Liverpool 20 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-46632802 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A council's draft plan to build homes on green belt land has been approved despite objections from all the authority's … [Read more...] about Council green belt building plan approved
New homes have been granted approval on former green belt land in Coventry after last-minute haggling with the developer. Bloor Homes proposed to demolish Chestnut and Hawkesmill Nurseries in Browns Lane, Allesley, and build a new 81-home development. The item was presented to a planning committee on Thursday. Concerns included a loss of privacy due to the distance between new houses and existing homes - although the meeting was told this was in line with policies. Road safety and a £100,000 section 106 scheme for a roundabout at the entrance to the development off Browns Lane was also an issue. Cllr Glenn Williams said: "That is a small amount of money and in addition nobody has seen the roundabout plans. "Government guidelines say a roundabout should not be used at the junction of a new development and as a speed reduction method in isolation. "There have been a number of fatalities on the site and the safety of residents must be a priority." But a highways officer said while … [Read more...] about Decision made on new homes for former green belt land in Coventry
Up to four controversial waste incinerators could be built on green belt land in Walton, Stanwell Moor, Leatherhead and South Godstone. The site in South Godstone is among those with the capacity for a “large” waste facility, according to the latest version of the Surrey Waste Plan. Surrey County Council says it needs more capacity to deal with waste. Five sites for new waste management facilities have been put forward in the plan’s submission draft. Four of them – in South Godstone, Leatherhead, Walton and Stanwell Moor - have the potential for “thermal treatment” or waste disposal using heat, which includes incineration. The plan is not specific about the exact method, but Green Party councillor Jonathan Essex fears it leaves the door open for the construction of large-scale incinerators - something he says would be "disastrous". Read More More news from County Hall "It causes air pollution. Burning waste does the same order of damage as burning … [Read more...] about Up to four ‘disastrous’ waste incinerators proposed for green belt
AN illegal 500,000-volt stun gun similar to one used in the murder of a British businesswoman can be bought via the internet and shipped to the UK with ease, a Sun investigation has revealed. We bought the potentially lethal device for around £60 from the same German store that supplied an electric prod to the murderers of Lancashire mum-of-two Sadie Hartley. Highlighting weak spots in Britain’s border security, the device — ten times more powerful than the Tasers used under strict guidelines by specially trained police — passed through UK Customs undetected. A pepper spray — illegal here, too — also arrived without issue. After examining the stun gun, weapons expert Eran Bauer, 64 — whose firm teaches cops to use Tasers — told The Sun: “This is a vicious brute. This is ridiculously powerful. “It’s built to hurt people. “Used on those who have any form of susceptibility to fits or cardiac problems, it could easily … [Read more...] about Killer 500,000-volt stun guns like the one used to murder a British businesswoman can be illegally bought online
There she is in the cafeteria at New York’s eastern district courthouse, when Judge Brian Cogan adjourns her husband’s trial: Emma Coronel Guzmán. There, in the line for mozzarella sticks or a burger, are lawyers defending Ms Coronel’s husband, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, the reputed leader of the Sinaloa cartel, the world’s biggest; journalists line up too, hungrier for an inside tip than anything to eat. And there’s Emma, at the next table to us on one occasion, nibbling from a plastic container, with two lawyers who double up as soft-power bodyguards. She’ll acknowledge a smile or nod, but no more. She was censured last week by her husband’s prosecutors for being twice in possession of a forbidden cell phone in the courtroom vicinity, and what court documents call “unauthorized” and “impermissible contact” with Guzmán. The heavily redacted papers say it was made “in concert with an … [Read more...] about Is Emma Coronel the devoted wife of El Chapo, or is she being used as a prop?