Every evening after work I cook a meal for my two children, bath them and get them changed into their pyjamas, before reading a bedtime story and kissing them goodnight. The only difference between me and millions of other mums doing this same routine is the fact I can’t see. I don’t know what my children look like, or the colour of their hair. I can’t watch the cartoons they love on TV, or see the drawings they do for me. Does this mean I can’t be the best mum I can? Of course not. But every day I come up against prejudice and assumptions my blindness means I can’t be a good mother. Sadly, some people still hold negative views about whether women like me should become mums, and I’ve been on the receiving end of them. When I was six months pregnant with my son Jordan in 2012, I was sitting on the train, my guide dog at my feet. ‘How did that happen?’ came a woman’s voice from across the carriage. ‘Who’s going to look … [Read more...] about What’s it like never to have seen your children’s faces?
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January The burglar who broke into a care home and sexually assaulted a woman in her 90s A man who sexually assaulted a woman in her 90s after breaking into a care home was jailed. Police said ‘shameless’ Jake Morris, 24, had ‘no place in society’ after he was caged for the shocking attack on the pensioner, who has dementia. He denied sexually assaulting her at the Leigh facility when interviewed by officers. During the court case Morris changed his plea and finally admitted his sickening crime. Morris, of no fixed abode, also pleaded guilty to burglary and assault and was jailed for six years and four months. The ‘dangerous predator’ who posed as taxi driver to rape woman on her way home from night out A ‘dangerous predator’ who posed as a taxi driver to rape a woman on her way home from a night out was jailed. Marius Dolhascanu targeted his 30-year-old victim in Wigan in 2016. After the terrifying ordeal Dolhascanu, of Hey Street, … [Read more...] about 668 people who were put behind bars in Greater Manchester in 2018
It's been a year of some horrible crimes ending with a very busy month in the courts. Some of the horrific crimes committed in Cambridgeshire so far this year include murder, child abuse, sex blackmail, violence and intimidation at the hands of these criminals. But with the training, experience and expertise of the region's police officers brought in to catch the culprits, more than 120 people will spend months and years behind bars. We have looked at our court and crime reporting from the past year to detail some of Cambridgeshire's most appalling crimes and how judges dealt with the guilty. January Rapist Jacob Heranwa This monster raped a young girl he should have been looking after three times. Heranwa showed no remorse for his crimes and has now been jailed for 17 years. The 49-year-old, of Bernard Close, Huntingdon abused his position of trust by raping the youngster and was found guilty following a four-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court. He was sentenced on January 18 to 17 … [Read more...] about The faces and stories of 125 criminals locked up in Cambridgeshire this year
When you think of advent calendars past, they’re a rather disappointing memory. A rushed, clammy speck of Cadbury’s before school (or none at all if your parents nabbed it), or one of those highly religious Christmas cards with nothing but a picture of the Virgin Mary or one of her crew behind each window. It was always the most anticlimactic of the festive rituals. But now that capitalism has reached its peak, that’s all changed. Our writers have been shotting tequila, building little Lego Antony Gormleys and toasting marshmallows with a portable FIRE. We tried what’s out there: The Naked Marshmallow Co. Advent Calendar, £15, and £3.95 extra for a toasting kit “This is literally the most fun I’ve had in my entire life.” Although hyperbolic, these were the words that came out of my boyfriend’s mouth as we began to roast our first marshmallows from the Naked Marshmallow Co. calendar. With the box, you get a small tin … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight2018’s novelty advent calendars: the New Statesman’s ultimate guide
Murder, rape, burglary, drug dealing, child abuse and blackmail - just some of the horrific crimes committed in Cambridgeshire so far this year. Victims have endured violence, sexual abuse, intimidation at the hands of these callous criminals. Thanks to the efforts of the region's police officers, the 98 people listed people will spend months and years behind bars. Cambridgeshire Live has looked on our court and crime reporting from the past six months to detail some of Cambridgeshire most shocking crimes and the sentences handed out by judges. January Rapist Jacob Heranwa This monster raped a young girl he should have been looking after three times. Heranwa showed no remorse for his crimes and has now been jailed for 17 years. The 49-year-old, of Bernard Close, Huntingdon abused his position of trust by raping the youngster and was found guilty following a four-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court. He was sentenced on January 18 to 17 years on each count, to run concurrently, and was … [Read more...] about The stories behind 107 Cambridgeshire criminals locked up this year