Sixteen people killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Credit: AP Photo/Achala Upendra Sixteen people including six children were killed in Sri Lanka on Friday when suicide Islamists  blew themselves up in a raid, police report. Sri Lankan security forces were raiding a house in search of suspects connected with the Easter suicide bombings when militants opened fire and set off explosives. The gun battle between troops and the suspected Islamists erupted in Sainthamaruthu … Continue reading Sixteen people killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Extinction rebellion: Canary Wharf Station and London Stock Exchange blocked by protesters

Credit: Mason Boycott-Owen/PA Climate change activists climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train, while simultaneously others targeted the London Stock Exchange on Thursday. The Extinction Rebellion protesters were singing and holding banners at Canary Wharf station including one that read “Business as usual = Death”. Activists said the poster referenced the “financial sector’s role in our collective suicide” It’s bizarre we have … Continue reading Extinction rebellion: Canary Wharf Station and London Stock Exchange blocked by protesters

Schoolgirl killed herselft after being ‘overwhelmed’ by social media

A 12-year-old girl who hanged herself was influenced by social media and felt ‘emotionally overwhelmed’, a coroner said on Tuesday. Jessica Scatterson, from Dallam in Warrington, was found dead in her bedroom on 22 April 2017 with the word RIP written on her heel. In the days before her death, Jessica exchanged ‘unpleasant’ messages with her school friends and uploaded posts that had suicidal nature. … Continue reading Schoolgirl killed herselft after being ‘overwhelmed’ by social media

Gangs targeting autistic gamers in a bid to create cybercriminals

Credit: News Field Organised crime groups are using computer games to recruit autistic teenagers to become the next generation of cybercriminals, police warn. Officers believe that gangsters are exploiting youngsters’ desire to fit into a virtual world that values their computer skills. According to the police, criminals identify children who cheat at computer games and draw them into committing more serious cybercrimes. ‘Internet is a … Continue reading Gangs targeting autistic gamers in a bid to create cybercriminals

Burglar jailed for more than three years

A thirty-five-year old burglar was jailed at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today for more than three years for a break-in and an attempted burglary. Edward Williams, of no fixed addresses, pleaded guilty to the charges of burglary, attempted burglary, and theft. He broke into an address in Manor Road, Chigwell, from where £50, 000 worth of designer clothes and shoes were taken on October 7, 2017 … Continue reading Burglar jailed for more than three years

Millions of patients to see doctors by Skype under NHS plan

  Skype consultations will replace hospital appointments within five years as part of Theresa May’s long term NHS plan. The PM revealed her strategy at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Trust in Liverpool last Monday. The plan details an ambition to scrap unnecessary doctor appointments and transform the current model of healthcare in the UK. While cutting the NHS spending with millions, it will put people … Continue reading Millions of patients to see doctors by Skype under NHS plan

PM David Cameron calls for changes in the EU

Britain ‘might drift towards the exit’ if the EU fails to reform and address its problems, said PM David Cameron during a speech in Bloomberg. According to the PM, the Eurozone lacked the right governance and structures to safeguard the single currency. As main problems existing in the EU, David Cameron outlined the ‘crises of European competitiveness’ as well as the ‘gap between EU and … Continue reading PM David Cameron calls for changes in the EU

Essex’s libraries face closure under council plans

A third of Essex’s libraries could close by 2024 as a result of a ‘collapse’ in library usage. Essex County Council revealed its plans last Thursday and suggested an online-service, 24hours a day, 7 days a week instead. According to the council, the number of borrowed books has halved, which makes the libraries ‘no longer viable’ in their present traditional form. ‘Technology has transformed how … Continue reading Essex’s libraries face closure under council plans