SUNDAY marks the anniversary of the London Bridge attacks, which engulfed the capital in a night of panic and terror. Here's how you can pay your respects and show your solidarity with those who died and survived the night of June 3. What was the London Bridge attack? Eight people were killed and 48 injured after Islamist terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on the night of June 3, 2017. The attackers - who were wearing fake explosive vests - began running out and stabbing people around Borough market in a lethal eight-minute rampage. All three perpetrators – Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22 – were shot dead by police. The victims of the attack were Christine Archibald, 30, Xavier Thomas, 45, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39. London Bridge attack minute's silence - what time is it happening on June 3? A minute’s silence is … [Read more...] about London Bridge attack minute’s silence – what time is it happening on June 3?
THE sister of one of the London Bridge terrorists today tearfully revealed she fears for her life after falling victim to revenge attacks. The 29-year-old, who wasn't named when she appeared on This Morning, said she too feels "like a casualty" of the atrocity after brother Khuram Butt and his two accomplices killed eight people on June 3 last year. All three terrorists were shot dead by armed cops after ramming a van in pedestrians before hacking at revellers in a murderous rampage through Borough Market. Butt's sister told This Morning she "can't ever forgive" her brother after her family suffered revenge attacks. She said: "We have suffered from the following morning of the incident until present. "We have lost our jobs, we've received death threats, we've been attacked while I've been at home. "We've had windows smashed, my car has been vandalised and attacked. "I've got young kids so I'm just constantly fearing for their safety after everything that has happened to us." In the … [Read more...] about London Bridge terrorist’s sister tearfully reveals she ‘lives in fear’ of revenge attacks
Colin Buick, chair of ‘No Arc21’, is a happy man. In September 2017, the department for infrastructure (formerly under a Sinn Féin minister), granted planning permission for a waste disposal incinerator at Mallusk. On 14 May 2018, Mrs Justice Keegan, sitting in the high court in Belfast, declared that Peter May, the permanent secretary of the department, had acted unlawfully in so doing.Whatever of environmentalism — nimbies versus local councils — the case is of major constitutional significance (aside from the number of judicial reviews in Northern Ireland): the department is appealing, and the question of its powers (if any) may end up in the supreme court.The political context is everything: given the assembly and executive collapsed in January 2017, and the Northern Ireland Office (‘NIO’) continues to decline to impose direct rule, Northern Ireland’s eight departments are now seriously constitutionally exposed. Following Mrs … [Read more...] about London might now have to bring in direct rule after incinerator ruling
News / UK and world by Press Association April 13, 2018, 2:14 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter London Stock Exchange Group has appointed Goldman Sachs veteran David Schwimmer as its new chief executive. Mr Schwimmer, 49, will join the LSE on August 1 and will replace the long standing Xavier Rolet, who left the firm last year in controversial circumstances. David Warren, who has been standing in as interim CEO, will stay on as the company’s finance chief. Most recently, Mr Schwimmer was global head of market structure and metals and mining at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking arm. His career at the US titan spans 20 years and includes a stint as chief of staff to Lloyd Blankfein, the bank’s boss. He will join on an annual salary of £775,000 with a bonus opportunity of 225% of that figure, pro-rated for 2018 based on joining date. The package also includes a long-term incentive plan grant of 300% of … [Read more...] about London Stock Exchange appoints new chief executive
By the time I was in nine, I had been kicked out of four schools. By the time I was 11, I'd been arrested. I was taken to the police station and sat on a bench for six hours before social services came to collect me. From the moment I entered the criminal justice system it was very difficult for me to leave because the behaviour wasn’t dealt with at the right stage. I needed a mentor - not negativity. Growing up in Newham, East London, so many people were telling me I was bad and why couldn’t I be good? Not a single person was positive about me. My home was unstable. My father was absent and that put a lot of pressure on my mum and other brothers and sisters. There was a lack of positive role models so, at the age of 13, I was drawn to the streets and to gang culture. When I got to 15, I became part of an older group and it suddenly felt like the real world. It escalated into gang activity and crime, from drug dealing to robberies. I thought they had my back, but when … [Read more...] about I was arrested at 11, drug dealing as a teenager and had 10 friends killed… my life in a London gang