All murders are disturbing - but some more than others, especially those cases which have managed to stump even the best minds. And some of history’s most chilling killings remain unsolved - from the decapitated woman stuffed in a tree trunk to a killer who slayed loved-up couples. The fact that, often after decades, there are still no answers is a source of terror for some, and fascination for others. Here’s our run-down of the most vexing murder mysteries of all time. An earlier version of this story appeared on the Mirror Online. Who put Bella down the Wych Elm? On April 19, 1943, three boys hunting birds’ nest in Hagley Wood, Worcs, spotted an enticing Wych elm tree, whose wide trunk was entirely hollow. One boy climbed in and looked down and through a knothole, and screamed when he saw an almost-decomposed skull, with some hair attached, and human teeth. Investigators later found most of a skeleton, a wedding ring, and a shoe, and in the skull’s mouth, they … [Read more...] about Unsolved murders: 10 chilling killings that will keep you up at night
Ears ringing at night time
We all bemoan the demise of the traditional pub and it is fair to say the trade is having a tough time. Watering holes are closing by the dozen each week across the country as more people choose cheap supermarket booze and drink at home. But some pubs have been their own worst enemy over the years and have ended up closing under controversial circumstances. We take a look at some of the city’s most notorious pubs and clubs which have closed in recent year under a dark cloud. Retro It may have just been the bar with the worst reputation in Hull. In the words of its owners, Retro – a fixture on a city centre night out in the late 1990s and early 2000s – was unable to shake off its image as being a magnet for violence and trouble. It became the first bar in Hull to be granted a late licence on Sunday nights and this was followed by a decision in 2003 allowing Retro to open until 2am six nights a week. But it seems the licence extensions may have been where the problems … [Read more...] about Six of Hull’s most notorious pubs and clubs at the centre of crime
ARIANA Grande is an American pop star who was caught up in the Manchester terror attack in May 2017 after a suicide bomber attacked fans as they left her show. The singer has spoken of her heartbreak and sorrow over the tragedy and more recently got engaged to her boyfriend Pete Davidson. Who is Ariana Grande? What's her background? Singer and actress Ariana Grande-Butera was born in Boca Raton, Florida on June 26, 1993 – making her 25 years old. She is of Italian descent and her name is believed to be inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat. Her parents separated when she was eight years old and she moved to New York with her mother and half-brother Frankie, who was one of the contestants on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. Ariana made her Broadway debut in 2008 when she landed the supporting role of cheerleader Charlotte in the musical 13. Following her stint on Broadway, she landed the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show Victorious, a role for which she had … [Read more...] about How old is Ariana Grande, who is her fiance Pete Davidson and what happened at the Manchester Bombing?
JENNIFER Lopez narrowly avoided an awkward run-in with an ex-boyfriend as she dined out with current lover, Alex Rodriguez. The 49-year-old American singer was fine dining at Craig’s in West Hollywood on Monday night with her 43-year-old sportsman lover. While Craig’s is indeed quite a swish establishment – and attracts many an A Lister through its doors – Jenny kept things casual for her date night with A-Rod. The chart topping beauty hit the town in a comfortable tracksuit, white trainers, and carried a cream handbag. JLo had her hair scraped back in a high ponytail, accessorised with hoop earrings, and sported a pair of sunglasses – despite nightfall having already occurred. Alex went smart casual in a pair of sand coloured trousers, a baby blue jumper, a simple white shirt and a pair of trainers – while also opting for sunglasses at night time. However the couple could have been left red faced if they had not left the swanky restaurant when they … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez narrowly avoid an awkward run in as they have dinner at the same restaurant as her ex Casper Smart
ACTION on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland are urging young people attending upcoming music events at Custom House Square and Belfast Vital to protect their hearing – or risk damaging it permanently. The charity will be at the concerts in August giving away free earplugs to music fans and raising awareness of the fact that over-exposure to loud music can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Wearing earplugs reduces music volume by 15-20 decibels which makes for safer listening. To illustrate this, they are highlighting the case study of Jacob (23), who now is now suffering with tinnitus following a clubbing holiday in Ibiza last year. As he explains, the music in one club proved to be so loud that it was "physically painful". "One night we went to a large nightclub where I was dancing for several hours and enjoying the music," recalls Jacob. "There was a point during the set of one of my favourite DJs where the music was so loud it was physically painful for me to be in the … [Read more...] about Action on Hearing Loss tackling tinnitus at Belfast gigs