PIERS Morgan praised Captain Sir Tom Moore's "beautiful" funeral service as the war veteran was laid to rest. The NHS fundraising hero received his own guard of honour and a spectacular RAF flypast after he passed away earlier this month. Follow the latest updates on Captain Tom Moore's funeral on our live blog The TV presenter took to Twitter to pay his respects to the national treasure. Piers wrote: "What a beautiful service, what a beautiful man." Captain Tom's family paid heartbreaking tributes to the grandad who became known as a "beacon of life and hope for the world" during the pandemic. Six soldiers from the veteran's regiment carried his coffin - draped in a Union Jack flag - into Bedford crematorium for a family service Captain Tom planned himself . Both of the hero's daughters spoke at the service, while his grandchildren read touching poems in honour of their grandfather. Sir Tom's daughter Lucy Teixeira fought back tears as she said her … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan hails ‘beautiful’ funeral service for ‘wonderful’ Captain Sir Tom Moore as NHS hero is laid to rest
STEVE Christensen and Kathy Sheets were murdered in Salt Lake City on October 15, 1985. Mark Hofmann is serving life in prison for the slayings and other crimes. Who were Steve Christensen and Kathy Sheets? Steve Christensen was a financial consultant who collected historical documents, and Kathy Sheets was the wife of Christensen's former boss. Prosecutors say Mark Hofmann killed them by setting off bombs at their locations. Hofmann was injured one day later when another bomb accidentally went off. Hofmann - married at the time - was trying to cover up the forgeries of Mormon historical documents when he committed the murders. Sheets, who grew up in Salt Lake City, was 50 when she was killed. She was a "beloved teacher, wife and mother," according to her obituary. Her surviving husband J. Gary Sheets passed away in 2018 at the age of 84. What is the Netflix documentary about the murders? The documentary series Murder Among The Mormons launches on … [Read more...] about Who were Mark Hofmann’s victims Steve Christensen and Kathy Sheets?
Gamers desperate to get their hands on PlayStation 5s are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by Twitter fraudsters. With scalping rings decimating stocks, many frustrated customers are being lured in by social media scammers claiming to be selling the elusive console at retail price. It appears an attractive proposition for those who've been struggling for months, while bulk buyers and rogues make thousands in eBay auctions off the back of expensive scalping bot subscriptions. But once the money is sent, the seller suddenly disappears. In one case a would-be buyer said the supplier was posing as a Catholic church group. Other victims say some trusted stock checker accounts, who alert followers when a new batch of consoles are shipped to certain retailers, are also running the same scam. Have you been the victim of a PS5 scam? Let us know at [email protected] Ghrim Williams, from Pennsylvania, US, tweeted about having failed to secure a PS5 for months … [Read more...] about PS5 scammer takes £400 from mum on Twitter leaving her ’embarrassed and crushed’
A US special forces veteran and his son accused of helping ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan have been extradited to the country. They are accused of aiding a plot to smuggle Ghosn out of the country, where he was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges in December 2019. Michael Taylor and son Peter Taylor allegedly helped him escape in a music box and on a private jet to his home country of Lebanon, which has no extradition treaty with Japan . Prosecutors say they received at least $1.3m (£936,000) for their services. The pair landed in Tokyo on Monday after a high-profile battle to avoid being handed over, with lawyers claiming they faced the prospect of relentless interrogation and "mental and physical torture". Advertisement They had been in a Boston jail since May, but last month the US Supreme Court cleared the way for their extradition. "This is a sad day for the family, and for all who believe that veterans … [Read more...] about Carlos Ghosn: Special forces veteran and son extradited over ex-Nissan chief’s ‘music box’ escape from Japan
A MUM whose son died in a hit and run road collision, only for the driver responsible to serve just FIVE MONTHS imprisonment, is campaigning for stiffer jail terms. Louise Smyth, aged 49, was widowed 20 years ago, when husband Darren was killed in a motorbike accident after misjudging a bend in a road. It left her to bring up their two sons alone. She later had another son, from a different relationship. Her middle son Matt died aged 25 in a hit and run crash when his motorbike was hit by a delivery driver, who then fled the scene. She collected over 100,000 signatures on a petition calling for the law to be changed, which will be debated in Parliament later this year. Louise, from Duxford, Cambridgeshire, says: “Matt was my middle son, quite shy and quiet - a kind, thoughtful boy still living at home with me when he passed away. "He loved animals and Liverpool FC. He worked as a chef at a pub. Sometimes after a shift, he’d bring me home one of his fabulous brownies … [Read more...] about My son was going to hear his baby’s heartbeat – he was killed by a hit & run driver who served just 5 months in jail