Category: News

The most interesting parts of History of South Africa

  People who shaped South Africa’s History: Jan van Riebeeck, Paul Kruger, Daniel François Malan, Oliver Tambo, Hendrik Verwoerd, Steve Biko, P. W. Botha, F. W. de Klerk, Joe Slovo, Chris Hani, Winnie Mandela, Eugene Terreblanche, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu.   European Arrival.  Jan van Riebeeck (21 April 1619 – 18 January 1677) […]

Cricket coach covered in bite marks after businessman mauled him ‘like a dog’

A successful businessman has been jailed over a vicious attack on a cricket coach which left him covered in bite marks. Anthony Mears, 51, lost his rag after being accidentally nudged by a friend of his 23-year-old victim Jarrad Davies at a Wetherspoon’s in Aberdare, south Wales, two days before Christmas last year. He could […]

Radio 1 DJ found with 500 child abuse images on his yacht

A former BBC Radio 1 DJ has been jailed after police found 500 child abuse images on a yacht that he lived on. Michael Willis, 74, who went by the stage name Steve Merike, was jailed for 18 months for the stash of abusive images kept on a computer, laptop and memory stick. It is […]

‘My ex beat me up for 17 years but I ended up in prison – how is that justice?’

A woman who was beaten by her partner for 17 years and then sent to prison when she ‘lost it with him’ has slammed the criminal justice system for letting her down and says ‘prison does not work’. Sarah was sent to prison for a year in 2018 after retaliating to what she described as […]

Nursery forced to close after vandals break in and cover it with paint

Vandals broke into a nursery and caused thousands of pounds of damage on Monday night. They covered the carpets, walls, ceiling and even a TV with paint. Fire extinguishers were also set off inside the building in Portsmouth, Hampshire, which was forced to close yesterday and today for the mess to be cleaned. Police are […]

Education in prison changed my life, all prisoners deserves the same opportunity

A former inmate says prisoners are being stopped from accessing learning materials which could help transform their lives. Dalton Harrison, 40, who spent a year behind bars and completed an Open University Arts and Languages Access module at HMP Low Newton, says basic provisions such as having a quiet place to do exams, being allowed […]

Mum arrested for ‘stabbing neighbour’s boyfriend to death over parking space’

A mother-of-three was in custody last night accused of walking out of her home at 7am in the morning and knifing a man to death for ‘taking her parking spot’. The victim named locally as 39-year-old Garreth Kelly was reportedly jump starting his car to go to work yesterday, having spent the night at his […]

Smoking mourners chased into funeral for stubbing cigarettes in flower pots

Two mourners were left ‘disgusted’ after a pair of council enforcement officers fined them £80 for ‘dropping’ their cigarette butts before heading into a funeral. John Harpur, 68, and Ann Bentley, in her 60s, say the duo ‘lay in wait’ across the road from the cemetery gates as they prepared to say their final goodbyes […]