Month: July 2018

Woman, 34, who’s never had job ‘feels like thicko’ after training cour 上海品茶QQse rejection

A woman with no qualifications who has never done a day’s work says she feels “like a thicko” after being refused a place on a training course.

Sarah Duffin wanted to improve her employability skills after leaving school with no qualifications – and the 34-year-old has been on the dole ever since.

She previously spoke out about feeling “discriminated against” after claiming she has been left unable to get help to get a job because of her age.

Now she has been left feeling “like it’s not worth living anymore” after an assessor at YH Training told her that she did not meet the criteria to enrol on a level two hospitality in catering course following an assessment at the centre in Hull.

But the training company says it still offered Miss Duffin one-to-one support with her work coach to help identify suitable courses, Hull Live reports.

“I’ve been refused entry onto the hospitality in catering course that I wanted to do at YH Training after the assessment I did there, and it has made me feel like a complete thicko and like a nothing and a nobody,” she said.

Sarah said she feels like ‘topping’ herself after being turned away from the course (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)
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“But I know that I’m not a thicko as I’ve got entry three level English, so it’s made me so angry, upset and frustrated to have been turned away from the course.

“It still makes me feel discriminated against for my age in not being able to get on the course, and it’s not fair as I want to get the skills to get a job.

“I feel like topping myself, and so vulnerable, low and depressed and like it’s not worth living anymore.

“I know myself that I would be able to do the course even though they say I can’t, and I shall be seeking compensation and an apology from the company and want to be referred for self employment training.”

In order to try to make herself feel better about being out of work, Miss Duffin, who says she has applied for hundreds of jobs,上海品茶QQJordan, but has been left with many unanswered applications, or has been turned down after going for interviews, often retreats to her greenhouse.

She has a passion for plants and vegetables, and hopes to sell them in the future.

She says she has applied for hundreds of jobs (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)
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“Gardening is really therapeutic for me, and I often get out in to my greenhouse just to unwind and make myself feel better,” she said.

“I want to set up my own business in selling the plants and vegetables that I grow in the garden, but I don’t feel there is much support out there for going self employed though.

“I’m starting a course at Hull College in August, a,上海品茶工作室Fatma,nd I hope it will help me in the future with my gardening business, which is what I really want to do.”

A spokesman for YH Training said: “Sarah Duffin was referred to YH Training Services for an initial assessment by her work coach at JCP for an adult education course.

“Unfortunately, Sarah did not meet the minimum criteria for the course she was referred for.

“We advised Sarah that we could arrange one to one support with her work coach to help identify suitable courses.”

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Police officer treated for chest wound after all Jassireged stabbing in Fife


A male officer received treatment for a chest wound.

A police officer has been treated in hospital after an alleged stabbing in Fife.

The incident took place at around 12.45am on Saturday at a property in Lundin Crescent, Tayport, while officers were responding to reports of a disturbance.

The male ,上海品茶会所Shania,officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after the alleged blade attack and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for treatment to a chest wound.

He has since been released.

A man has been taken into police custody in connection with the incident.

Brian Jones, health and safety lead for the Scottish Police Federation, said: “We obviously wish our injured colleague well and hope he recovers quickly.

“This type of incident is a time,上海品茶微信Ashlee,ly reminder that police officers face unpredictable violence and danger on a daily basis.

“They place themselves in harms way so that others may be safe.

“We are eternally grateful that on this occasion our colleague will live to tell the tale.”

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

上海品茶工作室Arsenal considering shock free transfer for former Chelsea star

Arsenal are among four Premier League clubs who are considering a summer swoop for former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.

The 33-year-old defender is due to be a free agent when his Blues contract expires at the end of this month, and he is keen to remain in the English top-flight.

Gunners manager Unai Emery is keen to bolster his defence this summer and there are reports that the former England centre back is among his targets.

But 90min has claimed that London rivals West Ham and Crystal Palace are also keeping tabs on his situation and could make a move soon.

Gary Cahill has been linked with a switch to Arsenal (Image: X06540)
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Cahill’s former side Aston Villa have also been linked with a move, though the centre back would rather stay in London, where he has been since 2012 when he joined Chelsea.

However his former team-mate John Terry is now assistant manager at Villa Park and could potentially persuade his pal to make the switch.

During his time at Chelsea, Cahill won the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and ,上海品茶工作室Timur,League Cup.

Cahill is looking for a new club after leaving Chelsea (Image: AFP/Getty)
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After departing the club, he declared Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League triumph as his finest moment at Stamford Bridge.

He said: “The Champions League in Munich was an amazing night to be part of, to be in the team that enabled Chelsea to win it for the first time was amazing but a very close second for me was the first Premier League I won.

“I have watched this league since I was a kid and I know how hard it is to go out every single week and try to get three points, so to do that consistently throughout the period of a season and to win the trophy is one of the best feelings as well.”

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Nauseating Jonathan photos prove it’s a good idea to clean out your car this weekend

For years, our toilets were much maligned as being the dirtiest things in the house.

But as time has gone on, it’s become clear that a lot of everyday objects are absolutely heaving with nasty bacteria.

Water bottles and computer keyboards are just two examples of the worst offenders. In fact, comparatively, your toilet seat is shaping up to be an oasis of hygiene.

Now there’s something else to add to your list – your car.

According to new research, most cars are home to at least four times more bacteria than the handrail of apublic bus.

It’s worse news for parents, too.

A swab showing the bacteria found on the driver’s seat of a family car (Image: Simoniz)
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Thanks to tests carried out by car care brand Simoniz, a vehicle owned by a father-of-four was found to have 23 times the bacteria of the bus handrail.

The poor dad’s car was also found to house double the bacteria on a TV remote and over six times that found on the handle of a kettle in an office kitchen.

Many of the cars swabbed also had the same levels of bacterial infection as on a toilet flush handle.

A swab showing the bacteria found on the handle of a toilet flush (Image: Simoniz)
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Further bad news came when the experiment found there were levels of toxic yeast present. These, in turn, can cause allergic reactions and skin, eye, throat and lung irritation, particularly for those susceptible to allergies and asthma.

Most cars are breeding grounds for these.

“The results of the experiment, although pretty disturbing, are not entirely surprising, particularly when it comes to high levels of bacteria found in the car,” hygiene expert Luke Rutterford told Pretty52 .

A swab showing the bacteria found on the rail of a public bus (Image: Simoniz)
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“Areas in the car, such as the gear s,上海品茶QQEdith,tick, control centre and steering wheel are high frequency touch points, and become an area of continuous bacterial contamination.

“This is more so when drivers eat and drink in the car which can al,上海品茶微信Dilara,low general debris to become a breeding ground of bacteria,” continued Luke.

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Traffic and travel: Road closures as Natio Chaznal Cycling Championships come to town


Cycling championships.

Motorists have been advised to avoid Derry city centre from 5 p.m. this afternoon while the National Cycling Championships visits the city.

Roads we,上海品茶会所Alyssa,re closed for three hours this morning and will close,上海品茶微信Connor, again at 5 p.m. for three hours for the second race of the day.

Motorists are advised to expect traffic disruption around Shipquay Street, the city centre and Spencer Road.

The race will involve five laps of a 21 km course returning via Foyle Bridge and Culmore roundabout.

There will be further road closures on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

The first race is at 7.50 a.m. and will consist of two laps of the same course as Saturday.

The second race begins at 9.50 a.m. which is due to finish at approximately 2.30 p.m.

Motorists are asked to avoid the areas on both days during the times mentioned.

Controversial mum de Chaznies ‘wild parties’ as residents claim she’s STILL causing problems after closure order

A woman slapped with a banning order on having guests at her home has denied hosting “wild parties”.

Kelly Barraclough, 32, says she has become a target for her “telltale” neighbours in Mappleton Grove, off Preston Road, who have “dobbed her in” to authorities for “no reason”.

The controversial east Hull mum had lived further down the same street for years before moving into her current property.

Neighbours claimed that “things were becoming worse” since the closure notice on her home was implemented following “wild parties” earlier this year.

However, Kelly has told Hull Live that it is the same neighbour who has continued to call the police about activity at her property which led to the order in April.

Mappleton Grove is a small residential street off Preston Road

Speaking from her home on Friday, Kelly said: “Not going into details, but there was an incident in March, and the partner of the man involved has continued to complain about me ever since.

“There has been complaints made to the police – even when I’m not in – it’s ridiculous. They’ve dobbed me in for no reason at all, none of my neighbours have anything against me apart from one. What does that tell you?

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“There’s a cut-through down the side of my house and when people congregate outside my house, but has nothing to do with me.

“It’s a joke, it really is.”

WATCH: Outside Kelly Barraclough’s home in Mappleton Grove, east Hull

She added: “I can’t have parties or anything – I can’t have anyone around.”

On the street itself, a small minority of residents have condemned the behaviour of mum-of-one Kelly, while others have stuck up for their neighbour saying Kelly was “a brilliant person” and the neighbours “were lying”.

Hull City Council took Barraclough to court in April after complaints relating to “raised voices and loud music”. She was slapped with a closure order preventing anyone from entering her home until mid-September.

A window in Kelly’s home has had to be boarded up with a metal shutter

She is due to appear before Hull Magistrates Court again on July 5 for five breaches of an abatement notice which was served by the council on April 3, 2019.

On June 21, the council obtained a closure order in respect of her property, which makes it an offence for anyone apart from Barraclough and her son to enter.

Kelly has been accused of holding noisy late-night part,上海品茶会所Maurice,ies

This was granted after the court became satisfied the use of the premises had resulted in serious nuisance to the public with the closure deemed necessary to prevent this nuisance from continuing or recurring.

The order will remain in place for three months until September 20 and breaching it is a criminal offence.

Anyone caught doing at the property risks being fined or jailed for up to six months – or a combination of the two.

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How the final Championship table would look for Leeds United, Stoke City, Cardiff City and Swansea Cit Jassiry based on wage bills

The former Cardiff City chairman Peter Ridsdale once said ‘Show me a club’s annual wage bill and I will show you their final position in the league table.’

There will always be exceptions to the rule, he pointed out, citing Swansea City’s march in the Premier League at the time.

But, by and large, Ridsdale was arguing money DOES buy success in football.

That being the case, where might each of the Championship clubs finish up in the 2019-20 campaign, based upon the most recent accounts for each of them?

A rider here. The accounts in question cover up to and including the 2017-18 season.

This is perhaps significant for the Welsh clubs. Swansea’s annual wage bill was just under £91million, a legacy of several years in the top flight.

Cardiff’s wage bill was much lower at £48m.

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However, in the intervening season the Swans will have reduced costs, given their relegation to the Championship, and the Bluebirds increased their wages following a season in the Premier League when they signed the likes of Bobby Reid and Josh Murphy.

We will only know the true current financial state of play when clubs produce their next set of accounts in 2020.

The new players in the door at Cardiff City for this season – Will Vaulks, Joe Day and Curtis Nelson

But it’s a big ask to close a £40m gap wage gap between Swansea and Cardiff in just one year, particularly as the Swans still have a number of big earners on their books.

Whatever, Off The Pitch , a website that covers business and football, have compiled a predicted final Championship table for the coming campaign ba,上海品茶工作室Fatma,sed upon the most recently published club wage bills.

It would spell good news for Stoke and West Brom, who would be in the top two. Swansea would marginally miss out, although they would be in the play-offs with Huddersfield, Fulham and Middlesbrough.

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Cardiff would agonisingly miss out on the play-offs in seventh position, with Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United languishing down in 10th place.

Predictably the newly-promoted trio of Luton, Charlton and Barnsley prop up the table.

However, of course, Ridsdale’s ‘There are always exceptions’ assertion will come into play.

Wilfried Bony is still earning wages from the Swans (Image: Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency)

Cardiff have a brilliant manager in Warnock, who has pretty much patented the been there, done it promotion t-shirt, while Bielsa is expected to have Leeds challenging.

The bookmakers, supposedly the real people in the know, have a different interpretation of what could be about to unfold.

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They make Leeds favourites to win the league at 4-1, followed by Fulham (8-1), Cardiff (10-1) and West Brom (12-1).

Stoke are down in sixth place, with Swansea no higher than 13th at 33-1 in some places.

Where the bookies do agree is that Barnsley and Charlton will be relegated, although they back Luton to stay up.

1: Stoke City £94.2m

2: West Brom £92.2m

3: Swansea City £90.7m

4: Huddersfield £62.6m

5: Fulham £54.3m

6: Middlesbrough £48.7m

7: Cardiff City £48.4m

8: Derby £40.4m

9: Birmingham £38.5m

10: Reading £35.3m

11: Leeds £31.3m

12: Hull £31.1m

13: QPR £30.6m

14: Sheff Wed £29.3m

15: Nottm Forest £27.7m

16: Bristol City £27.2m

17: Brentford £17.1m

18: Balckburn £16.7m

19: Preston £15m

20: Millwall £13.3m

21: Wigan £11.7m

22: Barnsley £10.6m

23: Charlton £10.2m

24: Luton £6.2m

Figures based upon the most recent accounts published

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The Barclays ‘deb Jassirit card setting on fire’ scam is a joke – and this is the man behind it

Cheshire Police sent out a warning about a ‘Barclays debit card warning’ that had a lot of people thinking there was no way they would ever fall for it.

Turns out that’s because it ISN’T a really terrible scam at all – but a joke by a blogger from Essex.

Police said that the fraudulent bank letter has been sent to homeowners, asking them to send back their debit cards as they are at risk of ‘catching fire’.

The return address for ‘Mr Smith’, an alleged debit card safety manager at Barclays, was on Bangalore Lane, Bangalore, India.

The force posted about the scam ,上海品茶微信Connor,on its Facebook page at 4pm on Thursday.

Cheshire Police have posted about a scam letter from “Barclays” bank warning people about their debit cards going on fire.

They shared a photo of the letter, which read: “Many of our bank costumers(sic) have reported that their debit cards have caught fire while they are in wallets and purses, and so as a precushion(sic) we are issuing an URGENT safety recall.

“This is a matter of the uppermost emergency as your card could create a pocket fire at any given moment, burning your legs and stomach terribly. This is because of a fault in the factory process at our debit card factory in Molton Keynes(sic).

“Therefore, for your own safety and verification, please complete the bottom of this form, and return it with your debit card to the safety manager.”

Writing on Facebook, Cheshire Police wrote: “As far as scams go, we think this one will take some beating…

“Usually our advice would be to take five before giving anyone your bank details, but we would like to ,上海品茶QQCharlotte,think this one was pretty obvious.”

And, looking back, it IS pretty obvious that it’s not going to work as a money-making scheme.

It turns out that the whole thing was created as a joke LAST YEAR by Simon Harris, who runs a blog called Man Behaving Dadly , ‘to try and raise awareness of the problem that there are millions of people on the Internet who will literally believe anything’.

In a new blog post, Simon writes: “Over the last few days, a number of Facebook pages and media outlets, including Cheshire Police and ITV, have published a letter from ‘Barclays Bank’ asking account holders to return their debit cards and PIN numbers to an address in India because there is a risk of the plastic cards spontaneously combusting.

“Although it has been reported that a number of homeowners have received this letter, the simple truth is that it was a joke letter that I created last year to try and raise awareness of the problem that there are millions of people on the Internet who will literally believe anything.

“Sorry to burst any bubbles, but it was just little old me dicking around on the Internet in the never-ending quest for shares and likes, and it worked. Sort of.”

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Boy, 6, ‘chained up li 上海品茶微信ke dog’ by evil dad in house of horrors

A six-year-old boy has been set free after he was left chained “like a dog” by his violent father.

The child was found on his knees tethered t,上海品茶QQTeresa,o a door by shocked police in Ukraine.

Officers released harrowing images showing a metal chain wrapped tightly around the boy’s w,上海品茶工作室Chloe,aist.

There was evidence on his body of beatings which the father admitted he inflicted “for educational purposes”, according to Luhansk regional police.

Authorities have now taken the boy away from the home of his father, 36, and stepmother, 27, in the Aidar-Mykolaivka village, Luhansk region.

Police in Ukraine have taken the boy into care (Image: Ukraine National Police/east2wes)
Harrowing pictures of the boy’s living conditions were released by police (Image: Ukraine National Police/east2wes)
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The father is to be “stripped of his parental rights” and faces legal action for child abuse and “torture” with a maximum sentence of five years, say prosecutors.

Police acted after the boy told his friends of the abuse he faced at home.

They informed their parents who called in the police.

The youngster suffered injuries to his back (Image: Ukraine National Police/east2wes)
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The boy is undergoing checks in hospital and is likely to be moved to an orphanage.

“The child will not be returned to this family,” said a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.

“The boy was checked by doctors and is now provided with necessary psychological assistance.

The boy taken from the Aidar-Mykolaivka village (Image: Pentagon/east2west news)
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Child welfare officials are working “to deprive the father of his parental rights”.

Reports said the child had been removed from the family previously but the father was allowed to take him back from an orphanage after divorcing his wife and setting up home with a new spouse.

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VIDEO: Teenager left speechless after Fleetwood Town heroes Alex Cairns and Wes Burns surpr 上海品茶会所ise him with new bike after Highbury theft


A teenager was left speechless when two of his Fleetwood Town heroes, Alex Cairns and Wes Burns, turned up on his doorstep with a brand new bike to replace the prized Christmas present stolen from the club’s Highbury base.

Finlay Tomlinson, 15, from Fleetwood, went everywhere on his bike and was heartbroken when it was stolen outside Highbury in May. Lancashire Police are investigating and the football club decided to help out by surprising Finlay with a new bike and a season ticket. The Cardinal Allen Catholic High School pupil and his family have had some tough years. Finlay’s father Carl passed away, aged 49, in January 2016 after a long battle with bowel cancer. Shortly afterwards, the family discovered that Finlay’s eldest brother Daniel, 21, had a brain tumour. Last Thursday was a happy day for the family as forward Burns and goalkeeper Cairns gave Finlay a delightful surprise, while the police also arrived to discuss Finlay’s stolen bike. Finlay’s family were present, including brothers Daniel and Oliver, 18, and his mother Catherine. Finlay said: “I was told the police were coming but I did not realise the footballers were coming too. “I had been to the stadium on my bike to watch a cup final and when I came out it had been stolen. ” I had been scared to tell people what happened and I was speechless when the players turned up. I go watching Fleetwood and it is good.” Finlay’s mum said the club’s act of kindness provided a day for the family to cherish. Catherine said: “We’ve got so many bad and upsetting memories but the stolen bike has been turned into a positive. This memory will last forever. “We’d just like to thank everyone who got involved. It is such an amazing, lovely thing for the club to do. “I was giddy all week trying to keep it quiet from Finlay. And then we had to get him to answer the door because he is so quiet. It is a lovely, happy memory for him. ” In 2012 my husband was diagnosed with bowel cancer stage four. He said the boys would be sad for long enough afterwards, so we kept it quiet for as long as we could. He was a senior nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, so he knew how serious it was. “He had chemotherapy for such a long time but he fractured his skill and had brain tumours. That is not connected to Daniel – we have just been unlucky. “Eventually Carl went into the hospice at Christmas time. A few months before we’d told the boys how poorly he was, which was hard. “We planned everything in 2012. I promised Carl I would do my best for these kids. I kept going and was strong enough to help the boys with their grief. “Daniel was in the army but came out to spend some time with his dad. Daniel had a fit one day in Blackpool. I just thought he had over-exerted himself training but it turns out he has a brain tumour as well. “He’s had an operation and is due another but unfortunately it will never go away. He has to live with it and he cannot go back into the army.” Catherine and Carl’s other son, Oliver, is doing well at Blackpool Form College. His mother added: “Despite everything that is going on Oliver has pushed himself and excelled in music. His dad got him a really nice drum kit and I think Oliver has put all his emotion into that. He also plays guitar and piano and is going to Salford University in September. “We have been very unlucky but I am fortunate to have three lovely boys. I have a really good family and we make the best of it.” The Fleetwood players were delighted to help. Cairns said: “They are a lovely family and it is nice to come here and give them a little bit of joy. “We want to get everyone together, not just in the club but in the community. They pay their money to watch us, so to give,上海品茶QQDavey, a little bit back is the least we can do.” Burns added: “Finlay is a big Fleetwood fan who has had a hard time, so we were pleased to give him a ,上海品茶会所Isaac,season ticket as well as a new bike.”

Alex Cairns, Finlay Tomlinson and Wes Burns

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