At least one of the London Bridge attackers was handcuffed as they were lying wounded on the ground before more shots were fired, an inquest has heard. He told the Old Bailey inquest into the attacks: “One of the officers was shouting: ‘Cuffs, cuffs’. The attacker was on the floor, sort of outside the Wheatsheaf pub and the officer had just sort of withdrawn slightly. Seconds later, Edwards told the court, he opened the pub door to try to get help for McLelland. Video shown in court showed Redouane still moving before officers fired again.
May 23, 2019 12:56 UTC
New York’s powerful Gambino mafia family sent a bomb expert to Sicily to train Cosa Nostra mobsters to assassinate an anti-mafia investigator, a former hitman has claimed. “He was about 40 years old, brown hair, dark eyes, 1.85 metres tall, strong build and dressed very elegantly,” Avola told prosecutors. Avola said the man was an explosives expert who had worked for the powerful New York gangster boss John Gotti. It is not the first time Avola has revealed some of the darkest secrets of the Sicilian mafia. In March 2016, he revealed exclusively to the Guardian that Sicilian mobsters had also planned an ambush to kill Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York.
May 23, 2019 12:44 UTC
There's no doubt about it, Jadon Sancho tops the bill in terms of players that fit the criteria Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to sign. But club chiefs are resigned to the fact that Sancho is now increasingly likely to stay at Borussia Dortmund for at least another season, meaning they’ll be forced to look elsewhere if they intend to sign a wide forward. The Bundesliga club’s stance remains clear, Sancho is not for sale and he is a key part of a their plans moving forward. Dortmund sent out a real statement of intent to Bayern Munich yesterday, when they announced the signings of Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt. Borussia Dortmund want Jadon Sancho to help them win the Bundesliga titleBorussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists Jadon Sancho is going nowhere
May 23, 2019 12:43 UTC
Both in the stories and in the talks she gave to very young children, Judith was most amusing about Mog and her endearing and infuriating characteristics. In 2002, Judith wrote Goodbye Mog. “I was furious,” she said in mock seriousness, amid much laughter from the audience, “that they had hardly waited until I was dead to start eating junk food!”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Judith Kerr wrote Mog the Forgetful Cat in 1970. Born in Berlin, Judith was the daughter of the distinguished journalist and writer Alfred Kerr (born Alfred Kempner). • Anne Judith Kerr, writer and illustrator, born 14 June 1923; died 22 May 2019
May 23, 2019 12:40 UTC
Al-Khelaifi is also a member of Uefa’s executive committee and a board member of the European Clubs’ Association Thibault Camus/APParis Saint-Germain’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is now facing allegations of corruption in both France and Switzerland after the Qatari was indicted by French authorities. Al-Khelaifi, who is also a Qatari government minister, a member of Uefa’s executive committee and a board member of the European Clubs’ Association, has been charged with “active corruption” over Qatar’s unsuccessful bid for the 2017 world athletics championship. In 2017, Swiss legal authorities opened criminal proceedings against him and the former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke for suspected bribery and forgery linked to awarding broadcast rights for four football World Cups when he was head of beIN Sport. Al-Khelaifi has always denied any wrongdoing and his lawyers said he would strenuously contest the charges. The indictment was revealed 24 hours…
May 23, 2019 12:22 UTC
Now reports flooding in that EU citizens are being turned away at polling stations, despite being registered to vote. 'Vote in your own country': EU citizens turned away from UK polls Read more“If EU citizens are being asked to fill out additional forms that UK nationals are not, that’s discrimination,” she said. The treaty had “direct effect”, meaning EU citizens could go straight to court. The Guardian received more than 500 voting complaints from EU citizens on Thursday, with many more being lodged with the campaign group the3million. Two days ago the3million made a formal complaint to the Electoral Commission that EU citizens were being disenfranchised.
May 23, 2019 12:19 UTC
Woman in stolen campervan leads Los Angeles police on chase in which she smashes into cars and curbs before crashing to a stop against a palm tree with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windscreen. Another dog had jumped out of the moving vehicle and run away before the final crash.
May 23, 2019 12:11 UTC
The history of London’s secret rivers is being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kate Sumnall with a selection of Roman writing instruments that feature in the exhibition. Photograph: John Chase/Museum of LondonIn Ray Street, Farringdon, there is said to be a point where you can hear the waters of the enclosed Fleet, which gave its name to the former heart of journalism, Fleet Street. “Some of the stories are a bit sinister,” Sumnall said with considerable relish. Isn’t that fabulous?”Secret Rivers is on at Museum of London Docklands until 27 October 2019.
May 23, 2019 11:52 UTC
Surprised stock markets fell in response, with the S&P 500 down 4% over the first week of the renewed trade war. US trade policy is a hot mess of conflicting goals. The incoherence of Trump’s trade policies is even more worrying on closer inspection. As a result, Trump has come close to accomplishing something seemingly impossible: tariffs that benefit almost no one. Trump’s tariffs against Chinese goods do not fit this theory.
May 23, 2019 10:41 UTC
Boris Johnson lied and engaged in criminal conduct when he repeatedly claimed during the 2016 EU referendum that the UK sent £350m a week to Brussels, lawyers for a crowdfunded private prosecution of the MP have told a court. The case concerned the “now infamous claim” by Johnson about the £350m, Lewis Power QC told Westminster magistrates court, and was not about preventing or delaying Brexit. The conduct of the proposed defendant, Boris Johnson, was both irresponsible and dishonest. He said Johnson had repeatedly misrepresented the amount the UK sent to the EU a week by grossly inflating the figure. During the referendum campaign, the UK’s statistics watchdog delivered a public rebuke to the Vote Leave campaign for continuing to claim that EU membership cost the UK £350m a week.
May 23, 2019 10:35 UTC
Just weeks after Simon Armitage was named the UK’s next poet laureate, the contest for the country’s second most important role in poetry has begun. Voting has opened for Oxford University’s next professor of poetry, with two of the country’s best known practitioners, Alice Oswald and Andrew McMillan, both in the running. Each contender now has until 20 June to canvas Oxford graduates for their votes. Photograph: Urszula SoltysIn his statement, McMillan also points to the “moment” poetry is having, with sales last year hitting an all-time high and readers under 34 accounting for two-thirds of sales. “Todd Swift is unsuitable for the role of Oxford professor of poetry, and the level of prestige it offers,” said poets Claire Trevien and Aaron Kent in a joint statement.
May 23, 2019 10:31 UTC
This approach has been adopted successfully by fierce rivals Liverpool, who themselves have a backroom recruitment team of manager Jurgen Klopp, sporting director Michael Edwards, head of scouting and recruitment Dave Fallows and even their goalkeeping coach, John Achteberg. Players on huge wages are struggling to be moved on, such as Alexis Sanchez who is on a reported £350,000 a week. Paul Pogba has also struggled to match expectations since his £89m arrival in 2016, with reported interest from Real Madrid. The new-look Manchester United backroom staff are determined to identify young players with a hunger and passion for the club, whilst having potential to grow within the club. Manchester United legend Nicky Butt is in line for a new role at the clubDarren Fletcher had been linked with the role of Director of Football at Old Trafford
May 23, 2019 10:29 UTC
Sarri’s summer arrival at Chelsea brought a change in system, with Moses being a victim of the adjustments. The atmosphere is amazing, you can easily tell the passion they’ve got for football here is crazy. Moses is still only 28, something many forget considering he made his professional debut aged 16 in 2007. Despite other offers from around the world, Moses desired a more authentic experience in one of the world’s most fascinating football cultures. I wanted to come here because I just wanted to play football,” Moses explains.
May 23, 2019 10:01 UTC
They’re a fitting description of the Republican party’s delusional campaign to deny the environmental crises that threaten our planet and our civilization. We have a name for the purveyors of this deceitful campaign: we call them “climate deniers”. The Republican elites are not just climate deniers – they are extinction deniers too. Science denial on the part of people like Representative McClintock and Representative Bishop should come as little surprise, of course. They stand to lose as much from aggressive wildlife conservation as they do from climate regulation.
May 23, 2019 10:00 UTC