Joe Mellor

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Meat supplier mixed horsemeat in with beef, court hears

Meat supplier mixed horsemeat in with beef, court hears

A meat supplier mixed cheap horsemeat with beef before flogging the 'horsebeef' to unsuspecting manufacturers of ready meals and burgers for supermarkets and caterers, a court heard. London-based businessman Andronicos Sideras is accused of buying cheap cuts of horse then fraudulently selling it as '100% beef' for vast profits. The...

Extremely rare seahorse discovered off coast of Devon

Extremely rare seahorse discovered off coast of Devon

  An extremely rare breed of seahorse has been found in British waters. The Short Snouted Seahorse - scientific name Hippocampus Hippocampus - was found by experts off the coast of Devon. Its native habitat is the south west waters but there has been a sharp decline in sightings and...

London Assembly supports more money for the Met

London Assembly supports more money for the Met

Strain on the budget of the Metropolitan Police was recognised by the London Assembly today – as Members formally supported the Met’s application to the Home Office for one-off financial support. Due to the recent unprecedented events in the capital, the Assembly agreed the Chair should write to the Home...

TLE Meets…Bang Said The Gun

TLE Meets…Bang Said The Gun

How did the collective come together? Bang Said The Gun was born 19 years ago in the Wheatsheaf Pub, Soho, by Martin Galton and Dan Cockrill, as the antidote to the boring, navel gazing poetry nights that existed back then. What can people expect from your show? Bang Said the...

Couple transform their semi into a medieval castle

Couple transform their semi into a medieval castle

  A quirky couple are living a real-life fairytale after turning their semi into a medieval CASTLE. Martin and Jayne Townley have painted the rear of the house to look like a grey stone fortress complete with battlements and archways over the windows. They have banners and flags flying from...

How did long-necked beast from dinosaur age manage to swim?

How did long-necked beast from dinosaur age manage to swim?

A sea monster that roamed the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs kept its 23 foot neck straight as a rod as it hunted like crocodiles or snakes, a study shows. The plesiosaur was a swimming reptile that thrived for 140 million years despite having a neck that measured...

Residents strip off & go nude in protest over incinerator

Residents strip off & go nude in protest over incinerator

  Campaigners protesting against a planned incinerator have staged a rally at council offices - NAKED. Residents staged a nude protest outside Shire Hall in Gloucester in an attempt to reverse a decision on the controversial plan. The small group brandished placards outside the building on Tues in the latest...

87 recoveries of human remains made from Grenfell Tower

87 recoveries of human remains made from Grenfell Tower

Specialists working at Grenfell Tower have made 87 'recoveries' of human remains in the tower - but warn that could mean more than 87 separate people. More than 250 investigators are still working at the scene, and will have to comb through over 300 tonnes of debris in the burnt-out...

Theresa May vows inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire, but why did Tories ignore last tower block blaze report?

ANOTHER u-turn! Govt reverses planned cuts to free school meals

The Conservatives make astonishing volte face over threat to deprive kids of school lunches. GMB, the union for school support staff, is celebrating news the Government has performed another massive U-turn – this time on the decision to take away free school meals. The Conservatives prompted outcry in May when...

Tips for coping with the emotional impact of cancer

Tips for coping with the emotional impact of cancer

Living with cancer can affect people in ways they didn’t expect and aren’t prepared for, and for many men, handling the emotional burden of the disease can be really hard. For many men, traditional roles and responsibilities like having a successful career, or providing for the family are important aspects...

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