An 11-year-old boy handed in an 18-inch long machete to a knife crime campaigner during an amnesty. Odane Cross, 28, was reduced to tears when the primary school pupil revealed his age after producing the deadly blade from inside his trouser leg. Mr Cross has launched a one-man knife amnesty in Reading, Berkshire, in response to an alarming spate of fatal stabbings in the area. He runs a Caribbean food takeaway delivery business and he is offering a 50 per cent discount to anyone who wants to hand in a blade. His 'Trade the Blade' amnesty began over a week ago and so far he has collected 21 weapons that includes machetes, zombie knives, flick knives and samurai swords. The schoolboy told Mr Cross he had bought it from a local shop for £15 and had had it for two weeks. Odane Cross (pictured with the machete), 28, was reduced to tears when the primary school pupil revealed his age after producing the deadly blade from inside his trouser leg Mr Cross said: … [Read more...] about Boy, 11, hands in terrifying 18-inch long machete to knife crime campaigner during amnesty
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KELLY Neelan suffers a horror overdose after Simon Barlow sells her drugs next week in Coronation Street. The ITV soap has launched a major new storyline as Simon - who’s played by Alex Bain - is drawn into the world of drug dealing. Visit our Coronation Street page for the latest gossip Find all Coronation Street spoilers here Viewers know that Simon has been manipulated into getting into debt by drug dealer Jacob - and forced to sell drugs to pay back what he owes. But next week his antics will put his love interest Kelly in danger when he supplies her with drugs. Viewers will see Asha try to surprise Nina with a night away in a hotel. But Nina is overwhelmed by the suggestion and tells Asha they should just be mates. Asha is devastated by the rejection and tells Kelly and Summer they should buy some pills and get wasted. Later, Kelly persuades a reluctant Simon to supply them with some pills. But disaster strikes when Asha and Summer find her … [Read more...] about Coronation Street spoilers: Kelly Neelan in horror overdose after Simon Barlow sells her her drugs
EAGLE-EYED Coronation Street fans have spotted a blunder connected to Gary Windass' prison uniform - but have you noticed it yet? The debt collector, played by actor Mikey North, is currently behind bars after taking the blame for his sister Fay's assault on Adam Barlow (Samuel Robertson). Visit our Coronation Street page for the latest gossip Find all Coronation Street spoilers here The teen (Ellie Leach) wanted to get her own back on Ray Crosby (Mark Frost) for when he took advantage of her, and mistook the Adam for the sleazy businessman when she hit him over the head. Meanwhile Johnny Connor (Richard Hawley) is doing time for a hit and run he did a long time ago. During last night's episode the Rovers Return landlord was left in a spot of bother when one of his inmates accused him of trying to step on his toes. Drug dealer Kai thinks that the former pub landlord is dealing drugs because he always seems "out of it," when in fact he's actually … [Read more...] about Coronation Street fans distracted by Gary Windass prison uniform blunder – but did you spot it?
Boris Johnson is trying to set up a charity to help fund a luxurious revamp of his grace-and-favour flat, it was claimed today. The Prime Minister faces questions over works overseen by his fiancee Carrie Symonds in the plush, four-bed living space above No11. The 32-year-old has removed Theresa May ’s “John Lewis furniture nightmare” and paintings by British artist John Nash hang alongside works by the PM himself, according to an article in Tatler. The Cabinet Office will be forced to publish any taxpayer spending on the project in its annual accounts this summer. But today No10 refused to deny reports that the Prime Minister, 56, wants to fund the some of refurb through donations - after being told he could only claim around £30,000 from the state. The Daily Mail reported Mr Johnson had privately complained the cost was “totally out of control” and amounted to “tens and tens of thousands”, which he would struggle to afford after an expensive divorce from ex-wife Marina … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson ‘setting up a charity’ to fund lavish refurb of his Downing Street flat
Wall Street shares rallied on Wednesday as investors took positives from the prospect of gridlock in Washington after the US election. New York's Dow Jones closed 1.3% up while the S&P 500 climbed 2.2% and the Nasdaq was ahead by 3.8%. Big tech firms such as Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet - owner of Google - were among the major winners after the prospects of a Democrat "blue wave" taking both the White House and the Senate receded. Live updates as US election results unfold Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player The economic arguments as the US votes Investors were betting that meant a lower likelihood of tax increases or tighter regulations that could prove costly to some of America's biggest companies. Advertisement That was enough to rally Wall Street despite the fact that, on the other hand, a divided Washington would make it harder for legislators to agree on a fresh tranche of stimulus that many … [Read more...] about US election 2020: Wall Street shares rally as ‘blue wave’ prospects fade