NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

News for today comes from InYourArea. The UK’s finance minister, or Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced an emergency GBP £5 billion business grants lifeline for firms brought to their knees by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Most … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

NEWS DIGEST 27.02.2021: Ghosts, viruses and pricey mansions in east London

Good morning. Today’s news comes from a brand-new source, specifically for our local area, named InYourArea. For locals interested in contacting the ‘other side’, a series of ‘Spiritual Mediumship Evenings’ with local mediums is being held throughout next month at … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.02.2021: Ghosts, viruses and pricey mansions in east London

NSA DOCUMENT THEFT: Former employee accused of ‘biggest theft of gov’t documents ever’ changes court plea

Baltimore, United States VIJAY SHAH via MIKE HELLGREN and CBS   A former contractor of the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) who stood accused of stealing documents from his workplace in what some have billed the biggest theft of American … Continue reading NSA DOCUMENT THEFT: Former employee accused of ‘biggest theft of gov’t documents ever’ changes court plea

MAN SHOOTS AT CHILD: 14-year-old African-American boy shot at just for asking directions

Rochester Falls – VIJAY SHAH via Metro UK tabloid newspaper Metro reported this past Friday on an allegedly racially-motivated shooting of a 14-year-old African-American student by a white American homeowner, after the student asked for directions when he missed his bus. The homeowner is currently on trial for the incident. The boy, Brennan Walker, was experiencing difficulties getting to his destination after missing the scheduled transport due to oversleeping, and knocked on the door of Jeffrey and Dana Ziegler in the town of Rochester Falls, in Michigan. Dana Ziegler noticed Walker walking towards her door and thought the boy was … Continue reading MAN SHOOTS AT CHILD: 14-year-old African-American boy shot at just for asking directions

CHEMICAL ‘COWARDS’ – Pair of robbers who attacked women with ammonia jailed

London – VIJAY SHAH via ALEX SHAW and Newham Recorder Two vicious criminals who laughed as they launched attacks on people have been sentenced by a judge who described their attacks as ‘horrifying, cruel and barbaric’ have been sentenced, the Newham Recorder reports. Joshua Jordan and Sadik Kamara launched attacks on women using ammonia liquid, which thy sprayed on their victims in order to rob them. After spraying the ‘high strength corrosive liquid’ in the violent robberies on two victims, they were reported as leaving the scenes laughing by witnesses. Kamara, aged 24, of Booth Road, Silvertown, and his accomplice … Continue reading CHEMICAL ‘COWARDS’ – Pair of robbers who attacked women with ammonia jailed

TURKEY COUP: Taraf journalists in ‘unfair’ trial

Istanbul, TURKEY VIJAY SHAH via Index on Citizenship Free expression advocate Index on Citizenship has launched a campaign this month to free several Turkish journalists who have been detained in the wake of the failed coup against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which took place in July with the loss of 250 lives. In the crackdown that followed, thousands of police officers, generals, military stuff and others have been fired, transferred and arrested as the Erdogan administration seeks to purge the country of coup plotters and supporters. On the 2nd September (this past Friday), the final leg of a trial involving … Continue reading TURKEY COUP: Taraf journalists in ‘unfair’ trial