And so on it went, until eventually the report was released to us. I could see why the Met didn’t want to, because it concluded: ‘The raid should not have gone ahead in the manner planned, due to the total lack of information… the decision to continue the operation was not reasonable and grave risks were created both for the public and police, which should have been avoided.’ … [Read more...] about ‘I can’t breathe’: 40 years before George Floyd, this is what one black boy heard his mum gasp after she was shot by a white police officer in their Brixton home – and now Cherry Groce’s son tells how he finally won justice
Surprising facts about life 50 years ago
The phenomenon isn't restricted to California. Doug Grafe, chief of Fire Protection at the Oregon Department of Forestry, said it was unprecedented in his state for fires this week to spread from the crest of the Cascade Mountains into the valleys below, and so quickly, 'carrying tens of miles in one period of an afternoon and not slowing down in the evening - (there is) absolutely no context for that in this environment'. … [Read more...] about California wildfire becomes the largest in the state’s history as 103 blazes rage across the West Coast, killing seven people including a one-year-old boy
Being a Bond girl did not make her a film star, however, any more than appearing with Oliver Reed in The Assassination Bureau or as Vincent Price's daughter in the camp horror film Theatre of Blood did. 'I suppose the thing I regret most is that I never really cracked films,' she once disclosed. … [Read more...] about So long to the Dame who oozed sex a-Peel: She was born Enid from Doncaster and became a theatrical great. But as Diana Rigg dies aged 82, RICHARD KAY details how the role that gave her career a high-kick happened by mistake
It's faintly depressing to hear bands referred to as "brands" with their worth determined by online data. Stats is business talk. It isn't creative, it isn't art, it's box-ticking. It's playing people the kind of music that they're already listening to. Harding says, though, that there are exceptions to this rule. "There have been moments where we've been tempted to completely go against data. Clean Bandit have had the biggest single of the year so far and we booked them for a live lounge in January last year, purely on the basis that we had a feeling they were doing something special. They didn't have very much in terms of stats. And it took a year of us playing a sequence of singles for people to jump on to them - a lot of people think Rather Be was their first single but actually it was their fourth that we playlisted on Radio 1." … [Read more...] about Radio 1’s playlist secrets uncovered: the battle of the ‘brands’
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee prohibited gatherings of over 250 people in counties around Seattle, in just the latest move to restrict interactions to contain 'community spread.' Basketball games, classes, and festivals were being cancelled and postponed. The NCAA announced that division one college games would be played in arenas without crowd during the famed 'March Madness' tournament. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?