'They've got money in their pockets and the weather's fantastic, there's nowhere else to go, there's no holidays. If 10,000 leave the UK every day to go on holiday, they're not now. And where are they going to go? They're going to come to the coast, aren't they? And rightly so.' … [Read more...] about Get off our sand! Police tell thousands packed onto Bournemouth beach to go home amid fury at lack of social distancing in 92F heat – as roads are gridlocked by half a million visitors, people camp out on the sand and fights break out
Uncontrollable urge to stretch
By the standards of those on the wilder fringes of the environmental movement, Mark Brown appears an unremarkable character. The list of organisations he supports is fairly standard for any self-respecting, thirtysomething, west London green campaigner: Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Reclaim the Streets, Corporate Watch, that sort of thing. He is unemployed and gets around town by mountain bike. Beneath the sensible cycle helmet is a perfectly normal, short haircut. Not so much as a dreadlock in sight. Even his veganism could hardly be regarded as an extreme position in this day and age. But yesterday, Brown found himself elevated to the status of "leading eco warrior" as it emerged that he had been questioned by police over allegations that he was involved in the anti-capitalist protest in the City of London in June, which developed into a riot, leaving 42 people injured and causing more than £2m of damage. His image was plastered across every national newspaper with thousands … [Read more...] about Heirs and disgraces
Where is Bournemouth beach and is it safe to visit? The beaches at Bournemouth stretch for seven miles between the coastal towns of Poole and Christchurch in Dorset. … [Read more...] about What happened at Bournemouth beach yesterday and is it open today?
Jason Mercer (left) and Alexandru Murgeanu (right) were killed following a minor collision on a section of smart motorway on the M1 near Sheffield in June 2019. Mr Mercer, 44, had pulled over to exchange contact details with Mr Murgeanu, 22, after they had a minor accident … [Read more...] about Student slams dangerous so-called ‘smart’ motorways after horror crash killed his friend and left three others seriously injured
'I can't say it ruined the holiday because once we were there we knew we had to try and enjoy it. But it was disheartening, especially when you've got your children with you as well. … [Read more...] about Border Farce! Labour blasts Home Office over ‘dangerous’ scenes at Heathrow after hundreds of passengers were forced into massive queues with no social distancing – as Border Force is forced to apologise for passport chaos