Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse

Now MPs on the Petitions Committee want to give disabled people protection under hate crime laws. The politicians said self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people” and internet giants must also “accept responsibility” over abuse. C4 adverts to feature online abuse Javid threatens tech giants over child abuse Internet laws pledged as firms snub talks When having fun on Twitter went awry for Brent “Harvey’s experience is not unique,” said Labour MP Helen Jones, who chairs the committee. “Social media is rife with horrendous, degrading and dehumanising comments about people with disabilities. “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers …

Cystic fibrosis drug deadlock ‘must end’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLuis tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme: “I wish I could just have a normal life” The government must use its powers to break a deadlock in making a life-extending drug available to people with cystic fibrosis, campaigners say. Vertex, which makes Orkambi, has refused a £500m offer for the drug over five years – the “largest commitment” the NHS has ever made. Those affected want other drug firms to be asked to make a cheaper version. The Department of Health said its approach “remains urging Vertex to accept NHS England’s generous offer”. Vertex said it was “determined to find a solution that allows the NHS to provide patient access to our precision …

Warwick rape chat students ‘won’t return’

‘Public outcry’ In an update published on the university’s website on Monday afternoon, Vice Chancellor Stuart Croft said: “We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community. “I have today spoken to the two young men concerned and confirm that neither of them will be returning to the university. “I am continuing to listen to the views of students, staff and all members of our community here at Warwick and support them so that we can learn from this experience.” The update came as one Warwick professor told student newspaper The Boar it would be “completely untenable” for them to resume their studies. Responding to the news of the men not returning, one of the women targeted in the …

Woman Reunited With Message In A Bottle She Tossed Into The Sea Years Ago

Emily Edwards, 25, said she was a 7-year-old vacationing in Wales when she wrote a note to her future self and tossed it into the ocean. BBC. Hammond’s mum, Sue Cookson, told the BBC that her son found the bottle on the beach, and the family thought it would be fun to try and reunite it with the sender. was posted on social media.  “I phoned my dad looking for confirmation that I wasn’t going mad, but he confirmed that I did send the message as a 7-year-old,” she said, according to Edwards now hopes to repeat the message-in-a-bottle routine with her own infant daughter. “It’s a brilliant story to tell my little girl when she’s older and we can …

Trump Cheers The Faithful For ‘Abolition Of Civil Rights And Twitter Shakes Its Head

National Prayer Breakfast in Washington likely did a double take when President “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides — from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote for women — have been led by people of faith,” Trump declared in his speech Thursday. That’s probably not exactly how the president intended to put it. religious right’s efforts to limit such rights as abortion access and same-sex marriage, others concluded that the president may have seen the light.

Earth’s magnetic north pole is hurtling toward Russia

(CNN)The north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast that it could be a problem for smartphone maps and navigation systems. The model, which is commissioned by the British and US military agencies, is typically updated every five years, the most recent being in 2015. But the agency explained that the “out-of-cycle update … will ensure safe navigation for military applications, commercial airlines, search and rescue operations, and others operating around the North Pole.” And while the model’s primary user is the military, it has found its way into Google and Apple’s civilian mapping systems. The difference will be minor for civilian purposes, however, and the changes are largely limited to latitudes above 55 degrees. “For most users below 55 …

Body found in missing student search

In response to the “very sad” news, the university said activities on campus would continue as normal and support would be available to students and staff. Skip Twitter post by @UniofReading We are very sad to share the news that officers searching the campus have found a body. We don't have any further details but we will continue to work with @TVP_Reading on the investigation, and with @UniRdg_Student to support our community. — Uni of Reading (@UniofReading) February 5, 2019 A major search, aided by search and rescue volunteers and the National Police Air Service, was launched over the weekend for second-year computer science student Mr Williams. Police said they had checked a lake and surrounding countryside on Monday. Search …

Footage of ‘illegal’ deer hunt emerges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters claim this footage shows an illegal deer hunt on Exmoor A video which appears to show a member of a hunt chasing a female deer has been released. The League Against Cruel Sports recorded the footage in Exmoor, Somerset, in December. It claimed the video showed an illegal hunt, and accused Devon and Somerset Stag Hounds of exploiting loopholes in the law to continue hunting. The hunt said it was legally controlling herd numbers, as part of a conservation programme. The Hunting Act has three exemptions which allow a hunt to take place, including research and observation.

Burnt body found in car of missing Wisconsin woman: report

SEARCH FOR SAVANNAH SPURLOCK CONTINUES ON HER BIRTHDAY AS CREWS FOCUS ON RIVER “At this point, we’re hoping it wasn’t her in the car,” Ryan’s adult son, Maxwell, told the station. “We hope someone took the car, and she’s out there somewhere. … We just love her, and we want her home. It’s as simple as that.” Ryan, a Milwaukee-area resident, is a teacher at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, FOX6 Milwaukee reported. She was supposed to meet one of her sons at a basketball game Saturday, but never arrived. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP “We are optimistic that she is somewhere, and that she gets back, because we miss her,” Ryan’s son, Zack, told the station.”It’s her birthday.”

Does Dry January lead to Binge February?

Once the recruits were able to drink again, they drank the same amount or less on average – although the heaviest drinkers at the start were the most likely to drink more after abstaining. Both of those examples look at what might happen when you force someone to give up alcohol. But what about voluntary periods of abstinence? Is there a psychological effect involved in having chosen to do something? In 2014, researchers at the University of Sussex teamed up with the charity Alcohol Change UK (which runs the official Dry January campaign) to measure its success, and they’ve produced an evaluation of the campaign each year since. When the first study was published, the then director of the charity …

Colin Kaepernick outdoor mural fails to survive Atlanta building demolition

“I just happened to be driving by when they were doing it, and it took a minute for me to mentally recognize that it was happening,” Fabian Williams told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Symbols matter, man,” he said. “You destroyed the whole building it was on? If I were an interpreter of performance art, what message would you take from that?” CARDI B SAYS SUPPORT OF KAEPERNICK CONVINCED HER TO TURN DOWN SUPER BOWL GIG NFL players joined Kaepernick after he took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. The ensuing protests sparked national controversy and tweets of outrage from President Trump.

Texas Catholic dioceses reveal names of nearly 300 clergy accused of child abuse

(CNN)Every Catholic diocese in Texas has released the names of all priests, deacons and other clergy members accused of sexually abusing children in the past decades. The lists, published on each diocese’s website, include the names of the clergy members, details about when and where they were ordained and which parishes they were assigned to. Each diocese compiled it’s own list and the details about those accused and the allegations vary. While some dioceses noted that some of the accused are linked to ongoing investigations, it’s unclear whether the release of the names could result in criminal charges. Many of the clergy accused are dead. Leading the number of clergy members accused is the Archdiocese of San Antonio — the …

Sen. Lindsey Graham Warns Of Possible GOP ‘War’ Over Trump’s Wall

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned at a political gathering in his home state Monday that there “could be a war within the Republican Party” over President border wall. His “war” remarks to reporters at the First Monday GOP club in Greenville apparently referred to the possible reaction if Trump declares a national emergency to get his wall built. “To every Republican: If you don’t stand behind this president, It’s not just about a wall. It’s about him being treated differently than every other president. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Senate Majority Leader trigger a GOP revolt and a Some Republicans are already breaking ranks. Sen. terrible idea” and that he would oppose it. John Cornyn of Texas said last month that to “give …