Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Woman, 60, who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is allowed to continue her legal fight


Woman, 60, who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is allowed to continue her legal fight
The 60-year-old woman's daughter froze her eggs before she died in 2011
Woman wants to use the frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild
Daughter had them frozen after being diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 23
Mother's case dismissed at High Court but she can now challenge decision
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A woman who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has persuaded judges at the Court of Appeal in London to allow her to continue her legal fight.
The 60-year-old, whose daughter died of cancer, lost an action at the High Court last year after challenging an independent regulator's refusal to let them export the eggs from London to a US fertility clinic. The case is believed to be the first of its kind.
Two Court of Appeal judges were asked at a recent hearing to grant permission to the woman and her 59-year-old husband to challenge the June decision of Mr Justice Ouseley to dismiss their case.
Lord Justice Treacy and Lord Justice Floyd ruled today that the couple should have permission.



Victory: A woman who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has persuaded judges at the Court of Appeal in London to allow her to continue her legal battle
Lord Justice Treacy had previously acknowledged that it was a 'very sad case'.
The mother attended the brief proceedings earlier this month and said afterwards that she was 'hopeful' the court would give permission to appeal. She said she was 55 when the legal process started.
During the High Court proceedings last year, Mr Justice Ouseley was told that the daughter, who can only be referred to as 'A' for legal reasons, was desperate to have children and asked her mother to 'carry my babies'.


Her parents, who are referred to as 'Mr and Mrs M', challenged an independent regulator’s refusal to allow them to take the eggs of their 'much-loved and only child' to a US fertility treatment clinic to be used with donor sperm.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said the eggs could not be released from storage in London because A did not give her full written consent before she died at the age of 28 in June 2011.
Mr Justice Ouseley heard that A would have been 'devastated' if she had known her eggs could not be used.
The daughter, 'A', had her eggs frozen after being diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 23.



Lord Justice Treacy and Lord Justice Floyd today ruled at the Court of Appeal in London (pictured) that the woman and her 59-year-old husband should have permission to challenge a decision to dismiss their case
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO FREEZE YOUR EGGS?
The use of frozen eggs is a relatively new development.
Very few babies have been born in the UK after treatment, using a patients' own frozen eggs - though more have been born from donor eggs. To help boost egg production, fertility drugs are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce follicles, which contain the eggs.
The developing follicles are monitored and when they are large enough, they are carefully emptied to collect the eggs they have produced. They are collected while a patient is under sedation or general anaesthetic.
Women often choose to freeze their eggs if they are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, which can affect fertility. Concerns over fertility declining with age, is also a reason women choose the procedure.
Before a woman's eggs can be frozen, a series of steps have to be taken:
A clinician will explain the process, including the risks. The clinic should also give the option of speaking to a counsellor;
you will be screened for infectious diseases, including HIV and hepatitis B and C;
you will need to give written consent for your eggs to be stored;
eggs are collected in the same way as for conventional IVF;
the freezing solution, cryoprotectant is added to protect the eggs when they are frozen;
the eggs are frozen, either by being cooled slowly or by vitrification, fast freezing, and then stored in tanks of liquid nitrogen.
Her parents say she asked her mother to 'carry my babies' once she knew she had no hope of surviving the illness.
Mrs M said her daughter had told her: 'I didn't go through IVF to save my eggs for nothing.
'I want you and Dad to bring them up, they will be safe with you.'
Mrs M's statement added: 'She was clear that she wanted her genes to be carried forward after her death.
'She had suffered terribly, and this was the one constant in her remaining years from which she never wavered.'
But the judge ruled that the HFEA had been entitled to find the daughter had not given 'the required consent'. He declared there had been no breach of the family’s human rights.
He said: 'I must dismiss this claim, though I do so conscious of the additional distress which this will bring to the claimants, whose aim has been to honour their daughter’s dying wish for something of her to live on after her untimely death.'
It was thought that if the case had been won, Mrs M could have become the first woman in the world to become pregnant using a dead daughter’s eggs.
Jenni Richards QC, for the parents, argued before the appeal judges that there was 'clear evidence' of what A wanted to happen to her eggs after she died.
She submitted that 'all available evidence' showed A wanted her mother 'to have her child after death'.
Granting permission, Lord Justice Treacy said that on reading the papers in the case he had been 'doubtful whether the appellants would be able to establish a sufficiently strong case so as to enable this matter to go forward'.
But he added: 'However, we have had the benefit of clear and persuasive submissions from Ms Jenni Richards QC which have led me to change my mind and to conclude that there is an arguable case with a real prospect of success.'
Lord Justice Floyd said his initial reaction was to refuse permission, but he too was 'persuaded by the oral advocacy of Ms Richards that her arguments deserve the attention of the full court'.
The case will now be aired at a full hearing on a date to be fixed.

Jeremy Corbyn to speak at CND rally with Nicola Sturgeon in London


Jeremy Corbyn sparks fresh infighting in Labour by confirming he WILL speak at CND rally with Nicola Sturgeon
He will join SNP leader and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood at the rally
More than 9,000 people will march through central London on Saturday
Labour MPs criticise Corbyn's decision, saying it highlights party splits
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Jeremy Corbyn has sparked fresh infighting in the Labour party by confirming today that he will speak at an anti-nuclear weapons rally in London this weekend.
The long-standing unilateralist will join SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and the Green party's Caroline Lucas at the 'Stop Trident' rally on Saturday.
The decision has caused anger from Labour MPs, who said it will further highlight the party's divisions at a time when it should be focussing on making the case for staying in the EU.
Mr Corbyn will rush back from the Yorkshire and Humber regional Labour conference to speak at the rally, which is being organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
More than 9,000 people are expected to attend the event, which starts at midday from Hyde Park and will end in Trafalgar Square.
The Labour party is deeply split over whether to renew Trident, Britain's nuclear deterrent.
Last month Mr Corbyn replaced the pro-Trident Maria Eagle with the firm unilateralist Emily Thornberry as Shadow Defence Secretary, putting her in charge of the review of the party's defence policy.
It has led to accusations that the 'open minded' review will be prejudiced in favour of backing an anti-Trident policy.



John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, where much of the work for the new submarines will take place if MPs give the go ahead for the renewal, said Mr Corbyn's decision to attend Saturday's anti-Trident rally was an unnecessary distraction for the Labour party.
He told MailOnline: 'Aside from being another sign that the 'open minded' review of defence policy is nothing of the sort, Jeremy's choice to speak at the CND rally just ensures another weekend of public focus on Labour's divisions over a policy we can't change when we should be holding the government to account and making the case to remain in the European Union.'



Jeremy Corbyn wants to change Labour's pro-Trident policy in time for the upcoming vote in the House of Commons on renewing the four submarines that carry the Trident warheads (one of which is pictured docked in Faslane, Scotland
Earlier this week Ms Thornberry caused jitters in her party and army chiefs by refusing to commit Labour to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence.
She backed a future defence policy increasingly based on capabilities dubbed 'geeks, spooks and thugs' - cyber experts, spies and special forces - as she questioned whether nuclear submarines would provide long-term value for money.
Ms Thornberry condemned cuts to the Army as a result of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), claiming it was now 'at its smallest size since the Napoleonic wars', while the Royal Navy's fleet had been reduced and the RAF was relying on 40-year-old Tornados.
But asked whether her policy review would include the commitment to meeting the Nato target of spending 2% of GDP on defence, she said: 'I can't say at the moment, I'm afraid. Also, a big question is what do you include in the 2 per cent?'
Ms Thornberry also outraged MPs in her party earlier this month when she compared Britain's state-of-the-art nuclear deterrent to World War Two spitfires.
It led to warnings by Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham that the party may never be able to resolve its differences on Trident as he urged his party to move on from its constant infighting on the issue.
Currently the party's policy is officially to support the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent and it survived an attempt by the leader to change the policy at the Labour party conference last autumn.
The leadership wants to change the party's policy in time for the upcoming vote in the House of Commons on renewing the four submarines that carry the Trident warheads, which is estimated to cost £31billion.
Mr Corbyn caused more fury last month when he recommended a middle-way option that would put Britain's nuclear submarines at sea without them carrying any nuclear warheads, arguing that this would avoid thousands of job losses.
It emerged last week that Labour is to consider replacing Trident submarines with a cheaper, aircraft-based nuclear deterrent.
The proposals, drafted originally for a Liberal Democrat think tank, will be considered by Ms Thornberry.
The plan would see nuclear submarines ditched and replaced with a new system of air-dropped nuclear weapons, a type of deterrent last relied on by Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.
Its supporters say it would save the taxpayer up to £13billion while taking Britain 'a step down the nuclear ladder'.
Backbench Labour MPs reacted with disbelief to the proposal, which comes just weeks after Jeremy Corbyn said he would like to deploy 'submarines without nuclear weapons'.
Defence analyst and former RAF intelligence reservist Toby Fenwick will brief Miss Thornberry as part of her comprehensive review of Labour defence policy, it was reported last night.
His ideas were first published by the CentreForum think tank ahead of the 2015 general election and are set to be looked at by the Lib Dems' own ongoing review of Trident.
It would see 135 new F35C Joint Strike Fighter 'stealth' planes adapted for 'dual use' to deliver B61-12 nuclear bombs, and operate from air bases and the UK's two new aircraft carriers.
The planes could not provide round-the-clock capability but could mobilise rapidly in the event of nuclear crisis.
Under his plan, four new submarines to replace Trident would not be ordered.


'Isolated' pensioner dubbed the Pigeon Woman is banned by council from feeding birds in her OWN garden and told to pay £2,400 after neighbours complain


'Isolated' pensioner dubbed the Pigeon Woman is banned by council from feeding birds in her OWN garden and told to pay £2,400 after neighbours complain
Katherine Spiller was told to stop feeding the birds by the council in 2015
66-year-old flouted community protection notice and still put bird seed out
Taken to court after complaints from neighbours who are 'at their wits' end'
She was handed a £640 fine and must also pay £1,729 in prosecution costs
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An 'isolated' pensioner dubbed the Pigeon Woman has been banned from feeding the birds in her garden and told she must pay more than £2,400 after her neighbours complained.
Katherine Spiller, from east Oxford, was issued with a community protection notice in February last year after residents complained about swarms of birds.
The 66-year-old, who writes poems about pigeons, ignored the order - and was taken to court after she continued to put out bird seed.
She has now been handed a £640 fine for breaching the order eight times. She must also pay a £64 victim surcharge and £1,729 in prosecution costs.
The retired library assistant, speaking after the court case, said she fed the pigeons because she enjoyed their company and was otherwise isolated.
She said: 'I enjoy the company of pigeons and I enjoy feeding them.
'They're so appreciative of the food and I'm appreciative of their company. They give so much back and I get a lot out of the time I spend with them.
'I used to feed the pigeons in town, but back in 2008 a new law was introduced equating it with littering - so I stopped feeding them in town because there would be fines, and started doing it from home. I never dreamed I'd get in trouble for it.'



Oxford Magistrates' Court heard Ms Spiller was handed the community protection notice by Oxford City Council after a number of complaints.
But the 'habitual bird feeder' failed to abide by the notice and continued to feed the pigeons at her terraced property.



Ms Spiller, who said she has always fed the birds and who writes poems about them (right), ignored the order - and was taken to court after she continued to put out bird seed. She is pictured (left) with a pigeon on her shoulder when she was younger
The court was shown pictures of dozens of pigeons perched on her roof and window ledges. Some were also spotted sitting on neighbouring buildings.
Jeremy Franklin, representing Oxford City Council, said Ms Spiller flouted the notice eight times between August and October 2015.
He said: 'The defendant is a habitual feeder of birds, mostly pigeons, which congregate around her house in large numbers, causing a certain amount of distress and antagonism to the neighbours.
'The warning notice required the defendant to cease dropping bird seed or foodstuffs that would encourage birds, vermin or other animals in her garden or anywhere and to keep her garden free from weeds and plants providing shelter to vermin and other animals.



She has now been handed a £640 fine for breaching the order eight times. She must also pay a £64 victim surcharge and £1,729 in prosecution costs. She is pictured looking out of her upstairs window
'Despite the imposition of the notice, the defendant was found to have breached it by continuing to feed the pigeons. Those charged with dealing with this problem are at their wits' end.'
Ms Spiller, who did not attend the hearing, sent a letter to the court admitting she failed to comply with the notice.
Mr Franklin said the city council might have to take further action to stop Ms Spiller feeding pigeons if she couldn't change her ways.


'I stood in the blood of terrorist bombings': Award-winning war correspondent Stan Grant and The Project host Waleed Aly slam prankster Jalal brothers for 'abhorrent' AK-47 stunt while wearing Arab headdresses


'I stood in the blood of terrorist bombings': Award-winning war correspondent Stan Grant and The Project host Waleed Aly slam prankster Jalal brothers for 'abhorrent' AK-47 stunt while wearing Arab headdresses
Jalal brothers have sparked outrage with terror attack 'prank' videos
They dress in traditional Arab robes and try to scare bystanders
Max, 20, Arman, 18, and Rebeen Jalal, 16, being investigated by police
They live with their parents and made $4,500 from their last video
The brothers were
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The controversial brothers who spark outrage by dressing in traditional Arab robes and carrying out cruel terrorist attack hoaxes have been slammed on The Project.
Guest panelist and award-winning journalist Stan Grant took the three young men to task, describing his disturbing experiences as a war correspondent in the Middle East 'standing in the blood of terrorist bombings'.
Grant questioned if they knew how 'abhorrent' their actions are and the damaging messages they are sending. The boys responded by defending their video pranks and likening them to the television show Punk'd.
'Boys, you say this is real. I'll tell you what's real: I spent 10 years covering war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan right through the Middle East. I stood in the blood of terrorist bombings. And the people who get killed, overwhelmingly, in terrorist attacks are Muslims themselves,' said Grant.



Fellow host Carrie Bickmore wasn't so convinced, explaining that she believes the people in the videos are willing participants and faking their reactions
'There is nothing funny about this, there's nothing real about what you're doing, it is abhorrent. Do you ever stop and think about the message you're sending?'
The Melbourne-based Jalal brothers, Max, 20, Arman, 18, and Rebeen, 16, are making a living out of scaring unsuspecting bystanders with bombing hoaxes and pretend drive by shootings, with videos showing their terrified witnesses running for their lives.
The most distressing moment in their videos shows a little girl grabbing her father's hand and running for her life as they put a fake AK-47 in her face. The Jalals revealed they made $4,500 from the clip.
Host Waleed Aly questioned if the videos are just fakes, set up by the boys for attention.
When the Jalals insisted all the victims reactions are genuine, Aly asked if they realised how 'damn irresponsible' it is to make people fear they are in the middle of a terrorist attack.
'You're trying to create a scenario that makes people immediately think that they are in the midst of a terrorist attack. That's the basis of the whole thing. It doesn't work if you don't do that,' said Aly.



Aly slammed the men for creating an atmosphere of fear when the threat of terrorism is real in Australia
'So now what we're asking, given that, which you've acknowledged, isn't it pretty damn irresponsible to create that whole scenario that is necessarily going to get people involved and make them think they are in the middle of a terrorist attack?'
The brothers conceded the 'scene was pretty irresponsible'.
Aly then slammed the men for creating an atmosphere of fear at a time when the threat of terrorism is real in Australia.
'I think, guys, the idea of a shooting like that and a terrorist attack like that is not a hypothetical fictional idea to people right now. It's one that is very real,' said Aly.
'We heard earlier in the week from a terrorism expert who said that a terrorist attack of the kind we saw in Paris may well be inevitable here. That's what people live with. So you go and do this right now, that's what you're evoking in people.'
Fellow host Carrie Bickmore wasn't so convinced, explaining that she believes the people in the videos are willing participants and faking their reactions.



Award-winning journalist Stan Grant took the three young men to task, describing his disturbing experiences as a war correspondent in the Middle East 'standing in the blood of terrorist bombings'
'I'm still not convinced that everyone isn't in on what is happening here. Some of the videos, they look like they're acting. If not, I hope they're getting paid on that YouTube channel, they can afford a psychologist for that poor girl for the rest of her life. If that happened to me, I would be scared of noises. I'd be shaking for a long time after that.'
The boys believe their actions are akin to the pranks Ashton Kutcher played on other celebrities on the TV show Punk'd.
'If we pretended to kill people in another way would it be cool then? ... How come they aired Punk'd for 10 years on TV and everyone seemed to be alright with that, or scare tactics, if you remember that?' Max said.
The boys are being investigated by Victoria Police over a number of their controversial videos - something which has left Max, a law student at Victoria University, slightly rattled.


Max Jalal is pictured (left) with his brother Arman (second right) posing in front of sports cars

Man dressed in thawb pranks people pretending to have bomb in bag

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When asked whether he thought the extreme videos would affect his career as a lawyer, he told Daily Mail Australia: 'It has crossed my mind, but I want to concentrate on the videos.'
Some of the more shocking moments in their videos include hurling suspicious parcels at random strangers before sprinting off and staging the kidnap of a woman on a busy Gold Coast street.
One of the 'entertainers' is also seen appearing to simulate a sex act with a chicken in a spoof version of an MTV Cribs video which also shows a number of the animals being kept in a fridge.
The Muslim brothers, who have more than 1.8 million likes on their Facebook page, have defended their antics, claiming that they never wanted to spread fear and that it was all supposed to be 'funny'.


When asked whether he thought the extreme videos would affect his career as a lawyer, he told Daily Mail Australia: 'It has crossed my mind, but I want to concentrate on the videos.'
Some of the more shocking moments in their videos include hurling suspicious parcels at random strangers before sprinting off and staging the kidnap of a woman on a busy Gold Coast street.
One of the 'entertainers' is also seen appearing to simulate a sex act with a chicken in a spoof version of an MTV Cribs video which also shows a number of the animals being kept in a fridge.
The Muslim brothers, who have more than 1.8 million likes on their Facebook page, have defended their antics, claiming that they never wanted to spread fear and that it was all supposed to be 'funny'.


The entertainers, who have more than 1.8 million likes on their Facebook page, have defended their antics, pictured (left) is Arman and (right) is Rebeen
The Jalals defend shocking 'girlfriend kidnap prank'


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Another part of the video showed one of the 'pranksters' launching the backpack into the open window of someone's car.

The driver quickly abandoned the vehicle leaving the door flung wide open.

Despite an outpouring of negative comments, the brothers amassed legions of followers with their official Facebook page attracting over a million likes just days after they released the video.

'In just one week we managed to achieve 1 million likes on this page, that's crazy,' they wrote on Facebook.

'We couldn't of done it without you guys, so we would like to personally thank each and every one of you for all the support and feedback you've given us! P.s f*** the haters.'

Max revealed that they first started filming prank videos around six months ago after seeing some videos on YouTube.

'We stumbled across some pranks online and we thought that we wanted to do something controversial that would get people talking.

'It has just exploded from there with a few of our videos. Now we have lawyers telling us whether we can or can't do something, so we go right up to the limit.

He said that the brothers were 'aware' of a police investigation, but that they have not heard anything from police yet.







His younger brother Rebeen said the trio started getting paid for their videos around two months ago and that it was 'big business'.

'We are monetising through Facebook and YouTube and we get money from sponsors and brands.'

The trio has received at least $4,500 for their latest 'drive by shooting' prank through Facebook views alone.

And the brothers revealed that they have been approached by companies saying they are willing to pay them up to $100,000 per month.

They all still live at home together with father, who owns several businesses, and their mother.

Rebeen, 16, recently dropped out of Lalor Secondary College and is considering studying for a plumbing or real estate course.


'I was doing alright at school, but it wasn't really for me. I would much rather be doing the videos.'

Arman, 18, who attended Mill Park Secondary College with Max, said: 'I want to do bomb pranks for a living.'






The brothers revealed that they tried to make amends after the 'drive by shooting' video and gave the little girl some sweets
The brothers launched their Facebook group in July 2015 and were first seen donning white robes and beards for a video later that month which attracted more than 55,000 views.
One of their 'extreme' bomb prank videos sees black bag thrown over a locked toilet cubicle – prompting a man to run out with his trousers round his legs.
They even claimed that Arman was shot during filming for a suicide bombing prank and later posted pictures of him 'recovering in hospital'.
'It's been a hard 2 weeks filming without you little Jalal, as soon as that bullet wound heals we'll continue to do what we do best (Bomb Pranks). Get well soon,' they captioned the pictures.
The 'comedians' came under fire once again on Tuesday with a video that showed them firing a gun at a little girl while she was standing at a phone box with a father.
But they defended themselves, saying that the little girl popped out of the shop at the last second and the driver was 'unaware'.
'When we initially spotted them the man was on the phone and she was inside the shop, but then she popped out at the last second,' Max told Daily Mail Australia.
'She was a little bit shaken, but not for long, we did our best to make sure she was smiling and laughing again. We did feel pretty bad about it.'



After the white 4WD drives away, both men can be seen running for their lives from the scene


The brothers also sparked outrage with a video in January which showed them running up behind a woman, tossing a garbage bag over her head and bundling her into a van.


In the video, the brothers teamed up with up with Shammi – another controversial prankster who came under fire for his cruel pranks againts his girlfriend Sarah Reay-Young.

While Shammi was on a date with his girlfriend, the brothers ambushed her and staged the public kidnapping as she screamed out for help.

But the comedian has now spoken out, saying he believes the trio are becoming 'too extreme'.

'My girlfriend wasn't impressed at all, she was pretty upset at the time and I think we may have taken it a bit too far,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'When she watched it back she felt better about it all. She didn't know anything about it before it happened, I told her we were going to get lunch.



The three men can all be seen sprinting from the scene after hearing multiple gun shots


'It was all over in about five seconds, but she wasn't impressed. Even though she's prepared for pranks, you still wouldn't think about it straight away.

'I have watched their most recently video and I think they are getting really extreme now, personally I think it's going a bit too far.'

Leading lawyer David Galbally QC told 3AW Mornings that the brothers could be charged with assault.

'When you put somebody in terror and threaten them - whether it's a joke, or not - it's an assault.

'And if they are carrying imitation firearms, well, that's illegal also.'

A spokesman for Victoria Police said: 'We are aware of the video posted on social media.'

'Given the community and broader impact, Victoria Police condemns the behaviours exhibited in the video/s regardless of the intent in their manufacture.'



Shocked families and children can be seen watching the pranksters stage the public kidnapping (right) on a busy street

Jeremy Clarkson finally apologises for punching Irish Top Gear producer


Jeremy Clarkson apologises for punching Top Gear producer and calling him a 'lazy Irish ****' as presenter and the BBC pay out £100,000 in compensation
Clarkson punched producer during a row about a steak in Yorkshire hotel
Oisin Tymon launched a six-figure claim against presenter and the BBC for personal injury and racial discrimination
Today the star apologised and agreed to contribute to payout for victim
He was sacked from the BBC after the incident and now works for Amazon
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Jeremy Clarkson today officially apologised to the Top Gear producer he punched in a row about a steak after settling a six-figure claim for personal injury and racial discrimination.

Oisin Tymon launched the lawsuit against both Clarkson and the BBC after the presenter gave him a bloody lip in a fight which led to him being sacked from the motoring show.

Clarkson flew into a rage after being told he could not order a sirloin steak after a day of filming in March last year, calling Mr Tymon a 'lazy, Irish ****' during a confrontation at a hotel in North Yorkshire.

Today it emerged that the presenter and his former employers have agreed to pay out more than £100,000 to the sacked producer - in a move which will allow the BBC to dodge the embarrassment of a full tribunal hearing.



Colleagues: Mr Tymon (left) and Clarkson (right) pictured filming together in China in December 2011
Clarkson and BBC bosses had been set to give evidence in an open hearing which would have laid bare the internal working of the Corporation.
In an apology issued through Mr Tymon's lawyers Slater & Gordon today - nearly a year after the fight - Clarkson said: 'I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath.


'I want to reiterate that none of this was in any way his fault.
'I would also like to make it clear that the abuse he has suffered since the incident is unwarranted and I am sorry too that he has had to go through that.
'I am pleased that this matter is now resolved. Oisin was always a creatively exciting part of Top Gear and I wish him every success with his future projects.'



Sacked: Clarkson was fired by the BBC over the incident and co-stars James May, left, and Richard Hammon, right, both quit; they have now joined Amazon
CLARKSON'S FULL APOLOGY TO TOP GEAR PRODUCER HE PUNCHED AND CALLED A 'LAZY IRISH ****'
I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath.
I want to reiterate that none of this was in any way his fault.
I would also like to make it clear that the abuse he has suffered since the incident is unwarranted and I am sorry too that he has had to go through that.
I am pleased that this matter is now resolved. Oisin was always a creatively exciting part of Top Gear and I wish him every success with his future projects.
No details of the settlement were given, but it is understood to be in excess of £100,000. Clarkson and the BBC both contributed to the compensation fund.
The BBC sacked Clarkson, 55, from Top Gear following the outburst, and his co-presenters, James May and Richard Hammond, also left.
The star has tried to apologise to Mr Tymon several times before, and last June he tweeted that he was 'so sad and sorry it's ended like this' after his last Top Gear show with Hammond and May was aired.
He also called on online trolls to stop abusing the producer after a number of Clarkson fans called for Mr Tymon to be sacked and said that he had a 'punchable face'.
However, today's statement is the first time that Clarkson has issued a full, public apology to his victim over the incident.
Mr Tymon's lawyer, Paul Daniels, said: 'The action involving Mr Tymon has been concluded. Oisin is keen to put the matter behind him now that it has been brought to a close.
'Oisin greatly appreciates all of the support he has received, including from the BBC. He remains focused on the creative work he loves at the BBC.'


Replacements: Chris Evans is the new presenter of Top Gear alongside sidekick Matt LeBlanc
A spokesman for the BBC said: 'The action involving Mr Tymon and the BBC has been resolved.
'Oisin is a valued member of the BBC who behaved with huge integrity in dealing with the very difficult circumstances last year - a situation in which, as Tony Hall has stated, he was completely blameless.
'We are pleased that matters have now been resolved. Oisin has made an important contribution to the BBC in his 12 years with us, and we hope to see him continue to realise his potential in his role as a development executive.
'We believe Oisin has a very exciting future at the BBC.'
Clarkson, May and Hammond have signed up to launch a rival motoring show on Amazon's TV service, after they were replaced as Top Gear hosts by presenter Chris Evans and a host of sidekicks including Friends actor Matt LeBlanc.
The sacked star is currently believed to be filming his new show in the Caribbean.
ANATOMY OF OF A 'FRACAS': HOW A DRUNKEN ROW OVER A STEAK LED TO THE END OF A TV PHENOMENON AND A £100,000 PAYOUT FOR PRODUCER
The so-called Top Gear 'fracas' unfolded in March last year when Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May belatedly arrived at a luxury hotel following a drinking session.
The presenters were scheduled to arrive at Simonstone Hall Hotel in the Yorkshire Dales at 8pm after travelling by helicopter following a day of filming at the programme’s studios in Dunsfold, Surrey.
But the trio ignored the pre-arranged plan and kept the helicopter waiting as they went to a local pub close to the studio for two hours.



Scene: The 'fracas' occurred at Simonstone Hall Hotel in the Yorkshire Dales (pictured) following filming
They eventually arrived at the four-star hotel, where more than ten rooms were booked at a cost of £5,760, after 10pm.
Most of the production team had already gone to bed but Oisin Tymon stayed up to greet the group.
Fury because the chef’s left
After being told the hotel’s dinner service had ended and that the chef had gone home, the presenters were offered a cheese or meat platter, soup or a bar snack.
An irate Clarkson, who was said to have been drinking rosé wine, became incensed at the offer and ranted that it was ‘ridiculous there was nothing to eat’.
Perched at the hotel’s bar, he shouted: ‘He’s f****** gone’ as people tried to calm him down.
His co-stars and other guests looked on in disbelief as he began to vent his anger at Mr Tymon, who he blamed for not organising a hot supper.



The presenter used a multitude of expletives as he demanded a £21.95 8oz steak from the hotel’s menu.
He was eventually served a steak and peppercorn sandwich in a private room after the hotel’s general manager Robert Scott agreed to cook a late-night dinner for the trio of presenters.
Abuse... and a vicious attack
A small group of the Top Gear crew moved to a patio area located at the rear of the hotel, used by smokers and guests enjoying the stunning scenery.
The enraged presenter continued his verbal tirade towards the producer, using the ‘strongest expletives’ as he threatened to sack him over the supposed mistake.
After allegedly calling the producer a ‘lazy Irish ****’, Clarkson launched an extraordinary attack on Mr Tymon. During the sustained outburst, he punched the producer, leaving him with a split lip and blood running down his face.
Despite being assaulted for 30 seconds Mr Tymon did not retaliate and the attack was only stopped when a witness intervened.
The outbursts continue
Clarkson returned to the hotel where he continued his loud and aggressive rant over a sustained period.
He continued to direct his derogatory insults at Mr Tymon, before aiming his vitriol at other members of the Top Gear crew who had joined the group.
His frequent outbursts – said to have lasted 40 minutes from start to finish - were so loud that guests in one of the hotel’s bedrooms and in an adjoining dining room could hear the stream of abuse.
The victim made a 70-minute journey to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, where he received treatment for a swollen lip and dizziness.
Attempts to apologise
Clarkson made numerous attempts to apologise to Mr Tymon, who was convinced he had lost his job, both in person and by text message and email.
When the crew left the hotel three days later Clarkson told one member of staff: ‘It’s been really pleasant, apart from the obvious.’
Production coordinator Emma Lawrence wrote in the hotel’s guestbook that the team had had a ‘wonderful, friendly and extremely accommodating stay’.
Clarkson eventually referred himself to BBC management.


'Beautiful little boy', three, dies when fireplace falls on him in the family home


'Beautiful little boy', three, dies when fireplace falls on him in the family home
Three-year-old boy has died after a fireplace fell on him in the family home
Investigation launched to establish exactly how tragic accident happened
Friends and neighbours left floral tributes outside the Gateshead property
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding boy's death
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A three-year-old boy has died after a fireplace fell on him in the family home.

He was taken to hospital following the tragic accident at a property in Gateshead on Monday but could not be saved. An investigation has now been launched to establish exactly how it happened.

Yesterday floral tributes were left outside the family home as one neighbour told of the moment the toddler's mother called for help.


Tributes have been left outside the family home where a three-year-old boy died after a fireplace fell on him
Kevin Mitchinson, who waited with her until the ambulance arrived, said: 'His mum came running into my house crying saying that the fireplace had fallen.
'It was terrible, I waited with her until the ambulance arrived.


'They are a lovely, quiet family, it's hard to accept what has happened. All our thoughts are with them.'

Fellow neighbour Joseph Jackson said: 'It's nice to see the flowers, to know that they have support.

'It's horrible to think of something like this happening.'

Simon Michaels added: 'It's hard to believe something like this has happened, it's heartbreaking. Life is so unfair.'


The toddler was taken to hospital following the tragic accident at a property in Gateshead on Monday but could not be saved. A message outside the home read: 'Baby Jack, we still can't believe your gone [sic]'
Reverend Claire Cullingworth, of nearby St Alban's Church, told the Newcastle Chronicle: 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I heard about it via Facebook. It's just unimaginable.
'As a parent with my own kids, my heart goes out to them. It's just horrible.'
Police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
A spokesman added: 'There is no third party involvement. A report is being prepared for the coroner.'
Officers and paramedics were called to the home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, at around 4pm on Monday.
The boy was taken to the town's Queen Elizabeth Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.


Mystery over Scottish rock carving found 5,500 miles away in China: Eight-foot rock with name of historic whisky distillery chiselled into it is found on Chinese building site


Mystery over Scottish rock carving found 5,500 miles away in China: Eight-foot rock with name of historic whisky distillery chiselled into it is found on Chinese building site
Discovery made during recent work on resort at Moganshan near Shanghai
Rock was engraved with word 'Glenturret' - a distillery in Crieff, Perthshire
Developers know property used to belong to a Scottish missionary doctot
But they remain puzzled about connection to Glenturret, 5,500 miles away
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Mystery surrounds the discover by construction workers in China of a giant piece of rock engraved with the word Glenturret - the name of a Scottish whisky distillery 5,500 miles away.
The discovery came during a recent excavation for a resort at Moganshan, a holiday destination in China two hours from Shanghai.
Developers of the Chinese resort and staff at the historic Glenturret distillery in Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland, remain baffled over the link between the two sites.



Mystery surrounds the discover by construction workers in China of a giant piece of rock engraved with the word Glenturret - the name of a Scottish whisky distillery 5,500 miles away
One avenue of investigation has emerged after it was revealed some of the China property used to belong to Dr. Duncan Main, a Scottish missionary doctor who dedicated 45 years of his life to working in China in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
But developers are still puzzled about the connection to Glenturret.
Staff at the distillery are baffled too and called on the public to help them solve the last pieces of an intriguing mystery, one that gives a new twist to UK-China trade relations.


Grant Horsfield, founder of 'naked Retreats', which operates a luxury eco-resort in the area and is working on opening more properties, said: 'We know Dr. Duncan Main, one of the most famous missionaries in China at the time, had a castle on the property and that it was used as a summer retreat by him and his hospital staff.

'It was built in 1910 as a sanitorium and known simply as £1 Moganshan. We also know it passed into the hands of the government of Zhejiang for a short time during China's nationalisation and then was handed back to Dr. Main's son, S. Duncan Main.


Mystery surrounds the discover by construction workers in China of a giant piece of rock engraved with the word Glenturret - the name of a Scottish whisky distillery 5,500 miles away
One avenue of investigation has emerged after it was revealed some of the China property used to belong to Dr. Duncan Main, a Scottish missionary doctor who dedicated 45 years of his life to working in China in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
But developers are still puzzled about the connection to Glenturret.
Staff at the distillery are baffled too and called on the public to help them solve the last pieces of an intriguing mystery, one that gives a new twist to UK-China trade relations.



One avenue of investigation has emerged after it was revealed some of the China property used to belong to Dr. Duncan Main, a Scottish missionary doctor who dedicated 45 years of his life to working in China in the late 1800s and early 1900s

'We have yet to find a link between Dr. Main and our own region of Crieff, which is some distance away at the foot of the Scottish Highlands.

'We're wondering if perhaps Dr. Main was such a fan of his native drink that he was one of the first importers of Glenturret whisky to China. Another possibility is that the rock has uncovered a link not to Glenturret Distillery but to a British steamship called Glenturret that we also know existed.

'What is clear is that Glenturret made its mark, literally, halfway around the world. We'd love to have someone come forward to shed some more light on what is truly a fascinating story and a very colourful cast of characters.

'Otherwise, for us, it may not be so much the Year of the Monkey as the Year of the Whisky as we try to clear the whole mystery up.'


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