IT was branded as the unsinkable ship but more than 1,500 people died when the Titanic crashed into an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912. Here is everything you need to know about the tragic passenger liner which was immortalised more than once on the big screen... When did the Titanic sink? The RMS Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It was the largest passenger ship the world had seen when it set off on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, from Southampton to New York City. Just five days into the journey, it collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic with around 2,224 passengers and crew on board. At 11.40pm, the lookout sounded the alarm and telephoned the bridge warning: "Iceberg, right ahead". But tragically the warning came too late and 37 seconds later, Titanic struck the iceberg - tearing a series of holes along the side of the hull. The iceberg was around 100 feet tall and came from a glacier in Greenland. Titanic's chief naval … [Read more...] about When did the Titanic sink, where is the wreck now, how many people died and who was the ship’s captain?
SHE was the largest ship lost in the First World War, all of her 48,000 tonnes sinking in just 55 minutes. The Britannic followed the watery fate of her sister ship The Titanic, settling at the bottom of the ocean floor. So what happened in one of Britain's greatest untold naval disasters? When and how was The Britannic made? The Britannic was the youngest sister of White Star Line's 'Olympic' class of vessels, launched after the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic. The vessel began to be built on 30 November 1911, with it finally launched on February 26, 1914. Initially designed to be a transatlantic passenger liner, the ship was laid with nine passenger decks. The entire ship stretched 882ft, 9 inches and reached 175ft in height - making her bigger than the Olympic or the Titanic. But with the vessel launched just two years after The Titanic's tragic end, The Britannic underwent several design changes to give her the best chance of survival and to avoid another disaster. One … [Read more...] about What happened to The Britannic, how did Titanic’s sister ship sink and how many people died in the disaster?
A DEVASTATING fire which ripped through the Grenfell tower block in West London left 71 people dead and hundreds homeless. Investigations and recovery operations took months and an inquest continues following the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of June 14, 2017. Here's what we know... How many people died in the Grenfell Tower fire? Police revealed in November 2017, more than five months after the fire, that 71 people had died including a stillborn baby. The first victims were named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Al Haj Ali, 23, and artist Khadija Saye, 24. A public inquiry into the cause and spread of the fire officially opened on September 14, 2017 - exactly three months on from the inferno. Recently retired lord justice of appeal, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, was appointed to lead the Grenfell Tower public inquiry. The 70-year-old hopes to produce an interim report by Easter 2018. On September 19, police revealed they were considering pursuing individual manslaughter … [Read more...] about Grenfell Tower fire victims – how many people died in the London horror blaze?
It was like something out of a hellish Hieronymous Bosch painting or a post-Apocalyptic Mad Max movie minus Tom Hardy; a dustbowl of drugs, dreadlocks and dirt where rumours of death and depravity spread at lightning speed despite it being before the days of mobile phones and social media. It was Treworgey Tree Fayre and it was the most terrifying, ramshackle, crime-ridden yet bizarrely fun festival that has ever taken place in Cornwall. On the weekend of July 28 to 30, 1989 thousands of travellers (or crusties as they were dubbed back then), acid house fans, punks, brew crews, hippies and almost all the “alternative” juvenile population of Cornwall descended on sprawling farmland two miles outside Liskeard. What happened over those three days and nights has achieved infamous, almost mythical, status among festival-goers and music fans in the three decades that have followed. Chaotic, dangerous and anarchic, there was dysentery, dead sheep in the water supply and even … [Read more...] about This is the reality of ‘Mad Max in Hell’ festival where people died
Hundreds of demonstrators have descended to the center of Chicago to condemn the airstrikes conducted in Syria by Washington jointly with its allies. Protesters held banners saying "US Lies, People Die! Stop War on Syria" and "US Out of Syria! No Wars for Empire!" READ MORE: Putin to Macron: US-Led Coalition's Strikes in Syria Seriously Violate Int'l Law According to the demonstrators, the US military action in Syria is illegal in any case, as there has been no approval from the United Nations (UN) for the intervention. … [Read more...] about ‘US Lies, People Die!’: Hundreds in Chicago Rally Against Syria Strikes (VIDEO)