A high risk missing person report has come in to police, the clock is ticking and no-one has any idea where they are. They're not at their home, nor any of their friends or relatives homes - where do you look? The waterfront, the A38, the moors? Missing person reports have increasingly become one of the police's main jobs in recent years - vulnerable elderly people, mentally and physically unwell people and children are all prioritised by the police and placed in the category of "high risk misper". Huge resources, including large numbers of officers, police dogs and handlers, the NPAS Exeter police helicopter and police force drone team can all be called upon to find the high risk misper as quickly as possible because, quite simply, every minute that passes brings the risk of serious harm or even death that bit closer. According to the charity Missing People helpline, one in 200 children goes missing each year and one in every 500 adults go missing in that same year. However, even … [Read more...] about The truth about Devon and Cornwall’s missing people searches
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Young eco warriors and adventure lovers will be jumping for joy with a fantastic new selection of children’s books imaginatively designed to inform, educate and entertain. Age 10 plus:Bloom Nicola Skinner Many of the new crop of children’s books like to convey important messages to young children… but few can achieve the sheer originality and entertainment value of Nicola Skinner’s glorious debut novel, Bloom.Climate change and preserving the green spaces on our precious planet are always high on the list of contemporary concerns and Skinner has these topics well and truly nailed in a fun-filled adventure story that can only be described as blooming wonderful!Harsh realities and out-of-this world magic, darkness and light, laughter and tears jostle comfortably together in this perfectly imagined tale of a girl who sows the seeds of a better future in the most surprising and unexpected way.Sorrel Fallowfield lives at Cheery Cottage with her single mum but in all … [Read more...] about Blooming wonders, fiery magic and ocean secrets
0 Have your say Johnson and Rees Mogg, turncoat architects of Brexit, are escaping the wrath of the public, but why, asks Lesley Riddoch Britain is approaching the perfect political storm this week and every new course to avoid a hard Brexit looks hazardous for a captain with shaky navigational skills and even less ability to consult the crew. Many questions will be raised over the days ahead, but one sits unasked. Why isn’t the voting public furious with the Tory politicians responsible for creating the nightmare of Brexit? Sure, public anger is on display, but it’s generally directed towards MPs working across party divides – Anna Soubry who can’t go home because of death threats, Joanna “Revoke” Cherry recently called a “bitch” outside Parliament and Dominic “ashamed of being Tory” Grieve, now facing de-selection by his constituency association. READ MORE: SNP ‘could force hard Brexit’ … [Read more...] about Lesley Riddoch: Why are bungling Brexit elites escaping public wrath?
Jon C. Ogg 24/7 Wall Street Published 9:15 AM EDT Mar 27, 2019 It has become undeniable that winning the lottery is the new version of the American Dream. The odds of winning might be worse than being struck by lightning on a sunny day (that is, over one in 292 million) for the grand prize), but it’s easy to see why so many people clamor each week to buy lottery tickets. It's instant and vast wealth, with no skills and effort needed. Now the Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (tonight), has reached an estimated $750 million. That might translate to just a cash value of $465.5 million for the lump sum payment, but this is still easily considered multi-generational and empire-building wealth. No lotto ticket buyers hit all six winning numbers in last Saturday night's Powerball drawing. Because of that, this is the fourth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. That is more than enough to make anyone join the class of the filthy rich. Powerball jackpot: … [Read more...] about Powerball lottery jackpot at $750M: 12 things not to do if you win
A mysterious young girl has been spreading joy around her Nottinghamshire village by leaving hundreds of flowers, gifts and poems on the streets for strangers. Thirteen-year-old Sophie, who only wants her first name to be printed, of East Markham, began her random acts of kindness just after Christmas two years ago after reading about a similar story in Newark. She leaves bunches of daffodils as well as dog toys around the streets of the village, with each gift having a small poem or message attached to it - and she also dotted red roses around East Markham on Valentine's Day this year. Sophie said: "At first I was doing it probably three times a month, then it became more often and now it's become that every time we go shopping I'll just put a little something in the trolley." Sophie simply signs all her messages with her first name, and so most people in the village have no idea who she is, and she wants to keep it like that. She said: "Some people already know who I am and have been … [Read more...] about Girl leaves hundreds of gifts around Notts village to ‘make people happy’