ONE word sums up how military veterans facing continued investigations feel: Betrayed. It’s a word I hear time and time again from men like Dennis Hutchings. The former British soldier was arrested in a dawn raid, carted off to Northern Ireland, thrown in a cell and interrogated for hours about a fatal shooting in 1974 during the Troubles. Dennis, who joined the Army aged 19 and served in the Life Guards, is 77 and seriously ill. He now faces trial for attempted murder for something he was told allegedly happened more than 40 years ago. It’s impossible not to feel angry over his treatment — or that of decorated Major Bob Campbell, who now faces his eighth investigation over the death of an Iraqi teen in 2003 despite being repeatedly cleared of any wrongdoing. The bomb disposal expert tells me he feels spat out and left high and dry. Can you blame him for handing back his service medals to the Queen? IRA suspects were given so-called “comfort letters” by … [Read more...] about Hounding of our heroes is disgraceful — we need a time limit on persecution for British veterans
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After months of hints Donald Trump has finally acted to kill the 2015 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In the short term, however, the effects of his announcement will be limited. The Iranian government has condemned the decision but President Rouhani also declared that Iran will continue to adhere to the agreement as long as the other parties to it if the P5 +1 (the non-American members of the UN Security Council and Germany) continue to do so. The latter, for their part, have asserted their continued commitment to the JCPOA. For the Iranians sticking to the deal for now is a logical course to take in order to ensure that it is Trump, and not them, who is the focus of international recriminations. For the Europeans the insistence that the deal remains alive generates space to try and come up with a plan to salvage something from it. The JCPOA, nevertheless, is now on life support and its eventual demise is likely. Once US sanctions are … [Read more...] about Now that Trump has pulled the US out, the Iran nuclear deal will eventually collapse – here’s why
NINJA Warrior UK is back to push contestants to the limit with tough physical challenges. Here is everything you need to know about the show and who's hosting with Ben Shephard... When does Ninja Warrior UK start on ITV? Nina Warrior UK series four continues on Saturday, May 5 at 6.30pm on ITV. The show will air across a total of eight hour-long episodes. Each episode will be available to view online via ITV Player after airing live. Who's hosting Ninja Warrior UK with Ben Shephard? Ninja Warrior UK is hosted by Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes. Ben Shephard is best known for hosting morning TV shows such as This Morning and Good Morning Britain. Chris Kamara is a former professional footballer who has played for Leeds and Sheffield United. Rochelle Humes is a pop star turned presenter and former member of girl band The Saturdays. What is Ninja Warrior UK about? Ninja Warrior UK is a game show partly based on the Japanese version Sasuke which features assault course … [Read more...] about What time is Ninja Warrior UK on ITV tonight, who is hosting with Ben Shephard and what is Mount Midoriyama?
It launched the careers of ABBA, Brotherhood of Man, Celine Dion and almost 17 per cent of the total number of Sugababes in current circulation (hi Jade!), and remains a hotbed of over-the-top pyrotechnics, projection mapping, sweeping ballads and balls-out bangers. The Eurovision Song Contest is an international spectacle firmly at the heart of the LGBTQ+ calendar. I’ve followed the contest since 1995 when pop group Deuce lost the chance of representing the United Kingdom to the BRIT school rap outfit Love City Groove (…it still burns). Also I’ve been lucky enough to report on the contest for half a decade, chasing it around Sweden, Ukraine, Denmark, Austria and now Portugal. For me, a queer man in his 30s, the cocktail of music, creativity, competition and fandom is still utterly irresistible. The vast majority of casual fans across Europe treat the contest like Christmas - a crate of tinsel and tradition that gets unpacked once a year, before being shunted … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2018: Exploring the LGBTQ+ community’s love of the song contest with Saara Aalto, Conchita Wurst and super fans
THE Island with has returned for another series of of wood-chopping, coconut-munching and croc-slaying. Here is the lowdown on the Channel 4 survival show with Bear Grylls... When is The Island with Bear Grylls on Channel 4? The new series of The Island concludes on Tuesday, May 1 at 10.00pm with episode six. Tonight's hour-long show is a special called Surviving the Island with Bear Grylls, in which the host joins the castaways to look back on how they fared. It will go up against The News on BBC One and ITV, Cunk on Britain on BBC Two and Missing Flight MH370: Inside the Situation Room on Channel 5. If you miss tonight's episode or want to catch up on any previous shows then head to All 4, Channel 4's on demand service. What is The Island about and how does it work? The Island is a tough reality TV show which sees groups of ordinary people try to survive in a team on a remote island without being given any food or shelter. The first series just featured men, and the second two … [Read more...] about What time is The Island with Bear Grylls on Channel 4 tonight, who’s taking part and where is the survival show filmed?