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Man arrested over A61 crash that killed six – as police appeal for witnesses who saw Porsche | UK News

Man arrested over A61 crash that killed six – as police appeal for witnesses who saw Porsche | UK News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving over a crash that killed six people, including two children. The crash between a Ford Focus carrying a family and a motorbike with a husband and wife riding it happened on the A61 between Wakefield and Barnsley just before 4pm on Sunday. Police have appealed for anyone who saw a grey coloured Porsche 911 in the area around the time of the collision to come forward. Shane Roller, 33, his 30-year-old partner Shannen Morgan and their daughters Rubie and Lillie Morgan-Roller, aged nine and four, were killed in the crash. A GoFundMe page set up for their surviving daughter, who is understood not to have been with them at the time, reached more than £340,000 by Wednesday afternoon. The page, set up by family friend Paul Hepple, said the 11-year-old had “lost her whole world in an instant” and that he had been looking after her since the tragedy. But Mr Hepple said she is going to be staying with her “amazing, …

At least 11 killed and dozens missing as Chinese bridge collapses amid floods | China

At least 11 killed and dozens missing as Chinese bridge collapses amid floods | China

Torrential rain has caused a bridge to collapse in northern China, killing 11 people and leaving more than 30 missing, state media has said. The bridge over a river in Shangluo, Shaanxi province, buckled at about 8.40pm on Friday “due to a sudden downpour and flash floods”, the Xinhua agency said, citing the provincial public relations department. The state broadcaster CCTV said nearly 20 vehicles and more than 30 people remained missing. The 11 confirmed victims were found inside five vehicles that had been recovered from the water, CCTV said. Images on state TV showed a partially submerged section of the bridge with the river rushing over it. One witness told local media he had approached the bridge but other drivers started “yelling at me to brake and stop the car”. “A truck in front of me didn’t stop and fell into the water,” said the witness. The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has called for “all-out efforts” to find those still missing, CCTV said. Large portions of northern and central China have been battered since …

Bangladesh demonstrations descend into violence, dozens killed

Bangladesh demonstrations descend into violence, dozens killed

NEW DELHI — Bangladesh announced a nationwide curfew on Friday evening after clashes between police and various student groups killed dozens of people amid a violent backlash to a new policy to reserve a portion of government jobs for descendants of the nation’s freedom fighters. In the capital, Dhaka, protesters attacked the state television headquarters and set fire to police booths Thursday as they called for a “complete shutdown” of the country. Running street battles between security forces using rubber bullets and tear gas and crudely armed protesters forced life in several neighborhoods to a halt, with streets emptying of traffic and even the cabinet canceling its meetings, Bangladeshi media reported. More than 150 students were being treated at a Dhaka hospital for injuries after being hit by rubber bullets, Agence France-Presse reported. There were also reports of clashes between protesters agitating against the job quotas and the student wing of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling party, the Awami League. Nayeemul Islam Khan, a spokesperson for Hasina, told AFP on Friday that the military will …

As a child, I was relentlessly abused by a Catholic priest. As an adult, it almost killed me twice | Rape and sexual assault

As a child, I was relentlessly abused by a Catholic priest. As an adult, it almost killed me twice | Rape and sexual assault

It was November 1970 and Northern Ireland was sliding into the Troubles, but for Gerard Gorman, a new pupil at St Colman’s College, the horror of that era began when Fr Malachy Finegan summoned him into a room, closed the door and told him to sit on a sofa. Gorman was 11 years old and small for his age, with big blue eyes. Two months earlier, he had started as a boarder at the Catholic boys’ school in Newry, County Armagh. Staff tended to be aloof or intimidating, except Finegan, the religious education teacher, who was solicitous and avuncular. More than half a century later, Gorman can still picture the scene on that autumn day. He had been with other boys, running to the dormitory, when Finegan beckoned him from a doorway into his sitting room. It overlooked playing fields and had a TV and a bag of sweets on a table. The priest sat beside the boy. He was a big man with huge ears that had earned him the nickname Floppy. There was a bit of …

Israeli army says eight soldiers killed in armoured vehicle in southern Gaza

Israeli army says eight soldiers killed in armoured vehicle in southern Gaza

Eight Israeli soldiers were killed in a blast in southern Gaza Saturday, the military said, in one of its heaviest losses of the war, as witnesses reported street battles between troops and Palestinian militants.  Issued on: 15/06/2024 – 17:56Modified: 15/06/2024 – 22:55 3 min The military said the soldiers were killed when the Namer armoured vehicle they were travelling in exploded near Gaza’s far-southern city of Rafah, where troops are engaged in fierce street battles. “There was a very serious damage to the vehicle and those in it, and a large explosion making it difficult to identify and locate the bodies,” it said. Military spokesman Daniel Hagari told a televised briefing that the blast was “apparently from an explosive device planted in the area or from the firing of an anti-tank missile”. Saturday’s losses were among the heaviest for the military since it began its ground offensive in Gaza on October 27 and took its overall toll since then to 306 deaths. 43:47 Eight months and counting: How to get Israel and Hamas to seal …

Boy who killed teenager in brutal murder rapped about knives and drugs age 9

Boy who killed teenager in brutal murder rapped about knives and drugs age 9

One of Britain’s youngest killers rapped about knives and drugs in front of his grandmother aged just nine, it has emerged. The boy, who was one of two 12-year-olds found guilty on Monday of the brutal murder of teenager Shawn Seesahai with a machete, was such a menace to his local area that a neighbour barricaded his home with barbed wire and metal bars. He, along with his friend, are believed to be the youngest defendants convicted of murder in Britain since Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, both aged 11, were found guilty in 1993 of killing two-year-old James Bulger. They are also thought to be the UK’s youngest knife murderers ever. Even after he was arrested, the boy drew pictures of knives while in custody, which prosecutors said showed his interest in deadly weapons. But his obsession with crime and violence appeared to develop years beforehand. In an Instagram video unearthed by The Telegraph, the youngster can be heard rapping along to Loading by Central Cee, a song that mentions “pokers”,  UK slang for …

The period that almost killed me: ‘My mam was told, if you take her home, she won’t last the night’ | Women’s health

The period that almost killed me: ‘My mam was told, if you take her home, she won’t last the night’ | Women’s health

When she was 16, Marjolein Robertson had a period that stopped and started, stopped and started again, then didn’t stop. “It picked up in pace and volume for days and days,” she says. “I remember talking to my friends about it, but we were all clueless. I was changing my pad and my tampon every half-hour but I still thought: ‘It’s OK, it going to stop eventually.’ In my head, it was a sac of blood. It can only have so much volume.” Her higher-English exam was approaching. Her mother said they’d get that out of the way then see a doctor – but on the night before the exam, the bleeding was too much. Her mum took her to their local hospital on Shetland. “She thought they could give me something to stop the bleeding, then we’d go home so I could do my exam,” says Robertson. “We walked in, the doctor and nurse asked: ‘What’s wrong?’ and I started crying, saying I was having ‘a really bad period’. I think that was the …

Dozens reported killed in Israeli ‘targeted air strike’ on UN-run school in Gaza

Dozens reported killed in Israeli ‘targeted air strike’ on UN-run school in Gaza

Israel hit a Gaza school on Thursday with what it described as a targeted airstrike on up to 30 Hamas fighters inside, while a Hamas official said 40 people including women and children were killed as they sheltered in the U.N. site. Issued on: 06/06/2024 – 05:59Modified: 06/06/2024 – 09:52 4 min The strike took place at a sensitive moment in mediated negotiations on a ceasefire agreement entailing the release of hostages seized by Hamas on Oct. 7 and some of the Palestinians held in Israeli jails. Hamas seeks a permanent end to the war.  Israel says it must destroy the Islamist group first. The United States issued a joint statement with other countries on Thursday calling on Israel and Hamas to make whatever compromises were necessary to finalise a deal as the two sides gave contradictory accounts of the school attack. Ismail Al-Thawabta, the director of the Hamas-run government media office, rejected Israel’s assertion that the U.N. school in Nuseirat, in central Gaza, had hidden a Hamas command post. “The occupation uses … false …

‘Words can’t describe the pain’: wife pays tribute to woman killed on Bournemouth beach | UK news

‘Words can’t describe the pain’: wife pays tribute to woman killed on Bournemouth beach | UK news

The family of a woman stabbed to death on a Dorset beach have paid tribute to a beautiful and loving daughter, wife and mother. Sports coach Amie Gray, 34, was stabbed numerous times in an attack on her and another woman, 38, on Bournemouth beach. Amie’s wife, Sian Gray, said: “Words cannot describe the pain that we feel. Amie was the most loving wife and mother. Her giggly laugh and big smile will be hard to be without. A larger than life character. I will miss you immensely my love. To the moon and back, forever and always.” She added: “Thank you for all of the love and support shown and for respecting our privacy. It is a difficult time for everyone.” Gray’s mother, Sharon Macklin, said: “As a family we are devastated to have lost one of the most amazing, funny, kind and energetic souls. When Amie entered a room it filled with laughter and her presence could not be ignored. “She was beautiful inside and out and there are no words that can …