A woman booted out of her home for being a 'neighbour from hell' has now been accused of causing havoc in her new flat with 'wild and noisy' late night antics. Those living next to Katie Bentley claim their evenings are blighted by screaming and shouting coming through the walls. She has been accused of keeping residents up at night, with some so fed-up and sleep deprived they are considering selling their homes. It comes weeks after Miss Bentley was evicted from her previous home in Bransholme, Hull, in March. Residents were so relieved and delighted to see the back of her that they threw a street party to celebrate. The house, which she rented from P&J Properties, needed £25,000 worth of repairs after landlord Phil Withnall discovered holes in the walls, smashed up windows, ripped up floorboards and mounds of rubbish. Miss Bentley now lives in a new flat in west Hull and was said to have “turned her life around”, according to her former neighbours, reports … [Read more...] about ‘Neighbour from hell’ already causing havoc in new home with ‘late night antics’
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Many countries are in the throes of a debate about the amount of surveillance a government should be allowed to carry out on its own people. But in other countries, where there are few, if any, checks on the state's powers, a potential dictatorship of data is already on the horizon. The grey, drab former headquarters of the Stasi - East Germany's Security Service - is famous for its miles of paper files. Those files recorded the detailed information kept on the citizens of the former Communist state, drawn from a wealth of human informers and bugging devices. Parts of the former office complex are now a museum open to the public, but in one corridor normally closed to the public there is a jumble of dated-looking equipment - a primitive computer looking more like a spin-dryer for clothes and old magnetic discs the size of a football, which held a fraction of what you can now fit on a USB stick. This is all that remains of the Stasi's dreams of what computers could do for them. "I think … [Read more...] about Will Big Data lead to Big Brother?
A “neighbour from hell's” vandalised home has been sealed up after the mum-of-one vacated the property. Kelly Barraclough was booted out of her east Hull council home in Mappleton Grove in Hull after making residents’ lives a “nightmare”. But the mum-of-one said neighbours simply 'had it in for her' despite wild parties where youngsters took drugs and blared out music into the early hours of the morning. Fighting in the street was also a common occurrence during Barraclough’s time in the property and on July 10 the council secured a possession order through Hull County Court. This was after multiple complaints from her fed-up neighbours. Councillor Mike Thompson, the portfolio holder for public protection, said at the time of her eviction: "It is extremely rare we would seek a possession order, report Hull Live. "It is a last resort, used only when all other attempts to engage with a tenant and support them to make necessary improvements to their … [Read more...] about Mum dubbed ‘neighbour from hell’ evicted after punch-ups, parties and graffiti
An airman who was shot and injured after a Saudi military student opened fire at Navy Station Pensacola on Friday is speaking out about the harrowing experience for the first time. Ryan Blackwell, 27, who remains in intensive care after being shot in his pelvis and his right arm, was one of the eight people wounded in the attack carried out by Mohammed al-Shamrani. Speaking with Pensacola News Journal on Saturday, Blackwell revealed that he was inside his office on the first floor along with two colleagues when they heard gunfire break out in a nearby classroom. Blackwell, who processes paperwork for international students at the base, said the group quickly shut their glass door and took cover, hoping that the gunman wouldn't come inside. However, al-Shamrani 'shot straight through the door', with bullets striking Blackwell and both his colleagues. Blackwell was struckas he tried to shield his female colleague from the gunfire. His intestines … [Read more...] about ‘He just shot through the door!’ Airman, 27, struck by bullets during Pensacola Naval base attack relives harrowing moment he jumped in front of a female colleague to protect her as Saudi gunman opened fire
Felicity Huffman tweeted about "back to school hacks" before she was caught up in a college admissions scandal. The Desperate Housewives star, 56, is among almost 46 who have been arrested over allegations they paid bribes to get their kids into top US colleges. She is accused of paying $15,000 to arrange for someone to secretly change her daughter's answers on the SAT exam. It has now emerged that the actress sent a tweet about school hacks two and a half years before the scandal broke. In a post sent in August 2016, Huffman wrote: "What are your best hacks for the back-to-school-season?" The scheme was uncovered by FBI agents in Boston, who found dozens of parents had paid a total of around $6 million to secure places at top flight schools including Yale and Stanford. Huffman was arrested in a dawn raid on her Los Angeles home on Tuesday. After appearing in court in LA, she was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and was released on $250,000 bail. Her actor husband William … [Read more...] about Felicity Huffman tweeted about ‘back to school hacks’ before college bribery scandal