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Becky Watts: brother of murdered teen says he has ‘lost faith in humanity’

Police involved in the search for missing Becky Watts (Steve Parsons/PA). Meanwhile friends and well wishers continued to leave floral tributes close to the property in Barton Court, in the Barton Hill area of Bristol, where the teenagers’ remains were [Read More]

Sherlock's Best One-Liners For Every Occasion, Courtesy Of Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss And Steven Moffat

Ever find yourself stuck for a witty quip? Silent when a bon mot is required? Speechless in a social setting?

Fear not, because we’ve put together the best one-liners, courtesy of the wit of writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, together with the faultless delivery of one Mr Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, suitable for any and every occasion. Weddings, family gatherings, crime scenes… he’s got it all covered, so read on, safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be caught short again…


Benedict Cumberbatch in mega fanbase-winning form as Sherlock Holmes

Dealing with a cerebrally inferior colleague, not making them feel bad about themselves…

“Anderson, don’t talk out loud. You lower the IQ of the whole street.”



The subtle art of putting a prospective new housemate at ease…
John: Is that it?
Sherlock: Is that what?
John: We’ve only just met, and we’re going to go and look at a flat?
Sherlock: Problem?
John: We don’t know a thing about each other. I don’t know where we’re meeting, I don’t even know your name.
Sherlock: I know you’re an Army doctor, and you’ve been invalided home from Afghanistan. You’ve got a brother worried about you, but you won’t go to him for help, because you don’t approve of him, possibly because he’s an alcoholic, more likely because he recently walked out on his wife, and I know your therapist thinks your limp’s psychosomatic, quite correctly, I’m afraid. That’s enough to be going on with, don’t you think ? The name is Sherlock Holmes, and the address is 221B baker street. Afternoon.




Watson and Mrs Hudson can rest easy that they’re in safe, socially adept hands

Encouraging others to help join in solving the crime…

“C’mon! Where is her case? Did she eat it?”



Being humble…

I dislike being outnumbered. It makes for too much stupid in the room.



Making a job application to the UN…

Mrs. Hudson’s been attacked by an American. I’m restoring balance to the universe.



Reassuring the chief detective of a case that you know exactly what’s going on…

Lestrade: Why is he doing this, the bomber? If this woman’s death was suspicious why point it out?
Sherlock: Good Samaritan.
Lestrade: Who press-gangs suicide bombers?
Sherlock: Bad Samaritan.



Putting to bed once and for all the timeless fears of young children…

“People don’t really go to heaven when they die. They’re taken to a special room and burned.”



Being introduced to the in-laws…

“Dear God. What is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring.”




On the end of some of Sherlock’s most withering put-downs, Mr Watson (Martin Freeman)

Some universal fashion advice…

Harry: You look taller in your photographs.
Sherlock: Take the precaution of a good coat and a short friend.



Welcoming words for the ex of your best friend’s new wife…

“I think from now on we’ll downgrade you to casual acquaintance, no more than three planned social encounters a year and always in John’s presence. I have your contact details I will be be monitoring.” -Sherlock Holmes to Mary’s ex, David



For when someone else is making YOU feel cerebrally inferior, or at least uninformed…

“Oh! You meant “Spectacularly ignorant” in a nice way. Look, it doesn’t matter to me who’s Prime Minister, or who’s sleeping with who–
John Watson: [muttering] Or that the earth goes around the sun.
Sherlock: Oh God, that again! It’s not important!”



Reassuring a colleague again…

“I’m not a psychopath, Anderson. I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.”



Assuaging the concerns of the law…

“Oh, no, no, no, we’re fine. No, it’s the burglar, he’s got himself rather badly injured. He fell out of a window.”



For that moment when someone’s about to get poetic/romantic…

“Sentiment is a chemical defect found on the losing side.”




The years have seen Sherlock having to adapt to changing circumstances… sort of

Finding the joy in any occasion…

“Four serial suicides and now a note! It’s Christmas!”



Dealing with that awkward moment of some unwanted romantic attention…
Molly: I was wondering if you’d like to have coffee?
Sherlock: Black, two sugars please. I’ll be upstairs.
[Sherlock leaves the room]
Molly Hooper: …Okay.



Finding your inner sang froid for the most threatening of occasions…

“Oh, please, killing me? That’s so two years ago.”



Boosting (the same) colleague’s confidence…

“Shut up everybody, shut up! Don’t move, don’t speak, don’t breathe, I’m trying to think. Anderson, face the other way, you’re putting me off.”



Meeting the neighbours for the first time…

“The name is Sherlock Holmes and the address is 221B Baker Street.”



Meeting the neighbours for the second time…

“Mrs. Hudson took my skull.”



How to make everyone go ahhh, just when they least expect it…

“The point I’m trying to make is that I am the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant and all-round obnoxious arsehole that anyone could possibly have the misfortune to meet. I am dismissive of the virtuous, unaware of the beautiful and uncomprehending in the face of the happy. So, if I didn’t understand I was being asked to be best man, it is because I never expected to be anybody’s best friend.”



Showing a surprising bit of self-awareness…

“Well, you’re hardly going to need me around now that you have a real baby on the way.”




On a final footnote, we should acknowledge that sometimes, just occasionally, sorry Sherlock, but someone else says it best…


“Sherlock Holmes is a great man, and I think one day — if we’re very, very lucky — he might even be a good one.” -Greg Lestrade

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Derby car supermarket business Motorpoint featured in TV programme

A CAR supermarket business based in Derby has been featured in a new TV show that looks at consumers’ appetite for bargains. Motorpoint was among the companies featured in the first episode of the Bargain Fever Britain documentary on ITV1 last night. [Read More]

Becky Watts: Body parts found in hunt for missing Bristol teenager

Police searches in the hunt for Becky Watts. Mr Courtiour appealed for anyone who might have information to come forward immediately. “Someone out there might have vital information which could help us find Becky. “This morning, we published an appeal … [Read More]

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

This article titled “The Buried Giant review – Kazuo Ishiguro ventures into Tolkien territory” was written by Tom Holland, for The Guardian on Wednesday 4th March 2015 09.00 UTC

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Police search for missing 20-year-old man from Milton Keynes

Police search for missing 20-year-old man from Milton Keynes

A 20-year-old man has gone missing man from Milton Keynes and police are appealing for information to help find him.

Jacek Witkowski was last seen leaving his home in Bletchley, Milton Keynes on Monday (02/03). He has not been seen since.

Jacek is white, 5ft 9ins,  slim, and with short brown hair. It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing. He has links to London.

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Gay, bisexual and transgender foster parents and adopters step forward

LGBT couples are more willing to adopt harder-to-place children

Related: Adoption and fostering: Finding homes for ‘hard to place’ children

When word got out locally, back in the late 1980s, that Jo and her partner Liz were planning to adopt Lucy*, the little girl they had been fostering, it was not an easy time. “We had dog poo through our door, people saying it was shameful, that we shouldn’t be doing this,” Jo, now 60, remembers. And the adoption would not even have been on the cards had it not been for the fact that Lucy’s birth mother had proposed it to social services herself. “We’d previously been told there was no way we could adopt,” Jo says.

Related: The pros and cons of trans-racial adoption

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Three escape one car collision in Milton Keynes

Three escape one car collision in Milton Keynes

Three people escaped after a collision involving one car in Tilbrook, Milton Keynes on Monday afternoon (02/03).

The incident at 3.16pm happened on Bradbourne Drive and firefighters work to stop fuel entering a drain using an environmental pack.

A man, woman and a girl were released from the crashed car before they arrived.

One crew from Bletchley attended the scene.

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David Tennant's terminally ill father launches passionate campaign for the right to die

David Tennant's father, the Very Reverend Sandy McDonald, has come out in support of giving people at the end of their lives more agency over how they die. “What I do want is the right to a peaceful end to my life,” he said.




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Becky Watts’ family horrified at discovery of body parts

The family of the Bristol teenager Becky Watts have expressed horror at the brutality of her murder after body parts were found at a house almost two weeks after she vanished. Police were given more time on Tuesday to question a 28-year-old man and … [Read More]

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Homeless Mentally Ill Black Man Shot Dead By LAPD In Skid Row In Shocking Video
Los Angeles police officers were caught on camera fatally shooting a homeless man on Sunday.

The shocking video, posted to Facebook, shows six police officers involved in an altercation with a man reportedly named “Africa”. A taser was used before five shots were fired.

One officer can be heard shouting unintelligible statements about a gun and representatives of the LAPD claim Africa reached for one police officer’s weapon before being fired upon by two officers and a sergeant.



No weapon was found at the scene, but Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Andrew Smith said: "It’s clear there was a struggle for the officer’s gun".

Smith is one of a number of officers assessing the harrowing footage in an attempt to ascertain what happened.

He added: “At some point in there, a struggle over one of the officer’s weapons occurred. At that point an officer-involved shooting happened.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.


Police attempt to subdue angry onlookers in the aftermath of the man’s death

The LAPD and the local police commission will be investigating the use of force in the situation.

“Of course, I would encourage people not to rush to judgment. It’s not fair to anybody,” Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said.

“It’s not fair to the family of the victim or the victim or the officers. We’ll find out what happened.”

According to the LA Times, there have been 12 fatal officer-involved shootings in the city since 2000.


A protester writes a chalk message on the sidewalk near the site where Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, was shot and killed by two LAPD officers in August 2014

Eyewitnesses claim Africa was unarmed throughout the altercation, which occurred after police supposedly responded to a robbery in the area.

"That man never was a threat," said Lonnie Franklin, 53, who said he was across the street when the shooting occurred. “The amount of officers present at the time could have subdued him.”

Jose Gil, 38, reports hearing someone say “he’s got my gun” before the shots were fired.

Larry Jackson said: "I heard one shot and I looked over across the street and I see three more shots being fired at the guy who was laying down on the ground. Instead of handcuffing the guy, they straight out shot him."


Tents line the streets of Skid Row

A recent court order allows people to sleep in tents on the streets of Skid Row providing they dismantle the tents during the daylight hours.

One witness, Yolanda Young, told CBS2 that the altercation between officers and the deceased occurred after an argument in a tent.

"Next thing I know, dude swung on a cop and the cop swung back," she said.

“And they were hitting on him and then two other cop cars pulled up and they got out of the car and ran over there, and they had three tasers out.”



Police Sgt. Barry Montgomery claims Africa was the suspect in the robbery they were responding to.

"Upon their arrival, [officers] made contact with the suspect and during that contact an altercation occurred."

Africa had spent 10 years in a mental hospital before settling in Skid Row a few months before he was fatally shot, according to a neighbour.

The LAPD investigation into possible use of excessive force continues.

An officer involved shooting occurred today when #LAPD Officers responded to a radio call of a robbery in @LAPDCentralArea.

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ)

March 2, 2015



It’s important to #LAPD that the facts related to this and all officer involved shootings are shared with the community.

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ)

March 2, 2015



An #LAPD #PIO has been at scene of the investigation to answer questions as well as Commander Smith who has made himself available @LAPDHQ

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March 2, 2015



During the events of the radio call of a robbery, #lapd officers made contact with a suspect who immediately began fighting officers

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ)

March 2, 2015



#lapd officers attempted to use a #TASER to subdue suspect but suspect continued fighting and resisting. Suspect fell to the ground…

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ)

March 2, 2015



While on the ground,suspect and #lapd officers struggled over one of officer’s handgun at which point an officer involved shooting occurred

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March 2, 2015



We will continue to keep you updated on this investigation in an effort to continue to enhance transparency between the #LAPD and Community.

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March 2, 2015



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