Jane Churchill

23 Apr 19
stephiebooks

Book: Emma Author: Jane Austen Series: Standalone Genre: Classic My Rating: 4/5 Stars “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” *Read for […]

23 Apr 19
Access Genealogy

A complete listing of all available online Franklin County Massachusetts cemeteries, with links to multiple cemetery transcriptions, gravestone photos, tombstone photos, official records, etc.

23 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

When two Hollywood divas who were considered among the most beautiful and talented women of their generation fall apart, it naturally makes for some great gossip. This was the fate of the Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. These two actresses had an ongoing rivalry between them since the 1930s, and it subtly carried […]

23 Apr 19
VIEWERS LIKE

MIDSOMER MURDERS continues its new season, this week with DCI Barnaby investigating a bizarre drowning in Echoes of the Dead (Part One). A few guest stars popped up worth mentioning as well. Let see how many you spotted. Sarah Smart played the victim’s roommate Jo Starling. Smart was Anne-Britt Hoglund in Wallander and Catherine Linton on a […]

22 Apr 19
The Heritage Cook ®

One of my favorite times of the year is the beginning of May. Not only is the weather looking brighter and the flowers are blooming, but my favorite day of sports happens – The Kentucky Derby, the annual run for the roses! And these Derby Sundaes with Chocolate Bourbon Sauce are the perfect way to […]

22 Apr 19
Book After Book

Publication: 18th April 2019 – Michael Joseph 1952. Soviet troops control British streets. After the disastrous failure of D-Day, Britain is occupied by Nazi Germany, but is eventually liberated by Russian soldiers arriving from the east and Americans from the west. The two superpowers divide the nation between them, a wall running through London like […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

ONTrinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, a student club with the stated purpose of "preserving, spreading, and expanding the Western moral and philosophical tradition," is currently experiencing difficulties in obtaining official recognition from the College Administration. Why? For a small group of social terrorists on campus, Winston Churchill is a symbol of white supremacy. Also because we […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

COPS was filmed harassing pro-Brexit protesters in front of Parliament today, just days after being criticized for skateboarding with environmentalists blocking the Waterloo Bridge. Shocking images show officers battling a protester – who wore one of the iconic yellow vests used by French rioters. Cops forced a Brexiteer on the ground Police were surprised last […]

21 Apr 19
The Anomalous Host

So today is April 20th.  A day of infamy.  Where everyone is encouraged to roll a joint and smoke it; bake a batch of edibles and eat ’em.  It’s international pot day!  It’s a day to celebrate! It’s also Hitler’s birthday.  The man who has been considered the most vile, racist, fascist, inhumane villain ever […]

20 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
COPS were filmed roughing up pro-Brexit protesters outside parliament today – just days after they were slammed for skateboarding with environmentalists blockading Waterloo Bridge. Shocking footage shows officers grappling with a demonstrator – who was wearing one of the iconic yellow vests used by French rioters. Cops forced one Brexiteer to the ground Cops were last week caught skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge as protesters shut down London Onlookers screamed about police brutality as he was handcuffed One man can be heard shrieking “that was out of order” as cops handcuff the struggling Brexiteer. Another clip shows an officer pushing a protester who insisted “you will not tell me what to do”. Onlookers slammed “police f******brutality” as Scotland Yard’s finest battled to restore order. One screamed: “I hope you’re f****** proud of yourselves.” It came just days after video emerged of officers dancing with campaigners in Oxford Circus and skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge as the activists blocked Vauxhall Bridge last week. Cops were seen joining in with dancing as the protesters chanted ‘we love you’ Police were ordered to arrest the protesters – but have instead been filmed dad dancing, requesting songs and pumping their fists in the air as campaigners chant “we love you” last night. And another cop was caught on camera popping a wheelie on a skateboard on Waterloo Bridge – which Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked since Monday. One annoyed Londoner tweeted: “Another stabbing death in London yesterday, people late for hospital appointments and work, meanwhile police are dancing in the street with ‘eco-warriors’. Khan and Dick should be ashamed.” Another added: “As a recently retired cop who joined in 87. Ffs man up (if I can say that) we need to return to a police force. “And stop dancing, painting faces etc, it’s bad enough that police do this at carnivals etc, enforce the law and stop this s****.” The footage flies in the face of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s moans of overworked officers struggling to cope with the rising tide of knife crime due to Government funding cuts. Metropolitan Police Commander Jane Connors said today: “I’m disappointed by the video and the unacceptable behaviour of the officers in it. “We expect our officers to engage with protesters but clearly their actions fall short of the tone of the policing operation at a time when people are frustrated at the actions of the protesters.” Protesters have now blocked off Vauxhall Bridge, as commuters attempted to travel across in their vehicles Some held placards that said ‘I’m sorry’ as they blocked traffic on day four of the protest Protesters spoke to the drivers of the vehicles they have blocked from Vauxhall Bridge Demonstrators have shut down Vauxhall Bridge this morning Extinction Rebellion demonstrators block Vauxhall Bridge in London Activists glued themselves to a train at Canary Wharf last weekin a bid to stop the Tube running and drivers have been stuck in traffic jams for more than an hour this morning after the protesters blocked Vauxhall Bridge. The protest has already disrupted the lives of more than 500,000 hard-working Londoners and cost businesses £12million and counting – with Extinction Rebellion threatening to keep it going for two more weeks. Tory MP Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, told the Daily Mail: “Not absolutely convinced that our excellent Metropolitan Police are at present maintaining the Queen’s Peace on the streets of London. “Absolutely unacceptable that our great city is being held to ransom.” This morning Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, told BBC Radio 4’s Nick Robinson: “People are having a fantastic time on the streets… I think its really important that people have fun while they’re rebelling.” ‘NOT LIKE THERE IS A KNIFE CRIME PROBLEM’ Those annoyed with the protests and the police’s efforts to disperse the crowds vented their anger online. One person wrote: “As long as the police are enjoying themselves, that’s great. It’s not like there’s a knife crime problem or any worries about terrorism. Good to see them having fun.” And another posting: “Tax payers money to rave. Should be steaming in with big sticks and water cannons.” Environment Secretary Michael Gove told the campaigners on The One Show last night: “I think it’s appropriate for people to make their feelings known but I also think, we’ve got the message, we understand that action needs to be taken. “And in fact some of the activity that’s been going on on the streets has actually stopped people doing their jobs and also impeded, for example, people getting around London in way that’s appropriate.” This morning the group has reportedly offered to release their grip on central London if Mr Gove comes to Parliament Square to talk to them. Organisers have threatened the disruption could continue as they expect even more people to join the protests, with a statement – which was later deleted – adding: “Easter Weekend is tomorrow and thousands more rebels will join. “Police struggle to arrest 350 and there are ten times that number prepared to be arrested. The hollowed-out British state is overwhelmed.” It comes as hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested for the disruption across the city Officers were seen dancing at Oxford Circus, after being criticised for being ‘too soft’ on the protesters Cops joined in with the dancing in central London last night Protesters have this morning closed off Vauxhall Bridge on the fourth day of the campaign Parliament Square is still blocked off by protesters as they demand the Environment Secretary speaks to them Extinction Rebellion organisers say the protests could end up lasting weeks if their demands aren’t met Demonstrators sitting and waving flags bearing the logo of the environmentalist group Police slowly lower the protesters from the roof of the DLR train after they staged the demonstration at Canary Wharf A man stands with his hand stuck to a train as part of the protests One of the campaigners was led away by police after being removed from the train The pair were pulled from the top of the DLR train after allegedly gluing their hands to the roof Climate change protesters practice yoga on Waterloo Bridge [bc_video video_id=”6027085872001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is ‘extremely frustrated’ over climate change protests damaging public transport system “] [bc_video video_id=”6026350803001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Extinction Rebellion – Climate protestors plan to ‘shut down Heathrow’ tomorrow as millions start Easter getaway”] A protester glued himself to a DLR train at Canary Wharf station yesterday [bc_video video_id=”6027081663001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Westminster Extinction Rebellion protesters do Yoga in central London as they cause traffic chaos for millions”] PROTESTERS APOLOGISE Protester and climate lawyer Farhana Yamin, who was arrested on Tuesday, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I totally want to apologise to people using public transport. “But at the same time we need to take actions that are disruptive so everyone understands the dangers we’re facing right now. “I’m not someone who goes out on to the streets and disrupts and gets arrested for no reason at all – but I feel people should understand that we are at a critical moment in our humanity’s history.” Met Police yesterday confirmed the order for protesters only to demonstrate at Marble Arch would continue for another three days. They said: “In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that serious disruption was being caused to communities in London. “Based on the information and intelligence available at the time, we are satisfied that this threshold has been met and this course of action is necessary in order to prevent ongoing serious disruption to communities.” [bc_video video_id=”6026828844001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Extinction Rebellion protest organiser compares youth activists to suffragettes and civil rights campaigners “] [bc_video video_id=”6026705520001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arrests as police clash with Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters on Waterloo Bridge”] London businesses and commuters have spoken of their frustration at the protests. New West End Company, which represents retailers in London’s West End, estimates it has lost £12m in sales over the last two days when demonstrations. Jace Tyrell, chief executive of the New West End Company, told Sky News the protest had brought a feeling of “intimidation” to the West End shopping district and, on average, caused a 25 per cent drop in spending in the area, with £12 million less spent on Tuesday. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He warned the cost could rise to the hundreds of millions if Oxford Circus and Marble Arch stations are not opened “pretty quickly”. He added: “What we would like to see is the mayor and the Met to find a more appropriate location in central London for the protesters to continue their peaceful protest but not hold the West End to ransom. “West End businesses fully support the right to protest but actually this is causing significant damage to our area.” [bc_video video_id=”6027024229001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chris Packham backs the ​Extinction Rebellion protests across London”] British Transport Police patrol the tubes after protesters warned they would target public transport A demonstrator gestures the hand heart as protesters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group block Waterloo Bridge A police officer detains a climate change activist wearing a mask depicting Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, at Oxford Circus Climate change activists block Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London yesterday A protester who is reading is arrested by police overnight Half a million people have been disrupted by the protesters already Protesters have continued to hold their positions despite police asking them to move to Marble Arch We pay for your stories! 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20 Apr 19
The Sun
COPS were filmed roughing up pro-Brexit protesters outside parliament today – just days after they were slammed for skateboarding with environmentalists blockading Waterloo Bridge. Shocking footage shows officers grappling with a demonstrator – who was wearing one of the iconic yellow vests used by French rioters. Cops forced one Brexiteer to the ground Cops were last week caught skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge as protesters shut down London Onlookers screamed about police brutality as he was handcuffed One man can be heard shrieking “that was out of order” as cops handcuff the struggling Brexiteer. Another clip shows an officer pushing a protester who insisted “you will not tell me what to do”. Onlookers slammed “police f******brutality” as Scotland Yard’s finest battled to restore order. One screamed: “I hope you’re f****** proud of yourselves.” It came just days after video emerged of officers dancing with campaigners in Oxford Circus and skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge as the activists blocked Vauxhall Bridge last week. Cops were seen joining in with dancing as the protesters chanted ‘we love you’ Police were ordered to arrest the protesters – but have instead been filmed dad dancing, requesting songs and pumping their fists in the air as campaigners chant “we love you” last night. And another cop was caught on camera popping a wheelie on a skateboard on Waterloo Bridge – which Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked since Monday. One annoyed Londoner tweeted: “Another stabbing death in London yesterday, people late for hospital appointments and work, meanwhile police are dancing in the street with ‘eco-warriors’. Khan and Dick should be ashamed.” Another added: “As a recently retired cop who joined in 87. Ffs man up (if I can say that) we need to return to a police force. “And stop dancing, painting faces etc, it’s bad enough that police do this at carnivals etc, enforce the law and stop this s****.” The footage flies in the face of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s moans of overworked officers struggling to cope with the rising tide of knife crime due to Government funding cuts. Metropolitan Police Commander Jane Connors said today: “I’m disappointed by the video and the unacceptable behaviour of the officers in it. “We expect our officers to engage with protesters but clearly their actions fall short of the tone of the policing operation at a time when people are frustrated at the actions of the protesters.” Protesters have now blocked off Vauxhall Bridge, as commuters attempted to travel across in their vehicles Some held placards that said ‘I’m sorry’ as they blocked traffic on day four of the protest Protesters spoke to the drivers of the vehicles they have blocked from Vauxhall Bridge Demonstrators have shut down Vauxhall Bridge this morning Extinction Rebellion demonstrators block Vauxhall Bridge in London Activists glued themselves to a train at Canary Wharf last weekin a bid to stop the Tube running and drivers have been stuck in traffic jams for more than an hour this morning after the protesters blocked Vauxhall Bridge. The protest has already disrupted the lives of more than 500,000 hard-working Londoners and cost businesses £12million and counting – with Extinction Rebellion threatening to keep it going for two more weeks. Tory MP Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, told the Daily Mail: “Not absolutely convinced that our excellent Metropolitan Police are at present maintaining the Queen’s Peace on the streets of London. “Absolutely unacceptable that our great city is being held to ransom.” This morning Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, told BBC Radio 4’s Nick Robinson: “People are having a fantastic time on the streets… I think its really important that people have fun while they’re rebelling.” ‘NOT LIKE THERE IS A KNIFE CRIME PROBLEM’ Those annoyed with the protests and the police’s efforts to disperse the crowds vented their anger online. One person wrote: “As long as the police are enjoying themselves, that’s great. It’s not like there’s a knife crime problem or any worries about terrorism. Good to see them having fun.” And another posting: “Tax payers money to rave. Should be steaming in with big sticks and water cannons.” Environment Secretary Michael Gove told the campaigners on The One Show last night: “I think it’s appropriate for people to make their feelings known but I also think, we’ve got the message, we understand that action needs to be taken. “And in fact some of the activity that’s been going on on the streets has actually stopped people doing their jobs and also impeded, for example, people getting around London in way that’s appropriate.” This morning the group has reportedly offered to release their grip on central London if Mr Gove comes to Parliament Square to talk to them. Organisers have threatened the disruption could continue as they expect even more people to join the protests, with a statement – which was later deleted – adding: “Easter Weekend is tomorrow and thousands more rebels will join. “Police struggle to arrest 350 and there are ten times that number prepared to be arrested. The hollowed-out British state is overwhelmed.” It comes as hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested for the disruption across the city Officers were seen dancing at Oxford Circus, after being criticised for being ‘too soft’ on the protesters Cops joined in with the dancing in central London last night Protesters have this morning closed off Vauxhall Bridge on the fourth day of the campaign Parliament Square is still blocked off by protesters as they demand the Environment Secretary speaks to them Extinction Rebellion organisers say the protests could end up lasting weeks if their demands aren’t met Demonstrators sitting and waving flags bearing the logo of the environmentalist group Police slowly lower the protesters from the roof of the DLR train after they staged the demonstration at Canary Wharf A man stands with his hand stuck to a train as part of the protests One of the campaigners was led away by police after being removed from the train The pair were pulled from the top of the DLR train after allegedly gluing their hands to the roof Climate change protesters practice yoga on Waterloo Bridge [bc_video video_id=”6027085872001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is ‘extremely frustrated’ over climate change protests damaging public transport system “] [bc_video video_id=”6026350803001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Extinction Rebellion – Climate protestors plan to ‘shut down Heathrow’ tomorrow as millions start Easter getaway”] A protester glued himself to a DLR train at Canary Wharf station yesterday [bc_video video_id=”6027081663001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Westminster Extinction Rebellion protesters do Yoga in central London as they cause traffic chaos for millions”] PROTESTERS APOLOGISE Protester and climate lawyer Farhana Yamin, who was arrested on Tuesday, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I totally want to apologise to people using public transport. “But at the same time we need to take actions that are disruptive so everyone understands the dangers we’re facing right now. “I’m not someone who goes out on to the streets and disrupts and gets arrested for no reason at all – but I feel people should understand that we are at a critical moment in our humanity’s history.” Met Police yesterday confirmed the order for protesters only to demonstrate at Marble Arch would continue for another three days. They said: “In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that serious disruption was being caused to communities in London. “Based on the information and intelligence available at the time, we are satisfied that this threshold has been met and this course of action is necessary in order to prevent ongoing serious disruption to communities.” [bc_video video_id=”6026828844001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Extinction Rebellion protest organiser compares youth activists to suffragettes and civil rights campaigners “] [bc_video video_id=”6026705520001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arrests as police clash with Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters on Waterloo Bridge”] London businesses and commuters have spoken of their frustration at the protests. New West End Company, which represents retailers in London’s West End, estimates it has lost £12m in sales over the last two days when demonstrations. Jace Tyrell, chief executive of the New West End Company, told Sky News the protest had brought a feeling of “intimidation” to the West End shopping district and, on average, caused a 25 per cent drop in spending in the area, with £12 million less spent on Tuesday. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He warned the cost could rise to the hundreds of millions if Oxford Circus and Marble Arch stations are not opened “pretty quickly”. He added: “What we would like to see is the mayor and the Met to find a more appropriate location in central London for the protesters to continue their peaceful protest but not hold the West End to ransom. “West End businesses fully support the right to protest but actually this is causing significant damage to our area.” [bc_video video_id=”6027024229001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chris Packham backs the ​Extinction Rebellion protests across London”] British Transport Police patrol the tubes after protesters warned they would target public transport A demonstrator gestures the hand heart as protesters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group block Waterloo Bridge A police officer detains a climate change activist wearing a mask depicting Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, at Oxford Circus Climate change activists block Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London yesterday A protester who is reading is arrested by police overnight Half a million people have been disrupted by the protesters already Protesters have continued to hold their positions despite police asking them to move to Marble Arch We pay for your stories! 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20 Apr 19
Inspirationals

New Release Hello friends and readers.  I hope you have a blessed Easter celebration surrounded by family, friends, the Lord’s presence, and great food!  Spring is here and I’m anxious to get out in my garden and plant flowers and veggies.  Before you know it, summer will be here and then I’ll want to swim […]

19 Apr 19

Join us for our Spring 2019 tour of Allie Cresswell’s Dear Jane, published in March 2019. The final installment of the Highbury trilogy, Dear Jane narrates the history of Jane Fairfax, recounting the events hinted at but never actually described in Jane Austen’s Emma. Orphaned Jane seems likely to be brought up in parochial Highbury […]

18 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

A hundred police officers trained in Oxford Circus this afternoon to stop the eccentric warriors Extinction Rebellion after a video showing officers dancing with protesters fanned the fury of their bosses. The large team of officers arrived in one of the strongholds of protesters in central London to try to get them moving, after days […]

18 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
AROUND 100 cops piled into Oxford Circus this afternoon to arrest Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors after a video of officers dancing with protesters sparked bosses’ fury. The large squad of officers turned up at one of the demonstrator strongholds in central London to attempt to finally move them on, following days of chaos and criticism. Officers carrying a woman away from the protest at Oxford Circus in central London today Scores of officers have been sent to deal with the endless disruption A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said over 480 people have been arrested in connection with the protests so far Activists wearing the symbol of Extinction Rebellion – the group plan on disrupting travel at Heathrow tomorrow But hopes of a breakthrough in the  stand-off were dashed when  a fresh crowd  of eco-warriors led by a samba band and drummers arrived. Cops were slammed after they had been ordered to arrest the protesters – but were instead been filmed dad dancing and pumping their fists in the air as campaigners chant “we love you” last night. Arrests at Oxford Circus and other locations where the campaigners have caused blockades have been taking place throughout the week – but cops have been criticised for being “too soft” and allowing it to continue for a fourth day. Now, a huge swarm of officers have arrived and immediately set to work arresting more protesters. Metropolitan Police Commander Jane Connors said today: “I’m disappointed by the video and the unacceptable behaviour of the officers in it. “We expect our officers to engage with protesters but clearly their actions fall short of the tone of the policing operation at a time when people are frustrated at the actions of the protesters.” REST DAYS AXED The Met said it had cancelled officers’ rest days and leave over the Easter weekend in order to deal with the disruption, as well as violent crime. The force said: “Throughout the course of today, Thursday, 18 April, we will have had more than 1,000 officers on the streets policing the demonstrations. “This is putting a strain on the Met and we have now asked officers on the boroughs to work 12-hour shifts; we have cancelled rest days and our Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) have had their leave cancelled. “This allows us to free up significant numbers of officers whilst responding to local policing. We would also like to reassure people that we have ring-fenced the VCTF so we retain the capacity to deal with any unrelated violent incidents. “However, the protesters need to understand that their demonstration is meaning officers are being diverted away from their core local duties that help keep London safe and that this will have implications in the weeks and months beyond this protest as officers take back leave and the cost of overtime.” Cops had been criticised over their failure to stop the illegal protest as it entered its fourth day with activists now blocking Waterloo Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge, Oxford Circus and Parliament Square. One annoyed Londoner tweeted: “Another stabbing death in London yesterday, people late for hospital appointments and work, meanwhile police are dancing in the street with ‘eco-warriors’. Khan and Dick should be ashamed.” ‘OUR GREAT CITY IS BEING HELD TO RANSOM’ Another added: “As a recently retired cop who joined in 87. Ffs man up (if I can say that) we need to return to a police force. “And stop dancing, painting faces etc, it’s bad enough that police do this at carnivals etc, enforce the law and stop this s****.” The protest has already disrupted the lives of more than 500,000 hard-working Londoners and cost businesses £12million and counting – with Extinction Rebellion threatening to keep it going for two more weeks. Tory MP Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, told the Daily Mail: “Not absolutely convinced that our excellent Metropolitan Police are at present maintaining the Queen’s Peace on the streets of London. “Absolutely unacceptable that our great city is being held to ransom.” Over 480 arrests have been made since Extinction Rebellion began its mass protest – with three people now charged, British Transport Police confirmed this morning. Cathy Eastburn, 51, Mark Ovland, 35, and Luke Watson, 29, denied alleged involvement in obstructing trains at Canary Wharf station yesterday morning when appearing before magistrates today. They were remanded in custody, and if convicted they could face up to two years in prison. Many of those arrested said they were given a cup of tea and let out a few hours later. COP CRITICISM One person wrote: “As long as the police are enjoying themselves, that’s great. It’s not like there’s a knife crime problem or any worries about terrorism. Good to see them having fun.” And another posting: “Tax payers money to rave. Should be steaming in with big sticks and water cannons.” Some were released within just a few hours without any charge as busy police cells were reportedly operating a one-in-one-out policy. Cops have complained they are overworked and struggling to stem the bloodshed and knife crime blighting the capital in recent months. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has blamed police numbers and cuts for the rise in violence, saying: “We have fewer police. They are cancelling their rest days, working overtime, overstretched and under-resourced. It’s not sustainable.” But disrupted commuters and politicians criticising police for being “too soft” with protesters are likely to raise an eyebrow at seeing officers joining in with dancing and skateboarding. The police’s softly, softly approach was in evidence as eco-warrior Philippa Davey laid down in Parliament Square. A female officer politely told the grey-haired activist: “I’ll give you another few minutes to think about it.” Philippa, 63, said as she was threatened  with arrest: “We’ve had a lovely day and these police have been marvellous looking after us.” A YouGov poll suggests  public opinion is swinging against the protests, with 53 per cent saying they opposed them. LONDON GRIPPED BY PROTESTERS Part of Oxford Street is still closed off to vehicles today, with a large pink boat – from which a DJ has been playing music to throngs of supporters – obstructing the main junction with Regent Street. A mile west, a community of around 100 tents remain at Marble Arch, as a handful of protesters block traffic on one carriageway of Vauxhall Bridge Road, a short distance from Parliament Square, forcing some motorcyclists and cyclists to cross onto the opposite carriageway towards oncoming traffic. An ice cream van has moved in to take advantage of potential customers, while swarms of climate protesters swelled on Waterloo Bridge Commuters walking across the bridge, completely closed to traffic, were forced to weave between crowds of demonstrators. A green sign with the message “Rebel For Life” has been unfurled across the width of the road. Tents have also been set up alongside rows of potted plants which the activists have lined up along the road. Extinction Rebellion says its protests could go on for weeks if its demands aren’t met They immediately started arresting demonstrators as they sat in the middle of the famous shopping street Cops were seen joining in with dancing as the protesters chanted ‘we love you’ Cops were caught skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge as protesters shut down London One man resisted being arrested and removed by police officers at Oxford Circus A large group of people have set up camp in the middle of Oxford Circus in central London Protesters have now blocked off Vauxhall Bridge, as commuters attempted to travel across in their vehicles Some held placards that said ‘I’m sorry’ as they blocked traffic on day four of the protest Protesters spoke to the drivers of the vehicles they have blocked from Vauxhall Bridge Demonstrators have shut down Vauxhall Bridge this morning Extinction Rebellion demonstrators block Vauxhall Bridge in London It comes as hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested for the disruption across the city Officers were seen dancing at Oxford Circus, after being criticised for being ‘too soft’ on the protesters Cops joined in with the dancing in central London last night London businesses and commuters have spoken of their frustration at the protests. New West End Company, which represents retailers in London’s West End, estimates it has lost £12m in sales over the last two days when demonstrations. Jace Tyrell, chief executive of the New West End Company, told Sky News the protest had brought a feeling of “intimidation” to the West End shopping district and, on average, caused a 25 per cent drop in spending in the area, with £12 million less spent on Tuesday. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He warned the cost could rise to the hundreds of millions if Oxford Circus and Marble Arch stations are not opened “pretty quickly”. He added: “What we would like to see is the mayor and the Met to find a more appropriate location in central London for the protesters to continue their peaceful protest but not hold the West End to ransom. “West End businesses fully support the right to protest but actually this is causing significant damage to our area.” [boxout headline=”The Sun Says”]IT TOOK the cops long enough to properly deal with the climate loons who have brought the capital to a standstill. For days we’ve had to watch them standing idly by, barely lifting a finger as commuters faced chaos. And we’ve had to watch them whizzing around on protesters’ skateboards and dad-dancing to disco tracks. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, not one to take responsibility if he can palm it off elsewhere, blames Government “cuts” for the Met Police’s failure to get a grip. It wasn’t “cuts” that meant a copper was making DJ requests rather than doing his job, though, was it? Nor do the Met’s apparent financial troubles stop it employing 900 “specialist hate crime investigators”. There are now warnings that the protesters will try to bring Heathrow to a standstill — on Good Friday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. Considering the past few days, we wouldn’t be surprised if the police invite them on to the runway for a picnic. Everybody has a right to protest, but this farce has dragged on long beyond anything remotely appropriate. A Tory MP has called our inability to clear the demonstrators a national embarrassment. He’s right. 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