Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Her forthcoming book, Finding My Voice, is the first time she has written about the assault, having only told her sisters recently, and a friend at school. “It turned out a very similar thing had happened to her… [and] I think it’s important to talk about it because it probably happens much more than we care to talk about,” she said. Nadiya praised for showing anxiety battle Nadiya Hussain on her panic ‘monster’ She told the paper she only understood what had happened to her years later during a biology lesson explaining sex, prompting her to vomit in the laboratory bench sink. “If that happened to my children, I don’t even want to say what I would do. I can’t …

Conman jailed for 2.5m fake lottery ticket fraud

Sentencing Putman, Judge Philip Grey called it a “sophisticated, carefully planned, and diligently operated fraud”. “You would have got away with this but quite plainly you were greedy”, he added. “This crime struck at the integrity of the National Lottery. You have also undermined the public’s trust in the lottery itself.” Putman claimed the win on 28 August 2009 by using a badly-damaged ticket forged by Mr Knibbs, who worked for Camelot in the fraud detection department. Mr Knibbs had seen a document containing details of big wins which had not yet been claimed and prosecutor James Keeley said there was “some trial and error” in producing the successful forgery. The court heard each ticket had one of the 100 …

High-speed driver killed friend in crash

Image copyright Shaun Allan family Image caption Shaun Allan was a passenger in the car that crashed near Farr Prosecutor Allan Nicol told the High Court in Glasgow that Cameron’s most recent ban was in 2016. He re-sat his driving test and got his licence back two months before the crash. Image copyright PETER JOLLY NORTHPIX Image caption The car crashed through trees into the garden of a house A man living nearby said he heard a “very large noise” as Cameron’s car spun out of control. It crashed through the fence of a house and into trees before coming to a halt in the garden of the property. The court how Cameron, of Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire, asked a witness for …

Our daughter was in trouble. Why didn’t someone tell us?

She had loved the atmosphere of Liverpool when she visited on an open day, and had made good friends. Yet just a few weeks after she returned to Liverpool after that Easter break at home, Ceara was found dead in her halls room. A coroner ruled she died by suicide. Image copyright IAIN THACKER Image caption Ceara had struggled with her mental health since the age of 13 Ceara declared her mental health problems on both her university application, and it was followed up by the University of Liverpool. “I remember she couldn’t wait for us to leave,” Iain said of the day he dropped her off at the halls of residence. Yet over the next eight months, unknown to …

Businessman abducted, beaten and dumped by road

“Four masked men appeared, smashed the windows of Mr Lunney’s vehicle, forcibly removed him from the vehicle and bundled him into the boot of a black Audi saloon and drove him away from his home.” ‘Fears are justified’ Analysis: Julian Fowler, BBC News NI south-west reporter Kevin Lunney was a close associate of the County Fermanagh businessman Sean Quinn and worked with him in his attempts to regain control of the Quinn Group business empire that collapsed in 2012 after Mr Quinn made a disastrous investment in Anglo Irish Bank. There was a series of attacks in 2014 on property belonging to the new owners, including a fuel tanker that was driven into the headquarters building and set on fire. …

Loyalist protest over Glasgow marches ban

Image caption The Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination, backed by the Orange Order, organised the demo Can Glasgow ban all marchers over sectarian fears? Five marches banned over sectarian disorder fears Marches ‘stain’ Glasgow’s reputation, says Yousaf Police officer injured at Republican marches Jim McHarg, Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, said his group was standing “shoulder-to-shoulder” with Spad in protest at the council’s decision. He said: “There is no evidence of any protests or any planned protests against them. There should have been no reason to ban this parade because of trouble at the Republican parade. “Civil religious liberties are being taken away from people of this city and across the country by the nationalist-run authorities. There …

Live facial recognition surveillance ‘must stop’

They argue facial recognition is being adopted in the UK before it has been properly scrutinised by politicians. The director of Big Brother Watch, Silkie Carlo, told the Victoria Derbyshire programme: “What we’re doing is putting this to government to say: ‘Please can we open this debate and have this conversation. “‘But for goodness sake, while it is going on, there is now a surveillance crisis on our hands that needs to be stopped urgently’.” Legal action The Kings Cross estate has recently been at the centre of controversy, when it was revealed its owners were using facial recognition technology without telling the public. It then emerged both the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police had supplied the company with …

What happens when an ambassador is summoned?

“I was called by the foreign ministry and was told ‘We need to see you immediately,’” Mr Casson tells the BBC. “The first thing they said was, ‘We are not summoning you, but we are going to tell the press we are summoning you. If it had been a summoning, we would have sent a formal diplomatic note summoning you.’” This is the way things normally work in a summoning – a formal, polite, diplomatic note is sent to the relevant country’s embassy asking – but not really demanding – its representative to attend a meeting at the foreign ministry, or its equivalent. The medium of the summoning is the message, Mr Casson says. “The main thing is that it …

Legal moves to tackle sectarian disorder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoads were blocked as a result of the demonstrations Council bosses have vowed to “push the law” in order to protect the public following sectarian disorder in Glasgow on Friday night. Riot police, a helicopter, and dog units were called in when an Irish Unity march was met by loyalist counter-demonstrators in Govan. Three more marches are planned for this week including one on Monday evening. Council leader Susan Aitken said legislation may have to be tested to strengthen the authority’s hand. She told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme: “I am absolutely clear that the council’s procedures are not in any way at fault here. The council made the decision that …

Woman dies after tent is hit by car

‘Amazing woman’ Ms Evans’ son Richard Llew Evans, a musician, wrote a tribute to his mother on Facebook. “Tonight I had to say goodbye to the most amazing woman I’ve ever known,” he said. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. She was my mother, my best friend, my rock and I’m going to miss her so so much. She inspired me to do music, art and to always ‘do the next interesting thing’. I know I’ll do you proud. “I love you, Mam. I hope you’re dreaming of a starry night. Here’s to the next interesting thing.” Image caption Rhyd y Galen is a 22-acre campsite in Bethel, Gwynedd Waterhouse also pleaded guilty to …

Flight diverted due to ‘unwell’ pilot

She said: “We had no idea whatsoever what the incident was. “It could have been medical, a fire, mechanical problems. Everyone was really concerned. “It is quite scary I can tell you. You just want more information. Perhaps it would be better if they said nothing at all. “You start imagining someone wrestling the pilot or a mechanical problem.” Skip Twitter post by @jet2tweets We would like to apologise to customers travelling on #LS765 from #Manchester to Funchal, #Madeira which has diverted into Porto, #Portugal due to an onboard medical situation. We are working to get you on your way ASAP. Please see our agents ‘Portway’ at Gate 2 for more info. Tx — Jet2tweets (@jet2tweets) August 26, 2019 Related …

‘Bruised and shaken and coming home’

Both are members of Killymoon Golf Club in Cookstown and Ryan had gone to Georgia on his own hoping to see a McIlroy victory. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lightning struck a tree close to the 15th green Ryan told his father he had been sheltering under a tree when the lightning struck and all he could remember was waking up “yards away” with the emergency services all around him. “He’s had scans just to make sure there is no internal damage,” said his father. Ryan was back in his hotel by Sunday afternoon and is hoping to fly home to Northern Ireland on Tuesday. He had only finished camp a week ago and had headed to Chicago before …

Man jailed over McDonald’s machete attack

‘Kill you all’ The CPS said the victim, who had been bleeding from the head wound, ran into a nearby branch of McDonald’s fearing for his life. Sy followed him inside and shouted again, “If you don’t believe in God… I’ll kill you all.” Customers and staff inside the branch believed they were witnessing some sort of terrorist attack, the CPS said, with one witness saying they thought they were “going to die in a massacre”. Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Inmates moved out of prison following riot

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo footage shows prisoners dancing and running around the walkways One hundred and fifty prisoners have been moved out of a jail following disturbances earlier in the week. Police and specialist prison officers were called to rioting involving 19 inmates at HMP Winchester in Hampshire on Tuesday night. The Prison Service said inmates in the affected wing have been transferred to other prisons. A spokeswoman said a “full assessment” of the 560-capacity Victorian jail would be carried out. Mobile phone footage subsequently emerged of inmates knocking through weak cell walls and rioting inside the Category B prison. Image caption The inmates used furniture to break “weak points” in the cell walls The …

Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in France?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson sticks his foot on a table during a joke with the French president A photo of Boris Johnson sticking his foot on a table during talks in Paris with the French president triggered unflattering comments on social media. But users on both sides of the Channel who called the UK prime minister’s actions insulting might have been jumping to conclusions. A video appears to show Mr Johnson was responding to a joke by his host. Emmanuel Macron seems to suggest the table could also be used as a footstool before Mr Johnson lifts his right boot. One British user accused Mr Johnson of poor manners, saying: “Imagine the outrage on the …