A national commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence is to be marked on 22 April each year and will be known as Stephen Lawrence Day, Theresa May has announced. The news came as the prime minister attended a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of Lawrence’s murder. Ms May was among a number of national figures, including Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick, who joined Stephen’s parents at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London. Read more Less than half of ethnic minorities think progress made on prejudice Former Met Police detective remarks on Stephen Lawrence spark outrage Stephen Lawrence: Police officer who allegedly spied on family named Did the Stephen Lawrence murder really change a nation? The murdered teenager’s father, Neville Lawrence, said: “We have got some justice and now this is like a mark of what we have … [Read more...] about National day announced to commemorate Stephen Lawrence’s life every year
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Emergency inspections will be carried out on hundreds of aircraft worldwide after an explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines flight led to the death of a passenger. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration comes after a woman was almost sucked out of a window on a flight from New York to Dallas on Tuesday, after “an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade". Metal fatigue was believed to have led to a piece of a fan blade coming loose, according to investigators, which then smashed through the engine casing. Debris shattered a passenger window, which in turn led to decompression. The authority fears the same problem could happen to other aircraft with the same engine model, and have ordered for almost 700 planes to be inspected, about half of which are in the US. Read more Southwest Airlines sends passengers $5,000 after deadly emergency Why you should still fly Southwest Airlines Second Southwest airlines flight forced to make … [Read more...] about Hundreds of planes in US and EU to undergo emergency inspections after fatal explosion on Southwest flight
Every marriage is tested at times, some more literally than others. The marriages of immigrants to American citizens must stand up to the scrutiny of the US government, which is always on the lookout for people gaming the system for a green card. When did you meet? Does your spouse have a tattoo? What movies did you watch when you started dating? (One tip: don’t say “Green Card”). Couples must prove that their relationships are real by providing proof they live together or photographs of their time together. Read more Questions surround how Melania Trump's parents received US green cards Bannon reportedly behind travel ban's targeting of green card holders American Muslim woman catches moment man asks for her green card White House reverses travel ban on green card holders Still, officials and immigration lawyers caution that answering all of the questions correctly doesn’t necessarily result in a green card. And lately, the bar has been a lot higher for … [Read more...] about Would you pass America’s green card marriage interview?
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government. The Prime Minister (informally abbreviated to PM) and Cabinet (consisting of all the most senior ministers, most of whom are government department heads) are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate. The Office is one of the Great Offices of State. The current holder[update] of the office, Theresa May, leader of the Conservative Party, was appointed by the Queen on 13 July 2016. The office is not established by any statute or constitutional document but exists only by long-established convention, which stipulates that the monarch must appoint as Prime Minister the person most likely to command the confidence of the House of Commons; this individual is typically the leader of the political party or coalition of parties that holds the largest number of seats in that chamber. The position of … [Read more...] about Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
By Mairi Lowe Cawdor Estate Where? Cawdor, Nairn Perhaps the most frequented estate in Scotland by fashion publications such as Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine and Vogue with photographer Bruce Weber, Cawdor Estate has a stunning aesthetic and rich history. Indeed, Jean Campbell, model of the moment and daughter of former Vogue fashion editor Isabella Cawdor, grew up on the estate and is now making waves in the fashion industry, dawning from bonnie Scotland. (cawdor.com) Hopetoun House Where? South Queensferry, Edinburgh Re-opening on March 30, Scotland’s finest stately home Hopetoun House is one of the best examples of 18th century architecture in Britain. Notable productions on the estate include Scottish photographer Albert Watson’s photoshoot for Saks Fifth Avenue in 2015 and the grand drawing room being part of the film set for popular TV series Outlander. As well as Midhope Castle on Hopetoun grounds being used as an exterior film location, … [Read more...] about The 25 most fabulously fashionable places to be seen in Scotland