Birmingham & Black Country By Lisa Wright BBC News 5 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47529162 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBirmingham pub bombing inquests On the night of 21 November … [Read more...] about ‘I woke up amongst debris and dead people’
The descendant of a Souter visiting Selkirk on a pilgrimage to research his family’s roots has slammed the sorry state of our graveyards. Brian O’Brien, who hails from Waipu in New Zealand, spent many fruitless hours trying to find the gravestone of his maternal great grandparents, Richard and Sofia Turnbull. After painstaking research and thanks to the help of several organisations, he was saddened to discover that the headstone had fallen flat on its face and was too heavy for the couple to consider lifting.And, when he was told that Scottish Borders Council does not re-erect fallen stones, he was horrified.He said: “My New Zealand family grew up reading about Oor Wullie and The Broons. I have marched with the Irish Guards in a New Zealand tattoo and have participated in many, many Scottish-associated events and have always been proud of my Borders heritage. “I cannot express the sadness we felt, after coming to Selkirk from the bottom of the world to pay … [Read more...] about Kiwi upset at how we treat our dead
Unhealthy diet causes one in seven deaths in Britain every year, a Lancet study suggests. The research found lack of fruit and fibre is taking the heaviest toll, fuelling conditions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The study by the University of Washington identified lack of wholegrain, nuts and fruits as the worst elements of the British diet. Too much salt was the fourth biggest dietary risk factor, followed by too little vegetables. And the study found that fizzy drinks and processed meats such as ham and bacon were only minor contributors to Britain’s death toll. In total, poor diet was found to be responsible for 90,000 deaths in the UK a year – around one seventh of the 607,000 fatalities annually. In Britain, bad eating habits cost almost as many lives as smoking the study found. Researcher Dr Christopher Murray, from the University of Washington, said: “This study affirms what many have thought for several years – that poor diet is … [Read more...] about Deadly diets: Which foods take the heaviest toll?
A Liberal Democrat candidate for Eastbourne has said she was “wrong” to make an offensive Facebook comment. Amanda Morris, who is standing in the upcoming borough council elections for Old Town, wrote “the only good Tory is a dead Tory” on the social media website. In a statement to the Herald, she said, “It was wrong for me to say what I said, and I have totally taken on board I have a responsibility to use my words carefully. And this applies to everyone. “And although no excuse, I’d like to point out that it was at a time when some Conservative MPs were talking about Theresa May using really shocking language. For instance an [unnamed Conservative MP] told the Sunday Times ‘the moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon’. “And another Conservative MP was quoted in the Daily Mail saying the Prime Minister ‘should bring her own noose’ to a meeting of … [Read more...] about Eastbourne election candidate says she was ‘wrong’ to make ‘dead Tory’ Facebook comment
Two people have died in a house fire in a Leicestershire village this morning. Leicestershire Police issued an alert that Church Road off Main Street in Kirby Muxloe was shut at 3.50am today. The fire service confirmed a domestic property was on fire. A statement said: "Due to an incident, Church Road is closed, no access from Main Street or Barwell Road. "Police and fire service are on scene, please avoid the area." Detective Inspector Tim Lindley of Leicestershire Police confirmed there have been two fatalities, a man and a woman. He added that work is continuing to establish their identities but there was nothing to suggest they were not the people registered as living at the address. It is thought the blaze broke out around 3.30am. Our sister site LeicestershireLive will be providing updates on this incident - scroll down to see them. Download the CoventryLive app Click here for iPhone and here for Android Visit our Facebook pages for Coventry and Nuneaton or … [Read more...] about Man and woman dead in village house fire