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Russia causes alarm with 'largest ever' military drills in Belarus

Concerns are mounting over Russian military exercises planned for next month, which some fear could be used as cover for intervention in Belarus.  The Zapad (‘West’) exercise, which occurs every four years, will take place in Belarus and western Russia.  Russian war games have previously preceded or provided cover for real military operations, including in Ukraine and Georgia, analysts said. While Russia has claimed around ...

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Erdogan critic freed in Spain after 'politically motivated' arrest while on holiday

A German-Turkish writer and a critic of President Recep Erdogan has been freed after he was detained in Spain at the request of the Turkish government.  Dogan Akhanli was arrested over the weekend as he holidayed in the city of Granada, in southern Spain.  He was conditionally released after a court hearing but was ordered to remain in Madrid while Turkey’s extradition request was ...

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Man arrested on suspicion of bomb plot to destroy Confederate statue

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Houston for allegedly attempting to plant a bomb near a local Confederate monument.  The Houston FBI announced on Monday that they had arrested Andrew Schneck in connection with an incident in front of the General Dowling Monument in Hermann Park two days before. Mr Schneck is believed to have been carrying items capable ...

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Wolverhampton attacker stabbed his mother repeatedly

A man repeatedly stabbed his mother after fatally wounding his sister and then turned the knife on himself, an inquest has heard. Melvin James killed his sister Ann-Marie at the family flat in Wolverhampton in March. His mother Lynette James told him she loved him as he stabbed her “again and again” and thought she was going to die. Melvin ...

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RSPCA Appeals For Information After Man Throws Sheep Over A Fence, To Laughter

A shocking video of a sheep being thrown over a fence has sparked an RSPCA appeal for information after being viewed thousands of times on social media. In the video, the man can be seen carrying the sheep by the fleece down a country lane before throwing the animal into the field. As the animal struggles to stand up, sustaining ...

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Gloria Hunniford Says ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Helped Her Cope With Daughter Caron Keating’s Death

Gloria Hunniford took the chance to reflect on her time on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ during Monday’s (21 August) ‘Loose Women’, revealing that the show helped her cope following the death of her daughter, Caron Keating. Gloria took part in the 2005 series of ‘Strictly’, one year after Caron died following a battle with breast cancer, at the age of 41. ...

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Economist Who Claims £135billion Hard Brexit Boost For UK Guilty Of 'Violence To Basic Facts Of Economic Life'

Claims that UK will be £135billion a year better off after Brexit are “laughable”, according to a former top Government economist. Jonathan Portes, former Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office, tore apart suggestions from anti-EU academics the UK is set for a huge boost after Brexit.  The claims were made by the Economists for Free Trade group, which also predicts an ...

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Defend Europe's Mission Suspended After Libyan Coast Guard Tells Them Where To Go

On Saturday Defend Europe held a press conference in France to announce the temporary suspension of their “successful” mission, an event slightly marred by the absence of their ship’s crew who were (and still are) stranded off the coast of Malta. Undeterred, spokesmen for the group spent 20 minutes detailing their accomplishments, building upon what appeared to be a productive ...

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Britain First's Jayda Fransen Tweets Video Of Mostack Claiming It's Migrants Rioting

Jayda Fransen has tweeted a shocking video of “migrants in Spain attacking tourists and locals”. The Britain First leader is correct on one count – the video was shot on the Spanish island of Ibiza.  Just saw that vid of mist n mostack fightin some guy with a broom in ibiza. Man literally got brushed by them 😂 — taufiq ...

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Expect More Stories Of Slavery – And Demand More Victim Support

If the National Crime Agency’s latest findings are anything to go by, expect many more headlines like this over the next decade: ‘Lincolnshire slavery gang forced man to dig his own grave in ‘truly shocking’ 26-year hard labour ordeal‘. We are only just starting to hear the stories of Britain’s hidden slaves. Figures released the week before last showed the ...

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