AL Capone, born in 1899, was the infamous boss of the organised crime gang the Chicago Outfit. The mobster, also known as “Scarface,” is believed to have hidden “millions” before he was imprisoned in 1931 on tax evasion charges. How long was Al Capone in prison? Capone was in prison for seven years, six months and 15 days and released on November 16, 1939. He had originally been handed an 11-year sentence. Capone had paid back all is fines and back taxes. Immediately on his release he was taken to a Baltimore hospital for brain treatment before going to his Florida home. In 1946, his physician and a Baltimore psychiatrist, after examination, both concluded Capone then had the mentality of a 12-year-old child, according to the FBI . Capone lived on Palm Island with his wife and immediate family until his death due to a stroke and pneumonia on January 25, 1947. What was Al Capone in prison for? Despite Capone’s racketeering empire, the authorities had … [Read more...] about How long was Al Capone in prison?
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Stripping families of £20-a-week in Universal Credit will plunge 420,000 children into poverty, researchers warn. The Government announced a temporary hike in its flagship welfare payment last March to help hard-up households battle the coronavirus crisis. The rise is worth £1,040 a year for six million households but costs the Treasury £6billion annually. It is due to be axed at the end of next month. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under mounting pressure to extend the rise beyond April when he delivers his Budget on March 3. Research by the House of Commons Library, seen by the Mirror, shows 420,000 kids would fall into relative poverty after housing costs are calculated if it is scrapped. A briefing note issued by Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck and Feeding Britain director Andrew Forsey says the £20-a-week UC lift “has offered some protection against poverty and hunger for millions of people”. It adds: “With the social and economic consequences of the pandemic likely to … [Read more...] about 420,000 more kids in poverty if Government axes £20-a-week Universal Credit hike
FRESH air, gorgeous scenery and top nosh? When lockdown lifts, these three countryside breaks are only a drive away. Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Perthshire Writer Eimear O’Hagan and husband Malcolm visited the tiny village of Kinloch Rannoch for a Highland fling. THE PAD: Forget tartan carpets and stag heads. Despite being surrounded by lochs, grazing deer and mountains, at Dunalastair you’ll find a modern decor of greys and whites plus breathtaking views of Schiehallion, one of Scotland’s most famous Munros (AKA mountains). With fancy coffee machines, jars of homemade shortbread, plus The White Company toiletries for the enormous walk-in showers or huge baths in the fancier suites, you’ll struggle to leave. Breakfast offers perfectly poached eggs Benedict, a full Scottish, freshly squeezed juice and piping-hot coffee. Restaurant Edina’s isn’t to be missed either. Expect dishes like crab crostini, £9.95, and ridiculously tender featherblade of beef, £28.95. … [Read more...] about Fresh air, gorgeous scenery and top nosh — three countryside breaks for when lockdown lifts