UK News

UK NEWS: PASTOR STANDS DOWN AFTER GETTING THE SISTER OF “BIG BROTHER” STAR PREGNANT

A pastor has stood down after a relationship with one of his congregation – Big Brother bully Alexandra de Gale’s sister – left her pregnant. Leon Richardson, of El-Shaddai Outreach Ministry, confessed to his West Croydon congregation that he had been seeing Donna de-Gale. Although the minister, who has three children from a previous failed marriage, has stood down he continues to attend church activities and was at a bible reading session this Tuesday. As a result around half a dozen church-goers []

UK NEWS: MAYOR’S £700K TO CUT YOUTH CRIME

Mayor Boris Johnson A £700,000 funding package has been announced by the mayor of London to help tackle knife and gun crime among young people. The money will fund projects which hope to steer youngsters away from violent crime, said Boris Johnson. The announcement follows a spate of high-profile deaths of young people in London. So far this year, 21 teenagers have been killed violently in London. The mayor said he hoped the money would raise aspirations among youths. The new funding []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER NATHAN DYER GUILTY OF BAR BURGLARY

Southampton footballer Nathan Dyer Shamed Southampton star Nathan Dyer has been convicted in court after the Sunday Mirror exposed him as a thief. The midfielder was filmed on CCTV rummaging through the bags of £5.50-an-hour barmaids while team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips allegedly stood by. Staff at Bar Bluu in Southsea, where the players had been treated as VIPs, later reported three mobile phones and £145 cash missing. Dyer pleaded guilty to burglary at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was ordered to do []

DISARMING BRITAIN SEASON: SHOULD THIS BILLBOARD BE REMOVED?

The Billboard below, promoting Channel 4’s Disarming Britain season, which takes a look at the current rise in violence on Britain’s streets, was brought to my attention today by photographer Lloyd Best. Best (a black man) say’s he walks past this Billboard on a daily basis and finds it offensive. He is currently in the process of getting the authorities to remove the billboard from the public’s view. I am interested to know what your thoughts are on this matter? Is the billboard offensive? should it be removed ASAP?

UK NEWS: SHAKILUS MURDER ACCUSED IN COURT

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Four teenagers, including a girl of 15, have appeared in court accused of murdering 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in south London. Shakilus, from Deptford, was beaten with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed in Thornton Heath on 3 July. Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Thornton Heath, two youths, aged 17 and 16, and the girl, were remanded in custody by Sutton Magistrates. One man, 22, has been bailed while a fifth youth was arrested on Thursday. The defendants will next appear []

UK NEWS: EX-BOXING CHAMPION CHRIS EUBANK (AND FORMER WIFE) GIVE UP TEENAGE SONS FOR ADOPTION

Chris Eubank poses with family for 2003 reality show. (Chris Junior and Sebastian are standing at the back). Chris Eubank has secretly given up his two teenage sons for adoption in America, it was claimed yesterday. The bankrupt ex-boxing champion is said to have handed over the boys to a Las Vegas woman after a chance meeting in Paris. Chris Junior, 18, and 16-year-old Sebastian are living in the Nevada gambling mecca with single mother Irene Hutton, 51. Eubank, 41, was accused of visiting his sons []

UK NEWS: FIVE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF 16 YEAR OLD SHAKILUS TOWNSEND

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Shakilus Townsend, police said today. Officers arrested one person around 9pm yesterday and the others this morning, Scotland Yard said. Shakilus, 16, was stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat in an attack in Thorton Heath, south London, on Thursday. He died from his injuries the following day. Two men aged 22 and 18, and two teenage boys aged 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl have been []

LONDON’S 18TH STAB VICTIM THIS YEAR: VICTIM’S PARENTS THANK WOMAN

Beaten and stabbed to death: 16 year old Shakilus Townsend The parents of a 16-year-old knife victim have paid an emotional thank you to a woman who scared off his attackers and desperately tried to save him. Shakilus Townsend’s mother Nicola Dyer and father Derek visited the scene of their son’s death in Thornton Heath, south London, on Friday night. They and other relatives thanked Sharon Simpson, 47, for her brave actions. Shakilus was repeatedly stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat []

UK NEWS: DEPUTY MAYOR RESIGNS

Former Deputy Mayor Ray Lewis London’s deputy mayor has resigned two months into his post amid claims of financial irregularities. Ray Lewis faced allegations relating to his time as a vicar in east London in the late 1990s and head of a youth academy scheme in 2003. He was placed under Church of England disciplinary measures in 1999. London Mayor Boris Johnson said he was sad at the resignation – but insisted he would re-appoint Mr Lewis if he cleared his name. []

UK NEWS: WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH

A woman has died after being stabbed in a late night incident. Dee Willis, 28, received a wound to her upper body during the attack at around 11pm on Tuesday in Bellenden Road, close to Peckham High Street in south east London. Ms Willis was taken to Kings College Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. Neighbours said that Ms Willis recently miscarried twins. Detectives said they were looking for a female suspect, believed to have acted alone. The incident comes []