When Mark Hankinson was convicted of encouraging illegal fox hunting , his whole world fell apart and the sport that he loves was tarnished. He fell into the “abyss” as his case was used as an “excuse” to ban legal trail hunting by major landowners , to influence politicians and to launch criminal investigations into hunts. But throughout an almost two-year ordeal which saw his conviction overturned this week , one thing remains a surprise: he was never spoken to by police officers. Mr Hankinson believes that police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided to charge him because of “political” pressure from internet trolls and animal rights activists. “I am just flabbergasted that the police managed to ruin my life without ever even speaking to me,” the former director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) told The Telegraph in his first interview. His case centred around footage from an invitation-only webinar in which Mr Hankinson’s use of the word … [Read more...] about Police ruined my life without even talking to me, says exonerated huntsman
If your summer holidays are turning out to be anything like mine, one of the biggest challenges is finding new ways to meet the endless cries of "I’m hungry" from the kids. And of course it’s not just that they are hungry. In this heat, "I’m hungry" can also really mean "I’m thirsty". It’s the holidays, so it can also mean "I’m bored". Also because it’s the holidays, they’re often looking for something more special than the usual after school type snacks I might have in the house. With food bills rising (and rising…) this is a bit of a nightmare for most parents. Here are five low-cost ways I’ve found to not only make some treat-style snacks, but also to keep them entertained by helping with preparing the food. Cost of Living Our Cost of Living team of experts are here to help YOU through a very difficult year. They'll be bringing you the latest money news stories and also providing specialist advice. Whether it's rocketing energy bills, the cost of the … [Read more...] about Mum shares clever £1 Aldi food hack to feed hungry kids – plus 50p posh ice creams
Each planet has its own unique colour scheme - creating a rainbow of colours in our solar system. And one of those planets is Saturn - here's everything you need to know about this spectacular planet . What colour is Saturn? Saturn is a giant gas planet with an outer atmosphere that is mostly hydrogen and helium. It's atmosphere has traces of ammonia, phosphine, water vapour, and hydrocarbons - giving it a yellowish-brown colour with hints of orange. It's clouds acquire a deep red colour due to hydrogen in the atmosphere - however, the ammonia clouds obscure this red colour causing it to create the outermost layer and cover the entire planet. This forms a pale gold colour. Some photographs of Saturn captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made the planet look blue, similar to Uranus . However, this is probably just because of how the light is scattering from Cassini’s perspective. Read More on Space SHOOTING STARS Watch as … [Read more...] about What colour is Saturn?
FACEBOOK has finally made it possible to crosspost Reels from Instagram to Facebook. That means anyone can now transfer the TikTok-style clips directly to Facebook with ease. It's handy for anyone who regularly posts to both apps. But it could mean you'll now be inundated with more Reels than ever before. Reels are part of Facebook's strategy to go big on video – in a bid to rival TikTok . The short clips were launched on Instagram in 2020, and then on Facebook in 2021. Read more on Facebook OPEN BOOK Find hidden Facebook menu in three taps – it reveals shocking secrets about you FACE FIRST Millions of Facebook users urged to check HIDDEN list – everyone should use it Many early Reels were simply cloned directly from TikTok by users. But now Instagram has its own strong Reels community sharing clips on the app . With the new Facebook and Instagram updates, crossposting can be done with a … [Read more...] about Facebook changing for ALL users today – millions told to check their apps now
August 17, 2022 - 19:59 BST Katie Couric is a keen gardener, and like many she's faced issues before but she had a secret hack for fans Katie Couric has an incredible green thumb, but like many of us who have tried gardening she faced some issues when it came to flowers in her garden wilting . PHOTOS: 13 best-dressed celeb mother of the brides: From Katie Couric to Carole Middleton But while browsing TikTok, the star found a solution, and she decided to give it a try. In the video, she explained that her hydrangeas had wilted so she submerged them in a bowl of water in a bid to bring them back to life. While she didn't get the intended result after an hour, when she left them in the water overnight they had sprung back to life , and looked so beautiful. Loading the player... WATCH: Katie Couric drives fans wild with gardening hack The clip gave a glimpse inside the star's garden at her pristine home, and it … [Read more...] about Katie Couric leaves fans shocked with actions in pristine garden