Trial over Hillsborough deaths to begin

Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution relating to the death of a 96th person, Tony Bland, because he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused. Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell will also face trial, having pleaded not guilty to contravening a term or condition of the stadium’s safety certificate and one health and safety offence. Mr Mackrell was the club’s designated safety officer for the Hillsborough stadium. It is the first time a prosecution has been brought under the 1975 Safety of Sports Grounds Act. The trial of the two men is expected to run for several months. Related Topics Sheffield Liverpool Original Article : HERE ; …

Pension cold-calling ban takes effect

The government has faced criticism over the time taken to introduce the ban, which was first announced nearly two years ago. How do the fraudsters operate? Pension scams start with an unexpected call, text, social media approach or email – offering a free pension review, or a way to make attractive returns on pension savings. But the money may be simply stolen or transferred into a high-risk scheme completely inappropriate for retirement savings. Many offer eye-catching returns or high-rolling investments in hotels or green energy schemes that never materialise, or instead lead to losses. Research by the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), found that pension scam victims lose an average of £91,000 each. In August, Jennifer Ringstead told …

Skripal spy house roof to be replaced

The authority has warned neighbours of about four months of disruptions as it replaces the roof timbers. ‘Low risk’ Speaking to BBC Radio Wiltshire, Alistair Cunningham, the chair of the recovery coordination group, said: “the whole house had to be searched, including the roof space. We want to be sure no contamination was taken from the door into the roof space. It’s a timber structure and when it comes to wood it’s more difficult to clean. It’s easier to remove.” Contractors will cover the house and garage with a “sealed frame”, according to a letter written by the council’s director of public of health, Tracy Daszkiewicz. A military team will then dismantle and remove the timbers, before removing them from …

Watson ‘optimistic’ at Time’s Up progress

Watson, who starred in the Harry Potter films and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, is pictured wearing a Time’s Up T-shirt in her post. Thank you to everyone who has been part of TIME'S UP over the past year. 💗 From my sisters in the film industry to the activists and campaigners around the world who have supported us, I've been so inspired by the way people have reached out to each other, shared experiences and advice, and organised together as part of this movement for change. 🌍 Gender equality can only become a reality if we harness the transformative power of solidarity across professions and across borders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s still a long way to go, but the achievements so …

Museum in row over Great Pyramid stone

But Shabaan Abdel Gawwad, supervisor-general of Egypt’s Antiquities Repatriation Department, has said he wants an official team to visit Scotland, asking for a certificate of possession and export documents. ‘Illegally smuggled’ He said measures would be taken to repatriate any artefacts found to have been illegally smuggled out of his country. Mr Abdel Gawwad also said he did not believe the stone was from the Great Pyramid of Giza, as the museum claims. He said: “The ministry of antiquities has addressed the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take necessary measures to contact Scottish authorities and the museum asking for a certificate of possession and export documents for the casing stone and how it left Egypt and when the museum …