Killer cop Wayne Couzens will still die in prison after losing a bid to reduce his whole-life term for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard . It comes as the killers of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes also had their sentences reviewed by senior judges today. In May, five judges heard challenges to or appeals against the prison sentences of five convicted killers and handed down their ruling this morning during the televised hearing. Couzens was given a whole-life term after pleading guilty and this morning he lost his bid to reduce his sentence. Emma Tustin was handed a minimum term of 29 years in prison after a jury found her guilty of killing six-year-old Arthur. Thomas Hughes was given a 21-year sentence following the death of his son Arthur Labinjo-Hughes ( Image: BPM MEDIA) Emma Tustin was handed a minimum term of 29 years in prison after a jury found her guilty of killing six-year-old Arthur ( Image: BPM MEDIA) Two killers, Couzens and Emma … [Read more...] about Killer cop Wayne Couzens will die in prison as he loses bid to cut jail term
Better call saul jimmy prison
HBO’s House of the Dragon and Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power . Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by HBO and Prime Video In this era of video on demand, most streaming programmers have come to accept the Gospel According to Netflix: Audiences now watch TV shows when it’s convenient for them, and the specific time of day they arrive is irrelevant for streamers. This is why most streaming shows drop new episodes in the middle of the night, U.S. time; since we are all our own network schedulers now, deciding what to watch and when, there’s no reason to “program” new shows and movies for an optimal time of day. But the slightly different release patterns for Prime Video’s The Rings of Power and HBO’s House of the Dragon , along with some new Nielsen numbers, have had me thinking lately about the wisdom of the dogmatic approach pioneered by Netflix — and whether streamers should be thinking more about what time they release their original … [Read more...] about Dragons vs. Elves: Who Has the Better Release Strategy?
Bosnia and Herzegovina is preparing for a general election on Sunday, 2 October. Here we explain how the election works, who the main parties and candidates are, and what the likely outcome might be in a country said to have the most complicated system of government in the world. How did Bosnia end up with the world’s most complex administration? The Balkan country of about 3.2 million is facing a difficult set of choices in its ninth general election since the first multi-party vote in 1990. At the time, Bosnia was still a part of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia — a communist country that soon crumbled and set off a series of wars and conflicts between 1991 and 1999. As one of the seven independent states that came out of the breakup, Bosnia experienced its own war between 1992 and 1995. Until recently, it was considered the bloodiest conflict in Europe since World War II. Bosnia remains extremely vulnerable to the increased nationalist … [Read more...] about Bosnia election explained: How does it work? Who is running? Who is likely to win?
La premier svedese Magdalena Andersson, leader dei Socialdemocratici, si è dimessa da primo ministro. L'annuncio è arrivato in diretta tv mentre si contano gli ultimi voti delle elezioni politiche di domenica scorsa. La premier ha riconosciuto la vittoria della coalizione di destra, sostenuta dall'ultradestra dei Democratici Svedesi di Jimmie Akesson. È terminato in Svezia il conteggio degli ultimi voti delle elezioni politiche di domenica scorsa. E già lunedì, al termine dello spoglio di tutti i 6.264 distretti elettorali, il centrodestra di Ulf Kristersson, spinto dall' exploit dell'estrema destra dei Democratici svedesi Jimmie Akesson , era avanti di un solo seggio (46mila voti) sul centrosinistra guidato dai Socialdemocratici. A conteggio praticamente ultimato, la destra nel suo complesso ottiene una maggioranza risicata al Riksdag, il parlamento di Stoccolma, e spetterà ora con ogni probabilità al leader dei Moderati, Ulf Kristersson, cercare di formare un … [Read more...] about Svezia, vince la destra. La premier socialdemocratica si dimette
Royal Mail post workers have announced the date for their next two-day strike following a dispute over pay and conditions. Posties already planned to go on national strike tomorrow and Friday September 9 with 115,000 of Members of the Communication Workers Union set to walk out in protest - following on from last month's strikes. Members of the CWU – which represents Royal Mail Group workers - confirmed they have served notice on the company for strike action on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1. This week’s strike dates follow the union’s recent ballot for strike action over pay, which saw members vote by 97.6 per cent on a 77 per cent turnout to take action. The union is demanding that Royal Mail Group sit down to negotiate better pay which covers the current cost of living increases for its members. Workers have also served notice on Royal Mail Group for strike action on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October ( Image: PA) CWU General Secretary … [Read more...] about Royal Mail post workers set date for next two-day strike walkout over pay
Published 2 October 2020 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing PM Boris Johnson has suggested the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the UK is a result of a "fraying of people's discipline" over the summer. He said compliance with the virus restrictions had been "high at first" but then "probably... everybody got a bit, kind of complacent and blasé". Cases have increased sharply across the UK since the end of August. After starting to relax restrictions before the summer, the government has since had to toughen its measures. It comes as the latest UK figures show there have been a further 6,968 cases and another 66 deaths. The R number - a measure of how many other people each person with the virus is infecting - has risen to between 1.3 and 1.6. However, there is more evidence that new coronavirus infections may be increasing more slowly than in previous … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Boris Johnson says everybody got ‘complacent’ over virus
Published 13 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Green Party is calling for a new tax on the wealthiest 1% to fund investment in renewable energy and home insulation. At its annual conference in Harrogate, the party's co-leaders will say the levy could raise £70bn to help reduce energy costs and emissions. They will argue better insulated homes could save households hundreds or thousands of pounds per year. And they will call for windfall taxes on oil and gas firms to be extended. The party has long advocated higher taxation for the very richest as a way to reduce inequality and fund the transition to cleaner energy. How can better insulation cut energy bills? What is the windfall tax on oil and gas companies? Nationalise energy firms to cut bills, say Greens In a conference speech, Green Party of England and Wales co-leader Carla … [Read more...] about Tax wealthiest 1% to fund home insulation, say Greens
By Esme Stallard Published 11 August Share close Share page Copy link About sharing People in poorly insulated homes could end up spending £968 more on their annual gas bills, than people in highly insulated homes, according to new research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. With energy bills expected to rise significantly this winter, how can people better insulate their homes to help with costs? What is insulation and how can it cut bills? Home insulation is the process of trapping heat inside a property, usually by covering areas exposed to the outside, such as roofs, floors and walls. Without it, indoor temperatures can be hard to maintain, with homes losing up to 45% of their heat, according to the Energy Savings Trust. If the temperature drops very quickly after the heating is switched off, the home is unlikely to be properly insulated. The … [Read more...] about Home insulation: How can it cut energy bills?
By Mark Savage Published 4 September Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl choked back tears as he played the band's first show since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in March. The star was singing Times Like These when he paused to collect his emotions on the lyric: "It's times like these you learn to love again." Earlier, Grohl described Hawkins as his "dear friend, bandmate and brother". He said of Hawkins "no-one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could". "And for those of you that admired him from afar, I'm sure you've all felt the same thing," Grohl added. "So sing and dance and laugh and cry and scream and make some noise so he can hear us right now." Grohl was speaking as Foo Fighters topped the bill at an all-star concert in honour of Hawkins' life at London's Wembley Stadium. … [Read more...] about Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert: Foo Fighters give drummer a loving send-off
When a dozen of New Zealand’s most elegant cars tour Taranaki next month, it will be a locally-owned 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost at the front of the pack. The rare car is the pride and joy of New Plymouth hoteliers Joelene and Nyall Simkin, who restored it over decades from a pile of rusted parts they discovered in Australia in 1988. It wasn’t until 2015 that the car was roadworthy, just in time for the bridal party of their son’s wedding. If you didn’t see it then, or some time in between, your next chance to catch the Silver Ghost in action will be on October 15. READ MORE: New life for first T-Series Bentley Rappers' delight: Why young millionaires want to get behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce Luxury-brand customers are paying millions to design their own cars That is when it will lead a dozen other cars from the New Zealand Rolls-Royce and Bentley Club around the region before parking up at the Te Rewa Rewa bridge car park so people can have a look at the … [Read more...] about The Taranaki couple leading the way in a Rolls-Royce and Bentley tour around the region