PUBLISHED: 13:14 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 12 June 2018 Ivan Humble, the former EDL regional organiser. Picture: NICK BUTCHER ©archant2017 He was once a regional organiser for the English Defence League (EDL) and a close friend of Tommy Robinson. But IVAN HUMBLE, from Lowestoft, has since rejected hate and now campaigns for greater understanding between different faiths. Here, he writes movingly about how he is now organising a get-together with Sikhs and Muslims - and has even had the words of murdered MP Jo Cox tattooed on his body, next to his EDL tattoo. Ivan Humble, the former EDL regional organiser. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Tommy Robinson, a man I once called a close friend, is now in jail. When I heard the news of his arrest, two thoughts occurred to me. Firstly, It could have been me. But secondly, although my life has gone in a very different direction and I totally reject the narrative of hate, I don’t blame people for it. Not even Tommy. I try to … [Read more...] about Ex-EDL organiser: Tommy Robinson was once my friend. Now I’m campaigning to stop the hatred he stands for
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IHOP, which recently changed its iconic name to IHOb, has revealed what the new consonant stands for: "burgers." The name change accompanies a line of new burgers at the chain, which is known for breakfast dishes like rainbow sprinkle-filled "cupcake pancakes" and classic buttermilk pancakes. The chain is shifting its emphasis to seven new "steak burgers," which include a cowboy burger with onion rings and bacon and a "mega monster," which is IHOb's answer to McDonald's Big Mac. Whether or not the IHOb name is only a short-term marketing gimmick, there's a monetary reason why the pancake chain is flipping over on its brand identity: Pancakes aren't selling like hotcakes. IHOP's same-restaurant sales -- or sales at locations open at least a year -- declined 1.9 percent in its most recent fiscal year. "Everyone knows that IHOP makes world-famous pancakes, so we felt like the best way to convince them that we are as serious about our new line of Ultimate Steakburgers as we are … [Read more...] about IHOP’s name change: What does IHOb stand for?
PUBLISHED: 10:09 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 03 June 2018 Glenn Middleton admits his Norwich City exit reduced him to tears. Picture: Archant Archant © 2018 Glenn Middleton admits he was “shocked” at the way his Norwich City exit was handled. The 18-year-old was told he was surplus to requirements by the Canaries in January prompting boyhood club Rangers to swoop. Middleton was left in tears when he was told by the Norwich hierarchy that he didn’t have a future at Carrow Road but believes the experience has only made him more determined to prove his critics wrong in Scotland. “I was the most shocked you could ever be in a situation when Norwich told me I could go,” he told the Daily Record. “Not in an arrogant way at all. Just by how it came about. But now I wouldn’t have it any other way. “Because I’ve learnt that’s how brutal football can be. It’s set me up for the future and hopefully something like that … [Read more...] about ‘I feel sorry for Norwich in terms of what they’re missing now’
PUBLISHED: 10:47 02 June 2018 Keith Skipper Things have changed rather a lot in local government since this 1950 photograph (which shows Great Yarmouth Borough Council in session). Picture: Archant library Archant Keith Skipper explains why you’ll never find his name on a council election leaflet. One of the questions I’m posed most often is why I’ve never stood for election as a proud and outspoken stalwart of the ever-burgeoning Norfolk Independence Party. There may be a hint of flattery in such an inquiry – at least the old boy is not tied to any rigid formula for taking our county forward – but several clearly employ it as a sly dig at someone apparently ill at ease in the real world. My official answer, of course, is that I am far too busy keeping a careful watch on those entrusted with big decisions shaping Norfolk’s future, especially when it comes to the big question of development, and I cherish regular chances to offer unbiased … [Read more...] about Stand for the council? You must be joking
On Wednesday, NFL owners approved a new policy regarding the national anthem. Not much is expected to change with the Vikings, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. “I was proud of my team last year,” Zimmer said Wednesday following an offseason practice in Eagan. “They stood for the anthem. I think it’s important we stand for the anthem. I think it’s important we represent our country the right way. A lot of people have — I probably shouldn’t get on a tangent, right? — but a lot of people have died for that flag. That flag represents our country and what we stand for. And so, I think that’s important. I’ll stop there.” During owner’s meetings in Atlanta this week, owners voted to enact a new policy for 2018 that requires teams and personnel on the sideline to stand for the national anthem, but players and personnel now have the option to stay in the locker room if they don’t want to stand. Mark Vancleave … [Read more...] about Mike Zimmer: It’s important Vikings stand for the national anthem