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Two people have died and a child has been seriously injured after a family were struck by a car. Five pedestrians, who are all related, were outside a multi-storey car park in Ramsgate, Kent, when they were hit by a black Alfa Romeo, police said. A man in his 40s and a young boy also sustained minor injuries.
An Australian fishing boat sailing in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, spotted a large container of unknown origin floating in the water on August 4.In footage recorded by Bruce Davey, the container can be seen bobbing up and down in the water. “Holy shiver me timbers,” he can be heard saying at one point, as the crew grabs a closer look.Northern Territory Infrastructure, Planning, and Logistics issued a marine navigation warning on Facebook on August 5, urging nearby vessels to “proceed with caution” around the “large floating container”.The area is a “hotspot for debris,” according to a spokesperson for the Australian Marine Conservation Society.Davey and the crew of his ship, named Wildcard, spotted the object as they were fishing for mackerel off Groote Eylandt, in the Northern Territory. A member dived into the water for a closer inspection. However, Davey said they were unable to open a hatch on the object.In the video, a female member of the crew can be heard saying that they were lucky “it wasn’t nighttime, we would have smashed into it.”The container, estimated to be of “about five meters by three meters by four meters” by Davey, was too large for the fishing boat to tow to safety.A Northern Territory Marine Safety statement noted though that the Wildcard crew had placed a marker buoy on the container to improve visibility for mariners.Storyful contacted Northern Territory Marine Safety for an update on the container, but no further comment was available at the time of writing. Credit: Bruce Davey via Storyful
Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics, has been defeated in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades
<p>A retired bank worker is the last person living on 'Britain's loneliest street' which is all due to be knocked down - but he's refusing to move.</p><p>Nick Wisniewski, 66, has no neighbours living beside him in 128 flats after the last of around 200 residents moved out in December.</p><p>The eight blocks of flats and other homes on Stanhope Place are all scheduled for demolition.</p><p>But Nick refuses to leave - despite the council's attempts to buy him out.</p><p>Nick says council officials have offered him £35,000 plus two years' rent somewhere else if he moves.</p><p>They want to flatten Stanhope Place, in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, and redevelop the area - but he is refusing to go.</p><p>He said the area made up of eight blocks used to be buzzing with 200 people.</p><p>But it now lies abandoned and overgrown with empty properties boarded up.</p><p>Nick claims North Lanarkshire Council's offer would not be enough to buy somewhere else.</p><p>Retired TSB bank worker Nick said he is not in a position to buy anywhere else and is too old to get a mortgage. </p><p>Nick said: “The last person left in December, it’s like a ghost town now.</p><p>"It’s so quiet and strange being the only person living here. </p><p>“I’m used to it now, but it can get lonely, there is no one to speak to.</p><p>“There are eight blocks each with 16 flats in them - there used to roughly be 200 people here and you would struggle to get a parking space.</p><p>“Now I am the only one left.”</p><p>Nick bought his flat in 2017 under the Right to Buy scheme which helped council tenants buy their homes at a discounted price.</p><p>Council chiefs offered Nick alternative accommodation in a terraced house for two years rent free which he turned down.</p><p>He said he is worried he doesn’t know where he will end up living – but doesn’t want to leave his home. </p><p>Nick, who retired last year, said: “When people left they just dumped old cookers, mattresses, washing machine outside, it was a mess.</p><p>“The council just left the flats lying empty after people moved out.</p><p>“There is no security and people could get into the empty flats and lots of windows have been broken.</p><p>“Thankfully I haven’t had any trouble.</p><p>“The grass is badly overgrown, it’s ridiculous.</p><p>“I think the council are leaving it unkept to annoy me or in the hope I get fed up and leave.</p><p>“They offered me £35,000 for my flat and two years' rent free somewhere else.</p><p>“But I am not prepared to start paying rent again and £35,000 is not enough to buy somewhere new.</p><p>“You’re talking £80,000 to £100,000 to get somewhere new.</p><p>“I’m worried that I don’t know where I am going to end up living.</p><p>“I didn’t work all my life to have my home taken from me when I am too old to get a mortgage on something else.</p><p>“It would be so hard to leave my home."</p><p>A spokesperson for North Lanarkshire Council said: “We fully understand this is a sensitive issue and are working closely with the resident. </p><p>"It would not be appropriate to discuss the specific financial details, but we are working in accordance with our policies to ensure the resident receives a fair deal and to support him so that he finds suitable alternative accommodation.”</p>
Stunning timelapse footage captured the glowing Sturgeon Moon as it rose over San Francisco on the evening of Thursday, August 11.Photographer Shreenivasan Manievannan captured the lunar event. Manievannan’s footage shows the supermoon rise behind the Transamerica Pyramid building.NASA said the moon appeared full for about three days, from Wednesday morning through Saturday morning Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan via Storyful
A PARTNERSHIP between Wiltshire Community Foundation and Wessex Water has resulted in more than £19,000-worth of funding for 15 projects aimed at improving the environment.
Volodymyr Zelensky has said the war in Ukraine must end with the liberation of Crimea. In his evening address on Tuesday (9 August), the Ukrainian president said Russia has turned the peninsula into “one of the most dangerous places in Europe” when it was formally one of the “best”. “Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give it up,” Mr Zelensky said.
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A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of Jobari Gooden in Peckham.
Two people have been killed and a child seriously injured after a car hit five members of the same family in Ramsgate, Kent. Police said a black Alfa Romeo was involved in a collision with five pedestrians, all members of the same family. A girl of primary school age also suffered serious injuries, Kent Police said.
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