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Day: December 29, 2015

School pupil, 11, caught with cannabis in class
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

School pupil, 11, caught with cannabis in class

    A primary school pupil has been reported to police after allegedly being caught with cannabis in class. Officers were called to the school in South Lanarkshire on December 21. It is understood parents were notified about the incident before the end of term. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "An 11-year-old male pupil at a primary school in South Lanarkshire has been referred to the Youth Justice Co-ordinator (a police officer within the Restorative Justice Department) for alleged drugs offences. "A decision has still to be made as to disposal - whether a referral to the Early and Effective Intervention Co-ordinator - a multi-agency team with a social work lead - or a police report to the Scottish Children's Reporter Administrator." A spokesman for South Lanarkshire Cou...
Millionaire businessman used fake plates to dodge parking charges on his Porsche, Mercedes and BMW cars
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Millionaire businessman used fake plates to dodge parking charges on his Porsche, Mercedes and BMW cars

    Property tycoon used fake plates to dodge parking charges on his fleet of luxury cars A millionaire businessman used fiddled with number plates and tax discs on his fleet of luxury cars so he could escape parking charges. Shameless property tycoon Julian King carried out the scam so he could park in residents bays and on double yellow lines without it being traced back to him. The company director used the dodgy plates and discs on his Porsche, Ranger Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW cars. But parking he was eventually traced to his address on Withdean Road, Brighton, Sussex and charged with three parking offences. The 43-year-old was fined £8,000 for fraudulently using a vehicle registration mark and one of possessing an article in connection with fraud at Brighton Magistrat...
Russians pay the price of new anti Turkish measures
ENGLISH, Europe

Russians pay the price of new anti Turkish measures

    Russia imposes sanctions on Turkey and marginalises Turkish interests in Russia to its own detriment. Saint Petersburg, Russia - Before starting his one-man rally in front of the Turkish consulate in early December, Timur Bulatov consulted police officers guarding the building in the historic area of Russia's second-largest city. He showed them a photo of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Turkey's moon-and-star national emblem turned to the side so that the crescent formed two horns above the mustachioed politician's head. The officers warned Bulatov that a public display of the offensive image would get him arrested. But the bespectacled and outspoken activist of the People's Council, a pro-Kremlin, neo-conservative vigilante group, still posed with the photo -...
Looters target homes and businesses hit by floods
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Looters target homes and businesses hit by floods

    In order to clamp down on the thieves - described by one victim as the "scum of the earth" - police in the Calderdale Valleys region have accepted help from motorcycle clubs to provide extra patrols. Some thieves are preying on flood victims who have left their property out to dry, according to West Yorkshire Police in the Calderdale Valleys. On Dec. 28, 2015, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron visited the flood-hit historic city of York as cities, towns and villages across northern England battled to get back on their feet following the devastating flood. Several homes were evacuated in Yorkshire and Lancashire, due to overflowing of rivers in Manchester, Hebden Bridge and Leeds. Severe flood warnings, including those indicating a danger to life, were issued. The army...
Demonstration against Khaleda’s speech at Gulshan-2
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Demonstration against Khaleda’s speech at Gulshan-2

    Hundreds of leaders and activists of pro-liberation and progressive organisations demonstrated at Gulshan-2 intersection on Tuesday demanding action against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her remarks about the number of 1971 Liberation War martyrs. As per their earlier announcement, leaders and activists of Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, Muktijoddha Sangsad, Sector Commanders’ Forum, and other pro-liberation organisations and free-dom fighters started gathering at Gulshan-2 since 10am, reports UNB. As they moved towards Khaleda’s residence to lay a siege around 11am, police intercepted them saying they cannot allow them to hold any gathering in the diplomatic zone. Later, the protestors took position in front of Gulshan Tower at the Gulshan-2 intersection and ch...