Sunday, July 21

Day: July 7, 2017

Theresa May says, she will be PM for at least another year
ENGLISH, London

Theresa May says, she will be PM for at least another year

    Theresa May dismisses talk of leadership challenge and insists she will be PM for at least another year. Theresa May has brushed off talk of a leadership challenge over the summer, saying she still expects to be Prime Minister for at least another year. Attending the G20 summit in Hamburg, Mrs May was asked whether other world leaders are convinced she will still be there in a year or two’s time. Mrs May replied: Yes. We will be playing our absolutely full part and I’ll be playing my full part and the issues that we are discussing are important. It comes after the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said earlier this week that Mrs May wanted to stay in post for her full five year term. Until now, Mrs May’s position on her future has been that she will serve as leader for a...
Schoolgirl killed as minibus hits bin lorry on A38 near Birmingham
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Schoolgirl killed as minibus hits bin lorry on A38 near Birmingham

    A schoolgirl has been killed after a minibus carrying pupils from a high school near Burton-on-Trent collided with a bin lorry. Twenty-one pupils from Year 9 and Year 12 at John Taylor High School in Barton-under-Needwood were on an art trip with three teachers when the accident happened on the A38 Kingsbury Road in Castle Vale this morning. One of whom, a teenage girl, had suffered serious injuries in the collision and unfortunately it immediately became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene, a West Midland Ambulance Service spokesman said. The children were on an art trip when the collision happened One pupil was taken to hospital with "superficial injuries, while several others were treated at the scene. Superintendent D...
7/7 terror attack which happen 12 years ago today: victims remembered at Aldgate station
ENGLISH, London

7/7 terror attack which happen 12 years ago today: victims remembered at Aldgate station

    The seven people who died during the Aldgate station bombing 12 years ago were remembered during a commemoration event this morning. The victims were among 52 killed and more than 700 injured in a terrorist attack on London’s transport network on July 7, 2005, with other bombs detonated on Tubes near Edgware Road and Russell Square, and on a bus in Tavistock Square. Flowers were laid at a memorial in Aldgate station and a minute’s silence observed. Volunteers from the Heart 2 Heart organisation also handed out flowers to commuters. Shaikh Selina Begum, who led the memorial event, said: “For us this is about mending and uniting hearts. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lays flowers during a service for the 12th anniversary of the 7/7 attack The attacks on London 12 years ago were ...
Trump and Putin shake hands first time after became US president
ENGLISH, Europe

Trump and Putin shake hands first time after became US president

    President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have had their first official meeting before a more formal sit-down later Friday. The two leaders shook hands away from the press at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit, but the moment was captured in a video posted on the German Cabinet's Facebook page. In it, Putin is seen genially smiling at Trump before reaching out to meet the president's handshake. Trump firmly pats him on the back. Trump and Putin shake hands for first time The handshake came as Trump and Putin prepare for their first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Hamburg. Trump tweeted about the upcoming talks Friday morning, saying they had much to discuss. While Trump is also set to hold meetings with other leaders, including Mexican Presi...
A masked knifeman attack to driver through car window in east London
ENGLISH, London

A masked knifeman attack to driver through car window in east London

    A man suffered a terrifying attack when his car window was smashed by a knifeman in Cuba Street. The bizarre assault took place on Wednesday at 9pm in the Isle of Dogs. The driver and his passenger, both 20-year-old men, were sat in their parked car next to a building site and the Bright Horizons Heron Quays day nursery when three men on bikes rode up. One smashed the car window and lunged through it wielding a large knife, which can clearly been seen in the video above. The masked thug tried to stab the passenger, and cut his hand and arm. The other occupant scratched his arm as he fled the car. Their injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing. Police have made no arrests, and enquiries continue.
Bomb threats sent to Mosques in East London
ENGLISH, London

Bomb threats sent to Mosques in East London

    Bomb threat letters received by mosques in east London are being investigated by counter-terror police. Handwritten notes have been received by the Forest Gate mosque, as well as the Coventry Cross mosque in Bromley-by-Bow and Shacklewell Lane mosque in Dalston. Pictures of the letters, which have been posted online by campaign group Documenting Opperssion Against Muslims (DOAM), show similar handwriting and suggest they have been written by the same person. Those sent to the Coventry Cross and Shacklewell Lane mosques state that the writer will be visiting or coming to your mosque, while the Forest Gate letter is more explicit, saying an explosive device would be left there. A spokeswoman for the north east counter terrorism unit confirmed that the police received a numbe...
A Statement from The Borough Commander of Tower Hamlets Police regarding Acid attacks
ENGLISH, London

A Statement from The Borough Commander of Tower Hamlets Police regarding Acid attacks

I am aware of the increased levels of fear within our community in relation to reporting of recent acid based crimes in Tower Hamlets and across London.. Police are investigating crimes that have occurred recently across East London involving the use of corrosive substances during the commission of the offence. At this stage, there is nothing to suggest that these incidents are linked. One of the offences, which took place in Newham on 21 June, is being treated as a hate crime and strenuous efforts continue to locate and arrest the suspect. This is only the second report in the last 12 months within the whole of London of such an incident having a hate crime link. In 2016 there were 455 offences recorded where a corrosive/acid substance was used across London, this year to date there have ...