Priti Patel orders review after man, 70, kills his wife at their home during Covid lockdown

Priti Patel has ordered a domestic homicide review into the death of a woman killed by her husband days into the first lockdown. Domestic violence campaigners had raised concerns about the five-year jail sentence given to Anthony Williams, who strangled his wife Ruth at their home. He was cleared of murder last month. A psychiatrist told the trial his anxiety and depressive illness had been ‘heightened’ by lockdown.  Strangled: Ruth Williams, 67, was found dead on her doorstep. Domestic violence campaigners had raised concerns about the five-year jail sentence given to…

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Melbourne neo-Nazi capital of Australia Fears far-right extremists could stage US Capitol-style riot

Fears right wing groups breeding out of Melbourne could try on a Capitol Hill-style riot are growing amid an escalation in right-wing activity.  On Monday, police nabbed two men linked to a far right group over a shocking incident that saw a security guard allegedly bashed on a city street. The disturbing incident comes hot on the heels of increased sightings of neo-Nazi groups congregating en masse in country Victoria.  The disturbing incident comes hot on the heels of increased sightings of neo-Nazi groups congregating en masse in country Victoria…

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Man arrested after allegedly spraying homes and a police car with bullets in Dunoon NSW

A man has been arrested after allegedly firing 20 bullets at multiple homes and a police car during a shooting spree that rocked a small village.  Residents in Dunoon, 20km north of Lismore in northern NSW, were sent into lockdown after reports of gunfire first emerged about 9pm on Saturday. Terrified neighbours alerted police after initially hearing shots being fired at a home on Rayward Road in the village of about 800.  Police received more reports of shots being fired at two separate homes on the same road and another on…

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Ambitious women and younger staff suffer from working at home, business leaders warn 

Working from home should not become ‘living at work’, a business Minister has warned – as the head of one of Britain’s biggest banks said it would never go back to pre-Covid office working. Paul Scully, who is also Minister for London, warned of the damage to cities and to younger staff’s development posed by ‘wfh’. He told The Mail on Sunday: ‘We have to make sure that we don’t hollow out the cultural offerings that we all really enjoy, living in or near a major city.’ He said the…

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50 drivers a month stranded in ‘gauntlet of death’ on M1 as police review 14-mile run in Yorkshire 

More than 50 motorists a month are breaking down and getting stranded on a controversial stretch of smart motorway known as the ‘gauntlet of death’, figures reveal. The 14-mile run of the M1 in South Yorkshire is at the centre of a police review after Jason Mercer and Alexandru Murgeanu were killed by a lorry in June 2019. It comes as Highways England officials face criticism for allowing smart motorways to open across the country – including on stretches of the M1, the M25, the M5 and the M6 –…

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Covid-19 vaccine rollout enters next phase as GP clinics to deliver to elderly Australians

Thousands of general practice clinics will deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to elderly Australians and residents living with an underlying condition as the next phase of the rollout begins.   More than 4,500 GP clinics will be armed and ready to deliver the vaccine when phase 1b begins on March 22. The added help comes as Australia’s vaccination program falls behind schedule with only half of the 60,000 person target vaccinated within the first week. Thousands of general practice clinics will deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to elderly Australians and residents living with…

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Sir Alex Ferguson: My fears that I’d never speak again after life-threatening brain haemorrhage 

He was renowned for giving his players the ‘hairdryer treatment’ if they failed to meet his high standards, but Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a life-threatening brain haemorrhage robbed him of the power to speak – and left him terrified he would not regain his voice. Recalling the moment in a new documentary about his life, the 79-year-old Manchester United legend says: ‘I lost my voice. I couldn’t get a word out and that was absolutely terrifying. ‘I was also afraid of losing my memories. I’ve survived with having a…

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Friends remember woman who was allegedly raped by Christian Porter as a loving and champion debater

Friends of Christian Porter’s rape accuser have remembered her as a champion debater with sharp intellect who was loyal, loving, and a future prime minister as they vow to continue to fight for justice. The woman took her own life in June last year just one day after calling off her plan to issue a formal statement to police, who have since closed their investigation into the rape claims.   Mr Porter, the nation’s attorney-general, is accused of raping the woman in Sydney in 1988 after a debating competition when she…

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Trump is headed for New York amid rift with Jared Kushner ‘over election loss’

Donald Trump is set to make his first trip to New York since leaving the White House amid an apparent rift with Jared Kushner who the ex-president is said to be angry with over his election loss.  Trump is jetting back to the Big Apple this weekend after spending the last six weeks holed up at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, since he snubbed Joe Biden‘s inauguration on January 20.  News of his visit comes amid reports of escalating tensions between Trump and his son-in-law and former White…

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Car crashes into house; homeowner pleads for city’s help – WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A car smashed into a home early Saturday morning in the Harborview neighborhood, off Lem Turner Road. “It felt like a bomb exploded to be honest with you,” said a resident who lives inside the home with his family. He asked for his name not to be published with this story. “A big bomb exploded and everything went everywhere.” Pieces of concrete and debris could be seen all over the front and side of the property. Electrical wires were down, and JEA had to cut off power…

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