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Transgender at school: Students share mixed experiences

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:13
Two teenagers share their experiences of being transgender school students.
Categories: Bristol

Substantial jail sentences for four involved in murder of Loughborough man

Leicestershire Police RSS News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:12

Four people who were convicted for their part in the death of Mark Swinhoe have been jailed for a combined total of 59 years.

Mr Swinhoe, a 38-year-old amputee, was beaten over the head with his own prosthetic leg before being stabbed to death in a drugs deal that went wrong.

He had gone with a friend to Moira Street in Loughborough where he had arranged to meet someone to obtain drugs.

But shortly after arriving, he was attacked and killed by two men who then attacked his friend in a vicious and violent encounter.

Today (Thursday 19 July) at Leicester Crown Court, Harry Matthews, 22, of Brush Drive, Loughborough, was jailed for life after he was found guilty of Mr Swinhoe’s murder and assault on his friend. He will serve a minimum of 27 years before being considered for release on life licence.

The sentence also takes into account his guilty plea at an earlier hearing for supplying Class A drugs and possession of a knife.

Jamie Wileman, 24, of Elm Grove, Moira, Swadlincote was jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of Mr Swinhoe’s manslaughter, but acquitted of murder. The sentence also takes into account his guilty plea for supplying Class A drugs.

The verdicts in relation to Mr Swinhoe’s death for Matthews and Wileman were majority verdicts.

Paul Anthony Williams, 38, of no fixed address, was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter but was found guilty of two counts of supplying Class A drugs. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The three were convicted after a four week trial at crown court which concluded on Tuesday 10 July.

A fourth man, Christopher Cunningham-Pithouse, 24, of Glebe Road, Queniborough, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to assisting an offender and supplying class A drugs and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Mr Swinhoe was killed in the early hours of Sunday 14 January in a garage block near Moira Street. The court heard that Mr Swinhoe had no intention to pay for the drugs and was going to rob the defendants.

A post-mortem examination found that while a stab wound to his back had caused his death, he had also been stamped and kicked around the head and witnesses describe him being hit with his own prosthetic leg.

His friend sustained bruising to her body and a cut to her face. Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley, who led the investigation, said: “Matthews came armed with a weapon and had no qualms in attacking Mr Swinhoe. This was a vicious attack by any definition.

“While I am pleased with the convictions nothing will bring Mark back and his family have been left distraught by his loss. The four defendants now face more than 59 years in prison between them, I hope this gives them a chance to reflect on their actions and their devastating consequences.

“Carrying a knife is an open opportunity for people to use it – the simple message is don’t carry a knife – it’s time that those who carry such weapons realised this.

“We continue to prioritise knife crime and are doing everything we can to dissuade people from thinking it is acceptable to carry them as weapons.

“We work closely with partner agencies to educate people, especially youngsters, on the devastation these incidents leave behind, the cost to them and the lives of others.

“Operations are carried out across the force area and those identified as being involved in knife crime or suspected of carrying weapons in public places are targeted.

“It is high time that people took note of the senseless death toll that is inexorably growing in this country and changed their behaviour.”

Categories: Leicestershire

London Bridge survivors' bravery recognised

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:11
London Bridge attack survivors are awarded for their bravery by the Queen.

Post-Brexit relationship with the European Investment Bank EU examined by Committee

Parliament News - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee's launches inquiry into the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the EIB
Categories: Parliamentary News

Alisson: Roma defend decision to sell goalkeeper to Liverpool

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:37
Selling Alisson to Liverpool does not show "a lack of ambition", says Roma's director of football Monchi, who admits the transfer of the Brazilian is "tough" for fans to take.
Categories: Merseyside

Sir Tom Jones postpones Chester show due to illness

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:33
It comes after the 78-year-old singer cancelled a show on Wednesday because of a bacterial infection.
Categories: Merseyside

Erin Cuthbert: Scotland international signs new Chelsea contract

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:30
Scotland striker Erin Cuthbert signs a new three-year contract at Women's Super League champions Chelsea.

Consultation outcome: Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:28
Help us to improve the teaching of sex and relationship education (SRE) and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) by taking part in our survey.
Categories: Education

Open consultation: Relationships (and sex) education and health education

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:26
DfE is seeking views on draft regulations, statutory guidance and a regulatory impact assessment for relationships and sex education and health education.
Categories: Education

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver agrees £40m-a-year deal until 2020

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:25
Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton agrees a lucrative deal to stay at Mercedes until the end of 2020.

Lewis Gregory: Somerset all-rounder signs new three-year contract

Somerset BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:17
Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory signs a new three-year contract with the Division One county.
Categories: Somerset

Nottingham research supports next generation hybrid aircraft technology to halve NOx emissions

Nottinghamshire University News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:15
The University of Nottingham is working with UK-based aerospace technology firm Derwent Aviation to assess the performance of their new Dual Drive Booster (DDB).
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Free A-level Art Masterclasses

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:12
Free A-level Art Masterclasses

Artist Will Teather - Storytelling, Symbolism & Illusion

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Thursday 20 & Friday 21 September 2018, 10am - 2.30pm

max 20 students each day


In conjunction with the exhibition The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World (22 June to 23 September 2018), this is a chance for A-level Art students to develop their artistic thinking skills and techniques working with a practising artist.


For more details please click here


To book contact, 01603 493663

Categories: Norfolk

Amesbury Novichok poisoning: What we know so far

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:07
Multiple areas in Salisbury and Amesbury are cordoned off as police continue their investigation.
Categories: Wiltshire

Actress Roxanne Pallett in stock car crash

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:06
The 35-year-old was airlifted to hospital in Hull after a stunt for her radio show went wrong.
Categories: Cumbria

Mark Hughes: Accrington Stanley defender signs new one-year deal

BBC Lancashire - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:06
Accrington Stanley defender Mark Hughes signs a new one-year deal with the newly-promoted League One club.
Categories: Lancashire

Guidance: Equality and diversity school leadership projects

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:04
Contact details of project leads.
Categories: Education

Detailed guide: Equality and diversity fund: for school-led projects

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:04
Apply for grant funding to co-ordinate school-led equality and diversity projects in your region.
Categories: Education

Man arrested in Weymouth Asda gunfire probe

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:00
Armed officers searched the area after reports of shooting near an Asda store in Weymouth.
Categories: Dorset

Nottingham graduates are off to a flying start

Nottinghamshire University News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:00
A collaborative degree programme between Nottingham University Business School, PwC and the ICAEW, has produced its first cohort of graduates.
Categories: Nottinghamshire