Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has revealed he has been the victim of death threats after someone spray-painted ‘Marvin Must Die’ outside of his family home. The incident happened over the weekend and is currently being investigated by police. Mr Rees said he had received threats online previously - with one Facebook user saying that he “deserved to be Jo Cox’d”. Former MP Jo Cox was murdered by a right-wing white supremacist Thomas Mair as she made her way into a surgery with residents in Birstall in 2016. But this was the first time that Mr Rees’ home had been targeted in such a way. The mayor discovered the message left on the pavement outside of his home on Saturday morning (January 12). For Mr Rees, his first concern was not for himself but for the safety and wellbeing of his family - his wife, young children and his mum. And when leaving the house with his family later in the day he stood over the word ‘die’ so that his children would … [Read more...] about ‘Marvin must die’
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Well-known music promoter John Reynolds (52) dies suddenly Independent.ie Well-known music promoter John Reynolds has died suddenly at his home. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wellknown-music-promoter-john-reynolds-52-dies-suddenly-37459835.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article30112099.ece/0b7f5/AUTOCROP/h342/jr.jpg Email Well-known music promoter John Reynolds has died suddenly at his home. In a statement this evening, the Reynolds family said that he passed away suddenly at his home in Milltown, Co Dublin. Mr Reynolds was aged 52. He is originally from Co Longford and is a nephew of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. "It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD (Music) this evening," the family's statement read. Mr Reynolds was one of Ireland’s leading independent festival and concert promoters and was a leading player in Electric Picnic. The family said that funeral arrangements will be announced … [Read more...] about Well-known music promoter John Reynolds (52) dies suddenly
Postman Pat creator John Cunliffe has died aged 85 Independent.ie John Cunliffe, the man behind children's favourites Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, passed away aged 85. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/postman-pat-creator-john-cunliffe-has-died-aged-85-37360723.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37360702.ece/8b5fe/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_44aa1af4-c136-4df1-87ad-33df8151c026_1 Email John Cunliffe, the man behind children's favourites Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, passed away aged 85. An obituary in the Ilkley Gazette revealed he passed away on September 20 and his agency David Higham Associates confirmed his passing. ‘CUNLIFFE John left his Ilkley home in a deluge of rain on Thursday, September 20, never to return," it reads. ‘Even the skies wept for John the gifted creator of Postman Pat, Rosie and Jim and author of many earlier published collections of poetry and picture story books for children.’ It added, … [Read more...] about Postman Pat creator John Cunliffe has died aged 85
Sons of Anarchy actor Paul John Vasquez has died aged 48 Independent.ie Sons of Anarchy star Paul John Vasquez has died aged 48. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/sons-of-anarchy-actor-paul-john-vasquez-has-died-aged-48-37356990.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37356989.ece/74734/AUTOCROP/h342/paul%20john%20vasquez.jpg Email Sons of Anarchy star Paul John Vasquez has died aged 48. The actor was found dead at his father's home in San Jose, California in the early hours of Monday morning. TMZ reports that he died of a suspected heart attack. Vasquez joined Sons of Anarchy in its fourth season, playing Angel Ganz, and also played minor roles in series including 21 Jump Street, NYPD Blue, ER and CSI. "This news has come as a surprise to us. Our hearts are heavy. He was a kind, creative and loving man. He will be missed," Vasquez's rep said in a statement to Fox News. The actor was born and raised in San Jose and moved to Hollywood after … [Read more...] about Sons of Anarchy actor Paul John Vasquez has died aged 48
POPE John Paul II is known among some Catholics as Saint John Paul The Great — thanks in part to his lengthy spell as God's spokesman on Earth. But who was the late Pontiff who was born born Karol Józef Wojtył? Here's all you need to know. Who was Pope John Paul II? Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtył on 18 May 1920 in the Polish town of Wadowice. He and his father moved to Krakow which in 1939 was occupied by German troops invading the country — sparking World War II. Karol was rounded up and forced to work, but he was injured in a tram accident and was then hit by a lorry in the space of just a few months in 1940. The death of his father from a heart attack in 1941 led him to consider priesthood, and he began studying at the Bishop's Palace in the city. He was later honoured for helping rescue Jews from being sent to concentration camps during the Nazi occupation. Karol left Poland after being ordained as a priest in November … [Read more...] about When did Pope John Paul II die, what date was his papal inauguration and who succeeded him as Pope?