London terror attack: JustGiving closes fund for PC Palmer after raising more than £700k

The Metropolitan Police Federation, which had set up the JustGiving page said it felt a “suitable amount” has been raised in memory of the victim, who was killed during the London terror attack last week. The page, which was opened at 9.13am on Thursday, received a total of £736,328 in donations before closing at midday on Monday. The federation’s chairman Ken Marsh said: “When we initially started it up, we had a goal which was £250,000. It surpassed that and that was absolutely incredible. “By law, it’s in his name and every penny goes to him – exactly as it

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Manchester cyclist smashes car's windscreen with OWN BIKE

This is the moment a cyclist smashes a driver’s windscreen with his own bike after a furious row. Tracey Leng, 50, was driving to see her mother who is seriously ill at Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital on Mother’s Day when she became embroiled in an argument with the unknown cyclist. Footage from the Levenshulme mother’s dashcam shows a cyclist wearing black overtake her at red traffic lights on Hathersage Road in Chorlton-upon-Medlock. He then tails back to begin an argument with Mrs Leng. On two occasions he appears as if he is about to ride off before walking back to

Modern slavery on UK cannabis farms | Letters

The anti-slavery commissioner has complained that data gathering for tracking victims of cannabis farms is “a mess” (Police ‘failing to tackle’ slave trafficking on cannabis farms, 25 March). It’s actually much worse than that. We have just published a study of 39 young men working on cannabis farms in conditions of trafficking and forced labour. Despite the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the judges knowing in around half of the cases that they were victims of modern slavery, and despite the commissioner stating that they are not prosecuted, nearly all were in fact sentenced to prison terms, some for

Man who hit wife with bat and made her drink bleach spared jail after judge says she was 'not vulnerable'

A judge has been accused of “shocking ignorance” after he ruled that a man who poured bleach down his wife’s throat and beat her with a cricket bat would not be jailed on the grounds that she was not “vulnerable”. At a hearing in Manchester Crown Court, Judge Richard Mansell QC ruled that cricketer Mustafa Bashir, 34, would be spared from jail despite admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his former partner, because he was “not convinced she a vulnerable person”. Domestic violence charities have warned the ruling sends out a “dangerous message” that could discourage victims of domestic abuse

Everton are closing the gap on Merseyside derby rivals Liverpool — and not just in this season's league table

The Merseyside derby is the biggest single game in English football. You only have to look at the number of trophies the two clubs have won between them, compared with Manchester United and Manchester City, and Arsenal and Tottenham, to know that. It’s a breathless 90 minutes — games pass in a blur. Having played in East Midlands and Yorkshire derbies as well, I can tell you there is no match for the sense of duty you feel in the week building up to those clashes. It is a huge game… and if Everton beat Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday,

Who is Monica Galletti? MasterChef judge, celebrity chef and Amazing Hotels presenter

MASTERCHEF: The Professionals judge and celebrity chef Monica Galetti has a glittering career that spans decades. Now she’s back with a new show, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, where she and Giles Coren take viewers on a sneak peek behind the scenes of some of the world’s most exotic destinations. BBC Monica also works as the UK Tourism Ambassador for her home country Here’s everything you need to know about the experienced chef… Where is Monica Galetti from? Monica was born in Samoa, where she was raised by her haunts until she was eight-years-old. She then moved to Wellington,

South West Trains: Chinese firm MTR announced as new operator with FirstGroup

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced that Hong Kong based MTR was to enter a joint venture with British firm FirstGroup to run South West Trains saying it would deliver faster, cleaner services across southern England. He awarded them the franchise for the next seven years after rejecting Stagecoach’s application for a new contract. Industry sources said MRT –which has the Chinese Government as a major shareholder – won because of its impressive record operating Hong Kong metro. The Hong Kong train company is just the latest in a list of state-owned companies buying into the British rail system. Germany’s Deutsche

EU chief negotiator threatens UK over Brexit divorce bill

Britain faces a punishing Brexit settlement or even no deal at all if it refuses to settle a £50billion ‘bill’, the EU’s chief negotiator has warned. Michel Barnier said Britain falling out of the EU without a deal was a ‘distinct possibility’ if it rejected the figure. The Government has said Britain will pay any costs that are genuinely due but ministers have privately said the bill is a maximum of £3billion.  Mr Barnier today reiterated his warnings of dire consequences for the UK if it leaves with no agreement, which he first made in a little-noticed speech on the day