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  • Labour support COLLAPSES in the North: Election poll shows voters REJECTING Corbyn

    11/08/2019 12:33:54 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 33 replies
    Express ^ | Carly Read
    BORIS Johnson has appeared to have achieved the impossible by taking back Labour heartlands as early general elections polls today revealed voting intentions for the north west of England have shifted to Tory paving the way for a landslide win thanks to support from the south and the Midlands. Pollster YouGov showed Labour support is collapsing in the north, with prominent industrial counties - some of which that have voted Labour for decades - Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside now jumping ship to Tory in a spectacular show of support for the Brexiteer Prime Minister. The poll shows...
  • The Battle of Brunanburh -- The Great Debate

    05/06/2012 8:18:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Wirral Learning Grid ^ | since 2004 | Prof Stephen Harding
    By 937 A.D. 35 years after the initial settlement, Wirral may have been the site of a huge battle between the Anglo Saxons coming from the South and Midlands and a combined army of Viking raiders coming from Dublin and their Scottish allies coming mainly from Strathclyde. No-one is quite sure where this battle took place, although the majority of experts favour Wirral. The main reason is that the contemporary record of the Battle -- the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle describes the battle having taking place (around Brunanburh) -- which happens to be the old name for Bromborough... The Chronicle also...
  • Blumenthal accused of sexual harassment by former intern [Linda Flores] (Update Comment #4)

    11/17/2017 11:47:28 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 105 replies
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  • Blumenthal’s office probing potential “bot” attack

    11/17/2017 2:22:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CT Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Ken Dixon
    As charges of sexual improprieties shake the landscape around entertainment and politics, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his staff on Friday were investigating what they believe is an attack by a web robot involving a woman who says she was harassed and assaulted when he was U.S. attorney nearly 40 years ago. “These allegations are completely and unequivocally false. We are looking into the origins of these untrue claims,” said Maria McElwain, Blumenthal’s communications director. Someone calling themselves Linda Flores of Cheshire claimed that Blumenthal assaulted her when she was a summer intern in 1979. Blumenthal went on to the...
  • CT Republicans nominate Jodi Rell for Governor; Alan Schlesinger endorsed for U.S. Senate run

    05/21/2006 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | May 21, 2006 | Ken Dixon
    The GOP, with 1,639 accredited delegates, adopted a pre-arranged slate of running mates for Rell, whom they hope will be able to take advantage of her soaring popularity in November. They never had a roll call vote, unlike Democrats in Hartford, who battled all afternoon over their gubernatorial candidates. Alan Schlesinger of Woodbridge, a former Derby mayor and state representative, won the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate on a voice vote after Rell's speech emptied the gym. Paul Streitz, a Darien businessman, dropped his bid for the nomination on an immigration-reform platform, but was given platform time in...
  • Ex-Derby mayor seeks GOP nod to challenge Lieberman

    04/18/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 18, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD -- A former mayor of the state's smallest city is thinking big and aiming high. Alan Schlesinger, a former two-term mayor of Derby and six-term state representative, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Schlesinger is running for the seat Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman has held for 18 years. He is not the only Republican interested in the party's nomination. Schlesinger's announcement Monday coincided with the filing deadline for federal income taxes in Connecticut. "What better day to announce than on 'Tax Day' because I am really concerned our hard-earned tax dollars are...
  • Runcorn dig uncovers medieval lion head: The head will be housed at Norton Priory Museum

    06/03/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 May 2011 | unattributed
    A bronze lion head dating from the 15th century has been found in Cheshire. The artefact, believed to have been a hat badge, is among 80 items discovered by archaeologists at a building site near Runcorn. Pottery dating back to the 13th century and footings of timber-framed houses have also been discovered at a site near Lodge Farm. Archaeologists believe the items would have been owned by people living in the medieval village of Norton. Jamie Quartermaine, from Oxford Archaeology North, who is leading the project, said: "This is almost the last surviving remains of the old medieval village...
  • Dr. Petit weighs in on (CT) death penalty vote

    04/04/2012 1:56:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    As Connecticut state senators gear up to vote on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill, Dr. William Petit said he believes that those who commit the most heinous crimes should be given the ultimate punishment. "We believe in the death penalty. It's the only just punishment. What about the forgotten people, people tortured? They have no voice," said Petit whose wife and two daughters were murdered in their Cheshire home in 2007. ... In the hours before the afternoon Senate session, Democrats proposed an amendment establishing harsh prison conditions for inmates who would have been candidates for the death penalty...
  • Komisarjevsky Sentenced to Death

    01/27/2012 8:39:05 PM PST · by matt04 · 17 replies
    The man who killed three women in a 2007 Cheshire home invasion was sentenced to death on Friday and addressed the court before that sentence was handed down. Joshua Komisarjevsky will be joining Steven Hayes on death row for killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, in their Cheshire home in 2007. He is scheduled to be executed in July, pending appeals. "I will never find peace within. My life will be a continuation of the hurt I caused," Komisarjevsky said in court. "The clock is now ticking and I owe a debt I cannot repay."...
  • Komisarjevsky files motion for new trial

    01/12/2012 5:13:31 PM PST · by matt04 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    One of the men convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters during a home invasion in Cheshire in 2007 has filed a motion in court requesting a new trial. Joshua Komisarjevsky was convicted last year of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela. Dr. William Petit was the only survivor. Todd Bussert, one of the three attorneys for Komisarjevsky, says his client admits what he did in the home invasion murders but that trial was not fair. The main reason is because Komisarjevsky was denied a probable cause hearing on the amended criminal charges. Komisarjevsky...
  • Cheshire Police Officer Arrested on Dog Theft Allegation

    10/22/2011 7:55:16 PM PDT · by Immerito · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Naugatuck Patch ^ | October 14, 2011 | Ronald DeRosa
    A Cheshire police officer, who was a witness during the trial of convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky, and his wife were both arrested by Naugatuck police in connection to a dog-theft incident, police said. Thomas and Dawn Wright, both 39, of Naugatuck, turned themselves in to the borough police department on Wednesday after learning of a warrant charging them with stealing a dog, obstructing an animal control officer and fourth-degree larceny. According to Naugatuck police spokesman Lt. Robert Harrison, a complaint was lodged with police in September after a borough resident stumbled upon a photo of a black pug posted on...
  • Tameside castle was built to keep 'Scots from Cheshire'

    04/27/2011 6:25:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 April 2011 | unattributed
    Buckton Castle in Stalybridge by the Earl of Chester was built in the 1100s. It was occupied for less than 100 years during a time when the King of Scotland lay claim to Lancashire and Cumberland. The University of Salford's Brian Grimsditch said, due to the unrest, "local rulers like the Earl had to protect their lands". The university's Centre for Applied Archaeology conducted a three-year dig at the castle and have now concluded it was started to offer protection from Scottish expansion, though a change in political circumstances meant it was never finished. It was built by Ranulf II,...
  • Steven Hayes Guilty On 16 Of 17 Counts; Eligible For Death Penalty In Cheshire Home Invasion Case

    10/05/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 5, 2010 | ALAINE GRIFFIN and JOSH KOVNER
    NEW HAVEN — A jury has found career criminal Steven Hayes guilty of murder and other crimes, including some punishable by death, in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion that led to the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela.

    08/31/2009 4:09:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 68 replies · 3,625+ views
    self | 08/31/2009 | RaceBannon
    In Connecticut, we have about 13 separate Mini Tea Parties throughout the state, one each day of the week for Mon thru Saturday, some days have 2, some days have as many as 3 per day! Today in Cheshire, an Obama Health Care supporter drove by me and 62 other Patriots who were at the weekly Monday Tea Party in Cheshire, Connectuicut.
  • Station calls time on kissing (UK train station bans goodbye kisses because it holds up trains)

    02/16/2009 5:49:48 AM PST · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,875+ views
    The Manchester Evening News / Various ^ | February 16, 2009 | Dean Kirby
    Station calls time on kissingDean Kirby February 16, 2009 RAIL stations and romantic farewells go hand-in-hand. Tearful clinches as the train prepares to leave - immortalised by Trevord Howard and Celia Johnson in the classic film Brief Encounter - have always pulled at the heart-strings. But not at Warrington Bank Quay Station, it seems. A No Kissing sign has been put up at after concern that commuters were being delayed by passionate embraces. It is now prohibited to do nothing more than shake hands at the station taxi rank. If lovers insist on puckering-up, they now have to go...
  • Suspects in Cheshire home invasion charged with murder (CT - Petit case)

    08/07/2007 9:23:24 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 15 replies · 2,975+ views ^ | Aug. 7, 2007 | unattributed
    New Haven (WTNH) _ The two men accused in the murders of a Cheshire mother and her two daughters will be back in court September 18 for a probable cause hearing. Under heavy guard Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes were whisked into a New Haven Superior Court Tuesday morning to be arraigned on capital murder charges in the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters Hayley,17, and Michaela,11. They did not enter pleas and spoke only to yes or no questions. Komisarjevsky and Hayes, both convicted burglars with long criminal histories, were out on parole at the time of...
  • CT: Gun Sales Rise After Cheshire Home Invasion

    07/27/2007 9:30:36 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 93 replies · 5,631+ views
    WFSB-TV (Connecticut) ^ | 7/26/07 | n/a
    NEWINGTON, Conn. -- State gun sales have shot up in the days after the wife and two daughters of a prominent Connecticut physician were killed, according to a local gun shop owner. Scott Hoffman runs Hoffman's Gun Center on the Berlin Turnpike. In the past few days, following the triple homicide in Cheshire, Hoffman said that people have been rushing to his store to buy guns for themselves and their homes. "They're scared," he said. "They're scared for their own personal safety and their family's safety, their children's safety and they want a way to protect themselves." Hoffman said that...
  • UNFATHOMABLE (Connecticut home invasion robbery/murders)

    07/25/2007 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 151 replies · 9,628+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 24, 2007 | DAVE ALTIMARI, COLIN POITRAS, LYNNE TUOHY And DON STACOM | Courant Staff Writers
    A judge getting ready to send Joshua Komisarjevsky to prison in 2002 called him a "cold, calculating predator." Equipped with night-vision goggles and armed with a knife, he would slash his way through screens into houses around his hometown of Cheshire, stealing mostly electronic equipment and petty cash to pay for a drug habit. Steven Hayes had a record more noteworthy for its length than the severity of the crimes - decades of larcenies, burglaries and check forgeries. Hayes committed most of his crimes in the northwest corner, near his home in Winsted - far from Sorghum Mill Drive in...
  • Home invasion suspects had long rap sheets

    07/25/2007 10:43:29 AM PDT · by XR7 · 33 replies · 1,496+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/24/07
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Two men with long rap sheets were on parole when they broke into a doctor’s home, strangled his wife and killed the couple’s two daughters in a fire they set to cover their tracks, authorities said... Joshua Komisarjevsky, 26, of Cheshire, and Steven Hayes, 44, of Winsted...arraigned Tuesday on charges of assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, arson, larceny and risk of injury to children. Bail was set at $15 million each, which Judge Christina G. Dunnell said was warranted because of the men’s criminal histories. State officials are re-examining their policies after learning two convicted burglars...
  • For Suspect in 3 Deaths, Family Steeped in Prominence

    07/26/2007 7:05:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies · 1,166+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 26, 007 | ALISON LEIGH COWAN and STACEY STOWE
    STAMFORD, Conn., July 25 — His grandfather was a leading Russian theatrical director and the son of a princess. His grandmother was a pioneering modern dancer. His uncle retired three years ago as chief executive of a major public relations company. But this week, the family of Joshua Komisarjevsky was under a different sort of spotlight. On Tuesday, Mr. Komisarjevsky, 26, was charged with 13 felony counts, including kidnapping and sexual assault, in the brutal invasion of a home in Cheshire, only a few miles from his own house in the same town. By the time the ordeal was over,...