A human skull and partial skeleton dredged up from the murky depths of the River Thames is thought to be a convict thrown overboard from an 18th century prison ship. The remains are now to be studied by leading forensics experts in Australia in the hope of finding out why the person came to be buried in a shallow grave next to mudflats in the Thames Estuary. They have been dated between 200 and 300 years old and were discovered in an area where prison hulks would moor before setting off for Australian penal colonies. The barnacle-encrusted human skull and partial skeleton dredged up from the River Thames have been dated between 200 and 300 years old The remains are thought to be one of the hundreds of people buried alongside the Thames foreshore after they became ill on prison ships Mudlarking expert Lara Maiklem stumbled across the gruesome find in summer after seeing the top of a skull poking through stones. Ms Maiklem, known as the London Mudlark for her hobby of … [Read more...] about Human skull and skeleton dredged up from the depths of the Thames ‘belonged to convict thrown overboard from 18th century prison ship’
A photograph of Aaron Collis regularly appeared in the press while he was on trial. It showed a young man in a crowd of friends, whose faces have been pixelated to preserve their anonymity, and it appears to capture a moment of celebration. The group are bunched together, arms in the air, all wearing the same white shirts and roughly knotted blue-and-red striped ties. They could be in school uniform, or party costume. Collis is looking up at the camera, a wide smile exposing a top row of pointed teeth. The photo was taken in a dark room with the flash on, so his face is starkly lit and every pock and mole visible. His eyes are narrowed to slits and his nose seems abnormally large. You can see why the image was used: Collis’s face is distorted, and disturbing. It is a fitting portrait of a paedophile. In October 2009, Collis, then 24 years old, was convicted of committing 11 offences of sexual abuse against five children. He was given an indeterminate sentence, with a minimum … [Read more...] about What should we do about paedophiles?
Jacqueline Jossa's husband Dan Osborne was on hand to give his wife a much-deserved hug after her I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here win last night. But unbeknown to the overwhelmed Queen of the Jungle, trouble has been brewing on the outside, with Chloe Ayling claiming she had a threesome with Dan and their CelebrityBig Brother co-star Natalie Nunn at the show's wrap party in 2018. Dan staunchly denies the claims and is "seeking legal advice". But it's just the latest in a long line of infidelity allegations he's been hit with. All hell l broke loose in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here jungle earlier the series when Jacqueline apparently threatened to quit over claims Dan had been cheated with Love Island star Gabby Allen . In un-aired scenes, campmate Myles Stephenson is said to have told the distressed actress he "believes" Dan did cheat with his ex, Gabby , while Jac was eight months pregnant in May 2018 - claims both deny. And throughout Dan and Jacqueline's … [Read more...] about Jacqueline Jossa’s husband Dan Osborne’s extensive cheating denials amid threesome claims
Hundreds of MPs have had their energy bills paid by the taxpayer. The £200,000 yearly bill for heating their second homes has caused outrage, with critics condemning the expenses claims by 341 MPs as "morally" wrong and "hypocritical". The 309 other MPs in Westminster did not claim. One Tory, Nadhim Zahawi, clawed back nearly £6,000. But how much did your MP claim? Find out with our interactive map below - or explore the full lists of who claimed what underneath... Read the full Sunday Mirror story here - and don't forget to let us (and MPs) know what you think by leaving a comment Energy expenses claims Nadhim Zahawi, Stratford-on-Avon, Conservative, £5,822.27, Electricity Other fuel Andrew Robathan, Leicestershire South, Conservative, £4,586.80, Electricity Other Fuel Peter Hain, Neath, Labour, £4,571.74, Electricity Other fuel Alan Duncan, Rutland & Melton, Conservative, £3,998.06, Electricity Other Fuel Dame Margaret Beckett, Derby South, Labour, … [Read more...] about Does your MP claim energy bills on expenses? Full list and interactive map