UK By Lucy Rodgers & Maryam Ahmed BBC News 27 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email 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 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43808007 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsWindrush deportation row The British troopship HMT Empire Windrush anchored at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 21 June 1948 carrying hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean hoping … [Read more...] about Windrush: Who exactly was on board?
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A small pleasure boat with five people on board has been rescued off Dublin's Howth Head. The alarm was raised this afternoon when the craft broke down and started taking on water off the Bailey Lighthouse. All five people on board were transferred to an Irish Coast Guard boat, which was on the scene within minutes.Howth Coast Guard's Fergus Cooney says other people on the water played a great role.He said: "Thank you to the St Bridget, which is the Dublin Bay cruise ship which was the craft that reported the boat in trouble in the first place and actually monitored it until the Coast Guard arrived."If people do see someone in trouble on the water, on the cliffs or anywhere on the coast, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the coast guard." With the much welcome good weather the Irish Coast Guard remind people who are doing activities on or near the water to have a plan before they set off. STAY AFLOAT - wear a Life Jacket. STAY in CONTACT – Flare, PLB (Personal Locator Beacon), VHF … [Read more...] about Small boat with 5 on board rescued off Howth Head
TRANSPORT cops are hunting for a gang of men who were chanting sectarian songs on a train before the Old Firm on Sunday. British Transport Police said they are investigating the hate crime on board a train between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The incident happened on board a ScotRail service between the two cities at approximately 9am to 9.44am on Sunday, March 11. A passenger reported to the force that a group of males were chanting songs of a sectarian nature. At Glasgow Queen Street, the train was met by BTP officers and they spoke and took the details of a man in connection. Police are now appealing for witnesses to get in touch to understand exactly what happened and who was responsible. If you were on board this train and can help officers investigate, please contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 168 of 11/03/2018. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Read more on the Evening Times: Drugs cops arrest … [Read more...] about Transport cops launch probe after sectarian singing on board train before Old Firm
0 Comments Sir Kenneth Branagh surprises movie fans on board HMS Caroline in Belfast BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sir Kenneth Branagh paid a surprise visit to the HMS Caroline in Belfast on Tuesday - surprising a group of movie-goers who were on board to watch his turn in the Oscar nominated Dunkirk. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/sir-kenneth-branagh-surprises-movie-fans-on-board-hms-caroline-in-belfast-36545922.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36547638.ece/0b273/AUTOCROP/h342/HMS%20Caroline%20Kenneth%20Branagh%202.jpg Email Sir Kenneth Branagh paid a surprise visit to the HMS Caroline in Belfast on Tuesday - surprising a group of movie-goers who were on board to watch his turn in the Oscar nominated Dunkirk. The actor is in the city to be awarded the Freedom of Belfast at a special ceremony at the Ulster Hall. Ahead of the event, the Belfast-born star visited the historic vessel which was screening the movie as part of the pop-up … [Read more...] about Sir Kenneth Branagh surprises movie fans on board HMS Caroline in Belfast
Virgin Trains has U-turned on its decision to remove the Daily Mail from shops and First Class on its West Coast trains. The paper, which sold 70 copies a day on the trainline, had been banned after staff complaints about its stance on immigration and LGBT rights. In a blog post published this morning, Virgin founder Richard Branson said he has instructed Virgin Trains to “reconsider their decision” and restock the paper while they “undertake a full review of their sales policy, making clear that this policy should not single out individual media titles.” Branson wrote: “The decision was made in response to feedback from some of our Virgin Trains employees. Brian [Souter] and I respect our people when they make decisions and we listen to their views.“But we must also listen to the concerns voiced widely this week – by those who agree with The Mail’s editorial stance and those who vehemently disagree with it – that this move has been … [Read more...] about Virgin Trains to reverse Daily Mail ban from on-board shops after Richard Branson intervenes