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  • James Bulger's killer attacked in prison with boiling water

    It has been reported that Jon Venables has been attacked by a fellow inmate who threw boiling water on him. It is alleged that Venables' identity has become known in the prison and inmates have "put a price on him". Police officers were called to calm the situation following the prison attack but Venables has reportedly complained that prison officers "did nothing at first" and "didn't do enough to protect him", according to the UK Daily Star. Venables, who murdered two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool in 1993, is currently serving 40 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing 1,170 indecent images of children. It was the second time he had been caught with such images and when

  • Irish Examiner

    How America’s darkest deed in Vietnam was eventually revealed

    In Saturday’s ‘Irish Examiner’, historian Ryle Dwyer described his university education in Texas during the period of the Kennedy assassination and the escalation of American involvement in Vietnam. Today, as the 50th anniversary of the massacre at My Lai approaches, he shows how it took 20 months after the slaughter of hundreds of civilians by American soldiers for the story to become public knowledge, and that no one has really been held accountable The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam on March 16, 1968, but the American people did not learn about it until November 1969. I still have a vivid memory of the story breaking on the radio news. I was studying for my doctorate at the University

  • Kate Middleton stands out in dark green as stars wear black for Baftas

    Kate Middleton bucked the trend in a dark green Jenny Packham dress for the glitzy Baftas ceremony. Most nominees and other guests wore black to the awards in support of the Time’s Up campaign, following the example set at the Golden Globes in January in the wake of the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal. Kate paired her floor-length gown, complete with a thin black ribbon tied with a bow behind her back, with a diamond and emerald necklace and a clutch bag. She arrived on the red carpet with husband William, who told the audience at the Royal Albert Hall that Ridley Scott’s films were amongst his own “personal favourites” as he presented the filmmaker with the Fellowship award. William said:

  • VIDEO: See why a game in Brazil had to be abandoned after 10 red cards

    A derby game featuring two of Brazil's biggest clubs had to be abandoned yesterday when home team Vitoria had five players sent off. A mass brawl started after Vinicius equalised with a penalty for visitors Bahia to make the scoreline 1-1 in a Campeonato Baiano clash with Vitoria in Salvador. Vinicius was sent off with fellow goalscorer Denilson, along with Kanu and Rhayner from Vitoria. The referee also showed red cards to Bahia's Lucas Fonseca, Edson and Rodrigo Becao. Vitoria later had Bruno Bispo and Uillian Correia dismissed. FIFA rules state that a match cannot start or continue "if either team consists of fewer than seven players". Bahia felt Vinicius had been hard done by, tweeting soon


    Baftas 2018: All the red carpet fashion trends as (most) of the stars wear black for Time’s Up

    The red carpet was awash with black as stars of film, TV and stage supported the Time’s Up movement at the Bafta Awards. A-listers from both sides of the pond came together for one of the biggest nights in the film industry calendar at London’s Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Joanna Lumley who opened with a speech about the suffragettes and the “powerful Time’s Up movement”. Ahead of the awards ceremony, which saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri take the best film gong, more than 200 stars signed an open letter calling for the eradication of sexual harassment across all industries. The letter, which was published in The Observer, highlighted the gender pay gap, insecurities of freelance work and research that found more than half of women in the UK have experienced sexual harassment at work has been signed by stars including Emma Thompson, Jodie Whittaker and Emma Watson.

  • Emmerdale’s Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden hold surprise wedding

    Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden tied the knot after tricking their guests by inviting them to a birthday party. Webb, who started dating Wolfenden in 2007 after they met on the set of the ITV serial drama, told OK! magazine that the surprise wedding was “the best moment of my life”. The couple had invited 100 guests to Ripley Castle near Harrogate on February 10, but led them to believe they were attending Webb’s 30th birthday bash. A post shared by OK! UK (@ok_mag) on Feb 19, 2018 at 3:34am PST However, upon their arrival, they quickly learned that the duo were to be walking down the aisle and that they had to settle into official roles. Former Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas,

  • WATCH: Saoirse Ronan practices her Oscar 'loser face' after Oscar predictions change

    After a disappointing night at the BAFTAs and the fact that Oscar predictions are now naming Frances McDormand as this year's winner of the prestigious Best Actress, Saoirse Ronan has been practicing her 'loser face'. The Carlow native took the time to put her facial expressions to the test during an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, along with the limp one-handed clap - as you do. She also discussed the awkwardness of bringing a date to the Oscars, especially when you have don't take home the award. “I’ve got to do the loser face in front of this person I don’t know that well,” Ronan said. “And do they do the loser face with you? If they don’t know you that well, how are they going