Tag Archives: The Independant

Catholic Church claimed child sex abuse victims 'consented'

The Catholic Church and British local authorities have been accused of using a legal loophole to avoid paying compensation to victims of child sex abuse. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a government agency, has denied some children financial settlements because it said the victims had “consented” to the abuse, a group of charities has warned. Lawyers representing victims have warned that ...

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Prince Philip 'told Tony Blair's team to f*** off' over Diana's funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh reportedly told Tony Blair’s communications team to “f*** off” during a row over Princess Diana’s funeral. An “anguished” Prince Philip is said to have grown furious after it was suggested Prince William and Prince Harry should walk behind their mother’s coffin “to show the Royals cared”. The angry exchange reportedly happened during a conference call between ...

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Bruce Forsyth 'leaves £17 million' to his wife

Bruce Forsyth has left his entire fortune to his wife to avoid inheritance tax, it has been reported. Sir Bruce’s third wife, former Miss World Wilnelia Merced, inherits £17m from the television presenter, who died on Friday aged 89. A source told the Daily Star on Sunday: “Bruce hated the idea of his estate getting devalued by inheritance tax and spoke about ...

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Donald Trump's grandfather wrote letter begging not to be deported. Here it is

When Donald Trump’s German grandfather was ordered by a royal decree to leave the country and never return, he wrote a letter pleading the prince regent of Bavaria not to deport him.  Friedrich Trump wrote the letter in 1905 when he returned to Germany with his wife and daughter after having emigrated to the US. German authorities had given him eight weeks ...

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USS Indianapolis: Lost WWII warship found at bottom of ocean 72 years later

Naval researchers announced Saturday that they have found the wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after the vessel sank in minutes after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship was found almost 3 1/2 miles below the surface of the Philippine Sea, said a tweet ...

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Does intergender wrestling encourage domestic violence or is it empowering for women?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]”You go to wrestling and suspend your disbeliefs and what's not socially acceptable is a man hitting a woman. So when you see that happening and no one doing anything about it, you're kind of pulled away from it a little bit.” Click here to Read from the source

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Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata reveals why he has extra 'motivation' to beat Tottenham at Wembley

Chelsea‘s record signing Alvaro Morata has revealed he has extra “motivation” for the club’s trip to Wembley to face Tottenham on Sunday. The Spaniard is set to make his full debut for the Blues following two substitute appearances since his summer move from Real Madrid. Morata, 24, scored against Burnley at Stamford Bridge last weekend but had a less enjoyable ...

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Spain attack: Missing British-Australian boy Julian Cadman killed in Barcelona atrocity, family reveal

The seven-year-old British-Australian boy Julian Cadman was killed in Thursday’s terrorist van attack in Barcelona, the child’s family have revealed. The Spanish missing persons bureau said the family had confirmed he was among the 13 people killed in the attack on La Rambla. Theresa May said on Friday that the British government was “urgently looking into reports of a child ...

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As towns rush to remove Confederate symbols after Charlottesville activists in Hollywood, Florida fear violence

In a sleepy town in south Florida, a relatively quiet effort to simply remove street signs bearing Confederate names has felt the reverberations caused by the bloody events in Charlottesville last weekend – and it has activists worried. Just fifty miles south of the President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, activists and community leaders in Hollywood, Florida say that they’re finally on the ...

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