South West Wales 1 January 2018 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.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42528406 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One of Wales' biggest outdoor swims has taken place in Pembrokeshire - smashing its record for … [Read more...] about Thousands turn out for new year swim
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A man who fled to Poland after being convicted of a vicious and serious assault on a Yate family has now been jailed. Daniel Pisarski, 23, and his brother Adam Pisarski, 24, attacked the family while they walked home from a New Year's Day party in 2016. The horrific incident happened after Pisarski and his brother approached the family in Scott Way at about 2.30am and carried out the attack in front of eight children. A 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old man suffered serious injuries which needed hospital treatment while a 40-year-old woman was knocked unconscious to the ground. Daniel Pisarski was charged with one count of GBH and one count of ABH. He and his brother fled to Poland but they were tried and convicted in their absence. Daniel Pisarski was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail, while Adam Pisarski was jailed for four years and six months, including one month for an additional count of battery. Polish authorities located Daniel and arrested him on May 22 and they … [Read more...] about Man jailed over ‘vicious’ New Year’s Day assault on family
With less than 100 days to go until microchipping becomes compulsory for all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales (6 April), the British Veterinary Association (BVA) are urging dog owners to make it a New Year’s Resolution to get their canine companions chipped. Microchipping a dog is an easy and harmless procedure and provides your pet with a form of identification that lasts a lifetime.Each chip has its own code that is revealed when scanned by a vet, which correlate to owner’s details on a database.A microchip provides vets with all of the information required to reunite stray or lost dogs with owners, with figures from BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey revealing that the most common reason vets could not reunite missing dogs with their owners was due to a lack of identifier (reported by 71% of vets); followed by 23% of vets citing incorrect information on the microchip database as the second most common reason.Sean Wensley, President of the British … [Read more...] about Think chips for your New Year’s Resolution
London 7 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email 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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43674114 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A man has been jailed over the fatal stabbing of another man in London on New Year's Day in 2008.Henry Bolombi, 18, was attacked by a group of four youths in Edmonton, north London, as he made his way home from seeing in … [Read more...] about Man jailed for New Year’s Eve killing
‘We drove more than 2000 km from Beijing to Shenzhen and handed out over 10,000 questionnaires along the way,’ said Wei Wei, director of the Chinese labour NGO Little Bird, after a month-long roadtrip interviewing construction workers. That was three years ago. They had thousands of answers, confirming that, in construction, wages were withheld for months. Most workers didn’t receive monthly, or even half-yearly, payments and simply hoped to get paid by the end of the year, even though, by law, wages should be paid monthly. Since Little Bird was founded, nearly 20 years ago, its telephone hotline has helped more than 50,000 migrant workers, half of them employed in construction. But according to Wei Wei, the situation hasn’t improved much. Hundreds of thousands of workers aren’t paid in keeping with their proper wages, if they are paid at all. Half of all construction workers have been deprived of proper payment at least once in their lives, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year, but where’s the money?