Black Friday? Why not ‘Green Friday’ instead?

‘Make Friday Green Again’ The collective, made up of predominantly French brands, was started by Nicolas Rohr, one of the co-founders of eco-friendly, clothing company, Faguo. “When people buy something, we pollute because of the carbon emissions that come from making that product, from using it and then getting rid of that product,” he said. “Today we don’t buy what we need; we buy because we are tempted. “We are not in a good relationship with consumption any more. “We want people to focus on what they already have in their wardrobes then, if you really need something more you can buy it.” Nous avons réuni le collectif #makefridaygreenagain, réunissant plus de 130 marques françaises, avec un point commun : …

Chip shop owner ‘had black eye before her death’

Ms Davies told the court that when she asked Mrs Bran about her eye she told her she had “walked into something”. Image copyright Athena Pictures Image caption The couple ran The Chipoteria in Carmarthenshire, one of a number of businesses they owned “Her and Geoff had had a barney,” she said. “She said Geoff had been very nasty to her since Wednesday.” Ms Davies said her friend had her head in her hands and told her: “Cerys, I am frightened. I think he is going to kill me.” Medical evidence Pathologist Deryk James told the court he did not think it possible oil had been “tipped” over Mrs Bran’s head. He agreed with the conclusion she had died from …

Two jailed for murdering Jodie Chesney in park

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDetective Inspector Perry Benton explains how the Met Police pieced together evidence to catch Jodie’s killers Two teenagers have been jailed for life for murdering a 17-year-old girl in an east London park. Jodie Chesney was stabbed in the back as she sat with friends in Harold Hill on 1 March. Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and Arron Isaacs, 17, of Barking, were both convicted earlier this month after a trial at the Old Bailey. Ong-a-Kwie, of Romford, will serve a minimum of 26 years while Isaacs was detained for at least 18 years. Life sentence for Jodie’s killers Stabbed in the back and left to die Watch Justice for Jodie documentary Explaining the …

Gauke: Tory majority ‘bad outcome for country’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer minister David Gauke: “A Conservative majority… will take us in the direction of a very hard Brexit” Former justice secretary David Gauke says a Conservative majority at the upcoming election would be a “bad outcome for the country”. Mr Gauke – who confirmed he will run as an independent in 12 December poll – was among the MPs expelled from the Tories by Boris Johnson after he voted against a no-deal Brexit. He said a majority led by Mr Johnson would mean a “very hard Brexit”. But Tory Minister Michael Gove said his former colleague was “precisely wrong”. Mr Gove told BBC Breakfast the Conservatives were pursuing “a good Brexit deal …

Meghan accuses Mail newspapers of ‘untrue’ stories

Meghan sues Mail on Sunday over private letter Harry sues Sun and Mirror’s owners in phone-hacking claim Sussexes and Cambridges reunite at Remembrance event In October, law firm Schillings, acting for the duchess, filed a High Court claim against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company over the alleged misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018. The claim came after the Mail on Sunday published a handwritten letter from Meghan to her father, Thomas Markle, sent shortly after she and Prince Harry got married in 2018. It is claimed the newspaper did not publish parts of the letter because it would undermine its “negative” portrayal of the duchess. The court papers …

Conservatives promise ‘equal’ immigration system

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “I don’t want us to become an isolated society” The Conservatives have set out plans for an “equal” immigration system after Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn said he still expected a “great deal” of movement of people from the EU to the UK. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab outlined plans to change the rules on benefits which EU nationals can claim in time if they live and work in the UK. But he said there would be no arbitrary target for total immigration levels. The Labour leader said immigration was vital for growth and public services. In a BBC interview, Mr Corbyn defended the principle of free movement, which lets EU citizens …

Tories will seek to reduce unskilled migration

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson says he is “pro-immigration for talented people” but he is “also in favour of control” Boris Johnson says he will seek to reduce unskilled migration coming into the UK, if the Tories win the election. Home Secretary Priti Patel made a commitment on Wednesday to reduce “overall” immigration to the UK. Asked about it, she said the Tories would “look to reduce the numbers” through better immigration controls but would not set “arbitrary” targets. Mr Johnson was also asked whether immigration would go down under a future Tory government. The prime minister said: “I certainly think that when it comes to people who don’t have a job to go to …

‘He wanted people to see the perfect couple’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDomestic violence: ‘He wanted people to see the perfect couple’ “I absolutely adored him. Anyone that knew us, after the breakup said ‘you were the perfect couple’ but that’s what he wanted people to see.” Anna’s perfect relationship turned into one of control when her ex-husband repeatedly accused her of having an affair. “It was ridiculous and I think why didn’t I just stand up and say: ‘Wise up. I’m not having an affair’,” she said. “I never looked at another man when I was with him.” The accusations continued, and he began checking Anna’s phone and calling her constantly. Image copyright DGLimages Image caption Anna’s ex-husband posted intimate pictures of her …

Virgin Media switches phone customers from BT

“Twenty years ago, Virgin Mobile became the world’s first virtual operator and this new agreement builds on that heritage. “It will open up a whole new world of opportunity for Virgin Media as we focus on becoming the most recommended brand for customers and bring our mobile and broadband connectivity closer together in one package for one price. “We want our customers to have a limitless experience – it’s now the right time to take a leap forward with Vodafone to grow further and faster.” ‘Coup’ Meanwhile, Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery said the deal combines “two great British brands… combining our strong heritage in innovation”. Analyst Paolo Pescatore, from PP Foresight, said: “For Vodafone, this is a great …

‘Paedophile hunter’ sting targets innocent couple

‘Cornered’ Ben, 31, said: “When we parked up a car blocked us in and people got out. We thought we were being robbed. “They took us to the end of the road and cornered us so we couldn’t escape and put the cameras in our faces.” The police were called and Jordan and Ben were arrested and their phones were taken. Police concerns over ‘paedophile hunters’ The paedophile hunter turned prey The housewife who catches child sex groomers It was during this time their innocence was proven, as the decoy was still receiving messages from the actual suspect. Ben said: “We were eventually released and they had put up a post to say they were sorry and got it wrong.” …

Dancing on Ice to feature first same-sex couple

Skip Twitter post by @RugbyBenCohen Great to see!! @TheMattEvers and @dancingonice 👍🏻 @bbcstrictly next?? https://t.co/oHAcnyPy71 — Ben Cohen (@RugbyBenCohen) October 9, 2019 Speaking about same-sex couples earlier this year, former Strictly judge Len Goodman told The Sun: “If they do it, there’ll be people saying, ‘I’m not going to watch it any more, [and] if they don’t do it, there’ll be people saying, ‘Well, you’re homophobic.’ They can’t win.” Goodman added that he was an “old traditionalist” but added that “if it’s done in a tasteful way, I think it would be OK”. Skip Twitter post by @courtneyact Oh how exciting! I can't wait to see @Ianhwatkins doing a same sex ice dance on @dancingonice! Nice work!#dancingonice https://t.co/lONj1asIrQ — Courtney …

London couple accused over adopted son’s murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAsian Network reporter Poonam Taneja asks Arti Dhir about the murder of her adopted son A couple living in London are facing calls to be extradited to India over allegations they arranged for the murder of their adopted son for profit. Arti Dhir, 55, and Kaval Raijada, 30, from west London, deny arranging to have 11-year-old Gopal Sejani killed for an insurance pay-out in 2017. Britain has so far rejected requests to extradite the couple to face trial in India on human rights grounds. However, the Indian government has been granted leave to appeal the decision. The husband and wife, from Hanwell, had travelled to Keshod, a town in Gujarat, to adopt …

Couple achieve Holy Grail of Monty Python wedding

Image copyright Hy Money Mr Wood said the wedding had taken two years to plan. “Most people” at the wedding had “no idea who Monty Python is, and they don’t understand it at all,” he said. “Only a very small number of people will understand these little details and jokes.” Image copyright Hy Money Image caption The leg made an appearance with the couple’s wedding cake Image copyright John Wood John said he proposed to Gemma in front of Palin and Gilliam at a fundraising event. Palin sent them a special wedding message saying: “I hope their marriage lasts as long as Monty Python, and is just as silly. Good wishes, Michael.” John said Python actress Carol Cleveland had asked …

Couple die in sea while on holiday in Portugal

“It’s absolutely tragic. It’s devastated everyone who knew them.” Latest news from the West Midlands He said caves underneath rocks where the pair swam created a strong undercurrent which led to their deaths. Ms Fletcher was a mother-of-two and yoga teacher. Mr Johnson was a steward at Stoke City FC, Mr Cook said. A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “Our staff are supporting the families of a British man and woman following their deaths in Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal and are in contact with the Portuguese authorities.” Related Topics Stoke-on-Trent Portugal Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Australian-UK blogger couple freed from Iran jail

In a statement, the couple said: “We are extremely happy and relieved to be safely back in Australia with those we love. “While the past few months have been very difficult, we know it has also been tough for those back home who have been worried for us.” They said they hoped to get back to their “normal lives” and asked for privacy, raising concerns from other detainees that “intense media coverage” may not be helping efforts to bring them home. The pair were detained after entering Iran as part of a major trip across Asia to the UK – they were blogging about it for thousands of followers on social media. Meanwhile, Australia released an Iranian student, Reza Dehbashi …

Three Brexit champions hammer home PM’s message

PM ‘model of restraint’ amid language row Government plans billions for hospital projects Tory conference: Five things to look out for in Manchester “I’ve known Boris for more than 30 years, and while we haven’t always agreed on everything, let me tell you this,” he told the audience. “Boris is brave, he is determined, he loves this country, and he delivers.” Sniggers rose from a crowd familiar with his sometimes frayed relationship with the prime minister. But after ensuring he was on his boss’s Christmas card list, Mr Gove went on to describe how the pair were definitely on the same page when it came to leaving the EU on 31 October – no ifs, no buts. Image copyright Reuters …