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Carer caught on video slapping and abusing dementia sufferer
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Carer caught on video slapping and abusing dementia sufferer

    A woman who was caught on camera repeatedly hitting an elderly woman who suffers from dementia has been let off with a police caution. Stacey George, 46, was also filmed telling 78-year-old Sabina Marsden, God you stink, and snatching a blanket from her knee. Her daughter Gina Owen watched the abuse in real time as it was live-streamed to her mobile phone. Ms Owen, 46, who works in a nearby electrical shop, is seen on the video entering the room to comfort her mother while ordering George to leave. The family took the video to the police but George was handed just a caution after she admitted assaulting Ms Marsden on 13 June last year. Yesterday, Ms Marsden’s family released the video of the attack to warn other families about George in case she is continuing to ...
May appalled by gala allegations
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May appalled by gala allegations

    Theresa May has said women should not be treated as objects in the wake of sexual harassment allegations at the men-only dinner held by the Presidents Club. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday morning, the prime minister said she was appalled at the report published in the Financial Times. However asked if she wanted to change any rules to tackle the problem, May said it was about changing attitudes. David Meller, one of the organisers of the event, quit his job on the the Department for Education board following the FT report. Conservative education minister Nadhim Zahawi has faced calls to resign after it was revealed he attended the fundraiser at the Dorchester Hotel. During the event hostesses were made to parade in front of men and were...
Man slapped with £320 fine for 37 minutes of parking
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Man slapped with £320 fine for 37 minutes of parking

    A music promoter has been left fuming after just 37 minutes in a hotel car park left him with fines totalling £320. Hywel Gregory, 25, parked outside the Mercure hotel in Bristol twice in one day, unaware that a fee was payable for his two stays which were just 18 and 19 minutes in length. The car park is not operated by the hotel, but a third party company, Smart Parking. It sent Gregory the unexpected fines, and despite appeals has only raised the fines. Gregory used the hotel's parking in November 2017. He picked up a music artist from Bristol airport, drove to the hotel, and parked there for 18 minutes while he helped them check in. He then repeated the process with another musician later in the day, parking for 19 minutes. I didn't even know I had to pay for ...
PM struggles to talk to Trump
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PM struggles to talk to Trump

    Theresa May struggles to speak for more than ten seconds before being interrupted in official phone calls with Donald Trump, according to dramatic new claims. The leaders’ conversations are so one-sided that Mrs May has five or ten seconds to speak before he interrupts and launches into another monologue, Bloomberg reported. Citing anonymous insiders and former government officials, the report claimed the so-called ‘special relationship has soured over the last year. Mrs May and Mr Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. However, the US president is expected to use the event to invite French leader Emmanuel Macron on a state visit in a further snub for the Prime Minister. In January 2017, Mrs May took the unprecedented step ...
Cameron caught on camera calling Brexit a mistake not a disaster
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Cameron caught on camera calling Brexit a mistake not a disaster

    David Cameron has called Brexit a mistake, not a disaster in unguarded comments caught on camera at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The former prime minister said leaving the EU had not been as catastrophic as predicted. Speaking to the steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, Cameron said the process of leaving the EU was still going to be difficult. In footage from Channel 5 News, Mittal told Cameron he had heard everyone is talking about Brexit. Yes, well I know, Cameron replied. It’s frustrating. As I keep saying it’s a mistake, not a disaster. It’s turned out less badly than we first thought. Cameron’s comments are likely to provoke some enjoyment from Brexit-backing former colleagues. As prime minister, he described a leave vote in the referendum as the gamble of the...