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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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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill



The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.



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Woman arrested after leaving move your vehicle note on ambulance attending 999 call



Police have taken a zero tolerance approach to a woman who left a note on an ambulance.

The note left paramedics disgusted police have now confirmed they have arrested a woman after the abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it parked somewhere else while it was attending a 999 emergency call.

The note stated ‘I couldn’t give a s**t if the whole street collapsed”

The crew were also verbally abused while attending the emergency call while attempting to deal with an ongoing medical incident on Sunday afternoon.

Now a 26-year-old Tunstall woman has been arrested for public order offences.

Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of Staffordshire Police’s Stoke-on-Trent North policing team, tweeted about the incident.

He added: “We will not tolerate abuse or intimidation of our emergency services. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders.

“The arrest relates to matters of verbal abuse that could constitute offences under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman confirmed the force took action after seeing details reported on Twitter.

The woman remains in police custody and enquiries are on-going.



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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate



Jon Venables attacked with boiling water by a fellow inmate. 

Jon Venables, one of the schoolboys who murdered James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after an image was released on social media.

Venables who is now aged 35 was attacked with boiling water and sugar after a fellow inmate managed to work out his identity.

Venables have been living under a fake name since 2001 and was sent back to jail having broken the conditions of his release and being found guilty of child pornography.

Venables was banned from travelling back to Liverpool but he had been attending music events and going to Everton Football matches.

He was later found to be in possession of cocaine and was also having a relationship with an underage girl.

Prison Officers were forced to place Venables on lockdown after his identity was revealed and he was attacked with boiling water and sugar.

it is alleged that Venables complained that guards did nothing at first to stop the attack from happening and offered him little help once he had been assaulted.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed to Police Hour that “incidents of this nature happen within prisons and we cannot discuss the nature of individual cases”

Now that the true identity of Venables is known within side the prison after images have been circulated among inmates it will be inevitable that another attack will happen.

Venables is currently serving a three-year sentence for child pornography offences and possession of 1,170 images of children which included babies.

It is believed inmates have been circulating images of Venables from prison to prison in the hope that one prisoner can identity him.

Facebook and Twitter this month removed images from their social media websites of various men who people claimed was Venables.

It is a criminal offence to name or identity Venables on social media due to an anonymity order granted in 2001 that prevents him from ever being named or identified.

Due to the nature of his repeat offending there is mounting pressure to scrap that order in order to prevent further children being targeted.

However due to the nature of Venables sick attack these orders are likely never to be removed.



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