THE former chairman of Eurotunnel was pushed on the Tube tracks by an attacker who had earlier tried to killed another traveller, a court heard. Sir Robert Malpas, 90, was left strewn beneath the tracks as a train hurtled into Marble Arch on 27 April, the Old Bailey heard. He was saved by heroic French national Riyad El Hussani, 24, who burned his hand on the electrified track as he hauled Sir Robert up to safety. Paul Crossley, 46, wearing a white baseball cap pulled low over his face, had tried to shove Tobias French, onto the tracks at Tottenham Court Road, jurors heard. “Mr French stumbled forward slightly but was able to remain standing,” said prosecutor Benjamin Aina, QC. “He started to turn to face his attacker and felt another push to his upper body pushing him towards the tracks again.” Crossley walked away briskly and boarded the arriving train, but just before the doors closed he slipped away and crossed to the westbound Central line platform, the … [Read more...] about Hero commuter suffered serious burns rescuing OAP who was ‘shoved into path of Tube train’
FAGIN-style gangs are using kids as young as three to dupe strangers into handing over cash, Oxford Street workers have claimed. The youngsters target shoppers milling along the famous strip in London and hug them until they are given money. The aim appears to be to surprise the victim into handing over cash to make them go away and remove their arms, workers told the MailOnline. Once the money has been collected, the children hand it over to an adult nearby. The gangs are based in a small stretch along the retail haven between Marble Arch and Bond Street tube entrances. They pay close attention to Selfridges department store and target well-dressed people heading in and out, the staff say. Man on This Morning claims majority of beggars are 'fake' and don't live on the streets A doorman at the world-famous store entrance said: "They are around here every day and they are now so brazen. "We've nicknamed them 'hugger muggers' because they come out of nowhere, start hugging someone and … [Read more...] about Oxford Street workers claim new Fagin-style gangs are using kids as young as THREE to beg for shoppers’ cash
One of the best events in London guaranteed to make you feel all Christmassy has to be Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. The Christmas spectacular returns for 2018 with food and drink to warm the cockles, ice skating, circuses, a cinema with a difference, giant wheel, rides and roller coasters and, of course, Santa will be there. There is also its amazing Christmas markets if you’re searching for some original presents. The Bavarian Village will get you into the Christmas party mood, German style, with food, drink, dancing and German beer - get ready to oompah. There’s so much going on that you’ll probably visit more than once. And this year, it reckons will be the best one yet. Here is everything you need to know. When is Hyde Park Winter Wonderland? It opens on Thursday, November 22, from 4pm to 10pm for a public preview. It is then open every day except Christmas Day from Friday November 23 to Sunday January 6, 2019 from 10am to 10pm. How much is it? It’s FREE to … [Read more...] about Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2018 promises to be the best yet
A homeless man who fraudulently claimed more than £50,000 after pretending to be a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed. Antonio Gouveia came forward days after the disaster, claiming to have lived in Flat 42 on the seventh floor of the tower, which burned on June 14th last year, killing 71 people. Gouveia claimed nine months free accommodation at a Marble Arch hotel, worth £155 a night, as well as £260 in emergency cash, a £249.99 Google Chromebook laptop. His hotel stay alone was worth a total of £53,456.76. The cash and hotel accommodation were given to him after he turned up at Westway Centre, a hub for the emergency efforts at the time of the fire. His fraud began to unravel when, in June 2018, the real residents of Flat 42 went to the Portobello Trust to collect electronic devices that had been donated. The woman was told a man had already been to collect a laptop, but his name wasn't given. Later that same week, she went to the Westway … [Read more...] about Grenfell fraudster’s lies got him 9 month Marble Arch hotel stay
At Soho Farmhouse last week I eavesdropped as a group of guys in their late-thirties held a surreptitious group confession around the outdoor pool. Negronis in hand and with their wives and girlfriends all well out of earshot, one by one they admitted what they were having done next. Two were booked in for FUE (follicular unit extraction), aka hair implants; one was getting his teeth capped and the other was booked in for fillers. When talk turned to three-times-a-week strength training, cross-fit classes and keto diets, I took a closer look. All four were in inordinately good physical shape. But this was Oxfordshire, not Miami or Mykonos. This summer’s heatwave has given manspreading a new meaning. From Hampstead Heath to Hyde Park and at festivals such as Field Day and All Points East, London’s genetically blessed and gym-addicted have had more opportunities than ever to get their tops off and guns out as temperatures matched those of the southern … [Read more...] about The nation’s men are buffer than ever this summer, but why?