A MUM caught driving after a boozy night out has laughed as she left court after dodging unpaid work - because she would "just get a sicknote". Armani Nicholson, 29, was fined £120 after the court heard she had a history of handing sicknotes into the probation service. The stay-at-home mum, who pockets £900-a-month in benefits, even protested at the fine, asking "How will I pay it with money I'm getting?" Magistrates chose to fine Nicholson instead of giving her unpaid work after a probation worker said: "I've no doubt she will be straight off to pick up a sicknote." But she seemed delighted as she left South Tyneside Magistrates' Court, banned from the roads for the second time in four years, Chronicle Live reported. The court heard Nicholson had been on a night out with friends when she fled a club about 2.30am in September after another group was kicked out for causing a "fracas". Despite having been on the night out, Nicholson grabbed her keys to drive to her … [Read more...] about Drink drive stay-at-home mum laughs as she walks away from court after dodging unpaid work because ‘she’d just get a sicknote’
In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) WASHINGTON — Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It’s the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area. Carlson, in a phone interview with his network Thursday night, called the incident “chilling” and “upsetting.” Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department reported that officers were summoned to Carlson’s home Wednesday evening and found about 20 protesters and a commonly used anarchy symbol spray-painted on the driveway. A brief video posted on social media by a group calling itself “Smash Racism DC” shows people standing outside a darkened home and chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we … [Read more...] about Police probe protest at Tucker Carlson’s home as hate crime
News / UK and world by Press Association November 9, 2018, 12:59 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Schools that were rated as “requires improvement” in their last two Ofsted inspections will have access to up to £16,000, the Government has announced. The Department for Education (DfE) said under-performing schools will receive extra support to help raise classroom standards. It comes after Education Secretary Damian Hinds said he wanted to simplify the school accountability system and give teachers the freedom to get on with their jobs without interference. In an announcement on Friday the DfE said struggling schools would also receive support from a high-performing school leader. It added that floor and coasting standards are to be used to identify schools that need help, rather than as triggers for intervention. Regional Schools Commissioners will no longer issue warning notices to schools on educational … [Read more...] about Schools to access up to £16,000 if rated as ‘requiring improvement’ twice
BRITAIN faces a double whammy of gale force winds and flooding later today causing power cuts, train delays or cancellations and road closures. The Met Office has issued a “danger to life” warning for many parts of the country with heavy rain falling in a short space of time. A yellow warning has been issued for south-west England as well as Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland. Problems will be increased due to the large amount of rain falling withing six to nine hours which will be moving easterly as the day goes on. Between 15-25ml of rain is expected later on today with higher ground getting between 40-60ml. There is also an amber warning for south-west Wales where 20-40ml of rain is expected. Gale force winds are also expected where the worst affected areas – south-west England, mainly Devon and Cornwall, west Wales and western Scotland – will get gusts between 50-55mph inland but in coastal parts this will increase to between 60-70mph. Winds could … [Read more...] about UK weather ‘danger to life’ warning issued as floods set to batter Britain – but how will you be affected?
By Cicero Estrella | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: November 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm | UPDATED: November 9, 2018 at 4:54 am There are first-world problems, and then there are first-world problems, Rudy Giuliani edition. In what will likely become a contentious uncoupling, the former New York City mayor and his estranged wife Judith Giuliani entered divorce court earlier this week and among the issues they squabbled over were Rudy Giuliani’s alleged lack of spousal support, country club membership costs, which spouse will be allowed to continue hobnobbing at said country club, and Rudy Giuliani’s exorbitant spending ways, which included in recent months spending thousands on cigars and pens. Even the judge was flummoxed by the couple’s $230,000-plus monthly budget, according to the Daily News. “It seems both parties spend money on certain expenses that are beyond what most Americans spend for clothing, for instance. That was their lifestyle,” … [Read more...] about Rudy Giuliani’s wife demands her ‘skrilla’ as divorce proceedings begin