Ukip and former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson are staging a “Brexit Betrayal Rally” in London on Sunday 9 December. An opportunity for Brexiteers dissatisfied with prime minister Theresa May’s deal for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU to express their anger, the march is expected to attract thousands of Leave voters to the streets of the capital, many travelling long distances by coach to attend. The demonstration has been scheduled ahead of the “meaningful” parliamentary vote on Tuesday, in which members of the House of Commons will decide whether or not to accept the deal. Described as a “cross-party People’s Rally”, the event will see both Ukip leader Gerard Batten and Robinson address the crowd. Marchers are being told to meet outside the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane and set off for Whitehall at 11.45am on Sunday, according to the event’s Facebook page. After an hour’s march, participants will … [Read more...] about What is the Brexit Betrayal Rally?
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The nerve agent sarin may have been used in the Syrian government’s alleged 'chemical weapons attack' on the town of Douma, it has been claimed. The pro-opposition Ghouta Media Centre alleged that a helicopter had dropped a barrel bomb containing sarin, and another organisation claimed that a hospital had been hit by a chlorine bomb. As images of women and children foaming from the mouth and nose started circulating on social media, the death toll from Saturday evening’s attack on the town was said to have risen to at least 49, with some observers saying more than 150 people have been killed. Read more 'Dozens of civilians killed in chemical weapons attack' in Syria The alleged atrocity has further increased tensions between Russia and the West, with both Britain and America issuing statements calling upon Vladimir Putin’s government to stop supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad. News agencies said it was impossible to provide independent verification … [Read more...] about Syrian government accused of using nerve agents as death toll from Douma ‘chemical weapons attack’ rises to at least 49
PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 April 2018 Nina Morgan The Eames family, (L-R) William, five, Matt, Jo and Phoebe, two are raising money to fund house alterations to make it more accessible for William who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Picture: DANNY LOO ©2018 Danny Loo Photography - all rights reserved Neighbours, friends and family are rallying round to support a Codicote family dealing with a devastating genetic disease. William Eames, five. Picture: DANNY LOO Fundraising challenges and events are all being staged to support five-year-old William Eames, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) when he was just three. DMD is a fatal genetic disorder which causes progressive muscle weakening, meaning William struggles to get around as well as other children. He has just received his first wheelchair and will become more and more dependent on it in the coming years. It is likely to be his only way of getting around from the age of about 12. William Eames … [Read more...] about Codicote villagers rally round to support five-year-old with genetic disease
A 78-year-old pensioner arrested on suspicion of murder after a burglar was stabbed to death will face no further action, police have announced. Richard Osborn-Brooks will now not be charged after being held on suspicion of murdering drug addict Henry Vincent. The man died after homeowner Osborn-Brooks found him and another intruder in his property in Hither Green, south east London, at 12.45am on Wednesday morning (April 4). The homeowner struggled with Vincent, who was armed with a screwdriver, in the kitchen, as his 76-year-old disabled wife Maureen was upstairs in the bedroom, before the raider was stabbed in the upper body and fled with his accomplice, the Mirror reports. Vincent was found collapsed 200 yards away after his pal allegedly tried to drag him towards a van before leaving him to bleed to death on the street. Vincent died in a central London hospital hours later. Download the Cambridge News app We've launched our very own app for Android and Apple devices which can … [Read more...] about Police reveal why OAP arrested over burglar death will not be prosecuted
THE family of a suspected burglar who was stabbed after a scuffle with a pensioner has been told "he deserved to die". Vincent, 38, collapsed and died after a struggle with 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks in Hither Green this week, sparking a fierce public backlash against the police for arresting the OAP. His family has since shared photographs of the man, sharing broken hearts online as they grapple with their loss. But Vincent's family has been trolled online by people left incensed by the incident, with photographs and messages left in tribute bombarded with cruel messages. One Vincent's own Facebook page, announced that he was engaged, online commentators have slammed him as a "dirty scumbag". In one particularly vicious post, a person wrote: "This scum bag got exactly what he deserves the dirty scummy pikey rat." Moment paramedics try to revive burglar 'stabbed by OAP' as he lay dying in street after bungled raid Another added: "I offer no sympathy to his family - he … [Read more...] about Family of burglar ‘knifed to death by OAP Richard Osborn-Brooks’ trolled online as they pay tribute