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Kennedy curse strikes as granddaughter of Robert F Kennedy found dead at 22
A granddaughter of Robert F Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 while running to be US president, has died. Saoirse Kennedy Hill was 22 and is the latest in a series of untimely deaths in the family. Her family confirmed the death last night after police responded to a call about a possible drug overdose…
Brecon and Radnorshire: A personal disaster, a political earthquake
Credit: PA This was a brutal by-election result with tough messages for the Conservatives, Labour and the Brexit Party. And although it always looked likely the Liberal Democrats could win it, they were never able to take that for granted because it really was neck and neck as box after box of ballot papers was…
Regional conservatoriums push for suitable venues to sustain music education
Updated August 03, 2019 13:49:30 From their humble beginnings inside former churches, hostels and retail stores, regional conservatoriums continue to play a leading role in the music education of students living outside metropolitan areas. Key pointsHundreds of students from regional conservatoriums go on to perform at a national and international levelMany of the organisations operate…
Woman sentenced to 32 years in jail for murdering her two children
Updated August 03, 2019 13:18:00 A 23-year-old woman found guilty of the murders of her two young daughters 17 days apart did so because they "got in the way" of the life she wanted, a UK court has heard. Key points:Louise Porton was found guilty for the murders of Lexi, 3, and Scarlett, 16 monthsBirmingham…
Ocasio-Cortez’s embattled chief of staff leaving post after controversies – Fox News
Saikat Chakrabarti, the embattled chief of staff for freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is leaving his position following series of controversies that contributed to public divisions within the House Democratic Caucus.“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with [nonprofit group] New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Corbin…
Half of Ebola cases in DR Congo ‘unidentified’ – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA year since an Ebola outbreak was declared in DR Congo, medics are still trying to control the diseaseOnly about 50% of cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being identified, the government's response co-ordinator has said. Jean-Jacques Muyembe warned that the current deadly…
Paul Pogba shocked Man Utd teammates with pre-season friendly no-show – Metro.co.uk
Paul Pogba shocked Manchester United staff and teammates alike by failing to turn up for a scheduled team flight to Wales ahead of Saturday’s friendly against AC Milan. The France international has been agitating for a move to Real Madrid all summer, publicly stating his desire to quit Old Trafford three years after his return…
James Paxton shakes off struggles as Yankees keep Red Sox reeling – New York Post
August 2, 2019 | 10:05pm Those three straight knockouts by the Red Sox last week in Boston became more of a distant memory Friday night, as the Yankees opened another four-game series against their rivals with a 4-2 win in front of a sellout crowd in The Bronx. It was the Yankees’ third win in…
Traveller who forced men to build pub found guilty of modern slavery
Vulnerable heroin addicts were forced to build a pub for free by a ‘terrifying’ traveller boss who made their lives ‘hell’. Michael Joyce, 60, ‘groomed’ and ‘bullied’ his two victims into constructing a fully-working bar at Redbridge Hollow in Oxford. The pub, on a traveller’s site, took Paul West and Paul Gilding around eleven weeks…
Whaley Bridge: Boris Johnson visits amid fears of dam collapse
The prime minister has visited the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge, where at least a thousand residents were forced to flee their homes amid fears a dam could collapse, engulfing the community of 6,500 people. Boris Johnson met a number of families affected by the evacuation. He told them he had flown over the dam…

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