THERESA May was the target of terrorists who plotted to blow up the gates of Downing Street before stabbing the Prime Minister in a suicide mission, a court heard. Naa'Imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, planned a "full frontal assault" on the security gates with bombs hidden inside his rucksack and jacket, it was said. In the mayhem that followed he planned to rush to the door of Number 10, the Old Bailey heard. In Telegram messages sent to undercover MI5 spies he said his objective, encouraged by his uncle who had travelled to Syria, was "nothing less than the death of the leaders of parliament", jurors were told. Rahman recorded a martyrdom video swearing allegiance to Islamic State which he sent to accomplice Mohammad Imran, 22. He is alleged to have planned to use the video as a "Gold Card" to travel to Syria and be accepted into the ranks of Islamic State. Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC said: "Rahman his settled conclusion was that lethal violence here, directed at the very heart of the … [Read more...] about ISIS ‘fanatic plotted to knife Theresa May to death after blowing up Downing Street gates’
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Plans to build a fence to combat fly-tipping have been criticised over fears offenders could dump rubbish through a maintenance gap. Sunderland City Council’s (SCC) area development sub-committee met on June 4 to discuss plans for 20 metres of new fencing near Newport Dene.The SCC-submitted application includes a 2.5 metre fence near The Crescent, in New Silksworth, after councillors demanded action to tackle fly-tipping.But plans for a gap to allow access to a telegraph pole were criticised, with Coun Colin English questioning how effective the fence would be.“They will walk down the side where the telegraph pole is and dump it. Just put in a gate,” he said.Coun Patricia Smith also acknowledged that ground levels near Newport Dene and public right of ways had made the fence “difficult to design”.“I don’t know whether the gap should be that big,” she added.A planning officer explained the gap was needed for technicians to perform … [Read more...] about Plan for new fence in Sunderland street to curb fly-tipping criticised
THIS is the moment a toddler pulled off an impressive escape - wriggling and twisting his way through a garden gate. Three-year-old Austin Gilbert made the daring escape before running free around his local street in Bristol, all while his dad had popped to the loo. Mum Hannah, 32, revealed the little boy had been alone for barely two minutes when he ran to the iron gate, crawling through the bars and playing outside. She said her "mummy sense" had kicked in - frantically searching for the tot around their Whitchurch home, until Hannah managed to find him on the other side of their locked gate. The mum said: "I was getting ready because we were heading off to a party and it was the sound of the gate that awakened what I call my ‘mummy sense’. "I ran around the side of the house and he was there on the other side of the locked gate. I ran inside to check the front door and that was locked." She said that "every instinct" that she had was to yell at Austin and tell him off, … [Read more...] about Moment ‘Houdini’ toddler, three, wriggles through iron garden gate and runs into street after dad nipped to the loo
BILL Gates has warned the United States is headed for another financial meltdown on the scale of the 2008 recession. The billionaire Microsoft founder, 62, gave the stark prediction during an ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A on Reddit last week. When asked if he thought the US would be hit by another major financial crisis he replied: “Yes. It is hard to say when but this is a certainty.” The 2008 financial crisis was triggered in the US over problems in the country’s subprime property market and then grew into a devastating global recession. The effects of that are still being felt today with an estimated one in three Americans having not recovered financially a decade on from the recession, according to CNBC. Although Gates has predicted a similar financial meltdown, he remains fairly optimistic about the ability to recover from any downturn. At the end of the 'Ask Me Anything' session, Gates said: “Despite this prediction of bumps ahead, I am quite … [Read more...] about Bill Gates warns of another financial crash as bad as the 2008 Great Recession
THE murder of Stephen Lawrence shocked Britain and lead to one of the most wide-reaching inquiries in police history. It would take nearly twenty years for anyone to be brought to justice for the racist slaying, here's what you need to know about the teen's evil killers. How was Stephen Lawrence murdered? Stephen was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Eltham, South-East London, on April 22 1993. The teen was murdered as he waited at a bus stop with his friend Duwayne Brooks. What followed was a years long battle for justice led by Stephen's family and judicial reviews that would expose racism within the Met. The day after the killing a letter naming suspects was left in a phone box. In May and June 1993 police arrested five suspects and charged two, but the charges were dropped a month later with cops saying Duwayne's ID evidence was unreliable. The following year the CPS again refused to prosecute suspects, despite new evidence being brought forward. Stephen's angry parents … [Read more...] about Who are Stephen Lawrence’s killers, how did Gary Dobson and David Norris murder the teenager and where are they now?