It was a busy week in the courts in Hull. And if you missed what has been happening over the past seven days, we have put together this round-up of some of the cases heard in Hull or that concern victims in our region. It includes a thug who has been jailed after he bit off 30 per cent of a soldier’s ear off in an unprovoked city centre nightclub attack. Also among those in court last week was a teacher who has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a pupil during a “corporal punishment” beating. Below we have brought together all the details of those people who have appeared in court, what happened and why. To keep up-to-date with Hull Live's court news as we get it, click here Paranoid dad Matthew Johnson tries to set former partner's house on fire with his five kids inside A "paranoid" dad tried to set fire to his ex-partner's home with their five children inside, a court heard. Matthew Johnson, 28, accused his ex-girlfriend of starting a … [Read more...] about The 16 people who have been in court in Hull this week
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Yan Zhang USA TODAY Published 8:42 AM EDT Jun 11, 2019 Every morning at 5 a.m., Autmn Fletcher walks into her home office in Monmouth, Illinois, and switches on her laptop, just in time to teach English to Chinese children arriving home after school in Beijing. “Elephant!” the child says through the computer screen, prompted by a hand puppet that Fletcher displays to a web camera. “E-le-phan-t,” Fletcher responds, correcting the pronunciation. Sometimes, she uses a whiteboard and flashcards to make her point. Fletcher, 31, a mother of three, has worked as an online English tutor for five months, teaching Chinese students who are mostly 5 to 11 years old. Using her laptop, headphones and web camera, she teaches basic English grammar, the idioms of daily conversation and songs. In March, she worked up to 30 hours a week, earning $2,100 in this small town in western Illinois. Tens of thousands of Americans are teaching English remotely, connecting to a … [Read more...] about Chinese learn English from online US tutors as remote jobs rise
"It shouldn't be perfect," trills Aisling reassuringly as she prises the paint brush from my clenched fist and trails it lightly across the canvas, effortlessly creating the effect of water, before moving on to gently suggest some darker shading to the girl painting on my left. I take another look at the scene I'm supposed to be creating - a beautiful sunset over the river Liffey with a terrifyingly intricate looking silhouette of the Ha'penny Bridge in the foreground - and pick up the paintbrush again, trusting Aisling's assertion that I will eventually make it to (the currently unimaginable) stage 6 of the creative process: This is awesome. Aisling Kearney Burke is our master artist and teacher for tonight. The bubbly Galway-based artist is also the founder of Paintclub - an events company specialising in nights out where patrons paint... and drink. Tonight's event takes place in the glasshouse at a swanky Dublin city centre bar and there's a nervous energy as everyone takes their … [Read more...] about Brushstrokes & Bubbles
Media playerClose player17 May 201917 May 2019Listen live to BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio DevonI'll sign in laterAnd we'll keep you signed in.Sign in or RegisterWhy sign in to the BBC?Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreI have a TV Licence. Watch now.I don’t have a TV Licence.SummaryUKIP candidate 'barred' from public hustingsSenior Devon councillor denies sex attacksDead dog found near body of man in FalmouthMan 'struck by vehicle' in fight between two groupsAgriculture should be 'part of the solution to climate change'Arson suspected in Redruth garage forecourt fireUpdates from Friday 17 May 2019Live ReportingAll times stated are UKGet involvedGet involvedSend an email [email protected]: Tweet usFacebook: FacebookPosted at 16:2616:26UKIP candidate 'a risk to public order'Jenna HawkeyBBC News OnlineBBCCopyright: BBCExeter Cathederal has confirmed it has … [Read more...] about BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 17 May
Indeed, according to Bord Bia, sales of low- and no-alcohol drinks increased by more than 20pc in the year to August 2018. But what is the cost of sobriety? Excise tax adds roughly 55c to a pint, €3 to a bottle of wine, and around €12 to a bottle of whiskey, and yet a 70cl bottle of non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip costs €30. Meanwhile, you can buy a 70cl bottle of not-fancy gin on special in the supermarket for as litle as €20. Out in pubs, there doesn't seem to be much difference between buying alcoholic beer or non alcoholic beer, except one of them won't give you a hangover. If low and no-alcohol products do not incur excise, what's going on with the pricing? Baked into pub prices of non-alcoholic drinks are the associated running costs, which include insurance premiums. Vintners' Federation of Ireland (VFI) Chief Executive Padraig Cribben says: "The cost of staying in the pub business is escalating at a serious pace. Insurance premiums have increased for all … [Read more...] about Sobering thought: why are booze-free drinks so expensive?