LINE of Duty returned to BBC One last week for its highly-anticipated fifth series, featuring Vicky McClure and Martin Compston. Here's all you need to know about what's happened in the previous series... What happened in Line of Duty season 1? The first series debuted in 2012 and followed DC Kate Fleming, DS Steve Arnott and Superintendent Ted Hastings as they investigated recently named Officer of The Year DCI Tony Gates for corruption. An innocent man gets killed after a counter-terrorist police unit raids the wrong flat. Steve refuses to comply in a cover-up so gets transferred to AC-12, an anti-corruption squad which is lead by Ted. The gang are called upon to focus their attentions on Tony who they suspect has been doing "laddering" - a technique in which different charges are placed on the same defendant to increase an officer's number of successful cases. Meanwhile Tony has offered advice to his girlfriend Jackie Laverty who claims to have hit a dog while drink driving home … [Read more...] about Is Line of Duty based on reality? Are the plots based on true stories, and what happened in seasons 1 – 4?
Man dies in quicksand
Lancashire 6 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-lancashire-47828937 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A man who has guided more than 500,000 people, including Prince Philip, across the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay is … [Read more...] about Morecambe Bay sands guide to step down
DESPERATE screams cut through the darkness as the icy tide raced in across Morecambe Bay, cutting off the terrified team of Chinese cockle pickers from the shore. Li Hua, 26, wailed in agony as he was tossed into the air by a violent wave, which dulled out the panicked cries of his friends as they drowned around him. As he heard the roar of another wave coming towards him, Li thought he was going to die - until he heard the whirring of a rescue helicopter overhead and began waving his arms frantically in the air. Miraculously, an infrared camera picked up his image, and coastguards were deployed to rescue him in minutes. But as he was taken back to shore, Li could see the naked bodies of the 23 cockle pickers who had died in the water around him - their clothes torn off them by the water - and he realised he was the only one left alive. The tragedy shocked the nation, the deaths of those 23 cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay on February 5, 2004, revealing the seedy underbelly of slavery … [Read more...] about ‘I heard them screaming as they drowned around me – I was the only one who made it out alive’ says cockle picker slave in Morecambe Bay disaster
Keggie Carew, one imagines, has been told at many a dinner party, having regaled guests with tales of her comical escapades, that “you should write a book!” So she has. The result, Quicksand Tales, is a charming if slightly haphazard collection of misadventures and comically awkward incidents. In the mid-Seventies, 19-year-old Carew saved enough money for a one-way ticket to Canada then — deep breath — hitchhiked to Texas, got a job as a cotton picker, became an expert forklift driver and pool player, bought and converted a VW Beetle, drove to California and was nearly murdered by a self-proclaimed mercenary called Animal. All of this happens in the first six pages. It’s a breathtaking start and one that instantly makes you reconsider your own mundane existence. After that Olympian sprint of an opening, not all of the stories in Quicksand can keep up the pace. The times Carew sat, unwittingly, next to a celebrity at a dinner party or stayed in an … [Read more...] about Quicksand Tales by Keggie Carew
“If your idea of Keats is of a delicate, tragic young man lying on a chaise longue in Hampstead, think again.” A documentary about Keats (6.45pm, 6 January) was heart-melting, retracing some of the poet’s steps west across Scotland, where he trekked for four months in 1818 with his friend Charles Brown. Presenter Professor Fiona Stafford over-brimmed with love and information (Keats stopped at Dove Cottage to pay homage to Wordsworth, only he was out, so a crestfallen Keats left a note) and didn’t even get to mention his love affair with Fanny Brawne, or that Keats was one of the greatest correspondents in Western literature. Instead, we learned that on this walk he wore a massive fur hat and Brown a bright red tartan suit. They looked so singular – so “kenspeckle” – that they drew frowning crowds in Glasgow. Stafford was determined to paint JK as a tough guy who would leave anybody today with a hiking pole for dust. And he was! He … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight The tough side of John Keats