I was chatting to a chef friend recently about his three-month journey across Turkey and Syria, just before civil war broke out. The story of his trip reminded me of my own visits to Turkey, and of how deeply I had fallen in love with its food: fresh, light and vegetable-oriented, it ticked all my boxes – and still does. In particular, it reminded me of Turkish cuisine’s similarities with Mexican food, not least its carefree use of wild herbs and greens, and the popularity of red peppers. Tainted by their association with Tex-Mex and the lazy, stuffed veggie option of the mid-1990s, red peppers have a bad rep over here, but no such antipathy exists in the Middle East. So, this week, I give you a brilliantly simple but exotic, Turkish-accented dish that’s rich in colour and flavour. Quail with runner beans and roast red pepper and tomato sauce Whenever possible, buy your spices whole and grind them to order as and when needed: they have so much more flavour … [Read more...] about Thomasina Miers’ recipe for quail with runner beans and roast red pepper sauce
Tube explosion declared terrorist incident, threat 'critical' Attacker remains at large after home-made bomb detonated Suspect 'identified by security services from CCTV footage' Most of 29 injured suffer flash burns from device 'with timer' Islamic State claim responsibility for attack Theresa May criticises Donald Trump over 'unhelpful' tweet 'I heard a boom... then there were flames': What witnesses saw Everything we know so far about the Parsons Green attack 'The kettle's on': Londoners' very British response to bombing The Prime Minister ordered troops onto the streets on Friday night after a suspected Islamist placed a powerful time bomb on a packed rush hour train heading towards Westminster. Theresa May took the decision after the independent Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre (JTAC) recommended raising the terror threat to its highest level, Critical, meaning another attack is expected. The improvised explosive device in a white bucket blew … [Read more...] about Parsons Green explosion: UK terror threat level at ‘critical’ – latest news
THE Green Brigade has brought colour and controversy to Celtic Park. The Scottish champions were hit with THREE Uefa charges after the Champions League qualifier second leg with Linfield – including one relating to the fan group’s ‘illicit’ banner. That came after they missed the pre-season friendly with Lyon following an “issue” with the club. And now Celtic have confirmed the group’s Parkhead section has been CLOSED for two matches, with Brendan Rodgers and Peter Lawwell taking a pop at them. But who are The Green Brigade and which has been their most eye-catching display? What actions of theirs have led to Celtic being fined by football’s governing body? SunSport Online gives you the lowdown on the ‘ultras’. The Green Brigade is a Celtic fan group who take their place at home games in Parkhead’s safe standing section. The organisation’s website says they “aim to bring colour and noise to matches both … [Read more...] about The Green Brigade: Celtic fan group’s timeline of colour and controversy
POLICE emergency response was thrown into chaos today after cops were warned not to infringe traffic laws on call-outs. The rank and file Police Federation staff body urged its 120,000 members not to exceed speed limits or go through red lights because they have no exemption from prosecution under archaic laws. It threatens to undermine Britain’s defences to the on-going terrorist threat and gives criminals a green light to rob without fear of being pursued by cops. Angry Fed chiefs issued the advice in a letter to their 43 force branches in England and Wales. It follows a recommendation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission for Greater Manchester Police to institute gross misconduct disciplinary proceedings against an officer accused of careless driving. The cop faces dismissal if the allegation is proved. The Federation have lobbied the Government and Opposition leaders for a change in the law exempting police drivers on emergency call-outs from being prosecuted, but … [Read more...] about Police told not to exceed speed limits or run red lights when responding to 999 calls
CARS that can talk to each other, get out of the way of emergency vehicles and send junction alerts will be on live public roads next year. The tech will be fitted to models from Jaguar Land Rover and Ford as part of the £20million Autodrive government-backed project. Final trials were demonstrated on a Range Rover Sport at the MIRA testing facility in Nuneaton today ahead of the roll out on roads in the coming months. First tests will be done on closed-off public roads near Milton Keynes and Coventry this year before moving to open-road trials next year. Fully autonomous driving and connected vehicles will both by supported by the technology. The 200mph Jaguar Project 8 is the British maker's most powerful road car EVER - but it'll cost you £150,000 Why buying cheap used tyres WON'T save you money - and could even put your LIFE at … [Read more...] about Driverless Land Rover that moves out of the way of emergency vehicles, stops at red lights and ‘talks’ to other cars will be on roads THIS YEAR
Mysterious red lights flashing inside the White House late on Sunday night (28 May) has gotten the Internet buzzing with wild and hilarious theories. A local Fox News station, which had TV cameras regularly positioned on the White House, caught the strange red strobe lights around 8:30PM EST on Sunday. The lights seemed to be emanating from two windows on the second floor of executive mansion."Strange lights are illuminating inside the White House," FOX 35 WOFL wrote on its Facebook page. "We're working to find out what is going on."Twitter users quickly jumped at the opportunity to offer some of their own hilarious thoughts and theories dripping with sarcasm, from a possible rave or Disco night to a morse code message to the Russians.Some joked that Trump brought back the glowing orb from Saudi Arabia with him to Washington while some mused that Trump's tanning bed is acting up."It's Morse code," one Facebook user wrote. "It says 'I don't know what I'm doing... Please help me... For … [Read more...] about Twitter erupts with wild theories about mysterious red lights coming from the White House
A mini traffic light that sits on your desk and switches from green to red when you are "in the zone" and do not want to be disturbed has been developed. The FlowLight could well change office culture by making people pay more attention to each other's time and be more respectful of it, according to early trial results presented at the Association for Computing Machinery meeting, CHI 2017, in Denver, Colorado, US. Inventor Dr Thomas Fritz, from the University of British Columbia, Canada, came up with the idea while working with robotics company ABB Inc, where employees put actual road safety cones on their desks to act as a "keep away" signal. "The light is like displaying your Skype status - it tells your colleagues whether you're busy or open for a chat," said Fritz, who began the project at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. "When you're interrupted, it can take a long time to get back into your work and it's more likely you'll make mistakes." The light works by monitoring a … [Read more...] about Theres now a traffic light that warns off colleagues from interrupting you at your desk – Evening Express
PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 29 April 2017 Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, May 4 to vote who they want to represent them at Norfolk County Council. Norfolk County Council. County Hall. Photo : Steve Adams All 84 divisions are up for grabs and the political balance at County Hall is on a knife edge. The Conservatives are currently in control, with 42 councillors. Labour have 14 Labour, UKIP and independent 11, 10 Liberal Democrats, three Greens, three non-aligned and one vacancy. We asked all the candidates to tell voters why they deserve your vote in the election. This is what they had to say... BRECKLAND Attleborough (CONS held) Christopher MACKINNON (Lib Dem) Attleborough candidates: Rhodri Oliver (Conservative) and Phil Spiby (Labour). Christopher McKinnon (Liberal Democrat not pictured) Pictures: courtesy of Norfolk Conservatives, Labour Party. No details provided Rhodri OLIVER (Conservative) "I am your candidate for Attleborough with the most … [Read more...] about Which candidates are standing in the Norfolk County Council elections and who should you vote for?
Tube drivers went through red lights 54 times in four weeks, the Standard reveals today.There were 128 other incidents on the network serious enough to require an official report and further investigation in the month ending 30 January, bringing the total to 182.In one, a train struck a ladder which had been left suspended above the track by sub-contractors. In another, a train overshot the platform because of too much grease on the lines. Apart from the potentially disastrous red light blunders, faulty signals, power failures and staff shortages led to delays on a daily basis. Confidential documents seen by the Standard show there were 187 hours and 35 minutes of recorded disruption on the Tube in the four weeks but the real total is thought to be much higher. It is not known whether the figure of 182 incidents shows an increase or decrease from previous months. Included in the total are the 54 times trains passed red lights. On one occasion at London Bridge on the Northern line … [Read more...] about Tube drivers pass 54 red lights in month as blunders are revealed
With its impressive turn of speed and ability to exploit the tiniest gap in traffic, the motorcycle has long been king of the road in London. But new figures reveal it is finally being defeated - by traffic lights. Once, a competent rider could travel the 3.3 miles from Knightsbridge to Aldersgate Street in the City in 11 minutes. Today, thanks to new sets of lights and a major redesign of Trafalgar Square, the same journey takes 19 minutes. It's a similar story from Cannon Street to Clerkenwell Road, both inside the congestion charge zone, from which motorbikes and scooters are exempt. Eight years ago the journey took six minutes. Today it takes 11. The figures were compiled by the Despatch Association, which timed six key routes in 1996 and again this spring. Its researchers were astonished by how the re-phasing of traffic lights and introduction of new ones affected motorcycles at a time when they are more popular than ever. "Bikes are still the fastest way to cross the … [Read more...] about Red light changes hit bikes
Key – details include the name, Military Medal, rank, regiment, date of death and the location of where the person is buried or commemorated. * Buried in CWGC (Commmonwealth War Grave Commission) grave in the county and on a Herefordshire War Memorial. * * Buried in Herefordshire in a CWGC grave, not names on a war memorial. # Information not verified. All the Herefordshire war memorials on which an individual is commemorated are listed. The Herefordshire cemetery where a casualty is buried in a CWGC grave is in CAPITALS. Research complete as at February 1, 2014. It is possible that there are errors in these details and that some war memorials are not listed. MACE William Watkin Private King's Shropshire Light Infantry 22/08/1917 Holmer Memorial Holmer School. MACKAY Ian Major Cameron Highlanders 28/03/1918 Tupsley. MACKLIN John Farr Private Australian Infantry 11/03/1918 Allensmore. MACLAVERTY Colin Johnston Captain King's Shropshire Light Infantry … [Read more...] about First World War – names of the fallen in Herefordshire, M
EXACTLY 100 years ago today, September 16, 1916, was the Durham Light Infantry’s bloodiest day on the Somme. In one 24 hour period, 405 men were killed. Most of them perished in the Battle of Flers Courcelette, which was the first engagement in which the British deployed their new-fangled tanks against the enemy. These are the names of the men who died on that tragic day. If you have a story to tell about any of them, please email [email protected] ADAMSON GEORGE GRank: PrivateRegiment: Durham Light Infantry 10th BnService Number: 42614 ALDERSON JOHN JRank: PrivateRegiment: Durham Light Infantry 15th BnService Number: 42433 ALDERSON THOMAS A. T ARank: PrivateRegiment: Durham Light Infantry 10th BnService Number: 32166 ALLEN ALBERT AAge: 30Rank: PrivateRegiment: Durham Light Infantry 10th BnService Number: 24294 ALLISON THOMAS TRank: PrivateRegiment: Durham Light Infantry 15th BnService Number: 42431 ALNWICK RICHARD LUCOCK R LAge: 34Rank: PrivateRegiment: Durham … [Read more...] about The 405 DLI heroes who gave their lives 100 years ago today on the regiment’s bloodiest day at the Somme (From The Northern Echo)
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Coventry City Council has hit back after Conservative councillors claimed a plan for thousands of homes on green belt was based on “alternative facts”. The Labour-controlled council is set to put its plans out for public consultation after a government planning inspector gave them the all clear. Coventry’s Local Plan - which allocates areas of land for development between now and 2031 - identifies where the council suggests 25,000 homes should be built. It is being finalised, but currently indicates that about 8,000 of those homes would fall on land currently designated as green belt. Tory councillors have claimed the plans are based on “ alternative facts ” and “erroneous projections about population growth” post-Brexit. Read More What do the Tories say? Conservative Cllr Peter Male, who represents Woodlands, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump-style “alternative facts” claim over Coventry green belt homes plan refuted by council
Christmas will begin in Grantham tomorrow (Sunday), with the ever-popular festive fun day and switching on of the Christmas tree lights. St Peter’s Hill and Abbey Gardens will once again become Christmas on the Green, while in Westgate there will be a market and funfair. Christmas on the Green will be put on by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group, which promises a packed programme of music and entertainment leading up to the big event – mass carol singing and switching on of the lights, topped off with a firework finale. Support is given by South Kesteven District Council, which has organised the market and funfair, in addition to Petticoat Lane charity stalls in St Peter’s Hill and craft stalls in the Guildhall Arts Centre ballroom. Remember, car parking is free on Sundays in all SKDC-run car parks – Guildhall Street, Welham Street, Wharf Road and Conduit Lane. Christmas on the Green is on 10.30am-4.30pm. Here’s what you have to look forward to at … [Read more...] about Sunday’s Christmas on the Green will be a ho-ho-whole lot of festive fun!
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) have again overtaken the conservative bloc of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) in a poll, the "Bild am Sonntag" newspaper reported on Sunday. The "Sonntagstrend" survey by the polling institute Emnid showed the SPD climbing by one percentage point over the week to reach 33 percent, while the CDU and its Bavarian sister party CSU fell by one point in the ratings to receive 32 percent. The result marks the first time in 10 years that the leftist SPD has achieved ascendancy over the conservative parties in the "Sonntagstrend" poll, which Emnid conducts weekly for "Bild am Sonntag." Another recent poll conducted for the "Bild" newspaper by the Insa institute also showed the SPD ahead of the CDU/CSU bloc for the first time in a decade. Popular leader With the Left party and the Greens remaining stable at 8 and 7 percent respectively, the poll indicates that a coalition of the three leftist parties - which would be called a … [Read more...] about Poll shows ‘reds and greens’ could oust Merkel’s conservatives
KARACHI: Since the self-imposed ban on Bollywood films got lifted, everyone had been anticipating the release of Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan-starrer, Raees, in Pakistan. That hype was killed when the film was banned for apparently portraying Muslims in a negative light. The situation is unfortunate for multiple reasons, including the fact that the ban had just been lifted and the cinemas needed a high profile film to get back in the race and sustain business. Thumbs up: Govt lifts ban on Indian movies Speaking with The Express Tribune, Pakistani film-makers weigh in on the Raees ban. Janaan director Azfar Jafri was quite disappointed because he was looking forward to watch the film. “I haven’t followed all the updates regarding the ban but I am disappointed because I wanted to watch the film. I have heard a lot about Shah Rukh and Mahira’s performance.” As to what he thought about the ban, Jafri said, “Films are a different medium. Storytelling is an … [Read more...] about Pakistani government believes the film industry is a red-light district: Jami
Lights, camera, action! Before we find out who will take home the top prizes on Sunday (Adele! Rihanna!), Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will be chatting with music's biggest stars during E!'s Live From the Red Carpet Grammy Awards special. The annual event will be abuzz with lots of fashion, fun and surprises, while the fan-favorite E! Glambot will also be in full effect to capture all the show-stopping moments in real time. You definitely don't want to miss Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars and more superstar arrivals on the red carpet! Tune into E!'s Live From the Red Carpet 2017 Grammy Awards telecast this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT! … [Read more...] about Watch E!’s Live From the Red Carpet Coverage at the 2017 Grammy Awards With Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic This Sunday!
A DRIVER who showed a “blatant” disregard for the law by going through a red traffic light can expect a visit from police after being caught on another motorist’s dashboard camera. The offender was caught on camera squeezing a Volkswagen Golf between a van and a traffic island on Manchester Road, Bradford. It happened at the junction with Mayo Avenue at about 8.20am on January 30. The footage was sent to West Yorkshire Police and the Telegraph & Argus by a motorist who said he was fed-up with driving standards in Bradford. MORE STOP THE DANGER DRIVERS STORIES “I really could not believe what I was seeing, but I wasn’t surprised,” said the man, who did not want to be named. “It was an outrageous manoeuvre to save about 60 seconds maximum.” The 48-year-old engineer added: “ I drive around Bradford and district every day - 30 miles on a quiet day, 80 miles on a busy day. You see this lunacy every day and this one just … [Read more...] about STOP THE DANGER DRIVERS – VIDEO: Police hunt motorist who blatantly jumps red light in Manchester Road, Bradford (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
The breathtaking views of the Northern Lights could disappear from the Scottish skies within three decades as solar wind levels plummet, scientists warn. Aurora Borealis, as the extraordinary light show is formally known, has traditionally been best observed within the UK in Scotland. Solar activity But astronomers from the University of Reading suggest the solar activity behind this phenomenon is likely to fall to its lowest level in 300 years in the next 30 years or so. This means that future visions of the Northern Lights would be confined to the North Pole where they are currently at their most intense. “The magnetic activity of the sun ebbs and flows in predictable cycles and there is evidence that it’s due to plummet,” Dr Mathew Owens “The magnetic activity of the sun ebbs and flows in predictable cycles and there is evidence that it’s due to plummet,” said Dr Mathew Owens, of the University of Reading. “This would mean the Northern … [Read more...] about The Northern Lights could become a thing of the past in the UK, scientists warn
Leave it to Craig Ferguson to generate laughs from a lighting problem. The Late Late Show host found himself doing his program with little more than flashlights on Thursday due to a power glitch that left his set in near darkness. MORE: David Letterman and Craig Ferguson Laughing It Up on CBS Until 2014 Fortunately, both his guests, Lisa Kudrow and Harvey Weinstein, were good sports about it and managed to also make, er, light of the situation. "We tried to create an authentic art-house cinema feel for you here this evening," Ferguson quipped to Weinstein. "More like low-budget," joked the movie mogul. Ferguson later tweeted about his eventful evening. "Massive electrical failure at the studio. Did the show with almost no lighting at all. Kind of an improvement," he wrote. "I was told the electrical failure at the show was the result of a blown transformer. Do your own Optimus Prime joke." It isn't the first time that Ferguson has had to deal with such a problem. There was a similar … [Read more...] about Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show Goes On Even After Lights Go Out