A LIB DEM leader hopeful has revealed that she was detained by police after slapping her ex-boyfriend in a fight. In a shock admission yesterday the Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran confessed she lashed out after getting into a row with her former partner. Her revelations shocked and divided the party - with some praising her as brave while others demanded she stand down. The 36-year-old wrote in a statement online she was coming clean about the domestic violence incident in response to "rumours" that had been circulating about an incident at a party conference in Glasgow. Ms Moran said in relation to ex-boyfriend Richard: "In 2013, [we] had a row at the autumn conference in Glasgow that initially began over a lost computer cable. "The relationship had come under enormous strain in preceding months and regrettably, it escalated and in the heat of the moment I slapped him because I felt threatened. "We both recognise it wasn't our finest hour and were, both at the time and … [Read more...] about Lib Dem leader hopeful Layla Moran admits she slapped her ex-boyfriend in a row over a computer cable
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Orac post-publication note: There is reason to believe that one point I made below could well be incorrect. However, even leaving that point out, there are still many reasons to doubt the authenticity of the text exchange I discuss below. See the first 10 comments for a discussion. Unlike AoA and other antivaccine groups, if I am wrong about something, I will admit it and discuss what might have led me to an incorrect conclusion. Oh, and I missed something obvious (see comment #11). D'oh! There’s something that’s been bothering me the last couple of days. I tried not to blog about it, but the more I looked at it the more it bugged me. It didn’t help that it’s also about this whole “CDC whistleblower” issue that’s been consuming about 90% of this blog’s posts for the last two weeks, thus risking tiring my readership (not to mention me) of the whole topic. So, when I noticed what I noticed, I sat back and waited, hoping that someone else … [Read more...] about Did the “CDC whistleblower” William W. Thompson apologize to Andrew Wakefield in a text message?
Video PUBLISHED: 13:04 01 February 2019 Jessica Hill Jemma Boyton has opened a new tea room at The White Horse in Tattingstone called 'Escape the Ordinary' Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant One Suffolk pub has come up with a novel way to draw in a new clientele - it’s turned one of its bars into a tearoom. Escape the Ordinary is the newly opened tearoom inside the White Horse Inn pub in Tattingstone, and it’s an apt name for such a venture. Although an increasing number of pubs now are widening their offering to include tea and cakes - some, like the Rushbrooke Arms in Sicklesmere, now have a cake display on the bar - turning one of the barrooms into a separate tearoom is an entirely different cup of tea.And although the tearoom concept might be more associated with the older age bracket, the idea for Escape the Ordinary came from a 19 year-old, Jemma Boyton, whose parents, Simon And Lisa Boyton, run the White Horse Inn itself.“I … [Read more...] about Pop to the pub for a cake and cuppa? New tearoom in a pub opens in Suffolk
A FACTORY worker was left bandaged ‘like a mummy’ when an egg he cooked in the microwave exploded - leaving the skin falling off his face. Saul Morton, 44, was cooking eggs for himself and a pal at work last month and decided to poach the eggs in a mug of water in the microwave. However when microwaving the second egg, as Saul placed the spoon into the mug the egg ‘blew up’, showering his face in a scalding spray - even burning his left eyeball. Thinking he had 'egg on his face' when he saw white peeling from his eyelids, cheeks and nose, the processing plant shift manager was horrified to realise it was his flesh falling away. Saul was rushed to hospital and then sent to a specialist burns unit where he received treatment. Saul, from Pantymwyn, Flintshire, said: “I was in agonising pain. “I ran to the bathroom from the canteen after it happened and washed my face with cold water. “At first thought I had egg white stuck all over my face but … [Read more...] about Man’s horrific injuries serve as warning to anyone trying to cook eggs in a microwave
MOUNT Etna has roared back into life - sending plumes of ash and spewing lava 500ft in the air above Sicily. The volcano - one of the most active and destructive in the world - initially "re-awoke" in late July but didn't fully spring into action until Thursday evening. Chunks of flaming molten rock shot as high as 500ft (150metres) in a constant fashion, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV). On Friday, INGV said the action was continuing, feeding ash plumes several hundred feet into the air above the crater. No evacuations of towns on the slopes of Etna, on the east coast of the Italian island, were reported. Europe's tallest active volcano is also a popular destination for hikers on the Mediterranean island. Earlier this year, a team of British experts discovered the giant volcano is edging closer to the Mediterranean Sea by 14mm every year which could result in collapse. Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in … [Read more...] about Mount Etna volcano erupts in Sicily sending plumes of ash and spewing lava 500ft in air in spectacular pictures