Man, 27, who raped woman, 29, at knifepoint in 'appalling, unprovoked attack' is jailed for 14 years

Bodor Ahmed (pictured), 27, stalked his victim as she walked away from Canning Town Underground Station on July 19 last year and then ambushed her in a secluded street.
Read full article on: dailymail.co.uk
Police officer caught choking colleague who tried to stop him attacking suspect
Pullease turned aggressive as the police were arresting a verbally and physically resistive suspect
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Girl, 9, missing in Greenwich found, police say
A missing nine-year-old girl from south-east London who was the subject of a police appeal has been found.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Former Lloyds boss Horta-Osorio quits Credit Suisse after investigation
Antonio Horta-Osorio received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the financial sector and mental health.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics
Arab politician Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he joined Israel’s governing coalition last year
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Struggling Credit Suisse ousts chairman after Covid quarantine probe
Credit Suisse Group AG’s Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio resigned after just nine months in the role, following a series of missteps including reported breaches of Swiss and UK quarantine rules that eroded confidence in his leadership (Bloomberg).
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Amber Rose backtracks on viral Kanye West tweet: ‘Kim Kardashian nor her sisters deserved that’
A tweet from 2015 recirculated social media amid Kanye and Kim’s drama.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
A thin Uncle Phil? Why the Fresh Prince reboot is a travesty for Big Guys
Will Smith’s Nineties comedy series is being rebooted as a gritty drama that has divided fans. But it’s the reimagination of Uncle Phil as a muscular patriarch that’s bothering Ed Cumming
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Outrage as 'selfish to****s who need to be jailed' target allotments AGAIN
Scrap wood, an old sofa and a bathtub were just some of the items dumped outside Pleasant Street allotments
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Cristiano Ronaldo has an important new role at Manchester United
Man United are struggling on the pitch this season and Cristiano Ronaldo has an important new role at the club.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: ‘Exploding Head Syndrome is a really peculiar thing’
As Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film ‘Memoria’ arrives, James Mottram talks to the Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker about his unexpected fandom, working with Tilda Swinton and his struggles with a noise-related medical condition
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Monday briefing: PM turns on BBC as ‘Partygate’ pressure mounts
Johnson accused of abolishing licence fee as a distraction … 8 million Britons drinking too much … and Ruth Davidson on mental health and politicsGood Monday morning to you, Graham Russell here with the latest news to start the week. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
The beautiful pictures of three pregnant sisters that tell a magical story for troubled times
Kimberley McGovern, 32, Hazel Grecian , 30, and Jodie McGovern, 27, are expecting children within months of each other
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Cameron Norrie knocked out in Australian Open first round by Sebastian Korda
Hopes that Cameron Norrie would begin 2022 where he left out last season were dashed as the British No1 suffered a 6-3 6-0 6-4 defeat to Sebastian Korda in the opening round of the Australian Open.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
TV tonight: Euphoria is the house party that just won’t end
The provocative teenage show amps up the drama. Plus: Bradley Walsh and son charm in a European road trip. Here’s what to watch this evening Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal in Vlahovic and Tielemans boost as Man Utd linked with Dybala
Arsenal are still trying to push for Fiorentina star Vlahovic and Juventus's Arthur, Chelsea are keeping tabs on Sergino Dest and Man Utd have set their asking price for Phil Jones
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
ITV Loose Women: Judi Love's real life journey from struggling single mum to stardom and off-screen battles
The comedian's TV career is reaching new heights
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
‘She chopped her hair off’: Pakistani women’s struggle to play cricket
In such a conservative country, young women often have to fight their own families first just to play the sport they loveBisma Amjad plays cricket. She aspires to play internationally and was picked for Pakistan’s under-19 World Cup squad.But when the pandemic came, because she was a woman, there was nowhere for her to practise, so she dressed as a man to play alongside male cricketers at “gully cricket” – the street game. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Fund to preserve, assist Black churches gets $20M donation
A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the United States has received a $20 million donation that will go to help congregations
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
China’s birthrate falls to 61-year low despite moves to stave off demographic crisis
Beijing has announced major reforms to address the decline, including raising the retirement age and implementing a three-child policyChina’s birthrate has fallen to its lowest level in six decades, barely outnumbering deaths in 2021 despite major government efforts to increase population growth and stave off a demographic crisis.Across China, 10.62 million babies were born in 2021, a rate of 7.52 per thousand people, the national bureau of statistics said on Monday. In the same period 10.14 million deaths were recorded, a mortality rate of 7.18 per thousand, producing a population growth rate of just 0.34 per thousand head of population. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Nurse caught 'injecting' vaccine into a tissue before issuing Covid pass in scam
According to investigators in Italy there was a network of dozens of scammers who brought people from across Italy to a vaccination centre in Ancona
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
FBI under fire for claiming Texas synagogue attack wasn’t related to anti-Semitism
FBI claims attacker was focused on issue not directly connected to the Jewish community
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Support flows to 'changed' Texas synagogue after standoff
The tight-knit congregation at a Texas synagogue where four people were held hostage by an armed captor during a 10-hour standoff over the weekend traces its roots back to a gathering organized over 20 years ago by a handful of families who were new to the area
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
US weather: 150,000 left without power as ‘bad storm’ hits 80million in States and Canada
ALMOST 150,000 people have been left without power after a "pretty bad storm" put more than 80million people under weather warnings in the USA and Canada.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
More than 1m UK women could quit their jobs through lack of menopause support
In a survey of 2,000 women with menopause symptoms, 63% said their workplace had no policy in placeMore than 1 million women in the UK could be forced out of their jobs this year because their employers are failing to support them as they go through the menopause, researchers have said.A survey of 2,000 women aged 45 to 67 across the UK experiencing menopause symptoms found that this lack of support is having a direct impact on their decisions to leave the workplace. The women said it was the second most devastating impact on their career to date, only just behind having children. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Robert Burns letters reveal poet was advised not to write in Scots dialect
Burns warned use of dialect would alienate London readers in letter that forms part of major project by University of GlasgowScotland’s beloved son and national bard Robert Burns has done more than any other poet to export the 18th-century Scottish dialect around the world, through the new year classic Auld Lang Syne and his other famous works.His lyrics, such as “we twa hae run about the braes/and pou’d the gowans fine”, may be incomprehensible to many, but the fame and influence of a man annually celebrated on 25 January has endured over more than two centuries. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
What next for England after Ashes embarrassment?
Captain Joe Root may survive the fall-out but changes elsewhere are likely.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
‘How lucky was I?’: The Good Fight’s Christine Baranski on Sondheim, stardom and snobbery
As she prepares to star in the new ‘American Downton’, the 69-year-old actor talks about her blue-collar roots, her friendship with Stephen Sondheim — and the pleasures of late-career fameChristine Baranski is an “Oh, her …” kind of actor. Casual observers might not recognise her name, but they always, instantly, know her face. “Oh, her,” they say, when they see her starring in The Good Fight, the successful spin-off to the TV drama The Good Wife, in which she also co-starred. “It’s the woman who played Leonard’s mother on The Big Bang Theory and Meryl Streep’s high-kicking friend in Mamma Mia!” “Oh, her,” they say, when they spot her in comedy classic Bowfinger. “It’s the woman who brings sass and class to whatever she’s in.” Exactly. That’s her.With her high-toned enunciation and elegant bearing that verges on regal, Baranski seems like the human embodiment of Manhattan’s Upper East Side circa 1955, and when we connect via video call she initially fulfils all preconceptions. “Now, tell me about London, how are things going there? Oh, I’m so sorry,” she says. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the...
A new start after 60: ‘I took up ballet at 62 – and it felt like coming home’
As a child, Tina Leverton dreamed of being a ballet dancer, but her parents couldn’t afford the lessons. Learning to dance decades later has been joyful – and transformed her lifeTina Leverton was 62 when she bought her first pair of ballet shoes. She says slipping her feet into the soft leather was very emotional. “I felt utterly transported. I took a photo of them and sent it to my daughter. I said: ‘I’ve waited a long time for these.’”A few weeks earlier, Leverton had taken the first ballet class of her life, after an advert in a freesheet caught her eye. It showed older women at the barre. “It really evoked a strong memory from when I was a child. I thought: ‘Let’s go for it.’” The class was near Leverton’s home in Mumbles, on the Gower peninsula in south Wales. “As I came in the door, I twirled around,” she says. “Big smile on my face. From the minute I started, it was wonderful. It felt like coming home.” Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the...
For the Tory party, Boris Johnson is a blip not a crisis | Nesrine Malik
Do not mistake changing polls and rising public anger with anything that will bring meaningful change to BritainAny minute now, no? Surely this is it for Boris Johnson. The party is over. He has managed to get away with it before, but, as someone yelled with relish at prime minister’s questions last week: “Not this time!” The polls do indeed look bad for the first time in a long while, and a more troubling portent for the prime minister is how the “r” word – resignation – has become thrown about not as a far-fetched demand but as a real possibility.Nesrine Malik is a Guardian columnist Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the...
‘It took four men and a fire extinguisher to get the tiger off him’: the tragedy of Vegas magicians Siegfried and Roy
Their exotic animal show was a Sin City sensation – until one of their white tigers attacked. But why were counter-terrorism police called? New podcast Wild Things tackles an enduring mysteryWhere do you start with a story that involves counter-terrorism police doing background checks on a tiger, has its roots in the mental health problems of Nazi soldiers, and features an investigation into whether a beehive hairdo can be used as a weapon? What’s more, weaving in and out of all of this, there are two German magicians in mullets and shiny suits seemingly capable of floating around in the air, one of whom nearly dies on stage after a white tiger bites clean through his neck.This was the problem facing Emmy-winning film-maker Steven Leckart, who had long felt that the extraordinary story of Siegfried and Roy, whose performances with exotic animals electrified Las Vegas, deserved a proper telling. The result is Wild Things, an eight-part podcast detailing how Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn rose to international stardom with a whole zoo’s worth of performing jungle cats, then had their live career effectively ended when a tiger called Montecore attacked Roy on stage, nearly killing him. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the...
Millions in UK drinking harmful levels of alcohol at home, experts warn
Switch to drinking at home rather than in pubs during Covid pandemic partly to blameMillions of Britons are causing themselves “silent harm” through hazardous drinking at home, experts have warned, as figures reveal levels of “higher risk” alcohol consumption have soared during the pandemic.While the new figures concern England only, the phenomenon has been seen in all parts of the UK. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the...
Tim Sherwood notices Jordan Henderson's sly move during Liverpool's win over Brentford
Fabinho netted the opener in Liverpool's 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday but Jordan Henderson was singled out for the role he played in making the goal happen
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Liverpool fans show football's fickle nature as Jurgen Klopp focuses on what's next
Jurgen Klopp's men claimed victory over Brentford at Anfield in the German's 350th match as manager of the Reds, handing him his 213th success as Kop boss
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Tottenham urged to sign Manchester United player to help 'frustrated' Harry Kane
Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard is into the final months of his contract at Old Trafford.
1 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Man City stance on academy loan exits amid James McAtee transfer speculation
Manchester City have two weeks left to secure transfers in the January window, with outgoings more likely than incomings.
1 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Aaron Morley reflects on Bolton Wanderers debut and explains how transfer from Rochdale unfolded
The midfielder made his first start for the club in the win over Ipswich Town
1 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Jeff Goldblum closes Prada’s menswear show at Milan Fashion Week
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Asa Butterfield, and Ashton Sanders were also part of show
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Julia Fox on Kanye West relationship: ‘It’s a redemption story’
Actor says she felt ‘instant, natural, organic attraction and connection’ with Ye
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Texas rabbi: Security training paid off in hostage standoff
U.S. and British authorities are continuing an investigation into the weekend standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with an armed British national dead
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Study confirms sixth mass extinction is currently underway, caused by humans
Since 1500, Earth may have lost about a tenth of its 2 million known species, say scientists
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Murder probe as Florida gay rights activist found dead in landfill
Cause of death has not yet been ascertained
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
UK Weather: Icy blast to freeze Brits as temperature plunges to -5C and snow on the way
Between Friday 28 January and Saturday 29 a large arctic weather formation is predicted to push down from the north before falling across Scotland
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
China anti-virus measures in full-force after Beijing case
Beijing's first reported case of the omicron variant has prompted stepped-up measures in the nation's capital, just weeks before it hosts the Winter Olympic Games
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Mikel Arteta deploys Arsenal's secret weapon in Dusan Vlahovic transfer talks
Arsenal realise waiting until the summer means their chances to sign Dusan Vlahovic will significantly reduce, which is why they are willing to break the bank to engineer a move this month
2 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Manchester United may live to regret baffling treatment of Donny van de Beek
Donny van de Beek made his 50th Man United appearance on Saturday but it doesn't feel like it.
2 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Manchester United's next six Premier League fixtures compared to top four rivals
It could be a pivotal month for Man United before the Manchester derby
2 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...