News Shoreham airshow crash: Two footballers named as victims

Shoreham airshow crash: Two footballers named as victims
An explosion at the Shoreham Air Show, in Sussex, Britain, 22 August 2015, after a fighter jet crashed
News -- Three people have been named as the victims of the fatal Shoreham airshow crash, in which a Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed into a busy dual carriageway in west Sussex after an aerial manoeuvre went wrong.
Matt Jones, a 24-year-old personal trainer from Littlehampton, was the first to be named.

Mr Jones was giving a friend a lift in his silver BMW when he was caught up in the crash.

His sister, Becky Jones, wrote on Facebook: "Thank you to everyone who has messaged me. We are devastated to say Matt Jones was one of the fatalities."
Matt Jones, a 24-year-old personal trainer, has been named as one of the victims of the accident

 She tried to reach her brother on the phone after she heard about the crash, but could not get through. Her hopes were raised when a friend called to say he had been seen, but this turned out to be a mistake.

Tributes to Mr Jones have been paid by friends and family on social media.

Two more victims have also been named - Matthew Grimstone and 23-year-old Jacob Schilt, both footballers for Worthing United FC.

Worthing United football Jacob Schilt


Gary Elphick, manager of Worthing FC, another nearby team, said it was "devastating news".

Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: "We're a football family on the South Coast so we're all trying to pull together."

Worthing United footballer Matthew Grimestone

At least seven people have been confirmed as dead in the accident, which occurred at around 1:20pm on 22 August.

A 1950s Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed into the busy dual carriageway, erupting in a huge fireball.

The pilot, former RAF pilot and British Airways captain Andy Hill, survived the crash and is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

Police have warned that more people could be confirmed as dead as investigations continue.

Speaking to the press on the evening of the accident, Superintendent Jane Derrick of Sussex Police said: "It is possible that tonight and tomorrow we are going to find more bodies at the scene."







Source : The Independent, Doug Bolton, MSN UK

News Jeremy Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies

Jeremy Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies

News Jeremy Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies News -- More than 40 leading economists, including a former adviser to the Bank of England, have made public their support for Jeremy Corbyn’s policies, dismissing claims that they are extreme, in a major boost to the leftwinger’s campaign to be leader.

The intervention comes as the Corbyn campaign reveals that a Labour government led by the MP for Islington North would reserve the right to renationalise Royal Bank of Scotland and other public assets, “with either no compensation or with any undervaluation deducted from any compensation for renationalisation” if they are sold at a knockdown price over the next five years.

The leftwinger’s economic policies – dubbed Corbynomics – have come under sustained attack in recent days, including by members of his own party, with Andy Burnham warning his party in an interview with this paper not to forget the lessons of the general election about the importance of economic credibility.

But with just under three weeks until Ed Miliband’s replacement is announced, Corbyn’s credibility receives a welcome endorsement as 41 economists make public a letter defending his positions.

In the letter to which Danny Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is a signatory, the economists write: “The accusation is widely made that Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters have moved to the extreme left on economic policy. But this is not supported by the candidate’s statements or policies. His opposition to austerity is actually mainstream economics, even backed by the conservative IMF. He aims to boost growth and prosperity.”

Corbyn remains the frontrunner to be Labour leader, but as his policies, and the risks he poses to the unity of the Labour party, have come under scrutiny, rivals believe he is losing momentum.

Burnham’s campaign shared data with the Observer that suggested some of those who had previously committed to voting for Corbyn were now recognising the dangers and either opting for the shadow health secretary or describing themselves as “don’t knows”.

But writing in the Observer, Corbyn defended his platform and said the government’s “free market dogma” had to be fought and vowed that a Labour government under his leadership would re-empower the state. The chancellor, George Osborne, intends to sell off £31bn of public assets in 2015-16.

Corbyn writes: “Parliament can feel like living in a time warp at the best of times, but this government is not just replaying 2010, but taking us back to 1979: ideologically committed to rolling back the state, attacking workers’ rights and trade union protection, selling off public assets, and extending the sell off to social housing.

“This agenda militates against everything the Chancellor says he wants to achieve. If you want to revive manufacturing and rebalance the economy, you need a strategic state leading the way.”

Burnham told the Observer that he feared the political consequences of going into a 2020 election on Corbyn’s platform. “Economic credibility is all and unless you have got that you haven’t got a basis for winning an election,” he said. “So Labour can’t unlearn that lesson three months away from the general election. That was the thing that told against us in the end and we have to be serious about that.”

In defence of the Corbyn camp’s plans to renationalise privatised industries, John McDonnell MP, who is the candidate’s campaign agent, said that privatisation had been “a confidence trick”. He said: “Privatisation over the last four decades has been a history of the British people being robbed and the spivs snatching up the public assets being given the licence to print money. From the earliest privatisations of water, energy and rail to the PFI schemes from the last decade, it has been one long confidence trick.

“Under a Corbyn Labour government this shameful era of governments and ministers colluding in the picking of the taxpayers’ pockets will be brought to an abrupt end.

“Let’s also make it absolutely clear to any speculators in the City looking to make a fast buck at the taxpayers’ expense that if any of these assets are sold by Osborne under their value, a future Corbyn-led Labour government will reserve the right to bring them back into public ownership with either no compensation or with any undervaluation deducted from any compensation for renationalisation.”

Meanwhile, Yvette Cooper called on Corbyn to condemn suggestions by some of his supporters that they intended to purge those who did not believe in his policies from the party should their candidate win the contest.

Cooper said: “I am deeply troubled by those who say they want a victory for Jeremy to be the start of a process to deselect hard-working councillors or MPs they believe are too rightwing. Years of fractional battles have no place in our party – they would be a betrayal of Labour’s values and of those who depend on us to stand up for them. Jeremy and his campaign should condemn this kind of sectarianism that is being practised in their name.”

Source :  The Guardian, Daniel Boffey, MSN

Jennifer Aniston says her wedding was "beautifully private"

Jen An: My wedding was beautiful!

Jennifer Aniston says her wedding was "beautifully private".

Rider News -- People had been gossiping about when she would finally marry Justin Theroux for so long that no one could quite believe it when they eventually tied the knot on August 5 at a neighbouring mansion in Bel Air.

The former Friends star, 46, stepped out as Mrs Theroux for the first time last night at the LA premiere of her new movie She's Funny That Way. And while there, she let reporters into what made her big day so special.

“We had the beautiful luxury of having a beautiful private moment and I’m going to be selfish and keep it that way!" she grinned to Entertainment Tonight.

Jennifer remained coy on the details, insisting she won't be giving any information about the dress she wore.

It was a small affair, with around 70 people in attendance. Among them were close friends Courteney Cox and Ellen DeGeneres, while Robert Downey Jr. and Howard Stern gave speeches.

“The fact that we were just able to have the most peaceful, private experience and with a bunch of very extraordinary, wonderful - trustworthy obviously - people," Jennifer gushed to Extra about why it was such a special day.

It was a big surprise for all involved, as they'd been invited to a bash masquerading as a birthday party to celebrate Justin's 44th. So how did they manage to keep things so secretive?

"Where there's a great will, there's a way," she smiled to Access Hollywood. "It can be done."


Source : Cover Media, MSN

News Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn pledge to work together

Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn pledge to work together

News Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn pledge to work togetherRidernews -- Both Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham have promised they would work closely together if either won the Labour leadership race — to the anger of their more centrist and Blairite colleagues.
Mr Burnham made a late effort on Monday to win over supporters of his more leftwing rival by offering him a job if he won the Labour leadership election. The shadow health secretary, trailing Mr Corbyn in the polls, said there was lots of “common ground” between the two. “I want to work with Jeremy from the outset,” he said in a speech in Manchester.

However, speaking to reporters afterwards, Mr Burnham added the caveat that a place for Mr Corbyn in his shadow cabinet would be dependent on total loyalty. “I want to capture the energy of his campaign,” he said.

One Blairite figure criticised Mr Burnham and said he had been dragged away from the centre ground by the leadership race. “There will be many people who wanted a centrist candidate who will feel Andy has abandoned them,” he said.

Mr Corbyn responded to Mr Burnham’s speech by offering his rival a senior job. “We welcome Andy’s inclusive tone towards our campaign and the view is mutual — if we win we would involve Andy in our team if he was willing,” he said in a statement. “From day one, whoever wins must pull the party together.”

A month ago Mr Burnham said he would give a post to the Islington North MP, only to then suggest that he had been joking. But the spike in popularity for Mr Corbyn among Labour’s members — as well as newfound “affiliated members” and registered supporters — has transformed the leadership race.

Mr Burnham praised the energy Mr Corbyn had brought to the leadership campaign and said the pair could reunite the party after a divisive contest that has reopened old wounds.

But his offer has not been made from a position of strength, given that one poll has indicated Mr Corbyn may even win in the first round of voting when the results are declared on September 12. “I’m not sure Andy will be in a position to offer jobs to anyone,” said one Labour MP. “Shouldn’t it have been the other way around?”

With Mr Corbyn so far ahead, Mr Burnham and Yvette Cooper are vying over which “moderate” candidate is better placed to stop the avowed socialist. If Mr Corbyn gets more than 50 per cent in the first round of the competition then his victory is immediate. However, if he fails to cross that threshold the contest will be decided by the “second-preference” votes of Labour’s 600,000-plus leadership electorate.

In a speech in Manchester, Mr Burnham sought to portray the contest as a two-horse race. “Two candidates have put forward their visions and the party now must decide which way it wants to go,” he said.

But Ms Cooper’s supporters argued on Monday that the Burnham camp was working on out-of-date data. Their private polling from the weekend put her in second place behind Mr Corbyn on about 40 per cent, they said.

In addition, they claimed that Ms Cooper was set to pick up the overwhelming majority of second-preference votes from supporters of both Mr Burnham and Liz Kendall, the remaining candidate.

Last week there were quiet negotiations over whether two of the centrist candidates should drop out to create a binary “Corbyn versus non-Corbyn” contest. While all three camps admit such discussions took place, none has confirmed a report that they were marshalled by Lord Mandelson, the former business secretary.

“There was no conversation between Peter Mandelson and myself or anyone in my team,” said Mr Burnham. “The speculation is unhelpful.”

After his speech, Mr Burnham told reporters that neither Ms Cooper nor Ms Kendall should quit the race. But that reflects the fact that — with ballot forms reaching voters on Monday — it is now in any case too late.

Gordon Brown, the former prime minister, issued a coded attack on Mr Corbyn’s policies on Sunday, though without mentioning him by name. That followed a host of apocalyptic warnings by Blairites — including Tony Blair himself — over the party’s future if Mr Corbyn triumphs.

But Ed Miliband, who quit as party leader after May’s general election, has signalled he will stay out of the row. “Ed will not be intervening in this contest as he has said right from the start,” said a spokesman. “He is following established precedent and believes the debate must play out between the candidates.”

Mr Burnham highlighted his common ground with Mr Corbyn on housing and transport but said they disagreed on Europe, the economy and public services. He would campaign to stay in the EU, accept the need to cut the deficit and reform public services.

He chose Manchester’s People’s History Museum for the speech as he sought to cast himself as the heir of the radical figures of Labour’s past, pointing to the banners of union struggles kept upstairs.

He also attacked free schools, academies and private landlords and promised to uprate the minimum wage for young people to the level for adults.

Mr Burnham denied he had been dragged to the left by Mr Corbyn. Asked to name a difference between how his policies differed from Ed Miliband’s manifesto, viewed by many as too leftwing, he said: “Renationalising the railways, number one.”

Critics have accused Mr Burnham of an inconsistent campaign. Ms Cooper told BBC’s Today programme that it would be a mistake to move the party “a bit to the left or a bit to the right . . . But neither can we swerve all over the place — because we will crash and we will lose in 2020.”

She also insisted Mr Corbyn’s support had been exaggerated: “The polls are spectacularly wrong in relation to this election. The race is much tighter than the polls suggest.”

Source :  The Financial Times, Andrew Bounds and Jim Pickard, MSN

News Five Family Members Held By Terror Police

Five Family Members Held By Terror Police

News Five family members held by terror police
Five members of the same family have been arrested by counter-terrorism police in east London, Scotland Yard says.

The five - a 51-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman, and girls aged 16, 17 and 19 - were held on suspicion of "possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

The man was also accused of possessing false identity documents "with improper intention".

They are all in custody at a central London police station.

The arrests are part of an ongoing inquiry which saw a 16-year-old girl arrested last month on suspicion of preparation of terrorism.

She is on police bail until September as inquiries continue.

Source : Sky News & MSN

News Celebrity Anna Faris addresses Chris Pratt cheating rumours

Anna Faris addresses Chris Pratt cheating rumours
Anna Faris has addressed those Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence cheating rumours.
The 'The House Bunny' star admitted while it wasn't true that her 'Jurrasic World' actor husband had been cheating on his 'Passengers' co-star she said it was "devastating" and had a "blindsiding" effect on their "incredible relationship".

She said: "It has been a little devastating. For us it was like, 'What the heck.' This has been blindsiding to us. We have an incredible relationship. [But] it has been weirdly stinging."

The 38-year-old actress was hit "harder" by the hearsay because she'd always believed in gossip about celebrities and their affairs.

She told Fox News: "[That] stung a little bit harder than I thought it would. I have always kind of believed that part of the rumours of celebrity couples were sort of true -- because they had never been a part of my life. I thought 'Maybe there is a kernel of truth to that.'"

However, the blonde beauty isn't going to let false accusations get her down and she is still very much in love with the father of her two-year-old son, Jack Pratt and is "very lucky" to be with someone who takes family seriously.

She added: "I am very lucky that I am with a man that we both value family."

Source: BANG Showbiz Bang Showbiz & MSN




News Birthday gift? Kylie Jenner shows off 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon

Birthday gift? Kylie Jenner shows off 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon
News Birthday gift? Kylie Jenner shows off 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon


The reality star who will turn 18 on Monday August 10th drove this brand new bright red 2015 G-Wagon as she left Malibu’s Nobu restaurant after celebrating at an early birthday party with her family. She later took to instagram to show off the very expensive Hermes bag she got. More photos :

News Birthday gift? Kylie Jenner shows off 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon

Today News Birthday gift? Kylie Jenner shows off 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon
News Birthday gift? Kylie Jenner shows off 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon