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25 Mar 19
The Real Book Spy

Buckle up, because April is another rock-solid month for top-notch thrillers.  As always, we’ve highlighted a few titles that stand above the rest, and this month’s Featured Selections are Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline, Metropolis by Philip Kerr, and Alafair Burke’s The Better Sister.  Scottoline, one of the absolute rockstars of the thriller genre, returns […]

25 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

An 11-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman were injured in a shoot-out in southwest London. The police said the couple had been hospitalized after a grenade was fired on Sunday at 17:40 in Figges Marsh, Mitcham. You are not in a life-threatening condition. The child was injured in the leg while the woman was injured […]

25 Mar 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The special counsel found no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, Brexit remains a mess and Boeing may have rushed to finish its 737 Max 8. Here’s the latest: The investigation led by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, found no evidence that […]

25 Mar 19
Russia News Now

A British elite challenged by large parts of the British population is rallying around trumped-up fear of Russia as a means of protecting its interests, as Alexander Mercouris explains. By Alexander Mercouris  Special to Consortium Newsin London  Hostility to Russia is one of the most enduring, as well as one of the most destructive, realities […]

25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

THERESA May must announce today that she will resign as soon as her Brexit deal is approved and UK is from the EU. The sun says this with regret, because she supported her before she took office. But she has lost the support of much of the country and her party. AFP or licensor Theresa […]

25 Mar 19
Paul Blake

Over the past year, I have read many books written by Independent Authors.  It’s my way of giving back to the writing community on Twitter that, on a daily basis, inspires me and cheers me on. This blog post is a recap of this journey of discovery. What is an independent author, anyway? According to […]

25 Mar 19
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Since the creators of B-movies generally do not have such luxuries as famous actors, familiar properties and large budgets to work with, they have to rely more heavily on an ingredient that is just important but much lower in cost—a great idea. Not just any great idea, of course, but the kind of idea that […]

25 Mar 19
More UK News

Image caption Mr Blair said there was an “emergency on our streets” Police are currently “losing the battle” against knife crime, former prime minister Tony Blair has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. He urged current prime minister Theresa May to hold a Cobra emergency committee meeting and act with a determination “to do whatever it […]

24 Mar 19
The Sun
BRITAIN’S knife crime epidemic is being fuelled by a sick point-scoring game followed by young gangs on social media. The Tally Up challenge, in which points are scored for wounding different parts of the body, is already being linked to attacks. In the Tally Up challenge, gang members score points for every wound they inflict according to the body part A stabbing to the head scores 50 points, the chest is 30 points and the stomach is 20 points, with ten awarded for a leg wound and five for an arm. The craze is spreading through Snapchat and Instagram and is referenced in drill rap videos. Former gang leader Sheldon Thomas said the challenge — also known as Street Scores and Street Shark — was helping to cause the bloodshed. Mr Thomas, who set up support group Gangsline, added: “This points scoring game was just in London and has been around for about six months or so. “But it’s now spreading at a scary rate and is now getting everywhere and is potentially more lethal than ever.” The challenge has come to light as figures reveal knife crime is spreading rapidly outside London and offenders and victims are getting younger. STAB SHOCKER Bloody evidence of Tally Up was seen last month in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, where a victim was stabbed in the head, chest and arms. A police source said: “This was a points score for the game. “The head is the most points you can get which is why it was targeted but the fear is it will lead to more lives than ever being lost.” The challenge is followed on social media sites where it can be quickly deleted. Police say they do not have the resources to hunt online for offenders. The Sun also found references to “Tally Up” and “Scores” in drill raps with videos of street violence shared online. One lyric, relating to a shooting, said: “Bang, bang, I made the street messy. Bang, bang and I don’t feel sorry for his mum. “Gang sh** Still drillin’ – check the scores. Tally Up.” KNIFE CRISIS Another rap about a stabbing goes: “We up five, matter fact boy we up six. Scoring up not a sh**. Ni**as no. Shellin, sh** den, splash the streets for scores.” Police are struggling to contain knife crime, which rose by an average of 45.7 per cent in 34 English and Welsh counties between 2010 and 2018. In Kent, it grew by 152 per cent, in Hertfordshire by 89 per cent and in Staffordshire by 88 per cent. That compares with a rise of 11 per cent in the capital in the same period. The surge is also blamed in part on the spread of so-called county lines drug gangs. [article-rail-section title=”most read in uk news” posts_category=”327″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] One senior police insider told The Sun: “A criminal overspill is making its way into the more rural areas via social media. This knife crisis is no longer just a London problem.” A senior Met police source added: “The victims are younger, the gang members are younger and it is fair to label this a national emergency.” But Mr Thomas blamed poor parental control. He said: “This is no longer a poor white or poor black community problem. This is now a problem for everyone. “Children from middle-class homes are in on it and are the worst offenders at the moment.” Sheldon Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline [boxout headline=”The Sun Says” intro=”MAKE no mistake: the knife crime epidemic is now a national crisis.”]It’s tempting to think that it’s just gangs in London and our other biggest cities that are the cause of rising violence. But shocking figures demonstrating how far and wide this disease has spread must be a wake-up call for the police, the Home Office and the Cabinet. That we’ve now got young gangsters playing sick games in which points are awarded for stabbing certain parts of the body can lead to only one conclusion: we’ve completely lost control of our streets. Throughout the spike in violent crime, the Government has responded with a tin ear. They’ve allowed the Labour Party — under Jeremy Corbyn of all people — to become the party of law and order. At the last election, the Tories got a battering about police cuts and it was one significant reason they lost their majority. With the very real possibility of another ballot coming soon, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid and the Chancellor must get a grip. It’s vital that they give police chiefs the cash and the powers that they need. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6012272561001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Police attends a reported stabbing in Bognor, Sussex “] GOT a news story? RING us on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
24 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
BRITAIN’S knife crime epidemic is being fuelled by a sick point-scoring game followed by young gangs on social media. The Tally Up challenge, in which points are scored for wounding different parts of the body, is already being linked to attacks. In the Tally Up challenge, gang members score points for every wound they inflict according to the body part A stabbing to the head scores 50 points, the chest is 30 points and the stomach is 20 points, with ten awarded for a leg wound and five for an arm. The craze is spreading through Snapchat and Instagram and is referenced in drill rap videos. Former gang leader Sheldon Thomas said the challenge — also known as Street Scores and Street Shark — was helping to cause the bloodshed. Mr Thomas, who set up support group Gangsline, added: “This points scoring game was just in London and has been around for about six months or so. “But it’s now spreading at a scary rate and is now getting everywhere and is potentially more lethal than ever.” The challenge has come to light as figures reveal knife crime is spreading rapidly outside London and offenders and victims are getting younger. STAB SHOCKER Bloody evidence of Tally Up was seen last month in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, where a victim was stabbed in the head, chest and arms. A police source said: “This was a points score for the game. “The head is the most points you can get which is why it was targeted but the fear is it will lead to more lives than ever being lost.” The challenge is followed on social media sites where it can be quickly deleted. Police say they do not have the resources to hunt online for offenders. The Sun also found references to “Tally Up” and “Scores” in drill raps with videos of street violence shared online. One lyric, relating to a shooting, said: “Bang, bang, I made the street messy. Bang, bang and I don’t feel sorry for his mum. “Gang sh** Still drillin’ – check the scores. Tally Up.” KNIFE CRISIS Another rap about a stabbing goes: “We up five, matter fact boy we up six. Scoring up not a sh**. Ni**as no. Shellin, sh** den, splash the streets for scores.” Police are struggling to contain knife crime, which rose by an average of 45.7 per cent in 34 English and Welsh counties between 2010 and 2018. In Kent, it grew by 152 per cent, in Hertfordshire by 89 per cent and in Staffordshire by 88 per cent. That compares with a rise of 11 per cent in the capital in the same period. The surge is also blamed in part on the spread of so-called county lines drug gangs. [article-rail-section title=”most read in uk news” posts_category=”141″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] One senior police insider told The Sun: “A criminal overspill is making its way into the more rural areas via social media. This knife crisis is no longer just a London problem.” A senior Met police source added: “The victims are younger, the gang members are younger and it is fair to label this a national emergency.” But Mr Thomas blamed poor parental control. He said: “This is no longer a poor white or poor black community problem. This is now a problem for everyone. “Children from middle-class homes are in on it and are the worst offenders at the moment.” Sheldon Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline [boxout headline=”The Sun Says” intro=”MAKE no mistake: the knife crime epidemic is now a national crisis.”]It’s tempting to think that it’s just gangs in London and our other biggest cities that are the cause of rising violence. But shocking figures demonstrating how far and wide this disease has spread must be a wake-up call for the police, the Home Office and the Cabinet. That we’ve now got young gangsters playing sick games in which points are awarded for stabbing certain parts of the body can lead to only one conclusion: we’ve completely lost control of our streets. Throughout the spike in violent crime, the Government has responded with a tin ear. They’ve allowed the Labour Party — under Jeremy Corbyn of all people — to become the party of law and order. At the last election, the Tories got a battering about police cuts and it was one significant reason they lost their majority. With the very real possibility of another ballot coming soon, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid and the Chancellor must get a grip. It’s vital that they give police chiefs the cash and the powers that they need. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6012272561001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Police attends a reported stabbing in Bognor, Sussex “] GOT a news story? RING us on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
24 Mar 19
allaboutmads

This weekend, I participated in my democratic duty by joining the People’s Vote March, demanding that the people be given the final say on whether or not we accept Theresa May’s deal, no deal at all, or remain a member of the European Union. Regardless of which way you voted, it is a pretty fair […]

24 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
A DEVASTATED woman has revealed how she’s “haunted” by the moment her partner was stabbed through the heart in front of her in just 22-seconds. Azaan Kaleem, 18, was knifed up to 20 times and collapsed into the arms of Shannon Martin, also 18. Azaan Kaleem, 18, was knifed up to 20 times and later died in hospital His girlfriend Shannon Martin, also 18, witnessed the attack The teen was set upon near his home in Luton, Beds. for supposedly giving one of the thugs a funny look and died in hospital two days later. Shannon says she has nightmares and panic attacks after watching the horrific ordeal. She told the Mirror: “I still have images of what happened in my head, haunting me. They’re as vivid and horrible now as they where that day. “I have nightmares and can’t sleep, have panic attacks, can’t walk past gangs of lads on the street or even just one lad. “I haven’t had a day without crying since Azaan died.” [quote credit=”Shannon Martin”]I still have images of what happened in my head, haunting me[/quote] She gave evidence at the Old Bailey trial over his murder. The couple had known each other for six years before they became a couple and Azaan had been set to ask Shannon to marry him the month after his death. Shannon said: “Azaan turned to me with a Haribo ring and said, ‘will you marry me?’. “I said, ‘yes I will – but you know I’m going to eat this ring now, don’t you?’” Shocking footage shows Azaan being stabbed repeatedly through his padded jacket in March last year. His heartbroken mum, Roseann Taylor, bravely allowed the horrific CCTV footage of her son’s final moments to be broadcast in a BBC documentary called Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis on Thursday. READY TO PROPOSE Roseann hopes the shocking video will raise awareness about the appalling consequences of the knife crime epidemic sweeping the nation. She described Azaan’s last hours to the show’s presenter Duwayne Brooks, who was with his friend Stephen Lawrence on the night he was stabbed to death in a racist attack in Eltham, South East London in 1993. Roseann was called to the scene on Hartsfield Road after her son had collapsed into the arms of girlfriend Shannon and another friend, who were with him at the time. She said: “It was mayhem. There was police everywhere, there was a helicopter flying and I could just see people around him. BLOW TO THE HEART “The helicopter paramedics came down and they just kept working on him and working on him. “I didn’t know if it was serious, not serious, nobody would tell me anything.” Azaan was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries two days later. The first knife blow went straight into his heart, causing catastrophic damage. Two men aged 18 and 19, who cannot be named, were given life sentences after being convicted of murder. Harrison Searle, 18, of Derwent Road, Luton, who was also convicted of murder, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Reece Bliss-McGrath, 20, who was found guilty of manslaughter, was sentenced to 11 years. The case will also feature in this week’s episode of Channel 4 show 24 Hours in Police Custody. Shannon says the show is her “grief on display”. Azaan died in hospital two days later Shannon relives her ordeal in 24 Hours in Police Custody The whole sickening incident was caught on CCTV Harrison Searle (L) and Reece Bliss-McGrath (R) were both sentenced for their part in the fatal stabbing of Azaan Kaleem [bc_video video_id=”6016638267001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”​CCTV shows the horrific moment​ Azaan Kaleem​ is knifed to death in ​Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis”] 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.
24 Mar 19
The Sun
A DEVASTATED woman has revealed how she’s “haunted” by the moment her partner was stabbed through the heart in front of her in just 22-seconds. Azaan Kaleem, 18, was knifed up to 20 times and collapsed into the arms of Shannon Martin, also 18. Azaan Kaleem, 18, was knifed up to 20 times and later died in hospital His girlfriend Shannon Martin, also 18, witnessed the attack The teen was set upon near his home in Luton, Beds. for supposedly giving one of the thugs a funny look and died in hospital two days later. Shannon says she has nightmares and panic attacks after watching the horrific ordeal. She told the Mirror: “I still have images of what happened in my head, haunting me. They’re as vivid and horrible now as they where that day. “I have nightmares and can’t sleep, have panic attacks, can’t walk past gangs of lads on the street or even just one lad. “I haven’t had a day without crying since Azaan died.” [quote credit=”Shannon Martin”]I still have images of what happened in my head, haunting me[/quote] She gave evidence at the Old Bailey trial over his murder. The couple had known each other for six years before they became a couple and Azaan had been set to ask Shannon to marry him the month after his death. Shannon said: “Azaan turned to me with a Haribo ring and said, ‘will you marry me?’. “I said, ‘yes I will – but you know I’m going to eat this ring now, don’t you?’” Shocking footage shows Azaan being stabbed repeatedly through his padded jacket in March last year. His heartbroken mum, Roseann Taylor, bravely allowed the horrific CCTV footage of her son’s final moments to be broadcast in a BBC documentary called Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis on Thursday. READY TO PROPOSE Roseann hopes the shocking video will raise awareness about the appalling consequences of the knife crime epidemic sweeping the nation. She described Azaan’s last hours to the show’s presenter Duwayne Brooks, who was with his friend Stephen Lawrence on the night he was stabbed to death in a racist attack in Eltham, South East London in 1993. Roseann was called to the scene on Hartsfield Road after her son had collapsed into the arms of girlfriend Shannon and another friend, who were with him at the time. She said: “It was mayhem. There was police everywhere, there was a helicopter flying and I could just see people around him. BLOW TO THE HEART “The helicopter paramedics came down and they just kept working on him and working on him. “I didn’t know if it was serious, not serious, nobody would tell me anything.” Azaan was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries two days later. The first knife blow went straight into his heart, causing catastrophic damage. Two men aged 18 and 19, who cannot be named, were given life sentences after being convicted of murder. Harrison Searle, 18, of Derwent Road, Luton, who was also convicted of murder, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Reece Bliss-McGrath, 20, who was found guilty of manslaughter, was sentenced to 11 years. The case will also feature in this week’s episode of Channel 4 show 24 Hours in Police Custody. Shannon says the show is her “grief on display”. Azaan died in hospital two days later Shannon relives her ordeal in 24 Hours in Police Custody The whole sickening incident was caught on CCTV Harrison Searle (L) and Reece Bliss-McGrath (R) were both sentenced for their part in the fatal stabbing of Azaan Kaleem [bc_video video_id=”6016638267001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”​CCTV shows the horrific moment​ Azaan Kaleem​ is knifed to death in ​Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis”] 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.