Monday, February 15, 2016

Video captures moment a tornado rips through a Tennessee high school

The eye of the storm: Astonishing security camera footage captures moment a violent 95mph tornado rips through high school leaving trail of destruction

Remarkably no-one was injured by tornado, reported to be 100 yards wide
Security camera footage shows 95mph winds ripping through high school
Tornado damaged classrooms, the football stadium and felled lampposts

This incredible footage captures exactly what it is like to be in the path of a 95mph tornado.

The shocking video shows strong winds ripping through an American high school causing utter devastation.

Security camera footage captured the extreme weather as it swept through the grounds of Crockett County High School in Alamo, Tennessee on February 2.

Devastating tornado hits a US high school at 95 mph

Devastating tornado hits a US high school at 95 mph

The eye of the storm: Astonishing security camera footage captures moment a violent 95mph tornado rips through high school leaving trail of destruction no-one was injured by tornado, reported to be 100 yards wide Security camera footage shows 95mph winds ripping through high schoolTornado damaged classrooms, the football stadium and felled lampposts

Posted by Oppo on Monday, February 15, 2016

Remarkably no-one was injured by the EF-1 tornado, which was reportedly 100 yards wide.
Director of Crockett County Schools, Robert F. Mullins Jr, said that the tornado's path damaged classrooms, building roofs, the football stadium and felled lampposts.

The baseball field, softball field and tennis courts also experienced minor damage caused by debris strewn across the school grounds.

Robert said there is always a possibility of tornadoes in the area during violent thunderstorms.

The tornado formed at approximately 4.55 pm around three miles west to the south west of Alamo.

The security camera shows it battering a fence at the school and throwing debris across what appears to be a parking lot.

A gate is later seen being blown open as large chunks of roofing are sent sprawling by the wind. A chair can even be seen escaping the school.
Another angle shows a flash of lightening as heavy rain adds further drama to the scene.
The tornado is listed as having ended at 5.03 pm about two miles west to northwest of Alamo.

The Government finds £80,000 to make sure Parliament can keep printing laws on GOAT SKIN

What spending cuts? The Government finds £80,000 to make sure Parliament can keep printing laws on GOAT SKIN

UK laws were set to be printed on paper from April this year to save money
Matthew Hancock says Cabinet Office budget can be used to save the 500-year tradition
But House of Lords has yet to receive offer and will go ahead with change
Vellum producers claim calfskin parchment lasts for at least 5,000 years

Ministers have stepped in to pledge £80,000 a year to safeguard Parliament's tradition of printing Britain's laws on goatskin parchment, known as vellum.

Britain's laws were set to printed on paper from April after the House of Lords decided it could no longer afford the cost of vellum.

But Matthew Hancock, the minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, said he would be prepared to use his budget to cover the cost and maintain the 500-year tradition and insisted the move would be 'cost effective'.

However this afternoon the House of Lords said it had yet to receive a formal offer from the Government and is planning to go ahead with its decision to stop printing laws on vellum.

If an offer from the Government comes forward, it would consider the option of keeping the tradition, House of Lords officials said.

Mr Hancock told the Daily Telegraph today: 'Recording our laws on vellum is a millennium long tradition, and surprisingly cost effective.

'While the world around us constantly changes, we should safeguard some of our great traditions and not let the use of vellum die out.'
The move has the support of David Cameron, whose spokeswoman said this morning: 'Traditions are an important part of our parliamentary heritage.
'It's right that we seek to preserve them wherever possible.'

from the Cabinet Office regarding this decision and expect to move to printing on high quality archival paper, which has a lifespan of several hundred years.

'Currently, the oldest paper records in the Lords date back to the early 16th century, and are only a few years younger than the oldest vellum record in the Archives, which is an Act of Parliament from 1497.

'If the Cabinet Office write offering to take on the responsibility for printing Acts of Parliament on vellum, it would of course be considered. As of yet, that offer has not been made.
Peers have been reviewing the 500-year-old practice of printing two copies of each Act of Parliament, one for Parliamentary Archives and one for the National Archives, on the parchment known as vellum because it is 'extremely expensive'.
The oldest vellum law in parliament's archives dates from 1497, and even older vellum copies survive of documents including the 1215 Magna Carta.
Paul Wright, general manager of vellum producer William Cowley, said Monday that retaining vellum would ensure future generations had the opportunity to 'touch history.'
He said the cost of using vellum effectively went down every year and claimed vellum could last as long as 5,000 years.
'Magna Carta worked out as a safe method of storage at £6 a century,' he told the Today programme.
'Give it another 100 years it will be £4.27 a century.'
'The reason I got so vocal about it all - I just felt that there were a small number of people who effectively were deciding that future generations would be negated of the opportunity to, what the Americans call, touch history.'
The practice of printing laws on vellum has been under threat for years.
An attempt by the House of Lords to use ordinary paper in 1999 was defeated after Labour MPs joined with the Tories to rebell against the move.
A Commons committee has since handed control back to peers, who decided to push ahead with the cost-cutting measure, but since the move was blocked 17 years ago, the cost of printing laws on vellum has gone up by around £50,000 a year.

Inside Uri Geller's mind-bending mansion

Inside Uri Geller's mind-bending mansion: A throne built from bent spoons, a horse sculpted out of twigs and a 'talking' toilet in the pad which is still on the market for £15m five months after being put up for sale

Uri Geller's White House-inspired mansion is still on the market for £15million five months after being put up for sale
Filled with talking loos, throne built from bent spoons, sofa slept on by Michael Jackson and has a giant crystal ball
Nine-bedroom Palladian-style property located in Sonning, Berkshire, and close to George Clooney's new mansion
Geller has said of his home, which also contains 40-million-year-old crystals, that 'Magic emanates from the house'

Uri Geller's White House-inspired mansion may have talking loos, a throne built from bent spoons and a sofa slept on by Michael Jackson, but it appears the quirkily decorated nine-bedroom home is not to everyone's taste.
It was put on the market for £15million last October but the psychic is still yet to find a buyer for the property he has lived in for 35 years.
Filled with unique sculptures and furniture, the 12,000ft property also comes complete with toilets that ask how warm you want the seat, a giant crystal ball and a leather chair that once belonged to Yves Saint Laurent.

According to The Sun, the 69-year-old has so far been unable to sell the Berkshire mansion he lives in with wife Hanna.
Speaking to MailOnline last year, Geller told how 'magic emanates from the house' - which also features two huge crystals over 40 million years old outside and a horse sculpted from twigs.
‘Everything is in accordance with Feng Shui principals,' the Israeli 'spoon bending' illusionist said.
The spectacular property is located in Sonning, close to the island hamlet of Sonning Eye where George and Amal Clooney bought a mansion in 2014.

Describing the Sonning Court's unique location Geller said: 'It is in a very rare location being on the bend of the river and there are incredible, positive forces emanating from the water.
'Everything about the house is somewhat spiritual and empowering - the rooms, the views and the landscape gardens.'
Geller himself has handpicked the plants for his gardens.
He said: 'I have collected plants and shrubs from all over the world: Brazil, Japan, Venezuela , Chile, France, the USA. It is very elegant, peaceful and beautiful. With the three ponds, the gardens create a magical atmosphere.'
Inside, there are endless objects d'art collected by the illusionist throughout his career and given to him by the famous people whose paths he's crossed.
Geller has decided to leave the Berkshire countryside to return to Israel, where he left in 1972. The multimillionaire has bought a modest flat in Tel Aviv, overlooking the Mediterranean, and furnished it with cheap items from Ikea.

Asked last year whether he would part with his much-loved treasures when he sells, he replied: 'For the right person, I would leave everything.
'I am not in any way materialistic and do not hang on to things. I am not the sort of person who rips the light fittings out!'
One of the unique pieces is a brown velvet sofa, which was a favourite of Geller's friend Michael Jackson. Geller also renewed his wedding vows to Hanna on the sofa in 2001, when Jackson was his best man.
'It was custom made and is the largest in the UK. Michael loved this sofa - he slept on it and he meditated on it,' Geller said.
Other pieces that Geller counts as favourites include a black leather chair once owned by Yves Saint Laurent, the 40 million year-old crystals that flank his front door and a kinetic art sculpture that sits in his grounds.
He added: 'My two rock crystals sit to the left and right of the entrance and govern the house. These beautiful objects are over 40 million years old - they’re beautiful and enormous.'

Outside the house, Geller's Cadillac is covered with more than 3,000 bent spoons and forks which belonged to presidents, royalty and some of the most famous artists in the world.
He said: 'There are spoons on it which were given to me by Elvis, John Lennon, and I even have one from the Pope.'
One thing Geller will definitely be leaving behind for Sonning Court's new owners are the loos, which in true Geller style are not run of the mill and talk to you whilst you go about your business.
The toilet asks your preferences when it comes to position and pressure. It also washes you, dries you and lets out a scent afterwards.
There's also a life size cardboard cut out of George Clooney sent by a friend on the news that Clooney had been bought nearby.
The mansions was built around 50 years ago and was based on the design of US presidential address, The White House.
Since the Gellers first made it their home, it has tripled in size and now has parking for up to 30 cars.

It comes with nine bedrooms, including two spectacular master suites. The ground floor includes a reception hall, two drawing rooms which lead to a magnificent large glass atrium, a panorama room, which has nine-metre glass doors onto the garden, formal dining room, a study, two guest toilets and a summer dining room.
The state-of-the-art Poggenpohl kitchen, which has over 50 storage cabinets and the latest Gaggenau appliances, leads to separate staff quarters.
The entertainment hall on the lower ground floor includes a large cinema room, bar and fully equipped gymnasium while the large cellar comes with a panic room and a door to cellar and security/wine vault.
Externally, the generous grounds also include its very own stretch of The Thames belonging to Sonning Court, plus privately owned river moorings.
There is a large enclosed L-shaped swimming pool, a wooded decking area with an outdoor Jacuzzi, tennis court and helicopter pad.
There's also a Japanese Pagoda Pool-House and sauna on the estate.
Sonning Court is on sale for £15million with, 01491 843000

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland discuss a blockade to stop migrants

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland meet to discuss creating a blockade to stop migrants arriving from Greece

Countries known as the Visegrad group ready to help Balkans seal borders
Leaders of Bulgaria and Macedonia will also attend the meeting in Prague
Germany fears plan will create even bigger backlog of migrants in Greece
Greece to open 'hotspot' migrant centres after EU pressure to stem flow

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland are to meet today to discuss creating a blockade to stop the influx of migrants arriving from Greece.
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said the countries – known collectively as the Visegrad group – were ready to help Balkan countries seal their borders.
The leaders of Bulgaria and Macedonia will also attend the meeting in Prague.

Mr Sobotka said he would also discuss the plans with the Greek foreign minister tomorrow, ahead of a summit of European leaders at the end of the week.
Apart from Hungary, central European countries have so far not seen significant numbers of migrants.

But they fear that could change if Europe's external borders stay porous, or if Germany – the main destination – were to close its own borders.
Germany has raised objections to the plan, saying that sealing Balkan borders with Greece could undermine its own approach to the crisis.

Fury: Protesters hold banners and Greek flags during a demonstration on the island of Kos against the creation of an identification and registration centre for migrants who are entering the EU through Greece
Greece will open four migrant registration centres in time for an EU summit this week as Athens comes under heavy pressure to control the massive influx to Europe.
Four of Greece's five 'hotspot' centres will formally open by Wednesday on the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Leros and Samos, which have been struggling to cope with hundreds of thousands of migrants landing from Turkey in flimsy boats, a government source said.
Each will have enough prefab housing to accommodate 1,000 arrivals for three days, during which they will be registered, have their fingerprints taken and be sorted between those eligible for asylum in the EU and those who face eventual deportation.
Security checks will attempt to prevent the entry of jihadists, a pressing concern after two of the men who carried out November's terror attacks in Paris sneaked into Europe via Greece, posing as refugees.
The fifth centre, on the island of Kos, will be set up slightly later, the source said.
Opposition from local authorities and residents, complaining that the influx has damaged their vital tourism industry, has caused delays to the construction work.
Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters on the resort island who are angry over plans to open the centre.
While Greece has acknowledged delays in the opening of the centres – calling in the army to help complete them – the government insists it is already registering migrants with the help of 400 staff from EU border agency Frontex.
Berlin has focused on working with Turkey to control the migrant flow and fears the Visegrad plan would lead to an accumulation of refugees in Greece, a country already under huge strain.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who will attend the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, is under heavy pressure from EU neighbours to do more to stem the influx of migrants.
EU member states on Friday gave Athens a three-month ultimatum to remedy 'deficiencies' in controlling the influx, or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.
Greece has responded by planning to open four 'hotspot' registration centres ahead of the summit.
It comes as an opinion poll published today reveals that around two-thirds of Czechs oppose taking in refugees from war zones, reflecting growing anti-migrant sentiment in a country that has taken a tough stance on the issue.
Central European nations have opposed quotas for sharing asylum-seekers among EU members, and Czech President Milos Zeman is one of many leaders to have used anti-migrant rhetoric.
The latest monthly survey by the Czech Public Opinion Research Centre found 65 per cent of Czechs were against taking in war refugees, up from 50 per cent in September.
Another 28 per cent said refugees should only be accepted until they can return home.
More than one million refugees crossed into Europe last year, most of them fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr Zeman has limited policymaking power, but has said integration of Muslim communities in the country of 10.5 million is 'practically impossible' and called the influx an 'organised invasion'.
He has also said that migrants would impose sharia law, stoning women to death for adultery and chopping thieves' hands off.
His comments have drawn criticism from the government as well as the UN human rights chief.

The European Parliament can change David Cameron's EU deal AFTER Britain has its historic referendum on whether to stay In

The European Parliament can change David Cameron's EU deal AFTER Britain has its historic referendum on whether to stay In

MEPs will vote on legislation for the deal but NOT before UK's referendum
The PM will try and finalise his deal with EU leaders at a summit this week
Expected to trigger a June referendum but MEPs will not vote until after
Any agreement will be binding on EU leaders but not the EU's parliament

The European Parliament could modify David Cameron's deal with the EU after Britain has voted on whether to stay in, it emerged today.
Downing Street insisted the agreement, which the Prime Minister is trying to finalise this week, would be 'legally binding' and 'lodged at the United Nations'.
But while the leaders of all 28 EU member states will have to sign up to the agreement before it is finished the European Parliament will still have to pass legislation to enact it - and MEPs will not be party to any legally binding deal.
The European Parliament will be asked to pass EU laws on the so-called 'emergency brake' on migrant benefits and reforms to how child benefit is paid to migrant workers.
It was made clear today the legislation will not be put to MEPs until after Britain's referendum - expected in June.
The potential roadblock to Mr Cameron's deal comes from the so-called 'co-decision' powers that hand the 751 MEPs veto powers over certain laws.
Mr Cameron is due to meet parliament president Martin Shulz in Brussels tomorrow as well as the leaders of two party groupings in the parliament.
But Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who claimed he had been due to meet the PM in Brussels, said Mr Cameron had 'run away
Mr Cameron's official spokeswoman said today: 'What we have seen from a number of senior MEPs in the last few weeks, in particular since the draft decision was published by the European Council, is comment from MEPs saying they want to work with us on these areas.

'The facts are that in a number of areas such as those relating to social security and welfare spending you need the European Parliament involved in it.'
She added: 'Subsequent to the legally binding decision, which is a matter for heads of state and government, there are a number of proposals within it that will then be subject to the usual EU decision making procedures.
'Yes, the Prime Minister will clearly be looking for the European Parliament to make clear they will work with the UK to deliver on the solutions that are being discussed.

'But do they need to ratify the draft decision... it's a decision for the heads of government.'
Pressed on the timetable for finalising the reforms, the spokeswoman continued: 'There is a proposal on the table that will allow us to cut in work benefits to EU migrants.
'What we will be working on for this week is for all the European member states to sign up to that so that process can then be taken forward following a referendum depending on the decision of the British people.'

The European Commission will be responsible for bringing forward a regulation to implement the deal.
This regulation will then be debated and voted on by MEPs.
The reason MEPs vote after Britain's referendum is because the deal being negotiated by David Cameron will not come into force unless Britain votes to remain a member of the EU.
Mr Cameron's spokeswoman said: 'We will be looking for all countries in the European Parliament to deliver on that following the choice of the British people.'
She added: 'The legally binding decision will take force in international law, it makes very clear the commitment of all parties to deliver on those commitments and indeed to do so swiftly.'
The spokeswoman insisted we 'should not get into hypotheticals' adding senior MEPs had made clear they wanted to 'work with the UK to deliver on these reforms'.

MEPs will debate and vote on aspects of Britain's deal with the EU as part of the normal legislative workings of the EU.
But crucially, because of the way Brussels works this will not happen until after Britain has held its referendum.
The agreement David Cameron hopes to strike will not become officially live until after Britain has voted to stay in. This is the trigger for implementing the agreement.
It means the 751-member European Parliament, pictured above, will get a say over the welfare aspects of the deal - the crucial components relating to the 'emergency brake' on migrant benefits and reforms to how child benefit works.
They are at the core of what is likely to be the deal Mr Cameron presents to the country next week as his recommendation Britain stays In the EU.
But unless they are carried by a vote of MEPs in what is known as the 'co-decision' or 'ordinary legislative procedure' they will not be adopted.
This requires both the European Council - made up of national government leaders - and the European Parliament to agree a decision.
Number 10 insisted today they has received assurances from senior MEPs about the passage of the new laws, adding the national governments of all member states will be signed up.

Disney cruise ship rescues 12 Cuban migrants near the Cayman Islands

Disney cruise ship rescues 12 Cuban migrants near the Cayman Islands after they became stranded on their makeshift boat

Disney Wonder liner had left Miami and was en route for Grand Cayman
It then came across 12 suspected migrants stranded on a makeshift boat
The cruise ship rescued the men who were struggling in the water
They were taken to Grand Cayman where they were handed to authorities

A Disney cruise ship stopped en route to the Cayman Islands so it could rescue 12 men suspected of being migrants, who were stranded on a rickety makeshift vessel near Cuba.
The Disney Wonder boat had set off from Miami and was headed for Grand Cayman, when it came across the men on Saturday evening.
They were struggling to stay afloat in the water on their 'rustic' vessel and were taken aboard the Disney liner, which has 11 decks boasting restaurants, pools and other activities.

When the ship reached Grand Cayman, the 12 men were then handed over to the authorities there.
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District spokesman Jon-Paul Rios told CNN that the migrants were all Cuban and were using a 'rustic' vessel.
He noted that rustic is the term authorities use to describe dangerous or unseaworthy boats.

However, he added it is unclear whether the migrants were trying to make their way to the United States.
The incident comes as cruise ships have agreed to contact the U.S. Coast Guard if they come into contact with migrants.
Often the cruise liners will pick up the migrants and take them to the ship's next port of call and hand them over to authorities.
However, it is not the first time a Disney cruise has rescued migrants as in 2013, a group of eight were picked up off the coast of Key West.

Immigration from Cuba to the U.S. has spike dramatically in the past year since Havana and Washington announced they would restore diplomatic relations.
Many Cuban migrants say they are keen to make the journey now for fear if the relations do not continue, it could bring an end to the U.S. policies that given them privileged treatment.
Backers of the United States' Cuban Adjustment Act say it offers refuge to islanders fleeing Cuba's communist system.
However, Havana argues that the policy encourages Cubans to risk dangerous migratory voyages and causes a brain drain of many the country's youngest and brightest.

Jamie Oliver puts his north London Primrose Hill townhouse on the market for £12m

Jamie Oliver puts his north London townhouse on the market for £12million - £4.5m more than he paid for it

Oliver, 40, paid £7.5million for the terraced property in Primrose Hill
Chef and wife Jools knocked through two houses to create family home
They were already planning to move when thieves broke in last year
Family is now moving to an £8.95million house in nearby Hampstead

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is set to make a bit more dough after putting his north London townhouse on the market for £12million.
Oliver, 40, forked out around £7.5million for the property in desirable Primrose Hill, knocking through two adjoining houses to create a 10 bedroom family home.
But now the chef, who is thought to be worth £180million, could potentially net a sizeable profit with the house on sale for £11,950,000 as his family move to nearby Hampstead.

Oliver and wife Jools, 41, spent hundreds of thousands doing up the Primrose Hill double-fronted terraced property, which they bought in the 2000s, transforming it into the perfect family home for their four children, Poppy, 13, Daisy, 12, Petal, six, and Buddy, five.

As well as the 10 bedrooms, the house boasts six bathrooms and it comes as no surprise that there are three kitchens.
The first floor of the mansion boasts a 'wonderful' master suite which is made up of a large double bedroom, bathroom, two dressing rooms and a study.

Neighbours include A-listers such as Chris Evans, David Walliams and Sam Taylor-Wood.
Oliver, his wife and children were already planning to move out of the property when it was struck by burglars in October last year.
Thieves broke in and stole electrical goods while the family was away, with a neighbour calling 999 after spotting an open door. It is thought the thieves were able to get into the house via a garage.
The family was believed to have been staying at their country manor house in Oliver's home county of Essex at the time of the burglary.
The asking price for the property is £3 million more than Oliver's new home, a seven-bedroom property near Hampstead.
Oliver bought the historic home last year for £8.95 million and is in the process of being revamped to overhaul its 1970s-style interior.
The Grade II-listed house, which dates back to the 17th century, was marketed as having a beautiful interior, including 'wonderful' panelled rooms and a 'particularly fine' staircase, as well as period features, beautiful gardens and stunning views.
However, planning applications lodged with Camden Council revealed that the Olivers plan on re-fitting a guest ensuite bathroom and want to turn one of their seven bedrooms into a family bathroom.
The plans reveal the Olivers also want to take out arched openings to the kitchen and demolish partition walls which were installed by previous owners to create an existing bathroom and kitchenette.
The updated home will also include a play room, family room, wine cellar, and boudoir as well as storage areas.

His new neighbours are just as famous as those in Primrose Hill - with Kate Moss and George Michael living nearby.
The TV personality rose to fame as the 'naked chef' in the late 1990s with a cheeky-chappy persona and catchphrases such as 'pukka' before becoming one of the most high-powered restaurant bosses in the country.
He presides over a network of dozens of Jamie's Italian branches as well as a number of other restaurant formats and his cookbooks routinely top the best-seller lists.
Oliver also fronts Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast on Channel 4 with his friend, farmer Jimmy Doherty, and campaigns on a range of healthy eating issues, including childhood obesity and a potential sugar tax.

Chinese man rolls around in the street NAKED after his romantic advances got rejected

Bizarre moment Chinese man rolls around in the street NAKED after his romantic advances got rejected

Incident took place in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong province
The man is reportedly a student and he confessed his love to his teacher
He was filmed rolling around in the middle of the road for half an hour

Some people take rejection fairly well, but others really go to extremes, as one Chinese man proved.

A young man was seen rolling around naked in the street yesterday in Jinan city, east China, after his romantic advances were declined, the People's Daily Online reports.

The man, who remains unidentified, was reportedly a fourth-year university student and he confessed his love to a female teacher on the Valentine's Day.

According to reports, the incident took place on Wangguanzhuang Road in Jinan's Qinghe County.

The fourth year university student was flimed lying in the road for over half an hour while shrieking.

In the video, flowers can be seen scattered on the floor as the man lies there without any clothes.

A small crowd gather around to watch the student who is clearly distressed.

Police arrived shortly after and persuaded the man to leave the scene.

The bizarre footage has gained much attention online.

Some internet users have accused the man of being childlike on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.

User 'Li Xian' wrote: 'Nobody will accept a man like that. He’s like a one-year-old who couldn’t get his toy'.

While 'Zhan Ying Tu Ji' said: 'My son is also a fourth-grade student… in his kindergarten. But he is still more mature than that man.'

While other people online said the teacher was smart to reject the man's advances.

User 'Jia Jia' wrote: 'The teacher is smart to reject.'

Mother who did not know how to drive accidentally ran over and killed her three-year-old son the first time she ever got behind wheel of family car

Mother who did not know how to drive accidentally ran over and killed her three-year-old son the first time she ever got behind wheel of family car

Liam Turner was playing with his sister at home when he was run over
Mother Lindsey described how her foot 'slipped' and car 'jolted' over son
His father flagged down a passing ambulance but Liam died in hospital
Coroner Nicholas Holroyd recorded a conclusion of accidental death

A mother accidentally killed her three-year-old son while learning to drive the family car for the first time, an inquest heard today.
Mother-of-two Lyndsay Turner, 34, described how her 'foot slipped' and her Citroen C4 'jolted forward' and ran over her much-loved little boy Liam.
Mrs Turner was pulling into a parking area near their home in Adland Road, Watton, Norfolk, when she hit her son as he played nearby.
The boy's father Stephen, 37, moved the toddler from underneath the vehicle and drove him towards the hospital before flagging down an ambulance, the court was told.
Liam was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but could not be saved.
An inquest into the incident on June 7 last year was held at Norwich Coroner's Court today.
The inquest heard Liam was playing outside with his older sister on a hot summer's day when he died.
In a statement, Mrs Turner said she had asked her husband to teach her to drive and decided to move the car a short way to its parking space.
It was the first time she had ever driven the car. She did not have a provisional driving licence and was not insured.
'My foot slipped and it jolted suddenly forward,' she told police.
Mr Turner had supervised her moving the car from outside the vehicle.
Neighbour Amy Jones saw Mrs Turner pulling into the space in a 'stuttering' manner and heard Mr Turner shouting 'stop' followed by a loud crunch.

'Liam was bleeding really badly and I told Stephen to put him in the car and take him to hospital,' she added.

Pc Forbes Scott told the court Mrs Turner was on a public road and should not have been driving but the Crown Prosecution Service had decided it was not in the public interest to bring charges.
'There are no plans to bring any criminal proceedings in this case,' he added. He said there were no faults with the car.
The inquest heard Liam suffered a serious head injury and irreversible brain damage and died at the hospital's accident and emergency department at 8.16pm that day.
Deputy Coroner Nicholas Holroyd recorded a conclusion of accidental death.
He told the couple: 'This was an appalling tragedy and you both have my profound sympathy for this loss.
'There are very few parents who when looking back haven't said to themselves "that was a near thing", tragically this ended as disastrously as it did.'
Mr and Mrs Turner chose not to comment after the hearing.
In a statement issued shortly after his death, the couple said: 'We are devastated by the loss of our darling little man.
'Liam was a happy, content little boy who was always smiling and laughing.
'He had a wonderful sense of humour and brought joy to the lives of everyone who knew him. He was deeply loved.
'Life will not be the same without him.'

Poultry in motion: Chinese driver spotted attaching live ducks and chicken to the boot while taking them back home

Poultry in motion: Chinese driver spotted attaching live ducks and chicken to the boot while taking them back home

Video was captured yesterday on a motorway in Guangdong Province
Shocking footage shows the livestock taped and tied to the car in bags
More images were later posted on social media showing similar situations

A bizarre video has emerged from China of a car driving along the motorway with two ducks and a live chicken taped to the boot.

The driver was captured with his livestock by another motorist in Guangdong Province yesterday, reported the People's Daily Online.

After the video was uploaded online many people criticised the way the these animals were being transported.

The 20-second footage begins with a close-up of the vehicle pictured with the chicken sitting in a yellow bag attached to the silver car with sticky tape.

Below the chicken, two white ducks can been seen with their heads poking out of yellow and white plastic bags.

The bags have somehow been attached to the inside of the boot and the door has been shut tightly so they do not fall out.

Although the bags are tied to the car tightly, the ducks are still swinging from the boot as the vehicle moves.

As the bags are plastic, there is no guarantee that they won't break during transportation, which would seriously injure the birds.

A second image is then shown of two live chickens hanging from the back of a vehicle in clear plastic bags, just inches from the ground.

Since the video was posted online, there has been mixed reviews from web users about how these animals are being transported.

On the People's Daily Facebook page some expressed anger towards the way these animals are being treated.

One user named 'Jasmin P'ng Siok Lee' wrote: 'Cruelty to these birds. That's not the safe way to transports live animals by exposing them to risk of traffic accidents and adverse wether conditions without shelter or water.'

But 'Sauban Abiodun Ayantan' disagreed: 'What's wrong with that? All animals are destined to slaughter. They are all meat to eat, why the outburst on the driver?

People have also started sharing showing similar situations from the past.

In one of the pictures, a driver was seen attaching nearly a dozen of chickens to the side of his car through open windows.