Published 28 March 2019 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing An appeal for the owner of a missing ring has sparked a plethora of puns on social media. Gloucestershire police set out to find who owned the replica prop of the "One Ring" from The Lord of the Rings. Nearly 3,000 people responded to the force's appeal with Middle Earth-based jokes, gifs and photos. The ring in question is a replica of the "one to rule them all" from JRR Tolkien's novel, which was turned into a film trilogy by Peter Jackson. It was famously held for many years by Gollum who called it his "preciousss". In Tolkien's story it was taken to its final destruction by Frodo Baggins, which ensured the end to its creator - the evil Sauron. But it appears the ring was not cast into Mount Doom to be destroyed as last thought, and somehow found its way to Gloucestershire. Police set out to … [Read more...] about Lord of the Rings police search sparks social media mirth
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Observers of the Jewish faith are set to celebrate their new year – or Rosh Hashanah – from sundown on Sunday September 25. Throughout Rosh Hashanah, people will carry out good deeds in the hope that God will mark their names in the Book of Life, which will give them a happy and fruitful year ahead. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of repentance which ends with Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement. When does Rosh Hashanah end and when is the next Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur? When does Rosh Hashanah end? Being a two-day event, Rosh Hashanah will end at nightfall on Tuesday September 27. Jewish holidays begin and end at that time as they follow the Hebrew calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, in which days begin at sunset.. Rosh Hashanah is believed to be the day that God created Adam and Eve, and serves as a time to celebrate the creation of the universe. What does … [Read more...] about When does Rosh Hashanah end and when is Yom Kippur 2022?
Following the Queen’s death , there’ll be plenty of changes to many of our daily lives – changes both big and small. From the adoption of Charles’ insignia replacing the ER symbol many have become familiar with on things like post boxes, to the eventual introduction of new money and stamps . This means that a new portrait of Charles will be commissioned, from which millions of pounds worth of new currency will be printed and distributed across the UK. While it will still take some time, here’s what we can expect to happen to notes featuring Queen Elizabeth II during the reign of Charles III …. Will plastic banknotes with the Queen be recycled? The old currency featuring the Queen’s image will eventually be phased out, and there’s precedent to assume they will be replaced. First of all, anything to do with bank notes will be dealt with by the Bank of England. While the Royal Mint are associated with anything branded with images of the monarch, it is only … [Read more...] about Can plastic banknotes be recycled and does the Royal Mint do it?
Rosh Hashanah begins today, a two-day celebration which usually takes place in September or October that marks the first day of the Jewish New Year. The event begins at sundown, customarily with the blowing of the shofar, the ram’s horn, which is meant to wake up people from their slumber. For Jewish people it’s one of the most important times of year, a time of solemn reflection as well as celebration – but what happens during the festival? Here is the lowdown on Rosh Hashanah and some greetings you can use to celebrate the day. What is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah – literally meaning the head of the year in Hebrew – marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days and the first day of the Jewish New Year. Usually, a prayer service is held in a synagogue where an instrument known as a shofar – made from a ram’s horn – is blown. The festival has looked a little different for the past couple of years due to Covid restrictions, which in some cases put limits on … [Read more...] about Rosh Hashanah 2022: Happy Jewish New Year! When is it, greetings and what does Shana Tova mean?
The Home Secretary has told police chiefs that the public expect officers to visit the scene of every burglary in a drive to get back to basics . In her first major statement since taking up the post , Suella Braverman said police needed to stop wasting time on “symbolic gestures” and initiatives on diversity and instead focus on “common sense policing”. In a letter to all 43 chief constables and police commissioners in England and Wales, she said she had been “dismayed by the perceived deterioration of public confidence” in police in the past few years following “too many” high-profile incidents, such as the murder of Sarah Everard, that had “shattered public trust” in communities across the UK. She said there not only had to be a change in culture and standards but also a drive to bring down neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour . Ms Braverman made it clear that this meant a big improvement in the charging rates not only for rape and sexual offences but also … [Read more...] about Fight crime and forget ‘diversity and inclusion’ schemes, Suella Braverman tells police
Spare a thought for Wes Streeting, the Shadow Health Secretary and rising star on the Labour benches. Before Christmas he demanded the Government introduce further Covid restrictions, insisting they were inevitable. After Christmas, when the worst fears about omicron did not come true, Streeting shared his relief that the Government had not brought in the very laws he had been demanding. The widely held view that the Government has performed poorly throughout the pandemic is not true. Certainly, when Covid first emerged, ministers were slow to lock down. When new variants emerged, and when we were unprotected by vaccines, they were also slow to restrict travel to Britain from affected countries and regions. The failures of the contact tracing programme and in the early procurement of protective equipment are well known. But even before the vaccines arrived, there were successes. Rishi Sunak kept businesses alive and families afloat with his extraordinary interventions. British … [Read more...] about Ministers have a responsibility to lead the charge back to normality
Published 6 September Share close Share page Copy link About sharing An application to open a McDonald's overnight has been approved despite local opposition branding it a "disaster in the making". The fast food giant can now operate all hours at its Willow Brook Shopping Centre site in Bradley Stoke. Locals said there would be "no respite" from anti-social behaviour that could be caused by the drive-through. South Gloucestershire Council licensing sub-committee approved the application on 6 September. Back in July, solicitors acting on behalf of the fast food chain submitted a licence application to operate between 23:00 and 05:00 BST, which would essentially then give it permission to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 'Serious' concerns The council had already refused planning permission in 2019 but this was overturned by a government inspector on appeal the … [Read more...] about Bradley Stoke: 24-hour McDonald’s given approval despite objections
A new trial is being rolled out in a UK city which aims to crackdown on boozy Brits who pre-drink before a night out. Authorities in Durham are hoping to "stop the culture of pre-loading" in a scheme which launched this month. Bouncers at bars and clubs will have to breathalyse partygoers before letting them enter establishments on a case-by-case basis. READ MORE Bartender gets £1million ATM glitch but blows it all in five months of boozing The equipment will function with a lights system which can detect unsafe blood alcohol levels, reports Ladbible. Durham police said the initiative will give clubbers a "better chance to make more informed decisions on a night out." Durham City Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Clarke said: "We are committed to making sure people are safe when they are on a night out. "Sadly, time and again we see the negative effects alcohol has on people, whether it be through violence against others, anti-social behaviour or not being aware … [Read more...] about Revellers warned as new nightclub restrictions could stop Brits from pre-drinking
CAVENDISH PRESS Dr Jean Paton-Ker got away with a one-month ban after having a night stand with a patient SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Married mother-of-one Dr Jean Paton-Ker, 41, had gone back home with the patient for sex after meeting him for a drink in a pub. The GP faced being struck off after being found guilty of misconduct by a General Medical Council disciplinary hearing but the patient appealed for the panel to be lenient. CAVENDISH PRESS Paton-Ker was reportedly treating the patient for depression You have undertaken extensive remediation, demonstrated insight and are clearly remorseful – and the tribunal is satisfied your misconduct is highly unlikely to be repeated Vishal Agrawal The fitness to practise … [Read more...] about Mother-of-one GP given just one-month ban after sleeping with ‘depressed’ patient
Brexit: 'The problem is us' says Nigel Farage SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Government has launched a scaleup visa for businesses to sponsor high-skill tech workers for a two-year stay to encourage more talent into the country and plug the digital skills gap. Businesses that meet the requirements can apply to sponsor individuals working in roles such as software development, engineering and science. Successful applicants will be granted a two-year stay without further sponsorship - a step up from the temporary worker visas that have a six-month maximum. After five years, applicants can apply for settlement. The visa – formally known as the “Scale-up visa” – comes as part of the government’s post-Brexit revamp of the UK’s … [Read more...] about Brexit: Britain announces new visa change in major immigration shake-up