Motorcycling champion whose new wife died on honeymoon at luxury Dubai hotel is arrested for being drunk Sean Emmett was arrested at a police station and spent four days in a cellPolice said he smelt of alcohol but Mr Emmett, 43, said he was not drunk He was at the station to sign papers to organise release of his wife's bodyAbbie Emmett, 27, died after she fell from a balcony during their honeymoonMr Emmett is now facing jail and said he has been banned from leaving Dubai By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 10:25 GMT, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 11 March 2013 A former professional Grand Prix motorcyclist has been arrested in Dubai just weeks after his wife plunged to her death from a hotel room during their honeymoon. Abbie Emmett, 27, died just days after she had arrived in the United Arab Emirates with new husband Sean, 43, following their wedding in South Africa.
Survivor of triple shotgun killing breaks down as firearms expert shows inquest how easily weapon could be reloadedMichael Atherton texted partner offering to stay away to avoid confrontationLaura McGoldrick fled to safety by climbing through bathroom windowShe was comforted by family as gun used was shown during hearing . Firearms expert PC Mark Outhwaite opened a cardboard evidence box and produced the camouflaged shotgun – one of six weapons legally owned by Atherton – which was used to such devastating effect. As he showed the coroner Andrew Tweddle how it could be reloaded within moments, and with loud clicks ringing out in the hearing, Laura McGoldrick, who fled to safety by climbing through the bathroom window that night, wept and was comforted by her family.
'Sell me your house': Family's shock as Anthony Hopkins turns up at his childhood home in Port Talbot to makes a very tempting offerActor Sir Anthony Hopkins turned up unexpectedly at a small house in Port Talbot – his childhood home – and asked if he could look aroundThe film star and his wife Stella hinted to bemused residents Chris Trainor and his partner Carly Culver that they might buy the property By Ben Ellery PUBLISHED: 22:06 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:47 GMT, 6 January 2013 Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins stunned the new owner of the small Welsh house where he grew up when he dropped in for a cup of tea – and asked if he could buy the property. The star arrived at the semi-detached home in Port Talbot in a chauffeur-driven car with his wife and two bodyguards, and asked Chris Trainor and his partner Carly Culver if he could look around
Curse of the film bloat: Cinema owners in revolt against Hollywood as three-hour movies such as The Hobbit hit profits Cinemas can experience losses when screening longer film four times a dayThey could otherwise be showing a normal 90-minute film on six occasionsNational Association of Theatre Owners commissions report into problemMeanwhile C4 is blasted for advert over Lord of the Rings ending last night | UPDATED: 16:42 GMT, 30 December 2012 While those watching The Hobbit might have felt they got their money’s worth when it came down to the film’s three-hour length, cinemas showing the blockbuster were left feeling a little hard done by. Now U.S
Driver with insect phobia says wasp in his car was behind fatal crash that left pensioner deadRichard Knight, 28, swerved his car because he 'didn't want to get stung'Smashed into Anne Bater's car at 70mph on the M3 in BasingstokeHanded 18-month ban after magistrates reject his 'special application' | UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 A driver who caused a motorway smash which killed a pensioner has been banned from the roads after he said he had been distracted by a wasp. Richard Knight, 28, told a court his 'phobia' of the insects caused him to swerve across a lane at 70mph on the M3 because he 'didn't want to be stung'. But magistrates rejected his excuse and handed him an 18-month driving ban.
‘Simon Cowell would not be impressed’: Cringeworthy Christmas crime song fails to hit the right note Bedfordshire Police has recorded its own version of the Slade festive classic Merry Christmas EverybodyBut not everyone is impressed with their musical effort with one Facebook user describing it as 'tragic' | UPDATED: 12:42 GMT, 24 December 2012 They may be more accustomed to patrolling the beat, but one police force has shown that it doesn’t have the X Factor when it comes to trying to sing along in time to it. Facebook users have slammed Bedfordshire Police’s ‘tragic’ cover version of Slade’s 1973 anthem Merry Christmas Everybody – the not very catchily named ‘Christmas Crime Reduction’. The force had hoped that the song would offer residents winter crime advice but it is unlikely to trouble the frontrunners for the number one spot over the festive period.
The ex-hippy who's made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines (and swapped his battered camper van home for a 2.8m 18th-century fort) | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 10 December 2012 The large rectangular window in Doreen White’s living-room frames such a timeless East Anglian scene that she sometimes feels she’s gazing out at a landscape painting by Constable. As winter descends, its beauty is stark and sparing
Desperate lorry driver clings to van roof in his underpants to stop thieves stealing his cargo… and clings on for a mile | UPDATED: 18:59 GMT, 9 December 2012 A desperate truck driver clung to the roof of a van for a mile in his underwear after two thieves raided his lorry, which was parked in a Paris street.
Elderly woman, 84, collapses and dies minutes after gang of teenagers pelt her home with stones Joyce Moulson was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead soon after arrival PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 Tragic: Bradford grandmother Joyce Moulson was described as 'an absolutely lovely woman' Four schoolboys were last night arrested for the manslaughter of an 84-year-old widow who collapsed and died minutes after yobs had hurled stones and broken a window at her house. Joyce Moulson had been plagued by anti-social youths hanging around on the street outside her home. Mrs Moulson, from Bradford, fell ill at home ten minutes after a window pane on her door had been smashed at her terraced home early on Tuesday evening.