A LONER who planned a Columbine-style massacre at a football match in Cumbria was today jailed for nine years. White supremacist Shane Fletcher, 21, collected instructions of how to make pipe bombs and improvised napalm as he plotted the sick attack inspired by mass killers. His target was a version of a medieval football game, the Uppies and Downies, which sees thousands gather in the streets in Workington each Easter to play and spectate. Fletcher was arrested after his probation officer contacted police, warning them the only thing preventing him from carrying out a mass murder was a lack of cash and access to weapons. Cops searched Fletcher's home on March 10 last year, finding a diary under his sofa which contained written instructions on how to make a pipe bomb and improvised napalm, along with his mobile phone which contained an image of the Columbine killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, lying dead on the ground. One disturbing diary entry read: "On the 4th April Workington … [Read more...] about Loner, 21, who planned Columbine-style massacre at football match in Cumbria is jailed for nine years
From Extinction Rebellion to the youth climate strikers and Greta Thunberg’s visit to the UK, climate change is finally making its mark on our political and public consciousness. When David Attenborough, the country’s most valued national treasure warns of “the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon” people sit up and listen. And not a day too soon. The world is warming at an alarming rate. Wildfires, droughts, heatwaves, and floods are becoming more common. Ecological breakdown is not some distant problem – the climate emergency is now our ever-present and collective challenge. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now That is the reality we must confront – together. We must do it across political divides and in line with what the science demands, not constrained by what … [Read more...] about Opinion: Labour is right, there is a climate emergency. So why did it just back a new coal mine in Cumbria?
Almost 100,000 additional general practice appointments will be available right across the country over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, with patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria set to benefit from local plans for convenient care, the NHS has confirmed. As part of its Long Term Plan for the health service, the NHS is making access to primary care including local surgeries and their wider teams more convenient, with evening and weekend consultations being available in all regions. Over the long weekend, thanks to the increased number of appointments available, people in need of medical advice and help will be more likely to be able to see their local family doctor than in previous years, offering more convenience and stopping problems getting worse.With more than 98,000 additional appointments available in general practice over the bank holiday across England, extended access in Lancashire and South Cumbria will help to meet the traditionally high demand over the Easter period.The … [Read more...] about Extra GP appointments in Lancashire and South Cumbria this Easter
PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 April 2019 Hayley Anderson Artistic director at the Queen's Theatre and director of The Hired Man Douglas Rintoul. Picture: Mark Sepple Mark Sepple “It’s a show for the people. It’s about the voices you haven’t heard from that time and their stories.” Lauryn Redding and Oliver Hembrough from The Hired Man. Picture: Mark SeppleThese are the words of 31-year-old actress Lauryn Redding who will be starring in the production of The Hired Man at the Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, later this month.“I think it’ll be something that the audience can relate to because it’s about people from the working class”, she said.“Even though it might be set over 100 years ago, the themes of working hard and struggles are still the same as today.“If you love a good cry - as well as a few laughs and upbeat songs - then you’ll love this.”Actress Lauryn Redding will … [Read more...] about Musical set to transport theatre audiences back to 19th century Cumbria
The Prince of Wales is spending the day in Cumbria on Monday less than a week after his visit to Wigan. Charles begins his visit in Carlisle, touring the Pirelli Tyres factory to celebrate their 50th anniversary at the site. He will be accompanied by the Italian ambassador to the UK Raffaele Trombetta and Marco Tronchetti Provera, chief executive officer of the Italian firm.The plant in Carlisle is Pirelli's main production site in the United Kingdom and employs about 900 people.Charles will open Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in Bowness, following a £20m development by Lakeland Arts.The museum tells the story of 200 years of boats, boating and boat-building in the Lake District.Later the royal visitor will meet the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, tour the team's base in Ambleside, speak to volunteers and watch a rescue demonstration.Charles' final visit of the day will be to the Hawkshead Relish Company, an award-winning, family-run business, … [Read more...] about Royal visit 2019: Prince Charles to visit Cumbria today