😠😷🙁 This is the moment Texas senator Ted Cruz stormed out of an interview after being asked why school mass shootings 'only happen in America' during a vigil for victims of the Robb Elementary School massacre. Cruz had joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott to be with hundreds of tearful relatives and friends mourning loved ones killed in the shooting, which is the worst school massacre since Sandy Hook in 2012. Nineteen children and two of their teachers at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas, were murdered on Tuesday by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos using two AR-15-style rifles. Ramos had bought the guns and 375 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition legally a week before, just days after his 18th birthday. When asked why American exceptionalism is 'so awful', Cruz said: 'You know, I'm sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful. You've got your political agenda. God love you.' After repeatedly being asked 'You can't answer that' by the British journalist, Cruz turned and said: 'Why is it that people come from all over the world to America? Because it's the freest, most prosperous, safest country on Earth. And stop being a propagandist.' The Texas senator then stormed out of the interview at the vigil being held by relatives and friends of those killed in the massacre on Tuesday.
Rishi is FINALLY set to announce £10bn cost-of-living package with hundreds of pounds off bills for EVERY household as he U-turns on imposing a windfall tax on surging energy firm profits
😠😷🙁 Rishi Sunak is announcing a new package of help for struggling families after watchdogs warned that the Ukraine crisis means energy costs are set to soar again this Autumn - by more than 40 per cent. The move comes after the government performed an extraordinary U-turn on imposing a windfall tax on the surging profits of oil and gas firms, following weeks of wrangling in Cabinet. Ministers are also eager to move on from the Partygate scandal, after Sue Gray's report demanded Boris Johnson took responsibility for his staff boozing, vomiting and fighting in Downing Street when the rest of the country was under brutal lockdown restrictions. The proceeds will be used to turn the existing £200 per household state loan for energy bills - due to be paid back over the next four years - into a permanent grant. The value could also be doubled in a bid to take the edge off the misery of spiking inflation for 27million homes. Billions of pounds of assistance could also be targeted at the most vulnerable in society, with a major increase in the Warm Home Discount Scheme being mooted. That is currently worth £150 to three million low-income households, but could be hiked to £500.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'WILL join the Queen at St Paul's Thanksgiving service for the biggest Royal gathering since their wedding and Andrew will be there too'
😠😷🙁 The LA-based couple will honour the monarch's seven decades on the throne at the special service on Friday, June 3, alongside Her Majesty's children, grandchildren and her older great-grandchildren. Prince Andrew will also make a rare public appearance for the first time since his father Prince Philip's memorial service in March, The Telegraph reports , where he was brought in from the cold to support his mother as she walked in and out of Westminster Abbey. He is said to be visiting his mother daily at Windsor since he settled the multi-million dollar case brought against him by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's sex slaves. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of York will not be joining other royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the Trooping the Colour that kicks off the Queen's platinum jubilee celebrations next Thursday. Only senior serving royals such as Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince William are invited. 24 hours later the eyes of the world will be on the Sussexes at St Paul's, because it will be the first time the couple will be surrounded by such a large number of royals since their wedding at St George's Windsor in 2018. Harry has hardly seen his father and brother since they emigrated to California, and Meghan has not seen them at all, as a feud has strained their relationships. Since quitting as frontline royals, they have used Oprah and US TV news stations to fire transatlantic potshots at the Royal Family, including claims one senior member was racist and that Buckingham Palace aides ignored Meghan when she was suicidal while pregnant. Harry also accused Prince Charles of cutting him off financially and royal experts claim he 'can't stand' his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. The Queen's presence is expected but a decision may be left to the 11th hour due to her ongoing mobility issues.
Ricky Gervais hits back at critics over 'transphobic' Netflix routine - insisting most people only get offended when they 'mistake the subject' of his gags
😠😷🙁 Ricky Gervais's jokes were described as 'dangerous' material by an American LGBT rights group, while Stonewall accused him of 'making fun of trans people' in his new 'SuperNature' Netflix special. The comic, 60, who has been embroiled in controversy throughout his career, wastes no time singling out the 'virtue-signalling' and 'dominant mobs' who are quick to criticise just to 'bring people down to raise their own status'. But his jokes were later described as 'dangerous' material by an American LGBT rights group, while Stonewall accused him of 'making fun of trans people'. In response, Gervais told The Spectator: 'My target wasn't trans folk, but trans activist ideology. I've always confronted dogma that oppresses people and limits freedom of expression.'
Transgender male who was born female and 'had sex with three women using specially-made prosthetic penis in the dark after meeting them on Plenty of Fish' is convicted of assault
😠😷🙁 Tarjit Singh, 32 (left), who was born a biological female named Hannah Walters, assaulted the victims between June 2010 and March 2016. Singh would keep clothing on and have sex with the women with the strap-on phallus when the lights were turned off. When the victims began to ask questions, Singh became abusive and manipulative. Following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court (right), Singh was convicted of three counts of assault by penetration, six counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and one count of making a threat to kill. One victim said: 'He looked like a guy, he acted like a guy.' The victim only found out that the defendant was not a man after finding his strap-on prosthetic penis some months into their relationship. She told police officers that she felt 'so stupid' that she had fallen for such lies.
Ambulances are approaching 'Titanic moment' that could see them stop responding to 999 calls 'within WEEKS' as staff are overwhelmed, service chief warns
😠😷🙁 Mark Docherty of West Midlands Ambulance Service (inset) said patients were 'dying every day' from avoidable causes created by ambulance delays and that he could not understand why NHS England and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were 'not all over' the issue. In an interview with the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Mr Docherty said rising numbers of people were waiting in the back of ambulances for 24 hours before being admitted to hospital, and that serious incidents have quadrupled in the past year, largely due to severe delays. He said the situation was now so serious that he is predicting the service will collapse in August. 'Around August 17 is the day I think it will all fail... I've been asked how I can be so specific, but that date is when a third of our resource (will be) lost to delays, and that will mean we just can't respond. Mathematically it will be a bit like a Titanic moment.'
Dame Deborah James makes secret rare trip out for champagne toast at Chelsea Flower Show stall to see the rose named after her - which is already breaking sales records
😠😷🙁 She has spoken of her pride at having a new rose named in her honour. And now Dame Deborah James has visited the stall selling the beautiful bloom, which is breaking sales records, on a special out-of-hours tour of the Chelsea Flower Show. The cancer campaigner, 40, and her husband Sebastien enjoyed a tour of the show gardens with TV presenter Sophie Raworth. The trio raised a champagne toast in the Great Pavilion to the Dame Deborah James Rose, which is expected to sell out in days. The Harkness Rose Company has 25,000 available on pre-order for delivery this autumn, and says 15,000 have already been taken. For every £16.99 rose sold, £2.50 is donated to Dame Deborah's Bowelbabe Fund to benefit Cancer Research UK, which has so far raised an incredible £6.5million.
Time to move on, pleads Boris: 'Sorry' PM issues a half-hearted Partygate apology after release of Sue Gray's account of debauched and drunken parties, telling MPs at 1922 Committee they have to 'stop talking' about the scandal as he faces new call to quit
😠😷🙁 Running the gauntlet of the Commons and a press conference, Boris Johnson said the government had 'learned our lesson' after the 'appalling' behaviour emerged. He said he personally was 'humbled' after being issued a fine for his birthday celebration in June 2020. But he also claimed that he had only been 'standing by my desk' for a 'short period' to get that penalty. Mr Johnson also denied lying to Parliament about the breaches, arguing that leaving dos were needed to keep up 'morale' while people were 'working hard' and he was 'proud' of the efforts of staff. He said the report had backed his view that such functions were 'work events' and attending them was 'part of my job'. Saying he wanted to 'move on' and focus on issues like Ukraine and the cost of living, the premier said: 'I take full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch.'
'The whole fleet's lit up like fairy lights': Moment slurring BBC radio star drunkenly waffles about George VI's naval review during LIVE broadcast that had to be CUT... as infamous 1937 clip resurfaces 85 years after King's Coronation
😠😷🙁 The pomp and pageantry of the 1937 Coronation Review of the Fleet saw 300 warships from Britain and other nations gathering at Spithead in Portsmouth before the King and Queen, as searchlights (top right) bathed the sky and floodlights lit up the vessels (bottom right). But the review is not remembered for the incredible tribute to the new King (inset). Instead it was the drunken radio broadcast of BBC commentator Thomas Woodrooffe (left) that Britons who tuned in around the country on the evening of May 20 were treated to. The infamous moment saw Lieutenant-Commander Woodrooffe drunkenly ramble for nearly four minutes before he was faded out by BBC colleagues. Lieutenant-Commander Woodrooffe, who had been set to spend 15 minutes commentating on the scene as the King inspected the Navy, instead told listeners: 'We have forgotten the Royal Review, we have forgotten the Royal Review, the whole thing is lit up by fairy lamps.' He went on to repeat several times that the fleet was 'lit up', before adding: 'We had a hundred, two hundred warships around us a second ago, and now they've gone, at a signal by the Morse code, at a signal by the fleet flagship which I'm in now, they've gone, they've disappeared.'
Equalities watchdog launches formal probe into Pontins over 'continued concerns' about racial discrimination against Gypsies and Travellers after it BANNED customers with 40 Irish surnames
😠😷🙁 The UK's equality watchdog has launched a probe into Pontins amid claims of racial discrimination against Gypsies and Travellers. Pontins was accused of banning customers with 40 common Irish surnames including Boyle, Doherty and Gallagher using a secret blacklist titled 'undesirable guests' to stop suspected Traveller families booking holidays at its parks. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission last year found that Pontins had breached discrimination law, and its parent company Britannia Jinky Jersey Limited signed a 12-month legally-binding agreement with the public body to prevent racial discrimination. But the watchdog decided to cancel the agreement in February following claims that Pontins had not taken 'required steps' to quash anti-Traveller discrimination. It has today launched a formal investigation into the holiday park firm to consider whether Pontins broke the Equality Act 2010. The probe is expected to last for months, the watchdog said.
That'll affect their no claims bonus! Driver leaves £250,000 211mph Ferrari supercar as a mangled wreck after head-on crash
😠😷🙁 Photographs released by the fire service show the badly-damaged Ferrari SF90 (pictured left and right) after it was involved in the crash on Hagley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands. The luxury motor - which can reach speeds of up to 211mph and was once dubbed the 'quickest car of the decade' by Motortrend - was discovered at the scene by emergency services on Wednesday night. The front end of the vehicle, which goes from 0-124mph in 6.7 seconds, was left a crumpled mess while bits of the car can also be seen strewn over the road. Nobody is believed to have been injured in the collision which happened at around 7.40pm. Haden Cross Fire Station shared the images on Twitter and wrote: 'RTC Hagley Road, Halesowen- White Watch attended. 'Please be careful when out and about.' One web user replied: 'Obviously too powerful for somebody to handle.' Another added: 'Looks nasty, how gutted would you be?? Hope everyone is ok.' A third wrote: 'That's gonna cost some serious money to put right. 'I'd be devastated, that car cost more than my house.'
Schoolgirl, seven, 'is left vomiting and traumatised after finding writhing MAGGOTS in Dairylea Lunchables snack her mother bought in Iceland'
😠😷🙁 Rachel Stone (pictured right with daughter Poppy) and her husband John Stone says their seven-year-old daughter Poppie discovered the creepy critters (pictured left) while tucking into a Dairylea ham and cheese Lunchables (pictured inset). Rachel, 39, and John, 44, had purchased the packaged snack from their local Iceland branch on Easter weekend and had given it to Poppy as they enjoyed a barbeque. But they became immediately concerned when they heard her scream, before telling them she had 'worms' in her food. After rushing over to their daughter, the pair, from Rhuddlan, north Wales, were horrified to find maggots in the container and crawling over the remaining slices of ham. The holiday let manager complained to Iceland and product manufacturer Mondelez International but claims both parties refused to accept responsibility for the issue. Despite this, Mondelez International have issued the customer with a £10 gift voucher but Rachel vows never to give her daughter their products again.
From stubbing out cigarettes forever to eating more nuts: The seven simple habits that can almost HALVE your risk of dementia (even if you're genetically predisposed to the condition!)
😠😷🙁 People who adhere to seven healthy habits could reduce their dementia risk by up to 48 per cent, even for those with a genetic risk, a study of nearly 12,000 Americans claims. Keeping active, eating better, exercise, not smoking and keeping cholesterol and blood sugar in check lowers the risk of getting dementia by up to 43 per cent. Known as the 'American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7' these habits had been linked to a lower risk of dementia previously. But now study author, Adrienne Tin of the University of Mississippi, said the new study, which followed almost 12,000 people for 30 years, showed the habits could also help ward off dementia for those with the highest genetic risk of dementia. 'The good news is that even for people who are at the highest genetic risk, living by this same healthier lifestyle are likely to have a lower risk of dementia,' she said.
The Platinum Jubilee gets its own emoji! Royals reveal new 'PJ the corgi' symbol to use on Twitter and Instagram posts celebrating the Queen's 70 years on the throne
😠😷🙁 The Royal Family today released a special corgi emoji called 'PJ' to help social media users mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week. The emoji will appear for anyone who tweets the hashtags #PlatinumJubilee, #HM70, #PlatinumPartyatthePalace, #PlatinumJubileePageant or #TheBigJubileeLunch. The @RoyalFamily Twitter account said it was 'hoping that as many of you as possible will use PJ to help celebrate the Jubilee here on Twitter'. Separately, the Royal Family's Instagram account has launched a series of stickers including a different version of 'PJ' who winks and has a dog collar saying '70'. Other stickers available from 'theroyalfamily' account include a guardsman and his horse enjoying a Jubilee tea, a crown, a popping bottle of champagne and bunting. Announcing the Twitter emoji today with one week to go until the celebrations begin, the @RoyalFamily account said: 'Meet PJ the corgi, our Jubilee emoji! PJ will appear whenever you use #PlatinumJubilee #HM70 #PlatinumPartyatthePalace #PlatinumJubileePageant or #TheBigJubileeLunch and we're hoping that as many of you as possible will use PJ to help celebrate the Jubilee here on Twitter.'
Katie Price faces FIVE YEARS in prison: Fans turn on reality star after she admits sending abusive texts - but she brushes off drama with Instagram post gushing about horses and her 'safe place' at mucky mansion
😠😷🙁 The former glamour model (left with Carl Woods yesterday) sent Kieran Hayler a message calling his new partner Michelle Penticost a 'gutter sl*g' in a message that read: 'Tell your c***ing whore piece of s*** girlfriend not to start on me.' Price, 44, admitted flouting the ban on her contacting Miss Penticost, in an extraordinary U-turn having previously denied it. At Lewes Crown Court yesterday, the reality TV star, a mother of five, pleaded guilty to breaching the restraining order on January 21 this year, as fans turned on her online and insisted she should be jailed 'for her own good' after multiple court appearances in recent years But hours after admitting she sent the 'vile and nasty' message, Katie hinted at her tumultuous day where she was warned she could go to prison. Sharing a picture from the stables (right), she called it her 'safe place', at her West Sussex home nicknamed 'mucky mansion' because it was in such a poor state. She said: 'Having my horses back at home is the best thing ever - my passion'
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Mother of Texas elementary school shooter claims her son, 18, was NOT a violent person but was a loner - as she keeps vigil at HER mother's side after he shot her in face at start of rampage
😠😷🙁 EXCLUSIVE: Adriana Reyes (pictured) said she was 'surprised' by Salvador Ramos opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde yesterday. She admitted her son was a loner who 'kept to himself and didn't have many friends' but shot down claims she had a toxic relationship with him. Ramos was shot dead after his shooting spree left 19 children and two teachers dead as well as his grandmother fighting for her life after he blasted her in the face. He had earlier bought two AR-15 assault rifles, bragged about them on social media and suggested he would commit an atrocity before the attack.