Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 for drink-driving

The TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and disqualified from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Appearing at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday, he admitted driving while over the limit.

His 20-month disqualification will be reduced by five months if he attends a drink driving referral course.

The Bafta-winning I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! presenter failed a breathalyser test after the collision on 18 March and was arrested. He was released under investigation the next day and charged by postal requisition two days later.

A child who was a passenger in one of the cars was taken to hospital to be checked as a precaution. Others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

McPartlin was originally scheduled to appear in court on 4 April, but the hearing was adjourned.

After he was charged, McPartlin announced he was returning to rehabilitation, where he spent two months last year receiving treatment for depression, alcoholism and addiction to prescription painkillers.

 

April 16, 2018

Sources: Guardian

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	Kidnapped Model Chloe Ayling says pretending to have feelings for kidnapper became key to release

    Kidnapped Model Chloe Ayling says pretending to have feelings for kidnapper became key to release

    captor fall in love with her in order to be let free.</p><p>Speaking on BBC Two's Victoria Derbyshire story this morning, Chloe Ayling said she had to make her captor fall in love with her</p><p>Miss Ayling said she thought it was ridiculous people were casting doubt on her story</p><p>The mother-of-one from south London discussed the 'horrendous ordeal' where she was drugged with ketamine, stuffed in a holdall bag,  and driven 120 miles in the back of a car. </p><p>She said hearing she was going to be sold into sex trafficking  was 'horrendous' and her mother and agent wouldn't be able to pay the 300,000 euros (£265,000) ransom.</p><p>Speaking this morning, the former glamour model said once she started to share a bed with her captor he was being more responsive and answering her questions.</p><p>'The more we started talking, the more the bond was kind of forming and once I realised he was starting to like me, I knew I had to use that to my advantage,' she said.  </p><p>She said he asked to kiss her and have a relationship, which she saw as 'a chance to get out'.   </p><p>'Once I saw his reaction to what I was saying that things could happen in the future - he was acting excited and really looking forward to it and always talking about it - it was that response that made me realise I needed to keep doing that.'</p><p>She also hit back at the press saying they had brainwashed the public to hate her.  </p><p>'I think it's ridiculous that the people still doubt after the court has convicted him' she said.</p><p>Lukasz Herba, 30, was convicted of her kidnapping last month and sentenced to 30 years behind bars</p><p>Ms Ayling, 20, was drugged, stripped, and held captive in Italy for six days last year but many back home cast doubt over her story </p><p>'I think the media has brainwashed people so much into believing that I was lying.</p><p>'Once they realise that someone is controversial I think they just dig deeper and deeper to make the public hate that person even more, because at the end of the day that's what will get the views.</p><p>'So that means getting stories from irrelevant people just to make the public hate them and that's what it's done to a lot of people so they still don't believe me'</p><p>'It is hurtful because I didn't expect to go through something so bad and then be disbelieved by your own country - but there's nothing I can do until the verdict' she added. </p><p>Chloe Ayling leaving ITV studios this morning after appearing on Lorraine</p><p>Chloe Ayling leaves ITV Studios this morning in a Victoria Secret PINK vest and black cycling shorts</p><p>The British glamour model from Coulsdon, south London says she is shocked people don't believe her story</p><p>When questioned about witness reports that she laughed and joked with him while eating breakfast in a cafe Ms Ayling said: 'Why would you be 'offish' with the person who is starting to have feelings for you and is relying on that to release you? I had to do everything I could to make him fall in love with me.' </p><p>Discussing the press conference held outside on her return, Ms Ayling said she 'guessed' people cast doubt on her claims because of the way she sounded and was dressed. </p><p>'I was happy to be there because I'd just come home after a month of not seeing my family and thinking I wouldn't see them again</p><p>'I was really happy to be home, I'd just got off the plane in shorts and a top. People didn't like my outfit there but I was just being me.</p><p>Speaking this morning, the former glamour model said once she started to share a bed with her captor he was being more responsive and answering her questions.</p><p>Chloe Ayling, who has written a book about her ordeal, says she doesn't understand why she was kidnapped</p><p>'I went to the reporters because I thought that would make them go away so I could have privacy and I could be with my family but it didn't really work.</p><p>'People expect me to be crying all the time and shutting myself off from the world not facing any cameras I could have done that but it's not going to help me recover.</p><p>'If I shut myself in my house and didn't talk to anyone it wouldn't help'.</p><p>When questioned on her cold appearance, the 20-year-old said she had to detach herself from the situation.  </p><p>Chloe Ayling (pictured) was held captive in a remote Italian farmhouse near Turin last year after being lured to the country for a fake photoshoot</p><p>Herba, a Polish national from the West Midlands was jailed in June for 16 years and nine months for abducting the British model and ordered to pay £6,000 in damages to her.</p><p>During his trial, in Milan, Herba claimed he had met Ms Ayling and fallen in love with her and that he wanted to make a scandal to give her publicity.</p><p>'I still don't fully understand his motivation,' she says. 'It can't just be money as why [pick] me and he added me on Facebook two years ago, it's like he's been stalking me for that long so it must be obsession as well.'</p><p>Miss Ayling, then 20, was pulled from a suitcase which Herba dumped outside the British consulate for officials to find </p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. 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    1 July 16, 2018
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	Furious parents lay in to Dinosaur Day at fun park when they turned up to find just one small T-Rex

    Furious parents lay in to Dinosaur Day at fun park when they turned up to find just one small T-Rex

    hey were 'disgusted' after finding one solitary dinosaur.</p><p>The day at Funland Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset was billed as 'a day of everything dinosaur related with lots to see and do'.</p><p>But parents said their children were left in tears when they turned up to find just one small T-rex called 'Titch'.</p><p>Parents and children were left bitterly disappointed after one lonely T-Rex called 'Titch' (pictured) was at a day billed as 'dinosaur day' by Funland Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset</p><p>Several said their young children had been bitterly disappointed at the lack of dinosaurs and some vowed never to return to the park.</p><p>Mum Charlene Harris wrote: 'Dinosaur day would suggest more than just one small dinosaur! Very disappointed.'</p><p>Richard Pead commented: 'Very poor. One dinosaur. Just a ploy to get you to Funland and waste money on tokens. Nothing dinosaur day about it. Don't waste your time visiting.'</p><p>Lucy Attwood said: 'What disappointment! We drove all the way here!! For one bloody dinosaur- ridiculous!! My 3 year old was very upset.' </p><p> Charlie Rayner said: 'Wow! What an absolute waste of time, disgusted that no one could even be bothered to tell the public that there is only one dinosaur.</p><p>'So many disappointed children with dino t-shirts on. Brought my dino-mad 5-year-old as a well done for his school report but you left him in tears he was so upset! I'll never be back to the Tropicana again!'</p><p>The park apologised saying that part of their dinosaur exhibition were unable to attend due to last-minute transport issues.</p><p>But it admitted their advertising might have 'bigged-up' the event too much.</p><p> They said guests who complained in at the park were offered free rides.</p><p> Wendie Smith from Bristol said she had made the 50-mile round trip with her two grandsons, aged 3 and 7, to Funland Tropicana for Dinosaur Day.</p><p>'They were so excited, we had a sleepover and then went to see the dinosaurs.</p><p>'When I got there and there was just one, I thought we were too early and they hadn't set the rest up yet.</p><p>'I'm quite cynical and I said to my partner, 'I bet there's just one, to get us here'.'</p><p>But Wendie said that when she found out there really would be no more dinosaurs she had to break the news to her grandsons who were 'gutted'.</p><p>She said: 'The eldest one was absolutely gutted. I think it's disgusting, I won't be going back,' she said.</p><p>The event was itself was free entry but the park has a number of rides such as the Waltzer, a Carousel and Dodgems which require you to purchase tokens. </p><p>A member of park management said it was just an unfortunate accident, not a ploy, and they were sorry visitors had been let down.</p><p>'Titch' the T-Rex was the only dinosaur at the fun day. The manager at the park said they tried their best to deal with complaints by offering free rides</p><p> They said: 'It was an absolute disaster, from our point of view. We really don't like disappointing people.</p><p>'We had three dinosaurs booked. One, which was local to us, turned up but the others were coming down the M5 when the van pulling their trailer broke down.'</p><p>He said the van had to be recovered meaning the dinosaurs couldn't be delivered.</p><p>'We were just stuffed - we didn't hear they couldn't make it until just before the event was due to start. We were as disappointed as the customers to hear that they weren't coming.</p><p>The manager said he understood people had come from a long way-away and staff had tried their best to deal with complaints made to them on-site, offering free rides to people who complained.</p><p>'Our advertising this year probably bigged it up a bit too much,' he admitted.</p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 July 16, 2018
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	Dramatic moment topless paraglider has to be hauled to safety

    Dramatic moment topless paraglider has to be hauled to safety

    e hauled to safety after crashing into a 500ft cliff on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.    </p><p>The man, aged in his late 20s, became stuck on a very narrow ledge about 300ft up the cliff at Thorncombe Beacon, near West Bay, Dorset.</p><p>A member of the public witnessed him crash and called the emergency services.</p><p>The hapless glider was left clinging to a rock above a near-vertical drop for about two hours before being rescued by a coastguard rope technician who made his way about 190ft down to him. </p><p>Long way down: The paraglider, photographed moments before his crash, was luckily unharmed </p><p>The man, aged in his late 20s, became stuck on a very narrow ledge about 300ft up the cliff at Thorncombe Beacon, near West Bay, Dorset</p><p>The casualty suffered only minor cuts and bruises and was able to go home after being checked over by paramedics at the scene.</p><p>The coastguard search and rescue helicopter captured the dramatic rescue on its onboard camera which shows the perilous position the paraglider was in.</p><p>It was too dangerous for the helicopter to help in the rescue in case its downdraft caused him more problems. So it hovered a safe distance away to act as an 'eye in the sky' during the rescue.</p><p>The man, who was not local to the area, was paragliding as part of a group when he lost control crashed into the steep cliff face.</p><p>A member of the public witnessed him crash and called the emergency services</p><p>He managed to detach himself from his canopy and equipment which was later rescued after another coastguard technician abseiled down to fetch it.</p><p>Jake Lanning, from the West Bay coastguard team, carried out the rescue.</p><p>He said: 'The man was in a precarious position, so much so that the helicopter decided not to carry out the rescue as there was a concern that the downdraft from the helicopter might have caused more problems than it resolved.</p><p>'He was on a very narrow ledge, facing the cliff, and had grabbed onto a not very large rock with a near vertical drop below.</p><p>The man, who was not local to the area, was paragliding as part of a group when he lost control crashed into the steep cliff face</p><p>'His paragliding wing was snagged on the cliff above his position and he had ejected his backpack and all the equipment that attached him to the wing because if the wing had become dislodged or caught the wind it could have taken him with it.</p><p>'He wasn't quite hanging on by his fingertips but he was not letting go of the rocks and there was nowhere for him to go other than down.</p><p>'The paraglider was calm and in very good spirits, he wasn't panicking.</p><p>'He was very pleased to have been rescued. He had a couple of scrapes but other than that he was okay.</p><p>'It could have been a different story, he was a very lucky customer.'</p><p>The incident began at at 5.30pm yesterday and was finished by 8pm.</p><p>It was attended by two coastguard teams, the coastguard helicopter, fire crews, an ambulance and police.</p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 July 16, 2018
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	Eminem concert goers describe 'chaos' at Twickenham Stadium

    Eminem concert goers describe 'chaos' at Twickenham Stadium

    he weekend while new rules were enforced over bag size, for security reasons.</p><p>Twickenham Stadium's new rules meant only bags which were 'approximately A5 size' were allowed in.</p><p>Anyone who brought a larger bag was forced to put it in storage. However, after the show, the returns system fell into chaos.</p><p>Music lovers were forced into a small queuing area where crowds crushed each other to get to the front.</p><p>Crushed: Fans have described how the baggage returns queues 'ruined' their nights after waits of more than two hours and missing transport home</p><p>Huge crowds were huddled inside barriers - this photograph was reportedly taken two hours after the chaos began </p><p>One man was spotted hanging over crowds while concert goers attempted to get their belongings back</p><p>Twitter users showed how people were crammed into queues to get their bags returned at the end of the Eminem concert</p><p>Bags can be seen on the floor as security began asking whose belongings they were holding - according to witnesses</p><p>Piles of bags were spotted on the floor at the security area as Twickenham Stadium staff struggled to enforce their new baggage policy</p><p>Eminem fans were left furious when they were made to wait for more than two hours in queues where they were 'crushed' to get their bags back </p><p>A limited number of staff struggled with large crowds and ended up holding bags in the air, asking who they belonged to, according to witnesses.</p><p>Social media users have reported their expensive belongings being stolen as a result.</p><p>Queues lasted more than two hours for some people and others missed their transport home. Many revealed on Twitter they were 'scared' of being trampled on.</p><p>Daisy Christina said on Twitter: 'Absolutely disgusting from @TwickersEvents last night at the @Eminem concert. Not allowed to take handbags in so que to leave them in an unsecured area.</p><p>'Come out of the concert and queue for 2 1/2 hours with thousands of other people, I couldn't move, I was being crushed.</p><p>Twitter users revealed how the new baggage policy at Twickenham Stadium caused huge problems</p><p>'I was being completely crushed at the front for over an hour and NO STAFF bothered to help me despite me shouting. None of us could breathe, it was an absolute disgrace. I was panicking. Police didn't help either.'</p><p>She said: 'Very scary tonight attempting to reclaim bags @Eminem @TwickersEvents 2.5hr wait we were getting crushed, security had no control &amp; some left saying 'don't get paid enough for this sh**'. Police uninterested &amp; claim no jurisdiction as it was private property. Potential Hillsboro!'</p><p>Parents revealed their children were left unable to get home after what 'should have been a fantastic night'.</p><p>Yaz Reevell said her mum's purse with photos inside and gig merchandise was stolen.</p><p>Eminem in London. Rap star Marshall Mathers attracted tens of thousands of fans to his London event in Twickenham Stadium </p><p>She said: 'Absolutely appalled with the bag drop off service last night at @Eminem concert at Twickenham Stadium. My mum has had her bag stolen because the security were just throwing bags anywhere for people to grab. It has a lot of valuable things in.'</p><p>One woman said: 'Poor form at Twickers last night for Eminem. No consistency with allowed bag sizes and the bag drop off, was a disgraceful mess/free-for-all. Pointless putting tickets on bags, if no staff are there to monitor it. Bags could've been easily stolen!'  </p><p>A spokesperson for Twickenham Stadium said: 'In line with the policy set for this event, fans were advised not to bring bags with them.</p><p>'On the night there was a limited bag drop facility available operated by the promoter. Unfortunately this did not meet our usual standards.</p><p>'We'd like to apologise to all those who were impacted. We worked with the promoter and had a new process for Sunday's show to ensure this doesn't happen again.'</p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 July 16, 2018
  • Still have World Cup fever? Soccer&apos;s biggest teams come to the United States in International Champions Cup

    Still have World Cup fever? Soccer&apos;s biggest teams come to the United States in International Champions Cup

    ed on Sunday night but the conclusion of the World Cup didn’t call time on the game’s summer action.</p><p>There is no rest for the wickedly good when it comes to soccer, with packed club seasons leading right into the World Cup and the World Cup feeding into a dizzying mass of preseason games.</p><p>Fortunately for American fans burned by the absence of the national team from all the festivities in Russia, some of best build-up ahead of the new European club campaign will take place in the United States.</p><p>“There won’t be a lot of rest for these guys,” England head coach Gareth Southgate said, after his team lost its third-place playoff to Belgium. “That is part of being a top player and you have to try to manage it.”</p><p>At best, athletes who went deep into the World Cup might get two or three weeks to kick back, find a beach, or reacquaint themselves with their families before it all starts up again.</p><p>The American market has become a magnet for many of Europe’s finest clubs and the International Champions Cup, a preseason tournament boasting some of the biggest names in the game, kicks off at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Friday.</p><p>Eighteen teams will each play three games for a total of 27 matches, 17 of which will be played in American stadiums – mainly the kind of giant venues usually reserved for college football or the NFL.</p><p>The organizers are at the whim of the coaches in terms of who plays on any given day, but previous evidence suggests that the games are seen a solid opportunity to get their superstars into shape.</p><p>It is hard to argue with quality of the tournament field. The American portion of the ICC will feature both Champions League finalists (Real Madrid and Liverpool), plus the league champions of England, Spain, Italy and Germany (Manchester City, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich). Add Manchester United and AC Milan to that list and you can start to see why the ICC is into its sixth year and counting.</p><p>“Top players, we are busy,” Cristiano Ronaldo said, describing the workload the modern performer must shoulder.</p><p>The extent of Ronaldo’s involvement in the ICC will soon become clearer, and there remains the tantalizing possibility that Juventus’ new signing could face off against former team Real Madrid on Aug. 4 in Landover, Md.</p><p>Players eliminated in the group stage, round of 16 or quarterfinals of the World Cup are more likely to feature heavily in the ICC than those who made it all the way to the semis.</p><p>Regardless, the ICC has proven to be a popular diversion for players, with visiting coaches often extolling the virtues of the lavish American training facilities, many basing themselves at major colleges.</p><p>There is no need to pretend the ICC is something that it isn’t. Ultimately, these are preseason games, and there are still some cobwebs to be shaken out for players who weren’t part of their nation’s World Cup squad. But interest is there.</p><p>“I’ll be raring to go,” Christian Pulisic told USA TODAY Sports recently. “I didn’t want to have the summer off.”</p><p>Pulisic’s Borussia Dortmund is around for three games, one of which is that Friday opener against Manchester City in Chicago.</p><p>There will be some intriguing culture clashes, too. Two teams synonymous with “red” will square off at a place that’s usually a sea of blue. Manchester United and Liverpool could break an American soccer attendance record on July 28 when they meet at the University of Michigan’s "Big House."</p><p>Different clubs have different requirements for what they want from preseason. Some may look to give as much of their squad playing time as possible. Others will focus on getting their key members into optimum shape.</p><p>For example, Ronaldo is 33, but Juventus will surely be keen to get their new star signing on display when possible, to maximize the impact of one of the most surprising moves of recent times.</p><p>The most tired legs will surely come from representatives of France, Croatia, Belgium and England, with each of those nations playing seven World Cup games and not wrapping up their campaign until the final weekend.</p><p>Harry Kane is an avowed lover of American culture and its traditional sports, and the chance to play for against AC Milan at Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium, site of the most recent Super Bowl, might tempt him to try to make an appearance in Tottenham’s third game of its American jaunt.</p><p>Kane has spoken often of becoming an NFL kicker at the end of his career. In the meantime, he will have to be content with the World Cup’s Golden Boot award and being one of the world’s most valued soccer stars.</p><p>He’ll be in company over the coming weeks and America’s new soccer fans don’t need to go cold turkey as soon as the World Cup ends. Soccer isn’t ready to let go of its grip on summer just yet.</p>

    1 July 16, 2018

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