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Sunday, 16 September 2007

Colin Mcrae 1968 -2007

Very sad to hear about the death of Colin Mcrae today.

A facility to leave condolences has been opened on his website

A legend and an inspiration. God bless

Colin Mcrae Official Website

Arctic Ice (Bulletin Repost)

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Thursday, 13 September 2007

Make Poverty History

Ricky Gervais Clip 3

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Madonna and Britney face beheading

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New 6.2 earthquake strikes Sumatra - CNN.com

BREAKING.......


New 6.2 earthquake strikes Sumatra - CNN.com

Indonesian earthquake

An earthquake which registered 8.2 on the Richter Scale hit the coast of Sumatra today and triggered a small tsunami. An official at Indonesia's meteorological agency said gauges measured a wave surge of one meter after the first quake. The agency said the big quake's epicentre was 159 km (99 miles) southwest of Bengkulu, a remote area of mountains and forests. It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, including a magnitude-6.6 quake that briefly triggered a second tsunami alert in Indonesia. Authorities from Malaysia and Sri Lanka issued independent warnings, as did India for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, and Australia for Christmas and Cocos Islands. Early reports suggest that 10 people are dead and 100 injured.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

2nd Earthquake hits Sumatra

BREAKING....Indonesia news....South Sumatra hit by 2nd eathquake measuring 6.1 on richter scale. This follows report that a small tsunami has hit the town of Pandang following an earlier earthquake.....MORE FOLLOWS....

There are no longer any tsunami warnings in force following 2nd earthquake

2nd Earthquake hits South Sumatra

BREAKING....Indonesia news....South Sumatra hit by 2nd eathquake measuring 6.1 on richter scale. This follows report that a small tsunami has hit the town of Pandang following an earlier earthquake.....MORE FOLLOWS

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ITN news are reporting the following.

TSUNAMI WARNING INDONESIA



As far as I can understand a small tsunami has hit the Indonesian coast of PANDANG. I am trying to confirm this story and wil update ASAP.....



MORE FOLLOWS.......

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Anita Roddick 1942 -2007

In Memory of Anita Roddick who died yesterday from a brain haemorrhage.

She was a remarkable lady and a true inspiration for women. She was a pioneer in raising environmental awareness through her success as founder of The Body Shop. She paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps, as a business woman and social conscience campaigner.

Anita Roddick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Dame Anita Perella Roddick, DBE (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007)["

Scotsman.com News - UK - Social workers scrutinise McCann twins as evidence dossier given to prosecutor

Scotsman.com News - UK - Social workers scrutinise McCann twins as evidence dossier given to prosecutor

'Police Match Madeleine DNA To Hire Car' - Links

'Police Match Madeleine DNA To Hire Car' |Sky News|Home

DNA sample in McCanns’ car ‘has 100% match to Madeleine’ - Times Online


Madeleine McCann: the key questions - Times Online

Monday, 10 September 2007

Is TV dead?

This is an interesting debate, I wonder if broadcasting and media technology will advance and adapt to a new format? The following question asked by Mike Butcher of Media Bites is true and just about sums up the quality of content whch is being churned out on a regular basis

Fundamental thing about TV is attention. Ofcomm says that people are watching fewer DVDs. They are ad skipping. People are downloading off of BitTorrent. What does TV do about this? It's having to come up with stuff like Big Brother.


TV Un-festival: Is TV dead? The Podcast from Guardian Unlimited: Organ Grinder#more#more

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Are the McCann's guilty?

I would be interested to know what people think about the Madeleine McCann investigation. I will be putting together an article to weigh up the evidence and theories surrounding the latest developments. If anyone would like to comment or contribute their thoughts or feelings I would be very grateful. You can remain anonymous if you prefer.

Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: News / Showbiz :: Madeleine: 'We can prove parents did it'

McCanns arrive back in the UK

The parents of missing four year old Madeleine McCann have arrived back in the UK. Portuguese authorities have said that they may have to return to Portugal at any time. The investigative process could take up to one year before any charges are brought about.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

McCann case - Both parents named as official suspects

In a bizarre twist both parents of missing four year old Madeleine McCann, have been declared as official suspects in the ongoing investigation into the diappearance of their daughter. The dramatic development has unfolded over the last 24 hours following a period of intense questioning of both Kate and Gerry McCann by Portuguese detectives. No charges have been brought and no arrests have been made however both parents will have to attend a court hearing within the next 48 hours in order for police to present their evidence. No bail conditions have been attached at present but it is unlikely that the McCanns will be able to leave Portugal in the near future. As a result of their status of arguida or official suspect the couple are banned from speaking to the media.

Gerry McCann left Portimao Police Station at approx 12.10 am accompanied by his solicitor Carlos Pinto de Abreu following 8 hours of intense questioning. As he stood for photographs looking pale and exhausted his solicitor read a brief statement firstly in Portuguese announcing his clients change in staus, from witness to arguido. Portuguese police are yet to make any further official statement, both parents deny any involvement into the diappearance of their daughter. This shocking revelation comes on day 127 following Madeleine's disappearance on May 3rd 2007.

Madeleine McCann - Brief Summary of Key Events

Four year old Madeleine McCann went missing from an apartment in Praia de Luz, Portugal on May 3rd 2007. She was on a family holiday with her parents Kate and Gerry and brother and sister, twins 2 years old Sean and Amelia. The children had been left alone in the apartment while their parents ate with friends at a nearby Tapas bar. Among them were Dr Russell O'Brien and his wife Jane Tanner, who have two young children; Matthew Oldfield, a doctor, and his wife Rachael; Dr Fiona Payne and her husband David, a senior research fellow at Leicester University, and Mrs Payne's mother, Dianne Webster

The alarm was raised when Kate McCann carried out a routine check on her children and discovered Madeleine was missing from her bed. An intense search was carried out and Portuguese police launched an investigation into the possible abduction of Madeleine.

On May 14th Police launched a search at the home of English man Robert Murat, just 100 yards from where Madeleine was snatched. Mr Murat was taken in for questioning, but was not formally arrested. He was later named as the only arguido or official suspect in the case but no charges have yet been brought against him.





The McCanns embarked on a media campaign which toured Europe highlighting the disappearance of Madeleine, even meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. Celebrities including J.K. Rowling and David Beckham made public appeals that helped the family raise more than £1 million.


Today a second arguida has been identified by the Portuguese police. The family of Kate McCann have reported that Kate is the second official suspect. She was questioned for 11 hours yesterday and a further 5 hours today before being released without charge. Gerry McCann is still being interviewed by police at Portimao police station.

Police Accused of trying to offer Kate McCann A Deal

The family and friends of Kate McCann have hit out at suggestions that Kate was someway involved in the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine. They have accused the Portuguese police of trying to offer a deal to Kate. Gerry McCann's sister, Philomena, told ITV news; "They tried to get her to confess to having accidentally killed Madeleine by offering her a deal through her lawyer - 'if you say you killed Madeleine by accident and then hid her and disposed of the body, then we can guarantee you a two-year jail sentence or even less,'

Gerry McCann also defended his wife before being interviewed by the Portuguese police this afternoon. On the Web site http://www.findmadeleine.com, Gerry McCann said any suggestion "that Kate is involved in Madeleine's disappearance is ludicrous." A former spokesman for the family, Clarence Mitchell also spoke to the Associated Press. The McCann's "continue to deny absolutely they had anything to do" with their daughter's disappearance, Mitchell said. He said Kate McCann had found the police questioning "gruelling and very intense", but she's remaining strong and determined to prove that they had nothing to do with their daughter's disappearance and they are innocent victims of the crime".

Friday, 7 September 2007

Gerry McCann due at police station

Gerry McCann is due at Portimao Police station for questioning. Lawyers have confirmed that Kate Mccann has been officially made an arguida or formal suspect. It is understood that Kate is to be charged with the accidental death of Madeleine. Until now the only formal suspect has been Robert Murat who lives close to the apartment where Madeleine disappeared on the night of May 3rd. Due to the secrecy laws in Portugal the police have not been able to confirm or deny suggestions that Kate McCann may have had any involvement in the diappearance of Madeleine. Family friends are supporting Kate and continue to stress that she is innocent. Madeline's grandfather has stated to Sky News that the investigation is a farce and would be a joke if it wasn't so serious

Kate MCCANN may be formally charged

A family friend of Kate McCann has revealed to the Press association that she believes Kate might be formally charged with the death of her daughter Madeleine today. It is expected that her status of witness wil change to aguido or official suspect during the course of her interview today. Detectives have also revealed that traces of Madeleine's blood were also found in the boot of a hire car which the McCann's had hired 25 days after Madeleine disappeared. Family spokesman Justine McGuiness confirmed that Kate is horrified by the revelations. Gerry McCann is to be interviewed this afternoon

Kate McCann fears she may be official suspect

BREAKING.... A family friend of Kate McCann says that Kate is to be declared as an official suspect later on today....The Portuguese police are seeking to find the answer to a specific 22 questions. Reports are emerging that Kate McCann faces another morning being interviewed by Portuguese police. She left the police station at Portimao last night after an intense 11 hours of questioning. She was accompanied by her sister-in-law Trisha Cameron and her lawyer, Carlo Pinto de Brao, who made a brief statement to the waiting press. He confirmed that Kate McCann was still being treated as a witness. It is understood that Gerry McCann will also face a similar ordeal later this afternoon. THE POLICE IN Portugal have not revealed why the questioning is taken place but it is believed that it may be linked to the results of the forensic tests on samples taken from the couple's apartment which were received by the authorities yesterday. The family have revealed that they fear the couple are being treated as suspects however the Portuguese police have not confirmed this. The couple 's four year old Madeleine has been missing for four months

Satement from McCann Family

Kate and Gerry McCann have issued a statement hours before Kate McCann was taken in for questioning by the Portuguese police following the disappearance of her 4 year old daughter.

Here is the statement in full, as read by family spokeswoman Justine McGuinness:

Today Kate McCann has returned to Portimao to be questioned by Portuguese police, to assist them with their investigations.Kate and Gerry are happy to help the police in their investigations to find their daughter Madeleine, as they have been since she was taken.Kate continues to believe that Madeleine is still alive and to hope and pray that she will be returned soon.Kate is a loving, gentle mother, one of the victims in an extraordinary and terrible set of events.

Kate has asked me to read this message:

"I miss Madeleine so much. Gerry and I want to appeal again to the person or people who took her or know who took her to do the right thing.

"It's not too late. Please let her go or call the police.

"We came to Portugal an ordinary family of five.

"We just want to know what happened on the third of May and want to go home a family reunited."

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Ambition is Critical - Vote for Boo!!!!

Coca Cola have launched their Instant Pop Star Competition. I would like to use the power of MYSpace to give my daughter the best possible chance of winning. She doesn't have the X-Factor but she would win a once in a lifetime experience.



www.instantpopstar.co.uk



please visit the website and vote for

Laura Williams singing Heaven.



Help to support the Boo, its a good cause . Make a mummy happy!!!!


P.S Please ask all your friends to vote or just repost

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Model Agency Scams

Model and Extras Agencies Scams
if you see an advertisment for "FREE PHOTOEST SHOT AND PHOTOGRAPH" it is more than likely to be a a scam run through companies which request a joining fee. Such an agency is coming to Swansea tomorrow so watch this space. I have investigated a company called Models Management UK and hope to speak to them in relation to previous documentaries which have been made by the BBC and ITV highlighting concerns

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