops a day closed in the first half of the year as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping moves online. Lisa Hooker, consumer markets leader at PwC which was behind the research, said retailers had to invest more in making stores “relevant to today’s consumers”, but added that “new and different types of operators” needed encouragement to fill vacant space. ‘Wider regeneration’ The government said the money would “support wider regeneration” in the 69 successful areas by attracting future commercial investment. “Our nation’s heritage is one of our great calling cards to the world, …

‘I’ve got a mortgage, a house, a car – we’re not trouble’

Image copyright Ghani Image caption Ghani fled two wars in Kuwait and Syria before resettling in Huddersfield Fleeing a war-torn country once is bad enough, but to experience it a second time round was even more traumatic for 37-year-old Ghani. Image caption The 37-year-old professional barber has dreams of opening a “barber academy” Ghani fled to Lebanon with his mum and three sisters, one of whom has severe learning disabilities, and lived there for three years before uprooting to Huddersfield in 2016. “I feel 19 July 2016 was like my new birthday. I had a new life. “I don’t care what people say about Huddersfield, it’s safe and I feel at home.” Ghani, who has dreams of opening a “barber …

Paedophile who ordered child abuse abroad jailed

He used online accounts and the dark web to order, pay for and watch the graphic abuse of children in the Philippines. One victim was a girl thought to be as young as three years old. The parents of the children were paid to carry out abuse of their own children on webcams. ‘Veneer of respectability’ On one occasion he asked for and watched the simultaneous abuse of one woman’s three daughters who were aged eight, seven and five. Mr Recorder Philpotts said the former Royal Navy chief petty officer had “a veneer of respectability that masked (his) depravity”. After Kay was arrested, police examined a number of computer devices and found chat logs of him arranging the abuse with …

Daughter cried ‘mummy is not coming back’

Mrs Miller told the court she heard a “sharp scream” from behind and turned to see Mrs Godinho being attacked by a man. Image caption Mrs Godinho died at the roadside where she was attacked Mrs Miller told the court she estimated Mrs Godinho was stabbed “six or seven times” before falling to the ground. “As he let go, he looked up at their daughter and at that point I thought he was going to go for the child,” she said. “The daughter turned to me and said ‘mummy is not coming back’,” she added. ‘Quite lifeless’ Another mother, Natasha Carr, told jurors Mr Godinho made “quite quick jabs” into the side of Mrs Godinho’s torso and neck. “There were …

Endgame nears for British Steel bids

It said it struggled with the weak pound, which took a dive after the Brexit referendum. It was also hit by an EU decision to suspend access to free carbon permits until a Brexit withdrawal deal can be hammered out. British Steel was given a £100m loan from the government to pay off an EU carbon bill in April. But the firm was placed in compulsory liquidation in May after a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and former owner Greybull Capital, which was seeking a further loan of up to £75m. Image copyright Getty Images Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Should a responsible buyer for the whole of the company not be found then we would …

The 1,000 school prom: ‘We think its worth it’

Image caption Thenjiwe Sibanda started selling prom dresses nine years ago “We started selling prom dresses for around £50 to £100. And we weren’t sure if girls were going to embrace the prom concept. Over the years it’s evolved and this year is probably the biggest it’s ever got,” she says. “Most parents have paid around £500 for a dress. We haven’t had anyone question the budget – they’ve just gone with it.” That’s something echoed by Helen, who says she’s also paid more than £1,000 for her daughter Ria to go to prom. “I didn’t expect it to be so much, but it all adds up. You just keep spending – but it’ll be worth it. It’s been a …

Williamson row: A bit of a sticky mess?

The parliamentary selection process has just been opened up and some critics of Mr Corbyn are concerned about possible deselection. One of the 160 signatories of a original document criticising the Williamson decision – co-ordinated by deputy leader Tom Watson – told me he felt the leadership was trying to use the threat of deselection to keep people in line, but it seemed to have had the opposite effect. So while the outrage over anti-Semitism is real, the motivation to speak out on the party leadership’s response has been even greater. And now, there has been a further initiative. Seventy-one Labour politicians have written to the chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP), John Cryer, asking him to begin a …

Chaos and killings: 10 minutes at London Bridge

Over a matter of seconds, the white van, weighed down with bags of gravel from B&Q, careers from road to pavement, and back again. Pedestrians run for their lives as the van knocks one down after another. Tyler Ferguson is a short way ahead on the bridge happily chatting to his fiancee, Chrissy Archibald, when he hears a man scream and the screech of tyres behind him. The van’s wing mirror brushes his shoulder and there is a loud thud as Ms Archibald is swept under the wheels. She is left lying in the middle of the road. Mr Ferguson runs to her side and she dies in his arms. Image caption Boro Bistro courtyard was busy with diners Close …

Investigation after A-level paper leaked

It is the third year in a row that A-level maths questions from an Edexcel paper were put up online head of the exam. The leaks in 2017 and 2018 were investigated by the police and evidence was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration over whether criminal charges should be brought. Pearson said it had taken action to identify the source of this week’s breach and was “determined to identify the individual involved”. After visiting a small group of centres, the company said it had identified one “in serious breach of correct practice”. Earlier this year, Pearson said it would be trialling a scheme where microchips were placed in exam packs to track the date, time and location …