New Year may just be another arbitrary date on the calendar to some. To others, it's a time for hope, new beginnings... and a chance to celebrate life in style! While sitting in to watch Jools Holland's Hootenanny is always your money-in-the-bank option, why not, for this year, call it Plan B? Below we've listed the ten places across the world that do New Year's right, including five options from Europe and five options from further afield. For the cheapest deals on flights to these destinations and more, check out price comparison sites like momondo and skyscanner . All links to accommodation in this article will take you through to hotel comparison websites like hotels.com and booking.com . One potentially cheaper alternative that you may also wish to consider, however, is Airbnb , which "offers access to millions of places to stay in more than 191 countries, from apartments and villas to castles, treehouses and B&B's". Edinburgh The 2018 Scottish celebration of New Year, … [Read more...] about The 8 best places you can spend your 2018 New Year
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Harold Shipman killed at least 218 of his patients, yet, until his crimes came to light, he was respected - loved even - by the people of Hyde, where he worked as a GP from 1977. It wasn’t until 20 years later that police would start to investigate a man who detectives would later realise was Britain’s most prolific killer. And even then the people of Hyde - among them the 3,000 patients registered to his family GP practice in Market Street - wouldn’t believe it. A new ITV documentary, Harold Shipman: Doctor Death, airs on Thursday night. It marks 20 years since his arrest and investigates just how he got away with killing so many of his patients. Who was Harold Shipman? GP Harold Shipman was a British general practitioner and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of 15 murders for killing patients under his care. But a two-year-long investigation of all deaths certified by Shipman identified the … [Read more...] about Who was killer doctor Harold Shipman and how many people did he murder?
Newspapers, radio stations and television studios that have provided the likes of UK’s Nigel Farage, Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson with a regular platform from which to broadcast their views have worked together to associate parliament’s foremost anti-racist politician with “antisemitism”. We are now asked to accept that the British mass media which has vilified immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers on a daily basis for decades are now suddenly “concerned” about antisemitism in society and that the anti-racist Corbyn is an antisemite. It would be funny if it wasn’t so disgusting. I can only imagine the distress this must have caused Corbyn. But I think those smearing him have overdone it. Propaganda is like a conjuring trick. It is only really effective if you can’t see how it’s done. For example, when the Daily Mail – a newspaper which stood with Hitler and Mosley’s Blackshirts in the 1930s, … [Read more...] about As if mainstream media is suddenly so concerned about antisemitism when it has attacked ‘the other’ for years
A 17-year-old girl has died and a 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition after two shootings within minutes of each other in north London. Another boy was stabbed on Monday was left with life-changing injuries. Police said they found the teenage girl with a gunshot wound in Chalgrove Road, a residential street in Tottenham, at 9.35pm. Read more Pioneering programme leads fight against knife crime in London Paramedics attempted to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.43pm. Her family have been told and a crime scene established. No arrests have been made, police said. She is believed to be the 37th homicide victim in London in two months. On the weekend it emerged the UK capital’s murder rate had risen above New York’s for the first time in modern history. Scotland Yard said it was called to reports of gunfire in Markhouse Road in Walthamstow at around 10pm. When they arrived they found two boys suffering from … [Read more...] about London shootings: 17-year-old girl dies and 16-year-old boy critically injured after gun attacks in capital
London has overtaken New York City’s murder rate for the first time in contemporary history as the capital has been overwhelmed with a spate of stabbings. According to a new report, February was the first month the UK capital was home to more murders than the US city. London has endured a significant increase in knife crime, with 15 dying in February, nine of whom were aged 30 or younger. Meanwhile 14 were killed in the Big Apple. London also suffered 22 fatal stabbings and shootings in March, higher than the 21 which took place in New York, according to the report in the Sunday Times. Both cities have populations of similar sizes which are around 8.5 million people. While New York City's murder rate has gone down - decreasing by around 87 per cent since the 1990's - the Big Smoke’s has simultaneously surged. London's has increased by nearly 40 per cent in the space of three years alone - not including deaths caused by terrorist attacks. UK news in pictures … [Read more...] about London murder rate overtakes New York for first time ever after spate of fatal stabbings and shootings