The parents of a boy killed in a dog attack 12 years ago are backing the Mirror’s campaign for change, saying they do not want other families to suffer. John-Paul Massey ’s mum and dad talked about the overwhelming grief they still feel after the four-year-old was mauled to death. The parents have spoken out after hearing that another child – three-year-old Daniel Twigg – was killed by a dog on Sunday. John-Paul’s mum Angela McGlynn, 51, said: “When I see other children have been attacked, it breaks my heart. I don’t want anyone else to have to live my Angela and the boy’s dad John Massey split after the tragedy but are united in wanting the Government to take urgent action. John-Paul Massey's father is supporting a Daily Mirror dangerous dog campaign ( Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror) Former painter and decorator John, 50, said he has daily flashbacks of his little boy lying dead. In tears, John added: “I thought my son... was taken for a reason – that … [Read more...] about ‘My four-year-old son was killed in a dog attack – latest death has to be the last’
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By Zoe Applegate & Martin Barber Published 22 October 2020 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Exactly 30 years ago, footballer Justin Fashanu hit the headlines as the first professional player to come out as gay. What impact did he make - and why have no others followed him? As a footballer, Justin Fashanu was a ground-breaker. In 1981 he became the country's most expensive black player with his £1m move to Nottingham Forest. Growing up in foster care in Norfolk alongside his footballer brother John, he had risen through Norwich City's youth ranks. His majestic strike against Liverpool in 1980 was Match of the Day's Goal of the Season, cementing his legendary status among Canaries fans. Then, in 1990, Fashanu stunned the football world when he told a newspaper he was gay. Three decades on, he remains the only male footballer to reveal his sexuality while … [Read more...] about Justin Fashanu: 30 years since footballer came out
With the cost of living rising, more and more people are thinking about ways to cut down on their spending. Getting sucked into a long phone contract could come with a pretty hefty price tag, so it may be worth searching for a better deal, or ditching the contract for a SIM-only deal. According to a study carried out by mobile operator, iD mobile, it’s said that a third of consumers could save an average of £156 a year by switching providers. Most mobile phone providers out there on the market offer unlimited calls and texts on sim only deals with some even starting from as little as £5 a month - yes, you heard that right. With so many deals and providers out there, we’ve made your search a little easier by picking out the best deals from EE, O2, Sky and more to help you save those extra pennies. Top 3 SIM only deals iD Mobile 1 month SIM only contract with 4GB of data along with unlimited calls and texts From £ 6 iD Mobile View Deal Giffgaff … [Read more...] about Best SIM deals with EE, O2, Tesco, Sky, and more that can help save £156 a year
By Mariko Oi Published 14 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The lure of making a quick buck has always attracted young people to invest in risky assets. For Generation Z, it is the volatility - and the decentralised nature - of digital assets such as cryptocurrency and NFTs which appeals. But they are unregulated, meaning there is little investor protection. "All my friends were talking about [cryptocurrency] so one day I just decided why not just jump in and see if I can make some money," says 20-year-old Paxton See Tow. All he needed was his phone and trading thousands of dollars' worth of assets was only a click away. Generation Z - also known as Zoomers - are the age group born between the mid-1990s to early-2000s. They grew up online, playing games and meeting friends virtually, so the transition is natural. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies while … [Read more...] about How Gen Z is hooked on cryptocurrency and NFTs
A 13-year-old US boy has died from his injuries a day after a sand dune he was digging in collapsed and buried him at a state park in Utah, officials have confirmed. The boy had been digging a tunnel into the dune at southern Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park when it collapsed on him on Saturday evening (local time), park rangers said. A family member alerted authorities, and rangers arrived to dig the boy out from what they said was about 2 metres of sand. Rangers and Kane County Sheriff’s deputies managed to rescue him and found he had a pulse. They administered CPR and the boy was transported to a St George hospital and then to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. READ MORE: Family 'devastated' over death of 20-year-old in hit and run, ask for driver to 'do the right thing' Toddler in Australia fighting for life after being left on daycare bus in sweltering heat Teen accidentally fell to his death while playing with friends However, the … [Read more...] about US boy, 13, dies after sand dune he was digging tunnel in collapsed
By Catherine Evans Published 20 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Men's football could pick up a few tactics in diversity from the women's game, according to fans. Footballer Jake Daniels received widespread praise and support as he became the first active player in more than 30 years to come out as gay . But the news has laid bare the differences in how LGBT players are treated. Fans of the women's game said there was less pressure for players to perform to gender stereotypes. In 1990, Justin Fashanu stunned the football world when he told a newspaper he was gay. Rainbow Wall for Wales' LGBTQ+ fans Why Daniels coming out is a watershed moment Others will follow Daniels' path, says Lineker Three decades on, he remained the only male footballer to reveal his sexuality while playing professionally in England's top tiers - until … [Read more...] about Jake Daniels: Is it easier for women footballers to come out?
By Laura Francis Published 6 May 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Last year the UK's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency raised £67m from the sale of personalised number plates. But why do people still buy them? Lord Alan Sugar has one: AMS 1. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drove away from their wedding with one that read JU5T WED and broadcaster Chris Evans has several. But it's not only the rich and famous who buy personalised number plates. Despite the recent economic downturn, they are still big business. Personalised plates are regularly used in films and television series to hint that a character is a braggart or an egomaniac or just a bit desperate for attention. In the TV series The Persuaders, international playboy Brett Sinclair, 15th Earl of Marnock, drove an Aston Martin DBS with the number plate BS 1. In the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, the villain … [Read more...] about Why do people still buy personalised number plates?
Published 23 September 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The number of over-70s who hold a UK driving licence has exceeded four million for the first time. But how dangerous are older drivers? There are occasional very well-publicised stories about elderly drivers going the wrong way on a motorway or dual carriageway. Only last week an 84-year-old woman died after driving the wrong way on the A1 in Northumberland. The RAC Foundation says the UK's oldest licensed driver is a 107-year-old woman, and there are 191 people over the age of 100 with a licence. They are among 4,018,900 people aged over 70 with full UK driving licences. But how dangerous are older drivers? The Department for Transport (DfT) says there is no evidence older drivers are more likely to cause an accident, and it has no plans to restrict licensing or mandate extra training on the basis of age. … [Read more...] about Who, what, why: How dangerous are elderly drivers?
Two months before Payton Gendron allegedly killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, in the US, he was confronted by a security guard at the store during a trip on which he compiled detailed plans of the location, according to a document posted online in April by a writer who identified himself as Gendron. “I've seen you go in and out ... What are you doing?” the guard asked Gendron on March 8, according to an account in the document. Gendron replied that he was “collecting consensus data” before making excuses and leaving for his car, according to the account, adding: “In hindsight, that was a close call.” The encounter with the guard at the supermarket was described within a 589-page document posted online on April 29. The document refers to the supermarket as “attack area 1” and describes two more Buffalo locations as other attack areas to “shoot all blacks” during an apparent reconnaissance trip that spelled out the travel paths to each one, timing needed for each … [Read more...] about Store guard questioned Buffalo shooting suspect during earlier visit, documents show
For months, as 18-year-old Payton Gendron formulated a plan to kill dozens of black people in Buffalo, New York state, he worked to keep his racist plot a secret from his family, according to Gendron's postings online. "I literally can't wait any longer, my parents know something is wrong," he wrote on April 15, musing about when to carry out a planned shooting that took place on Saturday, killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket. The writings were uploaded to internet file-sharing sites in two batches in recent weeks after apparently being posted on the messaging platform Discord from November 2021 through early May. They reveal a teenager intent on keeping his parents in the dark not only about preparations for mass murder but also about the quotidian details of his life. They help fill out a portrait of a young man who described himself as isolated from family and as someone who had few friends and found refuge in hate. READ MORE: Alt-right and conspiracy theories … [Read more...] about ‘I lied to them for months’: Buffalo shooting suspect kept plans from family