A FOUR-year-old girl who taught herself to read before stepping inside a classroom has become the UK's second youngest member of Mensa. Unbelievably, reception class pupil Alannah George has the IQ score of 140 - meaning she is officially a genius. The youngster from Iver, Bucks, goes to the same school as three of the Queen's grandchildren and her love of numbers has seen her gain entry to British Mensa. Mensa is an elite group of the most intelligent 2 per cent of people in their age group - and entry to it is strictly marshalled. Last month she was assessed by top educational psychologist, Dr Peter Congdon, who said Alannah is an "intellectual genius". Alannah officially became one of the youngest members of Mensa in the world last month, and her mum, Nadine, 37, says it was a "scary" realisation. She claims the child genius taught herself to read - and denies she is a pushy parent. Nadine said: "I just want to make sure she reaches her full potential and is happy. That's the main … [Read more...] about ‘Genius’ girl, 4, with IQ of 140 becomes UK’s second youngest Mensa member as mum insists she’s NOT pushy
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As the long, black limo continued up Florida’s Turnpike, Debbi Hixon was in a fog. She had tuned out the cars that had pulled over to make way for the procession and its police motorcade. Debbi would later burn the black dress she was wearing that February day in 2018; she would never want to see it again. But first, she had to bury her husband. How the heck did this happen? It was a question she kept asking herself as the limo made its way to South Florida National Cemetery. Seven days earlier, Chris Hixon was murdered by a gunman in an attack that stopped the United States in its tracks. News networks continued coverage for hours. People went online, searching for more information and to share their shock, grief and condolences for the victims and their loved ones. Rain had given way to a brief stretch of overcast skies as the procession pulled into the cemetery. A bagpiper clad in a kilt soon started playing “Going Home”, breaking the silence as Chris’s … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightLife after Parkland
This is the face of a man who targeted and groom six young girls on social media. Ryan Steadman, 20, contacted the girls, who were aged between 13 and 15, via the Snapchat mobile phone app. The conversations began with compliments but swiftly turned to sexualised exchanges, said Gordon Aspden, prosecuting, at Leicester Crown Court . Steadman sent lewd and indecent images of himself and urged the girls - two from Yorkshire and four from the East Midlands area - to send him naked photographs of themselves. Although Snapchat involves images being instantly deleted, the defendant took screenshots, that were later found by the police on his phone. One child, aged 14, travelled alone by train from Yorkshire to meet him in Oakham, and had sexual intercourse with Steadman whilst staying overnight at his home in Oakham. Steadman also met up with, and indecently touched, another girl, aged 13. The defendant pleaded guilty to 11 offences against the six victims - two girls aged 13, two aged 14 … [Read more...] about Face of man who groomed 6 young girls on Snapchat
Locked up last month were a string of offenders including an evil rapist, a batch of drug dealers and some frankly bizarre criminals. One angry man torching a car and ended up setting fire to a luxury block of flats and another hit a stranger over the head with a guitar. Strangest of all perhaps was the twisted tyre slasher who constantly vandalised cars belonging to young women he did not know. Two violent robbers were also caged for knocking a man out in a cash machine robbery. Care home rapist caught by DNA on condom An evil member of staff was caged for 16 years for raping an elderly resident with dementia at a Plymouth care home. Laundryman Himwanth Ramkishun, aged 54, took advantage of the helpless 76-year-old in her bed - in what a judge called "every family's worst nightmare". But he left behind a condom containing his DNA at the Freshfields nursing home in St Budeaux, Plymouth Crown Court heard. Callous Ramkishun tried to cover up by planting other condoms around the home and … [Read more...] about Jailed in October: 13 offenders taken from our streets last month
DEPRAVED cult leader Charles Manson - who inspired a group of followers to murder seven people in 1969 - has died in hospital aged 83. Now, The Crown actor Matt Smith is playing the notorious leader in a new film. Here's all you need to know about the twisted mass killer. Who was Charles Manson? Charles Manson was convicted of orchestrating the 1969 murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others. He was born in Cincinatti, Ohio, in 1934 and quickly turned to crime during an unsettled childhood. In his late teens, Manson was released from a juvenile institution to live with relatives in West Virginia. In January 1955 he married a hospital waitress named Rosalie Jean Willi but the marriage hit the rocks when he was imprisoned for car theft. While Manson, who had an higher-than average IQ and reportedly a magnetic personality, was in prison Rosalie gave birth to their son Charles Manson Jr and divorced him. After he was released he turned to pimping and was imprisoned … [Read more...] about What was Charles Manson’s cause of death, how old was he and how did he create the Manson Family cult?