Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

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TLE Meets…Card Ninja

TLE Meets…Card Ninja

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Welcome back to the UK! Apart from our world-famous food and weather, what do you look forward to when you come here? Pubs and Pointless - I'm fascinated by the amount of filler in that show but I love it. The variety of restaurants here is incredible. I...

The costliest object on the planet will be in Britain

The costliest object on the planet will be in Britain

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor It has been claimed by Greenpeace that the new Hinkley power station will be the most expensive object on Earth. The environmental group believes the total cost of the controversial project will cost up to a colossal £24bn, eighteen time more the world’s tallest building,...

Hunt’s weekend death claim ripped apart by study

Hunt’s weekend death claim ripped apart by study

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A medical expert has said that Jeremy Hunt might be “trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist,” regarding increase weekend death claims. Prof Peter Rothwell laid into Hunt in the Mirror for not carrying out “due diligence” in a report which dismissed his claims...

Army’s new vehicles will be built in Spain using Swedish steel

Army’s new vehicles will be built in Spain using Swedish steel

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A new range of British army fighting vehicles will be constructed abroad, even though the PM hailed the £3.5bn deal as a huge boost to UK manufacturing. According to the Mirror, there will be a hundred of the Ajax fighting vehicles will be “fully manufactured...

List of 300 Tory MPs who blocked inquiry into Panama Scandal

VIDEO – PM says “Brexit’ could start World War Three

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The PM has told “remain” campaigners that if “Brexit” happened, "can we be so sure peace and stability on our continent are assured?" Cameron wants Britain to stay part of the European Union to ensure that the continent doesn’t get dragged into a new conflict....

Government climbdown over academies plan

Government climbdown over academies plan

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The government’s plans to force all of England’s schools to change into academies has been dropped, signaling a huge policy u-turn. George Osborne announced the initiative during his budget speech, but it was met with fierce resistance from teachers, parents and within his own party....

VIDEO – Clinton releases two brutal anti-Trump Ads

VIDEO – Clinton releases two brutal anti-Trump Ads

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor With Donald Trump the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Hilary Clinton has wasted no time in launching attacks on him. She has released two videos aimed at Donald Trump, one of the videos is a compilation of criticism from his fellow Republicans. Mitt Romney calls Trump a...

VIDEO – Liverpool fans greet team bus

VIDEO – Liverpool fans greet team bus

Sport News 24/7 By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor There were amazing scenes as Liverpool fans greet team bus yesterday ahead their Europe League match against Villarreal, after the came back from 1-0 down in the first leg to win 3-1 on aggregate. And packed Anfield road to welcome the team...

Tory election funding investigation extended

Tory election funding investigation extended

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor As Britain goes to the polls more time will be given for investigations into the Conservatives 2015 election campaign spending, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced. The Conservatives’ didn't admit to not declaring £38k of election expenses blaming an “admin error.” However, this has...

VIDEO – Osborne looking “spaced out” again

VIDEO – Osborne looking “spaced out” again

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor This peculiar bit of footage of Chancellor George Osborne has emerged, with him looking a bit "spaced out" He was caught off guard pulling a disturbing face as he campaigned with Zac Goldsmith ahead of today's London Mayoral elections. Mr Osborne has lost all control of his face while the...

VIDEO – Hunt told off for playing with phone during debate

VIDEO – Hunt told off for playing with phone during debate

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Jeremy hunt was told off like a naughty schoolboy and was then called ‘rude discourteous’ by speaker John Bercow after the Health Secretary was seen using his phone during a debate over nursing cuts. Hunt was accused of ‘impairing parliamentary decorum’ after he could be seen using...

Britain ‘Turning Blind Eye’ to dodgy Russian money

Britain ‘Turning Blind Eye’ to dodgy Russian money

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor There have been claims made by a well known anti-corruption campaigner that UK authorities will “always find excuses not to investigate” money laundering. Bill Browder, a former Hedge Fund chief, told MPs that the UK are actually refusing to look at evidence of “dirty” Russian...

VIDEO – Police worldwide doing ‘running man’ dance challenge

VIDEO – Police worldwide doing ‘running man’ dance challenge

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor It started with New Zealand’s police #runningmanchallenge Facebook video but it has now been followed by NYPD. The NZ police force released the video of some of their officers getting down to the “running man” dance in a slightly unorthodox recruitment drive. They then challenged...

Listen – Schools Minister Nick Gibb gets SATs question wrong

Listen – Schools Minister Nick Gibb gets SATs question wrong

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Nick Gibb, Minister of State at the Department for Education, failed a SATs grammar question for 11-year-olds on radio today. He had spent the day defending the primary school exams system, which many parents think puts too much pressure on their offspring. However, he manage...

Counting the cost of cancer

Counting the cost of cancer

Robert Watkins works as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Financial Guidance Service, a specialist team that offers financial support to people affected by cancer. When you receive a cancer diagnosis, money should be the last thing on your mind. But costs like higher household bills or travelling to hospital appointments...

VIDEO – Obama’s hilarious spoof retirement video

VIDEO – Obama’s hilarious spoof retirement video

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The US President may be aiming for a job in comedy when he leaves the oval office. He is without doubt a funny man and has now poked fun at himself in a spoof retirement film clip, even though he doesn’t stand down for another...

TLE Meets…Peter & Bambi Heaven

TLE Meets…Peter & Bambi Heaven

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Gypsy Wood and yourself appeared together in Comic Strip in 2011. What was the impetus behind this new joint show? Is this the first joint project you've worked on since then? Do the names you’ve chosen for your characters have any special significance or were...

Borough market is 2,500th ‘real’ Living Wage employer

Borough market is 2,500th ‘real’ Living Wage employer

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor One of the Britain’s most famous markets has become the 2,500th ‘real” living wage employer, a whole two pounds twenty pence more than the Chancellor’s version of the living wage. The 11th century market, has decided to increase how much they pay their staff to...

S. Yorks Police chief suspended over Hillsborough

S. Yorks Police chief suspended over Hillsborough

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor South Yorkshire Police's chief constable David Crompton has been suspended over his response to Hillsborough. Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham said there had been a "27-year cover up" and "those responsible must be held to account". On Tuesday a jury concluded the 96 victims of...

Government plans to part-nationalise UK steel plants

Government plans to part-nationalise UK steel plants

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The Government has announced that it is willing to take up to a quarter of Tata’s UK steel assets and offer hundreds of millions of pounds to help finance their debts if a buyer can be found for the loss making plants. This part-nationalisation was...

Turkish court throws out 275 convictions in Erdogan coup plot

Turkish court throws out 275 convictions in Erdogan coup plot

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The Turkish appeals court has decided to overturn 275 convictions from 2013 involving a military chief in retirement and a host of other senior figures, accused of plotting a coup against his Government. At the time the case was seen as a chance for Erdogan...

Ched Evans rape conviction quashed

Ched Evans rape conviction quashed

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Ched Evans has just had his rape conviction quashed through the Court of Appeal in London, however he faces a new trial. Evans, who played for Wales, was incarcerated in 2012 for raping a woman at a hotel in North Wales. In October 2014 he...

Obama arrives in UK to tell Britain to stay in the EU

Obama arrives in UK to tell Britain to stay in the EU

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The US President Barack Obama has flown into the UK to urge Britain to remain in the EU. The PM, David Cameron, has urged voters to “listen to advice from friends and other countries.” He also said that: “I struggle to find the leader of...

TLE Meets…Dane Bapiste

TLE Meets…Dane Bapiste

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Congratulations on your new BBC3 sit-com, Sunny D. Can you tell us about it? Sunny D is a semi-autobiographical comedy show that tells the story of my life, loves and loathes before I started comedy. The show stars veteran actor, Don Warrington, what was it...

Hundreds of migrants die in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of migrants die in the Mediterranean

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Deeply shocking news has emerged that up to 500 people may have drowned in a failed attempt to enter Europe via the Mediterranean. However, there has been no official confirmation, which may never come. Only 41 survivors were rescued and were moved to another ship,...

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