Monday 23 April 2018

Brown apologises to colony youths

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made a formal apology to thousands of children sent to former colonies, where they often suffered terrible abuse.

He also announced the creation of a £6m (€6.8m) fund to help families affected by the programme, which ran from the 1920s to the 1960s. He said: "To all those former child migrants and their families; to those here with us today and those across the world I say today we are truly sorry. They were let down."

Nigeria faces political unrest

NIGERIA is facing a period of uncertainty after the sudden and secretive return of its seriously ill president cast doubt over who is charge of the country.

With the ink barely dry on the temporary handover of power to the vice-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Omaru Yar'Adua has been rushed back to Nigeria amid concerns that he was in danger of being ousted.

Store uses first disabled model

A WOMAN who uses a wheelchair is to become the first disabled model on the British high street when she is featured in a department store's window display.

Shannon Murray, a model and actress, recently finished a photo shoot for Debenhams which will be displayed in the retailer's flagship Oxford Street store in the next week.

Mourinho's medal fetches £16,800

A Premier League winner's medal thrown into a crowd by Jose Mourinho fetched £16,800 (€19,000) at auction in Chester yesterday.

Mourinho won the medal for leading Chelsea to the title in the 2005-06 season. He was presented with it moments after he hurled another winner's medal and his jacket to fans celebrating Chelsea's 3-0 win over Man United.

Policeman lied in Katrina cover-up

A former police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice after federal officials say he helped cover for officers who killed two people in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina.

Federal investigators say former Lt Michael Lohman knew that two people shot to death as they crossed the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans had no weapons, but he and others filed false reports.

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