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Two men have been charged with murder after a 46-year-old father died following a mass brawl near his flat. Michael Swan, 45, and Gary Beech, 48, will appear in court in connection with the death of Ian Tomlin. Police said Tomlin died of a head injury caused by blunt force trauma following an incident in a communal area of a block of flats in Battersea, south-west London, on Wednesday. Officers were called to a group fighting at the building on Charlotte Despard Avenue at about 5.30pm. Medics battled to save Tomlin’s life, but he was pronounced dead 45 minutes later. Swan, of Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, and Beech, of Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ CourtThe Huffington Post UK
The British Government is willing to accept a Brexit backstop plan with no time limit, Dominic Raab has said. Pro-Brexit Tory MPs have demanded that any backstop must have a specific end date. But the Brexit secretary appeared to conceded this morning the EU may never agree to a time limit. It comes amid increased chatter in Westminster that Theresa May’s position as prime minister is under threat from her own side. Asked about the backstop on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Raan said: “It could be time limited, there could be another mechanism. “There needs to be something which allows us to control how long we are there for to avoid any sense that we are left indefinitely in a sort of customs unionJOE.ie
Changed their story... After weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Preliminary results of investigations showed the dissident writer died after a fight broke out inside the building shortly after he entered, the official Saudi Press Agency press agency said on Saturday. Initially they had said he left the building unharmed but have now admitted the journalist was killed in their diplomatic post. It's said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecutordonegaldemocrat.ie
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has paid tribute to the late Patsy Dan Rodgers, the "King of Toraigh" who he said was "an outstanding ambassador for the island". Patsy Dan, 74, passed away yesterday in the Mater Hospital in Dublin, surrounded by his family. In a statment President Higgins said: "All those who love Irish culture and language will have been greatly saddened by the death of Patsy Dan Rogers, known as the ‘King of Toraigh’ and widely respected as an advocate for Ireland’s island communities. "His love for Toraigh island and its people was evident in his art and his campaigns, and he was an outstanding ambassador for the island in all its welcoming diversity. "Sabina anddonegaldemocrat.ie
Like in Gaoth Dobhair, youth is the key to Naomh Conaill’s successful run back to another Donegal county final according to the club’s current full-back AJ Gallagher. The versatile Gallagher, who is bidding for a third Donegal championship medal and second as a player having won his first on the bench in 2010, feels management have got the mix in the team spot on. . “The young players keep coming through and the team is evolving and the young players are mixing well with the older guys,” says AJ. “The older boys like Marty Boyle, Anthony Thompson and Leo McLoone are always playing on the top of their game. “It is great to have them kind of leaders. They have set the bar and the young ladsdonegaldemocrat.ie
I am pretty sure I met Ewen McAskill many years ago. He retired from the Guardian recently after a long career in journalism. He was the paper’s chief political correspondent. McAskill’s claim to fame, and it is a great claim, was that at a press conference in Scotland in 2016 he challenged Donald Trump over his claim that he was popular in Britain, telling the Buffoon in the White House he was ‘toxic’ for most people on our neighbouring island. For his honesty he was banned from all future Trump press conferences. McAskill has described Trump as ‘a nasty, nasty man’. Donald Trump I came across this on the web last week and the thought occurred to me this is something I know something about.JOE.ie
This looks like a must-watch. Six-time All-Ireland winner Philly McMahon is behind a powerful new documentary that is set to air on RTE One this weekend. The documentary takes a look at drug culture in Ireland, tying in with McMahon's campaign for the decriminalisation of drugs since his brother John, who was a heroin addict, died in 2012. Speaking of The Hardest Hit, the sports star says that "hopefully give viewers a better understanding of the human being behind the disease of addiction and how we can do more as a society." McMahon states that "In all my years playing football for Dublin my number one goal has never changed - to get that blue jersey and to wear it as many times as possible.