The "devastated" family of a 12-year-old boy killed after he was hit by a car outside a school in Loughton have spoken for the first time since his tragic death. The grieving family of Harley Watson, who died on Monday, have released a statement calling him “a good, kind, helpful and lovely boy.” Harley, 12, was a pupil at Debden Park High School. He was in a crowd of people hit yesterday. In a short statement Harley’s family said: “We are so devastated by what has happened. “Harley was a good, kind, helpful and lovely boy. “We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and concern. However as a family we would like people to respect our privacy and allow us to grieve in peace.” A car ploughed into a group of pupils and caregivers outside Harley's school yesterday afternoon in a suspected murder. A fundraising page set up for Harley's family had already reached more than £20,000 in donations by early Tuesday evening. Essex Police … [Read more...] about Devastated family pay tribute to ‘lovely’ boy, 12, killed when car ploughed into pupils
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JOSEF Lewcowicz was just 14 when he was given his first job of shoveling human bones into a wheelbarrow at Płaszów concentration camp. It marked the start of three years of misery as the Polish-born teen was shipped through five brutal concentration camps, where he saw starving prisoners butchering and eating a little boy and watched sick guards make prisoners jump off cliffs. Today Josef is haunted by his nightmarish experiences throughout the Holocaust, which saw Nazis kill all 150 members of his family. "I had seen so much cruelty that nothing surprised me anymore — shooting, hanging, beating…" he tells Sun Online. All these years later, Josef is dismayed by the rise of antisemitism around the world once again. Just last month, a man was arrested after he was filmed openly making antisemitic remarks to a Jewish man and his son on the London Underground.And the Equality and Human Rights Commission is currently investigating allegations of antisemitism in the … [Read more...] about I watched desperate starving prisoners eat a child in the Holocaust – then got my revenge on sadistic Nazis
I’ll never forget the day my parents told me that they were getting divorced. It was the late 90s, I was 11, and I had returned from school clutching an oil pastel copy of Picasso’s Woman In A Hat (Olga), 1935, which I had made in art class for reasons now lost to the mists of time. I was excited to show it to them. Instead, they told me I should sit down, and that their marriage was ending. It didn’t seem appropriate to show off my picture after that. Seven years later, I saw the painting in real life at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, learning, in a twist of synchronicity, that Picasso had painted this sad, unflattering portrait of his first wife shortly after their marriage had collapsed. Olga left Picasso, and my mother left my father, though it was Dad who moved out of the family home. It broke my heart. It’s now 50 years since the Divorce Reform Act 1969 was drafted. The legislation meant that, for the first time, couples could divorce without one … [Read more...] about ‘I haven’t seen a healthy version of marriage’: children of divorce on the lasting impact
LONDON is experiencing a rise in violent crime, with 100 suspected murders in the capital since the start of the year. It meant, for the first time, that London's homicide rate momentarily overtook that of New York which has the virtually same population numbers. What is London's murder rate and when did it overtake New York? The London murder rate has hit 131 in 2018 so far. The latest killing was a man who was shot dead in Enfield on December 18. There were 116 murders in the capital during the whole of 2017. In that year New York had 286 - but that was its lowest since the 1950s.In 2018, NYC celebrated its first weekend without a murder or shooting in decades. Shootings are down two per cent on 2017. The city recorded 147 murders between January 1 and June 30, police data shows. During the same period London had 70 - less than half.This means that the NYC figures are higher than London. However, at the beginning of 2018 it was reported that the crimewave in the UK capital was … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2018 – how many murders have there been so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?