Laura Jayne

17 Apr 19
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Son of the Sea

You went darkly into the night before me,
I shadow, a daughter of the son-of-the-sea,
And slip on the tails of your spectres-glee.

16 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

In short A Sky News presenter has had a backlash on a housing interview Jayne Secker explained to housing activist Kirsty Archer why the owners were not to blame Secker is herself a landlord and used the interview to talk about her experience. A Sky News presenter apologized after using a housing interview to talk […]

16 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
A SKY News presenter has apologised for ‘patronising’ young renters by claiming her own tenants ‘don’t know how to change a lightbulb’. News anchor Jayne Secker, who is also a landlord, made the comment while interviewing renter Kirsty Archer, who said she had been evicted at short notice. The interview has sparked criticism from a host of politicians and celebrities including singer Ellie Goulding. Kirsty – who stood as a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Sutton at last year’s local elections – criticised the high cost of living in London and said she would need £2,000 to move after being evicted. The presenter responded: “That’s not the landlord’s fault though is it, that’s just the housing market isn’t it? “And the landlord would have the same issues if you decided to move out in two months.” She went on to add: “Some would say – and I am speaking as somebody who has rented flats [and] who also rents flats out – that especially with the younger generation in terms of renters you very often find that tenants don’t really know how to do a great deal in homes. “I, for example, have had tenants complaining that lights have popped because they don’t know how to change lightbulbs. [quote credit=”Sky News anchor Jayne Secker”]I, for example, have had tenants complaining that lights have popped because they don’t know how to change lightbulbs[/quote] “I’ve had tenants complain about heating and they haven’t turned the boiler on. It’s just very obvious things. “Have you found amongst your friends that you perhaps aren’t equipped with all the necessary skills to rent?” Kirsty dubbed the question “patronising” in her response. Celebrities including Ellie Goulding were among those to attack the interview. She wrote on Twitter: “This is pretty unacceptable… who is this presenter @SkyNews ?!” Labour MP Laura Smith added: “As someone who has rented all my life-because guess what @SkyNews it’s tough for people to save money for a deposit whilst paying rent/bills etc-I am so disgusted at this presenters insinuation that renters just lack common sense.Try living in the real world!” The presenter later apologised for the segment on Twitter with a message posted to her 14,600 followers. [article-rail-section title=”most read in news” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] She wrote: “Clearly yesterday I got the tone and content of an interview wrong and it has upset many people. “I am sure many of us will have made a mistake at work – unfortunate for me mine is a lot more public than most. “Please be assured I have taken the many comments on board. Mea culpa.” Kirsty Archer claimed her interview had been condescending and insensitive Celebs such as singer Ellie Goulding slammed the segment Labour MP Laura Smith was among those to criticise the tone of the interview The presenter later apologised for her comments We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
16 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
A SKY News presenter has apologised for ‘patronising’ young renters by claiming her own tenants ‘don’t know how to change a lightbulb’. News anchor Jayne Secker, who is also a landlord, made the comment while interviewing renter Kirsty Archer, who said she had been evicted at short notice. The interview has sparked criticism from a host of politicians and celebrities including singer Ellie Goulding. Kirsty – who stood as a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Sutton at last year’s local elections – criticised the high cost of living in London and said she would need £2,000 to move after being evicted. The presenter responded: “That’s not the landlord’s fault though is it, that’s just the housing market isn’t it? “And the landlord would have the same issues if you decided to move out in two months.” She went on to add: “Some would say – and I am speaking as somebody who has rented flats [and] who also rents flats out – that especially with the younger generation in terms of renters you very often find that tenants don’t really know how to do a great deal in homes. “I, for example, have had tenants complaining that lights have popped because they don’t know how to change lightbulbs. [quote credit=”Sky News anchor Jayne Secker”]I, for example, have had tenants complaining that lights have popped because they don’t know how to change lightbulbs[/quote] “I’ve had tenants complain about heating and they haven’t turned the boiler on. It’s just very obvious things. “Have you found amongst your friends that you perhaps aren’t equipped with all the necessary skills to rent?” Kirsty dubbed the question “patronising” in her response. Celebrities including Ellie Goulding were among those to attack the interview. She wrote on Twitter: “This is pretty unacceptable… who is this presenter @SkyNews ?!” Labour MP Laura Smith added: “As someone who has rented all my life-because guess what @SkyNews it’s tough for people to save money for a deposit whilst paying rent/bills etc-I am so disgusted at this presenters insinuation that renters just lack common sense.Try living in the real world!” The presenter later apologised for the segment on Twitter with a message posted to her 14,600 followers. [article-rail-section title=”most read in news” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] She wrote: “Clearly yesterday I got the tone and content of an interview wrong and it has upset many people. “I am sure many of us will have made a mistake at work – unfortunate for me mine is a lot more public than most. “Please be assured I have taken the many comments on board. Mea culpa.” Kirsty Archer claimed her interview had been condescending and insensitive Celebs such as singer Ellie Goulding slammed the segment Labour MP Laura Smith was among those to criticise the tone of the interview The presenter later apologised for her comments We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
15 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

What did the stars do on the Coachella 2019? Meet down with their shenanigans! THE MOSCHINO X SIMS DESERT PARTY Stella Maxwell and Jeremy Scott Picture credits: BFA Moschino designer Jeremy Scott hosted its annual Palm Springs Desert Party with The Sims to celebrate the launch of a new capsule collection. Inspired by the popular […]

10 Apr 19
Serendipitydodah

More than 1,600 moms of LGBTQ kids sign a letter to Chasten and Pete Buttigieg thanking them for showing up and speaking up for the inclusion and protection of LGBTQ people.   Dear Messrs. Chasten and Pete Buttigieg, We belong to a large private Facebook group called Serendipitydodah for Moms – Home of the Mama […]

09 Apr 19
A day in the life of a Griffin

Heeeelllloooooooo internet, now first things first I’m sorry that I haven’t been on here in a while or as much as I would like, I’ve just been incredibly busy with changing job (woop woop), wedding planning (woop woop woop) and other more personal reasons. I thank each one of you beautiful people for being patient […]

09 Apr 19

Another Fab Race Report by our roving Reporter, Rach Webber, I was there but haven’t a clue what happened!! But I would like to thank, Bower Hinton Farm, Bakers Farm, Sparrows Yard, SNC Plumbing, Penn Hill Dental, Paul Holbrook Paving, Active Root, Flanci Activewear, Flying Fox Races, Steve at Immortal Sport, the little old ladies […]

12 Apr 19
IP CONTENT

In SILENT WITNESS, Dermot Mulroney stars as a prominent defense attorney who returns to his small hometown to defend an old friend accused of murder. Also starring Anne Heche. Dermot Mulroney, Michael Cudlitz, Anne Heche, Anthony Ruivivar, Lisa Berry, Sarah Allen, Inga Cadranel, Judd Hirsch, Jayne Eastwood, Alicia Vita Jones, Laurie Murdoch, Shawn Lawrence, Holly […]

12 Apr 19
IP CONTENT

This tale begins in 1881 as Chinese immigrants fight for the honor of the people and one man must unleash the ancient art of Wushu. His actions cause the Four Dragons to engage in an epic battle in which only one side can win. Michael Chin, David Bao, Jun Kuan, Shawn Lee, Robin Ho, Anita […]

09 Apr 19
IP CONTENT

In SILENT WITNESS, Dermot Mulroney stars as a prominent defense attorney who returns to his small hometown to defend an old friend accused of murder. Also starring Anne Heche. Dermot Mulroney, Michael Cudlitz, Anne Heche, Anthony Ruivivar, Lisa Berry, Sarah Allen, Inga Cadranel, Judd Hirsch, Jayne Eastwood, Alicia Vita Jones, Laurie Murdoch, Shawn Lawrence, Holly […]

09 Apr 19
IP CONTENT

This tale begins in 1881 as Chinese immigrants fight for the honor of the people and one man must unleash the ancient art of Wushu. His actions cause the Four Dragons to engage in an epic battle in which only one side can win. Michael Chin, David Bao, Jun Kuan, Shawn Lee, Robin Ho, Anita […]

08 Apr 19
IP CONTENT

In SILENT WITNESS, Dermot Mulroney stars as a prominent defense attorney who returns to his small hometown to defend an old friend accused of murder. Also starring Anne Heche. Dermot Mulroney, Michael Cudlitz, Anne Heche, Anthony Ruivivar, Lisa Berry, Sarah Allen, Inga Cadranel, Judd Hirsch, Jayne Eastwood, Alicia Vita Jones, Laurie Murdoch, Shawn Lawrence, Holly […]

08 Apr 19
IP CONTENT

This tale begins in 1881 as Chinese immigrants fight for the honor of the people and one man must unleash the ancient art of Wushu. His actions cause the Four Dragons to engage in an epic battle in which only one side can win. Michael Chin, David Bao, Jun Kuan, Shawn Lee, Robin Ho, Anita […]