One of East Yorkshire’s most shocking acts of fraud has been shown to the nation on Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories this evening. In June last year, “greedy” Julie Sayles was convicted of stealing almost £300,000 from 102-year-old Edith Negus, a woman she was supposed to care for as part of a Bridlington charity. Sayles, of Sewerby Road in Bridlington, was found to have set up a joint bank account with the pensioner, paying in £287,688 from Edith’s saving accounts, and also wrote herself into her will before Edith died just weeks before her 103 birthday. On Tuesday evening Sayles appeared on Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories - a new ITV series which shows the popular judge shed light on notable crime stories from around the country. In the episode, which aired at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening, interviews were conducted with members of Humberside Police and Edith’s family members, bringing to light the malice of Julie Sayles’ actions. DI … [Read more...] about Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories shows notorious East Yorkshire criminal
BLUETOOTH is used by pretty much everyone with a mobile phone and it's been around for 24 years. But even though we all use it and know the technology product as a household name, where does the name 'Bluetooth' come from? It turns out the term actually comes from centuries ago - from King Harald Bluetooth who united Denmark and Norway in the 10th century. His nickname 'Bluetooth' was deemed appropriate for the new piece of technology back in the 90s due to King Harald having brought two nations together - as the technology was designed to do with electronic devices. Bluetooth enables information and data to be passed from one electronic device to another at short range without a physical connection. The reason for King Harald's unusual nickname was that he had a dead tooth which was a dark blue/grey colour. Initially Bluetooth was intended to be an internal code name while the technology was being fully developed, but when the other options pitched by the marketing team were either … [Read more...] about The amazing story of how ‘Bluetooth’ got its name – and it goes back centuries
A driver has been slapped with a fine and shamed on social media after using a stick-on vehicle registration plate on his Audi - after claiming regular legal one would not fit. Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit stopped the man driving his Audi A7, in Swadlincote, with the small-sized stick-on number plate. He went on to complain at length to officers that a road legal number plate would not fit on his car, a police spokesman said. However, officers issued him with a fine, telling him a legal number plate would in fact fit on the grill of the car - where it was originally intended to be. The driver was shamed on the police unit's Twitter page, with officers saying the man gave them a "sob story". Read More More driving stories The tweet said: "Swadlincote. Tiny little stick-on plate but a big long sob story about how a road legal plate won’t fit. "Maybe on the grill where the manufacturer originally put it? Ticket." The incident happened on the evening of Saturday, October 27. … [Read more...] about Driver’s ‘sob story’ over wrong size car number plate
The atmospheric Durham Castle will be opening its doors to the public this Halloween for a night of good old-fashioned storytelling. It will take place in the confines of its Norman Chapel where the audience will hear a grisly tale called The Giant and His Wife by Sarah Riseborough who is also an artist and a performer. And, with plenty dark humour and topics of cannibalism - and even a sarcastic horse in the story, it is clearly not one for young children while parental guidance is being recommended with older ones. Riseborough has used the chapel before as a venue, such as when reading her short story Tale of the Tower here and this time she will be making the most of Halloween to set the scene. No booking is required for the October 31 event and visitors are invited to just turn up at the entrance to the castle in Durham's Palace Green at 6.45pm. But there will be only limited places which will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The reading of The Giant and His Wife will start … [Read more...] about Durham Castle hosts Halloween night ghost stories
PUBLISHED: 13:33 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 30 October 2018 Liz Nice Topshop owner Sir Philip Green Photo: Ian West/PA Wire Liz Nice says no, although she might boycott the shop for other reasons... Sometimes a day comes when the chickens come home to roost and there is nothing to do but sit at the back of the shed and put a bag over your head.That day came last week for Sir Philip Green when Peter Hain named him in the House of Lords as the businessman facing accusations of bullying and sexual harassment.Whether or not Green is innocent or guilty – he denies the allegations saying, ‘Nothing that I’ve said was ever meant to be offensive’ – the question of whether rich ‘celebrities’ should be able to pay expensive lawyers to protect their identities in such cases is an important one.While it is fully understandable that those accused of sexual or inappropriate conduct should wish to keep anonymity because of … [Read more...] about Opinion: Should we boycott Top Shop over Sir Philip Green story?