THE Aquarius is operated by the charity SOS Mediterranean, which said on Twitter on Sunday that the group on board were mainly sub-Saharan Africans picked up in six different rescue operations off the coast of Libya. The ship had been stranded in the Mediterranean as both Italy and Malta refused to allow the vessel into port. Where is the Aquarius ship now? The ship is now on its way to Spain and the port of Valencia after Spain's new socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the Iberian country would welcome the migrants. A statement released on Monday afternoon said: “The prime minister has given instructions so that Spain can fulfil its international humanitarian crisis commitments and has announced that the Aquarius will be welcomed into a Spanish port ... It is our duty to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a ‘safe harbour’ to these people in accordance with international law.” The UN's refugee agency had called for the ship which … [Read more...] about Where is the Aquarius ship now, why wouldn’t Italy or Malta take it and how many migrants are on board?
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A DEVASTATING fire which ripped through the Grenfell tower block in West London left 71 people dead and hundreds homeless. Investigations and recovery operations took months and an inquest continues following the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of June 14, 2017. Here's what we know... How many people died in the Grenfell Tower fire? Police revealed in November 2017, more than five months after the fire, that 71 people had died including a stillborn baby. The first victims were named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Al Haj Ali, 23, and artist Khadija Saye, 24. A public inquiry into the cause and spread of the fire officially opened on September 14, 2017 - exactly three months on from the inferno. Recently retired lord justice of appeal, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, was appointed to lead the Grenfell Tower public inquiry. The 70-year-old hopes to produce an interim report by Easter 2018. On September 19, police revealed they were considering pursuing individual manslaughter … [Read more...] about Grenfell Tower victims – how many people died in the London fire in June 2017?
MARATHON runners have been warned to take extra precautions while running in 21C heat during the 2018 event in London. Let’s take a look at how dangerous running the 26.2 mile race is. How many people have died running the London marathon? Since the inaugural race in 1981, 11 runners have died, reports The Guardian. Seven cardiac deaths occurred between 1991 and 2003, according to Peak Performance. In 2000, a man collapsed on the finishing line complaining of neck pain and died the following day in hospital of a brain haemorrhage. A study by the American College of Cardiology in 2009, found that the risk of death from running a marathon is 0.8 per 100,000 people. This is significantly lower than dying from childbirth in the UK which in 2012 was 8.6 in 100,000 births, reports the Telegraph. Here are some notable deaths from recent years at the London Marathon. 2007: David Rogers, aged 22, died from hyponatremia (caused by low sodium in the blood) 2012: Claire Squires, aged 30, … [Read more...] about How many people have died running the London Marathon, what’s the hottest temperature ever and is fancy dress dangerous?
STABBINGS are on the rise as new figures show a surge in violent crime across the UK. But how many took place in London and how much have they increased by? We take a look at the harrowing statistics. How many stabbings took place in London and other regions in the UK over the last year? At the time of writing at least 35 people have been killed as a result of knife crimes in London. There were 37, 443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 recorded gun offences in the year up to September 2017. In London the problem was even more pronounced than the rest of the country, with 12,980 knife crimes taking place in the capital - 2,452 more than the equivalent year. Four teenagers were stabbed to death in London on New Year's Eve alone, and 22 were killed in March alone - making London deadlier than New York. The US city had a mere 21 killings in comparison. Commander Neil Jerome of the Met's territorial policing command condemned the crimes, saying the four families had lost a loved one to … [Read more...] about How many London stabbings have there been in 2018 and are attacks on the rise? Knife crime statistics in the UK
THE sickening Scot committed his first murder at the age of 16 and went on to commit a horrific spate of sexual offences and murders. But who is Angus Sinclair, what were the World's End Murders, and what does Mark Williams-Thomas say about him in his ITV crime drama? Here's everything we know on the unrepentant killer. Who is Angus Sinclair? Angus Robertson Sinclair was a Scottish serial killer who raped and strangled his female victims. Born in 1945, he carried out numerous acts of rape, sexual assault and murder from the age of 16. In 1970, after getting out of prison for murdering an eight-year-old girl, he married trainee nurse Sarah Hamilton. Sarah gives birth to their son two years later - making him around 45 years old if still alive now. Sinclair himself is currently in jail, said to be extremely ill and frail. In 2014 Sinclair's case made legal history when he was jailed for a minimum of 37 years for the murder of two teenage girls four decades before. The jail term was … [Read more...] about Who is Angus Sinclair, what were the World’s End Murders in Edinburgh and how many killings was he convicted of?