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Army suicide tragedy as three women from same regiment take their own lives in a year - - county Kent - Iraq - Afghanistan - county Camp - Estonia
Army suicide tragedy as three women from same regiment take their own lives in a year
soldiers from the same unit have taken their own lives in the last year. All of the women were serving with the Royal Artillery at the time of their deaths.Gunner Sophie Madden, 23, was found hanged inside an Army camp in Kent three weeks ago. READ MORE: Brit troops must be ready 'to fight and win' to stop Putin, says top army chiefShe was serving with 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery when she died.Her death followed that of 19-Year-old Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck, who was found dead at Larkhill Barracks on Salisbury Plain last December.Jaysley was serving with 14 Regiment Royal Artillery Recruitment Team when she died.Iraq and Afghan war veteran, Bombardier Nadine Askew, 31, was found dead in July last year.Known as Skew or Dotty, she completed a tour of Iraq, two of Afghanistan and joined peacekeeping duties in Estonia.She had served with 26th Regiment Royal Artillery, before becoming an instructor, training recruits on an AS-90 armoured vehicle with the 1 Royal Horse Artillery.Three weeks before her death, she joined a Queen’s gun salute in Edinburgh, with her role making her one of the few women to be in command of the gun.At the time of her death, her mum Amanda, said: “She was loved, she was cherished, she had a heart of gold and if there was any trouble, she would deal anybody out.“She had two families, she had us and she had her girls, her Army friends, and they were great friends and looked after each other.
Brit smashes Guinness World Record for heaviest deadlift with a finger - lifting 129.5kg - - county Kent - Armenia
Brit smashes Guinness World Record for heaviest deadlift with a finger - lifting 129.5kg
Guinness World Record that had stood for a decade after deadlifting nearly 130kg with just one finger, and he's got his sights set on 150kg. Steve Keeler, 48, a retail manager, from Shepherdswell near Dover in Kent, managed to lift 129.5kg with just his middle finger for eight seconds, beating the previous record of 121.7kg.Mr Keeler only came up with the idea when he was “playing around” with some weights with a pal in a home gym he had built during lockdown.READ MORE: 'First human to live past 150 years has already been born', claim scientistsHe explained: "In lockdown we were doing some gym work and after messing about with some of the weights I moved a weight that was quite heavy with one finger."We set challenges to see how heavy we could get and I wondered what the world record was."It wasn't much more than what I'd lifted."Mr Keeler began training for the challenge and managed to lift 7.8kg heavier than the previous record, which had stood for 10 years and was held by Armenian Benik Israyelyan.His strength training consisted of lifting six iron weight discs at the same time: a smaller one measuring roughly 10 kg, one 20 kg, three measuring a little over 25 kg each and one measuring 26 kg.He said: "It’s incredibly painful, but my fingers are strong and I am proud of my lift.To get more stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here . “It's not the weight that's the hard thing to lift, it's getting through the pain and if you can do that then you're fine."It's such a random record but it is mine.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi - prince Charles - princess Beatrice - Tony Blair - Royal Ascot - William - Williams - Prince Andrew 'furious with Charles and William for blocking his public comeback' - - county Kent - county Andrew
Prince Andrew 'furious with Charles and William for blocking his public comeback'
Prince Charles, 73, and Prince William, 39, both reportedly stepped in to prevent Prince Andrew's return to public life at Royal Ascot and the Order of the Garter Ceremony.Andrew, 62, is understood to be enraged with his elder brother and nephew, who it is believed persuaded the Queen, 96, to stop Andrew from attending the full Order of the Garter Ceremony, which was presided over by his mother at Windsor Castle earlier this month.Instead, he was only seen at some parts of the Knights of the Garter Ceremony.Buckingham Palace reported that the Duke of York's absence from the Windsor Castle procession and Order of the Garter service was a "family decision".He did join the Queen at the formal investiture of new members of the Order of the Garter - including Tony Blair and Charles' wife the Duchess of Cornwall - and at the lunch afterwards.But his alleged bid to return to Royal duties has apparently been met with resistance from the two direct heirs to the throne, with Her Majesty supposedly telling Andrew to keep out of sight "for his own good". The Queen also missed Royal Ascot for the first time during her reign and was replaced in Saturday's Royal procession by the Duke of Kent, Andrew's eldest daughter Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Furious EasyJet customer says airline haven't apologised after 'tearing' his luggage - - France - county Kent
Furious EasyJet customer says airline haven't apologised after 'tearing' his luggage
Gatwick Airport.Scenes of suitcases piled high and endless passengers queues have dominated national news all week, as airlines struggle to cope with an increase in demand from travelers.And David Benjamin, 63, has been hit by the issues more than most - thanks to EasyJet, he claims.He flew from Nice in France to Gatwick over the June 11/12 weekend, after a family wedding.But when he returned home on Sunday he found sections of his suitcase had been shredded and crushed with his clothes ruined.David, who has travelled around the world for work for 30 years said: "We waited for quite a while in baggage reclaim before our bag came through on the conveyor belt upside down."I took it off, stood it on its wheels and then it fell over."I saw the wheels had been damaged which then brought my attention to the rest of it."They obviously knew it was damaged because of the delay and how they laid it carefully on the front hiding it."To add to the shock, the bag had been strewn open from the front, exposing the contents inside.Some of the clothes had also been damaged and ripped with others ruined by the contents of a crushed toiletries bag.David, from Staplehurst in Kent, said: "The only way I can describe it is imagine putting a drill through fabric - it looks as though it has been torn and crushed.“No conveyor belt can do this sort of damage, to me it looks it has been caused by some sort of vehicle.”David had bought most of the clothes specifically for the wedding with the items costing around £400.He says he is not aware of any fellow passengers' luggage being destroyed.David is trying to sort the issue with the airline but has struggled to get answers."I'm stuck in limbo and I don't know what to do,” he added."It is just
Convicted killer jailed for 'barking' at barmaid and telling her 'I know what you want' - - county Kent
Convicted killer jailed for 'barking' at barmaid and telling her 'I know what you want'
jail after 'barking' at a barmaid in a bizarre Violent Offender Order breach.Eddy Ives, 34 was seen by a barmaid, who knew of him and his history, at The Rose pub in Gravesend barking through the window, on January 25.As he loudly entered the pub the former boxer was said to have been boasting about stealing meat from another shop in town.Maidstone Crown Court heard that Ives hovered near the bar, and when asked if he needed help he looked the barmaid up and down saying ‘’I know what you want’’.Donal Lawler, prosecuting, said that he grabbed her wrists after he paid for her drinks, which left her feeling scared, and asked for her phone number.The prosecutor added that he then asked if she had a boyfriend, and was starting to intimidate her as she worried what he would do next.His "beyond terrified" victim went home and even moved out of the area for a period after being told not to return because Ives had been "back looking for you".Ives, from Leysdown in Kent, was later seen pushing another woman and trying to punch and kick a man who was standing at a bus stop.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.The former champion and Olympic hopeful boxer was on a Violent Offender Order after his release from jail in September for manslaughter after beating Ben Mahoney to death in a row in a kebab shop in 2013.The pair had argued over Ives’ attitude towards staff at the House on the Hill kebab shop in Dartford, Kent.After the attack, Ives demanded compensation from his victim's friend to clean his shirt and swiped food and drink off the shop counter.The father-of-two was banned from entering Dartford under the terms of the order and was also told not to be drunk or on
Britney Spears - Selena Gomez - Paris Hilton - Sam Asghari - Jamie Lynn Spears - Drew Barrymore - Lynn Spears - Britney Spears' father Jamie is seen shopping solo after her wedding - - Los Angeles - state Louisiana - county Kent
Britney Spears' father Jamie is seen shopping solo after her wedding
Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears cut a lonely figure as he was seen grocery shopping in Kent, Louisiana on Thursday, the same day his estranged daughter walked herself down the aisle at her star-studded wedding in Los Angeles.The 40-year-old singer tied the knot with her longtime partner Sam Asghari on Thursday evening and Jamie, 69, was noticeably absent, as was Britney's mother Lynn Spears and sister Jamie Lynn Spears - following their toxic family feud surrounding her controversial conservatorship.Instead, Britney - who is said to have walked herself down the aisle solo - was surrounded by A-listers like Madonna, Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez, and Paris Hilton.Her ailing father - who recently underwent two emergency surgeries for a ruptured colon - was pictured by himself looking frail as he stepped out to fetch provisions to take back to the trailer park where he currently resides. Frail, alone and shunned from his family: Britney Spears' disgraced dad Jamie emerges in Louisiana after pop singer walked herself down the aisle at wedding he was banned from following 13-year conservatorshipJamie was suspended as his daughter's conservator last year after years of protests from her fans that started the #FreeBritney campaign.After 13 years of having total control over her life and business affairs, Britney was finally freed from the legal agreement in November last year.Jamie has maintained his innocence in the situation and has denied many claims thrown at him by the singer.Along with Jamie, his ex-wife Lynn Spears and daughter Jamie Lynn Spears were also not invited to Britney's big bash on Thursday.
Dwayne Johnson - Pierce Brosnan - Zachary Levi - Noah Centineo - Sarah Shahi - Black Adam - Dwayne Johnson catches a rocket in first trailer for ‘Black Adam’ - - county Kent - county Nelson
Dwayne Johnson catches a rocket in first trailer for ‘Black Adam’
DC’s Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson – check it out below.Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise), Black Adam follows the DC anti-hero who after being imprisoned for 5,000 years breaks free from his tomb and encounters the Justice Society Of America in the modern world.The trailer showcases some of the Justice Society members including Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) as Atom Smasher and Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) as Hawkman.The film also stars Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson aka Doctor Fate, Sarah Shahi as professor Adrianna Tomaz, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel aka Cyclone and Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael.A synopsis reads: “Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods – and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”Teasing Black Adam back at DC FanDome in October, Johnson said: “This film, this universe has been a gigantic passion project of mine for a very long time. The film has without question some of the biggest action sequences I have ever been a part of.”The film is a spin-off from 2019 superhero film Shazam! starring Zachary Levi.
Johnny Depp - Amber Heard - Jeff Beck - Johnny Depp cradles badger in surprise visit to wildlife rescue after winning Amber Heard defamation case - - Britain - USA - county Kent - city Sandra - county Wells - county Heard
Johnny Depp cradles badger in surprise visit to wildlife rescue after winning Amber Heard defamation case
Johnny Depp paid a surprise visit to a wildlife rescue organisation a day after winning his defamation case against Amber Heard, with the actor photographed holding an orphaned badger cub.This week, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was awarded $15million (£11.9m) in damages from his ex-wife Heard in the widely-publicised trial.Heard, 36, on the other hand, was awarded $2m (£1.59m) after winning one of her three defamation countersuit claims against her ex-husband, with the Aquaman star saying in a statement that she was ‘heartbroken’ over the result.On Thursday, Depp, 58, cheerfully waved at fans while arriving at Sage Gateshead, ahead of his musical performance alongside Jeff Beck, having been confirmed to join his musician friend on the rest of his UK tour dates, which will end on June 7.Earlier on, he took a trip to Folly Wildlife Rescue in Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, having been taken there by Beck’s wife, Sandra Cash.Sharing a picture of the actor on Facebook, the rescue organisation wrote: ‘Guess who’s been to see us at Folly Wildlife Rescue – no, you’re not seeing things – that’s the real Johnny Depp!’Explaining that English guitarist Beck is a patron of the rescue service, they wrote: ‘As you probably know, Johnny has been appearing with our Patron Jeff Beck on his UK tour and in a recent break, Jeff’s wife Sandra brought him up to visit us and see for himself the work we do with wildlife.‘And what an incredible afternoon it was for our staff and volunteers, as he toured the hospital’s care and vet units.
Bloke who won £105m on EuroMillions still buys second-hand cars and does his own DIY - - county Kent
Bloke who won £105m on EuroMillions still buys second-hand cars and does his own DIY
£105 million on the National Lottery have not let it go to their heads and have only bought a few second-hand cars and a house.Steve Thomson, a former white van man dubbed "Mr Sensible"by his mates, won the life-changing amount in 2019 but he and his wife Lenka have been frugal with their winnings.The Sun reports that shortly after their windfall, the pair splashed out modestly on a Volvo XC90 and a second-hand van for Steve.He also put "tens of millions" into a trust with the Queen's bank invested into property, stocks and shares.It's thought the reported £30 million investment with Coutts & Co could net the pair an extra £90 million in the future.Of course, the couple did have some fun with their winnings.At the time of the win, the couple were living in a three-bed, £150,000, terraced council house with their three kids.It took Steve over a year to splash out on a new £4.5 million property in Kent.They moved to the sprawling estate in April, complete with tennis courts, a swimming pool, lakes, stables and landscaped gardens within the 14.5 acres.The 7000 sq ft farmhouse also features two kitchens, six bedrooms and five reception rooms and Steve said he intends to do the DIY on the place himself.Speaking to the Sun, he said: “The kids have finally got their own bedrooms. It’s a simple thing but it was all they ever wished for.“I still haven’t got over what happened to us and am honestly still trying to process it still.
Aidan Macgivern - Mega jet-stream to bring more misery to UK after lightning and rare 'mini tornado' - - Britain - county Kent
Mega jet-stream to bring more misery to UK after lightning and rare 'mini tornado'
weather, say forecasters.A band of heavy rain and cloud is expected to move across most the British Isles from the west just in time for the morning rush hour on Wednesday, according to independent forecaster WXCharts.The unsettled weather has been attributed to movements high up in the atmosphere, causing high winds that drive storm clouds in a tight and tumultuous formation.Describing the midweek impact of the jet stream, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “During the middle part of the week, the jet stream has a much more powerful flow to it, running across the Atlantic and pushing in weather systems bringing unseasonably windy weather on Wednesday and Thursday.“The unsettled origin of this burst of energy is the jet stream coming out of North America with 150mph wind speeds high in the sky which help to scoop up these weather features and deepen some areas of low pressure which will move in during the start of Wednesday.”It comes after a twisting cloud resembling a small 'tornado' was spotted in the sky by curious onlookers peering at the English Channel yesterday morning (May 24).A photograph taken in the town of Broadstairs in Kent showed the cloud forming above the sea.Steve Hodgson, who works at Lillyputt Minigolf, took the picture and told KentLive the strange twisting cloud appeared for around 10 minutes.Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkil at the confirmed that the picture appeared to show a funnel cloud, which only becomes a tornado when it moves further down and reaches the ground.People in the south and east of England also reported hailstorms and impressive lightning strikes on Tuesday evening, with these stretching from the coasts to the capital.For the latest breaking news and stories from