BRITISH flags will be flown at full mast from all Government buildings for 12 hours to celebrate the birth of the new Royal baby, it was confirmed last night. It came as the Prime Minister sent her “warmest congratulations” to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy yesterday wishing them “great happiness for the future”. Theresa May tweeted her best wishes after Kensington Palace made the happy announcement yesterday. She wrote: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them great happiness for the future.” Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also tweeted his congratulations, saying: “Huge congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their baby boy today!” Meanwhile Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn struck a more familiar tone saying: “Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their baby boy. … [Read more...] about Government to fly British flags at full mast for 12 hours to celebrate Royal baby’s birth
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PUBLISHED: 12:52 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:32 28 March 2017 Taz Ali Deryn Blackwell and Callie Blackwell on ITV's This Morning. Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Copyright (c) 2017 Rex Features. No use without permission. A mother from Watton appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she secretly gave her son cannabis to save his life. Deryn Blackwell at Wayland Academy in Watton with his mum Callie, in 2015. Picture: Ian Burt Callie Blackwell’s son, Deryn, suffered from leukaemia in 2010 at 10 years-old and was later diagnosed with Langerhans cell sarcoma in 2012, a rare cancer which only affects one in 7bn people. Speaking on the show, Mrs Blackwell said her son underwent three failed bone marrow transplants and was told by doctors that a fourth attempt would be his last chance. But not long after the operation, Deryn trapped his finger which subsequently got infected. With no immune system to fight it off, Deryn was given three days to live. … [Read more...] about Did cannabis save 13 year old Deryn Blackwell from Watton after he was given just days to live?
PUBLISHED: 12:37 10 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:20 11 February 2018 Christine Cunningham Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Two men went on a 12-hour crime spree in Norwich including robbing a shop at knifepoint and carrying out a late-night car-jacking in which the female driver was robbed of her keys and handbag. Jamie McNeilly, 38, and Steven Wilson, 24, carried out a series of crimes just five days after McNeilly had been released from prison, Norwich Crown Court heard. Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said all the offences happened on the evening of November 27 into the early hours of the next day. He said in the first offence, McNeilly grabbed a phone, cigarette tin and lighter from a passenger seat of a car he forced to stop on Waterloo Road before cycling off. He then moments later with Wilson robbed the Spar shop on St Augustine’s and pulled out a knife and threatened a female member of staff before grabbing £120 from the till and running out of … [Read more...] about Pair’s 12-hour crime spree included knifepoint robbery and car-jacking
Shaped by successions of newcomers through the ages, the east London borough of Hackney is renowned for its creativity and multiculturalism, making it the perfect place for a weekend wander. Gentrification and post-Olympic regeneration may be changing it at a rate of knots, but Hackney's diverse patchwork of streets, canals, parks and industrial areas mark it out as a destination worthy of exploration. From villagey Stoke Newington in the north to lively Shoreditch in the south and eastwards to the rapidly transforming Hackney Wick, we've listed 12 things to look out for on your travels. Markets Broadway Market was brought back from the brink in the mid-noughties and is now one of Hackney's most popular weekend spots thanks to a vibrant blend of food, clothing, music and homeware stalls that bring all ages together each Saturday. Further east, the Sunday market on Clapton's Chatsworth Road is quickly catching up, too, … [Read more...] about 12 things to spot on a walk through Hackney
12 things to see and do in Scotland in 2018 Robert Kidd Visit a gin distillery Loading article content Move over whisky, gin is fast becoming a major draw. At Torrisdale Estate on the east coast of Kintyre, with spectacular views to the isle of Arran, a former piggery has been turned into the Beinn an Turc micro-distillery. The first batches of Kintyre Gin – with a picture of a boar on the bottle – were released in 2017 and have met with critical acclaim, carrying off the Classic Gin of the Year prize at the London Craft Distilling Expo. The visitor centre is due to open in the first half of 2018. I’ll be there near the head of the queue. Island-hop by plane Clambering aboard a Twin Otter plane and taking off for a Scottish island is a million miles away from your normal airline experience. This is flying in miniature – duck your head as you enter the cabin, enjoy the safety briefing from the flight crew and perhaps even debate your choice of route … [Read more...] about 12 things to see and do in Scotland in 2018