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 …

Senedd presiding officer accused of bias

AMs in Plaid Cymru, and some in Labour, complained that the group had no democratic mandate having not fought an election under a Brexit Party banner. The presiding officer – or Llywydd – gave permission for it to go ahead, and an attempt to stop the group from forming went nowhere. Brexit Party Senedd group becomes official Assembly members join forces with Farage Bid to stop Brexit Party group fails The assembly’s presiding officer is equivalent to the speaker of the House of Commons – overseeing the conduct of debates and the business of the Senedd chamber. But unlike the Commons, presiding officers in the assembly have remained members of their political parties. Opposition party groups are able to nominate …

Brother of London Bridge killer ‘sorry’

These “created the disgust in my brother’s heart to the place which gave my brother safety,” Mr Butt, a youth worker, said, adding: “Only God knows what he was thinking… We were from the same womb but we are different people.” Butt, 27, and two accomplices mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge with a rented van before stabbing people in nearby Borough Market on 3 June 2017. All three men were shot dead by police less than 10 minutes after the violence began. London Bridge attack: What happened Victims of the London Bridge attack Mr Butt told the inquest: “Sorry. Sorry from the depths of my heart, and on behalf of my family. “If I could turn back time I …

Blow to Swedish prosecutors in Assange case

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSwedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation after Assange’s arrest A Swedish judge has rejected a request to detain Julian Assange in absentia, complicating hopes to extradite him from the UK. Prosecutors said Assange had not co-operated with their investigation into a 2010 allegation of rape against the Wikileaks founder, and so should be remotely held for questioning. This would have allowed them to move forward with steps to extradite him. But the judge rejected the motion, as Assange is already detained in the UK. Detention in absentia is an ordinary procedure in Swedish law if a person is abroad or in hiding, and would allow the prosecution to issue a European Arrest …

Trump visit divides crowds at the palace

“You’re leaders over here and we’re leaders in our part of the world – this visit should make us both stronger,” he said. Image caption Tony and Jennifer Holdcroft, from Stoke, were unimpressed with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s criticism of Mr Trump Mr Holdcroft added: “At the end of the day, why shouldn’t he come? All these people dissing him are dissing our Queen because she’s the one who invited him. “He has been invited as the president of America, not as Donald Trump.” While Mr Trump was being received by the Queen inside the palace, 100m away – in Green Park – the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery began putting on a show of their own. With the …

M4 relief road expected to be dropped

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionM4: What could you spend £1.4bn on? Speculation is building that First Minister Mark Drakeford will scrap plans for a £1.4bn M4 relief road south of Newport. Transport expert Prof Stuart Cole has questioned how it could go ahead after the Welsh Government declared a climate emergency. One Labour AM, Alun Davies, said he was assuming the first minister would not back the scheme. The decision is expected to be announced on Tuesday. Since the UK government announced borrowing powers for the Welsh Government, ministers have pursued building a new six-lane motorway south of Newport, re-opening proposals that date as far back as 1991. Image copyright BBC/Google Image caption The proposed relief …

Scientists call for zero emissions law

UK ‘can cut emissions to nearly zero’ Climate change: Where we are in seven charts Attenborough fears climate ‘catastrophe’ Among the signatories are emeritus professor Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London, Myles Allen from Oxford University, Sir Brian Hoskins, who chairs the Grantham Institute on Climate Change, and Professor Dame Julia Slingo, former chief scientist at the Met Office. They said Mrs May could make “a powerful statement of global leadership”, which would compare to Margaret Thatcher’s intervention 30 years ago when she became the first leader of a major nation to call for a United Nations climate change treaty. Related Topics Environment Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘Coercive’ husband battered wife to death

However, Mr Evans said Ms Hussain “did not want them to report it to the police or to others outside the family”. “She feared that the defendant would be deported. “She also feared the shame that, in her mind, such revelations would bring.” Related Topics London Ilford Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways