The leader of the campaign to legalise the recreational use of cannabis has made deeply offensive anti-Semitic remarks describing Jewish people as ‘evil’ and Israel as ‘the Nazi power in the world’. Peter Reynolds, who heads pressure group CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, has been granted meetings with Ministers in his campaign to abolish laws controlling the possession and sale of the Class B drug. But in the past Mr Reynolds, who also writes blogs about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has made a series of appalling comments about Jewish people and homosexuals. But last month, Mr Reynolds started advising people to buy cannabis seeds so they could grow their own drugs – encouraging a breach of the law. Last night, Mr Reynolds said: ‘CLEAR has changed its policy on home cultivation.
December 16, 2018 01:18 UTC
Joseph Maeser Mitchell, 29, and his wife, Ilaria Catherina Mitchell, 28, were both arrested and charged with one count of felony child abuse each, on Saturday. The allegation was made directly to the police by the the girl, Mr. Joseph's daughter, who apparently told officers she'd been punished by her father and step-mother "three separate times" by putting a towel over her face and pouring water on it, a police report revealed. (Image: mirror.co.uk)The girl made the shocking claims to police at the Children Justice Center in Provo City, Utah. 'They would then hold her down in the bathtub and place a towel over her face and pour water on it', the report said. The girl, who hasn't been named, also allegedly said she cannot breathe when it happens and that 'it hurts', according to the report.
December 16, 2018 01:07 UTC
Jeremy Hunt has insisted the UK will 'flourish and prosper' even without a Brexit deal as he says he would also like a 'crack' at being Prime Minister. The foreign secretary's Brexit comments are likely to heighten cabinet tensions including with Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd who has warned about the impact of failing to secure an agreement. Mr Hunt was also asked by The Sunday Telegraph whether he would like to become PM, responding with: 'I think every MP has a corner of their heart that says they would like to have a crack at the top job. According to the survey of Conservative councillors, Home Secretary Mr Javid is the Party's first choice to replace Mrs May. He is followed by Mr Hunt and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
December 16, 2018 00:56 UTC
Rocky Fielding is living the dream as he prepares to fight Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden on Saturday evening. The Brit will have to overcome overwhelming odds to retain his title against a fighter that many regard to be, pound for pound, the best in the world. Scroll down to follow all the action as it happens in New York with HARRY SLAVIN, while JEFF POWELL will be reporting live from ringside. If you are viewing in the app, please click here.
December 15, 2018 23:26 UTC
We will sit down with the Democrats if the Supreme Court upholds. He said because the individual mandate was an 'essential' part of Obamacare, the entire law, rather than just the individual mandate, was unconstitutional. 'The Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress's Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause — meaning the Individual Mandate is unconstitutional,' the judge wrote. A year ago, Trump signed a $1.5trillion tax bill that included a provision eliminating the individual mandate. In June, the Justice Department declared the healthcare law's 'individual mandate' unconstitutional in federal court.
December 15, 2018 22:52 UTC
But it is understood that United are now planning to cash in on Pogba next month regardless of whether Mourinho continues as manager. The Turin giants have won seven successive serie A titles, but have pinpointed the Champions League after buying Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in the summer. (Image: iCelebTV)(Image: iCelebTV)(Image: iCelebTV)He was watched by United scouts in the midweek Champions League game with Young Boys in Switzerland. Last January, he even offered Pogba to United’s bitter Mancunian rivals City – only to be told he was not wanted. Pogba was restored to United’s team for the midweek Champions League game against Valencia and put in a disappointing performance in a 2-1 defeat.
December 15, 2018 22:30 UTC
Victoria Beckham is facing a £1,000 fine from Companies House for failing to submit her latest accounts – and the charge will double unless she hands them over by the end of the year. It was revealed last year that her fashion company, Victoria Beckham Limited, lost £8.4 million in 2016 and £4.6 million the year before that. The latest accounts cover 2017, before Posh’s new team, including industry veteran Ralph Toledano, were appointed in the hope of turning around the firm’s fortunes. Victoria Beckham is facing a £1,000 fine from Companies House for failing to submit her latest accounts – and the charge will double unless she hands them over by the end of the yearHousewive among the upmarket Chipping Norton Set are rejoicing after hunky M&S model David Gandy moved to the area. The four-bedroom house is close to the Great Tew estate, where residents include the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
December 15, 2018 22:18 UTC
It’s a dating term coined to describe what happens when one person just disappears from another’s life by abruptly ceasing communications. Cougar hunting‘This is quite a recent phenomenon,’ says Charly Lester, dating expert from Lumen, a dating app for over-50s (lumenapp.com). ‘Our research showed that this sort of lack of commitment is a big red flag for a lot of women. StashingWhen a person hides the existence of the person they’re dating from their friends, family and even social media. TextationshipA romantic relationship which is based solely on texting a partner instead of speaking over the phone or meeting face-to-face.
December 15, 2018 22:11 UTC
The Duchess embraces Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller at the British Fashion Awards last week. Meghan’s latest appearance at last week’s British Fashion Awards – where she presented Keller with a trophy for British womenswear designer of the year – saw her, once again, in Givenchy. Meghan wowed her groom - and the world - in May in a bespoke Givenchy wedding dress and 16ft-long train stitched with flowers from 53 Commonwealth countries. Channeling My Fair Lady at Ascot in June with a bespoke white Givenchy dress, worth about £8,000. Meghan and Keller’s closeness was evident to all observers at the British Fashion Awards.
December 15, 2018 21:56 UTC
A new poll out this weekend shows satisfaction with the Government has fallen. The Sunday Independent Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll shows nearly half the people polled are unhappy with its performance. It is also poor reading for the Taoiseach with Leo Varadkar's personal popularity down seven points to 49%. Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin's personal popularity has dropped four points to 40%, Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald has dropped nine points to 37%, while Sinn Féin is down one point to 21%. The poll was conducted among 920 adults around the country, between December 1 and 13.
December 15, 2018 21:45 UTC
But the Sandringham snub could widen a rift between Harry and brother William. But it emerged yesterday Harry will instead spend time with pregnant wife Meghan, 37. But her apparent displeasure became clear just weeks later as Harry skipped last year’s Boxing Day hunt. (Image: WireImage)Our source added: “Meghan wasn’t happy when she found out what Harry had been up to in Germany. Harry and Meghan have opted to stay with the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas – refusing a room at Wills’ nearby Norfolk home Anmer Hall.
December 15, 2018 21:22 UTC
Stacey Dooley has been crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. Dooley, 31, beat fellow finalists Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg to claim the glitterball trophy. Clifton, well-loved by viewers of the show, has appeared in five Strictly finals. Dooley, from Luton in England and Clifton, from Grimsby, also in England, were embraced by the show’s dancers and celebrities on the Strictly dancefloor after their win. This proved important for Dooley, who took home the glitterball trophy despite scoring the lowest total score of the night.
December 15, 2018 21:11 UTC
Mr Kacprowicz donated four organs to help save others in need of a transplant, a source close to the family said. An online fundraiser has also been set up to help Mr Kacprowicz’s family cover the cost of his funeral and meet other expenses. The fundraiser set up on the GoFundMe website has raised over €13,000 in a 20-hour period. The online fundraiser was set up by the Hospital Tennis Club. Online tributes have poured in for Mr Kacprowicz who was very popular in the community.
December 15, 2018 21:00 UTC
Cork GAA chair Tracey Kennedy has claimed that the mountainous spending overrun on Pairc Ui Chaoimh will have no impact on the day-to-day running of Cork GAA. “The stadium will have no negative impact on the day to day running of this Board,” the chair maintained. Opening the convention, Ms Kennedy stated that the stadium costs still reside entirely in the county board accounts, at least until the imminent transfer of the stadium to Pairc Ui Chaoimh companies. “Those companies, and through them the stadium, are in the full ownership of Cork County Board. “Personally I hope to see co-operation between the two stadia and others in a planned and strategic manner for the entire GAA family.”The Cork GAA chair outlined the governance infrastructure of the stadium for delegates.
December 15, 2018 20:26 UTC
A child cheated death this evening after she was struck by a falling tree while cycling with her family in Cork city. The girl, nine, was pinned under the tree for up to 40 minutes as emergency services worked to free her. She is being treated in Cork University Hospital tonight for lacerations to her head and for suspected fractures to her lower limbs. What was described as a “substantial tree” fell as the family passed and the girl was struck by one of its large limbs. Emergency services were alerted and three units of Cork City Fire Brigade and two ambulances were tasked to the scene.
December 15, 2018 20:26 UTC