Monday 16th April 2018

World

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Woman in her 30s stabbed to death in Brixton

A man believed to be known to the victim is arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing in south London.

Police arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of murder after they were called to the incident in Sudbourne Road at 6.36pm on Sunday.

A Met Police spokesman told Sky News: "Officers attended, along with London's Air Ambulance.

"A female, believed to be aged in her 30s, was found suffering from stab wounds.

"Despite the efforts of paramedics she was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits.

Read in full – Sky News

 

Syria air strikes: Theresa May faces MPs' questions

Theresa May is to face MPs' questions about her decision to authorise air strikes against the Syrian government.

Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma.

Labour has called for the law to be changed for any future interventions.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson promised MPs would have "abundant time" to have their say.

Sites near Damascus and Homs were hit on Saturday in response to the alleged chemical attack on Douma on 7 April.

Both Syria, which denies any chemical use, and Russia, which provides military support to the Syrian government, have reacted angrily to the action.

Read In Full – BBC NEWS

 

Stephen Lawrence's father: I forgive killers

It's almost 25 years since teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in an attack by five white youths at a bus stop in south-east London. His father, Dr Neville Lawrence, has told the BBC he has forgiven the killers. But he added that he still felt the pain of his first child being "murdered for senseless reasons". Two men were jailed for life in 2012 for Stephen's murder. Three others were publicly named as suspects but police have said fresh prosecutions are unlikely .

Read in full – BBC NEWS 

 

 

WALES

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Salisbury counter-terrorism detectives set to question former KGB agent over death of Welsh spy

Police are probing links ­between “spy in the bag” victim Gareth Williams and the poisoning of father and daughter Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Williams, 31, a codebreaker at Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping centre who was on secondment to MI6, was found dead inside a locked red holdall in his bath eight years ago.

At the time his bizarre death in his London flat was dismissed as a sex game that had gone wrong.

But this week two counter-terrorism detectives from Salisbury, Wilts – where the Skripals were poisoned by a Russian nerve agent – will question KGB defector Boris Karpichkov about Williams’ death.

Read In Full – Wales Online  

 

Inquiry into Lengthy wait

An urgent inquiry into ambulance response times is being demanded following the death of an 80-year-old man who waited 30 hours to be taken into hospital.

Caroline Jones, AM for South Wales West, is lobbying Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething in an attempt to have a wider review following the tragic death of John Williams, who is suspected to have had dementia.

Mr Williams waited 23 hours at his Gowerton home after hitting his head - 11 of them on the floor - before an ambulance arrived.

He faced another seven hours in the back of an ambulance outside Swansea’s Morriston Hospital before finally being admitted - only for him to die a few days later.

His son Darren said he had expected him to return home after his hospital care but he never did.

Read In Full – Wales Online 

 

Tick Fears at School in North Wales

 A school in Llandudno has had to close off parts of its grounds because the areas have been invaded by goats.

Ysgol San Sior primary school is on the lower slopes of the Great Orme headland, where a herd of Kashmiri goats have lived since Victorian times.

But some of the herd have come down off the headland and there are fears they have left ticks on the school field.

Conwy council said the goats had been driven out of the herd by rival goats.

They have then headed down the hill to the school, eating fruit trees the children have planted and leaving droppings behind.

The school's head teacher Ian Keith Jones said: "My first job when I arrive at school in the morning is to chase the goats off the school grounds.

"We've had several children come to the office having picked up a tick on the sports field. It's very worrying as ticks can cause health problems.

"We're a school which tries hard to be environmentally friendly and teach children about the importance of nature. But the goats are causing too many problems.

"The children have been growing fruit trees, and they're really disappointed when the trees are damaged by the goats breaking in and eating them."

Read In Full – BBC WALES NEWS

 

WOMEN

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Labour MP Jess Phillips explains how female friendship became her coping strategy to improve her wellbeing and mental health.

 It’s Friday morning and Labour politician Jess Phillips, 36, has finished the school run and is now sat in a local coffee shop to meet her five best female friends to catch up. Every week without exception the group of women spend an hour together, in the same location, with the same drink order. “But don’t put the name of the place, because then someone might come along and ask me about Brexit and that would ruin it,” she laughs.

Phillips, who has been the MP for Birmingham Yardley since May 2015 and is also on the Women and Equalities Committee, credits the strength of her female friendships, and time dedicated to her family and two children, as her primary way of coping with the pressures of her career, and well-documented struggle with anxiety.

Read In Full – Huffington Post

 

Former US first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and has decided to no longer receive medical treatment, a family spokesman has said.

"Following a recent series of hospitalisations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care," Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Mr McGrath did not provide any further information on the nature of her illness, but confirmed she is at her home in Houston.

Read In full – SKY NEWS

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