Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

Head of News & Social Media at The London Economic

Nine deer at park die after eating plastic bags

Nine deer at park die after eating plastic bags

Nine deer at a famed park in western Japan have died recently after swallowing plastic bags. Nara Park has more than 1,000 deer and tourists can feed them special sugar-free crackers sold in shops nearby. The crackers do not come in plastic bags but people still carry them. A veterinarian...

Snake found in McDonald’s branch in Middlesbrough

Snake found in McDonald’s branch in Middlesbrough

Staff in a Middlesbrough McDonald’s received a surprise guest on Saturday night when a snake was found abandoned in the restaurant. The corn snake, thought to be approximately three-weeks-old, was found by a member of staff after it was abandoned on the side in a plastic takeaway tub in the...

School uniforms in Wales to become ‘gender-neutral’

School uniforms in Wales to become ‘gender-neutral’

School uniforms in Wales are to become more affordable, accessible and gender-neutral, the Welsh Government announced. The new guidance comes into force from September 1 and provides advice for governing bodies and head teachers on issues relating to school uniform policy. The previous 2011 guidance was non-statutory, therefore schools were...

UK ‘sleepwalking into childhood crisis’ amid cutbacks

UK ‘sleepwalking into childhood crisis’ amid cutbacks

Experts have warned a “childhood crisis” is on the way as youngsters face unparalleled social pressures amid Government cuts to children’s services. A survey of 5,000 youngsters and adults carried out by leading charity Action for Children and YouGov found that two thirds of parents and grandparents felt childhoods were...

London has largest ethnicity pay gap in UK

London has largest ethnicity pay gap in UK

The Bangladeshi ethnic group was worst off, according to ONS figures, while those in the Chinese ethnic group earned 30.9% more than white Britons. Employees from ethnic minority groups earned on average 3.8% less than their white British counterparts in 2018, new figures show. The pay gap was biggest for...

One man shot and another stabbed in Finsbury Park

One man shot and another stabbed in Finsbury Park

One man has been shot and another has been stabbed in north London, following three fatal shootings in the capital on the weekend. Police were called after gunshots were heard on Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, at about 9.45pm on Monday. A 30-year-old man with a non-life-threatening stab wound was...

Celtic boss ready for Champions League clash

Celtic boss ready for Champions League clash

Neil Lennon stressed the importance of Champions League football to Celtic as he prepares for the first of four qualifiers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Hoops take on Sarajevo in the first leg of their first qualifier at the Asim Ferhatovic Hase stadium on Tuesday night. The Parkhead boss is...

Immunotherapy could help advanced bowel cancer patients

Immunotherapy could help advanced bowel cancer patients

Advanced bowel cancer patients who have stopped responding to one of the main drugs used to treat it could be helped by immunotherapy, researchers have found. Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, have been exploring how tumours become resistant...

Tottenham Hotspur coaching reshuffle

Tottenham Hotspur coaching reshuffle

Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been appointed coach of the club’s under-19 UEFA Youth League side. Mason was forced to retire at the age of 26 after failing to recover from the fractured skull he suffered while playing for Hull during January 2017. The midfielder, who earned a senior...

Bournemouth sign Luton defender on four-year deal

Bournemouth sign Luton defender on four-year deal

Bournemouth have completed the signing of defender Jack Stacey from Luton for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old right-back has agreed a four-year deal with the Premier League club. Stacey made 95 appearances for the Hatters in all competitions and helped the club secure successive promotions to reach the Sky Bet Championship. “There...

Youngster signs first professional contract with Everton

Youngster signs first professional contract with Everton

Norway Under-21 midfielder Einar Iversen has signed a three-year deal at Everton. Iversen, who joined Everton from Norwegian outfit Stord in 2017, has signed his first professional contract after captaining the Blues’ Under-18 side last season. “My whole life I’ve been dreaming of becoming a professional footballer, so signing this...

West Ham player completes move to China

West Ham player completes move to China

Marko Arnautovic has completed his move from West Ham to Shanghai SIPG, the Premier League club have announced. The 30-year-old Austria international joins the Chinese Super League champions for an undisclosed fee. He scored 22 goals in 65 appearances during his two-season stay with the Hammers after joining from Stoke in...

Free climber seen scaling The Shard

Free climber seen scaling The Shard

A daredevil free climber has scaled The Shard, one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The man was spoken to by police after the stunt but not arrested when he was seen on the side of the skyscraper at around 5.15am on Monday. Onlookers posted footage of the climber, who...

Holidaymakers urged to stay alert for terror attacks

Holidaymakers urged to stay alert for terror attacks

Counter-terrorism police have issued a fresh plea to holidaymakers to stay alert for attacks while abroad this summer. Officials are urging families to watch a four-minute safety video detailing the “run, hide, tell” guidance before they travel. The clip, created by Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), will be promoted on social...

Glasgow Rangers have drawn side for Europa League fixture

Glasgow Rangers star ready for Europa League clash

Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty is confident they will be ready for their first Europa League encounter on Tuesday. The Ibrox side’s trip to Gibraltar to face St Joseph’s was brought forward by two days because of a fixture clash in the British overseas territory. Manager Steven Gerrard was forced to...

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