SMIRKING double killer Christopher Halliwell was handed a whole life sentence in 2016 for the murder of prostitute Becky Godden. The cabbie was already serving life for the murder of Sian O’Callaghan in 2011 when he was finally brought to justice for killing Becky in 2003. Who is Christopher Halliwell? Taxi driver and former burglar Christopher Halliwell, 52, lived with his partner Heather Widdowson and her three daughters in a suburban semi in Swindon. Brian Jerome who lived nearby said at the time of his arrest: "He's a really nice guy. He'd always have a smile and he'd often be out working on his car. "I couldn't believe it when I heard. Nice man, nice family, nice girls." Halliwell is a father of three children himself with ex-wife Lisa. Fellow minicab driver Neil Barnett said: "Real nice bloke, a genuine bloke, a normal run-of-the-mill bloke. I've got two daughters I would have trusted them in his car." But the respectable family man had a darker side and was … [Read more...] about Who is Christopher Halliwell? Sian O’Callaghan and Becky Godden’s killer who’s also linked to Claudia Lawrence’s disappearance
THE Brexit backstop is one of the most controversial issues in negotiations with the EU and has threatened to derail the whole process. Here's our guide to the plan and what it means for Northern Ireland and its border with the Republic of Ireland. What is the Brexit backstop? The backstop plan is essentially a safety net if there is no Brexit trade deal. It sets out a list of proposals for customs arrangements with the EU in case a permanent deal is not secured by March 2019, when the UK is due to leave the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May secured approval from senior ministers for the arrangement that could keep the UK in a customs union with the EU beyond the end of 2020. It would ensure that no "tariffs, quotas, rules of origin or customs processes" would be applied to UK-EU trade. At the same time the UK would be able to strike free trade agreements with other countries. What would it mean for the Irish border? The EU has suggested a backstop that would see Northern Ireland staying … [Read more...] about What is the Brexit backstop plan, when could the option be activated and what will it mean for the Irish border?
THE disappearance of Claudia Lawrence in 2009 led to a £1 million manhunt with police pouring through phone records and more than 2,500 statements. But in January 2017 officers said they were scaling back the probe, leaving her mum devastated that she may never find out what happened to her daughter. What happened to Claudia Lawrence? Claudia Lawrence was last seen near her home in Melrosegate, Heworth, York on the evening of March 18, 2009. The 35-year-old, who worked as a chef at the University of York, had spoken to her mother on the phone that night, giving no hint anything was wrong. But the young woman was never heard from again - leaving officers desperately probing into her past, her relationships and her work life in an effort to find her. At one point, detectives believed she had been with 12 lovers over five years, with some of them married. During the investigation, a number of people were arrested over Claudia's disappearance - but none of them were charged. And … [Read more...] about What happened to Claudia Lawrence, when did the chef go missing, has she been found and is Christopher Halliwell connected?
MICHAEL Nice insists Tupac is still alive and could be "smoking a cigar" in Cuba. Since the rapper's famous death in Las Vegas back in 1996, dozens of conspiracy theories have swirled. Here's what Mr Nice has to say. Who is Michael Nice? Michael Nice describes himself as a former security officer. He said he worked for the far-left political party, The Black Panthers, before he was drafted to help Tupac flee America. Michael told TMZ The Black Panthers issued the order to get Tupac into a safe place. He said: "It was me, my bother, the pilot, Tupac as the co-pilot and two Panther guys on the jet. "We took off and immediately knew we were safe, we felt good and it was like escaping from prison."How did he 'help Tupac escape'? Tupac was infamously gunned down on September 7, 1996, while driving through Las Vegas. He died in hospital six days later. Michael claims his security agency paid hospital officials a large sum to switch Tupac's body with another deceased, to fake a death … [Read more...] about Who is Michael Nice? UK conspiracy theorist claiming Tupac is alive and living in Cuba
A WOMAN who gunned down her colleagues in a horrifying warehouse shooting killed three people before turning the gun on herself. Snochia Moseley opened fire after getting into an argument at the Rite Aid distribution centre in northeastern Maryland, US. Here's what we know. Who was Snochia Moseley? Moseley was a temporary worker at a distribution warehouse for US drug store chain Rite Aid. Her last known address was in Baltimore County, Maryland near the warehouse. Rite Aid employs nearly 1,000 people at the distribution centre. On Thursday 20 September 2018 she went to work as normal — but brought with her a 9mm Glock handgun. After getting into an argument with colleagues she opened fire, police said, sending screaming employees running for their lives. Three people were killed before Moseley turned the gun on herself. She later died in hospital. What happened in the Rite Aide warehouse? Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a … [Read more...] about Who was Snochia Moseley? Female Maryland shooter who opened fire on her colleagues outside Baltimore’s Rite Aid warehouse