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Wave hit cruise ship customers get 25% off next cruise



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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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Boy 15 Murdered in launched in Sheffield



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A murder investigation has been launched this evening after a 15-year-old boy died in hospital following an incident in the Lowedges area of Sheffield.

Police received reports at around 7.50pm tonight, that a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed on Lowedges Road.

He was taken to hospital where he died an hour later.

Eyewitnesses have told Police Hour they heard a “15-year-old lad had been stabbed, we heard lots of sirens for over an hour.

“Lots of police and ambulance workers ascended into the area and a huge cordon was put in place’

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Policing welcomes Home Secretary Sajid Javid positivity and support offering olive branch in Police Federation address



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The policing world has welcomed the warming and supportive words of new Home Secretary Sajid Javid. We believe he is the first Home Secretary who knows policing.

And thats because it’s in his families blood, he has a lot of great things to say about policing.

An understanding of policing on another level. He knows demand is up, funds are low and the job is tough.

Offering cops the tools they need to get the job done without worrying about stopping and searching suspects.

He has backed an increased use of stop and search to tackle the spate of violence on Britain’s streets.

Sajid Javid speech was received with warmth as he promised to prioritise police spending as he offered an olive branch to rank-and-file officers.

Mr Javid was welcomed to the Police Fed conference and received support from the front line cops following Amber Rudds poor reception last year over budget cuts and staffing reductions.

This was a testing first speech the Home Secretary who wanted to try and draw a line under the era of running battles between the Government and the police.

Following mounting pressures faced by officers faced with policing cuts.

As of September there were 121,929 officers across the 43 territorial forces in England and Wales – a fall of nearly 20,000 compared with a decade earlier.

Referring to stop and search, he told the Police Federation of England and Wales’ (PFEW) annual conference in Birmingham: “Some of you don’t feel comfortable using it – and that’s not how it should be.

“I have confidence in your professional judgment. So let me be clear – I support the use of stop and search.

“You have to do your job and that means protecting everyone.”

He said evidence shows that black people are more likely to be a homicide victim than any other ethnic group.

“If stop and search can mean saving lives from the communities most affected, then of course that has to be right,” Mr Javid said.

Following a spate of violence across London and the UK there has been a sharp reduction in stop and search activity , with use of the powers at the lowest level.

Cops faced heavy criticism after they were accused of unfairly focusing on black and minority ethnic individuals.

Theresa May introduced measures in 2014 to ensure stop and search could not be used in this way.

Mr Javid acknowledged that police officers have an increased demand saying “I’m not arrogant enough to turn up here after three weeks in the job and tell you how to do yours,”

Mr Javid added that the government have had to make difficult decisions since 2010 and that he does not have a magic wand to fund everything needed but he said he was “listening and i do get it”.

“We need to think more about the long-term funding of policing.

“I will priorities police funding in the Spending Review next year.”

He said that, including funds raised through council tax, more than £1 billion extra cash is being invested in policing now than three years ago.

Addressing the fact that he had not spent much time in the role, he said that while the position of Home Secretary was his fifth in Government, he had seen the issues involved in policing and worked with the service during his other roles.

He continued that it was “not all about funding” and the Government needed to do more to “protect the protectors”, such as tougher penalties for those who attack emergency services workers, changing the laws on police pursuits, and updating their kit.

Mr Javid pledged to provide “tools, the powers and the back-up that you need to get the job done…

“For those of you who stand on the front line, be in no doubt that I will be standing with you.”

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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath



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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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