Wrestling fans across the world are in mourning after the death of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Widely regarded as the best wrestling manager ever, “The Brain” worked throughout the 80’s, often feuding with Hulk Hogan.
Announcing Heenan’s death, ex-WWE commentator Jim Ross paid tribute to his friend. He wrote: “The news of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s passing today gutted me. I loved our time together. No one ever did it better than the Weasel.”
Bobby, 72, had been suffering from lung cancer and was forced to pull out of recent appearances due to ill health. WWE has sent its condolences to his friends and family.
A huge fire broke out in Bolton yesterday, sending out huge plumes of smoke. Around 40 firefighters rushed to tackle the blaze, which started just before 5pm yesterday. Emergency services have reportedly requested a super powerful Scandinavian extinguisher to assist them, which can blast through doors and walls.
The fire broke out at a recycling plant on the Raikes Lane Industrial Estate yesterday afternoon. It set three floors alight and the roof fell in. A cordon was put in place around the scene and the blaze could be seen from miles around.
Horrified Twitter users shared pictures of the blaze from various parts of the town. Heather tweeted: “Fire in Bolton. Can be seen from Fernstead Flats, Deane. Anyone know anything? Xxx”
Brits are set to enjoy the last sunshine of summer this week as temperatures rise again. Autumn officially starts on Friday with the weather expected to take a turn for the worse with chilly nights returning. But not before heat returns this week with thermometers poised to touch 21C in parts of the UK.
Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said temperatures will rise above average over the next few days and Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said the warmest weather will be on Thursday, saying: “Things are going to turn warmer over the next few days and overall we are looking at a better week than last week. Most of the showers on Monday will be in the east and southeast with the north drier and brighter.
“After a chilly start on Tuesday we are looking at a settled day and although there will be some showers it is not a bad day with temperatures of 18C or 19C in the south and 13C in the north … We could see 21C on Thursday with 19C or 20C more widely around the south and mid teens further north.”
Wayne Rooney has been sentenced for drink-driving. The Everton striker, 31, was stopped in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on 1 September. The former England captain was on a night out while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.
He was released on bail after being charged with “driving whilst over the prescribed limit”. He admitted one count of drink-driving when he appeared at Stockport Magistrates Court on Monday morning.
Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service after admitting drink-driving.
Bursting with pride and happiness, Jean Fray beams for the camera after watching her eldest daughter make her wedding vows. The primary school teacher looks full of life as she poses for a family snap outside the church. Nobody could have guessed the terrible tragedy that was about to unfold.
Yet within an hour fit and healthy Jean had collapsed after suffering a catastrophic brain haemorrhage at the drinks reception. She slipped into unconsciousness and died the next day in hospital with her devastated daughter at her side – still wearing her wedding dress.
Bride Marcia Holmes, 31, said: “What is keeping me going is that mum had a really good party on her last day and was the happiest I’ve ever seen her. I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, but the evening before the wedding I gave her a card and in that message I wrote everything I needed to say to her. She knew how much I loved her and we had such an amazing morning together getting ready for the wedding. They are memories I will treasure forever.”
Dramatic CCTV footage could show the Parsons Green bomber leaving his home with a bomb 90 minutes before an explosion on a Tube train injured 30 people. A homemade bomb inside a Lidl bag partially exploded on a packed London Underground train at Parsons Green Tube station in west London on Friday.
Footage obtained by ITV shows a man leaving a house carrying a large Lidl carrier bag at 6.50am – 90 minutes before the ‘fireball’ ripped through the packed tube train. The property in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, has since been raided by armed police who evacuated all neighbouring homes within 100 metres.
Photos of the bomb – placed inside a bucket in a Lidl bag – appeared on social media within minutes of the attempted atrocity. The bombing suspect, who was arrested in Dover yesterday, is said to be an 18-year-old was an Iraqi orphan who had moved to Britain aged 15 after his parents died.
A dad was killed and a mum and two kids are fighting for their lives after their family car was mangled in the M5 horror crash yesterday. Police have said four people died after a lorry smashed through the central reservation and collided with oncoming vehicles on the motorway yesterday afternoon.
Hero drivers were seen leaping from their cars and pulling screaming children from burning vehicles as emergency crews rushed to the scene in south Gloucestershire. Avon and Somerset Constabulary said a woman and two children were rushed to hospitals in the Bristol area with life-threatening injuries following the devastating smash.
According to a witness who rushed to help, the trio are a mum and two young kids. The youngsters’ dad was reportedly found in the family’s vehicle with “no pulse”. The witness, who did not wish to be named, said the family’s vehicle was mangled in the crash, which prompted emergency crews to close the busy motorway. Other witnesses had earlier described how the lorry’s tyre “blew”.
A schoolboy has described the horror of being trampled in a stampede trying to escape the Parsons Green attack, which injured at least 30 people. Alex Ojeda-Sierra, who is just 13, stumbled and fell as commuters attempted to flee the Tube train after the rush hour bombing in west London.
Terrified passengers ran across his head, chest and stomach as he lay trapped on a stairway, crying for his older brother Robert. “One man fell on me and my legs bent backwards, and my right ankle got twisted,” Alex said. “I started screaming that I had no air.”
Alex had been on his way to school in Fulham Broadway – the train’s next stop after Parsons Green – with his friends. Suddenly, at around 8.20am on Friday, a bomb in a white bucket created a huge fireball. It had failed to detonate, but the explosion was big enough to cause mass panic. Alex was left crying for his brother, 15-year-old Robert, who was nowhere to be seen. He didn’t realise that his brother had got off the train at East Putney to use the toilet.
A British Airways flight was held on the runway at an airport in Paris this morning over a security threat. James Anderson, 20, who is on the flight from Charles de Gaulle airport to London Heathrow said that the plane was searched due to an apparent threat made by an individual.
After an initial search was given the all clear, passengers were put through X-rays and body scanners by armed officers before they were given the go-ahead to fly. Pictures and video from the scene show police and fire engines surrounding the plane as it sits on the runway at the airport.
James said that the pilot had said there were technical issues as the plane was held on the runway for an hour, adding: “We were then told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport. That’s when we noticed police and fire vehicles quickly surround the plane and dozens of armed officers and firefighters got out. The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically.”
A heavily pregnant woman who was just five days from her due date lost her unborn baby daughter after her drunk partner kicked her in the stomach. Jessy Johnson, 19, fell to the floor in pain before Stuart Samson, 37, whispered in her ear telling her not to call an ambulance to avoid social services getting involved, a court heard.
Samson was jailed this week for two years and nine months after pleading guilty to two offences of assault causing actual bodily harm. After the sentencing, Miss Johnson slammed prosecutors for not viewing her stillborn child as being ‘human’ and for not charging Samson with murder or child destruction.
Miss Johnson from Pontefract, said: “I’m so angry about his sentence. No sentence will bring back my baby. He only pleaded guilty to get a lesser sentence and he showed no remorse at court from what I saw.” Prosecuting, Peter Moulson said Samson’s kick had caused Miss Johnson to suffer injuries which caused the unborn child to suffer from a lack of oxygen.