Dominic Raab asks BBC presenter the price of oil to check ‘how in touch you are’

Dominic Raab asks BBC presenter the price of oil to check ‘how in touch you are’

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has asked a BBC presenter how much a liter of unleaded oil costs, adding: “I’m just checking how in touch you are.” It comes as fuel prices have climbed to record highs, with statistics from data firm Experian Catalist showing the average cost of a liter of petrol at UK forecourts … Read more

Man killed in tragic motorbike crash

Man killed in tragic motorbike crash

A man aged in his 70s has died in a motorbike collision, police have said. Emergency services were called to Haigh Road in Aspull, near Wigan, at 9.30pm on Wednesday. Greater Manchester Police said the force received reports of a collision involving a motorbike and a pedestrian. GMP confirmed today – Friday – the pensioner … Read more

Billy Young, the last survivor of Sandakan camp, dies from COVID-19

Billy Young, the last survivor of Sandakan camp, dies from COVID-19

Billy Young — known as the last survivor of the Sandakan camp — has died, aged 96, from COVID-19. Key points: Roughly 2,500 Commonwealth troops became Japanese prisoners of war in Borneo in World War II By the end of the war, Billy Young and five others were the only survivors who went to the … Read more

New listening station for tagged sharks set up off Cronulla beach | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

New listening station for tagged sharks set up off Cronulla beach |  St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

latest-news, sharks, listening station, Cronulla, Mark Sperakman, shark DRUM lines A listening station, which warns when a tagged shark is within a 500 meter radius, has been set up off Cronulla beach. Cronulla MP and Attorney-General Mark Speakman said the device, which was installed this week, provided real-time alerts to the public and beach authorities. … Read more

St Francis Xavier College students go to remote learning | The Canberra Times

St Francis Xavier College students go to remote learning |  The Canberra Times

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au Sarah covers all stages of education … Read more

Estranged husband shoots wife, daughter, and mother-in-law before killing himself

Estranged husband shoots wife, daughter, and mother-in-law before killing himself

A man estranged from his family showed up to his wife’s Texas home on Thursday and fatally shot her, their 4-year-old daughter, and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself, police said. Police responded to an apartment complex in Spring around 8 am following reports of gunshots and found four bodies inside with bullet … Read more

Inside look at the front lines of Mayor Adams’ homeless crackdown on NYC subway – New York Daily News

Inside look at the front lines of Mayor Adams’ homeless crackdown on NYC subway – New York Daily News

As a dozen social workers flooded the South Ferry station at the end of the No. 1 line shortly after midnight Thursday, city Department of Social Services Commissioner Gary Jenkins urged the staff to treat everyone they encounter with “dignity and respect.” Jenkins — a lifelong New Yorker who lived in a Brooklyn homeless shelter … Read more