A STAG exh,上海品茶会所Shania,austed after partying in Marbella was subjected to a 26-hour journey home after his mischievous pals bought him a four flight return ticket.
Iain Tate, 43, was bleary eyed in the airport when ten other members of the party went off on a direct flight – while the ticket they bought him was for a journey from hell.
Iain had arrived in Marbella dressed as the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury from the iconic “I Want to Break Free” 1984 pop video.
But the ticket that brought home would chain him to an exhausting 2,000 miles journey, reports The Mirror.
For his epic 26-hour journey took him on an 11am flight from Malaga to Dusseldorf in Germany (1,154 miles), Dusseldorf to the French capital Paris (256 miles), then Paris to Dublin (484 miles) and then to Leeds (237miles).
Brainchild of this jet-setting stag prank was best man Nick Bass, 36, who has an IT company in Sheffield.
He was inspired by the infamous practical joker Gazza, who once booked a series of flights home for best pal Jimmy ‘Fivebellies’ Gardner while playing in Italy.
Nick said: “Iain was struggling to see the funny side when he missed his last flight home.”
This is because a delay at Charles de Gaulle airport meant he missed his connecting 9.05pm flight home from Ireland to Leeds Bradford airport.
Another delayed departure meant all the available hotel rooms were booked.
Iain was struggling to see the funny side
Best man Nick Bass
Iain, from Stockton-on-Tees, said:,上海品茶微信Marisol, “I had to book another flight to get a boarding card.”
“It cost £40 for the missed flight and about £100 for the new one.”
An ex-prisoner who wants to turn his life around has revealed what life is really like living on one of Wales’ most notorious, drug-ridden estates.
David Taylor says he vividly remembers being inside crack dens as a child and he started taking pills at the age of 13.
He’s spent a total of five years behind bars and is back living in Bettws in Newport, south-east Wales.
“Bettws has got its problems and it is a s**thole, but it is my s**thole,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
The 28-year-old grew up in the “concrete jungle” – as some call it – with an alcoholic father and drug use taking place around him from a young age.
Childhood was difficult and sadly typical, Wa,上海品茶会所Byron,les Online reports.
It seems little has changed since David’s childhood, with drugs gangs reportedly targeting children as young as 10 to act as their mules.
The grey, tired area is like stepping back 20 years in time – at its centre is the square which on a Wednesday morning is bustling with life.
Bodies pop in and out of the Spar, popping to the fish and chips shop for a quick lunch or the Coffee Pot for a hot drink and a natter.
Above the shops are maisonettes where residents live, some of them for generations.
Bettws is one of Wales’ poorest areas. The estate divides into six wards, and three of them rank in the top 9% of most deprived areas in the country.
According to the Bettws Community Wellbeing Profile from 2017, the area has significantly higher working-age benefits claimant rates than the Newport average (16.4%), with one of the areas approaching twice the city’s average.
Some 40% of residents in the estate have no qualifications.
David’s earliest memories are of shoplifting. He vividly remembers being in crack dens as a child.
Prison has been a constant in his life and David himself has been to jail four times – he was only 16 the first time he was sent to prison after being convicted of GBH with intent.
Then, in 2008, he was sentenced to five years in jail for an,上海品茶工作室Ozan, armed robbery with possession of an imitation firearm.
In total the 28-year-old has spent five years inside a prison.
“By the time I was 13 I had started taking pills and amphetamines,” he says.
“I would take any drugs I could get hold of and be up for days. We were robbing cars, robbing people, robbing drug dealers.
“I am lucky to be here. The main thing in my teenage years was shoplifting and theft.
“To other people it is crazy but to me it was what I knew. It was normal.”
The dad-of-three was released from prison in 2014. To him Bettws wasn’t a bad place to grow up.
Anti-social behaviour was a problem, especially around the shopping centre, he said.
Despite its problems, like many similarly troubled areas, there is a loyal sense of community.
Everyone you speak to – residents and business owners – say they wouldn’t want to be elsewhere.
When you walk around most people know each other by name.
A few months ago an old lady was robbed of her handbag and £100 was taken from her.
Within a week the community had pooled together – she was handed a few hundred pounds and a bouquet of flowers by her neighbours.
David has lived in the estate since he was five.
“There were more opportunities when I was younger,” he said. “Bettws is a very mixed area. There are lots of people struggling with their benefits though.
“There needs to be more in the estate. They should be investing in the young people as they are our futures.”
Young people are at the heart of most conversations about the estate, in good and bad ways.
In January, Newport City Council revealed it was spending more than £6,000 a year repairing smashed windows at Bettws Library.
In one particularly notorious incident a police car was set on fire on the estate.
The number of offences per 1,000 population in Bettws has remained relatively constant, with the rate of 66.6 recorded in 2015-16.
That’s lower than Newport on whole, which has seen an increase on its crime rate from 77.34 to 86.37 for the same period.
Someone very invested in the estate is councillor Janet Cleverly, who moved to moved to Bettws as a young mother in 1973, becoming involved in youth clubs in the area soon after that.
There hadn’t been a youth club in the estate since last year and the only thing for young people to do is football.
Speaking from the Civil Service Sports Club in Shannon Close, on the fringes of the estate, the councillor says drugs is a big problem, particularly in the sports club car park.
A few young people have recently been arrested in the estate for selling heroin and crack.
“Drugs around here are astronomical,” she continued.
“County Lines is a big problem in the estate, with them [drug dealers] targeting youngsters to sell drugs for them.
“They are targeting youngsters as young as 10. I think the biggest problem is there is nothing for young people to do here.”
A volunteer at the local food bank, the councillor said Universal Credit was having a big impact because of the five week wait until the first payment comes through.
“There are quite a lot of people struggling here and they have got big families, some of them have five or six children,” she said.
“We have got a bad name, but Bettws has got some excellent people living here. “
Life in Bettws isn’t always plain sailing but the people here do have ambition.
David would love to open a gym and a studio, a place for the young people to go.
Mr Taylor – who goes busking three times a week and relies on Universal Credit to cover his rent – aims to be an example for young people.
His artistic name is “Misfit” and he raps about all sorts, from life experiences to issues our society faces.
A running theme throughout his songs is positivity and he avoids swear words.
“My criminal history is there, in black and white,” he continued. “I have had to make all those mistakes but I want to show that people can change.
“From five years ago, it is a big difference and I am just happy with the improvement.
“I still have got my own challenges, but I want to lead by example.”
The northbound section of the M57 has been closed after an accident on the busy stretch of motorway.
Police have now closed three lanes from J2 and J4 following an acc,上海品茶微信Edith,ident which happened in the last hour.
North West Motorway Police said: “If you are currently sat in the traffic on the M57 between J3-4, can you all get back in your vehicles.
“Highways England are in the process of trying to open one lane to allow trapped traffic to pass. “Until you are in your vehicles this cannot happen.”
Highways England said the M57 was closed from J2 to J4 with delays of around 15 minutes in the area.
Diversion routes have been set up.
Drivers urged to avoid the area.
Just to remind people that a northbound section of the M57 is closed in the Knowsley area after a crash. Police have now closed three lanes from J2 and J4 following an accident which happened in the last hour.
ELLIE Wilkins remembers singing to her baby girl for the first time – her little body still cold from the morgue with stitches running down her tiny chest from an autopsy.
It’s a heartbreaking scenario for any parent – but for Ellie the brutality of the past 48 hours was almost too much to bear.
At seven-months pregnant, Ellie had been attacked by a crazed knife woman who had ripped her unborn child from her belly and left her for dead.
Mum-of-two Dynel Lane put an ad on Craig’s List for free maternity clothes and when Ellie answered, Lane came round to her house and beat her unconscious.
After stabbing Ellie and slicing her abdomen with two knives she cut the baby from the mother-to-be’s womb and took the fetus – leaving Ellie for dead in a pool of blood.
While Ellie miraculously survived the fetal abduction attack – where someone kidnaps a baby from the womb of its mother – little Aurora did not.
The chilling crime stunned the small community of Longmont, Colorado, and sent shockwaves across the world.
Her unremorseful attacker, then aged 35, was jailed for 100 years.
‘The grief was so intense’
Now four years on, Ellie reveals how she has forgiven her attacker – although still lives with the scars from the shocking attack.
“I think there were times where it was too much not only for me but the people around me, I had to forgive to help find peace and healing” she told Sun Online.
“The grief was so intense it permeated the lives of everyone around me, everyone I touched, the entire community.
“I just felt so vulnerable when Danielle was attacking me. I remember this moment where I thought ‘It’s time to stop’.
There have been roughly 25 reported cases of fetal abduction since 1974 – and the majority of mums who are attacked die. Of these 25 attacks, only four of the mothers and 13 of the babies survived.
While rare, there has been a rise, with at least 14 cases recorded since 2003, as well as four foiled attempts.
Ripped from the womb
Back in April, a Chicago mum Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was strangled to death and her baby was cut from her womb when she was nine months pregnant. The baby boy named Yovani survived only to die in hospital from brain damage earlier this month.
Explaining the motive behind such barbaruic attacks, clinical psychologist Dr Abigael San says: “To commit such a horrific crime would tend to indicate a person could be experiencing an episode of psychosis, or may have a personality disorder.
“Additionally, a previous traumatic event could also act as a trigger but the issue would also be the result of something deeper. The fact they don’t care and aren’t thinking about the other person or the baby suggests they could also have psychopathic tendencies.”
Ellie, now 31, says she wants to share her story so other victims of trauma will realise that it is possible to heal and find happiness – even after horrific events.
“She kept ignoring my attempts to leave”
Her nightmare began in March 2015 when she answered an ad on Craigslist for some free maternity clothes.
The then 27-year-old, who did not plan to get pregnant but was looking forward to becoming a mum for the first time, went to look at the maternity clothes at Lane’s home and the pair chatted for about an hour.
“She seemed lonely but also totally nothing unusual,” Ellie recalls.
“She kept ignoring my attempts to leave – I kept saying ‘I think I should really go soon’ but wanted to be polite.
“When she led me to the basement, which is where the attack happened, I felt there was a voice inside myself I wasn’t listening to and I followed her.’
‘I started to lose so much blood’
Once they were in the basement, Dynel – who pretended that she had some baby girls clothes to show her – whacked her across the back repeatedly.
She pushed her into a nearby bathroom, then the bedroom and began hitting her in the face.
“The attack was totally brutal. It almost cost me my life and it did cost me Aurora’s life,” Ellie said.
“Then she broke a lava lamp over my head and I remember I had started to lose so much blood.
“I remember feeling so much liquid pouring over me and seeing it and not knowing what was lava lamp and what was blood. I started to panic.
“It just continued escalating – she would stab and choke me. It felt like a nightmare.
“It felt like any moment I was going to wake up but I didn’t.”
“I thought, ‘How is this how I die?'”
Ellie bravely fought back but after losing so much blood she began to lose consciousness.
“I remember beginning to feel really tired, but then knowing that Aurora was in my stomach – I had to survive for Aurora.
“As she climbed on top of me I started checking into unconsciousness and I just felt this utter defeat.
“Defeat for failing Aurora and as my vision started to go, I thought, ‘How is this how I die?’ I was totally shocked and confused how this had happened.”
After stabbing her and slicing her abdomen with two knives, callous Lane cut the baby from her womb and took her – and left Ellie for dead in a pool of blood.
‘I had to hold my organs in with my hands’
Miraculously Ellie managed to reach a phone and call for help.
“I was able to get up, and holding in my organs with one hand, and I walked to the phone and dialled 911,” she said.
“Somehow I remembered the location where I was picking up these clothes.
“The police came and I blacked out a few times.
“When I got to the hospital and I could feel them touching my organs – that’s when Istarted to experience pain, when the adrenaline started to wear off.
“I remember them saying, ‘We’re going to take care of you’ and then the gas mask going over my face.
“The next morning in the hospital is when I realised I had lost Aurora.”
Meanwhile,,上海品茶微信Evan, Dynel had rushed the baby to the same hospital, and was begging doctors to save her, telling them she had given birth at home.
Police quickly put two and two together and arrested Dynel. Aurora died.
“The only thing left to do was surrender to the pain”
Crippled with grief Ellie and her then-partner Dan, who had already prepared a room for their baby, were given an hour to spend with little Aurora after she had undergone an autopsy.
They dressed her, read to her and Ellie sang “You are my sunshine” to the lifeless little girl.
Ellie and Dan helped each other through the devastating first few months, which she described as “immensely painful both physically and mentally”.
“Any person who has lost a child can probably speak to every emotion,” she said.
“I wouldn’t say I cut myself off from people but I did feel isolated at times.”
Now four years on, Ellie says she’s made “incredible strides” in her healing although she still suffers from PTSD.
“I would say there are flashbacks, moments of dissociation, suicidal thoughts,” she said.
“But I’ve grown to realise somehow how normal this is in the midst of really challenging feelings.”
‘I find it hard to be in this world’
She added:”I feel I embody intense love and forgiveness but there’s also a sensiti,上海品茶工作室Virginia,vity in me that often finds it hard to be in this world.”
Meanwhile Lane – who has two daughters – has still showed no remorse for the attack.
Describing her motive, her mother Carol DeHerrera said Lane never recovered from the accidental drowning death of her young son, Michael, and her desperation to have another child “caused her to make this choice.”
Faking a pregnancy
Ellie says although she has forgiven Lane she feels no reason to reach out to her – and has no contact with her since the 2015 trial, in which she bravely testified.
Lane was sentenced to 100 years in prison after being found guilty by jury of one count of first degree murder, four counts of assault and one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
“The defense attorney came up with a theory that she had been faking a pregnancy for 12 months and her partner had said, ‘I need an answer as to what the heck is going on or I’ll have to move out’,” Ellie said.
“So he was kind of giving her this ultimatum because there was no baby.”
Peace and happiness
Resilient Ellie says that despite the trauma she has lived through – she has found happiness, undertaking therapy, kickboxing classes and meditation to help her heal from the trauma.
Ellie launched a Gofundme page initially to help her with medical bills and living costs as she recovered but now she is asking for donations to help get her through her degree in counselling – so she can help other people overcome hardships.
And she also looks forward to one day having a baby.
IRINA Shayk appears to send message to ex Bradley Cooper with slogan clutch bag.
The Victoria’s Secret model announced her split from the 44-year-old actor earlier this month after four years together, now just weeks later and she appears to hit out at her former flame as she holds clutch bag with “The Idiot” emblazoned on the front.
The 33-year-old wore a white dress, black blazer and boots, with the statement arm candy and a pair of chic sunglasses while out and about in Manhattan.
The clutch bag was made to resemble Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Russian text, which was penned over 150 years ago in 1869.
The subtle dig comes shortly after Irina removed her diamond and emerald engagement ring, which Bradley gave to her in December 2017.
She has also moved out of their LA home, which they shared together, and now lives in New York.
Despite parting ways, Irina and Bradley have insisted they will co-parent their daughter Lea De Seine.
However, the pair are at loggerheads over where Lea will spend her time, as Bradley wants his child raised in California, while Irina is adamant she will stay with her in the Big Apple.
According to Grazia magazine, the divide could lead to a custody battle over the two-year-old.
A separate source previously t,上海品茶微信Evan,old People their relationship was never the same after A Star Is Born. They said: “Bradley was emotionally absent during the long time filming A Star Is Born. They tried to save the relationship but it had changed.”
In February this year, Bradley’s steamy Oscars performance with his A Star Is Born co-star, Lady Gaga, cause,上海品茶工作室Isaac,d shockwaves as it was speculated that the two were in a secret relationship.
Gaga, 33, denied the allegations at the time, hitting back: “Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see… When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”
But friends have insisted the Bad Romance hitmaker – who split from her fiancé Christian Carino in February this year – had nothing to do with their break up.
Supermodel Irina Shayk moves out of £3.6m LA mansion she shared with Bradley Cooper
Here are the faces of some of the criminals who have been locked up in Wales in the past month.
They include two men who were jailed for their part in the horrific gang rape of a woman in Abertridwr, a father and son who kept a vulnerable man as a slave and made him work for free and a woman who wore tights over her head and carried a knife to try and rob a Chinese takeaway.
There were also members of an organised crime gang and dangerous drivers sent to prison in June.
Read more about them and their crimes here:
Hemin Salimpirik and Kuchar Rahim
Jailed for their part in the horrific gang rape of a woman who had been drugged at a house in Abertridwr, Caerphilly.
The victim was forced to relive her horrific ordeal in court after two men charged with rape denied the offence.
Anthony Baker and Harvey Baker
Scrap metal dealer Anthony Baker kept a vulnerable man as a slave and made him work for free for more than two years
He also handed out repeated beatings to his victim, who was also assaulted on numerous occasions by Baker’s teenage son Harvey Baker.
Giles was jailed for six years after his home was found filled with chemicals and components that could be used to make explosives.
The 33-year-old also had US army manuals and recipes for the manufacturing of explosives, a Taser and class A drugs.
Swansea Crown Court heard Giles had an “obsession” with collecting chemicals used for dangerous explosives but had no connection with terror groups and had no plans to manufacture them.
Ben Wilson and Benjamin Fitzsimons
The two gamekeepers involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in the car park of a pub were jailed.
Peter Colwell diedwhen a shotgun was firedas he sat in a vehicle parked at the Ship Inn in Llanbedrog near Pwllheli.
The judge at sentencing said it was “an accident that could have so easily been avoided.”
The drug dealer thought to have been on the run from police for 18 months was at home the whole time.
He wasn’t picked up until an eagle-eyed PCSO spotted him near the Taff embankment earlier this month – and a court was told he’d been at his home in Splott the whole time.
The disqualified driver who reached speeds of more than 130mph as he fled from police with a seven-year-old child in his car was jailed this week for two-and-a-half years.
Uninsured Lucas Needham embarked on “a shocking piece of driving” when he realised police had “clocked him” on the A55 in May.
The cleaner slapped an emergency worker after catapulting her speeding car off the road and seriously injuring her colleague on the first day of her new job.
Mum-of-two Jane Evans wanted to “make a good impression” in her new role, a court heard, but drank two cans of Stella Artois before driving at 80mph in a 30mph zone.
Look who got locked up last month:
Evans hounded his ex-girlfriend , who he had met on Tinder, after their relationship ended.
He tracked his girlfriend’s movements via Snapchat during a night out when they were together and also threatened suicide when she declined to spend Christmas with him.
After the pair broke up 26-year-old Evans hassled Jerry Honeyball with repeated emails and phone calls before sending flowers to her place of work on Valentine’s Day this year.
The café cook beat his former boss about the head with a rolling pin after being refused a job reference when he was sacked.
The victim was left with a broken jaw and scarring on his face after the attack and had to spend three days in hospital. Swansea Crown Court heard there had been “tension and bad feeling” between the pair following the sacking.
The 25-year-old will miss the birth of his first child after being locked up for leading police on a 120mph chase down the M4.
The chase ended with him crashing into a house in the Pontprennau area of Cardiff.
The dad-of-two held a knife to his childhood sweetheart’s throat and told her: “I’m either going to kill you or myself”.
Jordan David Morgan brandished the kitchen knife at then-partner Terri Spencer before being dragged away by her mother. Morgan then pushed her causing her to fracture her ankle in two places, a court heard.
Organised crime gang
The gang involved in the supply of cocaine in Newport in an organised crime network were jailed for a total of 61 years.
Anthony McNamee, 30, Ryan McNamee, 24, Neil Seer, 33, Sanjeev Boora, 44, Jonathan Appleton, 32, Gary Taylor, 29, Nicholas Moss, 45, and Darren Dally, 34, were part of a group which operated on a hierarchical basis.
Corey Evans and Jesse Bailey
Drug dealer Evans unknowingly told a police officer to “hide whatever you’s got in your pants” when he was caught in the act.
He believed he was tipping off a man who he and accomplice, Jesse Bailey, had just sold cocaine to.
Little did he know it was a police officer who answered his customer’s phone which rang as his vehicle was being searched.
He bit his partner’s nose during a drunken row.
Stevenson sank his teeth into his girlfriend’s face as they “scuffled” during a heated argument in her home.
Doughty was carrying a knife and wearing tights over her head when she tried to rob a Co-op and a Chinese takeaway.
The 29-year-old made a taxi wait for her while she ran into the takeaway and brandished the knife at a member of staff and shouted “f***in,上海品茶工作室Isaac,g open the till and give me the money”.
When she was chased out of the takeaway, she ran around the corner and targeted a Co-Op.
The dreadlocked drug dealer was caught after trying to sell MDMA tablets at a pub in Bridgend.
Evans, 23, was jailed after being found in possession of the drugs while drinking at the Three Horseshoes pub on January 12.
The “cruel and calculating” cyber criminal who took part in a massive TalkTalk hack attack and blackmailed former chief executive Dido Harding has been locked up for four years.
Kelley, from Llanelli , turned to “black hat” hacking when he failed to get the GCSE grades to get on to a computer course at Coleg Sir Gar in Carmarthenshire .
Terrified Cardiff shop workers pulled down the shutters and stayed inside when they heard shouting and saw a man pointing a gun in the street outside.
Butcher Lee Parsons described hearing shouting and swearing outside the wholesale meats store then seeing a man holding a gun in both hands out in front of him.
The man who was holding the gun, Tobias Cody, was jailed at Cardiff Crown Court for a string of offences.
The jilted Tesco worker pulled a gun on a work colleague in a jealous rage after he accused him of flirting with his ex-girlfriend.
The 28-year-old was jailed for nine years after holding a 10-inch gun to David Thomas’ head.
Kyle Richards, Tyler Partridge and Leighton Drew
A man was left bleeding after being wounded with a machete as the three robbers likened to “a pack of wolves” stole his cash, phone and keys.
Kevin Gamble was left with a deep cut to his hand when he put his arm up to protect himself during the unprovoked attack in the middle of the afternoon.
Locked up for five years for firing at unarmed police officers after they went to check on him.
The 44-year-old shot at officers in Llawddyn, Powys , when they called on him to check his wellbeing.
The bereaved girlfriend glassed a woman in the face with a broken beer bottle.
Hughson left her victim with permanent scars on her face in the early-hours attack.
The self-styled hardman threatened to shoot his ex in front of her children in a “campaign” of vile abuse and threats.
Paul John Newall bombarded the woman with texts and phone calls following the end of their brief relationship. He even continued after being arrested by police and released.
Mohammed Noor Ali
The rapist took more than 100 photos of his victim , while she was unconscious, on his mobile phone.
His victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had no memory of the assault and woke up with injuries.
The fraudster persuaded a pensioner to hand over £9,000 of savings by pretending to be a roofer sent to work on her block of flats.
Thomas Connors also gave a clergyman a quote for £4,000 for replacing cracked tiles – work later judged by an independent expert to be worth £700 and in fact completely unnecessary.
The self-employed tiler took his girlfriend’s car without her knowing and crashed it into a pub beer garden after losing control having overtaken a minibus.
Williams, 27, was over the legal alcohol limit and disqualified from driving when he flipped his partner’s silver Ford Focus over a hedge and hit several wooden pub benches.
Williams was jailed for 14 months and disqualified from driving for four years.
Owens has a history of assaulting police and was sent to prison this time for throwing knives, bricks, and other missiles out of a window at officers who had responded to an emergency call that he was armed.
Officers had received reports Leon Peter Owens had armed himself with a knife at his grandmother’s home where he lived and went to the address in Cilfrew, Neath , on May 5.
Owens was sentenced to six months in prison to be followed by a year on post-release supervision.
The finance manager stole more than £85,000 from the company she worked for and bought multiple homes.
Alexander, 50, was employed by Tail Lift and Shutterdoor Specialists (TASDS) in Caerphilly for six years and carried out the theft between 2014 and 2018.
Alexander was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and she was made subject to the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Morgan Charles Ralph
Ralph subjected an ex-partner to a “prolonged and brutally savage beating” in her own home.
A court was told he has a history of violence towards women, including breaking another partner’s jaw in an assault involving a screwdriver.
Sending him to prison, a judge branded the 34-year-old a “woman beater” and a “complete coward”.
He was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.
Ralph will serve half that period in custody before being released on licence to serve the remainder in the community.