Friday, 1 June 2012

CHRIS EUBANK is plotting a sensational return to the ring

The eccentric two-time world champion has even phoned fellow golden oldie Nigel Benn to offer a rematch and would love to box on the same bill as his son Christopher Jnr.
Eubank Snr, 45, last fought in 1998 — when he was beaten by Carl Thompson in Sheffield — but is now a stone LIGHTER at 12st 7lb.
He declared: “I’m a light-heavyweight now and when I look at 47-year-old Bernard Hopkins I think, ‘If he can do it, why can’t I?’
“To get back into the gym? Wow. To be hit again, to be hit in the chest, to be able to withstand a shot to the face, that is a dream for me, it is my fantasy.
“I was even talking to Nigel Benn and I said: ‘Come on kid, we’ve got to get it back on’.
“It would be a fantasy for me to actually box again, especially on the same bill as my son.”
Christopher Junior is now four fights into a very promising pro career and watching the youngster in action has given his dad the urge to return.
Eubank won the WBO middleweight title by stopping Benn back in 1990.
The pair then drew in the rematch at Old Trafford three years later. Eubank said: “First I would needed public backing. I would never want to do anything to compromise the respect I seem to have as a boxer.”
Eubank also lifted the lid on a top-secret adoption plan which turned his son from a hopeless street brawler to a potential world champion.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Sneers from the public as Mick Philpott and wife appear in court

The parents of six children killed in a house fire appeared in court today charged with their murders.

Mick Philpott mouthed a rude word at people in the public gallery after they shouted 'b******' and 'scum' as the charges were read to him and his wife Mairead (pictured in this artist's drawing today) at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court, in Derby. They face six counts of murder following the horrific blaze at their home in the Allenton area of Derby on May 11.

A man and a woman had to be escorted from the court by police and court officials after shouting out "scum" and "bastards" during the 10-minute hearing.
The Philpotts, who showed no emotion as they stood in the dock, were remanded into custody.
They will appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.

Timeline to tragedy

2006: Mick Philpott came into media spotlight after requesting a larger council house to live with his wife, MISTRESS and eight children

2007: Philpott appeared on the Jeremy Kyle Show, saying that he would like to stick with one woman and have a vasectomy

2007: Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe lived in Philpott's house for a week for a documentary but failed to get him to change his benefit-reliant lifestyle

February 2012: Philpott and mistress Lisa Willis broke up and Willis moved into her sister's house with her five children

May 11: A fire started in the early hours of the morning, killing five children

May 12: Mick Philpott's ex-mistress, Lisa Willis, and her boyfriend Ian Cousins were arrested on suspicion of murder and released without charge

May 13: Another child, Duwayne Philpott, 13, dies in Birmingham Children's Hospital from serious fire-related injuries after Mick and Mairead Philpott decide to switch off his life support machine

May 16: Mick and Mairead Philpott hold an emotional press conference where they state they will donate their son Duwayne's organs

May 30: Mick and Mairead Philpott charged with murder

May 31: Mick and Mairead Philpott to go on trial in Southern Derbyshire magistrates court over the arson attack that caused the death of their children

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Mick and Mairead Philpott charged with murdering their six children

The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have been charged with their murder, police confirmed last night.
Michael Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, will appear in court tomorrow accused of killing the children, who died after a blaze at a house in Victory Road, Allenton, Derby, on May 11.
Five of the children - four boys and a girl - died on the day of the fire. Their 13-year-old brother died the following day.
Family tragedy: Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead are charged with murdering six of their children
Family tragedy: Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead are charged with murdering six of their children

Philpott, 55, and his 31-year-old wife were arrested yesterday morning. Five days after the fire they appeared at a press conference where they cried as they thanked those who tried to save their children.
The couple are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Derby tomorrow morning.
The charges were confirmed tonight by Derbyshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
A CPS spokesman said: 'The evidence was reviewed by a Crown Advocate from the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, who decided that there was sufficient evidence to charge and that it is in the public interest for a prosecution to take place.
'It is important to note that the defendants are entitled to a fair trial and nothing should be said or reported that would prejudice that right.'
The charges follow a recent appeal for information by Derbyshire Police.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Gay Men To Be Hanged For Sodomy

Gay Men To Be Hanged For Sodomy
Four Iranian gay men are due to be executed for sodomy under their nation's Shari'a laws, Pink News is reporting.
The four men -- identified by the Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran as Saadat Arefi, Vahid Akbari, Javid Akbari and Houshmand Akbari -- are set to be hanged after their guilty verdict was approved recently by high court judges.
"I am horrified and saddened to have heard the news about these four men," London-based Iranian human rights lawyer Mehri Jafari is quoted by Pink News and LGBTQ Nation as saying. "Not only with regards to the execution which is about to take place, but the fact that is beyond our control."
The news comes just two days ahead of the release of a new report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Iran, which will highlight the problems they face in their own country and when they flee into exile, according to Gay Star News.

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