A HUGE explosion has rocked the Tata Steel site at Port Talbot, in South Wales. Here’s what we know so far about the blast at the UK’s biggest steel works. What happened? Locals reported their houses shook with the force of a blast at the Tata Steel site in Port Talbot in the early hours of Friday morning. One photo taken shows what appears to be a mushroom cloud rising from the scene of the blast. Locals said they saw debris falling from the sky after the explosions. Emergency services including paramedics and firefighters rushed to the complex after 999 calls began to stream in at around 3.35am. One local resident tweeted: "There was just a big explosion from port Talbot steelworks that just shook the house, hoping no one was hurt." Tata Steel said its personnel were working with emergency services at the scene. The firm tweeted: "We can confirm two of our employees were slightly injured when there was a spillage of liquid iron while it was travelling to the steel plant. … [Read more...] about Port Talbot Tata steelworks explosion – what happened and how many people were injured?
THE death of Canadian model Stefanie Sherk has been ruled a suicide after she was found dead by her husband in their swimming pool, it has been reported. It emerged yesterday the actress had passed away aged 37 on Saturday at the home she shared with her actor husband Demian Bichir. Law enforcement sources told The Blast Bichir returned from grocery shopping to find her in the pool. Paramedics were called, but were unable to save her. And her death was officially ruled a suicide overnight by the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner, according to reports. In an emotional Instagram statement posted two days ago, A Better Life star Bichir wrote: "Dear friends, on behalf of the Sherk and the Bichir Nájera families, it is with inconceivable pain that I announce that on April 20, 2019, our dearest Stefanie Sherk, my beloved and loving wife, passed away peacefully. "It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don't know how much time it will take for us to overcome this … [Read more...] about Stefanie Sherk, 37, was ‘found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool’ by husband Demian Bichir in heartbreaking suicide
The nation's largest gun rights organization played a pivotal role in President Donald Trump's victory in 2016. Three years later, the National Rifle Association is limping toward the next election divided and diminished. It's a reversal that has stunned longtime observers and that is raising questions about the one-time kingmaker's potential firepower heading into 2020 as Trump and Vice President Mike Pence prepare to headline the group's annual convention in Indianapolis on Friday. "I've never seen the NRA this vulnerable" said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for gun control measures. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he “assumes” special counsel Robert Mueller has looked at his taxes as part of his investigation. Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said by email “we’ll decline to comment” when asked to confirm whether Mueller had obtained Trump’s tax returns. (Published Wednesday, April … [Read more...] about Trump Prepares to Address NRA at War With Itself
0 Have your say Fewer Peterborough under 18s are becoming pregnant, new data reveals. Sexual health experts put the trend down to better access to contraceptives and a shift in priorities among a younger generation more focused on their professional careers.New Office for National Statistics data shows 22 in every 1,000 women aged between 15 and 17 became pregnant in Peterborough in 2017, compared with 36 six years earlier.Katherine O’Brien, associate director of communications and campaigns at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said lower rates of pregnancy among teenagers are partly due to improvements in the information provided to young people.She said: “There is no doubt that improved access to contraception, particularly highly-effective long-acting methods such as the contraceptive implant, has had a significant impact.“This may be in part due to improvements in the information we are giving our young people, but wider societal … [Read more...] about Pregnancy rates falling among Peterborough teenagers
Updated 1:47 am CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during the meeting in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during the meeting in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool Photo via AP) Photo: Kenzaburo Fukuhara, AP Photo: Kenzaburo Fukuhara, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during the meeting in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during the meeting in Beijing … [Read more...] about Putin: Belt and Road fits with Eurasian Economic Union goals