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Wave hit cruise ship customers get 25% off next cruise



The wife of tragic James Swinstead who died aboard the Marco Polo cruise ship said she was offered 25 per cent off her next holiday as compensation.

Helen, James’s wife were both having dinner  in the Waldorf Room on the sixth deck of the cruise liner when a freak wave blasted through four windows.

One of the windows hit James, of Eight Ash Green, killing his almost immediately.



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  1. Rebecca Fairweather

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    What an insult!

  2. Julie Teasdale

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    What a bloody insult there so shocking the woman lost her husband for god sake

  3. Sarah Leighton

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    That’s discusting !!

  4. Leanne Fairish

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    That’s like a sick joke

  5. Danielle Carter

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    that discusting thats not going to bring her husband back i think she should sue the crusie ship coumpany and someone needs to be held responable for this tracdic accident xx

  6. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    why is the pic on this story the one about the armed police in darlington??

  7. Breaking News

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Sorry about the Picture on this artical, I dont know why it shows the Darlington incident #10

  8. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    we”ll just blame technology Breaking News lol x

  9. Bev Gibbons

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    cheeky bastards,, out to make money !

  10. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    and if you look every post on here tonight has the same “darlington incident” pic on it lol

  11. Karen Owen

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    its a

  12. Karen Owen

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    its a piss take bloody discusting

  13. Michelle Lenehan Rutherford

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    piss taking bastards

  14. Michelle Boyes

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    that was nice of them NOT. bloody joke.

  15. Clare Aston

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    oh that makes up for it then

  16. Stephen Patterson

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    That’s like rubbing salt into her wounds. She’ll be paying 50% less anyway next time.

  17. Gordon Williams

    Feb 18, 2014 at 12:01 am

    do thay realy think she will want to go on one again silly idiots thay should be prosecuted for manslaughter going out in the worse storm for 100 years if you read this please don’t except it get good advice and sorry about your lose

  18. Richard Micklewright

    Feb 18, 2014 at 1:00 am

    What a noble gesture

  19. Mark Stott

    Feb 18, 2014 at 1:37 am

    so ‘the wave’ has given them a discount?

  20. Leanne Robinson Graham

    Feb 18, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Well that seems appropriate.. Why not offer a years discount coupon at Starbucks while they’re about it… Fucking shameful.

  21. Shaun Reed

    Feb 18, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Come and re-live the magic. Idiots

  22. Kerry-Marie Gowers

    Feb 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Yeh coz shes gonna wanna go on a cruise again

  23. Tracey Davis

    Feb 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

    What a massive insult :O its easy seeing these companies dont deal with people face to face. Whoever did that needs to pay with there job and this poor woman compensated properly and with respect….

  24. Debbie Simcox

    Feb 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Compassion as died

  25. Mike N Claire Doyle

    Feb 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    The wave gave a 25% discount? Lazy reporting is not like Breaking News!

  26. Caily Yule

    Feb 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Wtf ????? Id sue there twatting heads of f

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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner



Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter, now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit was given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter she could not even drive it. Police Say she was spotted driving the Scooter in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops managed to get their hands on her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is.

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.



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Boy aged five dies after crossing the road in Bournemouth



Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth in which a young boy has sadly died after he crossed the road.

Police Hour is unable to speculate on whether or not the child was out walking the streets alone, Police have not confirmed these details.

What we can confirm

At 3.54pm today, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a very serious collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a five-year-old boy as he crossed Naseby Road.

The boy, from Bournemouth, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital. Very sadly he died a short time later. His parents have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the car, a local woman aged in her 20s, was shaken but uninjured.

The road is closed while emergency services deal with the incident and collision investigators examine the scene.

Police appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “It is with great sadness for me to say that this young boy died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam or CCTV footage they may have which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:269. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via



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87-year-old Arthur was beaten and robbed in his own home sadly dies



Arthur who was aged 87 was badly beaten and robbed in his own home has sadly lost his life in hospital following the horrific ordeal he experienced.

Arthur ‘Bob” Gumbley was attacked in his own home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield on November 21st.

He was found laid in a pool of blood on the floor, he was black and blue having been punched and kicked in the face.

He was rushed to the Good Hope Hospital where he was receiving treatment to his chest, neck, arms and face.

Arthur before the attack was in really good health, sadly his condition deteriorated last week and he sadly passed away on Monday 11 December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, said: “This was an horrific and despicable attack on a defenceless elderly man in his own home, which has now resulted in his untimely death and a murder investigation.

“I am appealing for the support of the public to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Therefore, I make a plea to any person who may have any information, or who may be a witness to this terrible incident, to please make contact with us.

“Crimes of this nature cannot go unpunished, and I want to reassure Arthur’s family that every effort is now being made to bring those responsible to justice. They are being supported by specially trained officers, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time to allow them to grieve.

“The robbery is believed to have taken place between 7 pm and 9 pm when thieves ransacked the house and stole items of jewellery and cash, as well as a purse that belonged to Arthur’s late wife.”



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