Retired Kremlin colonel who gave damning assessment of Ukraine invasion suddenly backtracks on claim

What I mean to say, Comrade… Russian colonel who dared to criticise Putin’s Ukraine invasion on state TV changes his tune days later to hail Russia’s military might Mikhail Khodaryonok, a former air defence commander, made a startling U-turn He boasted of Russia’s superior weaponry, military and economic capabilities  But directly contradicted comments he made less than a week ago on state TV He had previously given he damning assessment of the invasion of Ukraine The former commander said Russia was totally ‘geopolitically isolated’ and warned the invasion had turned…

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Historic family tailors in Chatham that dressed Charles Dickens shuts up shop after 186 years

Historic family tailors that dressed Charles Dickens, Lord Kitchener and King Edward VII will shut up shop after 186 years… as retiring owner’s son chooses not to carry on with business Penguins Suits in the former Royal Navy dockyard town of Chatham, Kent, was launched in 1834 Owner Gerald Newcomb, now aged 73, is retiring and his son does not want to carry on the business  In its heyday, the business employed 300 people and had its own factory where staff made shirts Charles Dickens was a regular customer and…

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Mourners attend funeral for ‘murdered’ mother-of-two Katie Kenyon

Balloons and a horse-drawn carriage for Katie Kenyon’s funeral: Mourners wear ‘murdered’ mother-of-two’s favourite colour purple as she is laid to rest in a white wicker coffin More than 200 people gathered in mother-of-two Katie Kenyon’s home town of Padiham in Lancashire today  The 33-year-old’s body was found within the Forest of Bowland on April 29, one week after she went missing Her family asked those attending today’s service to wear her favourite colour of purple or anything colourful A carriage, drawn by two white horses adorned with purple plumes,…

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Robber who talked his way into elderly women’s homes to steal cash is jailed for 11 years

Callous robber who posed as doctor to talk his way into elderly women’s homes during Covid lockdown to steal cash, bank cards and even an MBE is jailed for 11 years Jim Chuter, 33, barged into his elderly victims’ homes by posing as a doctor The callous criminal burgled cash, bank cards and even an MBE during lockdown His victims, aged between 74 and 95, lived in Surrey, London and Thames Valley The ‘heartless criminal’ used the threat of Covid to confuse his elderly victims Chuter, who pled guilty to…

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Eight towns boosted to cities for Queen’s Jubilee… amid fury as Reading misses out again

‘Why has a roundabout been awarded city status?’: Surprise and confusion as Milton Keynes, Doncaster and Douglas on Isle of Man are among eight towns boosted to cities for Queen’s Jubilee… amid fury as Reading misses out again Eight towns will receive city status as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations Among the new cities are Colchester, Doncaster, Milton Keynes and Dunfermline Douglas on the Isle of Man and Port Stanley in the Falklands are also included The snub of Reading, which has applied several times in the past, prompted…

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Sainsbury’s supermarket is evacuated as up to seven shoppers collapse

Sainsbury’s shoppers ‘COLLAPSE’ with mystery breathing difficulties after ‘hazardous substance incident’: Paramedics treat seven people after evacuation of supermarket by shops and college Around 150 shoppers were evacuated from the Sainsbury’s store in Birmingham At least seven shoppers are said to have collapsed with ‘breathing difficulties’ The cause of the issue has not yet been identified with police investigating  By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline Published: 12:01 BST, 20 May 2022 | Updated: 12:44 BST, 20 May 2022 A Sainsbury’s supermarket has been evacuated after a ‘hazardous substance incident’ which saw…

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Knife crime: Durham thug Thomas Brazell jailed for stabbing attack on landscape gardener

X-ray shows blade in stab victim’s NECK that left him in ‘unbearable pain’ as attacker is jailed for seven years over pub fight Thomas Brazell, 28, attacked his victim following a row in a Durham pub last year The victim, a landscape gardener, has been unable to return to work Newcastle Crown Court heard the victim cannot turn the key in a car’s ignition Brazell pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was jailed for seven years By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 12:41 BST, 20 May 2022 | Updated:…

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Britain faces ‘summer of shortages on supermarket shelves’ due to ‘lack of season crop pickers’

Britain faces summer of shortages on supermarket shelves after just one in four seasonal crop pickers turn up to work in some areas Julian Marks, from Barfoots, said worker situation was getting ‘pretty desperate’ He warned some areas were missing up to 75 per cent of their seasonal workers The Government ‘fully acknowledged’ the issue and says it is trying to ‘mitigate’ The impacts of Brexit and delays in issuing temporary visas have been blamed By James Robinson for MailOnline Published: 12:23 BST, 20 May 2022 | Updated: 12:44 BST,…

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Ukraine war: Bucha CCTV gives new evidence of Russian war crimes

Dead men walking: Chilling new footage shows Russian troops leading Ukrainians away to be executed in latest evidence of Bucha war crimes New CCTV has revealed fresh evidence of Russian troops carrying out war crimes while occupying Bucha  Footage shows two Russian soldiers marching nine men to a courtyard where eight of them were shot dead Men were Ukrainian defence volunteers who had surrendered, making them protected prisoners of war New York Times uncovered units Russian troops were from, paving the way for a war crimes prosecution  WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT …

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Senate candidate Drew Pavlou dressed as a Chinese Red Guard to mock Chisholm Liberal MP Gladys Liu

Why two ‘Chinese Red Guards’ were pictured standing next to a defaced election sign for Chinese-Australian Liberal MP Gladys Liu in Melbourne  Senate candidate Drew Pavlou mocks Liberal MP dressed as Chinese Red Guard  Stood in front of defaced election sign for Melbourne backbencher Gladys Liu  Ms Liu in 2019 admitted to being linked to Chinese Communist Party front group  But Hong Kong-born MP stressed China ‘is run under an authoritarian system’   Told Daily Mail Australia she was focused on electorate and not ‘grubby tactics’  By Stephen Johnson For Daily…

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