Police have come under fire for suggesting that women should stop a bus if they are concerned about an officer stopping them following the murder of Sarah Everard.
Government ministers and Scotland Yard have been accused of being deaf to violence against women and girls after a series of suggestions about what action the public should take if they fear an official is acting illegally.
Other pieces of advice – including yelling at a passerby, running to a house, knocking on a door or calling 999 – have also met with heavy criticism, with one MP calling it “derisive”.
Patsy Stevenson, who was arrested at a vigil for Ms. Everard in the days following her murder, said the advice would be “almost ridiculous if it weren’t so disgusting”.
She told the PA news agency, “I have a feeling that they are just clinging to straws because the advice is not relevant. It’s like a distraction because, first of all, in this situation you can’t just stop and call a bus or a taxi or something.
“Can you imagine the mistrust people have when they have to protect themselves from the police in this way? That’s shocking. “
Rap star Nines, who tops the charts, was jailed after admitting he had a plan to import cannabis
Chart topper Nines was sentenced to 28 months in prison for importing 28 kg of cannabis from Spain and Poland to the UK.
The musician, whose real name is Courtney Freckleton, 31, was referred to as the “big boss” by his co-conspirators in the large-scale cannabis import operation.
The father of two used the encrypted messaging service Encrochat to notify an unknown exporter who was using the handle “MicroBird” to arrange a shipment of cannabis, which they called “Cali”.
Some of the cannabis was imported in kettles brought to the UK from Poland, the court said.
Nines, who topped the UK album charts last year with his third studio release, Crabs In A Bucket, performed alongside Jason Thompson, 35, at Harrow Crown Court in northwest London on Friday.
Nines from Barbican in central London and Thompson from Barnet in north London announced between Jan.
Wetherspoons sinks to its worst loss since the Covid bans began
Pub chain Wetherspoons posted its biggest loss on record as the business suffered badly from the Covid-19 restrictions that hit the sector.
The company has only suffered losses in three of its 37 years – 1984, 2020 and 2021.
But the 12 months to July 25th were the worst yet, dropping to a pre-tax loss of £ 154.7 million, down from £ 34.1 million the previous year. Sales fell from 1.26 billion pounds to 772.6 million pounds.
Founder and Chairman Tim Martin said he remains hopeful for the future and customers have been returning since lockdown restrictions were relaxed this summer.
However, filling vacancies proved difficult in some areas – especially in “residence” locations in different parts of the country.
He also attacked the government for its handling of the sector during the pandemic, claiming the application of lockdown restrictions was “a threat to civil society and democracy”.
Beatrice reveals the little daughter’s name next to the picture of the baby’s feet
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi named their daughter Sienna Elizabeth and posted a picture showing prints of their tiny feet.
The Queen’s twelfth great-grandchild was born just before midnight on Saturday, September 18, weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces.
Beatrice tweeted the name of the newest member of the royal family on Friday.
She wrote: “We are happy to announce that we have named our daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.
“We’re all fine and Wolfie is Sienna’s best big brother.”