Monthly Archives: February 2019

Katie Price in court on drink-driving charge

The court was told that CCTV footage would show her Range Rover earlier damaging a Volkswagen Golf while attempting a three-point turn.

Price, who lives in Horsham, West Sussex, was met by a mass of photographers as she arrived at court in a black Mercedes.

Wearing a navy suit jacket, she had numerous coughing fits as she entered the building.

Price has denied the lesser offence and is yet to enter a plea over the second count.

Source: Breaking News

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“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett facing charge of allegedly filing a false police report

The whispers about Smollett's account started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked. Then detectives in a city bristling with surveillance cameras could not find video of the beating. Later, two brothers were taken into custody for questioning but were released after two days, with police saying they were no longer suspects.

Following three weeks of mounting suspicions, Smollett was charged Wednesday with felony disorder conduct, a charge that could bring up to three years in prison and force the actor, who is black and gay, to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report of a Jan. 29 beating.

Source: MSNBC

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Fractures, head injuries common in e-scooter collisions

UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough -- from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries -- to require treatment in an emergency department.

The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated at the emergency departments of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018. The study found that about one-third of them arrived by ambulance, an indication of the severity of their injuries.

West Los Angeles is the epicenter of the electric scooter phenomenon -- Santa Monica was one of the first U.S. cities in which the scooters were widely used -- but the vehicles are now available in more...

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Singer songwriter brings High Court copyright infringement action over One Direction song

A SINGER SONGWRITER’S damages claim against parties including all five original members of boy band One Direction for alleged copyright infringement has been mentioned before the High Court.

The action has been brought by David Lewis Smith, who claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.

As a result of the alleged infringement the plaintiff, represented by Smyth & Son solicitors of Drogheda seeks various reliefs including damages.

As well as the four current members of the band Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, the proceedings are also against Zain Malik who left One Direction in 2015.

The claim is also against parties including UK songwriter Jamie Scott and US...

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Volvo recalls thousands of cars

The announcement came just two weeks after  Volvo recalled 219,000 vehicles  to fix potential fuel leaks in the engine compartment.

On Wednesday, the company informed XC60 customers who own 2018 and 2019 models that "a faulty component on cars equipped with power tailgate" could potentially cause "personal injury".

"In cold climate, the tailgate lifting arm may separate, causing noise or loss of function," it said, stressing that it had not received any reports of "significant injuries".

Source: The Local

"This is preventative action to avoid any future issues," Volvo said.

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Prince Philip crash victim faces surgery to have metal plates implanted

Emma Fairweather said that she wants Philip, 97, “to know the full effect this is having on my life,” adding, “I’ve never had surgery before and I’ll have this titanium plate for life.” The support worker — whose job has been put on hold for the next month — was in the car with two other people at the time of the incident, including a 9-month-old baby who was not injured.

The woman who was injured in a car accident when Prince Philip’s  SUV hit her Kia last month  in Sandringham, England, is set to undergo surgery.

The  Daily Mail reported on Sunday, February 3, that 46-year-old Emma Fairweather will need to have a titanium plate inserted in her wrist after it did not heal...

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What Do You Do When a Car Accident Causes a Spinal Cord Injury

Of course, the first thing you have to be concerned about is your physical injuries and whether they will be permanent. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require specialised care for the rest of your life.

However, in other instances, you may have an expectation of partial or
full recovery, but the medical expenses and time off work can be financially devastating regardless of the positive prognosis.

If you are unable to continue your profession or provide for your family,
it’s likely that your greatest concern is how to provide for your family’s
needs right now and in the immediate future – especially if your medical needs have increased and your physical capabilities have been significantly compromised.

If your family’s life has been impacted by a spinal... Read more

Brad Pitt Reportedly Fighting For Joint Custody Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly met in person recently to work out their ongoing divorce settlement. The main issue at the moment is the custody of the children. The two currently have a temporary arrangement that allows Pitt to see his kids, and are looking to find a permanent solution.

According to a report by US Weekly, Pitt and Jolie met twice recently at Los Angeles to discuss the divorce settlement, the most recent on being on Jan. 30. A source familiar with the proceedings said that the two have met before to talk about the pending issues.

One of the issues they have to settle is the custody of their six kids. A second source said that they have a “foundation”...

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