A former drug gang boss has revealed that people in the criminal underworld are "not happy" about the fatal shooting of schoolgirl Olivia Pratt-Korbel. The nine-year-old was killed when a gunman burst into her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, and shot her in the chest just before bedtime. Olivia, nine, and her mum, Cheryl, 46, were hit with the same bullet as the shooter chased former heroin dealer, Joseph Nee, 35, through their front door last month. As Olivia lay dying, both Nee and the shooter fled the scene, but as yet, no one has been charged with her murder. Now, a reformed Liverpool gang boss, who was once the mastermind behind a £1 million drugs conspiracy has revealed that even people in the criminal world are not happy about the bungled hit. John Burton, a reformed criminal, says Olivia's killer will be found soon ( Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo) John Burton, told Sky News' Beth Rigby Interviews : "I speak to a lot of people about the ripple effects and … [Read more...] about Former gang boss says criminal world ‘not happy’ about Olivia Pratt-Korbel’s murder
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PATSY Palmer swapped rainy England for sunny California when she moved to Malibu. The former EastEnders actress lives in the United States with her husband Richard Merkell and their brood of kids . Who is Patsy Palmer's husband Richard Merkell? After becoming a big star in EastEnders as Bianca Jackson, and then taking a career break in 1999, Patsy married her second husband, cab driver Richard Merkell, in 2000. The couple had been friends for 14 years before they got together. They lived in Brighton before moving across the pond and relocating in Malibu , near Los Angeles, in 2014. It’s Richard who Patsy credits for getting her through the drug and alcohol addictions she battled in her 20s. Read more on Patsy EAST END GIRL From Albert Square to Malibu to DOI - this is what Patsy Palmer is up to now pats different! Patsy Palmer is worlds away from EastEnders character Bianca at lunch in LA Patsy … [Read more...] about Who is Patsy Palmer’s husband Richard Merkell?
Yellowstone season five premiere teased in trailer SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The “train station” has been one of John Dutton ’s (played by Kevin Costner ) best-kept secrets ever since the start of Yellowstone . A codeword for when John needs someone killed, fans have seen how the likes of Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser), Lloyd (Forrie J Smith) and many others use the secluded location to dispose of enemies’ bodies. With season five’s first trailer here, a number have voiced their theories of what the sneak peek may mean, and Colby star Denim Richards may have dropped a big hint that the “train station” will be involved like never before. Related articles Yellowstone’s Beth star shares poignant remark to … [Read more...] about Yellowstone season 5 theory: John Dutton’s ‘train station’ to be found after trailer clue
The Libertines’ John Hassall has praised younger artists taking breaks from touring for the sake of their mental health. The bassist for the rock band opened up to Metro.co.uk after being honoured at the AIM Independent Music Awards about the importance of mental health, explaining it’s a cause close to his heart. ‘I think it’s important to all of us,’ he said. ‘I think mental [illness] is something that is a big problem in England and the rest of the world. It’s something that’s not just going to go away by itself.’ Artists including Sam Fender and Arlo Parks have recently cancelled their tours, citing their mental health. ‘I think that’s very good advice, people are listening to the way that they’re feeling and if they’re struggling, [then] they need to pull the [plug], and get help. I think that’s very good advice,’ John pointed out. The Libertines – made up of Pete Doherty, Gary Powell and Carl Barat alongside John, have not-so-secretly had their ups and … [Read more...] about Libertines’ John Hassall praises artists for cancelling tours over mental health
A Greggs mega-fan got a tattoo of a ripped sausage roll man in celebration after "breaking" the world record when he scoffed 21 of the snacks in just 30 minutes. However, John Dawes from Teesside has a nervous wait on his hands as Guinness Book of World Records officials are still reviewing footage of the competitive eater's attempt to see if he truly deserves the crown. Either way, 21 meat-filled pastries is an impressive attempt, and John - an Amazon delivery driver - expects to take the title. READ MORE: UK set for first White Christmas in 12 years according to first long range forecasts The 43-year-old - who visits Greggs every morning for a latte and sausage roll - scoffed more than five pounds of sausage meat and had nearly 7,000 calories in meat and flaky pastry. He marked the attempt to eat 48 of them by getting a tattoo of a caricature sausage roll man ripping off his pastry shirt to reveal a muscular body. "I celebrated by getting a tattoo at Skins and … [Read more...] about Greggs fan eats ‘most sausage rolls in 30 minutes’ – gets pastry tattoo to celebrate
Celebrity Masterchef: Mel Blatt gets emotional after challenge SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info During Tuesday’s instalment of the BBC show, five stars took to the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen to try and impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. However, when Jimmy Bullard decided to mix goat's cheese and mussels, it did not go down too well. Related articles Fern Britton addresses 'sharing bedroom' after Phil Vickery divorce Shetland fans 'work out' Jimmy Perez replacement as After welcoming tonight’s other contestants, Clarke Peters, Kirsty Gallaher, Richard Blackwood and LesleyJoseph, it was time for them to get stuck into their first challenge. Informing the Celebrity MasterChef … [Read more...] about Celebrity MasterChef viewers slam Jimmy Bullard for ‘grim’ addition to dish
The cop who exposed Jimmy Savile 's crimes claims there is another "untouchable" paedophile in the UK. Criminologist and former police detective Mark Williams-Thomas says he has "done everything" to get the "significant person" brought to justice, but fears it won't happen while he is still alive. Williams-Thomas is known for the 2012 ITV documentary The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, which exposed Savile as a prolific child sex abuser. READ MORE: Investigator who exposed Jimmy Savile reveals new case against 'very significant' person Savile died in 2011 at the age of 84, having never been brought to justice after a campaign of abuse which lasted six decades and involved hundreds of victims. Following the documentary and subsequent coverage on the claims, police launched Operation Yewtree, a widespread investigation into the child sex abuse allegations made against the former DJ. Williams-Thomas, an investigative journalist and sex abuse victim advocate, is now … [Read more...] about Cop who exposed Jimmy Saville claims there’s another ‘untouchable’ paedo in UK
Plans are afoot to create a statue of iconic comedian Roy Hudd (Image: Karwai Tang/WireImage) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Stars of comedy, music, radio and television are joining a campaign to raise £100,000 for the statue which will be situated outside of his favourite theatre. Roy’s widow Debbie told the Sunday Express , “Roy died on March 15, 2020 and eight days later we went into lockdown. I tried to organise a memorial at a theatre three times and we kept going back into lockdown so eventually, I decided to put my energy into something more permanent.” Related articles Roy Hudd dead: How did Roy Hudd die? Cause of death Roy Hudd: The last interview Former dancer Debbie, 63, recruited sculptor Sean … [Read more...] about Iconic comedian Roy Hudd to be immortalised in bronze statue
BETWEEN 1978 and 1991, 17 victims lost their lives at the hands of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. One man who knew the notorious serial killer and some of his victims has now opened up in a new Netflix documentary, that gives a never-heard-before insight into Dahmer's crimes. Who was Michael Ross and which of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims did he know? In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of the murder and dismemberment of 17 boys and men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - crimes he had carried out since 1978. Michael Ross is one of the participants in Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes - a new Netflix documentary exploring the crimes of Dahmer, based on unheard interview tapes. Ross is taking part in the documentary as he knew Dahmer and some of his victims - however, which victims he knew is not yet known. Dahmer's first victim was Steven Hicks , who he killed in June 1978. Read More on Jeffrey Dahmer KILLER SET I have … [Read more...] about Who was Michael Ross and what has he said about Jeffrey Dahmer?
Starmer pledges state-owned energy firm in conference speech SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rocketing energy bills have exacerbated a long-standing and perilous financial situation where many sites are forced to rely on cake sales and raffles to stay afloat. Hospice budgets will be decimated by rising energy costs (Image: Andy Commins) Officials are now warning of the imminent closure of some of the nation's 200 facilities, which care for more than 200,000 adults and children every year. David Smith, chief executive of St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington, County Durham, said that without urgent intervention the emergency will "devastate hospice care". He added: "While the NHS has always contributed some … [Read more...] about Energy price rises ‘will devastate hospice care’