Prosecutors were right to pursue Caroline Flack’s trial, according to a lawyer who worked on the case. Expand Close (Ian West/PA) PA / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp (Ian West/PA)Flack died at her London home while awaiting trial on an assault charge for an alleged attack on her boyfriend Lewis Burton. Mr Beltrami said: “You’ve got to do what you think is right. After her death, Flack’s management team criticised the CPS for conducting a “show trial”. The CPS announced in March that it would be conducting a review into Flack’s death.
June 06, 2020 21:56 UTC
The Gunners have informed a number of their spies who are working abroad that their employment will be terminated. And it now appears the belt-tightening extends as far as those looking to recruit at first-team level in overseas markets. Arsenal refused to furlough staff at the outbreak of COVID-19 but the players and manager Mikel Arteta did accept pay-cuts. Arsenal's first-team were back in action on Saturday at the Emirates, playing a behind-closed-doors friendly against Championship Charlton. Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip
June 06, 2020 21:30 UTC
Patrick Mackay, 67, has been behind bars for 45 years since his manslaughter convictions at the Old Bailey in 1975 for strangling two elderly women and butchering a priest with an axe. The Parole Board were due to decide whether Mackay was safe to be let out after his move to an open prison. But the Nazi-loving psychopath had originally confessed to eight more victims during a killing spree in London, Kent and Essex in 1974-75. Now Gareth Johnson, Tory MP for Mackay’s home town of Dartford, Kent, has persuaded Essex police to investigate the cases. Two of the other eight killings were left on file and Mackay retracted his confession to six.
June 06, 2020 21:13 UTC
An exclusive Sunday Mirror poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows 55 per cent favour the move, which starts tomorrow, despite devastating effects on our airline and tourism sectors. Boris Johnson is slammed by 55 per cent for easing lockdown too quickly as confidence in his handling of the crisis plummets. Nearly half think he is not ready for a second wave. Six in 10 voters say the disease will only be beaten when a vaccine is available. A quarter think he should borrow the money he needs but one in five favours public spending cuts.
June 06, 2020 21:00 UTC
Although hay fever affects up to a third of Britons, anyone who doesn't have it probably thinks it's a mild ailment. This is why hay fever can easily become a nightmare of breathing difficulties, wheezing and coughing, sneezing, eye problems and mucus. I'm talking about hay fever (stock photo)It's particularly bad when combined with other conditions that affect breathing, such as asthma. Hay fever in younger people seems to go hand-in-hand with a more anxious personality type, research has shown. All these things show that hay fever symptoms may well be linked to state of mind.
June 06, 2020 21:00 UTC
Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - Royal Family Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid EmailThe Queen's corgis used to have their own menu, a former chef has said. Darren McGrady, 58, worked as the Queen's chef for 15 years, and says her dogs would have a 'menu' of dishes to choose from. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Darren said: "I didn't expect to be cooking for the Queen's dogs, when I started working at Buckingham Palace. "In the royal kitchens it was like being a normal family, dogs running in and out of the kitchens all the time." Darren explained the history of corgis in the royal family, explaining that the Queen's had first brought her one called Dookie in 1933.
June 06, 2020 20:48 UTC
Christine McGuinness is overjoyed McDonald's has reopened as it's the "only meal" all three of her autistic children will eat. Alongside a snap of three Happy Meal boxes, Christine, 32, expressed her relief, gushing: "3 months later. This really is a very "Happy meal". Christine continued: "We haven't heard anything from nursery for our youngest yet, I have no idea if/when they will open." Christine and Paddy's children were diagnosed with autism aged three - which affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
June 06, 2020 20:42 UTC
"With the X Factor on ice for 2020 there is a Syco-shaped hole in ITV's schedule so this would fit perfectly." The source continued: "However, with measures still in place and lockdown only just starting to be released the plan is now for BGT lives to return at the end of the year. "With the X Factor on ice for 2020 there is a Syco-shaped hole in ITV's schedule so this would fit perfectly." Pre-recorded BGT auditions, which were filmed at the beginning of the year, have already aired on ITV. Mirror Online have contacted Britain's Got Talent for comment.
June 06, 2020 20:20 UTC
James, 12, is one of only 20 patients given a new heart since the entire focus of the NHS turned to stemming the virus outbreak. Dad Graham said: “It’s amazing the NHS was able to give James a transplant despite Covid. James spent two months at the Evelina before transferring to Great Ormond Street to have a mechanical heart pump fitted. In April he got the call for a new heart – but, agonisingly, it turned out not to be a match. They can live on, in a way.”The British Heart Foundation has a coronavirus hub for people with heart and circulatory disease at bhf.org.uk/informationsupport
June 06, 2020 20:08 UTC
Mum-of-three Aji said: “I can’t watch the George Floyd video, because he is saying the same thing as Seni said: ‘I can’t breathe’. “They held Seni face down, hands shackled with two sets of handcuffs and his legs in two sets of restraints. “No family should have to fight to find out why their loved one died at the hands of the State. (Image: PA)Jamaican student Joy Gardner, 40, died after an immigration raid in Crouch End, North London, in 1993. (Image: PA)In 1999, Roger Sylvester, 30, died after being restrained in Tottenham and again in hospital.
June 06, 2020 19:07 UTC
Protests over George Floyd's death are dividing the nation as several public health experts have pledged their support saying racism is worse than the virus while critics accuse them of hypocrisy. The nation has been divided in its response as several public health experts have pledged their support saying racism is worse than the virus while critics accuse them of hypocrisyFormer director of the CDC Tom Frieden tweeted his support of protesters this week, saying violence is a greater risk to public health than COVID-19. In this moment the public health risks of not protesting to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the harms of the virus.' But conservatives have reacted angrily to the public health experts and the media, saying they are showing double standards. Conservatives have slammed the response of health experts saying they are being hypocriticalThe two movements have come at different points of gravity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
June 06, 2020 18:54 UTC
Robbed of support, trapped and tired with a tiny screaming human utterly dependent on you. Many women on maternity leave are feeling increasingly vulnerable as businesses face up to potential redundancies. Take just one example – mum Kirsty Pearce, who faces piling on debt and has had to extend her maternity leave without pay. (Image: Getty Images/Tetra images RF)She’s a learning support assistant and was due to start back, but can’t do the normal settling-in sessions with her baby son at nursery. The Maternity Petition is asking for a three-month extension to paid maternity leave, and it’s due to be discussed next week in Parliament.
June 06, 2020 18:13 UTC
The member of staff had been working at Ward Jackson Primary School in Hartlepool, Teeside Live reported. They had not been in contact with pupils for three weeks, and had been socially distancing in the school. "We have also spoken to all parents whose children have been attending the school to inform them of the current situation." "As an additional precautionary measure, we are going to delay the wider opening of the school by 1 week. "So Year 6 children will begin school on June 16 instead of June 8."
June 06, 2020 18:13 UTC
Exclusive data shows 132 cases went through the courts in one year after challenges brought under the Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) scheme. VRR was launched in 2013, allowing a victim to demand the decision not to prosecute is reassessed by an independent lawyer. Wilson was jailed for seven years following a retrial brought under VRR in June 2019. A CPS spokesperson said: “The Victims’ Right to Review was introduced by the CPS to make it easier for victims to seek a review of a decision not to bring charges or end proceedings. In 2018-19, of 95,000 decisions eligible for victims to appeal under the VRR scheme, only 0.22 per cent were upheld.”
June 06, 2020 18:08 UTC
Leigh-Anne Pinnock's fiancé, footballer Andre Gray, has revealed he 'can't count' how many times he's been pulled over by police. The Watford striker, 28, was speaking about the recent protests across the world against racism and police brutality towards black people. These protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his back for five minutes. Speaking to the Guardian, he said: "I can't even count how many times I've been pulled over. (Image: Leigh-Anne Pinnock/Instagram)(Image: Getty Images)"I can't count how many times I've gone to a club and not got in, how many times a security guard has followed me round a shop."
June 06, 2020 17:48 UTC