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PostPosted: 13-08-2014 01:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any attempt to copyright Bear as a unique identity is likely to face an awful lot of opposition from a pack of Tom-of-Finland types, rushing out of the woods to make him their [insert own choice of epithet] Shocked

edit: I think this is a sentence without a subject but I'll see if it still looks that way in the morning. pished
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PostPosted: 18-08-2014 08:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woman in jelly-wrestling contest cleared of biting opponent
Updated 8:34am Monday 18th August 2014
By Adrian Imms .

A WOMAN has been cleared of biting her female opponent during a jelly wrestling contest.
Natalie Tiller, 22, was accused of drawing blood with her teeth in a Brighton nightclub as the two tussled in a paddling pool of goo.

Her victim, Kimberley Holmes, claimed she was bitten on her upper arm after the incident in Wahoo nightclub in West Street on June 28 2013.

Miss Holmes’s brother, Gary Holmes, was watching the wrestling match.
He told Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday: “I said there’s a bottle of champagne up for grabs if you get into the jelly pool.
“I think it was a bit silly to be quite honest.”
He told how he jumped into the fray after seeing his sister’s head go underneath the jelly.

Miss Holmes said: “We decided to get into the pool and have a roll about just for a bit of fun and then it kind-of escalated.”
She alleged Miss Tiller bit her on her upper right arm, leaving a bite mark.

The court heard Miss Tiller sent Facebook messages and texts to Miss Holmes afterwards apologising. One read: “Can we talk please? X”
Another read: “I don’t know what to say. I am really sorry.”

Miss Tiller, of The Ridgway, Brighton, told the court she was apologising for something she was told she had done – but could not remember because she had been drinking.

Rachel Lancaster, defending Miss Tiller, suggested Miss Holmes reported the biting to the police four days after the event to get revenge because she suspected “something more” than a friendship was going on between her boyfriend and Miss Tiller.

Miss Tiller said: “I just thought it was going to be playful wrestling and a bit of fun. We were both as drunk as each other,” she added and said there was aggression from both of them.

Giving her verdict, lead magistrate Rosalind Buchan said accounts of how much alcohol was consumed differed considerably. She said magistrates could not be sure that the biting was deliberate and cleared the 22-year-old of assault by beating.

Speaking after the case, Miss Tiller told The Argus the case was stressful. Commenting on whether the case should have come to court, she said: “It has been annoying. People will laugh. It’s comical.”

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11415180.Cleared_woman_trifle_drunk_in_jelly_wrestling_bite_incident/?ref=rss

Comical? Oh no no no...

Snigger!
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PostPosted: 18-08-2014 08:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, West Street.

One street alone that gives the whole of Brighton & Hove a dodgy name.

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PostPosted: 03-10-2014 22:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A woman who became obsessed with the television drama Breaking Bad has been cleared of trying to kill her mother by slipping deadly poison bought over the internet into her Diet Coke.

Kuntal Patel admitted buying poison from an anonymous US-based seller who she likened to “Walter White” – the murderous anti-hero of the US series – but said she threw away the highly toxic abrin before she could carry out her plot.

The online deal was uncovered by the FBI and sparked a huge police operation in London amid fears of a terrorist plot. But it emerged that Ms Patel had bought the toxin after claiming to have been bullied and beaten by her mother during a ferocious dispute over the man she wanted to marry.

After recovering encrypted messages between Ms Patel and the seller, the 37-year-old was accused of trying to kill her magistrate mother using “untraceable” toxin but a jury believed her claims that she bought it while considering suicide.

It was alleged that Ms Patel dreamed up a murder plot after becoming “addicted” to the American TV series Breaking Bad and watching an episode in which Walter White kills an enemy with ricin-laced tea. ...

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/daughter-cleared-of-trying-to-poison-mother-in-breaking-bad-plot-30634578.html#sthash.DdCMP8nl.dpuf
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PostPosted: 04-10-2014 20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the inclusion of Breaking Bad to showbiz-up the story. Much more interesting now, right?
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PostPosted: 04-10-2014 21:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

gncxx wrote:
I like the inclusion of Breaking Bad to showbiz-up the story. Much more interesting now, right?

Not if, like me, you watch little TV, and know nothing about Breaking Bad! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man who went on Penzance shop rampage stands on his head in court
Last updated 10:50 Friday 17 October 2014.

A man who pulled hair out of a policewoman’s head and assaulted a staff worker in a Penzance health shop stood on his head for several minutes while he was in the dock at Truro Magistrates’ Court.
Because of the construction of the secured area, all that could be seen of him from the court room was his two legs upside down and his feet.
He said nothing, remaining in that position for some time, before then taking his seat.

His action was ignored by the court and the case proceeded, continuing until he sat down again of his own accord.

He was Bhupinder Singh Goraya, aged 44, of Coombe Park, Penzance, who had told the police he was a freeman of the land and did not follow English laws or the Sovereign.
He pleaded guilty to two offences of assault and one of criminal damage.

Alison May, for the CPS, said Goraya went into the Holland and Barrett shop about 3.15pm, followed by a woman who asked shop staff to lock the doors behind him to detain him because he had been causing trouble in a public house.
When Jak Hodgkins, a staff member, asked Goraya what was up, defendant said to him: “I’ll f****** do you”, swinging a bottle of oils he was holding at him and hitting him on the head with it.
He started throwing bottles from the shelves at the woman from the pub and one was smashed.

An off duty police officer, PC Liston, who was in the shop, told Goraya three times who she was and that he should calm down, but he continued to throw things around and wave his arms. She took him to the floor and restrained him, and while down, he grabbed a handful of her hair and pulled it out, causing her extreme pain.
He then grabbed a silver chain she was wearing and broke it. He was shouting vile and abusive language all the time.

Goraya told the police when they arrived that he had got drunk at the Seven Stars pub. When he drank he got aggressive and “bolshie”. He described hitting Mr Hodgkins in the face as “a joyful thing to do”. He had a previous conviction and some cautions.

Goraya, who said he was a writer, had little to say for himself in court, and was given a year’s community order and told to do 180 hours of unpaid work.
He was also given a drink banning order for a year, made to pay £150 compensation to the police officer, £50 to Mr Hodgkins, £24.99 to the shop, and £145 costs and surcharge.

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11539358.Man_who_went_on_Penzance_shop_rampage_stands_on_his_head_in_court/?ref=mr
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PostPosted: 21-10-2014 12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lewd emails result in PA Supreme Court Judge Seamus McCaffery suspension

Seamus McCaffery, a 64-year-old Belfast-born judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has been suspended from the bench after sending lewd pornogrpahy to fellow judges and friends.

The pictures allegedly included one picture of a woman in congress with a snake and another of a 100-year-old naked woman.

The court stated on Monday that McCaffery was suspended with pay on an interim basis and the Judicial Conduct Board will investigate whether to file formal charges.

The suspension came after Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille demanded his colleagues take action and appoint a special prosecutor. Castille attacked McCaffery in strikingly personal terms.

Castille wrote of McCaffery "In my two decades of experience on this court, no other justice...has done as much to bring the Supreme Court into disrepute. No other justice has failed to live up to the high ethical demands required of this court or has been the constant focus of ethical lapses to the degree of Justice McCaffery."

McCaffery was born in Belfast the second of seven children to Seamus and Rita Mccaffrey and came to the US aged five. He served as a police officer and a marine colonel before becoming a judge.

http://www.irishcentral.com/Lewd-emails-result-in-PA-Supreme-Court-Judge-Seamus-McCaffrey-suspension.html


The pictures allegedly included one picture of a woman in congress with a snake

Plenty of snakes in Congress, which one?
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PostPosted: 23-10-2014 20:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

High Court judge baffled by cricket scoring

A High Court judge presiding over a planning battle involving a cricket ground demonstrated a lack of knowledge of the sport by asking: "What are sixes and fours?" Shocked

Mrs Justice Beverley Lang was hearing a challenge to a plan to extend a former forge beside a Hampshire cricket pitch.
She asked the question when she was told that balls crossed the boundary line at East Meon's cricket ground.
A lawyer at the hearing explained the rules of the game to the baffled judge.

East Meon Forge and Cricket Ground Protection Association is challenging East Hampshire District Council's decision to grant planning permission for an extension with a residential first floor over the single-storey former blacksmith's workshop.

Robert Fookes, appearing for the association, told Mrs Justice Lang that one of the grounds of objection to the development was that the forge was very close to the cricket square and "sixes and fours are frequently hit by batsmen on to forge land, including the roof of the building itself".
The judge said: "I don't play cricket - what does that mean?"

Mr Fookes explained that sixes are scored in cricket when the ball is hit over the boundary without hitting the ground, while fours "bounced along the ground" before crossing the boundary line.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-29742797

Wimmin! Shouldn't High Court judges have a basic understanding of English culture? Twisted Evil

(I bet she doesn't know who the Beatles were, either!)
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PostPosted: 24-10-2014 07:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
(I bet she doesn't know who the Beatles were, either!)[/i]

"I believe they are a popular beat combo, m'lud."
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