THE soldier believed to be the shortest to storm the beaches on D-Day has died at the age of 97. Reg Snowling — just 4ft 11in and known as Titch — served with five regiments and was among the first to reach Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. He volunteered for the Army aged 18 in 1940. On 6 June 1944 he fought on Gold Beach with the 24th Lancers. And as a tank gunner he destroyed two Panther tanks with a single shell. Dad-of-three Reg, from Ipswich, had six grandchildren and seven great-grandkids. Agnes, his wife of 70 years, died in 2012. Two years ago France awarded him the prized Legion d’Honneur. His son David, 72, said: “He was small in size – but his heart was huge. “I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he was the smallest man who landed on D-Day “I don’t think they had a height restriction for soldiers when he joined the Army because it was war time. DRIVEN OUT Single mum of 3 lives out of a GARAGE after council … [Read more...] about D-Day hero soldier believed to be the shortest to storm the beaches dies aged 97
News / UK and world by Press Association August 2, 2018, 2:54 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A London drill rapper who was stabbed to death had recently admitted the genre was contributing to violence in the capital. Moscow17 rapper Incognito, whose real name is believed to have been Siddique Kamara, 23, was knifed in Camberwell, south London, on Wednesday evening. He died at the scene in Warham Street and two other males, aged 16 and 31, were taken to hospital with non life-threatening stab wounds, Scotland Yard said. Two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested nearby on suspicion of murder. The attack happened a short distance from the victim’s family home, with his father Lamin Kama saying: “Our family are in a lot of distress at the moment.” His son leaves behind three brothers, he told reporters. Another member of the Moscow17 collective, 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, was found fatally shot on the … [Read more...] about Rapper killed in knife attack spoke of drill music’s influence on crime
TRAGIC actress Natalie Wood was "raped for hours" by a top Hollywood exec at the famed Chateau Marmont hotel, her sister has claimed. Lana Wood, 72, said her late sibling was just 16 when the "powerful" man who has never been named took advantage of her during an interview. Lana, who would have been eight at the time, opened up about the dark day to podcast series, Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. She said: "We drove her up to the Chateau Marmont and my mother and I sat in the car for hours, to the point where I went to sleep, and that was the interview where Natalie was raped. "I was asleep in the backseat and I just remembered it was not a happy ride home. I thought I heard Natalie and my mom talking heatedly in undertones. "Many, many years later... Natalie only alluded to the fact that something bad had happened and in a way blamed my mom for being too eager for Natalie to get roles. "I mean, it was something that Natalie went through in trying to come to terms … [Read more...] about Natalie Wood’s sister claims tragic star was ‘raped for hours by top Hollywood figure during interview at the Chateau Marmont aged 16’
0 Have your say Last week, a small, dark corner of Scottish Twitter had something to say. Shocking, I know. It’s been ages since I’ve gotten any abuse from Scottish nationalists. Even longer since I dished it out. It’s been nice not waking up and immediately plunging into a state of panic if I have more than 20 notifications on Twitter.But I was given a brief reminder of what some of my comrades continue to face last week, when former Commonspace trailblazer-turned-Sunday Herald news editor Angela Haggerty made the mistake of tweeting a New York Times profile in which I was, for the first time in my nearly 20 years in music, described as a “British” rapper.The second I saw it, I immediately retweeted it, adding “I’ve never been called a ‘British’ rapper before”. Because it’s been so long since I’ve been in a scrape with anyone of an ultra-Scottish nationalist persuasion, I thought nothing of … [Read more...] about Darren McGarvey: Am I a ‘Scottish’ or ‘British’ rapper?
DEDRICK D Williams has been charged over the murder of rapper XXXTentacion. XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down outside a motorcycle dealership. Here's what we know about the suspect. Who is Dedrick D Williams? Dedrick D Williams was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder over the death of XXXTentacion. XXXTentacion, 20, was gunned down as he drove away from a motorbike showroom in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18, 2018. He had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle, investigators say. Williams, 22, was arrested by cops from Broward County Sheriff's Dept on Wednesday 20 June. He was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of first degree murder. Williams was also charged with a probation violation and for not having a valid driver's licence. During a vigil on Wednesday, June 20, X's distraught mum had reportedly told family and friends that police just told her they'd made an arrest. … [Read more...] about Who is Dedrick D Williams, did he know XXXTentacion and when was he charged over the rapper’s murder?