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MICHAEL Black, 64, and his partner John Morgan, 59, are £3,600 better off (£1,800 each). When Christian Susanne Wilkinson refused to let them stay in a double bed at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, she was breaking the law.
She said she was sticking up for her religious beliefs.
The couple had a reservation and paid a deposit. That was March 2010.
TO Mexico, where head of the Zetas drugs cartel Heriberto Lazcano is dead. Maybe. The Mexican Nazy says it killed Lazcano outside a baseball stadium. But when asked to show the body, they said it has been lost, stolen by unknown armed men from a funeral home.
The State wants to exhume Lazcano’s mother and father, take DNA and prove that they really did kill Lazcano. The Navy took fingerprints of their quarry. So. If the DNA matches, what more proof does anyone need that Lazcano is dead and the State is winning the war on drugs?
The police had fielded reports of a man walking around Chorley, Lancashire, wielding a samurai sword.
IN “MY 32 YEARS WITH SAVILE”, the Daily Mirror looks to have a scoop. Did Sir James Savile have a lover? Did he fancy older women and underage girls and boys? Dunno. All we get is Janet Cope, 70, Jimmy Savile’s former PA. Jimmy Savile gave her away at her wedding. She’d asked him to. She said of the big day:
“It was a super day, absolutely lovely. Jim always had to be the centre of attention, but I was happy to let him enjoy it. I thought it was funny.”
Janet Cope spoke with the Daily Mail in 2011. The paper says Cope and Savile worked together for 28 years, a relationship began in 1971. Highlights are:
Janet Cope: “I’m a better person because of Jimmy. He taught me so much about how to fight for what you believe in, because that’s what he always did. He helped so many people in his life, and I’m proud to have been part of that.”
AMANDA Todd has died. The 15-year-old is thought to have killed herself. You might have seen the Candian’s video. In it, she holds up handwritten notes to tell her story of bullying. She says a stranger seduced her to show her breasts on camera online. The stranger took a picture and posted it online. The stranger created a Facebook page and added Todd’s friends to it. That happened when Amanda Todd was 12.
JIMMY SAVILE is on two front page this Sunday:
Daily Telegraph: “SAVILE: The police blunders.”
Blunder is kind. Why not collusion?
The Sun: News that as many as 60 girls may have a case against Savile.
Such a shame, isn’t it, that the Sun never had access to Savile’s mobile phone. We might then have found out who aided and abetted Savile. All we have now are the victims and news about who failed to protect them. But we want names, don’t we. We wants to know who knew; who helped; who joined in.
THE media is great, isn’t it. The very people who say ‘how dare the tabloids not go after a breathing Jimmy Savile’ are the ones who say the tabloids should not publish half truths and be subject to strict guidelines and even stricter libel laws. ‘Jimmy Savile must never happen again,’ they say. ‘Journalists should be licensed,’ they say.
The big problem with journalism is when the writers are fans. Take Jimmy Page, the Led Zepellin guitarist who “dated” a 14-year old child when he was an adult. And look at Michael Hann’s piece in the Guardian on Celebration Day, a film about the band:
Led Zeppelin: ‘There was a swagger – we knew we were good’ – The film Celebration Day captures Led Zeppelin onstage in all their glory in 2007. The band discuss their musical legacy, reputation for excess – and why they will never reunite again.
THEY say no publicity is bad. So. Give it up for TV presenter and comic Justin Lee Collins. The Times has a photo of Collins laughing minutes after a judge sentenced him to 140 hours of “humbling” community work. He must also pay the prosecution costs of £3,500. (The photo on the left is of him leaving court after the verdict.)
His crime? Well, his ex-lover, one Anna Larke, told St Albans Crown Court that Collins made her sleep facing him, spat at her, made her list every sexual encounter she had ever had. Collins said Ms Larke was a liar. Collins said he hit Larke to stop her from self-harming.
How did they meet? Collins had been having an extra-martial affair with Larke. They broke up. But after his marriage failed, Collins and Larke hooked up again. Their relationship went badly.
He was recorded telling her:
“You fucked up at the pub. When you’re fucking with me, you look at the fucking ground, you look at a tree, you look at a bench, you look at any fucking inanimate object, you do not look at any other fucking human being, you slag, do you understand?”
HAVE you heard of Cassie Slane? She’s going viral after she fainted during a segment on QVC (not the first time she’s had ‘health issues’ on-screen). She slurred her words while selling a tablet for children (the electronic kind, not some medicine) and keeled over while her co-host gamely continued to ignore her and try in a bid to carry on pitching at viewers.
Slane has written on Facebook: “Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I am feeling alot better today!”
NOW that the dam has burst, and Sir Jimmy Savile stands exposed, the revelations about him and his fellow DJs confirm what many have known for years: that the pop music business of the fifties, sixties and seventies was a world in which middle-aged men surrounded themselves with young girls and boys and indulged themselves with impunity.
And the musical clues weren’t always subtle either. So as our contribution to the great debate, ladies and gentlemen/guys and gals, we present the top ten dubious songs of the Savile era…
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson (1937)
First recorded before the war, covered later by the legendary electric bluesmen, then later still by the bands of the mid-sixties British “blues boom” of the mid-sixties. This would be the template for all that followed.
Little Child – The Beatles (1963)
“Baby” and “child” were part of the rock’n’roll lexicon from the get-go, but this title nevertheless remains uniquely peculiar.
Young Girl – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (1968)
This chart-topping Top of the Pops favourite is highly unusual, in that it actually questions the idea of “going too far”, and concludes that it might not be such a great idea after all…
Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones (1968)
The 15-year-old subject of this sordid tail would later be adjusted to 16 for live performances
Vagabond Virgin – Traffic (1968)
“You were barely thirteen, so fresh on the scene…”
Born Late ’58 – Mott the Hoople (1974)
“Detonator, jail-baiter,” proclaims Overend Watts. Take the title and the release date and “do the math”.
Sick Again – Led Zeppelin (1975)
Jimmy Page’s 14-year-old girlfriend was referenced in “New Style” by the Beastie Boys (If I played guitar I’d be Jimmy page/the girls I like are underage) but Zep’s paean to juvenile groupies said it all years earlier…
Jailbait – Ted Nugent (1981)
“Jailbait’ was a popular phrase of the time, and several artists released tracks with that title, including Wishbone Ash, Nils Lofgren and Motorhead. This is Ted Nugent’s typically unsubtle take on the subject. (Well I don’t care if you’re just thirteen/You look too good to be true/ I just know that you’re probably clean There’s one lil’ thing I got do to you.)
Lemon Incest – Serge & Charlotte Gainsbourg (1985)
The most inappropriate father-and-daughter duet since Frank and Nancy’s “Something Stupid”. Charlotte later described the single, recorded when she was 12, as a “provocation”. It is the 630th best-selling single of all time in France…
Playground Bang-a-round – Rye Spangle (2001)
OK, this is actually a Chris Morris spoof, but a gold disc would surely have awaited this glam classic back in 1973…
MATTHEW Wood has appeared at Chorley Magistrates’ Court. He wrote something on Facebook about April Jones and Madeleine McCann that social media narks and police didn’t like. A “vigilante mob” of censorious troll-hunters arrived at Mr Wood’s home. Wood was arrested.
Matthew Wood is a dickhead. But to make him a criminal is wrong. In court, he admitted making wrongheaded comments that caused offence. (What couldn’t offend someone?). He says he was inspired to say something horrible by Sickipedia – a website that “trades in sick jokes”.
Martina Jay, prosecuting, told the court:
“When interviewed by police he fully admitted he posted messages about the two missing children. He started this idea when he was at a friend’s house when drinking, saw a joke on Sickipedia and changed it slightly. He said he did it in a bid to make people think his account had been hacked. He said it got out of hand and he was drunk while doing it.”
Daily Mail (front page): “April’s family release poignant new photos as hope for her fades”
Daily Mirror (front page): I saw April driven off”
“Witness says he was the last to see her alive”
Armchair detectives know that the last person to see anyone live is a suspect in that person’s unexplained demise. But April Jones might be alive. We don’t know.
AN OAP saw a car speed away from the spot where April Jones vanished. The distraught 70-year-old said moments earlier he had seen her playing with pals but she suddenly disappeared. As the hunt for April, five, became a murder inquiry yesterday, he added: “I’m kicking myself that I did not raise the alarm.”
BOLLYWOOD Jaws features the greatest, most dramatic, ending to a film ever:
THE Daily Mail is gunning for the BBC in light of allegation that Jimmy Savile sexually abused young girls on the corporation’s premises. Bebe Robert claims Savile abused her when she was 15. One woman claims Savile raped her when she was 15. She was working at the BBC.
All hideous. And all brought to you by the Daily Mail, which frowns on perving at young girls, like 15-year-old Chloe Moretz.
APRIL Jones is missing from her home in Machynlleth. The police have opened a murder investigation. Sky News’ Kay Burley breaks the news to local people who knows the five-year-old child that she might be dead. She asks them how they “feel”. Nice scoop, Kay. Perhaps if a body is found, the police can hold off telling April’s parents and let dear Kay break the news on camera.
Note: the people approached Kay Burley. She zoomed in for the mourn porn:
“I felt thankful, like really thankful I shot a bear.”
What a little nutter, eh?
AFTER Ikea Saudi Arabia banned women, I(KEA) got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one! got to erasing women from other walks of life, replacing the hidden sex with objects from the shop’s catalogue. Here are some of the best:
CONTROVERSIAL film director Joel Gilbert – a longstanding critic of Barak Obama – complained recently that his ‘alternative biography’ of the President, ‘Dreams From My Real Father’, had been deliberately ignored by the mainstream media (see video below).
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.
APRIL 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.”
JIMMY 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.”
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:
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 teacher‘s career‘.” What amindset!
Megan Stammers victimised in press. Though at 15 I suspect sheknew what she was doing. Should also be in custody. Forrest‘s life ruined.
You can bone up on the sexual offences act.
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.”
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.