Harvey Weinstein has said “we all make mistakes – second chance I hope”, as more women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. He told TMZ: “Guys I’m not doing ok but I’m trying I’ve got to get help. I’m hanging in – I’m trying my best.” Weinstein’s spokeswoman has said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied” and that he has begun counselling. TMZ have reported he was heading to Arizona to a treatment facility. British actress and model Cara Delevingne is one of the latest ...Read More »
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Media playback is unsupported on your device The brother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett feels he has lost the opportunity to find his remains, the family’s solicitor has said. Alan Bennett told John Ainley he felt no sense of celebration following the death of Ian Brady on Monday. Brady, 79, tortured and killed five children with Myra Hindley. But he never revealed where Keith’s remains were buried, though Keith’s mother Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012, had begged Brady to do so. Writing on Facebook, Alan Bennett, who runs ...Read More »
An “elaborate” Roman villa has been unearthed by chance by a homeowner laying electric cables in his garden in Wiltshire. It was discovered by rug designer Luke Irwin as he was carrying out some work at his farmhouse so that his children could play table tennis in an old barn. He uncovered an untouched mosaic, and excavations revealed a villa described as “extraordinarily well-preserved”. Historic England said it was “unparalleled in recent years”. Thought to be one of the largest of its kind in the country, the villa was uncovered ...Read More »
Charities have ‘last chance’ on fundraising 25 January 2016 From the section UK Charities’ fundraising activities could be controlled by law unless a new voluntary regulator succeeds in cleaning up the sector, a committee of MPs has warned in a report. They said it was the “last chance” for self-regulation of charity fundraising. The new regulator is being set up following scandals last summer, when unscrupulous fundraisers were accused of targeting old and vulnerable givers. MPs said most charities did not engage in such practices. But the behaviour of some ...Read More »
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the landmark climate accord reached in Paris as strong and historic, calling it the best chance to save the planet from the effects of global climate change. “Today the American people can be proud because this historic agreement is a tribute to American leadership. Over the past seven years, we’ve transformed the United States into the global leader in fighting climate change,” Obama said. He said the accord shows what is possible when the world stands as one, adding: “This agreement represents the ...Read More »
COP21: Paris climate deal is ‘best chance to save planet’ 13 December 2015 From the section Science & Environment Media captionPresident Obama: “The historic agreement is a tribute to American leadership” The climate deal reached in Paris is “the best chance we have to save the one planet we have”, US President Barack Obama has said. He said it could be a “turning point” for the world to take on the challenge of a low-carbon future. China, the world’s biggest polluter, also hailed the deal. But some campaigners said it ...Read More »