Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park witnessed a flypast this week, with thousands of people paying homage to ten US airman who died in February 1944, to save the lives of 83-year-old Tony Foulds and his friends who were playing in the park.
Returning home from a raid in Denmark, the damaged B17 aircraft was hoping to land in the park but upon seeing the children playing there, the choice was made to veer away, and the plane crashed into nearby woodland killing all on board. A memorial was built in 1969 and since, Tony has visited six days a week to polish the brass work and maintain the flowers. That is a whole mass of good.
Great White sharks could help us to beat cancer! Yes, not a wind up, nor sci-fi! Scientists have discovered that the fish they have rapid healing and cancer-beating abilities in their DNA, which has developed over 500 million years!
Aaron Campbell, the 16-year-old teenager who was found guilty of raping and murdering a six-year-old on the Isle of Bute, had previously told a friend he would like to kill someone, “just for the life experience”. He had a history of torturing cats and was obsessed with violent computer games. He’s not been sentenced yet, but prisoners tend not to look kindly on those guilty of crimes against children, so he’s having to be protected around the clock.
MP Angela Smith quit Labour in disgust at the Party’s anti-Semitic attitude under Jeremy Corbyn, but within hours was forced to apologise for a racist comment live on the BBC Two’s Politics Live. We really have got ourselves into a mess, even a police force has been found guilty of racial discrimination against a white heterosexual man. Is it time to take a breath? Yes, abuse of all forms is wrong, but people have to believe that; attitudes have to change.
A parrot was seen looking lost at Dublin Airport… it could only happen in Ireland! The African Grey failed to respond to anything until it heard someone talking Slovak. We await the movie!
George Mendonsa, the man in the iconic photograph in Times Square, grabbing and snogging the nearest woman to him at the end of the First World War, was announced dead last week. The Iconic picture had a resurgence, but feminists complained it was sexual abuse! He’s in uniform, he’d been there so that 74 years later we had the freedom to criticise.