A GRIEVING family were fined £200 by jobsworth council bosses because their funeral overran by a mere 14 seconds. The service finished within time but there was a delay clearing the building due to an infirm mourner who was using walking sticks. The council-run Grimsby Crematorium issued the fine to the funeral director who then passed it onto the family. An outraged local councillor, Keith Brookes, said: “It looks as if someone is holding a stop watch, clicking as soon as someone walks in the chapel and checks the last one to leave.""I want to make sure we no longer have funerals that penalise families. "I have tried to find out how many penalties have been imposed on families that have funeral services at the crematorium, but can't find out. "I want to know how many there have been. It is hitting people at their most vulnerable of their lives. "Some funeral directors may absorb the fine but not all of them will. But it seems there is no humanity or sympathy."Councillor … [Read more...] about Mourning family fined £200 after loved one’s funeral overran by 14 seconds
COPS searching for missing student Libby Squire who vanished six weeks ago have today recovered a body. Detectives say it is too early to determine identification or gender. But Libby's distraught family have been informed of the latest development. In a statement police said they had recovered the body from the Humber Estuary this afternoon.A spokesman added: "At this stage it is too early for any identification or confirmation of gender to be made. "Further information will be released as soon as we are in a position that we are able to do so." Locals close to Grimsby Docks where the body was recovered from said three police vans, two patrol cars and an unmarked police car attended the scene. Philosophy and religion student Libby went missing from a park bench just yards from her student digs after a night out on January 31.She has not been seen since. Libby vanished after she was turned away from the Welly nightclub in Hull for being too drunk. Libby Squire - Police … [Read more...] about Libby Squire cops find body in search for missing student, 21
Brits are shunning the internet – and turning to mum for life lessons and advice on beauty, fashion and relationships. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found our mums are still the number one influencer despite the proliferation of sources available on the information super-highway. The report also revealed 41 per cent of adults under the age of 45 believe children are more likely to get advice from their mum, compared to 28 per cent who chose bloggers and influencers. The trend emerged following research carried out among 2,000 adults which also revealed many are taking on life mottos passed down by mum. Carried out by centre:mk, the poll marks the launch of its ‘Life Lessons From Mum’ campaign www.centremk.com ahead of Mother’s Day. The most common life lessons are ‘believe in yourself’, ‘there is no such word as can’t’ and ‘treat others as you would like to be treated’. Beauty tips such as … [Read more...] about Mum’s the word – Brits shun internet for advice from their mothers
EASTER is nearly here, marking one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. And during Lent, other festivities will be take place before the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated. When is Good Friday? This year, Good Friday falls on Friday, April 19. In different traditions, the date is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday.It marks the start of the Easter long weekend, which includes Easter Monday on April 22, 2019. The date changes every year as Easter Sunday must always fall on the next full moon after Spring Equinox. Is Good Friday a bank holiday? Good news, Good Friday is a bank holiday, so for many people it marks the beginning of their Easter weekend. Monday, April 22 is also a bank holiday, but not every workplace will give employees these two Easter dates off.Bank or public holidays do not have to be given to employees as paid leave, an employer can decide whether to include bank holidays as part of a worker’s statutory … [Read more...] about When is Good Friday 2019, is it a UK bank holiday and which part of the Easter story does it honour?
A robber threatens two petrified shopkeepers with a meat cleaver during a raid that has landed her and her lover in jail. CCTV pictures show Ashley Turner-Platt, 30, at the store as she screamed “give me the f ** money”. When the husband and wife shopkeepers refused, Turner-Platt pushed the man on to the counter and held the weapon to his face. His wife then handed over the cash. The robber and her accomplice, boyfriend Ashley Turner, 28, fled the store with just £210. Moments before the raid, CCTV captured the Bonnie and Clyde couple kissing each other outside. The robbery has emotionally scarred the shopkeepers – Susan Evans, 63, and husband Lee, 65. Mr Evans said: “This was extremely distressing... Having been a butcher I know what those cleavers are like and she wasn’t messing about.” He added he and his wife had run the Spar store for 15 years without anything like this happening before. They now “want to get out of the … [Read more...] about Bonnie and Clyde robber couple who threatened shopkeepers with cleaver jailed