A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of David ‘Daithi’ Douglas who was shot dead in Dublin two years ago.Gareth Brophy, who is currently of no fixed abode but from Dublin’s south inner city, told gardai “Sorry for his loss, if that means anything” when he was charged.Douglas, 55, from Killala Road, in Cabra in north Dublin was fatally wounded in a shooting outside his wife’s shop on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin on the afternoon of July 1, 2016.He was the ninth person to die in the Hutch-Kinahan feud.Mr Brophy was remanded in custody after he appeared before Judge Dermot Simms at Dublin District Court this morning charged with the murder of Mr Douglas.Evidence was given by Detective Garda Nall Godfrey.He told the court the accused was arrested at the Barn House public house in Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8 at 11.58pm yesterday. He was taken to Kevin Street station and charged there at 2.54am this morning.Detective Garda Godfrey said he … [Read more...] about ‘Sorry for his loss, if that means anything’: Man, 24, charged with David Douglas murder
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Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 08/11/2018, 9:48 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter David Hockney has said the UK has become a “mean-spirited” place and that he particularly dislikes the smoking ban. The Yorkshire-born artist, who has lived on-and-off in Los Angeles for much of his adult life, said he plans to spend time in France next year, where smoking is more acceptable. Speaking at the Queen Sonja Print Award at the Royal Academy of Arts, where he received the inaugural lifetime achievement award, the 81-year-old told the Press Association the prize “makes me feel old”. He added: “I always say in the studio I don’t feel old, I just feel 30. I do still feel 30 in my studio, that is why I stay there most of the time. “I’m OK, when I was young of course you think you’re immortal, that is why the young smoke, they think they’re immortal. They … [Read more...] about David Hockney: The UK has become mean-spirited
SYLVIA Plath's The Bell Jar has gone down in history as a novel that was light-years ahead of its time. The only novel written by the troubled poet before her untimely death in 1963, The Bell Jar follows its young female heroine as she struggles with mental illness and many literary critics argue that it provides readers with insight into Sylvia's own depressive episodes. What is the book's meaning? Although The Bell Jar is not an autobiographical work, there are many parallels between Sylvia and her heroine Esther Greenwood. In the novel, Esther embarks on a summer internship at a best-selling women's magazine in New York City just as Sylvia did at Mademoiselle magazine in 1953. The harrowing work follows Esther as she plummets into depression while trying to forge her own identity at a time when women were expected to become mere housewives and mothers. The book also mirrors Sylvia's own experience with electroshock therapy which involved sending mental health patients … [Read more...] about What are The Bell Jar’s key quotes, what’s the book’s meaning and when did Sylvia Plath write it?
The Duke of Richmond has put Honda’s Mean Mower V2 to work to help prepare for the Goodwood Festival of Speed Before the Mean Mower sets off to reclaim the world land speed record for a lawnmower later this year, the Duke tasked it with cutting the grass of his famous estate.With the Festival grounds prepped, the Mean Mower V2's next task was to make its public debut and tackle the famous hill.Experienced racing and stunt driver Jess Hawkins, currently appearing in Fast & Furious Live, will be at the wheel as it undergoes final preparations before its world record run.The original Mean Mower broke the world lawnmower speed record in 2014 hitting 116.575mph but that’s since been surpassed.The new model is estimated to be capable of 150mph thanks to its 999cc four-cylinder engine from a CBR1000RR Fireblade delivering 189bhp - double the power of the original.Celebrating 40 years of Honda making lawnmowers, the Mean Mower V2 has been built by Team Dynamics – the … [Read more...] about Honda’s Mean Mower V2 mows the Duke’s lawns for Festival of Speed
A convicted fraudster pleaded guilty to stealing money from a vulnerable man at Harrogate Magistrates Court this week. Ali Bakhtiary, 30 of Franklin Mount admitted to stealing money from a man suffering from mental health issues.The second-hand goods dealer took £400 from the his vulnerable victim, to buy a television which he never delivered.The court was told that the victim’s social workers got involved after they found out what had happened but Mr Bakhtiary lied and told them time and time again over several months that the television would be delivered.Prosecuting, Marie Walsh said: “The TV was never delivered and that increased his anxiety. This defendant took advantage of his mental health difficulties.”Sentencing on November 10, magistrate Michael Jeffries said: “This was a very mean theft from a very vulnerable person.”Bakhtiary ordered to repay the £400 in compensation and sentenced to 24 weeks in custody which he will serve alongside … [Read more...] about Fraudster’s ‘mean theft’ from vulnerable Harrogate man