London 2012 fireworks firm ceases trading

The company’s headquarters were in Kimbolton, and it had a factory in Stonely. It provided displays for events including the handover of Hong Kong, London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, Trafalgar 200 and the 50th anniversary of VJ Day in London. Image caption The company specialised in providing fireworks for large public displays, such as London’s New Year celebrations

Teen in coma wakes up with baby daughter

That womb was positioned towards her back so the pregnancy went unnoticed. The sports physiotherapy student awoke on 6 December having had a 7lbs 10oz baby girl. She had not developed a bump, experienced morning sickness and had not missed a period. ‘Absolute miracle’ The first time mum, who named her daughter Elodie, said the whole experience was “overwhelming to say the least”. “Meeting my baby was so surreal. It felt like an out-of-body experience,” she said. “I worried I wouldn’t bond with my daughter because I had no time to get my head around her arrival, but I think she’s amazing. “It’s an absolute miracle. I wouldn’t change Elodie for the world.” Doctors discovered Ms Stevenson’s seizures were caused …

IS teenage bride Begum gives birth

“It’s made me stronger, tougher. I married my husband. I wouldn’t have found someone like him back in the UK.” She continued: “I had my kids, I did have a good time there. “It’s just that then things got harder and I couldn’t take it anymore.” IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’ What can the UK do about the IS teenager? Trump tells allies to take back IS fighters Earlier, Mohammed Tasnime Akunjee, a lawyer for Ms Begum’s family, told Radio 4’s The World This Weekend: “They are obviously very happy and joyous that Shamima has successfully given birth and that she’s healthy.” But he added that following the reported death of Ms Begum’s other two children in …

‘Killer car seats’ sold online for 8

However, in 2014, Surrey Trading Standards had conducted tests on a fabric seat which fell to pieces in a 30 mph accident. The crash test dummy of a three-year-old child was flung through the windscreen when the straps securing the seat failed. Trading standards officers dubbed them “killer car seats” and removed dozens of them from sale. Which? said they lacked the support needed to protect babies and toddlers. However, the consumer group said that they had repeatedly re-appeared for sale on online marketplaces ever since. Alex Neill, from Which?, said: “Parents will be horrified at the thought they could be unwittingly putting their child’s life at risk with one of these ‘killer’ car seats. Online marketplaces cannot continue to …

Mum and daughter saved from crash by Snapchat

They were unable to get out of the car, and she says every movement they made threatened to rock the car closer to the running water. Image copyright SWNS Image caption “I held her hand and said that things were going to be OK,” says Gemma about waiting for rescue Gemma says her knowledge of first aid helped her keep her daughter calm, but on the inside she was beginning to panic. “The thing that was heart-wrenching for me was when Martha turned to me and said ‘It was nice to have known you mummy’. “That will stay with me for the rest of my life without a doubt.” Gemma says she has previously had concerns about sharing her location …

PM defeated over Brexit strategy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy did May lose another Brexit vote? Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks. MPs voted by 303 to 258 – a majority of 45 – against a motion endorsing the government’s negotiating strategy. The defeat has no legal force and Downing Street said it would not change the PM’s approach to talks with the EU. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged Mrs May to “admit her Brexit strategy has failed” and to come forward with a plan Parliament would support. The defeat came after the pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG) of Conservative MPs announced it had taken a “collective decision” …

Upskirting made criminal offence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGina Martin campaigned for the law to be changed after a man took a picture up her skirt Upskirting has been made a criminal offence in England and Wales after an 18-month campaign. Festival-goer Gina Martin was targeted at an outdoor gig in 2017 when a man put his phone between her legs and took pictures of her crotch. She reported it to police, but discovered he had not broken the law. A bill to outlaw it has received Royal Assent, meaning offenders will face being jailed for two years and being put on the sex offenders’ register. Ms Martin told the Press Association that it had been “a long time coming”, …

Government sued over no-deal ferry contracts

“This was done by approaching ferry operators and encouraging bids that could be fairly assessed against each other,” a spokeswoman said. No-deal Brexit ferry contract scrapped Brexit: Could Channel Ports cope with no deal? No-deal Brexit ferry contract queried UK to spend £103m on no-deal ferries At a High Court hearing in London, Eurotunnel claimed the government contracts, announced on 29 December, were awarded without any public notice. Eurotunnel’s barrister Daniel Beard QC said Eurotunnel only found out “when contract notices were published three days after Christmas”. He said it was “quite remarkable” his client had not been informed given its recent history in running cross-Channel services. Ewan West, representing Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in court, said the government’s procurement …

Missing Libby’s parents attend vigil

Mrs Squire and her husband, Russ, had previously made emotional pleas for information about their daughter’s disappearance. Humberside Police can detain the arrested man until 21:00 GMT after being granted an extra 24 hours to question him on Saturday night. Appeals to find Libby, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, have been displayed on digital screens in Hull city centre over the weekend. Police said the appeal for information was being broadcast on 20 screens in the main shopping areas. Thousands of flyers printed in English, Arabic, Russian, Lithuanian and Polish have also been handed out asking for information. Image copyright Squire family Image caption Libby Squire has not been seen for more than a week 31 January: Ms Squire is believed …

Woman stabbed to death ‘was caring sister’

‘A wonderful heart’ In a statement issued through police, Ms Mendes’ sister said: “My sister was lovely, always thinking about everyone but mostly her children. “She had a wonderful heart and there was no one else like her. She was a caring sister and worried about everyone. “She was always making sure everyone was OK.” A fundraising campaign has raised more than £26,000 to support Ms Mendes’ family and her children. Image caption Ms Mendes died at the roadside where she was attacked Appealing for witnesses to come forward, he asked anyone who had dashcam or helmet footage to review it in case they had anything to help police piece together a timeline of what happened. Related Topics Ewell Original …

Pair quizzed over children’s fire deaths

The children’s 24-year-old mother, Natalie Unitt, and her 28-year-old partner, Chris Moulton, leapt from a first-floor window with the siblings’ two-year-old brother, Jack. They did not sustain life-threatening injuries. A fundraising page for the family of the four children has since raised more than £29,500 – with more than 1,800 people donating. Related Topics Stafford Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

NHS treats 1,000 young stab victims in a year

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPC Rob Pedley: “You’re carrying the county’s number one murder weapon” More than 1,000 10 to 19-year-olds were admitted to hospital with knife wounds in 2017/18. The figure, from NHS England, reveal a 54% rise in the number of children and teenagers treated for injuries from knives over five years. It comes as a leading consultant warns that she is seeing increasing numbers of girls involved in knife crime. Doctors also said that injuries were becoming more severe and victims getting younger. ‘Severe injuries are the norm’ The figures record the number of people admitted to hospital for an overnight stay or longer, for knife crime injuries between 2012-13 and 2017-18. Related …