A mum and her three children were forced to climb out of an upstairs window to escape their home during a "terrifying" fire which destroyed all of their possessions. Jessica Howston and her family have been left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing after the blaze broke out on the ground floor at their home in Reading, Berkshire, on February 25. They will be unable to return for at least six months and the fire was likely caused by an electrical fault, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue have said. Jessica, who has taken her traumatised children to temporarily live with her parents, said she had a "meltdown" after making it out of the fire, reports BerkshireLive. "It was just terrifying. We were in one of the bedrooms and I realised we had to get out," she explained. "The house was full of smoke, you couldn't see to the bottom of the stairs. If you want to contribute to helping raise funds for the family you can visit her JustGiving page here "I … [Read more...] about Family left with ‘only the clothes on our backs’ after devastating fire at house
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SAUDI Arabia’s Crown Prince stands accused of having blood on his hands over the audacious murder of rebel journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The dissident was slain in the Saudi consulate in Turkey more than two years ago — and dramatic new evidence suggests the oil-rich nation’s ruler Mohammed bin Salman watched the killing via video link. Bin Salman, the Saudis’ Crown Prince, denies having anything to do with Jamal’s death but investigators suspect the victim was killed on camera so the murder could be overseen in his home country. The evidence features in new documentary The Dissident , directed by Oscar winner Bryan Fogel. US investigators, as well as the United Nations, believe Bin Salman backed the slaying of Jamal. The Turkish authorities recorded all of the conversations inside the Saudi consulate where the journalist was killed in October 2018. The documentary claims the murder had been planned in advance. ‘THEY START TO CUT UP THE BODY WITH A BONE SAW’ … [Read more...] about Why is Saudi Prince Bin Salman not being punished for my fiance Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder?
With Harry and Meghan dominating headlines in the run-up to their much-anticipated, tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, it seems the world is waiting to hear the revelations about the Royal Family expected to be revealed when the programme airs. The Duchess of Sussex won't be the first royal to publicly open up, of course, nor the first celebrity to give an explosive TV chat. Ahead of the Winfrey programme being shown in the US on Sunday, we take a look at some of the most memorable high-profile broadcast interviews of all time. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player BBC to investigate Bashir's Diana interview Princess Diana It was the TV scoop of the decade: Martin Bashir 's famous 1995 Panorama interview with Diana , which aired nine months before her divorce from Prince Charles. Revelations included the princess describing Camilla Parker Bowles as the "third person" in the royal marriage, Diana's admission … [Read more...] about Meghan on Oprah: From Princess Diana to Tom Cruise, 11 of the biggest bombshell celebrity interviews of all time
Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock are under fire today over the government's proposal to hand NHS staff a real-terms pay cut in thanks for their hard work during the pandemic. The proposed 1% pay deal has sparked fury among NHS staff and unions, who branded it a "kick in the teeth". And their anger has been made worse NHS workers being led to believe they would be "rewarded" for their life-saving efforts tackling Covid-19 - preferably with something more than weekly applause. The PM and Health Secretary have repeatedly suggested a financial reward would be coming during TV interviews, press conferences and in the House of Commons. Here's a round up of just some of the times they've raised health workers' hopes. We want to hear from NHS & care staff - tell us about your last year and how you feel about the one per cent pay rise plan. Email [email protected] May 15, 2020 - Matt Hancock - Number 10 press conference Video Loading Video Unavailable … [Read more...] about 3 times Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock said they wanted to ‘reward’ NHS heroes
One man was feared dead and several others left seriously injured today after a knife attack at a Chinese takeaway in a rural Welsh village. Witnesses said the village restaurant was 'covered in blood' and more than 30 emergency vehicles were at the scene at midday. The victims were flown to hospital by air ambulance and police confirmed they were dealing with a 'serious incident' involving 'multiple casualties'. Screams were heard coming from the Blue Sky Chinese takeaway shortly after midday in the village of Ynyswen, Rhondda, South Wales. Neighbour John Belgrove 46, said: 'I was in my workshop when I heard sirens and saw police everywhere. 'There was a girl sitting on a pavement - she was in her pyjamas and they were covered in blood. I could see she was sobbing and in a terrible state. 'I helped the police block off the road, I heard them say that one person was dead and several others badly hurt.' First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford tweeted that news of the … [Read more...] about One person is feared dead and ‘a number’ of people injured after ‘knife attack at Chinese takeaway’ in Welsh village