60 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
UK RNLI Ladies Leading the Way
Adam Powis made the foul-mouthed farewell on the public address system at the hardware giant's Weston-super-Mare branch in November. He shared a TikTok of the incident, which quickly went viral, showing the 18 year-old saying: 'This is a customer announcement. I just got sacked and B&Q are c****. F*** everyone. Have a nice day'. Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner has opened up about how her win didn't bring her happiness, saying she wouldn't 'wish it on anyone'.Appearing on an episode of the US TV show Dr Phil, Jane Park, 27, discussed the downsides of her £1million EuroMillions windfall in 2013 when she was 17-years-old. In the episode, titled 'The Curse of the Lottery,' ...... There are fears union barons could be plotting the first general strike since 1926 when they meet at a 'war cabinet' later this week. Some of the country's top union bosses, including Mick Lynch, will meet at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to plan their next move after weeks of crippling walkouts. It will come just a day after they conduct talks with ministers amid ongoing pay disputes that have seen large parts of the country grind to a halt over the last year. Representatives from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, Aslef and the GMB will gather to 'compare notes' on their discussions with the Government, it is being reported.
58 minutes | Dec 29, 2022
@mattking and @vincetracy discussed the very important question of #retirement looking at #pensions #careers #education #careersadvice #timemanagement #finances #money #age #health #travel #ambition #fitness #languagelearning #Spain #UK #hobbies #music
60 minutes | Dec 15, 2022
Leave Christmas Alone
Civil servants have been told to call their Christmas parties 'festive celebrations' in an attempt to avoid offending other faiths. In another move to promote diversity and inclusion, some officials have been informed they cannot drink alcohol at a celebration if one team member is tea-total. UK Driving Low tread on tyres - £10,000 A vehicle with low tread on its tyres becomes even more dangerous in snowy and icy conditions as it can already be difficult to come to a stop. To avoid the fine you must have the minimum legal tyre tread depth for cars in the UK of 1.6mm, but a tread depth of 3mm for tyre is best. Tests by UK technical organisation MIRA found that the difference in wet braking distance between a tyre worn to 3mm and one worn to 1.6mm can be as much as 44 per cent. Careless driving - £5000 Most drivers take extra care in wintry conditions, but failing to drive appropriately to the road conditions could land you the joint second largest fine on the list. Being mindful of snow on the road, the increased risk of the car sliding and of longer breaking distances will help you avoid any potential careless driving charges. Driving through puddles - £5000 Intentionally driving through puddles can have a significant financial penalty, but you are unlikely to be charged if the puddle is unavoidable and you slow down appropriately beforehand. Driving through at speed can be dangerous as there is potentially to lose control of the car, especially if there is snow and ice on the road. Driving in inadequate footwear - £5000 The Highway Code states that drivers should ensure 'clothing and footwear do not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner'. To avoid this fine you must make sure your footwear isn't compromising your driving. Snow on car roof - £2500 A very simple fine to avoid, by remembering to scraping off any snow before you set off. Failing to do so can be expensive and cause potentially dangerous situations for yourself or drivers behind you. Snow on car lights or number plate - £1000 Much like the snow on the car roof fine, taking 30 seconds to make sure you lights are now covered and your number plate is visible could save you £1,000. Driving with low visibility - £1000 It can be frustrating scraping ice off the windscreen in the morning, but not doing this properly or only clearing enough so you can see through a small gap could be costly. Set aside enough time in the morning to scrape off all the ice and snow so that you have full visibility. Defective exterior lights - £1000 Like having snow covering your lights, defective exterior lights can be dangerous - particularly in the snow. Taking a quick look around your car after starting the engine and turning your lights on could save you £1,000
61 minutes | Dec 15, 2022
Plans to use ‘pushback’ tactics against small boats in the Channel have been ditched by the Home Office, the immigration minister confirmed yesterday. Robert Jenrick said analysis showed there were only ‘limited circumstances’ in which the turnaround idea could be deployed against dinghies. He said the proposals were ‘currently withdrawn’ and there were ‘no current plans’ to bring them into operation. Church worshippers cried 'heresy' at the Dean of Trinity College as they left a sermon claiming Jesus may have been transgender 'in tears'. But the view of a transgender Jesus is 'legitimate', according to Dr Michael Banner, the Dean who stepped in to defend the claim made at a Sermon last Sunday that Christ had a 'trans body'.Dr Michael Banner, the Dean of Trinity College, was backing up junior research fellow Joshua Heath, who displayed Renaissance and Medieval paintings of the crucifixion depicting a side wound that he likened to a vagina in front of the congregation.
60 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Preparing for UK Winter of Discontent
Britain is facing a winter of discontent after 100,000 civil servants voted to strike today as comrades on the rail network agreed new dates and nurses decided on taking industrial action for the first time in more than a century. Salto de Castro, found in north-western Spain, has 44 homes, a hotel, a church and a swimming pool has been put up for sale by the current owner. The village is built over 65,000 square feet along the hilltops in the province of Zamora, near Spain's border with Portugal. But despite its picturesque location, Salto de Castro is home to no inhabitants, and has been abandoned for more than three decades. Morocco announced on Friday, November 4, that it had appointed a new person to oversee the public company that is in charge of the project to construct a 40km tunnel under the Strait of Gibraltar to link the north African county to Spain. During the Moroccan government council meeting held on Thursday 3, it was decided to appoint AbdelKabir Zahoud. Spain briefly closed parts of its airspace over risks posed by a Chinese rocket re-entering Earth's atmosphere. Barcelona and Ibiza airports were among those impacted by the grounding, which lasted around 40 minutes on Friday. The decision came after China sent its powerful Long March 5B rocket to deliver the final module of its Tiangong space station. Greta Thunberg believes it is time for her to 'give up the megaphone' on climate change issues - but called for more 'civil disobedience' as eco-protests sweep Europe.The teenage activist, 19, wants to step out of the limelight to make room for people who are actually suffering the effects of climate change, four years after starting her world-famous 'school strike for climate' movement Four people were killed, including a teenager, and eight others were injured early on Sunday after a car rammed into members of a wedding party near Madrid following a brawl, police said.The fight erupted at dawn outside a restaurant that was hosting the wedding in Torrejón de Ardoz, some 25 kilometres northeast of Madrid. The new regulations, which introduced fines for both, produced the desired effect and while prostitution continues, it is hidden from view. Fewer homeless are now seen sleeping in the city centre and many have moved on to neighbouring Elche. Mariano Valera, Elche’s Social Rights councillor, condemned the Alicante City law, approved with the votes of the Partido Popular, Ciudadanos and Vox parties, as “shameful” when it came into force. Watching violent television programmes from a young age has been scientifically linked to poor performance at secondary school. Researchers from the University of Montreal analysed the content shown to nearly 2,000 children aged 3.5 to 4.5. When the kids turned 12, the team asked them and their teachers to evaluate how well they thought they were doing at school. It was found that boys and girls exposed to violent content in early childhood were more likely to experience 'increases in emotional distress' later on. Uk Labour's Ed Miliband today backed calls for taxpayers' money to be given to countries such as Pakistan and the Maldives for 'loss and damage' from climate change.The shadow climate and net zero secretary insisted it was 'morally right' to hand money to poorer nations that are 'on the frontline of the climate crisis'.As the Cop-27 climate change summit begins in Egypt, Mr Miliband stressed it would also be in Britain's 'self-interest' to boost aid to developing countries.But, while he highlighted both Pakistan and the Maldives as possible recipients of 'loss and damage' payments, he denied it would also see China handed cash
60 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll
@mattking and @vincetracy discussed the implications of #alcohol and #drugabuse from definitions of these terms via #teaching #experience #sport #rugby #judo #music #Spain #UK #theosaps #advertising #sponsors #centrepoint #emmerdale #coronationstreet #beer #spirits #depression #loneliness #socialdrinking #age
60 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Look at the Bigger Picture
All hell broke loose' in Dover yesterday when the driver was seen laughing as he threw the devices at the Western Jet Foil immigration centre on the dockside, where nearly 1,000 migrants were brought for processing less than 24 hours earlier.A council has broken up a family-of-eight after they were kicked out of their privately-rented home in June. Birmingham City Council could not find a home big enough to accommodate all of the family, with the family members split into two temporary houses instead of one.Emma Lee, who owns The Sutton Arms in Faceby, North Yorkshire, shared a public appeal urging the table of six to do the right thing and pay for their expensive meal. .Angry residents have hit out at late-night music and raucous football tournaments at a Holiday Inn Express that is housing 130 asylum seekers.They claim there has been 'really loud music all night long' at the site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, after refugee families were relocated and young men were housed at the hotel instead.Labour MP Rosie Duffield has slammed the British Transport Police (BTP) after they tweeted an appeal to identify a suspected flasher, referring to the suspect as 'them' rather than stating their gender.A former infant school headteacher has been accused of bullying her colleagues and favouring her husband, who was also a teacher on staff. Nicola Blythin was appointed headteacher at St Asaph VP School in North Wales in 2009 and was initially well liked and respected, a colleague said.Britain is falling further behind targets for its electric car charging infrastructure and a growing disparity in availability of public devices is making EV ownership in London extremely attractive but almost impossible in the north.Incredibly, there are more charging points in London's Westminster than in Birmingham, Liverpool and Greater Manchester combined, according to new data released from the Department for Transport this week.
60 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Look at the Biggger Picture
All hell broke loose' in Dover yesterday when the driver was seen laughing as he threw the devices at the Western Jet Foil immigration centre on the dockside, where nearly 1,000 migrants were brought for processing less than 24 hours earlier. A council has broken up a family-of-eight after they were kicked out of their privately-rented home in June. Birmingham City Council could not find a home big enough to accommodate all of the family, with the family members split into two temporary houses instead of one. Emma Lee, who owns The Sutton Arms in Faceby, North Yorkshire, shared a public appeal urging the table of six to do the right thing and pay for their expensive meal. . Angry residents have hit out at late-night music and raucous football tournaments at a Holiday Inn Express that is housing 130 asylum seekers.They claim there has been 'really loud music all night long' at the site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, after refugee families were relocated and young men were housed at the hotel instead. Labour MP Rosie Duffield has slammed the British Transport Police (BTP) after they tweeted an appeal to identify a suspected flasher, referring to the suspect as 'them' rather than stating their gender. A former infant school headteacher has been accused of bullying her colleagues and favouring her husband, who was also a teacher on staff. Nicola Blythin was appointed headteacher at St Asaph VP School in North Wales in 2009 and was initially well liked and respected, a colleague said. Britain is falling further behind targets for its electric car charging infrastructure and a growing disparity in availability of public devices is making EV ownership in London extremely attractive but almost impossible in the north.Incredibly, there are more charging points in London's Westminster than in Birmingham, Liverpool and Greater Manchester combined, according to new data released from the Department for Transport this week. This is the eye-popping moment a cyclist well and truly got his comeuppance after pushing a wheelie rider out of his way on a cycle lane in east London. A video shows a man wearing a blue helmet and back stretch out his arm and rudely push a young man in the middle of doing a wheelie. Against the odds, the youngster manages to stop from falling by putting his foot on the ground It is instead the aggressor whose bike flops sideways and he embarrassingly ends up falling down. He rolls several times on the pavement before coming to an abrupt stop. Joey Barton has been cleared of assaulting his wife after a judge ruled he could not have a fair trial because prosecutors would not call her to give evidence.The former Premier League midfielder, 40, was accused of pushing Georgia Barton, 36, to the floor before kicking her during a drunken row at their home in in Kew, south-west London on June 2 last year.
60 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
Not a United Kingdom
Former British fighter pilots are training the Chinese to shoot down Western aircraft, officials warned last night. Up to 30 pilots have recently moved to China after securing £250,000-a-year contracts to teach Western flying procedures, it was revealed. Nicola Sturgeon today claimed the UK is 'fundamentally on the wrong path' as the SNP leader continued her fresh push for Scottish independence. The Scottish First Minister insisted an independent Scotland would be able to have its own Scottish pound and dismissed suggestions that Scots would be required to use passports to get into England as 'utter nonsense'. But Ms Sturgeon admitted there would be other border checks for trade between Scotland and England. A primary school teacher who lost her job after she refused to address an eight-year-old pupil with male pronouns has launched legal action against the school's governors and the local council. The anonymous teacher is bringing a judicial review after she was sacked by the school earlier this year, with the case to be heard in the High Court in Birmingham next week. Wheelie bins could be a thing of the past as councils across the UK consider whether to roll out European-style 'super-bins' after a successful launch in Liverpool. The huge underground bins, a common feature in European cities such as Amsterdam, can hold up to 5,000 litres of waste - equating to a week's worth of rubbish from 20 houses. A massive £5.5bn was set aside for the Ajax light tanks . But the programme has been a disaster that has been plagued by glitches, with prototypes having damaged the hearing of the troops who tested it and made other personnel sick . Now, with £3.2bn of taxpayers' cash having been pumped into the scheme - which has so far failed to deliver a single one of the promised 589 tanks into service - fresh question marks are swirling whether it is time for the Ajax to be axed entirely. It comes as the new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, today warned 'there will be more difficult decisions to be made on both tax and spending' following his predecessor's disastrous 'mini-budget' last month, which caused financial chaos and led to pound plummeting in value. Three thugs caught on CCTV fleeing a shooting where a 13-year-old boy was left paralysed after being shot in the spine with a homemade gun have been jailed for life. Zidann Edwards and Diago Anderson, both 20, and 17-year-old Tafique Thomas gunned down the schoolboy after he 'strayed onto their turf' in Birmingham. The victim and his friends were on their way to get food when he was attacked in an underpass at Hockley Circus on November 18 last year. A court heard the teen was shot because he crossed into the territory of a notorious gang called Armed Response. Following the chilling attack, Edwards even made a drill rap music video expressing his regret that he had failed to kill the young boy. The victim managed to call 999 despite his injuries to tell the ambulance service he had been shot. Albanian migrants are working at cannabis farms within three days of crossing the Channel, an investigation has found. The men are being actively recruited by drug lords to cultivate cannabis in empty houses and industrial buildings that have been converted into production sites following their release from detention. Eco zealots Just Stop Oil blocked Park Lane and sprayed paint over an Aston Martin showroom in their latest display - hours after they were branded 'thugs and vandals' by the Home Secretary. A group of geology students almost became history after they risked their lives by standing under a fragile cliff prone to rockfalls. The 15 university students ignored warning signs about getting too close to the 150ft sandstone cliff at West Bay in Dorset during a field trip to the Jurassic Coast. Wearing yellow hard hats, the group huddled together by the cliff face to examine some of the 180 million year old rocks seemingly oblivious to the danger they were in. A shocked resident observed them for about 20 minutes. A family has revealed how their beloved three-year-old chihuahua was mauled to death by two 'vicious' dogs while out on an early morning walk. Tracey Logan, 51, was out for a walk with her chihuahua Belle on Wednesday morning when two dogs raced around a corner and attacked her pet. Her dog suffered a punctured lung and died at the scene in Seacroft, More than one in ten clamps attached to the wheels of untaxed vehicles in the last five years have been forcefully removed or damaged when vigilante motorists have tried to extract them, according to official figures.1. CCTV captured the horrific moment a motorcyclist hit three young schoolgirls while driving nearly double the speed limit in a hit-and-run. Oskars Bolsteins, 27, has been jailed after ploughing into the trio while driving 55mph in the 30mph in Southampton on August 1.
60 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Rocketing Electricity Prices in Spain
The price of electricity in Spain has been rising for more than a year, but on July 21st 2021, it reached a new historic high of €106.57 / MWh, according to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE). This amid an economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a national heatwave, has dealt another blow to Spanish pockets and has caused a wave of complaints. SPANISH town of Otero de Sanabria gets its own AVE train station for its 24 inhabitants Alfonso Fernandez Mañueco, the President of Castilla y Leon, accompanied by Raquel Sanchez, the Minister of Public Works, on Thursday, July 22, inaugurated the AVE new train station in the small town of Otero de Sanabria, which has just 24 inhabitants, who, after several months of seeing trains passing for Galicia, can now take advantage of the four daily services to Madrid and Galicia. In the UK This is the election that will determine the future of Labour — and perhaps whether it continues to exist as a party at all. No, not a plan to unseat Sir Keir Starmer — but the race to succeed 'Red Len' McCluskey as the leader of Unite, the 1.4-million strong trade union that the Corbyn-supporting McCluskey
60 minutes | May 13, 2021
Political Fallout from Madrid Elections
Podemos as a party was born from the 2011 citizen movement known as 15-M, a series of protests in response to austerity policies in place at the time and political corruption. The emergence of the group in 2014, led by Iglesias, who back then was a university professor and television host, shookup the traditional two-party system in Spain. In 2019, Podemos joined forces with the United Left (IU) and Equo, to create Unidas Podemos ahead of a general election that year. In Spain, large groups of revellers chanted 'Freedom' and sang songs as they unleashed their emotions and boozed on take-out alcohol after the threat of fines of more than £500 was lifted.There were reports of clashes between partygoers and police in some parts of Madrid as officers tried to dissolve large gatherings of people without face masks on.
60 minutes | Aug 20, 2015
Farewell to Cilla Black
In Spain a lady has been arrested in connection with fires around Mihas. A protester jumped into the bullring to comfort a dying bull....was Jaws seen in the waters of Benidorm? Swindlers have been caught in Magaluff and the Mayor of Madrid is accused of double standards and hypocrisy. In the UK....Will the Chilcott report ever be publishes?.....Jeremy Corbyn has admitted to keeping very dubious company....The Government has admitted to making fictitious testimonials on their leaflets.......Judge apologises for not being allowed to jail a paedophile.......The BBC adds another pornographic dramatisation.......Bullies are posting their sick videos on Facebook and a study has found the way to beat depression is to be around happy people!