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April Jones: What we know about Mark Bridger

 April Jones: What we know about Mark BridgerAPRIL Jones, 5, is missing from the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth. Police have arrested 46-year-old Mark Bridger, Sky News reports. What do we know about him?

UPDATE: Mark Bridger has been charged with the murder of April Jones.

Well, right now the entire British media is searching Facebook for him. You pity all people named Mark Bridger.

He lives near to the missing girl.

He was born in Surrey.

He was arrested while walking along the side of the road a couple of miles outside the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth.

Police say he has a vehicle similar to the one described by witnesses who saw April’s abduction. Police have the vehicle.

Is he known to the missing child’s family? Says Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan, from Dyfed Powys Police:

“It’s very early stages. He is clearly a local man, it’s a small community, I wouldn’t like to speculate further, but I may have some more information later on.”

Don’t want to speculate. Sky News named him. The BBC passed it on as fact. Speculation will be rife.

Update: Police have confirmed that the arrested man is called Mark Leonard Bridger.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (116) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


April Jones is missing in Machynlleth: news round-up

 April Jones is missing in Machynlleth: news round upAPRIL Jones is missing. The five-year-old was abducted last night while out playing on her bike near the Brynygog estats in Machynlleth, Wales. Dyfed-Powys Police are searching for her. The media is excited.

UPDATE: A 46-year-old man has been arrested.

Update 2: He’s called Mark Bridger.

Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan, from Dyfed Powys Police, says:

 ”We were pursuing a number of inquiries, some of those were searching addresses. We were looking for this individual, so we knew who we were looking for and as a result we have had a number of patrols in the area and we have come across this individual.”

Voices says he knew the girl’s family.

A police spokeswoman says:

“While the details of what happened are vague at the current time, it appears the suspect left the scene and drove off with April. At the time of her disappearance, April was wearing a purple knee-length coat with grey fur around the hood, her school white polo top and black trousers.”

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Posted: 2nd, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everyone knew someone raped by Jimmy Savile

 Everyone knew someone raped by Jimmy SavileJIMMY Savile sets the news agenda: the Star (“SAVILE QUIZZED BY COPS FIVES YEARS AGO”); the Daily Mail, which leads with the photographs of two women and the the headline: “WE WERE VICTIMS Of JIMMY SAVILE”; the Sun goes with “Jimmy Savile Molested Me When I was 14.”

The Mail’s women are:

Katrina Rose, 51, says she was attacked in Savile’s flat when she was 14. The BBC DJ had met Katrina’s mother through his work at Broadmore hospital. He asked if her daughter would like to see how Top of the Pops was made. He told the girl to come alone. She says:

“When he invited me to watch him record the show, I jumped at the chance as I went to stage school and wanted to be an actress. He asked that I come alone because he could only do tours for ‘special people’, so my parents gave me permission to get the train from Surrey where we lived. I walked with him from his flat in Belgravia to the BBC studios and he wore a balaclava as he said he would be mobbed by fans without it. I wasn’t worried as he was a family friend and my mother trusted him…I was sitting on a chair and he came in with the tea and sat on the sofa. He asked he if I’d had a good day.”

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Posted: 2nd, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That video of Jimmy Savile ‘all over’ 14-year-old Coleen Nolan

COLEEN Nolan, youngest of the Nolan Sisters, says that when she was 14, Tops of The Pops host Jimmy Savile was “all over me”.

Forward to 3 minutes 20 for the testimony:

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Posted: 1st, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Megan Stammers a victim of rape culture?

 Is Megan Stammers a victim of rape culture?MEGAN Stammers is back in the UK. Emily Forrest is clearing Jermey Forrest’s stuff out of the couple’s martial home in Ringmer, East Sussex. Jeremy Forrest is under arrest for child abduction.

Not everyone is au fait with the law. Amanda Bancroft tweets:

Just seen some old dear suggest ”Megan Stammers should write the book ’How I ruined my maths teachers career‘.” What amindset!

Matt Dowe ‏@MattDowe7 offers:

Megan Stammers victimised in pressThough at 15 I suspect sheknew what she was doingShould also be in custodyForrests life ruined.

You can bone up on the sexual offences act.

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Posted: 1st, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Middleton topless and bottomless photos are too hot for you

KATE Middleton is topless in Closer, France, and bottomless in Danish tabloid Se Og Hor. The same deference that enabled Prince Charles to conduct an extra-marital affair in full view, and Wallis Simpson to be linked to the then future King in every press but the British, means we get to talk about a story that we cannot see. The photos of topless and bottomless Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, were, allegedly, obtained by illegal means. Yeah. Like that should stop the fearsome British tabloids. The rest of the world must be laughing at us:

Posted: 30th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best and worst practical jokes: arrested development for winners

 The best and worst practical jokes: arrested development for winnersDO you know the practical jokers who glued the doors shot of 25 homes in Letterkenny, County Donegal? They glued some of the car doors, too.

John McGeever from Ballymacool Terrace in the town, tells the BBC:

“Some people went out of their homes and couldn’t get back in again. Then some people realised when they were in they couldn’t get out. Whoever did this must have a lorry load of glue because it was running down the doors. When we got down to the local locksmiths he had to replace most of the locks because he said whatever way this glue was inserted it actually went into the springs in the doors.” 

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Posted: 30th, September 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politicians’ geography gaffes – a history

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WHEN quizzed about Britain on the David Letterman show, David Cameron was apparently unable to give the meaning of the words Magna Carta. We say “apparently” because Boris Johnson, who might of course have his own agenda here, suggested that the Prime Minister knew perfectly well what it meant, but feigned ignorance in order to give the impression that he is just a regular, down-to-earth kinda guy.

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Posted: 29th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy: TV show says Sir Jimmy Savile raped children

 Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy: TV show says Sir Jimmy Savile raped childrenWHEN Jimmy Savile died the business of exposing his private life began. We met someone who claimed to be his daughter. We read unsubstantiated web rumours of sex with dead bodies. And now the Evening Standard claims Jimmy Savile, Sir James Savile, keeper of Princess Diana secrets and giver of gongs, was a paedophile.

Well, so they allege.

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Posted: 28th, September 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Megan Stammers’ lover Jeremy Forrest sings Home, Where Have You Gone

jeremy forrest Megan Stammers lover Jeremy Forrest sings Home, Where Have You Gone MEGAN Stammers and Jeremy Forrest are in Paris. Maybe. He’s been arrested in France.

Before the facts, a few views:

In the Sunderland Echo, an expert writes:

“I FELT sick to my stomach that she could have been groomed for so long. Seven months is a long time. You would think schools would be on top of things like this.”

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Posted: 28th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pakistani rape gangs demonise Asians and the trashy white working class

 Pakistani rape gangs demonise Asians and the trashy white working classTHERE’S talk of a nationwide forum to save underage girls from being sexual exploited.  This new “special interest” outfit will share information and knowledge on paedophiles who abuse vulnerable and impressionable children. There will not be another Rochdale. There will not be another Rotherham. Another Derby. And so on…

In soem parts of the country, gangs of men, mainly of Pakistani heritage, have been raping predominately white girls. They are, of course, not the norm. Most paedophiles and deviants are solitary white males. But it’s these gangs that have been ignored by the police and the State.

Edward Timpson, the Children’s Minister, says “too many agencies have failed to get a grip on sexual exploitation and have allowed abusers to escape justice. It is plain wrong if cultural sensitivities or political correctness ever stop crimes being investigated fully.”

Jeremy Browne, the Minister for Crime Prevention, says he’s “political sensitivities must not get in the way of preventing and uncovering child abuse”.

Jim Taylor, the chief executive of Rochdale council, says:

“This is all about understanding how to give the victims confidence to come forward, and how to get from there to a prosecution. Some areas of the country are still in denial about what is happening. You get the feeling they’re more interested in protecting their reputations than in doing the right thing. We have taken the decision to be as open and transparent as we can.”

You can start by prosecuting the police, social workers and other officials who failed to listen to the vulnerable, who ignored they testimonies and please for help.

Jack Straw, the Labour former Home Secretary, says the organised rape gangs had “an ethnic dimension which is typically of Asian men on white girls”.

Asian? They are pussy-footing around. Are Chinese gangs behind the crimewave? Indians? Most of the men come from a Muslim background. They are nominally Muslim. They are a minute minority in a big community. This is not a crime rooted in their culture. It is one rooted in British culture that sees the white, working class British as a mob who if told that a few gangs of Pakistani men are targeting white girls will turn uniformly racist. So warped is the fear of stirring the great unwashed to riot that the word Asian is as close as many in power will let themselves get to identifying the likely culprits. It’s that kind of stupidity that allowed girls to be systematically abused for at least ten years before anything was done.

The prattish Labour MP Keith Vaz, chair of the home affairs select committee, said:

“It’s totally wrong to say that [these crimes are unique to Muslim Pakistani men], because you open up a Pandora’s box as far as race relations is concerned and I don’t think that’s necessarily what we want.”

It’s not them. It’s you. It’s the poor whites, who, upon hearing the truth, will look anew at their neighbours, their friends, their co-workers of Pakistani heritage and burn their houses down. So thick are the whites that they will demonise an entire community on the strength of a small number of perverts. It is, however, perfectly ok for the elite to demonise the whites. Get this from Michael White in the Guardian:

But all sorts of people who are usually quite willing (in some cases eager) to categorise many of society’s ills in terms of discrimination over race and racism – yes, Keith Vaz, MP, I include you – when the victim comes from an ethnic or national minority, throw their hands up in horror at those who highlight the Pakistani or “Asian” connection here. The race relations industry goes into a curious reverse.

At one level we can understand why. The BNP, English Defence League and other professional racists are keen to get their crowbars into cases such as this.

His thinking seems to be that if the extremists get their “crowbars” in, the slack-jawed, reactionary, dumb white working class then will obediently follow the racists.

Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, put it in bolder terms:

“[British Pakistani males] think that white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused without a second thought; it is this sort of behaviour that is bringing shame on our community.”

One other person talking sense is Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale, who says the “young girls’ cries for help were systematically ignored…I’m in no doubt that the poor response by council services would have emboldened the criminals to make them think they could carry on abusing with impunity.”

You don’t need talking shops. You need to listen.You need to stop viewing the girls as an underclass, a kind go “white trash”, a hideous phrase that belittles and rubbishes an entire group of people. Asians did not invent that phrase and make it acceptable to say in public and in print. Other whites did. And the police and social services believed it.

Posted: 28th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kelvin MacKenzie says he’s a victim of Hillsborough

 Kelvin MacKenzie says hes a victim of HillsboroughKELVIN MacKenzie is a victim of Hillsborough. The stammering apologiser who as Sun editor created the infamous “THE TRUTH” headline that stated as fact Liverpool fans had been complicit in their own deaths, writes in the Spectator:

“Now I know – you know, we all know – that the fans were right. But it took 23 years, two inquiries, one inquest and research into 400,000 documents, many of which were kept secret under the 30-year no-publication rule, to discover there was a vast cover-up by South Yorkshire Police about the disaster. Where does that leave me?”

Because Kelvin likes to weigh up all the evidence before declaring what the truth is.

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Posted: 26th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playboy – 11 great cartoons from yesteryear

PLAYBOY magazine isn’t just about the articles. It’s about the cartoons, too:

 

Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let us eat badgers (unless you’re Brian May who advocates cannibalism)

 Let us eat badgers (unless youre Brian May who advocates cannibalism)MUCH has been howled at in terms of the imminent badger cull. Badgers, you see, are not only pretend cute (cute from afar, tearing your face off and much larger than expected up-close) but they’re also meme-friendly and the pal of Bodger. To kill off a load of them would be to hurt many-a-feeling. However, the living half of Two Fat Ladies, Clarissa Dickson Wright, has just the solution!

Eat badgers.

That’s right. We should totally eat a protected species. She ate them when she was younger and, if a cete of badgers should get offed, then we humans should gorge on their gigantic bodies. Provided we don’t catch tuberculosis from them.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Richard Littlejohn says only white natives of Albion can afford an iPhone5

 Richard Littlejohn says only white natives of Albion can afford an iPhone5THE Daily Mail’s in-house game of tag-team troll baiter selects Richard Littlejohn as today’s tosser:

Below the headline “Has Apple opened a Sangatte?” and a photo (see left) of people queuing up in London’s Covent Garden for the new iPhone 5, Litteljohs notes:

If you want a graphic illustration of how unfettered immigration has changed the demographic make-up of Britain, look no further than the picture in Saturday’s Mail of the crowd waiting for the Apple store in London to open.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mark Webber is Formular One’s best champagne squirter: the 2012 season in photos

WHO is the best champagne podium squirter in Formula One? No contest. It’s Mark Webber:

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McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain  left, and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany spray champaign after during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 18, 2012.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Win a Samsung NX1000 smart camera – and calling all David Baileys

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You’ll also get the chance to hang out with other David Baileys for Samsung is also going to try and break the record for getting the record number of people with the same name in the same place at the same time.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Promotions | Comments (36) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What happened when Leo Traynor met his Twitter Troll

 What happened when Leo Traynor met his Twitter TrollLEO Traynor met a troll. He left twitter when he was tageted. He joined twitter in May 2007. In July 2009, he received a message:

“Dirty f*cking Jewish scumbag”

He blocked the messages. But more messages came. He was inundated. His Facebook account was hacked, his blog was spammed and his email address “flooded with foulmouthed and disgusting comments & images. Images of corpses and concentration camps and dismembered bodies.”

He ignored the abuse, thinking the idiot (s) would grow tired of it and leave him alone. Then Leo’s wife joined twitter and identified herself as “The long suffering wife of @LeoTraynor”.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why didn’t Jeremy Forrest wait until Megan Stammers was 16? Well…

 Why didnt Jeremy Forrest wait until Megan Stammers was 16? Well...MEGAN Stammers is the 15-year-old schoolgirl who has legged it to France with Jeremy Forrest, the 30-year-old who teaches her maths at Bishop Bell School in Eastbourne.

Forrest married Emily Faulder, 31, in Brighton last year.

East Sussex County Council says they were investigating the relationship when the teacher and his pupil went missing. Stammers and Forrest were, reportedly, seen holding hands on the way back from a school trip to Los Angeles in February.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There’s science, bad science and then there’s the gays and drugs story

 Theres science, bad science and then theres the gays and drugs storyTHE Daily Mail tells us that the gays are taking more drugs than the rest of us:

Gay people are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, a new study conducted over two years has found. And one in five show signs of dependency on drugs or alcohol. The report, conducted by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire, sampled more than 4,000 people over two years.

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can the police use Andrew Mitchell to make themselves look better?

 Can the police use Andrew Mitchell to make themselves look better?WILL Andrew Mitchell go down in history as the man who created gate-gate, the ultimate post-Watergate gate story? Mitchell, the Government Chief Whip, denies calling police guarding Downing Street a “pleb” or “moron”. He does, however, regret not showing police “the amount of respect I should have done”.

Mitchell wanted to take his bicycle through the main Downing Street Gates. Police said he couldn’t. The Sun says he told a constable:

“Best you learn your fucking place. You don’t run this fucking government. You’re fucking plebs.”

Mitchell now says:

“I have apologised to the police, I have apologised to the police officer involved on the gate and he’s accepted my apology and I hope very much that we can draw a line under it there.”

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best Apple IO6 maps fails (brought to you from Berlin, capital of Antarctica)

LIKE you, we at Anorak get our maps hand-painted. But some of you like to consult Apple’s iPhone Maps App. Of course, if you do, you are very possibly now lost in looking for Melton Mowbray in Thailand, which as we all know, is called Siam:. This site has collated some of the best misdirections on Apple iOS6:

 
 

 

Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter hunt for @RobbyWallis who says Manchester United players should die in another Munich

HOW did the match between Liverpool and Manchester United go? Did the fans reacts well to Alex Ferguson’s call for peace and harmony? Well, United were fortunate to win 2-1. No-one called anyone a “negrito”.  But on twitter @RobbyWallis had much to say. One idiot from millions of sane people who think death is not to be celebrated and mocked symbolises nothing. Unless you want it to:

Says Stan Collymore as he forwards the tweet to his followers: “Should never be allowed anywhere near Anfield.Pure filth.”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


7 million Britons have seen these topless pictures of Kate Middleton

 7 million Britons have seen these topless pictures of Kate Middleton DID you know that 7 million Britons have seen Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, stood topless on a balcony in Provence? Well, it’s true. The YouGov poll for The Sunday Times has data. In all, 20% of British over 18s have seen the pictures online. Of 1,608 adults questioned, 73% said it was wrong to publish the photographs.

Other facts:

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arm all police officers? Depends if you’re Jean Charles de Menezes, Marc Duggan, Pc Fiona Bone or Pc Nicola Hughes

 Arm all police officers? Depends if youre Jean Charles de Menezes, Marc Duggan, Pc Fiona Bone or Pc Nicola HughesPC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes were murdered on duty. Last summer, when Marc Duggan was shot dead by police, the call was for less police guns. When unarmed Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police as he ran for the Tube, did arming all police look like a sensible answer to maintaining law and order?

Now two policewomen have been murdered the call is for more guns. As ever, we hear from the grieving:

Pc Fiona Bone’s father:

“I never expected this. It’s so hard to take. He deserves to be hanged but I know we’ll never get that.”

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0