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Post Office scandal: Postmasters celebrate huge victory against convictions

Post Office scandal: Postmasters celebrate huge victory against convictions

Business
Dozens of former sub-postmasters and postmistresses should get a clear path in quashing their convictions for fraud, theft and false accounting.They had been accused of stealing money after the Post Office installed a new computer system, with some imprisoned.After years of fighting to clear their name, many have now been told the Post Office will not contest their cases.For years, the shadow of a conviction put some of those affected in dire financial circumstances.Some struggled to secure work, lost their homes, and even failed to get insurance owing to their criminal conviction.The decision paves the way for more than 30 cases to being quashed, although the Post Office can seek a retrial. More cases remain under scrutiny.The Post Office agreed in Decem...
NHS anniversary: PM to join nationwide clap to celebrate health service

NHS anniversary: PM to join nationwide clap to celebrate health service

Health
The prime minister will join a nationwide round of clapping later to pay tribute to NHS staff on the 72nd anniversary of the health service.The public are being encouraged to give a round of applause at 17:00 BST for all those who helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.In a video message, Prince Charles has spoken of his gratitude and pride for the "costly sacrifices" of NHS staff.On Saturday, UK landmarks were lit up blue in celebration and remembrance.Downing Street, the Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower, the Shard and the Wembley Arch were all illuminated and a minute's silence was held to remember those who have died during the pandemic.People were also asked to place lights their windows in a show of remembrance ...
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says fans must wait to celebrate together

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says fans must wait to celebrate together

Sports
Liverpool fans must wait until "the time is right" to celebrate the club's first Premier League title together, says manager Jurgen Klopp.Thousands of people celebrated on the city's waterfront on Friday, despite restrictions on gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic.Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the Liver Building and 34 people were injured, three seriously. Klopp said he "did not love" the scenes at Pier Head.In an open letter to fans published in the Liverpool Echo, the German said: "I am a human being and your passion is also my passion, but right now the most important thing is that we do not have these kind of public gatherings."We owe it to the most vulnerable in ou...
Stars celebrate Avicii at emotional tribute concert

Stars celebrate Avicii at emotional tribute concert

Entertainment
Stars including Rita Ora, Adam Lambert and David Guetta have played a charity tribute concert in honour of the late Swedish DJ Avicii.Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman in April 2018, at the age of 28. His family said at the time he was a perfectionist who struggled with stress and "could not go on any longer".Proceeds from the concert will go to mental health and suicide prevention charities.It opened on an emotional note, with thousands of fans lighting up Stockholm's Friends Arena with their phones; as Swedish singer Sandro Cavazzo performed his Avicii collaboration Without You. The song's poignant lyrics - "I've gotta learn how to love without you" - have become a eulogy for the DJ in the wake of...
Iggy Azalea slips into sheer dominatrix ensemble to celebrate new album In My Defence

Iggy Azalea slips into sheer dominatrix ensemble to celebrate new album In My Defence

Entertainment
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea released her latest album, In My Defence, on Friday as well as new single F*** It Up.The Sally Walker hitmaker performed at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles after the album release in one of her sexiest outfits to date.In an ensemble that gave serious Black Widow vibes, Iggy turned into a latex dominatrix for the night.The musician – real name Amethyst Kelly – slipped into a sheer scarlet bodysuit that hugged her famous curves. Related Articles A red bustier cupped her surgically-enhanced chest, while a matching thong was also visible underneath the bodysuit.Iggy accentuated her trim waist by wrapping a PVC belt around her middle, that was also connected to matching chaps.The bottoms featured plenty of cut-out sections, giving an illusion that Igg...