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Gypsy funeral takes place for man killed while riding his horse and cart

Gypsy funeral takes place for man killed while riding his horse and cart

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a traveller killed while riding his horse and cart. A life size tribute to Mikey Connors made out of flowers became the centrepiece of the funeral display and the cortege included 16 white Rolls Royce Phantoms. Mikey, 30, died after being hit by a car at high speed in south east London […]

Couple burned inside their car after being rammed into a ditch

Couple burned inside their car after being rammed into a ditch

A couple were rammed into a ditch by attackers armed with axes who then set fire to their car while they were still inside. George Stewart, 67, suffered severe burns and will be disfigured for life while his wife Martha, 61, needed nine stitches in her face after the horrendous attack at a caravan park in Inverness, Scotland. Both were […]

To improve HMP Birmingham, the use of short prison sentences must be reduced

To improve HMP Birmingham, the use of short prison sentences must be reduced

Another day. Another catastrophic prison inspection. This time it’s about , but substitute ‘Liverpool’, ‘Nottingham’, ‘Exeter’ or ‘Wormwood Scrubs’ and the story is pretty much the same. Another prisons minister tells us it’s ‘unacceptable’. Except that we do accept it – and have accepted it for years. Yesterday, the current chief inspector of prisons reported that he ‘saw a shower […]

Birmingham Prison inmate reveals just how bad things are in troubled jail

Birmingham Prison inmate reveals just how bad things are in troubled jail

An inmate at troubled Birmingham Prison has spoken of his relief that the Government has stepped in to take control of the beleaguered jail from private security firm, G4S. He has been an inmate at the prison on 10 different occasions over the last 20 years and witnessed first-hand its spiral out of control. The worst incident at the prison […]